Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Sarah Kay - Spring is back

Here's another one of my Sarah Kay images that I love....these stamps are so detailed and so pretty, I am really impressed with the quality of the stamp.  I have stamped and colored so many of this same image, you'll be seeing many more cards with the same image different color.  I hope I don't bore you with it. 

I used my Copic Sketch markers to color in the image.  I'm currently using two kinds of paper for when I color with copics.  The first one is called One Sheet Wonder by Couture Cardstock.  This paper is thick and does not bleed at all.  It allows the ink to remain on the surface longer so that it is easier to blend and you waste less ink.  The other paper I use is from Bee Paper Company, it's recommended for use with Copic Markers.  It is a thinner paper than the One Sheet Wonder from Couture Cardstock, but it too, works so well with these markers.  Being it that the paper is thinner, you will see a little bit of the ink on the back of your paper, however, you will still get wonderful results. 

Thank you for stopping by!

Materials used:  Card base - Stampin' Up Very Vanilla cardtstock, layers - Cosmo Cricket, Stamp - Sarah Kay, Ink - Mememento Ink in Tuxedo Black, 3D-Dots by EK Success, Edge & Fern punches - Martha Stewart, Half Pearls - Michaels brand, flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts, Copics

Monday, July 26, 2010

Sarah Kay

Hope everyone had a great weekend!  Lots has been happening and I'm hoping that everything will begin to get back to normal, whatever "normal" really is....

Well, I had ordered a few of the Sarah Kay stamps from 7 kids college fund.  Before Tracy mentioned them to me, I had not seen them or heard of them, however, I fell in love with them when I did.  I bought a few of them about a month ago and I hadn't really done anything with them, since one of them was a birthday present for Tracy and I wanted it to be a surprise.  I am definitely going to be getting more, now that I have been so impressed with the quality of the stamp and all the beautiful detail.

Hope you like it!  Thanks for stopping by...

Supplies used:  Cardbase - Very Vanilla cardstock by Stampin' Up!, Patterned paper by Cosmo Cricket - Earth Love, Martha Stewart edge & fern punch, Copic Sketch markers, Spellbinders Nestabilities, flowers by Wild Orchid Crafts, Ribbon - Michaels, Pearls from Michaels, Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Vintage.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

I'm a lucky girl!

I have to start off by saying how blessed I am to have such a wonderful husband, best friend and companion....we complete one another and have been doing so for the past 13 years.  We got married on 07/07/07 ~ so guess what?  Yesterday was our 3 year Anniversary....and as always, he made it very special.

He always picks me the most beautiful cards:
He totally surprised me with this gift:

Now what girl wouldn't want to receive a Tiffany & Co bag with this:

We went to dinner at Buca Di Beppo Italian Restaurant, and had a very romantic dinner....the food was delicious.  This was our first time dining here and it won't be our last.  The service was A+, not to mention the food.  I'm really not a pasta girl, so to be safe, I always order a Pizza...what a Pizza this husband on the other hand, loves Pasta and having to choose one particular plate was a challenge for him.  All in all, it was a wonderful evening.....I'm so thankful to have such a wonderful life with him and a great marriage!   I love you Honey!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Teapot Easel card - Happy Birthday Tracy!

This is my first easel card that I've created.  I found the inspiration from a similar card that was made by April, you may view her version here

I made this card for my friend Tracy, you may visit her blog at:
I learned that Tracy loved teapots, from a posting on her blog, so I wanted to incorporate that into her birthday card.  It was then, when browsing thru April's blog, that I knew I had to create something similar to her beautiful teapot card.  Although, my card is not as detailed as April's, I am pretty pleased with my results.

I used one of the chipboard albums from the $1 bin at Michael's, in the teapot shape, traced it along my Stampin' Up! designer paper and white cardstock.  I went thru a few tries before it actually looked the way I wanted to look and work.  The card size is 4" 1/2" x 4" 1/2".  I  stamped my Magnolia stamp using memento ink in tuxedo black onto Bee Paper from the Bee Paper Company (recommended for use with Copic markers) colored the image using my Copic Sketch markers and used pop-dots to place it onto the teapot, added pearls, flowers, tied a bow onto the handle, used my Sizzlits -Scribbles swirls die cut  for my smoke illusion and that completed my teapot.  As far as the base of my card, I used Stampin' Up! DSP, a 4" round doilie (distressed the edges of it), glued a few buttons, added pearls to the doilie, stamped my sentiment then added some Distress crackle paint in Rock Candy for texture and also to harden the paper so that it may be of support when my teapot is in the upright position.

Supplies used:  Stampin' Up! Designer series paper - Bella Birds, cardstock - Stampin' Up! Whisper White, $1 Teapot chipboard from Michaels for pattern, Magnolia Stamp, Sizzlits - Scribbles swirls die cut, Pearls by The Paper Studio, Martha Stewart Punch - Fern, flowers from Wild Orchid crafts, 4" Doilie by Wilton, Buttons by Making Memories, Ribbon from Stampin' Up!, Sentiment by Inkadinkado Stamp set - Expressions and Frames, Copics Sketch markers used to color Magnolia Stamp, Pop-dots by Ek Success. 

Friday, July 2, 2010

Magnolia w/Sunflower Card - Thinking of You

I made this card for a friend of mine as a "Thinking of You/Thank you" card.  With this card I wanted to give it a really grungy-distressed look.....and I was very happy with the results.  Now, for the stitched look, I used rub-ons.... doesn't it looks so real?  I colored my Magnolia image with my Copic Sketch markers, distressed all of the paper using a Stampin' Up! spot in Chocolate Chip and a sponge dabber and my handy-dandy edge distressing tool by Heidi Swapp.  Using my Coluzzle oval shape cutter, I cut my image out, carefully going around the feet, flower and head....I used my scissors to finish those parts off.  I really love the way this card came out....

Cardstock used: Chocolate Chip by Stampin' Up!, Designer Paper: Basic Grey-Origins, Stamped image using Memento Ink-Tuxedo Black onto Bee Paper by the Bee Paper Company (recommended for use with copic markers), Tools: Coluzzle, Edge distresser by Heidi Swapp, Misc: Rub-ons by Autumn Leaves, Pop-dots by Ek Sucess, Tombow Mono adhesive Glue.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Happy Birthday Julie!

Here's a card I made for my friend Julie, today is her Birthday.  Happy Birthday Julie!!  Julie and I have never met in person, however, I feel as though we've known each other forever.    Our friendship started back in September of 2009...all over an "owl stamp"...Julie had been looking for an owl stamp that she liked from one of my haul videos on my Youtube channel,  I offered to mail her one, from there on, we began emailing and keeping in touch.  I'm really happy that our paths crossed because Julie, you are a such a sweet person and your friendship is truly genuine.

Hope your day was wonderful my friend and may all your wishes come true. 

Supplies used:
Chocolate Chip, Vanilla, Not quite Navy & Brocade Blue cardstock from Stampin' Up!, Designer paper from Cosmo Cricket 12 x 12 Girl Friday/Everafter stack, Stamped sentiment from Stampendous - Birthday Cages, Martha Stewart punches, Bird die was from a Stampin' Up! die cut called Bird w/leaves & flowers, bird eye - Rhinestone from Kaiser craft in copper color, birdhouse pattern from Cardmaker magazine.

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