Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Ewes Are Sweet!!

If I'd known I could throw this card together so quickly, I'd have just added it to my last post.  This turned out just as adorable as the bunny card.  Which one do you like best?  I think I'm leanin' toward the bunny, but can't really decide.  SUPER fun and easy to make.  If you'd like to learn how to make cards like this, you should come by for a visit to my stamp room (AKA "The Woman Cave").  We'd have SO much fun!!

Toodles (again),

Hoppy Easter!!

Check out this little fella!  This card was made almost entirely using the punches from Stampin' Up!  The only stamped image is the sentiment and it came from the stamp set called "A Good Egg".  I used Whisper White, Lovely Lilac, Close To Cocoa, Pretty In Pink, Certainly Celery, Basic Black, and Tempting Turquoise cardstock.  Highlights were added to the eyes using the Signo White Gel Pen.  Whiskers and toes were added using the skinny end of a Basic Black marker.  Punches used include the scalloped border, 1/4" circle, 1/2" circle, 3/4" circle1 1/4" circle, 1 3/4" circle, Scalloped Oval, Small Oval, and Large Oval.  This card was super easy and turned out super-duper, neato-mosquito, cutie-patootie!!  Dontcha think??


Monday, March 29, 2010

Easter Treats in a Flash!

Check out these Easter treats that go together in a flash!  I used the Baskets and Blooms Sizzix Bigz die to cut the pieces for my basket.  I used sticky strip (acme strength adhesive) to put it together, stuffed some Easter treats in a cellophane bag, tied it with ribbon, and added a punched accent to the front... WAH-LAH!!  Easter treats with some handmade flair... and everyone will think you went to SO much work!!


Sunday, March 28, 2010

Wasn't Sure I'd Be Back!!

It's been SO long since I posted that I was starting to wonder, myself, if I'd ever be back. For months, I wasn't quite myself and couldn't seem to muster the "mojo" or whatever it was that normally drives me to stamp. I have recently been re-organizing my stamp room, though, and I think that might be just what I needed to get my creative juices flowing again. I made eight cards today... two of each of the following.

This card started with a Chocolate Chip card base.  I stamped the background image in Chocolate Chip Classic Ink from the Baroque Motifs set.  "Celebrate" was stamped in Baja Breeze and "Your Day" was stamped in Chocolate Chip on Whisper White cardstock.  The dots were punched from So Saffron CS using the 1/4" Circle Punch.  I added that piece along with a strip of Real Red CS to my card base and added a piece of ribbon.  I didn't have any So Saffron ribbon, so this is "traitor" ribbon that I purchased at Hobby Lobby.

This card uses a Real Red card base with layers of Basic Black, Whisper White, and More Mustard.  The monkeys were stamped from the "Fox & Friends" stamp set in Tempting Turquoise, Real Red, and Wild Wasabi.  The sentiment was stamped in Basic Black ink and is from the "Happy Everything" stamp set.  The card was finished off with a piece of Real Red striped grosgrain ribbon.

This card started with a Pink Pirouette base and then I added a layer of Very Vanilla after punching the left edge and piercing the right-hand corners.  I added a strip of Olive Press DSP to the Very Vanilla layer.  The image was created using the new SU punch in Old Olive, Baja Breeze, and Pink Pirouette CS.  The sentiment was stamped in Old Olive.

This card started with a base of Old Olive.  The image was stamped in Old Olive ink from the "Thoughts & Prayers" stamp set.  The sentiment was stamped from the same set in Old Olive on Kraft CS.  I punched a flower using the "Flowers Three" punch in Baja Breeze CS and added it with a half pearl from the "Pretties Kit" and a piece of Old Olive grosgrain ribbon. Before adding that piece to the card, I added a strip of Baja Breeze CS that I scalloped using the scalloped edge punch.
Hopefully, I'm on a roll and won't stop here.  I'll try to do a MUCH better job of updating my blog and being creative!!