Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Nature Walk Easter

Hi! I'm back with another Nature Walk card. I think I'm finally starting to get into this set. I wanted to do an easter card with the eggs from the set. I think it came out pretty cute. Of course its another vintage card. I feel like I can only do vintage and distressed with this set. Maybe i'll make that a challenge to NOT do any of that on the next card I do with this set. We'll see :) I started off with an Early Espresso based that I stamped with the music notes wheel (it's a little hard to see it in the photo). I then sprayed some Log Cabin smooch spritz on top of it. I think I went a little too heavy with it because it covered up a lot of the music notes. But it does have a pretty cool shimmer to it. Then while my music notes wheel was still a little dirty I ran it over the watercolor piece to give it a little something extra. Oh and the edges of all the pieces are sponged with Early Espresso. I then stamped the eggs 2 times on the watercolor paper in Early Espresso. I colored in the eggs with various inks and a blender pen. I like that the early espresso ink blended a little bit as I was coloring in the eggs. I then added some lace and tafetta ribbon. I saw this online and thought it was really cool to layer both of these ribbons. I used a large brown button I had and then added 2 little tags that say Happy Easter. I think I should have stamped them a little further down on the tag since part of the words are covered a bit by the button. But you get the idea. Or maybe next time I would add the sentiment under the eggs. Hmm I don't know which I would like better?? Well that's it for me today. I hope to work on some more cards tonight but I don't know. I'm trying to get back into some sort of working out and they offer classes at work. So I'm hoping to have the energy to go after work. And then I will probably be wiped out after that to do anything else for the evening, lol! Or maybe I will get my second wind! Have a nice day!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Nature Walk

Happy Snowy Wednesday! I can't believe I woke up to snow this morning. It wasn't a lot just enough to be annoying. I was so ready for the warm weather after we had a couple of nice days last week. I guess that was just a tease. Today's card uses the Nature Walk set. I bought this set thinking I would use it a lot and I think this is maybe the 2nd time I did. I really like the set but I was just having a hard time coming up with something I liked using it, so I just never did. But this weekend, I really wanted to put this set to use. I'm pretty happy with how the card came out so maybe it will get me to use the set more. Don't mind my tilted picture. :) I didn't realize the picture was so tilted until after I downloaded it. For the details, the layout is one that I just used the other day on the Sew Suite card, I just changed a couple of things. I used the Botanical Gazette DSP and Pear Pizazz cardstock along with Vanilla and Early Espresso cardstock (scallop strip). I stamped the leaves in Pear Pizazz and sponged the vanilla piece with Crumb Cake. I stamped the bird in Early Espresso, then I used sponge daubers to color him in. First I sponged him in Crumb Cake, then I added a little bit of Marina Mist to his belly and then added Early Espresso. And the finishing touch was Marina Mist ribbon. Enjoy!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Tour-de-Freaks - Weddings!

Welcome to the March 2011 Blog Tour. If you've just arrived from Wendy's blog. you've come to the right place! Didn't you just love all her projects! But don't worry, if you have started here, it will be possible to go completely to the end and arrive back here after going to the beginning of the tour!

This month's theme is Wedding Projects! Oh how I love doing wedding projects. So of course I had to participate in this month's tour. My first project is a super cute wedding card. This card would be for a fun loving couple. It's definitely a cutesy card and not your typical fancy card. But I still love it. I used a layout that I've done before with the owls for an engagement card. This time, I used penquins. Because they are already dressed up :) For the boy penquin, I just gave him some buttons using the smallest circles from the owl punch. For the bride, I gave her a nice pearl necklace and a little flower on her head. The flower (from Silouette Sentiments) is stamped in Pink Pirouette, cut out and a pearl was added to the center. I added some white tafetta ribbon, a pink button and the sentiment is from A Word For You. I'm not sure if you can see in the photo but the Baja Breeze paper is textured. It gives it a little something extra.

For my next project, I did a wedding invite sample. My brother is getting married next year on the beach so he wants something a little tropical. I did this invite in MDS. I added 2 palm trees from the Tropical Party set. I added the text and printed. Then I ran the belly band through the Big Shot with the lattice die texture plate. The belly band is used to hold all the extra pieces (rsvp, envelope, etc) behind the actual invite.

