Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Easter Place Cards

These are place cards that I made for our family Easter Dinner this weekend. Last night, for some reason, I was having such a hard time finding papers that matched... but I think they are good Easter colors in the end. I printed out the names using my computer and then cut them out using a small Spellbinder label die. They are half of a standard quarter size card and that made them difficult to photo in detail! The photo above is a shot of the group of them and below is the design for all the boys in the family :

Now here is the 'girly' design. I just love the purple and pearls!

Stamps : g studios (Easter joy)
Paper : The Paper Company (Crystal white), Bo Bunny and DCWV
Ink : Staz-On Black
Accessories : KaiserKraft Pearls, Scallop punch, Spellbinders Label Die, Medium Circle Punch

Friday, March 26, 2010

Cute Easter Chicks

Good morning everyone!

I just had to play around with this stamp from Elzybells. I think I got it last Spring but this was the first time I was brave enough to use it. I took a lot longer to color in than I first thought(!) I chose the colors from the Nana's Kids stack from DCWV and of course, used my PrismaColor pencils to color in the image. The colors are so pretty - I don't think my camera does it justice. (I need to learn how to play around with my cameras settings so that I can show the best possible images on my blog.)

Stamps : Elzybells
Paper : The Paper Company, Bazzill, SU! Whisper White, DCWV Nana's Kids
Ink : Staz-On Black
Accessories : PrismaColor Pencils

Bonus Friday - Mojo Frogs

Here is a bonus card today!

I have really loved the Mojo Monday Sketch this week and I think this is the third card I have created using the same sketch! These cute little frogs are from Whipper Snapper from a set called 'Fishy Friends'. I colored them with PrismaColor pencils and then cut each one out individually and used pop dots to give them some dimension. This time I did not use a border punch, I just decided to leave the edges plain, but I used a little ribbon to add some detail at the bottom of the card. I am loving my new Spellbinders dies and the sentiment is stamped on a small label die.

Stamps : Whipper Snapper (Frog)
Paper : Basic Black, Whisper White, DCWV Citrus Stack
Ink : Staz-On Black, SU! Basic Black
Accessories : PrismaColor Pencils, Scallop Circle Punch, Spellbinders Label Die, Celery Ribbon from Michaels

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Razzleberry Be Still

I had so much fun playing with the Stampin'Up! Cottage Wall designer series papers on this card. I love the Rich Razzleberry color and the hints of Perfect Plum in there too. Again, the design was inspired from a card I saw on Amy Sheffer's blog (http://pickledpaperdesigns.blogspot.com) and if you want to see a master at work, that is where you should go next! (Love your cards Amy!)

Stamps : Verve (scripture verse), Inkadinkado (flowers)
Paper : Basic Black, Whisper White, Perfect Plum, SU! Cottage Wall DP paper
Ink : Staz-on black
Accessories : KaiserKraft Rhinestones, Scallop border punches, Large Circle Punch, ribbon from Michaels

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Mojo Butterflies

Here is my contribution for the Mojo Monday sketch # 131. I know it's Wednesday, but it took me two days to figure this one out! It's large card - half of an 8.5 x 11 sheet. Edward (my 3 year old) 'helped' me choose the cardstock for this one (you can imagine how that went!) I thought about the design for a while before I attempted it and for the longest time I just could not get the colors right. The inspiration finally came at about 9.30pm last night and I finally finished it at 11pm. Problem is, once my brain has been on an intense creative streak, I have trouble sleeping afterwards.....

Stamps : Hero Arts (Butterfly), Inkadinkado (Round border and sentiment)
Paper : Not quite navy, Close to cocoa, Cream, KaiserKraft and My Minds Eye patterned papers
Ink : Staz-On black, Metallic blue (not sure of the company), Jumbo Java Memento Chalk ink
Accessories : Pearls (KaiserKraft), Scallop border punch, small circle scallop punch, medium circle punch

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Purple Verve Delight

Today's card uses a Verve stamp and some of my favorite KaiserKraft papers. I have been having fun using my new die cuts that I got for my birthday, including the scalloped circle on this design.

Stamps : Verve Scripture Verse
Paper : Basic Black, Whisper White, KaiserKraft Lilac Avenue Papers
Ink : SU! Basic Black
Accessories : Sizzix scallop circle die, Circle Punch, Purple satin ribbon from Michaels

Monday, March 22, 2010

Whipper Snapper Frog

Good afternoon!

My card today is again inspired by Amy Sheffer. If you look at her blog (I'd add a link here if I knew how!) you'll see that she really is an amazing artist. I get SO many ideas from her, but I know I must make sure to give her the credit!

This little frog is from Whipper Snapper Designs in a cling stamp set called Fishy Friends. I used DCWV Citrus Stack for the paper and the blue is from Stampin'Up! InColor cardstock from a few years ago (I forget the name of it now). Again I've used PrismaColor pencils to color in the image. I need a lot of practice with my pencils, so you'll probably see a lot of images using PrimaColors in future posts.

Stamps : Whipper Snapper
Paper : SU! Blue (can't think of the exact name!) and Whisper White, DCWV Citrus Stack
Ink : Staz-On Black
Accessories : Tag Punch, Celery Ribbon from Michaels, Border Punch, SEI Button, SU! Celery Marker

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Glittered Dragonfly

This card was inspired by a design from Beate Johns on her blog 'Fresh and Fun'. I used her layout, but switched it up using teal patterned paper from TPC Studios, Basic Black, Really Rust and Old Olive cardstock from Stampin'Up! I cut the dragonfly using my Cricut machine. The green patterned circle is from My Little Yellow Bicycle and I faked the scalloped black circle by using smaller scalloped circles and arranging them underneath the Rust circle. The glitter is 'Dazzling diamonds' from either Hero Arts or Stampin'Up! and the cream organdy ribbon is also Stampin'Up!

Still a work in progress!

This post is just a practice for uploading card pictures and learning how to blog. This card was inspired by an Amy Sheffer design that I saw about a month ago. I borrowed the flower stamp from my friend, Liz and used Prismacolor Pencils to color in the image. The scoring on the background was created using my scoring blade on my Fiskars trimmer (I don't have a ScorePal - yet!). The navy ribbon was from Michaels and the antique brad in the middle of the flower is from a collection by American Crafts (I think).

Friday, March 19, 2010

New to blogging!

I just created my own blog to post my card creations. I have been inspired by all the other wonderful card ideas out there and would love to be part of the same community.
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