Sunday, October 5, 2008

Magnolia Card

Today, I wanted to work with a stamp that I have only looked at for awhile, but not actually used. I am sure most stampers have some of these virgin stamps..8:) When I started playing with this stamp I had no idea where it would lead me. I was led to my CTMH cardstock stash and Scorpal to create the background. The focal image of the card was created with a PSX stamp. The PSX stamp was stamped onto white glossy cardstock with black stazon ink and then colored accordingly.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Happiness Always Card

Today, I decided create a card using my Nestabilities. I used some SU stamps and wheel, coordinating ribbon, ink and cardstock. The Nestabilities were used to create the embossed frame and scalloped edge around the embossed frame. Nestabilities were made originally to be used with The Wizard by Spellbinders, however, using them with my Cuttlebug works just as good.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Imagine Card

Today, I received some beautiful adirondack inks that I had to use quickly. I decided to use the watercolor technique with a transparency. The adirondack colors were watermelon, citrus, and sunset orange. The stamps that I chose were from Gelatin stamps. I added a transparency from Daisy D's, some coordinating ribbon and dew drops, and an imagine charm.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Harmony Card

Today was a good day! I had an opportunity to play with some paper that I have been eyeing for months, but had not played with. The paper is by K & Company. I knew that I wanted to combine the paper with my cuttlebug as well. I also used a worded stamp by SU and a floral stamp by Gelatin Stamps. The cuttlebug layer (CTMH Whitecore) was sanded and aged by using the direct to paper technique with brown ink. The last touch was adding some brown and white polka dot ribbon. Loved the end result!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Watercolor Technique

I just started playing with this fun technique.I have had small selection of adirondack pads and watercolor paper for some time. I just decided to dust them off and use them. My goal was to use this technique with a couple different tools to make this experience a little more exciting. So, the first piece of art is the technique itself layered onto a card. One of the greatest things about the old style adirondack pads is that you can take the lid off and directly apply your inks to your stamp (Penny Black)-one at a time, which was the 1st step to the technique. I used 3 adirondack colors. Then I used a craft misting bottle to mist water onto the inked stamp. The next step was to stamp onto watercolor paper. I loved the result. I continued to stamp additional watercolor paper to create Second Generation stamping.

The following card is a similar card made with one of the second generation stamped pieces and the Scor-Pal. My goal was to create an embossed frame around the image.

The next card was created with the same stamp

and technique. I also used my leaf cuttlebug

embossing folder to add texture.

I am back....

It has been a long road back to posting and sharing. I have been on bed rest for the past several months, and have missed posting and sharing artwork with you all so much. I now feel as though I have a little extra energy to put back into my crafting. More post to come...

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Sunflower Card

I thought that today would be a wonderful day to make a Sunflower card. To create this card, I stamped the focal image (Sunflower-PSX) with my graphite black brilliance pad. I then brayered on some autumn ink with a kaleidacolor pad. I then layered the focal image onto a black piece of cardstock and added some ribbon and a dew drop. The final touches were to add my stamped

and embellished piece to a distressed floral cuttlebug A2 layer. Thanks for stopping by....8:)

Friday, April 11, 2008

Thinking of You Card

I have been under the weather lately....feeling a lot better today. So, I decided to create a Thinking of You card. I used some Basic Grey paper and coordinating CTMH cardstock. Exposing the whitecore of CTMH cardstock is such a lovely addition to any card. With this card, I exposed the whitecore with the use of a CTMH sanding block and my cuttlebug. I then stamped the focal image and colored the image with a peach Copic marker. I embellished with some dew drops and ribbon.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Calendar Rolodex Card

Today, I worked on my Calendar Rolodex file. I created this card with a Stampabilities stamp (Doe & Fawn) that I stamped in black. I brayered some pumpkin patch ink on to the stamped rolodex and then embellished. Enjoy!

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Fun Fur Card

Today, I wanted to share one of my swaps with you. I swapped this with my Stampin Divas yahoo group. The theme was Sea. This card was so much fun to make. I created a layer for this card with my cuttlebug. I knew that I wanted to use green so I used green cardstock, green and blue inks, and green FUN FUR. Do you remember the wild craze over this stuff several years ago. I think most crafters used fun fur on everything-including me...8:) I still have a lot of it. I am glad that I decided to pull it out for this card. The stamp that I chose was from Sentiments Exactly. Enjoy!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Army of One Calendar Rolodex Card

Today, I wanted to use a fun set with a collage feel. I chose a set by CTMH (Army). I also used a butterfly stamp. I created a diamond pattern with my Scor-Pal. The stamps were stamped with black ink and multiple colors were brayered on with a spectrum pad. I finished this card by adding a clip and some ribbon.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Calendar Rolodex Cards

Hi there, I am finally back in my Palace...8:) Today, I needed this creative therapy. I created some Calendar Rolodex cards using an old stamp that I have had for awhile, but had not had the chance to use. It is a stamp by Anna Griffin. I decided to use it in 2 ways. I colored the focal image on 1 Rolodex card with copic markers: R46, Y35, BV29, B91, E08, YG97. I then created as frame around the focal image using some Daisy D's paper. The back of the card shows a full backing of this beautiful paper, but I only wanted a frame look on the front. I then used my Scor-Pal to create the simulated chicken wire pattern that you see on both cards. I dusted the card with some ink using my dusters. I added some ornate corners and vintage round brass numbers to the card to give this card a more antique look. The last touch to this card was to mat the card on to some metallic cardstock.