Thanks for checking out my projects. I hope you are enjoying the tour. Next up is Renee Van Stralen, with some fantastic projects!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Sew Suite Thanks

Hi! Today's card is a case of Sherri Barron's card here. I just changed the colors to Poppy Parade, Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizazz and Peach Parfait. The paper is from the In Color pack (hostess). The sentiment is from Thank You Kindly. I stamped the spools 2 times. Once on the colored paper and then then once on Crumb Cake. I only cut out the middle section of the colored pieces. I also stamped the ruler image above the ribbon. The ribbon is not SU, it was the closest yellow I had to Daffodil Delight. I just have a short post for you today. Have a nice afternoon!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Absolutely Fabulous

Happy Monday! I hope you had a good weekend. Luckily I was able to do some cards on Saturday plus make a yummy dinner. Then Sunday was filled with cleaning and organzing....yuck! At least we had another good dinner to end the weekend. I was working on organzing my craft room...what an undertaking that is. As if I didn't already know, but this was just proof that I have WAY too many stamps, papers, accessories! I need to condense. Well actually it's more like I need to make room because the new mini comes out soon and then the new catalog in July so I am definitely going to need space for all the new things I will want. I saw something similar to the layout for today's card online, so I had this idea in my head and I wanted to try it out. I think it came out cute. But maybe that's because I'm partial to that little dress form. So adorable! I just wrapped some Pretty in Pink tafetta ribbon around the form and added an Old Olive button. The ribbon is Certainly Celery satin and the DSP is Concord Crush from the In Color paper pack (hostess gift). This was a pretty quick card to make. I hope you like it!

Friday, March 11, 2011


Happy Saturday! Today's card was for the challenge on Splitcoast yesterday. The challenge was to do something fun to the edges of your card. I did not do anything crazy or out of the box. I just simply sponged the edges of everything. However, now looking at my photo its a little hard to even see that. Oh well. Its there! Anyway, I used some Springtime Vintage paper which I printed from My Digital Studio (since I don't have this paper). I sponged all around those edges in Crumb Cake. On the crumb cake piece, I went over it lightly with the music notes wheel and sponged those edges. The sentiment from Bliss is stamped in Always Artichoke and sponged with Very Vanilla. I added a few butterflies and some Baja Breeze seam binding. I'm not totally sure I like how this came out. I wasn't sure where I was going with this card when I started. I had one idea when I started and this was completely different than that idea. :) I think I need to get back in my stamping groove. Its been a few days since I've done any stamping. I'm hoping to do a few things this weekend. So far we have no plans. Just the usual cleaning, laundry and what not for the weekend. How fun, lol! Well I hope you have a great weekend!

Monday, March 7, 2011

April Card Class

Hello! I hope everyone had a good weekend. This weekend, I worked on some cards for my upcoming class in April. I used the cute Aviary bird set as well as some bright spring colors. I am so ready for spring/summer to get here. These cards were inspired by several cards I saw on Splitcoast. I just changed them up a bit. We will also be doing a 3-d project which I am still working on. If you would like more info on this class, please send me an email. Enjoy!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Bridal Shower Glam

Hello everyone! Happy Thursday! I woke up this morning thinking that it was Friday and was very disappointed when I realized I still have 2 more days of work, ugh! Well hopefully today will go quick. We are having dinner with my brother and his fiance tomorrow night at PF Changs and I cannot wait to go!! Anyway, today's card is for a bridal shower for a friend of mine. I am so happy with how this came out (except for a couple of the smears on the background..oops!). This card pretty much came out how I envisioned it would be. I saw the idea from Heather Klump to wrap ribbbon around the dress form and I thought it was the cutest thing ever! That kind of pushed me over the edge to get the Sew Suite set. I was back and forth with this set because I really didn't think I would get enough use out of it. But I figure I could use that dress form for the tons of bridal showers I have to go to, lol! This card is based off of the couple's wedding invitation which you can see in the picture below. I used the damask image from Bliss for the background. Then added some Melon Mambo cardstock. The ribbon is not SU. I would have possibly used some black satin ribbon but unfortunately I didn't have any. Surprisingly I do not have any black ribbon whatsoever. I guess I'll be adding that to my next order! Then I stamped the dress form on Sahara Sand, wrapped it with the white organza ribbon and added some rhinestones to jazz it up. I added it to a black oval, then added the sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes. I hope you like it!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Birthday Flowers

Hello everyone! It's been a while. I took a couple of days off after the blog tour and then I got sick with some kind of stomach bug that knocked me out the rest of the week and into the weekend. I'm finally starting to feel better this week. Today's card didn't really come out how I envisioned it in my head. Oh well. I guess this is what happens after taking a week break. I hope to get back into the swing of things this week. For this card I used the Sweet Summer (SAB) Friends Never Fade and On Your Birthday sets. The colors used were Pear Pizazz, Daffodil Delight and Pacific Point. I added some Daffodil ribbon and rhinestones. I plan to start working on some cards for my next class. I have some cute ideas so lets hope those turn out how I planned! :) Have a nice day!