Thursday, February 26, 2009

Just Bee-cause

I stamped this for no particular reason...well, I was avoiding my studies. Had a big exam yesterday, so I would color, then study, then color, then study....
I think I did OK. Well, at least I think I passed! Stamp is Stampabilities, cut with Nestabilities, background is Cuttlebug, prismacolor pencils and gamsol and I added shine to their wings.
I think these little guys are too cute!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Snail Mail

My favorite tool in card making is my Cricut Expressions machine. One of the first carts I got was Walk In My Garden, and I mainly got it for the flowers. Last night I took another peek at it and decided to use the snail. I thought "she" came out great. You know how sometimes you're happy with a creation and sometimes you're REALLY happy? Well, I'm REALLY happy about this one. Hmmm...who to send it to...?
I think I cut her at 3" but I could be wrong on that one. I did the shift for the shell in DP and sewed it in place. The sign is also from the WIMG cart. Added brads, flowers, ink to shade, and handcut the grass.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Little Dragon

This little guy is a doodlebat that I printed on cardstock, hand colored with pencils and mineral spirits, and heat embossed clear. He is just too cute! I really like him alot.

The stamp is from yet another set of Inkadinkado stamps that I found at Costco two weeks ago...but this time, it was 4 sets of stamps for $6.50! I think you just have to go at the right time.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

G Stamps

That's kind of a funny title. Anyway, Michael's is re-stocking their shelves and they put out some new g-stamps.

This little chick (one of my new g-stamps) is cut in yellow and red (for the beak) and paper pieced. He's too cute. Oh, and I got this great cardstock stack at Joanns for 50% off. I'll be using more of this!

This sheep (another g-stamp) is so sweet. His head is stamped on tan and pieced together, then I heat embossed the entire image for a little shine. Of course, I had to use chipboard! All the papers are from my unknown stack.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Using Chipboard!!

So I got this pack of plain chipboard shapes sometime last year at Michael's thinking I could embellish my cards. Well, a year later I stumble across the new package of shapes and think "what do I do with these?" Well, here's my first attempt and I now LOVE chipboard!!

Card for sale here. Update: SOLD.
So I LOVE Tacky Glue. I put the glue on the chipboard, placed it on the paper and let it dry for a few minutes. I used my Xacto knife to cut my paper as close to the chipboard as possible. Then I used one of those disposable nail files to "soften" the edges and blend the paper into the chipboard. Added a couple buttons using Zots, stamped the image and sentiment, then framed the image with my newly created chipboard embellishment!
The owl stamp is from my great Costco buy of Inkadinkado stamps, and the Hello is a dollar stamp from Michaels.

Friday, February 6, 2009

The Dress and a Card

First I want to post a pic of the dress my Brother's SO made for my daughter. I don't think this pic does it any justice. It is so beautiful in real life and I'm just so impressed...and waiting for the day my girl finally gets to wear it!

Now for the card. I went to my very first Stampin' Up "Stamp Camp" where you get a chance to purchase used (and some new) sets that the reps no longer want. I also got to make some really cute projects! Anyway, this stamp comes from a demonstrator set (they were not for sale to the public) - so it was a set of 4 stamps for only 5 bucks! And believe me, in Stampin' Up world, that's a GREAT deal!
What's so great about these stamps are if you have lots of ink colors or stamp markers, you can coordinate the image to your CS or DP.
Of course these stamps fit the scallop punch perfectly - that's Stampin' Up for you. Always coordinating.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Beautiful Dress

As I titled this entry, I realized I should have taken a pic of the beautiful dress my Big Brother's S.O. Sharon made for my little girl. I think I will do that and post it tomorrow. It's just gorgeous. Sharon loves her doggies (like we all do), so I put together this thank you card using the Paper Pups cart.

I had to do a couple of cuts to get the colors I wanted, but I think the DP looks a little psychedelic. I added a brad and I "ruff-ed" up the edges a bit...I know, I know.


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