The next Calendar Rolodex Card with the same image was created by stamping the image directly on to a Rolodex card in black. I then brayered on color using an Autumn spectrum pad and my brayer. I created the background pattern using my Scor-Pal, added some ribbon and a coordinating flower with gem...Loved the end result.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Calendar Rolodex Cards-Resist Technique

Can you tell that I will be away from my Palace for a while...8)

I created a few Calendar Rolodex Cards using the Resist technique. To create these, I stamped my image on to my rolodex card with VersaMark Ink. I then brayered ink on to the Rolodex Card. The brayered ink resisited in all VersaMark areas. The more I brayered, the more resistance. I stamped a verse in black and added some dew drops, buttons, and ribbons to the cards. I added this technique to my Technique Rolodex and also my Calendar Rolodex. I hope that you will enjoy these as much as I enjoyed making them.

Calendar Rolodex Cards II-B

I am sure by now you are familiar with the products that I mostly use. The newest addition to my collection is the verse stamp that I used on this Calendar Rolodex. It is a beautiful verse by Verses Rubber Stamps. It showed up at my door a couple of days ago and I wanted to share it with you.

Calendar Rolodex Cards II

A couple more photos....

Calendar Rolodex Cards

I made several Rolodex cards for this posting. I used my Cuttlebug and K & Co. 3-D stickers to add dimension. I also used stickles, ribbon, dew drops, stamps from Stampington and Hero Arts, and rub-ons. Enjoy!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Calendar Rolodex Card

I am enjoying filling my Calendar Rolodex. I used my cuttlebug on the rolodex card. I also used my floral Penny Black Stamp. The worded stamp is from Autumn Leaves. I added some multi colored flowers to coordinate with the ribbon attachment. The dew drops were added to accent the floral stamp. Enjoy!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Calendar Rolodex Card

This is another one of my Calendar Rolodex cards. I used a cuttlebug strip on this card, and added a stamped layer. The focal image is stamped with my PSX Ford truck w/ sunflowers in the back. I accented this card with stickles, some ribbon, and a charm.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Calendar Rolodex Card

Today, I created a Calendar Rolodex card. These continue to be so much fun to create. The Recipe for this card is below:
Cuttlebug w/ Number Collage Embossing Folder
Paper Flower
Jewels (Michael's Dollar Spot)
Ghost Clock Transparency (Heidi Swapp)
Judikins Duster
CTMH Watermelon Ink
Rolodex Card

Monday, March 17, 2008

Calendar Rolodex Card

Today, I created another Calendar Rolodex card for my file. I used my cuttlebug to emboss the card. I added some chalk ink to enhance the embossing and a stamped layer. I then added some jewels, a flower, and some pink gingham ribbon.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Fabric Card II

I have been really enjoying playing with fabric. I found some really pretty pink and black fabric this weekend when one of my stampin buddies came into town. We had so much fun shopping for stampin goodies. The card that I created today was centered around the fabric that we found. I used cuttlebug layers to layer with-distressed them a little to add more defined texture. The floral stamps that I used as a background to the Verse stamp (Verses Rubber Stamps) are by Gelatin Stamps. I added some flowers and glitz to finish the card. Enjoy!

Friday, March 14, 2008

Fabric Card (Special Friends)

Today, I made a card using fabric as the background. I love the retro look of this card. I found the fabric at Fabric's by the Yard. The stamped images are by Gelatin Stamps. I finished the card by adding embellishments that coordinated with the fabric. I usually create about 4 of each card that I make for future card giving. I think I will create 8 of these...8:) The inspiration to use fabric came from my good friend, PF...8:) I will definitely create more with fabrics. I love the instant background and theme that the fabric provides.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

All Occasion Card

I decided to make an All Occasion card today. I used my cuttlebug for the background. The SU focal image is stamped in black, layered, and colored with Copic Marker B000. I added some satin ribbon and dew drops to complete the card. Enjoy!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

A Fresh Perspective-Day 30 of My 30 Day Challenge

Today is Day 30. I really didn't know how I would feel on today when I initially challenged myself. I can share that I feel wonderful. I feel stress free. I feel refreshed. The last 30 days have been so much fun. I have overstocked my card collection, used embellishments that I have not touched in years, created and finished some useful projects, and used a great deal of my stash. It is so much fun collecting it all, but even more fun using it and sharing the ideas with others. I hope that you all have had as much fun stopping by as I have had creating. Please continue to visit often and I will continue to create and share in the days to come.
I created the card of the day with a fresh perspective in mind. I used those fresh and fun papers from Bo Bunny, my lovely Penny Black stamp for the focal image, my Rubber Soul quote stamp, those perfect "when in doubt" dew drops, and some polka dot ribbon. Enjoy!

