Saturday, May 12, 2012

Been doing some... cutting!

I've been taking an online card class in die cutting and also, most importantly, how to use my Silhouette electronic die cutter.  I never really used my Silhouette that much but now I am using it all the time... I am so in  love with my little machine!

I made this card with no stamping... I just found a butterfly shape I liked, duplicated and resized it, and stacked the layers.  I also cut the sentiment out.  All the cutting files are from the Silhouette store... and they were only 99 cents each  Once you purchase the cutting files you can use them as much as you want and resize them as you like.  Pretty neat if you ask me  and a lot cheaper than buying multiple dies!

I'll have some more cards from the class and will post them when I have time. 


Cardstock: SU Black
Paper:  Basic Grey
Ink:  None!
Stamps: None!
Embellishments:  wired twine

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Velveteen Technique...

I tried this "Velveteen" technique created by the fabulous Shari Carroll from Hero Arts.  You can check out the tutorial  HERE.  It was fun and I really like the effect.  The metal butterfly was an afterthought... it's been sitting on my desk and I am not sure if I like it or not on this card.  It looks a lot better in person than on this scan. 


Cardstock: Hero Arts Lilac notecards, white cardstock
Ink:  Hero Arts Shadow Inks (Lilac, Bubble Gum, and Wet Cement), Hero Arts White,
Memento black
Stamps: Hero Arts, Papertrey Ink
Embellishments:  Hero Arts pearls, metal Butterfly

Monday, March 12, 2012

Birthday card for my Dad...

I made this card a while back for my Dad's birthday, which is  coming up at the end of the week.  He will be 79 and loves flying RC planes.  I hope he likes it!

I know I have been MIA for quite a while but some days I am just not feeling very well, which means I don't feel like stamping or doing much else.  I am finally getting caught up here at home so hopefully I can stamp more instead of doing housework and trying to catch up.  *fingers crossed*


Cardstock: Gina K Pure Luxury (white), SU black, misc. cloud paper
Ink:  Memento
Stamps:  Papertrey Ink
Tools: Cloud die cuts, Prismacolor pencils and Goo Gone, embossing folder, string

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Summer Camp - Week One Technique Challenge

The technique challenge for this week was to make a window card using this weeks color combo:

Here is what I came up with at 2 AM this morning when my mojo decided to show up LOL.  Hey, what can I say, when the mojo shows up you just have to take advantage of it and STAMP!


Cardstock: Gina K Pure Luxury (white)
Ink:  Memento
Stamps: Hero Arts/Basic Grey, Papertrey Ink
Tools: Memento marker, Nestabilities, circle punches, twine

I'm off to Summer Camp... Week One Color Combo

I'm off to Summer Card Camp (online) with Jennifer McGuire and Kristina Werner, as well as many other talented guests.  It's week one and here's the color combo:

This color combo is really out of the box for me.  I tend to stick with more muted colors and it took me a while to come up with an idea.  Here is the card I came up with:

I'm really looking forward to seeing what other fun ideas and color combos are coming up... I have a technique card to post too so check back later...


Cardstock: Gina K Pure Luxury (white), SU (black)
Patterned Paper:  Bo Bunny Dots
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Stamps: Hero Arts, Papertrey Ink
Tools: Cuttlebug, embossing folder, Hero Arts pearls

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Distressed Ink...

I love Distressed Ink!  I love the way the colors blend so you can create beautiful effects.   For this card I heat embossed Hero Arts "Large Flower Pattern" on white cardstock and colored it with Distress Inks and a sponge dauber.  I love the way it turned out... the colors are really vibrant!

I've been doing quite a bit of stamping lately so I will try and get some new cards posted soon!


Cardstock: Gina K Pure Luxury (white)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark, various Distressed Inks
Stamps: Hero Arts (Large Flower Pattern), unknown set for sentiment,
Tools: sponge dauber, white embossing powder, heat tool

Saturday, March 12, 2011

For Caleb...

I made this card for one of my dearest friends' son, Caleb, who turned five this past November.  I always struggle to make masculine and kids cards but I am pretty happy with how this one turned out.

I used Stampendous "Hot Botz" to build the robot.  The set is really versatile... all the parts ore separate so you can pick and choose how you want your robot to look.  The sentiment was from another set (sorry but I don't remember which one).   It was also used on the inside of the card which says "Happy Beep Beep Birthday". The only thing I wish I would have changed is to use silver paper and a diamond plate embossing folder for the white layer...

I hope to get back to doing more blogging soon... I am finally getting somewhat healthy again and am now just trying to get my house cleaned after being sick for almost two months. 


Cardstock: Gina K Pure Luxury (white), SU (real red and brilliant blue)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Stazon silver metllic
Stamps: Stampendous (Hot Botz), Cornish Heritage Farms (Diamond Plate Backgrounder), Hero Arts (word bubble), unknown set for sentiment,
Accessories: screw top brads, wiggle eyes
Tools: Copic markers

Friday, December 17, 2010

I fell in love...

I fell in love with this paper the minute I saw it.  The color are so pretty and it just made my happy. 

The stamp is form Stampin' Up and I had to add some white polka dots to the girls dress so it matched the paper. 

I will be taking a week or two off from blogging... my husband is coming home tomorrow on leave and I haven't seen him for 8-1/2 months.  I am SO excited.  For those of you that don't know, he is serving in the US Coast Guard and is stationed in Kodiak, Alaska.

I'm off to play with the new toy FedEx delivered today... a Tim Holtz Vagabond.  It's my Christmas gift from my hubby.  He is a keeper!


Cardstock: Gina K Pure Luxury (white)
Designer Paper:  Unknown from my stash
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Stamps: Stampin' Up (Summer by the Sea)
Accessories: white ribbon
Tools: Copic markers

Friday, December 10, 2010

Way out of my comfort zone...

I love Asian themed cards... my friend Pat (waving at Pat!) makes the most beautiful Asian cards so I thought I would go outside of my comfort zone and use a stamp I have had for a long time... Hero Arts' Haiku Bunny. 

It was pretty simple to make... and I did very little coloring on the image because the paper is so bold I wanted to keep the image simple.  I will be trying more Asian cards when I have time... using Pat as my inspiration... Love ya Pat!


Cardstock: Gina K Pure Luxury (white), SU black
Designer Paper:  From my stash
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Stamps: Hero Arts
Accessories: black ribbon
Tools: Copic marker

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Distress Inks... a quick post!

My favorite inks are Ranger's Distressed Ink.  They are so versatile.  I used blues and purples for this card, blending the two colors together over an embossed stamped image.  I also added some white dots with a white pen and some Hero Arts Pearls along with some white ribbon from my stash. 

It's late and I am off to sleep... my two dogs are on the bed waiting for me!


Cardstock: Gina K Pure Luxury (white)
Ink:  Ranger Distressed Embossing, Ranger Distressed Inks
Stamps: Penny Black
Accessories: Hero Arts pearls, Perfect Pearls mist, white ribbon
Tools: Tim Holtz Ink Blending tool, white embossing powder, Bow Easy