Sunday, January 30, 2011

Lighthouse card

Finished working my card for an SCS Lighthouse Card swap. I just love the way the colors turned out. The stamp set I used was SU!'s A Light Unto My Path. I used SU! Crumb Cake CS for my base and to back the stamped images. I stamped the images with SU!'s Night of Navy and sponged the edges of them as well. I used a piece of Night of Navy CS as an additional layer after using my Cuttlebug to emboss the CS with the Divine Swirls CB folder.
You can't see it, but I also stamped a small seashell from the SU! set Seaside on the inside bottom right of the card to add a little something to it. Hope you like it!

Coordinations paper giveaway

Coordinations is giving away Tim Holtz paper packs. See the link below to enter!!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Why haven't I used this stamp set before now???

I can't believe it's taken me this long to use this stamp set!! This is SU!'s Upsy Daisy set. I just had to have it when it came out over a year ago, and then I never used it. Thanks to Darlene on SCS for challenging me in her swap to use a set that I've not used before. I chose to ink the flowers with Versamark and then heat emboss with white EP. I used some SU! DP and cardstock from last years in colors that I had left. I think it can out quite cute!!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

new cards for you to see!!!

Hi all!! I have some new cards to show you!!!! The first one is a graduation card I made for Viv's Jessica Lynn Swap on SCS. I used the Brentwood graduation made by Jessica Lynn Original Stamps and my sentiment and ribbon is from SU! I also used some designer paper from Creative Memories. I chose to use the gold, black, and white colors because my daughter is graduating from college this year and these are her school colors. So of course I made her a graduation card while I was stamping. But don't tell her!!!!
Don't ask me why my pictures are sideways. For some reason I couldn't get them to rotate. It must be too early in the morning!!!!! Enjoy!!!!!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Well I finally got my ribbon semi-organized. What a job that was!!! I had no idea how much ribbon I had. My hubby is threatening to call one of those hoarding shows!!! OH well!! It's looks better now anyway and hopefully it will function better.

I've also been working on a little late Christmas gift for a friend. I got the idea from Nichole-a friend on SCS-and decided to run with it. I just bought the purse sized 2-year Calendars from Michaels and used the inside graphics to help me to decide on a simple cover. I used some SU! paper, and embellishments from somewhere!! I found the sentiment on one the clear stamps I've had forever, but am not sure who designed them. I also used the spellbinders label #4 and some SU! Old Olive Ink to add texture to the diecute. I've already given out quite a few of these, but I'm going to show you a pic of the one I worked on today.

Monday, January 10, 2011


I can't believe it's been so long since I've posted anything here. Life has been nuttier than normal-both good and bad. But the good stuff is so good!!! My sweet daughter is engaged!! She got engaged back in September and the wedding is planned for Oct. 1, 2011. We've been working like mad on planning and deciding on invites. I think we finally have the design for the invitations, but I don't want to post them until we are sure. We are using a pearl shimmer trifold invite along with SU! Dusty Durango and cream paper and envies. We(I) am doing a design of clear stamping and embossing on the cover and inside as well. Then the printing will be done in chocolate brown. Then the whole thing will be folded up and tied with a burnt sienna ribbon. It's been so fun to plan.
Unfortunately that means that the other cards that I've had time to make, I simply haven't posted here because I just haven't had time. Hopefully now that we have the design, I can get back to posting my creations. We will be making the wedding invites in batches assembly line style-at least 150 of them-so that will be fun. But she is helping so it won't be too bad.
I've also been working on organizing my craft space-what a job! I decided to invest in a few clip it up organizational tools and a large clip it up ribbon organizer. What a difference that makes. I can see my stuff!!!! I'll post some pics of those too soon.
So here's the plan. I'm snowed in today-love it- so I'm going to make cards. I'll post what I get done in a little bit!!!