Monday, March 10, 2008

Calendar Rolodex Card-Day 29 of My 30 Day Challenge

Today, I created another Calendar Rolodex card. I used New England Ivy textured cardstock by Close to My Heart. The pattern on the cardstock was created by my Scor-Pal. The Birdie that I used is a cute Rub on that I found at Michael's. I finished this rolodex card by adding some ribbon, stickles, and a Memories clip.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Beeswax Card II-Day 28 of My 30 Day Challenge

I had so much fun with my Beeswax stamps and Copics, that I decided to do it all over again today. I used the very same technique as yesterday. My selections of Copics did change...8:) The Copic Markers that I used are: R02, R14, V99, YG95, and E08. Enjoy!

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Beeswax Card-Day 27 of My 30 Day Challenge

Today I wanted to play with my Copic Markers and one of my Beeswax stamps. I started this card by stamping on to white glossy cardstock with black stazon ink using my Beeswax stamp. I then chose Copic Markers: RV09, YG03, Y32, and Y35 to airbrush color on to my stamped glossy cardstock until I reached my desired look. I then trimmed my card down and used coordinating layers for a matted look. You can also achieve a similar look using the direct to paper technique. Both techniques yield beautiful results. Enjoy!

Friday, March 7, 2008

Thank You Card-Day 26 of My 30 Day Challenge

I received my Scor-Pal today. So guess what!!! I created a Thank You card with it. I used the Scor-Pal to create the diamond pattern on the background of this card. I used CTMH's New England Ivy cardstock and I layered with some Buttercup...Added my stamped layers and some ribbon too. I really enjoyed creating this effortless background for this card. Enjoy!

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Butterfly Magnets-Day 25 of My 30 Day Challenge

Today, I felt like creating some magnets. I used a butterfly stamp by Magenta to create the focal image. The image was stamped on to white glossy cardstock. I then added permanent dye based ink to the stamped glossy cardstock with sponge daubers. I layered to cardstock and then onto my domino. Embellished them with ribbon and dew drops. Then I added magnet pieces to the back of each domino.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

With Love Card- Day 24 of My 30 Day Challenge

Today, I felt like playing with my K and Co. papers some more. Yesterday I created a card using the same papers and my friendship stamp. I decided to use my Dandelion stamp by Hero Arts to create the focal image. The inks that I chose were SU's Blue Bayou and CTMH's Paperbag. I decided to stamp a quote in black from Love Quotes by CTMH also. I finished this card by adding some ribbon and a metal "With Love" tag.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Friendship Card-Day 23 of my 30 Day Challenge

Today, I wanted to play with some of my Vintage K & Co. paper that a friend gave to me for my birthday. I also used a PSX Friendship stamp and the background stamp is from SU. I used SU for the focal image and I antiqued the card more with a dusting of paperbag ink from CTMH. I finished the card with some velvet ribbon. Enjoy!

Monday, March 3, 2008

Mon Ami Card-Day 22 of My 30 Day Challenge

Today, I created this card with my Brushed Coneflower and my Mon Ami stamp. I thought that it would be nice to use some fun colors..So, I did.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Song Birds-Day 21 of My 30 Day Challenge

Today, I found some more cute shimmer Bird Rub-Ons that I wanted to play with. I created a couple of layers to adhere the birds to. The stamps used were my crackle stamp and CTMH's Memories set. I also used black ink, some ribbon, an All My Memores "Treasure" embellishment, and a black clip. All cardstock by CTMH. I love the shimmer on the Rub-Ons. Enjoy!

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Perfume Bottles-Day 20 of My 30 Day Challenge

Today, I created a card using some unmounteds by Lost Coast Designs, some K & Co. paper, and CTMH inks and cardstock. The papers have an antique feel and I thought the stamps of perfume bottles would be perfect with them. To finish the card, I added some ribbon and dew drops. Enjoy!

Friday, February 29, 2008

Calendar Rolodex Card

This is another insert created from my scrap stash for my Calendar Rolodex. Each day, I get closer and closer to completing the project...8:)

Sea Card-Day 19 of My 30 Day Challenge

Today, I am sharing a Sea card that I created. I used an ATC that I made to swap with my stamp group last month. In addition to the ATC, I used a cuttlebug collage layer, black mesh, letters, some ribbon, dew drops, and my crackle stamp. I also used some black ink and versamark ink to create the tone on tone look layered under the ATC. The ATC is airbrushed with Copic Markers. Left over ATC's are so much fun to use with other projects. I didn't know where I was going with this card initially, but I really enjoyed the end result.