Saturday, February 28, 2009
lol lol, maybe I will go back to square one and remake the lonely duck!
Bitty Baby Blessings gave us the sentiment and ducks, of course. The ovals are from Borders and Corners Ovals, and the background square is from Guidelines, but the little polka dotty thing is a flower center from Beautiful Blooms. Inks were Beaux Arts blue, Ocean Tides and Seascape, along with Versafine Onyx Black. The ducks are colored with Prisma marker Deco Yellow, but the beaks are SU's Pumpkin Pie marker.
Friday, February 27, 2009
Card base is Spring Moss. The DP is Basic Grey Porcelain. I stamped the flourish from With Sympathy in Spring Moss on Stampers Select, then did the flowers in Palette's Belle Rose. I inked up some Stampers Select with Belle Rose, then punched out the Martha Stewart butterfly and bunny. The butterflies also have some Fruit Punch Stickles on them just for some glitter factor. Ribbon is Spring Moss and Berry Sorbet twill. Sentiments come from Mixed Messages and Out On A Limb Sentiments, they are stamped in Versafine Onyx Black. Little brads from Making Memories. Nichole's name in Simple Alphabet, of course!
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Sunday, February 22, 2009
I can see that a sentiment would fit nicely on the right just above the punched edge, so I think I will pop it into my card box just like it is!
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Even though it snowed here yesterday, I got a bit of spring in my stamp room!!
Friday, February 20, 2009
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Rest assured, chickadees, that the frame around the carriage is not bothersome to the eyes as it is in the photo. When I tried to alter the color on my editing program, it altered all of the rose pinks, too. Sigh
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Monday, February 16, 2009
One of my New Year's resolutions was -is- to keep my computers in good working order; to delete files when I am done with them, do updates, and, you know, do the compressions and defragment when my computers cry at me to do so.
In cleaning up my documents today I came across this photo. I have no memory of making this card, nor of the stamp that I used. I wondered if maybe my DD had done it? I had to go search, and sure enough, there is the stamp: Lockhart Stamp Co. The sentiment is from SU. It looks to me that the yellow is PTI's Lemon Tart Twill. I'm guessing that the paper and double stitched ribbon is from SU. How did I color it? No clue.
The sad thing is that the photo is dated November 20. 3 months ago. That's it, I'm losing my mind!
Friday, February 13, 2009
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
The background of this card was made with alcohol inks- this time I used Copic refills- on felt on a wooden block. I also put a gold Pilot pen tip on the felt and banged it a little, to get some of the ink out of the pen and onto the felt. Then I just dabbed over and over on the Chromekote paper. The hearts were punched from the same piece, but from a section where the color got much darker. The hearts were edged in gold, as was the main piece. The card base is SU's Rose Red, and the pink layer is Pixie Pink. the sentiment is from Papertrey's Heart Prints Sentiments, the ribbon is one of SU's retired wide organdy. by the way, I am pretty sure I saw a new wide organdy in the Spring SU catalog.
This post is coming to you on Wednesday, but I am actually away- at the Trap Family Lodge in Stowe, Vermont. I have no idea if I will have computer access at the Lodge. If I don't, it will be a while before comments appear.
Speaking of comments- I love them! I wish you left more!!
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
This card was created with a Dreamweaver brass stencil and red gooey paste that is sold to use with the stencils. This paste is bright red, and dries a bit shiny. Good stuff! I am wondering if everyone knows how to do this, or if you would like a tutorial? Let me know!
Same black and cream Japanese paper as I used earlier this week. I only have one 8.5 x 11 sheet, and it is lasting forever! The little silver Love charm is from Michael's wedding section, it may have been by Wilton. I think there were 20 or 25 in the package for maybe $1.99. This one is glued on with Tombow Multi. I edged with a silver Pilot pen, and the red organdy is from SU~ sadly, retired. That wide organdy was a million yards on a roll for notalotta money.
Ta Ta for now!
Monday, February 9, 2009
And here it is! I used Pond Life, women of Life, and Pond Life sentiments. That dark green strip is the back cover of the Polka Dot 8 x 8 pad. There is also Lemon Tart and Aqua Mist in there, as well as a piece from the Everyday Blessings 6 x 6 pad. buttons are various and sundry, but soon, very soon, there will be plenty of matching PTI buttons! Swoon!
