Friday, June 6, 2014

Birthday Ballerina


My niece, Little Munchkin, has turned 4!  This is the card I made for her as Little Munchkin loves to go to her ballet class every week and loves cupcakes even more.  I used some of the same DP that I used on her big sister Sweepie's card.  The color choices were driven by the DP and the sketch is just a whim.  I used my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers to color Millie Mouse.

Recipe:
Stamps:  Ballet Millie - My Favorite Things, Express Yourself - SU
Paper:  WW, Baked Brown Sugar, Pool Party, Calypso Coral, DP - SU
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Soft Suede
Accessories:  Spectrum Noir Markers, Nestabililties, Buttons, Twine, Ribbon, Word Window Punch, Piercing Tool

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Superstar Graduate


Another close friend of mine graduated last month with her Master's degree.  I am very proud of her and all the hard work she has put in to finishing her program.

I chose the colors for this card from the DP and the sketch is a mixture if different cards I've seen on Pinterest and Splitcoast Stampers.  The flower embellishments are actually beads that I found at Wal-mart some years ago.  I did some paper piercing on the corners of the mat for the main image and used an embossing folder on the 3 strips of Elegant Eggplant.

Recipe:
Stamps:  Starstruck - Verve
Paper:  WW, Tangerine Tango, Concord Crush, Melon Mambo
Ink:  Rich Razzelberry, Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry
Accessories:  Nestabilities, Embossing Folder, Flower and bead embellishments, piercing tool

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Doctor's Orders


I got out a stamp from my House Mouse collection for this card.  One of the members of my Bible study injured his shoulder.  This image is a humorous message for him to take it easy while he is recovering.

I used my Spectrum Noir markers to color the image.  I love how quickly I can color with and how easy it is to blend with alcohol markers.  My poor Prisma Pencils are collecting dust but I do have some coloring projects planned for them.

Recipe:
Stamps:  Doctor's Orders - House Mouse, In My Thoughts, Hardwood - SU
Paper:  WW, Wisteria Wonder, Baked Brown Sugar
Ink:  Memento Rich Cocoa, Marina Mist, Soft Suede
Accessories:  Spectrum Noir Markers, Buttons

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Three Cheers for You


A friend of mine just finished grad school and this is card I made for her in celebration of her hard work.  I used beverage stamps and a sentiment from the new to me SU set Happy Hour.  I used Seize the Birthday Sketch #13 that I found on Pinterest.  The colors I chose myself from what have in my scrap folders.  This was a fun card to make using scraps from my horde of DP.

Recipe:
Stamps:  Happy Hour - SU
Paper:  VV, Old Olive, Peach Parfait, Regal Rose, DP - SU
Ink:  Old Olive, Regal Rose, Calypso Coral, Melon Mambo
Accessories:  Dies, Stick on Gems, Border Punch, SU Markers 

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Bringing Back Big Blooms


I am a stamping hoarder.  There I admitted it.  I have so much stuff that I often forget about the stuff I haven't used in years.  This stamp set is one example.  Big Blooms is a SU set that I got when I first started as a Demo.  I used it quite a bit back in the day but haven't touched in about 6 years, until now.

I love the whimsical little flowers and the stems to create my own little paper and ink garden.  This card expresses my joy that we now have warm weather and the flowers are blooming.  I left off the sentiment to add this card to my generic stash for when I need to send a random card at a moment's notice.

Recipe:
Stamps:  Big Blooms - SU
Paper:  WW, Wild Wasabi, Midnight Muse, Island Indigo, DP
Ink:  Melon Mambo, Island Indigo, Midnight Muse, Wild Wasabi
Accessories:  Ribbon, Stick on Gem