Friday, September 24, 2010

Sweet Sunday Sketch

If this card looks familiar, scroll down to my previous post and card. I had these papers out and had just received a box of stamping tool goodies, meaning no new stamps, but lots of fun tools. Itching to try them out, I used my Tim Holtz embossing folders in large swirls and my Nestabilities new Blossoms die to frame this cute latte image from Stampin Up! I also used some crochet lace from the Flourishes store and Karen Giron's sketch on her blog, "The Sweetest Thing."
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Thanks for stopping by...I hope you like my card, I was still inspired by these colors and am happy with the way it translated to coffee and a cute little sentiment, "Sending warm thoughts your way."

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Tilda Stamped and Revamped!

Good morning!
This Tilda card has been shelved for a week now. You know how you go through your closet with the changing seasons and literally have nothing to wear? That was what my Tilda needed...she had been originally cast in a lacy number with those round white doilies and this big 'ol flower and just seemed dwarfed!! I had put her on the shelf wondering who I could send her to when I received some of this pretty crochet lace in the mail! So, as habit with me, I ripped Tilda off the doily and decided to try a diminutive ruffle with pearls to give her a bit more presence...and paired her with this background damask...and now I think she is ready to mail!! Sometimes our wardrobes and accessories just need a bit of revamping...mine needs a complete overhaul!
My card today is for the Just Magnolia Challenge to use lace on your card. This ruffle is so easy to do with a strip of scor-tape. I am glad I tried it out! The pearls have those Stampin' Up glue dots underneath to keep them anchored. I used my paper piercing tool (also Stampin' Up) to place them. It is sharp and dangerous, but really handy when it comes to placing small objects!
So I am off to Macy's today because Tilda is looking better than me! Thanks for your visit, have a blessed day!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

September Stamp Club cards

Good morning! I wanted to share two of the cards we made at my monthly Stamp Club last night. This first card was made in the prettiest blue, using a one inch square punch and each square was either stamped in blue or embossed on the blue in white detail powder. This is so striking with the ribbon treatment and I frayed my twine. (I added the frayed twine, it is the only thing on this card that is my own doing...) Ya know, usually the only addition that is mine to the card is the part that I cover up due to a major goof!!

This second card is a Fall Thanksgiving using the Cajun Craze cardstock (love that color!) with the leaves hand cut and double mounted on square punches, and then the green leaves from the two-step bird punch were interwoven to add a dash of color to the warm rich hues of Fall! So much detail, punches, cutting, embossing, and an easy to do border made the inside more interesting also!
Well, lots of fun last night...thanks so much to my demo, Carn, and the women there!!
I'll have another one to show you favorite!!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Inspiration 24-7

Good morning!
I wanted to share a card I made over the weekend. This was just for fun, (isn't all stamping?)...but here I mean there were no challenges or deadlines involved.
This large bag was purchased at Barnes & Noble last year around Christmas. I was drawn to the colors and design, and it inspired this card. Today's card was taken from the side of the bag, the beautiful crisp white damask print set against the rich cranberry...ooh love!!
I used the Friends 24-7 for my card, taking the damask and flower and white embossing over PTI's scarlet background paper. The bird was stamped in scarlet ink, and the SU! large Very Vintage wheel rolled across the bottom portion. A simple pearl and taffeta ribbon adornment, and there you have it!
I am always finding inspiration in different places, where do you find your stamping inspiration?

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Teapot Tuesday on a Wednesday!

This card was made for this week's Teapot Tuesday Challenge on Splitcoast Stampers! You can read about the challenge by clicking on the polka dot teapot on my sidebar and reading Cindy's (Mothermark on SCS) story and the destination station!
This week the cards are being mailed to a fellow SCS'er who is struggling with chemo therapy sessions.
Having had several family members who in the past year have undergone several surgeries for cancer, I feel a lot of empathy for people undergoing surgery, chemotherapy, and special "diets."
I used the "polish stone" technique for the background, it is so pretty in person. The color combo I used was SU's! wild wasabi, ballet blue, and lovely lavender.
I decided to make two of these as I have lots of occasions for this particular stamp!
Thanks for popping in to see me...I always appreciate your visit and love reading your comments!