Friday, March 30, 2012


A friend recently got married and I made this card for her.  I used mostly SU products except that I used Nestabilities for the shape of the card.  It is hard to tell in this picture but I used Shimmer White as the front panel.  It really has a nice subtle glow to it.  I sponged the leaves and the flowers to give a little depth to the die cuts.

Stamps:  Baroque Motifs - SU
Paper:  Shimmer White, Wild Wasabi, Blushing Bride
Ink:  Wild Wasabi, Blushing Bride
Accessories:  Nestabilities, Simple Flower Embosselit, Leaf Sizzlet, Cuttlebug, Pearl

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Rainy Days

It's another rainy day on my night off so that means I can stay inside and be creative.  I tried something different by coloring on kraft cardstock with Prisma pencils.  I didn't like what I did with the background so I cut out Flopsy and his umbrella.  I'll keep playing around with this technique to see if I can get better at it.  The sketch is from last week's Split Coast Stampers Sketch Challenge 377 and it is entered into the Crafter's Companion Challenge 22

Stamps: Rainfall Flopsy - MFT
Paper:  River Rock, Concord Crush, Bermuda Bay, Crumb Cake, DP - SU
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Nestabilities, Cuttlebug, Ribbon, Prisma Pencils

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Sweepie's 5th Birthday

So my poor craft room with all of it's paper, stamps, inks and various embellishments has been woefully ignored for a couple of weeks.  I had to wipe away a cobweb from the door handle.  We have had an uncharacteristically warm and beautiful beginning to March and this gorgeous 70+ degree sunshiny weather has lured me outside to play.  There are a couple of people I owe late birthday cards to and several other events coming that I have to make cards for.   One of which is my little niece Sweepie is turning 5!  Her favorite color is pink with a little bit of green.  Most of the cards I have made for her in the past have those colors.  Sweepie also enjoys her dance class that she goes to every week.  When I go to visit her she shows me the new steps she's learned.

I tried the easel technique for this card and I'm surprised at how easy it is.  Because it was my first time trying this technique I followed the instructions and made a 4x4" square card.  I would liked to have made it 5x5" but I don't have envelopes that size.  I colored the image with Sharpie and Bic permanent markers.  I don't have the budget for Copics and I have seen other people on the web use these to color.  The sketch is adapted from this one.  I used scraps of different DPs that I have to make the background.

Stamps:  Ballet Millie - MFT, Birthday Surprise - Verve, Happiest Birthday Wishes - SU
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper:  WW, Green Galore, Regal Rose, Pretty In Pink, DP - SU
Accessories:  Ribbon, Stick on Gem, Ribbon Punch, Nestabilities, Flower Bead

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

I'm a featured stamper!

No card to post today but I wanted to share that this card of mine was recently featured on the Flutter By Wednesday blog.  I'm now eligible to display this badge.

Each Wednesday Danni post a challenge that always includes a butterfly, angel or fairy.  I have participated in a few of her challenges because of my love of butterflies.