Thursday, December 17, 2009

5+1 Friend Swap

I made this card for the most recent swap I joined. It was a friend / thinking of you swap. I had so much fun working on this card because it didn't have any color or size restrictions so I was able to use my favorite colors and as many layers and embellishments as I wanted. I just hope they like it as much as I do :) CS I used were chocolate chip, pretty in pink, very vanilla and razzleberry lemonade dsp. The sentiment and image are both su. The image was colored in with many marvelous markers. Sentiment was stamped with chocolate chip ink. I used su very vanilla wide ribbon for the bow and liquid pearls for the dots on chocolate chip scallop punched edge :) On pink and vanille layered cs i used my d'vine swirl embossing folder and ran them together through my cb. enjoy!!

Recipe Card Swap

I used certainly celery cs for my 3x5 recipe card. i also used su dsp cottage wall for accent on criss cross card to hold 3x5 recipe card. i used gold stickles to each corner for fun accent. on recipe card i added a tab with su tab punch and punched a hole with su slot punch to add ribbon bow pull.

Double Diagonal Card

This double diagonal card was made with 1 piece of 8.5x11 cs and folded into this design. the dsp is su razzleberry lemonade. the cs's used were both from the new in colors. main image and sentiment were stamped with memento black ink and colored in with many marvelous markers. i used cb swirl embossing folder for white part of larger tag to add accent and background design. flower is melon mambo new in color cs and was punched with large scallopcircle puinch from su. then i cut into it at every petal and in between each petal and curled like you would for ribbon. then i placed a flower and brad in center of larger flower.To my beautiful friend , enjoy!

Birthday ATC

This atc measures 2.5x3.5. First layer is lovely lilac. Second layer is pink passion. Sentiment is stamped with basic black ink. I used 4 black brads and placed them each at the corners. Image was stamped with versamark pad and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.

Birthday Inchie

I made this inchie for a birthday inchie swap. The first layer is real red in 1 1/4 x 1 1/4" square. The next layer is pink passion 1 1/8 x 1 1/8 " square. The next layer is whisper white 1" square. Sentiment and image are stamped in basic clack ink. Image was colored in with prismacolor color pencils. I used red hemp twine for a small bow. I hope you like it as much as I do :)

Friday, November 13, 2009

This is a circle tag/ornament that i made for christmas. i used my 2 way glue pen on the edges for dazzling diamonds glitter accent.
This is a 3x3 christmas card i made using my new favorite angel stamp. I heat embossed the ornaments with clear embossing powder. and used whisper white sheer ribbon. i colored in the angel with my su markers.
This atc was made for a glittery birthday swap. enjoy!!
This is an atc gift tag. wow when i think back this was actually one of my first atc type cards and i like it alot. i used all kinds of accents and embellishments. :-)
I made this card for valentine's day :) I used a faux stitching technique which was new to me so  i hope you like it. my favorite color combo chocolate chip and cameo coral :) enjoy!!

I had to use going gray for this crad which is not a color i would normally use so it was a challenge for me. i also used tempting turquoise and stamped image and sentiment on vellum paper and held it together with gold brads.
delight in life card. i used heat embossing for this card on the flowers, bacground image and the smaller flower.
   this card was made for a lovely lilac swap for my demo meeting. i stamped the image and sentiment on vellum paper. i punched the flowers from a su punch and held them to the card with white heat embossed brads. i wrapped the card with an elegant eggplant ribbon knot.


This card was made for a cameo coral challenge. I used heat embossing for the flowers on the background piece. ribbon is from martha stewart. flower has been colored in with cameo coral marker and is held to card with a brad. i then sponged edges with chocolate chip ink pad.

this is an atc that i made for a swap i joined. i watercolored the main image. icolored the flower with my marker and held the flower and ribbon together with a brad. friend to friend sentiment was cut out with a su punch. the second layer was embossed with my dots cb folder.
This card was made for a teal swap challenge. I used very vanilla cs and stamped a bacgroung image in taken with teal. T scalloped boxes were punched with a su punch and the smaaller square as well and the image was watercolored onto the square watercolor paper.
This card was made for for a black and white challengeI entered. I used paper piercing and dry embossing on vellum cardstock. This card was really fun to make.
This card was made for my daughters thank you cards for her birthday party. they were really easy and fun tp make with her.

