Thursday, September 29, 2011

A Slight Twist on a Fomer Card...

Back around Mother's Day, I made a similar card. Today I needed a quick birthday card and started with the same basic idea - however on this one I stamped it with Momento ink and colored with Copics - using a color with more of a salmon pink vice true pink. I also opted to layer the pink part of the card to a green card, which allowed me to wrap the bow instead of just tying a bow and attaching it. I added the "happy birthday" image to the large Penny Black image, then stamped a birthday verse on the inside.

Thanks for coming by!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

October Calendar Cat...

October is breathing down our necks and it is time for the October Calendar Cat! This is one of my favorites months in the 2011 calendar. I started with a picture of Bucle on the stairs and then took a Penny Black Halloween stamp that had some critters with various hats and found one that I could cut out and layer onto Bucle. I stamped a spider web stamp in the four corners and added "trick or treat" cut out with a QuicKutz alphabet set and added some bats and a jack o' lantern.

Enjoy your day!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Snoopy the Soccer Star!

This is the last of 3 Peanuts sports cards I created. Here we feature Snoopy playing soccer. I stamped Snoopy with black Momento ink and colored him with Copic markers. Then I cut him out and layered him to a circle cut with a Spellbinders die and trimmed with a reverse scallop die. I stamped the letters for the word GOAL from a Cat's Pajama's alphabet set then punched them out with a circle die. Add some red grosgrain ribbon and some layers (I used a glitter dotted cardstock from Best Creations) and you have a fun little card.

I hope you're enjoying your weekend!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Happy Wedding Day!

I needed to make a wedding card and reached for a couple stamps from Penny Black. I chose the wedding couple and stamped it with black Versafine ink and colored the image with watercolor pencils and a blender pen. I added some pearl Twinking H20s on the gown and cut out the image with a Spellbinders oval die. Layered that to a scallop oval cut from a blue Bazzill Bling cardstock. I used a white Bazzill bling, cut 2 pieces to fit together and embossed them with 2 different Cuttlebug embossing folders. Then I layered them together and used a silver and blue ribbon to cover the edge. Add the wording (also by Penny Black), a bow and a couple silver pearls and you're done!

Enjoy your day!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Time to Celebrate!

This is a card that can be for a variety of celebrations - not just a birthday. I used the main image from one My Favorite Things A La Mode set and the words from another one. I thought that the words went well together. The image is stamped with black Momento ink and colored with Copic markers. I stamped the words on the edge of a square-ish Spellbinders die and attached that to the side of the striped layer of cardstock. I used a combination of mini rick rack and ribbon for embellishment and added a single bow, as well. Very girlie, but a fun little card!
Have a great day!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Gift Card Holders...

I needed to make a card that would hold a gift card for a birthday. Art Impressions came out with a line of stamps for just this purpose. I adore this lady - I am convinced that I will look like her in about 20 years! I stamped her on white cardstock, colored her with Prismacolor pencils and cut her out. Then I stamped the image again on DP and cut out just her top and glued it over the white image. I like to use a thin line of Ranger's Glossy Accents for this type of gluing - it has never failed me! I stamped the gift box image on the striped paper and cut it out. Stamped it again on Bazzill Tink Pink and cut out the bow and ribbon and glued it over the striped image. I cut out the blue dot paper (from Melissa Frances) and started to assemble. First I glued my lady down at the top of the blue dot paper with Glossy Accents. Next, I glued down the top of the package - positioning it so she looks like she is behind the box. I placed the lower box below (no glue) and put 2 small pencils marks the width of the box. I removed the box bottom and used an exacto knife to cut a slit between the dots (I cut 2 lines a snitch apart to create a small opening). Then I glued down the box bottom - carefully placing it just below the bottom of my slot. I layered this to the piece of black cardstock - applying 1/8" adhesive (I used 1/8" Scor-tape) so that the gift card would stop at the bottom. I stamped the words below the package and completed the cards. For the last little detail, I put 2 pink adhesive pearls on her ears for earrings! Hey, a girl has got to look good!
Then you simply slide in your gift card and you're done! Instant present!
Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Too Cute to Spook!

