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Friday, February 26, 2010

Go Green!

It might be a little early for this...and really...I don't know a lot of people who send St. Patricks Day cards but the stamp was soooo cute...all done in Glorious Green...I might just send this to someone...if you get it, pretend you didn't see it here!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Abundant Hope

This is also one of the new sets in the Occasions Mini Catalog...again...flowers!  What can I say?? This love of flowers is something I inherited from my mother...This is colored with watercolors and blender pen and layered on Bashful Blue and then on So Saffron that was embossed with Pefect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Folder.  The border is the Scalloped Edge border and its layered on Certainly Celery CS base.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Vintage Vogue

Today's share is made with Vintage Vogue set...I have to say...I am totally loving the new clear mount stamps!  This is a really simple card, just layered really, with Sahara Sand, So Saffron, Certainly Celery CS and stamped with So Saffron Ink.  The punch is the Scalloped Trim border punch from Sale-a-bration catalog. The certainly Celery border is the Scalloped Edge border punch.  The greeting is from Well Scripted stamp set.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Beautiful Wings

This card is the card I made for my swaps for two different swaps.  I just love this new Embosslits Die cut!  The card is first stamped with the flower from "With All My Heart", then I placed it in the Textured Impressions Perfect Polka Dots Folder.  The color is So Saffron all the way around with shading of More Mustard on the Butterfly.  The greeting is fromVintage Labels and the border is the Scallop Trim border from the Sale-a-bration catalog.

Monday, February 22, 2010

More Flowers!

I told you there would be flower overload!  I worked on a project this weekend that required making more flowers...can't post the pictures til later in the week but my fingers are truly sore from punching, bending and crinkling all the papers to make the flowers...still after the project was done, I had this idea....
I think they kinda look like Julie Julie's Sunflowers in her garden!  I used the five petal punch and punched about 5 or 6 flowers, layered them and folded them upward.  There is a little shading with more mustard ink and the centers are really rust buttons from an older catalog.  The stems are from "Something Sweet" and the background paper is from Good Neighbors DS from the Sale-abration catalog...so is the boder punch!
The greeting is from "Garden from the Heart" from the Occasions Mini Catalog.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Criss Cross Box

I told you these flowers are my new favorite thing to make!  I followed the tutorial on Splitcoaststampers for this Criss Cross Box and then added the flowers made from the scallop circle punch.  The leaves were cut free hand and then folded and run through the crimper.  I can already tell...I'm going to go on flower overload with this technique! LOL

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

I am totally a flower girl and I do believe I have found my most favorite way to enjoy incorporating flowers into my cards.  I have seen this on many blogs before but it always seemed like too much trouble....today, having the day off and having time to stamp with Monique, I made a few of these flowers from the Scalloped Circle punch.  I used 8 for the really big flower and for the smaller ones I used 5 or 6.  I used retired  punches for the smallest flower and the middle flowers.  All the blogs say that they used large eyelets for the center but since I didn't have any, I used a large brad.  Just goes to show you what you can do when you start thinking a little...LOL   The leaves were cut free hand and then folded in half and run through the crimper.  I used scalloped border punch and square scallop die cut for this card and Vintage Labels stamp set for the stamped image and greeting.

Monday, February 15, 2010

What a great way to start the week!  A day off in honor of President's Day!  You know what that means...a whole day of stamping!  This set I used was "With All My Heart" from the Occasions Mini Catalog.  I stamped in white craft ink and punch the flowers with the 1 1/4 square punch.  They are layered on Apricot Appeal.   The white base is done with Textured Impression Perfect Polka Dots folder and punched the border with scalloped edge border.  A different way to use the hearts...don't put them away yet!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!

If you love someone, say it...
you say it right then, out loud...
or the moment just...
passes you by...
Big hugs to those you love today...and tell them you love them!

Friday, February 12, 2010

I {heart} U

This 4x4 card is really fast and easy to make.  I covered chipboard letters with DS paper and punched the heart with the Full Heart punch.  The background is stamped With All My Heart in Melon Mambo ink.  The edge was punched with Eyelet Border punch.  Plain and simple and straight to the point!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Small Wonder

This is another really cute set...I used this for a baby card.  Colors include, Blue Bliss, So Saffron and Certainly Celery.  I love this set but haven't had a chance to really use it...I don't have a lot of kids left
in my family...everyone has grown up!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Moving on to Bunnies...