I will mail it off to a Papertrey friend, one who will laugh as she opens the envelope, smirk a little at my crooked corners and off centered squares, then place it in a spot of honor right on her stamping table.
Now that's a friend!
Sunday, February 8, 2009
I've never played with the CPS sketches; indeed, I just figured out what CPS was fairly recently. What fun, then, to be encouraged today to use a CPS sketch to enter a PTI give-away!
I gave myself one hour to complete a card, so there are some things here I would do differently if I had more time. The lace is sticky tape from K & Co- while it looks good, it was awful to work with and I may just throw it away. Many of the little holes are not completely punched out and need work with tweezers, and the sticky isn't sticky enough, so you have to glue it with something else. This is the second time I have used it, and both times the glue I used can be seen through the little holes. Yuck.
the red is Papertrey's Pure Poppy. The paper is from their black & white 8 x 8 pad. the hearts and sentiment are from heart prints. The little hearts are punched with an EK Success punch. The white ink on the harts is SU's Whisper White craft.
Hope it inspires you a little!
Saturday, February 7, 2009
Today I used Lemon Tart for my card base, and then layered polka dots from Polka Dot Basics 8 x 8 pad on top. I punched Spring Moss with the Fiskars Threading Water punch, then layered a printed paper from Bitty Baby Blessings 6 x 6 pack on top. On that I put a gift card envelope I made from Papertreys Stamper's Select Vellum. Inside is a Babies R Us gift card with a duckie on it. I stamped 2 duckies from the Bitty Baby Blessings set, one in Lemon Tart and the other from the Polka dot paper, and layered them on top of the envelope. I tied Lemon Tart Twill around the envelope, and stamped 'For Baby' from BBB on a tag cut from a CuttleBug die. The teensy duck from BBB is in the corner, then I sponged on some Lemon Tart ink and tied it to my bow with sopme of the thinnest silver ribbon PTI sells.If you are here looking at this, I bet you know all about the Papertrey 2nd Anniversary release, and all of the daily activities going on. If you don't, go 2 posts below and see the link. Today the prize is one each of all of the ribbons Papertrey sells, including the new colors for this month. Can you imagine how it would feel to open that box when it arrives? Actually, I just stopped for a moment and realized I do not know what I would be thinking if I were to open that box, lol.
Now! I will say that I had a very busy, tiring day yesterday, but there on the table when I finally made it home was a box from Papertrey. A free set! I won a January Guest Star Stamper free set! It came yesterday! While it was late and I was tired, it certainly motivated me to make yesterdays card and get it uploaded before bed~ All of that ribbon would certainly be inspiring!!
I love love love the 2 new colors and ribbons coming this month, they are so for baby cards, lol! I feel like Papertrey made them just for me!
ETA: I added a different view just so you can see the ducks really are not pooping Dew Drops, lol lol lol!! Maybe I will just take the bottom right ones off...!!!
Friday, February 6, 2009
The images and sentiment are from Bitty Baby Blessings. The carriage was colored with Prisma pencils and blended with baby oil- how appropriate! The carriage was punched out with a Marvy blue punch, but I think the Berry Sorbet circle was a Nestability. I stamped the little images in SU's craft white ink using an image from their All Scallops set- then punched it out with SU's scallop border punch. Not easy to get those little suckers in the right spot, lol! Printed papers are both from Papertrey-the flowers are from the Pink Patterns 6 x 6 pad, the bottom paper is from their Polka Dot Basics 8 x 8 pad. Ribbons are Sweet blush Double Stitched and Spring Moss Twill. 3 little buttons finish it off. Say, rumor has it that Papertrey will be offering buttons to match their colors this month. While it may not be true, I sure am hoping it is!!
Monday, February 2, 2009
Then, lol, rather than continue on with valentines or challenges, I stopped and covered my pen holders. How's that for procrastination?
Each of these pen holders started as 2 cubes from the dollar spot at Target. They were a pretty ugly turquoise paper- forgive me if you thought they were gorgeous when you bought them~ I covered them with SU's Cerise papers from a few years back. I've had them for a couple of weeks, and I'm really happy to have this many 'spots' for $6.00, plus the paper and glue!