Friday, November 27, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
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Sunday, November 15, 2009
Stamps: Michael's $1
Paper: Pure Poppy, Select White (Papertrey Ink); holiday dp (Me & My Big Ideas)
Ink: Red pigment ink (Colorbox); Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Square scallop die and Poinsettia dies (Spellbinders); grosgrain ribbon (Papertrey Ink); buttons (Papertrey Ink); Utee embossing powder (Suze Weinberg); lace; sheer ribbon; rhinestones,
Monday, November 9, 2009
Thank you for stopping by and taking a look; I really appreciate your time.
Recipe for today's challenge:
Stamps: inside sentiment is from SU!
Ink: Tuxedo Black, Versamark
Paper: White (Papertrey Ink), wine (Bazzill), dp (Bo Bunny Believe/Noel)
Accessories: Green Leaf ribbon (PTI), wine (unknown), half pearl (SU! Hodgepodge), dies (Spellbinders), circle paper punch (SU!), Pearl Ex powders
Friday, November 6, 2009
Hope you enjoy and can take an idea with you today. Thank you for stopping by and looking; it's really appreciated! Gigi
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Edit: The winner of the card is Monica! Monica, please send your address. Thank you for the sweet comments left on this posting; each one was sincerely appreciated.
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Pink card: I used a CB ef to make the background paper. Becca Fekken, who has one fabulous blog, showed this beautiful card using the technique. I colored with ef with Raspberry Fizz (PTI)and got a mauve looking piece of paper. I stamped the baby carriage twice, once on Select White cs (PTI), embossed it with the CB ef, cut out the carriage and used pop dots to give it some dimension. Small pearls (Michael's) were added to the oval die cuts (Spellbinders) and to the wheels of the carriage. The sentiment was stamped and a tag was die cut (Spellbinders Tag Trio.) The lace ruffles were adhered with that wonderful tape you can buy at Papertrey Ink called Scor-Tape. This particular tape measures 1/8" and is perfect for using on ribbons or for small lines of glitter you may want to apply. It's transparent, so it's almost impossible to see when it's applied.
Summer Sunrise baby card: The CB ef was used again for this religious baby card. An image from the Everyday Blessings set was used and inked with Summer Sunrise (PTI). Ruffles were added below the cream colored ribbon. Pearls were added, too, for an even softer look. The inside sentiment is from the Bitty Baby Blessings set; this is another example of how you can use parts of various sets to achieve the look or sentiment you desire.
The Little Sailor card uses a smaller image from the Bitty Baby Blessings set. The images were inked, die cut, and adhered with pop dots. The ribbon was a piece attached to a department store bag. The two little white brads, which are perfect for coloring with Copics, were all I had left from my stash, so please forgive me for not using three. The Select White paper was sponged using Ranger distress inks.
Last, but not least, is a 4 1/4" x 4 1/4" Bundle of Joy card size that is perfect for adding to a baby boy gift. The baby onesie was inked on dp and cut out. It was adhered to the front of the card using pop dots. I made a boo boo on the circle die cut, so punched out small circles from matching dp to cover up :-) Small silver half beads were added to each corner. Misc ribbon was wrapped around the main image and a small tag with a sentiment from Bitty Baby Blessings was attached with white floss. Looking at this picture has me thinking: Why didn't I emboss the cream cs with a CB ef? Will use the idea on the next one...
Thanks so much for stopping by and visiting today; I hope that you're inspired and will use one idea for your next project.
Friday, October 9, 2009
Recipe for the Many Thanks card:
Stamp: Lots of Thoughts (Stampin' Up)
Ink: Tuxedo Black
Paper: Imaginisce; Select White, True Black (Papertry Ink), glossy white
Accessories: Lattice border punch (Martha Stewart); ribbon (Papertrey Ink); dies (Spellbinders); brads (from the Paper Source Store)
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Monday, October 5, 2009
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Thanks for stopping by today; hope you got inspired to try acrylic paint on some cardstock!
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
#2 was also made with paper scraps new this year called Esmeralda. Some yellow paper was crimped and adhered to the black border punch. I bought a new die cut alphabet (You're Not the Boss of Me!) set (cut out the BOO!) using a 50% coupon at Michael's in Vestal, NY, while visiting week before last. It's nice finding things at other Michael's we don't have in our local store. My friend, Mita, who owns Altheas Mix also has a great selection of various dies in her store, if you live outside of the U.S. that you may want to check them out.
Monday, September 28, 2009
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
Thanks for taking a look and hope you take some inspiration, whether it's using your Copic marker for something other than coloring an image or purchasing painted pieces.
Am not sure if you know this, but I really enjoy making Halloween cards. There is so much a person can do to make a cutesy, scary, or funny card using great looking papers, fun embellishments, and wonderful stamps. The top card uses Totally Witchin' image from My Favorite Things. One of the dresses is paper pieced and lots of glitter was added for some bling bling.
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Thanks so much for stopping by and sure hope your day is a great one!
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Thanks for stopping by today! Hope you take some inspiration to try out, such as the ribbon staple technique.
Notice a little leaf charm hanging from the PTI Summer Sunrise grosgrain ribbon; it was part of a gift that my friend, Mita, from Altheasmix generously gave. I love those little charms and enjoy using them to embellish cards.
Thanks for stopping by and taking a look. Enjoy the day and hope that you have found some inspiration whether it's from this card or from another blog. I always look forward to learning something new from other blogs.