Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Bon Voyage!

My sister's co-worker asked me to make several cards for some people at her work who will be retiring soon...5, I believe. This is the first card I created for her. I guess he likes to travel and I really don't have a lot of stamps with that theme but I do have Boatloads of Love from Stampin' Up.

I stamped the image with Staz-On Jet Black ink and colored it with aqua painter with Prisma Watercolor Pencils. The card base is stamped with the Canvas background. All 3 cloud puffs are cut out and popped up with dimensionals and added Crystal Stickles. Silver eyelets were used for the windows. The sentiment was printed in the computer and punched it with Word Window Punch (we actually, changed the sentiment from "Happy trails to you" to "Bon Voyage") but just didn't have the chance to take a photo of it.

Stamps: Boatloads of Love and Canvas background by Stampin' Up

Paper: Whisper White, Always Artichoke and Night of Navy cardstock from Stampin'Up .

Ink: StāzOn Jet Black

Accessories: Word Window Punch, Silver eyelets, Crystal Stickles, Stampin' dimensional and Always Artichoke ribbon

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

I sure do love you

David's in Mexico for a week for some softball tournament and he'll be back this Sunday. Toni did some drawings and letters for her Dad and we'll be putting her artwork and letters inside this card.

I just love the way this card came out and wanted to use the same layout...well, everything's the same except for the sentiment which I also found at Michael's dollar bin. The color combo is not so manly but I sure hope he likes it!

Stamps: I do love you from Michael's dollar bin

Paper: Rose Red, Very Vanilla cardstock from Stampin' Up and Designer Paper Marcella by K.

Ink: Basic Black from Stampin' Up

Accessories: Extra Jumbo Marvy Scallop Punch, Brown Satin Ribbon and Heart silver brad.

Happy Birthday, Luz!

I really need to find some time to stamp ... I'm so busy with work, our kitchen and bathroom being renovated (yes, it's finally done! "Doing the happy dance with a big grin on my face") and my daughter's homework. I have tons of birthdays, retirement, Christmas and get-well cards that I have do. Even with yesterday's holiday (Veteran's day) and my daughter's in school, I thought I would have lots of time to stamp and get started with my cards, but the construction guys did some last minute changes at the house and I was not able to do anything except for this card! (Well, at least I have 1 crossed off my list).

Another quick card for a friend of mine here at work. The card base is one of my favorite Stampin' Up colors which is Bashful Blue. I also used Very Vanilla and Green Galore. The patterned paper is a left-over from this frame, and as you can see, that the apron she's wearing is the same as the patterned paper. Both sentiment and image is from Stamping Bella, and the polka dots ribbon is from Michael's. Happy Birthday, Luz!

Stamps: Cakeabella and Happy Birthday sentiment from Stamping Bella

Paper: Bashful Blue, Green Galore, Very Vanilla CS from Stampin' Up and Paterned Paper by Fresh Print

Ink: Basic Black and Chocolate Chip Classic Ink from Stampin' Up

Accessories: Green polka-dot ribbon, Crystal Stickles

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Ways to use Velvet

Thursday is Ways To Use It Challenge at SCS (Splitcoaststampers), this is an invitation to everyone to create a card using a particular product or tool. And today's challenge is to make something with velvet (velvet papers, velvet brads, velvets ribbons...and so on).

With all kinds of supplies I have at home, this is probably the only thing that I don't have a lot (Velvet I mean). I actually got this Velvet Blossoms by Maya Road from PapertreyInk couple of months ago and just never had the chance to play with it, and this is why I love these challenges from SCS...it forces you to use your stuff laying around.

Stamps: Polka Dots & Petals, Absolutely Fabulous by Stampin' Up

Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Green Galore and Tempting Turquiose cardstock from Stampin' Up

Ink: Real Red, Green Galore and Tempting Turquiose Classic Ink from Stampin' Up

Accessories: Velvet Blossoms by Maya Road, Circle Punch, Non-SU Ribbon, Stampin' Dimentional and Silver Brad

Hello again!

Another quick card for today using the same stamp I used yesterday. I've seen this sketch some time ago from one of the blogs I visit but of course I can't remember where. Anyway, before I put this stamp away and never be seen for awhile, I thought of making another quick card and this is what I came with.

I got these polka dot prima flowers that came on a clear plastic paint cans on sale at Target for $2.99 and there's about 30 or more flowers, I put an adhesive rhinestones in the middle of the flower.

Stamps: Hello, good friend from Michael's dollar bin

Paper: Pretty in Pink, Pixie Pink, Green Galore and Whisper White from Stampin' Up.

Ink: Basic Black from Stampin' Up.

Accessories: Polka dot prima flowers, adhesive rhinestone and pink sheer ribbon

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Hello there!

It's been weeks since the last time I've inked any of my rubbah and been dying for some stamping but life's been so hectic lately. So, after getting home at 11 o'clock last night (had to stay with my sisters boys last night while she helped out her sister-in-law whose opening a restaurant today... Pen, don't forget I'm charging $20.00/hour for both of them...LOL!) I wanted to do a quick card, this card is for nobody in particular but I'll have one handy to give to someone for a quick hello. Will you be that someone?

I got this stamp "Hello, good friend" at Michael's dollar bin (don't you just love those dollar bins?). The base of the card and the Extra Jumbo Marvy scallop is Rose Red cardstock from Stampin' Up , the polka dot paper is from Magnolia Collection by My Minds Eye and tied with a brown satin ribbon. The sentiment "hello" has a small flower on the letter "O" and instead of just plain stamp flower I added a pink flower brad.

Hope you're having a nice day today!

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Halloween Pictures

Here's some pictures taken last Wednesday, October 31st

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Lauren Meader from My Time... has been sharing her family pictures using Smilebox and I have always wanted to try it. I had the chance to take some time-off at work on Halloween and I was able to go to my daughter's school and take some pictures.

They're so easy to use, download, insert some pictures, preview and send. Don't believe me? You're just gonna have to try it for yourself Flirty 2