How can you be spooked with this cute little cat? This is an image from Whippersnapper rubber stamps - I love their cute designs. Stamped with Momento ink and colored with Copic markers. Then I cut the image out with a Spellbinders Lacey Oval die - and added some Ranger Wild Honey Distress ink around the edge of the die before removing the cardstock from the die. Layered up with a couple other Spellbinders dies in orange and black - with a few purple glitter brads from Doodlebug. The ribbon is a crinkle crepe ribbon from Creative Impressions - I LOVE this ribbon. Lastly I added some fun words from Memory Box with silver Encore ink from Tsukineko.

Thanks for checking out the blog today!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Doggy Birthday!

This card uses a great dog image from Whippersnapper Designs stamps and some fun layering to make a great masculine birthday card. The dog image is colored with watercolor pencils and a blender pen and layered with coordinating DP and Bazzill cardstock - adding a layer punched with an EK pawprint border punch. Add a few brads and you have a great card!

Have a great stamping day!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Play Ball!!!!

Yep, Charlie Brown is one of our all-time favorite underdogs and he is at it on the pitching mound in this card! This is another great Peanuts stamp from Stampabilities. I stamped the image with black Memento ink and colored it with Copic markers. I cut it out with a cicrle Spellbinders die, added a second straight circle in black for highlights, then added a red scallop circle. I used a couple coordinating papers and a green strip cut with an EK border punch. I used a word stamp from Great Impressions and added some black dew drops in the corners for accent.

Thanks for coming by today!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Elegant Butterfly...

This card was made with the Butterfly Garden set from JustRite Stampers. I stamped and embossed the image with white embossing powder on vellum - then colored the image from the back with Copic markers. Copics work great on vellum because they dry quickly. I then took one of the borders and stamped it with Colorbox Aqua pigment ink on white cardstock and cut it out in a frame with 2 Spellbinder circle dies. Next I used the new Spellbinders Picot Edge circle die set (LOVE these!) and layered the butterfly piece to that. I placed it on a yellow card with a DP from Memory Box - very delicate design and perfect for this card. I used a couple crinkle ribbon from Creative Impressions and did a double-thickness bow out of the light blue ribbon. This ribbon ties like a dream! Add a few pearls in the corner and you're done!

Thanks for making us part of your day!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Snooopy the Tennis Ace!

In honor of the US Open Tennis Tournament how going on in Flushing Meadow, NY, today I'll show a fun little card with Snoopy plating tennis. These Peanut stamps have been VERY popular - with all ages. I stamped the image with Momento ink and colored him with Copic markers. Cut the image out with a circle Spellbinders and did a coordinating color layer and a scallop layer, then added a little happy birthday image cut out in a circle (like a tennis ball) and added that and some ribbon. A simple card, but a good one to have in your stash!

Have a great day!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

September Calendar Cats!

Fall is quickly approaching - you can feel it in the air. We've also lost 2-1/2 hours of daylight since June 21st - quite sad! I would like winter much better if the daylight hours were longer! September's calendar page features both kitties - doing one of their favorite things - sitting in a window looking out over the "front 40." I took several fall colors of scrap cardstock and punched various maple leaves and adorned the page with them for a real Fall feel! It's been wet and damp here for 2 days - the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee. After Irene came through, we don't need a lot of rain. I wish I could send it to those poor folks in Texas - they cannot buy rain these days.

Thanks for making us part of your day today!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Mimi and Her Car...

Today's card is a simple one using one of the Mimi stamps from Penny Black. Mimi is stamped with black Memento ink and colored with Copic markers. It is not real visible in the photo, but I did what I call "emboss/deboss" with an embossing folder. After you color the image, run it through an embossing folder so that the raised edge is on the top of the image. Then, run it through again so that the card is not inside the folder - this reduces the height of the embossed image and leaves an interesting effect. To finish off this card, I layered it to some fun printed paper and added punched flowers to the 4 corners of the image. Very girly!

I hope you had a great Labor Day weekend!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Fun with a Pinwheel!

Remember making pinwheels when you were a kid? This fun design has come back into vogue and The Cat's Pajamas has created a fun pinwheel die to make creating one on a card very easy. The bear and word stamps used on this card is also from TCP - a fun little bear with a lot of possibilities. The bear is colored with Copics and then I created a stick with a piece of Bazzill cardstock. The pinwheel is held together with a small brad and then attached to the card. I used a Memory Box stamp to create the background on the light purple card.

Have a great day!