Saturday, January 28, 2012

I love purses!!!

I needed to make a card that wasn't a conventional square or rectangle. I also needed a card for a red and black swap. So I came up with this!
I used SU! DP called Love Letters. It is a beautiful combination of Riding Hood Red, Very Vanilla, and Black. This is also one of my first attempts at using the Sizzix rolled roses, but I think they turned out pretty well. Here's a close up
I totally enjoyed this creation! I hope you like it too!!! Here's another pic!!

Friday, January 6, 2012

First post of the new year!!!!

Hi all!! Today I made something that I had really been putting off making. It's a tag for Peg's swap on SCS. I've never made one of these large tags before and just wasn't sure what to do. So, I decided to play a little with some Tim Distress Ink pads. Never played with them before either, so I watched a few Youtube videos to get my mojo flowing. Here's the finished product.
I actually stamped the TH stamp pads Fired Brick and Weathered wood onto my ranger craft mat all over. Then misted the ink with water. Then I took my SU Paisley background stamp, stamped onto the ink then onto the tag. If you look closely you can see the paisley background. I used a Sixxix flourish die with Cherry Cobbler CS, punched out a heart from Vanilla CS and sponged with the same TH ink pads, then stamped Love from the SU! Love Matters set with some Momento Tuxedo Black. I used my snail adhesive for the flourish and pop dots for the heart. I also added some bling and a little white butterfly embellishment which is difficult to see. Then I added the Cherry Cobbler seam binding ribbon for a tie. It really didn't turn out like I envisioned it in my head, but I think it turned out okay. Hope you like it!! Let me know what you think!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

SNOWMEN in Georgia!! (NOT!)

We rarely have snow in GA, but as a tribute to the holiday season (and to fulfill my commitment to an SCS swap), I've created my own snowman!
All products used were Stampin Up! unless otherwise noted. This card is totally cased from Gloria Pluckett's SU! website.  I didn't get to attend her class but loved the cards and decided to make them on my own. Thanks for inspiration Gloria!!

I used the adorable new set from the SU! Christmas mini called Snow Much Fun-an adorable set with snowmen, trees and other adorable creatures. I used two of the stamps from this set and combined them on one small WW CS rectangle. I used Momento ink to stamp the images and SU! markers to color them--Marina Mist, Early Espresso, and Cherry cobbler--But I really didn't have to do much coloring-the the stamp didn't need alot. I did use just a small amount of a C-2 copic to highlight the white on the snowman so it looked "real"-a tip I picked up from Cards magazine.

Then I sponged the edges of the white CS with Early Espresso ink and attached it to a rectangle of Marina Mist CS and attached 2 brown metal SU! brads. While  I used Cherry Cobbler CS for the card base, I added a second layer with some SU! DSP from their FrostWood Lodge collection after mounting some Early Espresso quilted ribbon across it. I also cut out a white shimmer paper snowflake and added a light blue snowflake brad to tie it all together. (The white shimmer paper is from Doodlebug Designs and I have NO IDEA where I got the blue snowflake brad! Sorry!!!

Hope you like this cute little snowman. I have a feeling he's going right to my favorite's list!!!
Merry Christmas!!!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Sail Away!!

I am totally in love with all things beachy and nautical. Today's card is one that I made for a turquoise and brown swap on SCS hosted by Angela. It combines the color combo with my love of the sea. All products used are from Stampin Up! unless otherwise noted.
 I chose Temptingly Turquoise for the the card base. The "Sail Away" stamp was stamped with Choc chip ink onto Very Vanilla and cut into an oval with my nesties. I also used a label Nestie in Creamy Caramel under it. I sponged the edges of the Vanilla with Baja Blue and the edges of Creamy Caramel with Choc. Chip. I placed a strip of Baja Blue under that with a strip of Chocolate Chip along the bottom. I stamped "For You" with Versamark and used Temptingly Turquoise EP. Then I chose a Baja Blue cordoroy button and tied it on with twine.
 All that was placed on a very Vanilla card front and attached to the base. I really like the way it turned out. LMK what you think!!!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Vintage Winter card

I made this card as my first attempt at a Vintage card. I used a digi that I found ages ago and unfortunately don't know the creator of. If anyone recognizes it, please let me know.
I used Copics to color her, then mounted her on Pretty in pink SU! CS. Then I took Very Vanilla cardstock and used the side doily punch to decorate each side. I sponged both the VV and the area around the vintage girl with Baha Breeze. I attached all those layers to Rose Red then to a Baha Breeze card.
I used Very Vanilla seam binding to make my bow, then attached a lovely hat pin to give it that vintage feel. Hope you like it!!!
I really enjoyed making it. I hope to explore more vintage items soon!!!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Lauren's blog candy!!!

If you're interested in winning some blog candy from Lauren, here's her blog site so you can enter.

Hi all!!

Long time no see!!! It's been a little crazy around my house so I've not posted in forever. But that will change. I'm hoping to start posting at least weekly so you can see all I've been doing!! So here is my newest post. It's going to be entered into my friend Lauren's blog for her wonderful blog candy. She's been making the most beautiful rolled roses and I want to win some!!!
This was my first attempt using the fabulous flower Big Shot Die from SU!! Love it. As you can see my flower is a bit flat, so I hope to play around with it and see if I can make some 3-D flowers with it for future posts. All the supplies for this card are from SU!. I used Cherry Cobbler and Chocolate Chip CS as well as some Very Vanilla. I also used DSP from SU!'s amazing selection. The stamp is also from SU! as well as the lovely seam binding ribbon--Love that stuff!! I hope you like it!!!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Tri-fold shutter card

I've been wanting to try these cards for a while now, so when  Libby offered a swap on SCS for these, I had to give them a try. I used SU! back ground CS and DP as well as some random DP. I also used a sixxix die and some ribbon flowers, and charms I've had hanging around a while. I hope you like it. LMK what you think.!!!!