Sunday, November 25, 2012

Oldie But Goodie

Good morning! I have another card to share today that is an oldie but a goodie. In fact, I had to do a Google search to find the name of this stamp set because I have had it for so long. I didn't used to label my sets back when I first started stamping so it is a challenge to find them again.  I will definitely label it now though! It is one of those sets that, every time I do a purge, I can't bear to part with. I think that's partly because it was one of the first sets I bought and it just reminds me of happy times. My daughter was just a 4 year old! That's a long time to keep a set. Does it look super dated? 

I paper pieced his scarf and his little bird friends and then just did some light coloring with markers.  

So what do you think? Should I keep him? Move him to the purge pile? See if early 90's homespun comes back into fashion? 

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Stitched Snowman, Delightful Decorations
Paper: Real Red, Whisper White, Baja Breeze
Ink: Black Stazon, Real Red, Sahara Sand, Pink Pirouette, Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: 3/4" circle punch, 1" circle punch, 1 1/4" scallop punch, dotted ribbon scallop punch misc red button, white bakers twine

Saturday, November 24, 2012

What I Did Over My Thanksgiving Break

Holy cats! Has it really been that long since I've blogged? 

I really have been creating cards! I just have been posting only in my Splitcoast Stampers gallery I guess. I think maybe that might be something to work on in the New Year, huh?

Anyway, today's card is my submission to this week's Friday Mashup challenge. And wow! It really was a challenge! This week we were to create a holiday card without using a holiday stamp set and a messy technique. So fun!

The stamp set I chose was Storybook Friends. I love this set and was originally planning on the fox wearing a Santa hat but it just ended up not looking quite right with the banner. I still think he's cute!

My messy technique was to add Flower Soft as snow. Although it is not really a technique per se, it IS really messy (at least for me!) as I get Flower Soft everywhere! 

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Storybook Friends, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Crumb Cake card stock, Whisper White, Gumball Green, Polka Dot Parade DSP
Ink: Black stazon, white gel pen, caramel ink (retired)
Other: Scallop edge punch, corner rounder (not SU), Flower Soft (not SU)

Monday, February 27, 2012

Welcome, Baby!

Hi there! Today's card is an especially happy one! We just welcomed our first little grand-nephew to the world about a week ago. Such an exciting time for his little family!

I saw this card on LeeAnn Greff's blog and I just had to CASE it. It is nearly identical to hers except that I cannot for the life of me figure out how to do the two toned coloring with the embossing folder that she does. But I still think this turned out rather cute!

I used the houndstooth embossing folder and put my ink right on the folder before I placed my card stock in it and ran it through the Big Shot. I think it really added a lot of interest and I love how it turned out.

I also made some little Kimono Shoes following the pattern that I purchased from sweetpeapattern on etsy. It doesn't look like she has any more of this pattern but she has some other awfully cute ones. I need to make another pair because after I finished I realized that I didn't sew with the correct seam allowance so they are a bit on the wide side! They took very little fabric though and I still have some left so all it will take is a little time. :) This photo makes them look HUGE but I promise they are not that big. My photography skills just need a bit of work.

Cardstock: So Saffron, Whisper White
Stamps: Easy Events
Ink: Black Stazon
Marker: So Saffron, Bashful Blue, Pumpkin Pie, Certainly Celery
Accessories: Houndstooth Embossing Folder, Tasteful Trim Die, Certainly Celery ribbon (retired), Brad (non-SU)

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Think Happy Thoughts

Hi there! Today's card uses a ton (okay, FOUR!) different stamp sets. As you know, mixing sets is not my strong suit and I'm trying to get better about it!

For this card, I started by stamping the postmark lines of Winter Post while masking the North Pole part of the stamp. In it's place, I put the Happy Thoughts sentiment from Think Happy Thoughts (retired). In the center of that is a piece that has been stamped with Dot Dot Dot and punched out.

A little sewing and some "stitching" with a white gel pen completes the look. I hope you have enjoyed this card!

Cardstock: Melon Mambo, Crumb Cake
DSP: Cheerful Treat
Stamps: Think Happy Thoughts (ret), Best of Everything, Dot Dot Dot, Winter Post
Ink: Crumb Cake
Markers: Melon Mambo, Lucky Limeade
Punches: 3/4" circle, Full Heart