Saturday, March 28, 2009

Easter 2009

With Spring just outside the front door, it is time to do my Easter cards. These two cute little ducks are both from Elzybells and colored with Copics.

I used Papertrey's Bitty Dot basics and matching solid CS for the basis of the Duck on the Easter egg. I did not have a Happy Easter sentiment stamp, so I used my computer to print out the "Happy East". I set the main image at an angle on Papertrey's Polka Dot Parade in coordinating colors. Faux stiching ties it all together.

For the second card, I used decorative papers I received as a freebie when I ordered some stamps (right now I can't remember from whom -- my old brain is just not working right now). Again the sentiment was done on my computer and set on dimensionals. I love the tiny buttons along the bottom.

Hope you enjoy these entries.

Hugs to all

Baby Card

The inspiration for this card was the decorative papers that were a gift from my daughter. The bright colors just screamed "baby"!! I used Stampin' Ups' Baby Talk set that I colored with my Copics. I used Marvy's scallop oval punch for the main image and offset it with another punched oval out of Certainly Celery. The Stampin' Up scallop edge punch was used along the bottom and I accented it with 3-D paint dots. The ABC ribbon was bought years ago and it was a must for this application. The "for baby" and the main image were set up on dimensionals to add depth to the card. I really like the way this one turned out and I hope you do, too!

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Bloomin Beautiful

I got this set down as I was in a coloring mood one evening. I first did the potted hydrangeas combined with the decorative paper I found in my stash. I love the colors in this one -- my kind of earthy hues. The Stampin' Up Scallop edge punch was combined wtih the two Scallop Square punches that I arranged on opposite corners of the flower image.

On the second card, I first stamped and colored (using Copics on both) the flower and then stamped over it with the "blos*som" stamp also in the set. The Gratitude decorative paper has been in my stash just waiting for the right application.

I really like the way these turned out. Hope you like them, too.

Hugs to all


Birthday Card Requests

A couple of my friends requested birthday cards (one friend for her granddaughter, and other for his daughter). Here are the two cards I came up with.
Cindy fell in love with the Butch and Mimi stamp and wanted a card with them on it. I found the little Inkadinkado paw print stamp at my local Michael's store and just had to incorporate it on the card, too. The pink and black layout was perfect for the two little pups.

Chris' daughter is turning 13 and I thought Stamping Bella's Fabby (turned into a cheerleader) would make a great card for a "tween". I found the little pom-poms also at Michaels, so her purse and sunglasses turned into the two pom-poms.

They both loved the cards and were very excited to have a special handmade card for their celebrations.

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Thomas Kincaid

Elaine Moore from Vancouver, WA. sent me some stamped Thomas Kincaid images recently. I picked out this one to work into a Father's Day card. It was a little intimidating, but I dove in and, using various mediums (chalk mostly) I finally finished this one. I really like the way the chalks translate into muted colors on the card. I used a white gel pen for some of the highlighting. The sentiment is from Stampin' Up's When I Grow Up set. I think I'll probably give card to the husband of one of my dear friends as he is an avid outdoorsman.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Funky Flowers

On my trip to the Scrappy Scrapper in Waxahachie last week-end, I found this funky dec paper by Sassafras Vintage Yummy Blossomed and knew it would be perfect combined with MFT's Funky Flowers by Sara Williams (I am her proud Mom). I used Stampin Up's More Mustard as the base of the card with the image stamped white and layered with orange and Creamy Caramel and Black. The sentiment is a stamp by AMuse and also layered and set up on dimensionals along with the flower image. The flowers in the corner are Flora Doodles and were ideal with all the colors on the card.


Stamps: MFT's Funky Flowers by Sara Williams, AMuse Just a Little Note

Ink: Pallette Noir Black

Papers: Stampin Up More Mustard, Only Orange, Creamy Caramel, Basic Black / Sassafras Vintage Yummy Blossomed Dec Paper

Accessories: Stampin Up Grograin Only Orange Ribbon, Flora Doodles flowers, Copics, Stampingbella's Amber bead at flower center, Tiny Hole Punch, Dimensionals

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Hugs Linda

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Wrapped in Love

My daughter and granddaughter made a trip to Waxahachie (just south of Dallas) to a fabulous scrapbook store and had a wonderful time shopping for papers, stamps, embellishments and all sorts of goodies!!! Among my purchases was a 6X6 BasicGray paper pad (Bittersweet). I knew I had this little stamp from Bella and thought the colors were perfect!! I had such fun coloring this little gal all wrapped in a string of hearts!!

Stamps: Stamping Bella Wrapped in Love

Ink: Pallette Noir Black ; Stampin Up Cranberry Crisp (red dots on scallop Oval

Cardstock: Stampin Up Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip; Papertrey White; Decorative Papers from BasicGrey Bittersweet

Accessories: Ribbon Polytwill from Taylored Expressions; Beads from the scrapbook store in Waxahachie (not sure of the maker); Copics, 3-D paint for some of the dots on the scallop oval, White gel pen,, Dimensionals

Sweet Dreams

This is the first card I've done after getting in my Nite Nite Ellie set from MFT. I had the extreme pleasure of meeting little Miss Ellie at dinner one night with her mom, Jen DelMuro, and what a smart little sweetheart she is. I thought about her the entire time I was doing this card. Although she does not have brown hair, I did this for my granddaughter who (with the exception of one) all have brown hair. The stripped decorative paper that I used were included as a freebie from MFT. The CS is from PaperTrey along with the matching Tiny Dot paper I pieced together for Ellie's pj's. I like the way this turned out.

I must tell you a story, though, When I first made the card and used 3-D paint for the buttons on the pj's and the noses on the bunny slippers, I went to grab the image (all put together and all layered), I smeared the 3-D paint!! It made me so made, I turned off the light and immediately just went to bed. Not until the next day did I have the inspiration to do the image all over again and went ahead and adhered it to the "smeared" one leaving the layering in tack. Anyway, it's all fixed and ready to sent out!!

Stamps: MFT Nite Nite Ellie

Cardstock: Papertrey solid and matching Itty Bitty polka dots plus White CS; Stampin Up Certainly Celery and Basic Black; MFT Striped cecorattive paper.

Ink: Pallette Noir Black, Stampin Up Almost Apricot

Acessories: Light Green Dotted organdy ribbon, Flower accents (from stash), 3-D paint, Copics, Dimensionals

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Puppy Love

It was a great day when I got my new stamps from Stamping Bella. The first one I put ink to was this cute little "Butch and Mimi" stamp. I colored it with my Copics and just HAD to do a plaid bow tie on Butch and a polka dot bow on Mimi in the same red and green colors. I mounted it in a white chipboard frame and stamped it in Cranberry Crisp using the Itty Bitty Backgrounds stamp from SU. The ribbon is one that was taken off a Christmas gift last year. I ussed the Short and Sweet set from SU for the sentiment "love you" and accented it with dots of white 3D paint. I really like the simplicity of this card that focuses on the image (so cute)!! I hope you like it as much as I do.

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Hugs Linda