Friday, April 11, 2008

A Little Behind...

I'm not saying I have one by any means, but I AM a little behind in posting projects to my blog.

This first card is one that was sent to me by my dear friend, Amy, earlier in the week. I had a slight medical scare late last week and Amy sent this as a "thinking of you" card. I LOVE it and now I think I'm going to have to purchase that stamp set. The skunk image is from the "Pun Fun" stamp set and reads "I stink you're sweet!". Thank you, Amy!!! I love you!

The next little project was my mom's idea. We were wandering around Michael's earlier this week when she walked up to me with these cute wooden letters in her hand. She wanted to make something with Emily's (my niece) name on it. A friend of mom's, who is a school teacher, said that Emily would learn to spell her name earlier if she could see it spelled out all the time. We found a piece of birch wood that worked great for the background and then found a piece of scalloped birch trim. Acrylic paints were on sale, so we picked up a couple of bottles that I thought would match the patterned paper from the Simply Scrappin' "Special Delivery Girl" kit. We covered the birch panel with the patterned paper, adhering it with Mod-Podge. The letters and the trim were painted with the acrylic paints. I HAD to add some glitter, so I used a can of spray glitter and added a coat to all of the letters. The trim and the letters were adhered using the new Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue from Stampin' Up! I added a bow to the top corner of the 'E' using a mini glue dot. A flower from the "Special Delivery Girl" Simply Scrappin' kit was added to the lower right-hand corner using Stampin' Dimensionals.

This card was made using the "Time Well Spent" stamp set. Each image, except the word "friend", was stamped with Jet Black StazOn and then colored with markers. I colored the "friend" stamp using a Basic Black Stampin' Write marker and then stamped the image. The entire image reads "Time spent with friends is time well spent", but I only wanted the word "friend". That image was also colored with the markers. Each image was punched out using the 1 3/8" square punch and adhered to a piece of Certainly Celery CS. That piece was layered on a piece of Tempting Turquoise CS that had been scalloped with a corner rounder punch. I used the 1/4" circle punch on it after making the scallops.
You'll never guess what I did next. I ADDED GLITTER!! That's right... I used my glue pen and applied Dazzling Diamonds. I thought you'd never guess! :)

This card was made using the "Tart & Tangy" stamp set. Each stamp was colored with Stampin' Write markers and then stamped on Whisper White CS. I covered each image in Versamark ink and added Iridescent Ice embossing powder before heat setting. The images were layered on Old Olive and then Real Red CS. This layer was added to a Pumpkin Pie card base and "Celebrate Good Times" was stamped in Old Olive from the "Celebrate Everything" stamp set.

This card is the product of last weeks color challenge on Splitcoast Stampers, which was Real Red, Night of Navy, and Glorious Green. I'm not sure I like the bow, but I had an empty space there that needed to be filled. The toolbox image is from the "For Father" set in the Occasions Mini Catalog. It was colored using Stampin' Up! watercolor crayons and an AquaPainter. I added some brads to make it more manly and refrained from using glitter. Once I find a way to make glitter look manly, though, watch out... it'll be on EVERYTHING! The Real Red layers were embossed using one of my new Cuttlebug folders.

...And last, but not least... a card I made when I got home from work today. This card was made in response to Beate's weekend sketch challenge. I used the "Afternoon Tea" Designer Series Paper and some lace that I found at Wal-Mart. It was 6 yards for 99 cents. Yep... that's 18 whoppin' feet for 99 cents. I just can't pass up a deal like that! The card base is Groovy Guava and the image, which is from the "All Holidays" stamp set, was stamped in Chocolate Chip classic ink on Whisper White CS. I cut the stamped image out using my Spellbinders Nestabilities and then cut a slightly larger oval in Groovy Guava. My friend, Amy, inspired me to add the dots around that layer and I LOVE it!! They were added using the Signo White Gel Pen from Stampin' Up! I then cut a scalloped oval from Soft Sky CS, again using the Spellbinders Nestabilities, and layered my image and Groovy Guava ovals on that piece. Those three layers were added to my card using Stampin' Dimensionals. I really like the way this one turned out, even though there's not a speck of glitter on it. It's very simply elegant and SOMETIMES (I said sometimes) less is more!

Enough writing... I have to go make something! Toodles!


beate said...

Wow, Jen! You were one busy lady! Great cards. I have to say the Mother's day card is my favorite. I love how you combined the paper with that gorgeous lace. I will add it to my Walmart to buy list.
Hugs and smiles

Dawn said...

Great cards. I'll definately be back.

allnitescrapper said...

i LOVE LOVE LOVE the mother's day card - i am a simple girl, and this one is just gorgeous! :)

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