Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Let's celebrate Father's Day


With Father's Day approaching I decided to design a card that will fit my wonderful outdoorsy Dad. He wears a similar vest to this one when he goes shooting... pictures, that is. Yes, shooting pictures, because that's what he loves to do. I used the circle punches and a LOT of sponging. What a pity that the Close to Cocoa is going away (the lighter of the two browns). I'll have to load up on it.
Enjoy it!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Greetings from sunny California



You must have some friends or family that live on the East Coast or up North, don't you? You know, the people that live in the cold and rain... Yes, these are the folks that I am talking about. Well, why don't we rub in our beautiful California weather with a sunny beach card! I used vellum to cut out the cup and sponged it in different colors. I then ran a sticky tape on top which I covered in microbeads. Chrystal Effects were used to create the sand. I spread it all around the bottom part of the card and then dunked it in a beach sand which I conveniently keep in my drawer. Just for the record, you should ALWAYS keep beach sand in your craft drawer because you just never know when it might come in handy (but then, you all probably know it anyways). Umbrella and a straw and voila - a delicious, happy card!!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Amazing, thoughtful, sweet.....


Good morning to you all!! You may recognize this stamp since it's from the On the Pedestal set. We used that set in the past to create ice cream sundae... you know... the one with the little cherry on top. The flowers are from the Big Flower set which has been retired since but I use it constantly for all my flower needs. The colors I used are Night of Navy, Certainly Celery and Bashful Blue.
Happy stamping!!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Birthday Whimsy continued

I think that I got used to cutting out images in order to add some dimension to the card. I know that some of the images are harder to cut out than others but these balloons were a breeze and I love how they jump out of the card.



I used the Night Of Navy designer paper and ink, as well as Old Olive and So Saffron - all of the colors which are going stay with us after June 30. I love that color combo. Enjoy!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Brithday wishes


Good afternoon, my friends! If I could have it my way, all cards would be brown and pink because I absolutely adore that color combo! I know, however, that most men would shiver if they would receive a pink or purple card with a dab of glitter on it. So after putting some serious effort into not thinking "pink", here is my attempt at a masculine birthday card. I used chocolate chip and old olive markers for the stamp and a designer paper, which I got who knows where, for the front of the card. Did I ever mention that I absolutely love the embossed backgrounds?!?

Happy crafting!!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Wedding Season!

The wedding season is in full bloom, my friends! With everyone getting married this time of the year I figured that it would only be appropriate to come up with a card for that wonderful occasion. I was trying to make it somewhat easy, clean and simple and this is the outcome. Let me know what you think about it.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

New Summer Mini is out!!!


Summer Mini Catalog is out!! You can check it out HERE!!!

Also, let me know if you want to order any of the retiring colors. I have found out that some of them are being replaced with the textured paper as they have run out of the smooth paper. They will be filling out the orders as supplies last.

Fun with Pun Fun

I am back playing with the Pun Fun set and my two favorite colors: pink and brown. The sheep would be cute if you used the liquid applique on it which I didn't do on this card. This is an easy card and you can definitely make a little production line out of it.
Have a terrific weekend!! And a Happy Mothers Day to all the wonderful Mothers of the world!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Tic Tac Toe



Tic Tac Toe, three in a row... Apparently I am still stuck on the owls. I thought that the Tic Tac Toe idea would go great with this stamp set. As you can see I'm really enjoying my new embossing template. It's amazing how different a card can look when you add a piece of embossed paper to it. You can't see it well on the picture but all the balloons and hats are popped up.

Happy stamping!!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Hoot Hoot Hooray!


What an adorable stamp set this is! I couldn't wait to get it and now that I have it I want to use it, use it and use it! Yes, you have figured me out - it's because I can put the googlie eyes on these adorable owls!

This is also the first time that I have used Nestabilieties and I truly love them. Nestabilities are cutting dies which have several different applications and you can use them with either your Cuttlebug or Big Shot. Not only will you be able to use them for die cuts but you also can do some neat embossing with their help and I am talking about several different types of embossing. I will get to embossing in the coming weeks as I myself am just learning the system. This particular set came with five different size dies. They are very small and therefore super easy to store. If you are interested in learning about Nestabilies, visit Splitcoast's forum HERE.

Today I used Durango, Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel and coordinating designer paper to create this card. I thought that having the brunch sticking out of the Nestabilities frame would be a cute touch. And yes, what a shocker, I managed to put the googlie eyes on!! Hoot Hoot!