This card was made for my blush blossom challenge. First layer is chocolate chip layered with blush blossom that was stamped with bella toile background stamp using chocolate chip ink. Then I used my scalloped nestabilities circle to layer my main image which was stamped with chocolate chip on very vanilla cs then colored using su markers. Image and sentiment from su. Chocolate chip ribbon bow layered with pretty flower and pewter brad. Then sentiment layered with oval scallop punch, large oval punch, then small oval punch.

This card was made using not quite navy, chocolate chip, and whisper white cs layered with pieces of stampin up dsp. Image and semtiment were stamped using chocolate chip and garden green inks. Imaged was layered on chocolate ship ans I used scallop punch all around. For sentiment piece I used designer labl punch and 1" circle punch and small oval punch. Ribbon used is 5/8" very vanilla and 1/4" chocolate chip and I used pretty flowere layered with not quite navy circle punch and pewter brad. :) Enjoy!

This card was made using handsome hunter cs layered with so saffron cs then image was stamped on naturals white cs. Image and sentiment were stamped with chocolate chip ink then colored in with su's many marvelous markers. Edges were sponged with ranger's distress ink in vintage photo. Card front measures 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 and was made for my demonstrator meeting card front swap. Enjoy!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Vintage Christmas Inchie

I made this inchie for my vintage christmas inchie swap. I used an angel holding ornaments from lockhart stamps. I layered her on real red and gold cs.

Anything Goes! Christmas Inchie

I made this inchie for my most recent inchie swap. The image is from stampin up. I first sprayed glitter on whisper white cs and stamped image in chocolate chip and colored it in using creamy caramel marker and added a red dot using my real red marker and layered that on glorious green and real red cs.

Blue White Silver Christmas Inchie

This inchie was made for my most recent swap and the theme was blue/white or blue/silver but I combined all 3 colors :) I love this combo so much for the holidays. It just makes the holidays so cold and frosty. Stamped image from stampin up and stamped in night of navy ink and star image was stamped and embossed with versamark and silver embossing powder. Then I added little diamonds that I think I bought at hobby lobby in the center of the star and at each corner.

Whimsical Christmas Inchie

Whimsical christmas inchie swap. Image and sentiment is a retired stampin up set the world over and was paper pieced onto glittered white inchie and over that I added white flock as snow on ground and santa hat. I used real red marker to color in hat and heart. Frosty nights, warm hearts :)

Cherry Crowns 6x6 Recipe Card

Cherry crowns 6x6 recipe card swap. 1st layer is stampin up dsp, 2nd layer is only orange, 3rd layer is real red, whisper white layer has red flower and brad and orange grosgrain ribbon. Image is stamped and embossed.

Spinach Fruit Salad With Raspberry Vinaigrette 6x6 Recipe Card

Spinach fruit salad with raspberry vinaigrette 6x6 recipe card swap. 1st layer is bella rose dsp. 2nd layer is pretty in pink. 3rd layer is certainly celery. whisper white layer is paper pierced and added a flower with brad and stamped sentiments with pretty in pink.

Friday, October 30, 2009

The Dress Card

This card was made using a templete from my monthly demo meeting. The belt is ribbon and used a flowers bad for buckle. The purse was made using tab punch folded in half and small ovall folded in half layered over it and oval crap as handle with small brad on purse lid. too cute :)

Pretty Plum

This card was made using my cb dots embossing folder and the dark purple layer. Then I used the top note die on the white layer, turned it and ran it through again giving me a medallion type look. I used rock n roll method for ctamped image making center of image appear lighter :) Then I used 5 pewter brads on image and paper pierced around image. Then I added a white riboon around dark purple layer.

Pretty In Pink

I made this card using my cb swirl embossing folder on the darker pink color and then using my scalloped border punch on the right edge.. Then I cut and embossed the white layer using my rectangular nestabilities die then I sponged it using chocolate chip ink. Image was stamped using chocolate chip ink and colored in with prismacolor pencils. White ribbon was wrapped around darker pink cb swirl embossed layer.

