Wednesday, February 27, 2008
The truth is if it weren't for her I would have never dreamed of doing a blog and that is why she's my BBGF. Because of her encouragement, I now have many new blogging friends I truly enjoy visiting to see all your gorgeous creations, as well as reading your sweet comments here! I'm learning so much from all of you and look forward to growing in this very fulfilling hobby through our blogging sisterhood! I've been a tad emotional lately, so I'll go rest now and dream of new creations made of sweet blog candy!!! Wishing Gwen & all of you sweet dreams! ;-)
Sunday, February 24, 2008
To create this card I used the tutorial found here: www.doodlesanddragonflies.blogspot.com/ which uses the Stampin'Up tag puch for the petals. I'm amazed at how ingenious some of you ladies are with these punches; your awesome ideas continue to amaze me!!!
Paper: Chatterbox's Scrapbook Walls Light Orchard Blossom front and back
Stamp: Stampin'Up's Small Script (Hostess set)
Punches: StampinUp's Tag Punch & Slit Punch
Bling: Making Memories' brads
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Soooooo, my solution to getting over my headache was to papercraft, of course! Everything else got put on hold last night & I got out my new little $1 Studio G stamps and my bright, spring colors and Some Bunny Loves You is the result! Hope you like him because he made me feel brighter & more hopeful, just like spring does!!! I have to tell you this simple card layout is becoming an all-time favorite because it's so adaptable to so many punch shapes & so easy to dress up or down/make cutesy or elegant, as my friend Ilene just mentioned yesterday. It's the same basic layout I used for Simple Punched Thank You Card posted on January 9th and the Black & White Floral Rosette card posted on January 3rd! I'm lovin' it!!! Hmmmm, would maybe be a good one for an SBS8 Challenge!!!
Paper: DCWV Spring Easter DP; The Paper Company Color Connect Texture in Lilac
Stamp: Studio G
Punch: Marvy Uchida 1 3/4" Square
Embellishments: Colored Pencils/Chalks; Making Memories Funky Fibers in Watercolor Brite; $ Store small q-tips for nose & paws
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Probably my last Valentine card for this year; think I'll be a little tired of pink/red for a while now! This card is also for a very dear friend who's helped inspire me for many years! I'm quite sure she'll appreciate this gorgeous heart from my heart to hers!
Once again, after finding http://mamawslegacy.wordpress.com/, which is Mary's beautiful blog again, I couldn't resist using this precious heart on a card right away! It cuts like "butta", Mary!!! Thank you!
Paper: Silver Metallic text & red cardstock from my huge stash
Stamp: Stampin'Up's Heartfelt Thanks set
Ink: Tsukineko's VersaMark
Glue: Elmer's Craft Bond Multi-purpose Spray Adhesive
Just as in my previous post, I've used a fantastic .gsd file created by Mary, http://mamawslegacy.wordpress.com/. If you have a diecutting machine, check out her awesome blog - you won't be disappointed!!!\
Paper: MemoryStor (sold by Costco) Handmade Paper - red with gold dots; gold metallic text
Punch: Martha Stewart 1" circle punch
Stamp: Stampin'Up Retired Set: Key to my Heart from 1999
Ink: Tsukineko's VersaMark
Friday, February 8, 2008
My little trinket box Valentine decoration is made from papers in the K & Company's Smitten line. I was "smitten" with this idea (tee-hee) after seeing a box made using ribbon spools. A heavy cardboard spool from inside a roll of metallic tape my husband had given me from his toolbox is the "box". Next, I played with my heart size to get it big enough to fit front to back & side to side to cover the spool for a lid & bottom. I painted my spool pink & covered the outside with various Smitten papers. Since the only chipboard I had was coasters from a local restaurant, I had to cut half a heart shape from each & glue them together in the center. Covering them with Smitten paper top & bottom made them sturdy. I then glued the bottom to my spool and while it dried, cut a second decorative little heart from my paper, attached the metal "Love" charm with a jeweled brad and glittered the lid edge with pink glitter to finish it off.
Paper: K & Company's "Smitten"
Glitter: Denami Design
Embellishments: Making Memories Jeweled Brad; Metal Word from stash
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
Paper: Martha Stewart's Coffee Bean cardstock; Making Memories Boho Chic Tweed Embellishment paper
Stamps: Stampin'Up's So Very set
Embossing Powder: Comotion's White
Bling: Colorbok"s White Metal Dots
Monday, February 4, 2008
Paper: Bazzill Bling's Diamond & Red Carpet cardstock
Stamp: Rubber Stampede
Punch: Stampin'Up's 3/4" Round Punch
Ink: Tsukineko's Raspberry VersaColor
Embellies: Hero Arts 3mm Pearls; ribbon; vellum envelope