Sunday, June 24, 2007

a RAK thank you

stamps: Simply Said, Tagger's Dozen
inks: Cool Caribbean, Yo Yo Yellow marker, Marigold Morning, White Craft, Pumpkin Pie
cardstock: Cool Caribbean, cardstock vellum, card and brads from Colorbok
accessories: ribbon by Offray, paper piercer

Since I got the cute RAK (random act of kindness) from Kristi the other day, I made a thank you card. I bought the card as a starting board at Joann's from the $1 area they have. I never can resist colors that seem to match Stampin' Up's colors. It gets my mind spinning in the store and the merchandise is irresistible.
I also wanted to try a technique I had seen a while back on Michelle's blog a technique called Pergamano. I did a little piercing of a flower on some vellum and call it a technique. Her technique is a lot more involved, but it is a good start for a shortcut. The flowers in Simply Said seemed to fit the bill pretty good. I stamped on the vellum in white craft ink, pierced the holes, and colored the flower center with yellow on the opposite side.
Hope Kristi likes it!

a Fluffles RAK

I got RAKed yesterday. Love it-especially when it's not a bill. Fluffles are so cute. I got this masterpiece from Kristi. Her watercoloring is awesome. I don't think she blogs, however, or I would site her site.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

a popular book, I suppose...

A few of you have asked what book I referenced to in my last post. It is a Papercrafts "yearbook" that is a compilation of projects from Stamp It and Papercrafts magazine. I love it and use it often. It is dated 2005 and I'm sure they don't publish it anymore. If you "need" it, I hope you can find it!

Sunday, June 17, 2007

flip flop card

paper: Lasting Impressions, Pumpkin Pie
ink: Colorbox Chalk ink, Stampin' Write Journaler
accessories: silk flowers from Joann's, rhinestone brad, small rhinestones from K &Co., Stampin' Dimentionals
Another cute idea from Papercrafts magazine compilation book. I love the cute flip-flop and knew it would be a cute card for a pre-teen. I love the fact that it would fit into an A2 or quarterfold envie, but it seems too small. I am going to try to enlarge to fit in a #10 or business size envelope. I will definitely make a couple more of these. I put one of these together in less than 15 minutes! It might have taken me longer to pick out the paper.

Saturday, June 16, 2007

yes, I am back!

stamps: Delight in Life, Everyday Flexible Phrases
paper: Basic Grey Lilykate (Parasol), Certainly Celery, Ballet Blue, Lavender Lace, Whisper White, Barely Banana
inks: Close to Cocoa (dye and Pigment), Pumpkin Pie, Marigold Morning, Ballet Blue, Regal Rose, Lavender Lace, Certainly Celery
accessories: narrow organdy, Stampin' Dimentionals, clear embossing powder, aquapainters, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, sponges

I'm visiting for today since the baseball game today is later today and I have some breathing room! A friend requested a "I love you, Mom" card and this is what I came up with. I used a sketch from SCS #114 and chose my colors from the awesome and dependable Basic Grey line. 2 things I noted while making this card: I wish I had brown embossing powder (since I used brown ink and clear embossing powder for this one) and I found a new and easier way to clean my Aquapainters between colors. I swiped the brush right on in my stamp scrub pad. Wow! So much faster and neater than the way I did before which was to swipe it on my hand until the water was clear. Live and learn...

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

bub bye Roses in Winter...

stamps: Roses in Winter, Noteworthy, French Script, Print Pattern
paper: Cameo Coral, Very Vanilla, Basic Black
ink: Garden Green, Lavender Lace, Basic Black, Cameo Coral, Regal Rose, Barely Banana, Versamark, Certainly Celery, Colorbox Chalk ink in Charcoal and Rose Coral
accessories: May Arts ribbon, clear embossing powder from Stampendous!, heat gun

I am going to miss Roses in Winter and French Script when it retires. No, nope, I WON'T give them up. I stamped the rose with Barely Banana that was rock 'n rolled in Coral. Then, for the second layer, I stamped it with a second generation(or stamp off) of Coral. The top layer is Regal Rose. I really wanted to use the Cameo Coral tonight. Poor thing, so neglected. I did the leaves with Celery rocked with Garden Green.

I am real sorry that I haven't been blogging lately. The kids are making our days so busy! Baseball for 2 boys and soccer for one. We've been eating McDonald's WAY too much while on the run. My house is a mess and my craft table seems a little dusty. Hang in there with me! I really miss you all!