Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Hapy Monday!

Happy Monday Everyone!  I had the best dinner last night with my parents and son at Red Lobster... a late Birthday dinner compliments of my parents.  It was SO nice to get together and just relax with good food and good company. 

I saw this card somewhere on someones blog but I can't for the life of me remember where (if it is your card that I cased let me know and I will give you credit for this great design).  The original card was turned the other way but and was a little different but I wanted to try and duplicate the technique. 

This was my first attempt at a rolled flower and it took me several tries to get this one.  I watched (my stamping idol) Jennifer McGuire's tutorial and it was really helpful.  I am still not happy with it and will be practicing more in the future.   Jennifer's flower were also heat embossed but I left this one plain paper.  I sprayed the flower with too much Perfect Pearls but I kinda like the way is came out with the pearl spray pooling.  I guess the old saying "there are no mistakes in stamping... only embellishment opportunities" is right.  The link for Jennifer's tutorial is at the end of this post if anyone wants to try it.   She is an amazing stamper. 

I also tried Ranger's Distressed Embossing Ink... I think I actually like it much better than Versamark.  It is "stickier" and I think the embossing powder sticks better to it.  


Cardstock: Gina K White, Basic Grey
Ink: Ranger Distressed Embossing, Ranger Distressed Inks
Stamps: Hero Arts, Papertrey Ink
Accessories: Hero Arts pearls, Perfect Pearls mist, Martha Stewart pearl brad
Tools: Tim Holtz Ink Blending tool, Embossing Powder (clear)

 Jennifer McGuire's Rolled Flower Tutorial

Saturday, November 27, 2010

I'm on a roll...

Last night/this morning I was up until 3:30 AM stamping.  I started out slow and re-did the same dingdang card FIVE times but I am finally happy with it.  I will post it later this week.  I also made 4 other cards and will also post those after I get them photographed. Like I said... I am on a roll!

I made this card a few weeks ago and I wish the photo did it justice.  The colors are SO vivid and it was sprayed with Perfect Pearls mist so it really shimmers.  All of the stamps are Hero Arts and the inks are Ranger Distressed...two of my favorite products!

I am off to do some more stamping... I have lots of card ideas bouncing around in my head!


Cardstock: SU black, Gina K White and Kraft
Ink: Versafine black, Ranger Distressed Inks
Stamps: Hero Arts
Accessories: Hero Arts pearls color with Copic markers, Perfect Pearls mist
Tools: Tim Holtz Ink Blending tool,  Copic markers

Friday, November 26, 2010

Well I am back and I was given an award...

I gave it to myself but I won't tell if you won't!  I am now the official recipient of the "Most Inconsistent Blogger Award".    I tell ya it was a lot of work to get this award... a case of Impetigo on my face, the return of C. Diff, helping my son move into a bigger apartment and hurting my back, and just plain not feeling too great.  I hope I can be more consistent in the future... I will try.  Thanks to all of you (okay... few of you) that have stuck with me and my sad little blog.

I do have a card for today.  I have been following Jennifer McGuire's Holiday Thinking Inking classes at the 2 Peas in a Bucket website.  I tried making a clear card and I think it turned out okay... the hardest part was creasing the acetate!  I definitely need to get some Hero Arts pre-folded acetate cards and soon!

I tried a new designer paper on this card... Kaisercraft.  I really like that it has punch out borders and tags with the pad.


Cardstock: Gina K white, acetate
Designer Paper:  Kaisercraft Utopia 6x6 pad
Ink: Versafine black
Stamps: Hero Arts Birthday Messages 2010
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Tattered Floral die,  misc. brad
Tools: Cuttlebug  & embossing folder (Divine Swirls)

 Jennifer McGuire's Holiday Thinking Inking 2010