Saturday, December 17, 2011
This is my attempt at a starburst. There is a tutorial at OWHStars&Stamp blog for this technique. I was short on Christmas cards I had colored with copics and thought I would try. The green cardstock is Bazzill. The pattern paper is Tim Holtz. The cardstock on bottom was punched with Martha Stewart punch. The fiber is some I had. The sentiment was a tag punch and handwritten.
Sunday, December 4, 2011
The top cards are the sentiment challenge at Stars & Stamp Blog. They want the sentiment is suppose to be the focal point. If we get 50 cards linked they will cover the shipping of two large boxes to our troops. The sentiment was typed in Inkscape. The floral paper is from Colorbok the rosewood collection. The charms are pearl. The corner punch is fiskars.
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
I fell in love with this image the first time I saw it. I had put off using it, afraid I could not make it look nice. Now I am thinking of using it for Christmas cards. The image is from Inger Harding. She does the nicest images.
Monday, November 28, 2011
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Sunday, November 13, 2011
I have no true red cardstock! I realized this about a month ago making Christmas cards for Operation Write Home. I have a tight budget and I had spent money to make cards already and was determined to use what I had bought. It worked. My Christmas cards were blue and green.
Luckily I do have maroons and pink. I have some DP that is reddish. Here is a love/valentine in blue that follows the sketch at Operation Write Home Stars and Stamp blog challenge. I also just realized I am not using a lot of hearts on my love cards. I had heard my shipper Dixie does not like hearts-Dixie has retired as shipper (I have not gotten to know her as I am new). I wonder if I subconsiously was not using hearts for this reason because I love hearts.
The above blue card was made following the sketch closely. The bow in the sketch scared me. I think I don't like bows after working as a florist and seeing so many. The blue card stock is Bazzill. The patterned paper is ColorBok from the Rosewood pack. The yellow fiber is one I have had for years. I buy these in the yarn section. I think they triple the price when they put items in the scrapbook section. The brads are from Oriental Trading. The sentiment was in my pile of printed sentiments I for some reason don't like the white sentiment on my cards. So I ink them. All the edges are distressed in blue even the cardstock. This card wanted to be made it threw itself together. A blue valentine. I am not using Valentine sayings so they have more time to be used.
This card is based on the sketch as well. I had made cards with this saying. They were not vintage and I LOVE vintage. I think the sentiment works with this layout. Again I did not like the white. I am not completely happy with this even inked. Off white Cardstock is my next priority even over red to use for sentiments. I love how the flower on the Colorbok Rosewood DP works for this card. I used another piece for the Wednesday challenge from the same 12x12 sheet and wondered if I could use this piece. The maroon cardstock is Bazzill. The lace and red bling work for the vintage effect.
Saturday, November 12, 2011
I just love both of these bears. My son gave me the greatest compliement. He said, "I only like the one's you color. They are art. The printed ones are okay." I love the way the daisy charm matches the flower of the image. The bear I colored is from Beccy's Place her link in on the sidebar. I love the dp paper has daisies on the colored image. The blue daisy paper was the favorite of many little girls at a card making class I did. So I think although these are blue they would be great for a son or daughter. I love the charms on cards. Wouldn't it be cool if some one's daughter had a charm bracelet and could add these?
The printed card on the left has a cloud dp. that does not show up in the picture. I think that added to the sadness of the missing you. I love the mouse and bear using a daisy as an umbrella.
Sunday, November 6, 2011
Here are my valentine's cards. I decided not to use a Valentine sentiment as it makes the card more versatile for Operation Write Home. This card is being linked to the Our Daily Bread challenge for Stars and Stamps blog.
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Saturday, October 29, 2011
The Wednesday challenge at OWH Stars & Stamps is polka dots. I only had this polka dot paper because my mom gave me a gift this week of embossed papers, papers, ribbon and goodies. The bear stamp is from Beccy's Place. The sentiment was from my computer. The blue card stock is from gcd.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Monday, October 24, 2011
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Thursday, October 13, 2011
These cards don't jingle. But they do put you in the mood for Christmas. The images were colored images from Beccy's Place. Her button is on my side bar. She is very generous with her images. The time I would have spent coloring gave me more time for crafting the cards. I do something a little different on each card. For example blue instead of green mats for the image. Or I use different gem embellishments. I included a picture of 8 cards at the bottom that demonstrate that. Some of the blue and green is pearlessence paper which simmers. These are the only papers I have that look "Christmas-ey" I am trying to stay with general papers. The ornaments that are cut out are because my corner stamp always messes up on the fourth corner. I may start only using three corners punched. Oh well, I think they are cute and give it a different style.