Who doesn't love Chocolate Bunnies?  This one is stamped in Soft Suede, which actually looks darker than Chocolate Chip...I used Soft Suede CS for card base and layered Melon Mambo on top.  I embossed it with Perfectly Polka Dots Textured Impressions Folder.  The next layer is DS paper from Sale-a-bration, Good Neighbor packet.  I punched the edge with Scalloped Edge Border.  The Easter greeting is from Well Scripted set...also stamped in Melon Mambo and punched with Wide Oval Punch.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Garden From The Heart

With so many new sets in the Occasions Mini and Sale-a-bration catalogs, I haven't really used them all yet...today I worked on a card with Garden From The Heart.  I used Rich Razzleberry as the base with Sahara Sand and Old Olive.  On the Sahara Sand piece, I stamped the flower from With All My Heart in White craft ink.  On the Old Olive piece, I ran it through the Perfectly Polka Dots Textured Impressions Folder.  I used colored pencils to color the hat and gloves.  I used the Wide Oval punch for the gloves and the Scallop Edge Border punch on the Hat. I'm trying to use some of these new sets as much as possible...I've already reached heart "burnout"! LOL

Monday, February 8, 2010

This one of the cards we made in class this past week.  It's a pop up card I saw on Splitcoast...I had a template for the inside portion but we always do things the "cheater" way if we can find a way to do it easier!  With a couple of folds we were able to achieve the same effect.  Also used was the Sizzix Scallop die cut to cut the base of the card.  We used I {Heart} Hearts for inside and out along with Whimsical Words...two great sets! All images are stamped in Melon Mambo...one of my favorites!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Things I Love

It's Superbowl Sunday and I'm not a big football fan so that just means MORE STAMP TIME!!  I'm going to put on Lifetime movies and spend the day stamping!  My card today is using Things I Love.  I've used the scallop edge punch for the trim and With All My Heart for the background stamped in white craft ink.  Images are stamped in Pixie Pink...

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Sweet Pea Stitched Felt

Today's card features the new Sweet Pea Stitched Felt flowers from the Occasions Mini Catalog.  Also used was the Sweet Pea DS paper on a Tempting Turquoise CS base.  The flower is set on a white 1 1/4 circle and matted with a Pink Passion 1 3/8 circle.  The greeting is from Whimsical Words from the Sale-a-bration catalog. 

Friday, February 5, 2010

I {Heart} Hearts

TGIF!!! Today's share is made with I {Heart} Hearts...This is the set you can purchase and SU will donate $2 to assist in Haiti!  The hearts were placed on one big acrylic block and stamped like a background stamp.  The greeting is from Well Scripted and the little monkey is from Fox and Friends.  He holds a Pixie Pink heart punched from Heart to Heart punch and is backed with a Real Red heart punched with Full Heart punch.  The Real Red border is punched with Pinking Hearts Border.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Fox & Friends

This is another one of the great sets in the Occasions Mini Catalog, Fox and Friends...
The base of the card is Soft Suede with Old Olive, Crushed Curry, and Dusty Durango layers.  I also used the new DS paper, Good Neighbors from the SALE-A-BRATION catalog.  The fox is on layered with dimensionals on 1 1/4 inch circle and scalloped circle.  Edges are punched with eyelet border punch.
Greeting is from Love Bandit and punched with word window punch.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Happiness Always

Today's share is a perfect example of how quick you can make a card with little or no effort.  The base of the cardstock is ballet blue with so saffron square matted with soft suede.  It's also embossed with the Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions folder.  The blue DS paper for the other piece is from the Good Neighbors paper pack from the Sale-A-Bration catalog.  The image is DS Sweet Pea paper from the Occasions Mini Catalog stamped with greeting from Whimsical Words.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Happy Monday!  Today's card share is made from Beautiful Wings Embosslit.  I used the DS paper, Welcom Neighbor and the Scallop Trim Border punch, and the greeting is Whimsical Words...all from the Sale-A-Bration catalog.    The card is a 4x4 size with a small strip of Lavender Lace down at the bottom .