Tuesday, September 29, 2009

simple cards for southernbreezes.com weekly challenge

for a southernbreezes challenge....had to make a "no fuss" card. yikes. that is always hard for me !! both of these are pretty simple....as simple as i can get i think!

the first uses two nestability bird dies... the wing is actually a smaller bird, attached with a button to cover the beak. the chipboard flourish is inked with blue and green brilliance inks to match the bird and background. background cardstock is from the far east stack. birdie's eye is a dew drop colored blue...i buy clear dew drops and then color them with copic markers to get the right color

the second is cardstock covered in aluminum foil, run through the cuttlebug using a quickcutz embossing folder and then inked with blue and green alcohol inks. the background is made with the swiss dot cuttlebug embossing folder and inked. the martha stewart line has such wonderful punches....this little butterfly sparkles...it's cut from a light blue glitter cardstock.....

Sunday, September 27, 2009

first christmas cards

saw this on a blog and had to try to make this little guy.....

used CB folder...divine swirls, and a sizzix one with three dots in clusters....glitter cardstock and shiny cardstock to give the allusion of snow. one penguin is made with oval punches and the other with oval nestabilities.....sentiment from PTI mailboxes set

a little early....but if i dont try a techinque or idea out i forget about it fast !

Thursday, September 24, 2009

card from the halloween tag

looks better on a card ...inside was fun as well. i love martha's bat punch

Halloween tag for a challenge

hard to do a tag ! i think i put way too much on it, but....hey....i have a hard time simplifying.......

will have to mount it on a card though.....what would i do with a tag??? hmmmmm.....

broom rides and 50 cents is from a napkin . i used a glue stick to attach the napkin to the cardstock and then ran it thru the spiderweb CB embossing folder.....the tag itself is made using a sizzix die...had to use two of course, one purple and the other orange.....always over the top for me .... witch is a dimensional sticker sent by a friend on her Halloween card last year. recycle, recycle !! the bats are Martha Stewart punches....

halloweenie cards 2009

i have been having fun making halloween cards this year.

some are made with punches...some with sizzix dies, some with clear window inserts....halloween has the neatest colors and themes.....i hope those that receive them enjoy them as much as i have had making them !

Monday, September 14, 2009

thanksgiving card

this is for the southern breezes weekly challenge....called for a sketch using the elements on the card front

for the background, i used a piece of cardstock, covered with aluminum foil (reg old household foil) embossed with the floral fantasy CB embossing folder and inked with yellow. gives a bit of sparkle

the sentiment is embossed with "fall splendor" embossing powder....checked ribbon from Hobby Lobby....and a large gold grommet.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

cant stop making button cards

well, i have to put this set out of sight....i keep going back to it. here's three i made today.

Friday, September 11, 2009

punched out lion

i used several punches for this cutie ! a heart, large and small ovals, 1 in and 1/2 in circles, scalloped circle and a 1/4 in circle or brad for his nose. my friend in florida sent the stamped sentiment...so i dont know what brand stamp. just know it is adorable ! thanks, linda

i used several nestabilites...a sq and a label for the backgrounds....

this also fits the southernbreezes.com challenge...making a card with punches.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

note cards using PTI stamp "everyday button bits"

i love, love, love this stamp set. (everyday button bits from papertreyink.com) I am now officially addicted to buttons ! some i had on hand, others i just had to have. there are some truly amazing buttons out there ! got some at Hobby Lobby and some at Hancock fabrics.....to supplement my stash

i made this 6 card set for a hostess gift......each card is 4x4"......selecting the buttons was as much fun as making the cards ! i also made envelopes using colored 12x12 scrapbook papers with my colluzle square envie template