Saturday, July 31, 2010

wedding and baby-shower cards

here's a few:

this is a digi stamp from
i colored with copics and put a bit of fine glitter on the raindrops...sentiment....PTI

this is paper from Nana's boy.  just cut a flower with sizzix die from felt and added a bit of glitter....sentiment printed on the computer since i had not one baby shower sentiment !

one more baby or baby shower card....this is dbl sided paper ....the large scallop (PTI die) is the reverse side of the nifty paper...a pin on the sheer ribbon is just a tad too dark, but i hope it works......

Friday, July 30, 2010

wedding cards

i was able to sell some of my cards to a new local artsy store that features local "artists".  here's a few wedding cards i made for them.

the paper has been in my stash for a few years.... i covered the piece with lace.  the sentiment is from SU.  the sheer bow adds some pizzazz 

i dont consider myself an artist, but it was flattering to have the owner say that she loved what i brought to show her

the silver cardstock is embossed with a swiss dot....little silver hearts and the red brad add some dimension

embossed vellum over a piece of anna griffith paper is elegant.....restrained for me !!  i tried to keep the cards simple....hard for me

Monday, July 26, 2010

happy daisies

i used two sizes of flower shaped nestabilities.....cut into every other petal on both leaving each center intact....then just used a glue dot and a botton to anchor them.  the dotted paper is from PTI.....and so are the sentiments.
pretty bows and corners set them off in a "snappy" 'tude kind of way.  i made two of each color, but with different sentiments on each

last two button flowers

button posies

PTI blooming button bits.....ahhh, i love that set.  made a set of four cards with different sentiments

more froggies

i guess i am enamored with frogs these days.  made a cute set of 4 birthday cards using the SU unfrogettable set.

each is 4.25 square.....i made lime green envies to match.....

Monday, July 19, 2010


i made a set of frog cards...all 4 1/4 inches square.  the punch was a cute little froggy by EK success and stamps: "unfrogettable" by SU, sentiments from PTI and the jars and trapped bug...Judith.

i fiddled and fiddled and finally came up with a box to hold them.  have not made the envies yet, and i fear they may not fit inside the box.  may have to go back to the drawing board.

this sentiment is from a PTI set...."pond life".... papers were bits and pieces of scraps.  
the next card has two mason jar stamps i got ages ago from Judith stamps....don't think i ever used them...the little bug in the jar is also a Judith "sticky".  i covered the jars with vellum.....stuck the bug and a froggie inside....the woodgrain piece was made using my new woodgrain stamp.....cut with a tim holtz scallop edge die

last one.......used some corrugated cardstock and a nestie dies for the scalloped and pinked circles.....

Thursday, July 15, 2010

pretty hydrangea

the SU hydrangea stamp was inked with memento black and colored with copics.  a bit of fine clear glitter.....

background made with a SU background stamp.....

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

hot air balloons

from the PTI set up up and away......cut the balloons using the coordinating die from DP.....clouds also have a die.....they are cut from shimmery pearl cardstock embossed with swirls.


a PTI set....up up and away.....has kites and hot air this set.  i stamped three kites on designer paper and cut them out, popping one more than the others....sentiment also from PTI....scalloped edge...tim holtz

Thursday, July 8, 2010

one more christmas in july

the SU ornament punch is great !  you can make all sorts of things with it besides christmas ornaments.

this IS a christmas card though.....startling (for me) colors ..... black and white...hmmmm, doesnt exactly say holidays to me.  the weekly challenge on has opened the door and it is hard for me NOT to start on christmas cards.  i am deliberately not going into the christmas paper stash, hence this card.

sentiment PTI

the background is teensy pindots set on a shiny textured pearly white.  the ornaments were cut from an old cardstock pack that had realy ugly glitter paper.  being that the ornies are small, i think they dont look too bad.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

nifty basket with sunflower

the basket directions are on (flower gift basket), it is made from one 8x11 sheet of start with an 8 1/2 in square and score at 2 1/2 in on all sides then cut some parts and  finagle it together.  the DP is from SU.

the flower is made using ten SU ornament punches folded in half and inked, and one 1 1/2 in circle embossed with the CB swiss dot folder in a rich brown. popped up.  i found those directions on splitcoaststampers....done by jtwadd.  really pretty and eye popping.

i am using it as a gift basket for specialty teas, but you can put a small live potted plant in it or anything else that fits !! it is a sturdy little soldier.

flowers in a jar

same set as my hostess gift set.  this one has a vellum mason jar...PTI die that coordinates with the PTI friendship jar set......i stamped and cut out the doo-dad around the jar lid and popped it up.  glazed the flower centers for some dimension

colored the flowers with prisma pencils and of course, added raffia for a wild look.  i think it is my current substitute for glitter...the dots are made with sequin waste and ink

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

set for a hostess gift

there are four cards in this set...each bouquet is colored with copics in a different color.  the package is a clear box (love those !) and tied with raffia.  i found a great stamp (stampabilities) that says "uniquely edition"...i think it gives a nice pizzazzy touch

the flowers are tied on each card with raffia.....seems i can NOT make flat cards.  for each envie i used sequin waste and inked a corresponding can see a bit of yellow on this card in random places if you really look hard........i roughed up the edges and popped centers with clear glaze.  glitter didnt seem appropriate....yikes...i said that?!  each card has a different sentiment (PTI) so she will have a get well, birthday, happy anniversary and thank you.

christmas in july challenge

now this was scary for me.  tempted me to start on my christmas cards....but i resisted and only made 3.  whew, that was close.

three snowflake brads, heated and then embossed with pearl EP...tiny blue rhinestone in each center.....
the polar bears are made using punches....and nesties...oval for mama polar bear, circle for baby....1/2 in circles for ears and a narrow oval for the snouts.  sentiments from PTI

cuttlebug embossed snowflakes background inked in craft white and then dusted with ultra fine clear glitter .... a bit of sparkle on the bears faces....eyes made with small and teensy black is popped up on both cards

for this one i made a "wreath" using two nestability shapes and then glued buttons on....edge made with new tim holtz edge die.....sentiment PTI.  tulle bow tops the wreath....odd colors, coral (not quite as garish as shown in the picture) and mossy green...paper from an old paper pad that has numbers on it....but i think it works

Saturday, July 3, 2010

queen anne's lace stamp

borrowed this stamp from a friend and now cant remember what company made it...oh well.  made a set of 4 A2 cards.....used memento rhubarb and versafine olympic green ink for the flowers.