All Yellows

I made this yellow card usind my cb swirls embossing folder on the darker yellow layer. Then I used the top note die on the white layer and edged that with my red marker. Cupcakes and stand and balloon were colored with markers. Very vanilla ribbon with small real red ribbon wrapped around top note die white layer :) Enjoy!!

3x3 Card and Post It Note Holder

I made this 3x3 card and post it note holder for one of our school teachers for the first day of school. Wrapped it all together with repurposed ribbon :) The teachers really enjoyed thes gifts :)

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Birthday Present

This gift was wrapped with this beautiful hemp paper I found at a local craft store in my area, Stamp Antonio :) I got the gold ribbon there as well. The card was a card that I received from a card swap.

Birthday Present

I used hemp paper to wrap this gift. Beautiful silk and organza ribbon with a puffy flower bow I made myself by cutting and curling vellum paper. The card was a card I received from a card swap :)

Boy Birthday Card

This was a card that I made for a boy/girl birthday card swap. First I used my cb swirl embossing folder on the green layer. Then I used the top note die for the blue layer. Ihen I used the flower die for the yellow flowers :) TOO CUTE :)

Girl Birthday Card

This was first a birthday card that I made for my best frien's daughter then it turned into a copy for a girl/boy birthday card swap i signed up for. So, it was the perfect card :)I used another new stampin up die, the top note. Too cute, i ove it and all the ideas and uses for it that I've seen. :)

Thinking Of You

Thinking of you card made with new scalloped border punch. Then i pierced border with my crafter's tool kit. Flowers are water colored and sentiment is stamped.

Shimmery Glittery Dots and Flowers

This card was made for a dots swap. So, ofcourse I ran to my cuttlebug swiss dots embossing folder, kinda my new favorite :) Cardstock is green galore and pixie pink and whisper white. Image is watercolored on white with water color crayons in earth elements and edges sponged with pink ink. Sentiment stamped with pink on pink and i used 2 white brads and stampin up punches to add some "punch" lol. Then the entire card was sprayed with rangers glimmer mist in pearl. I love that spray too :)

Hailey's Valentine Cards

I had to make almost 30 of these :( She wanted my handmade ATC's as her valentine's day cards. The base is 2.5x3.5 in whisper white, the next layer is real red that I ran through my CB with swiss dots embossing folder. Then I rubbed basic black ink on both the white and red layers. Both image and sentiment are stampin up.

Girls Pretty Stationery

This is a set of statinery that I made for my daughter's birthday. It holds 12 notecards and 12 envelopes. She really liked it and thought it was very pretty. I owe big thanks for the layout to Cambria Turnbow :)

Monday, October 26, 2009

Cool Boy Stationery

This is a stationery set that I made for my son. It includes 12 notecards and 12 envelopes. I found this really cute idea and template from a blog I follow by Cambria Turnbow.

Just My Style

This card was made for a red and black swap I signed up for. The card base was red and the Bella's Border Wheel was stamped in basic black ink and then the card base was sponged with basic black ink to give it that smoky, sexy effect :) Then, I layered basic black, real red, and whisper white for main image and sentiment which was stamped with basic black ink. The image was colored in with markers. Then I added dazzling diamond glitter with a 2 way glue pen to hat brim and earring on image. The lips were colored in with red marker then I put crystal effects to make lips look glossy. I added a flower that I colored red with my markers and added some glitter and a silver brad :)

Twinchie Swap

Also my first attempt at twinchies which I wish was better. Next time :)

Inchie Swap

My first inchie attempt and first inchie swap. It was just one layer of inchie square from ellen hutson and the stamped image and sentiment are from her store as well. My next one's are getting better :)

Spring ATC Swap

My spring atc swap card. I used my stampin' up serene spring stamp set. Cardstocks colors are creamy caramel, blush blossom and very vanilla. Each layer was sponged with chocolate chip. Image was stamped with chocolate chip and colored in with many marvelous markers :)

2008 Coaster Calendar

I made these coaster calendars for the 2008 year. I used the coasters you get from Chili's :) Usually they put a big stack on your table. All the pages were tied together with hemp twine.