Tuesday, March 29, 2011

You're So Sweet

Well if you're a regular visitor to my blog you would notice that I love these coffee stamps.  Here's another card made with the Verve set Delightful and Delicious. The sketch is from SCS but I'm not sure of the number.  Anyway I loved the sketch.  I wanted to use some more of the papers from the La Creme stack dcwv.  I'm not sure if it shows very well in the pic but the paper is flocked which adds another texture element to the card.  I used the D'Vine swirls folder on the Kraft card base to simulate the steam from the cups.  Everything was stamped in stazon black and I added a little color to it with the crumb cake marker from SU. 

Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, March 25, 2011

My Latest Chirp

So is the title a little corny?  Well you know twitter and its tweets and since there are a couple of our fine feathered friends on here ... well OK, so its a little corny but so am I.  So this card was done for another personal challenge between my friend Sarah and I.  It was to use our Verve set Wordy Birds.  I think this set is so darn cute and then I stare at it and think what am I going to do with this.  I know when I bought it I had all these fabulous ideas for it so where are they? Stashed in the back of my brain somewhere hiding while I struggle to remember what I was going to do.

So here's what I did with this card. The base is choc chip SU and in keeping with the theme of using up my stash this year I broke out the Green Stack from DCWV and picked 2 coordinating papers from it that are a close match to baja breeze by SU.  The birds I stamped on some old SU paper and cut out. So they weren't just floating there I added the little strip of celery punched with the scallop trim border punch to simulate grass.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by. I love reading all your comments. Hope you have a wonderful day.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Having a RRRuff Day?

Todays card inspiration came from a friend of mine who has a wonderful blog and challenge blog.  I have had this set from inkadinkado for over a year and only used it once but when I saw this CARD I just knew I had to break out this set and give it another try. 

So playing off of her card I used a different image and sentiment from the same set Dogs.  Haven't we all had one of those kind of days?  I didn't have the gorgeous ribbon she used so I broke out the black polka dots and did a faux ribbon bow on it.  Yes I tried my easy bow maker and just couldn't get it to work this time.  So I faked it.  I hope you like this card and thanks Siobhan for the inspiration.  Make sure to check out her blog she has fabulous creations and don't forget to play along in the Use It Tuesday challenges which will give you a chance to use up your stash.  That link can be found in my sidebar under the Challenge category.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Dropping You a Line

Shopping at Joann's is bad for your wallet.  I don't know how your J store is but the super one I frequent puts all their dollar bins along the check out line so as you're waiting your turn for the check out you get to shop while you wait and of course one of those dollar bins is stamps and after all who can pass up a dollar stamp set.  I mean what a bargain.  So during one of my trips while perusing the bins I found this sweet little set and thought well I just have to have it.  UGH!!  But I'm so glad I picked it up even if its been sitting on my desk for at least 6 months waiting to be inked up before it can be put away.

So here's the concept behind this card.  Started with the Studio G set and wanted to keep the card kind of clean, but I guess it doesn't technically qualify for CAS with all the layers.  Anyway I started with the fish image and how I got this little guy striped was by pulling my marker back and forth only doing one pass each time.  When I saw the little bubble image that could be cut out I wanted to carry on with that theme.  So I used the quickkutz polka dot embossing folder on my base.  Then sticking with the bubbles and finding something that would match nemo here I found this dp in a dcwv mat stack Summer. I added the bashful blue swirled layer to simulate my water and finished it with some ribbon I just had laying around.

Have a great day.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Just a Sliver?

Who doesn't love cake.  Well I know there are pie lovers out there but really nothing is better than a big piece of chocolate cake with yummy, gooey, chocolate icing and ... oh ok wait a minute I'm getting off track here.

Today's card is all about the birthday and the sentiment is just as true as they come.  Birthdays are no day to eat just a sliver.  This card was made with SU's hostess set called Birthday Bakery.  I paired this cute image wth DCWV papers.  The top dp is from the Sweet stack and the bottom dp is more hoarded paper that I finally cut up.  I'm a cutting machine with all this hoarded dp lately.  The image was colored with some SU markers and I added a little stardust stickles to some of the cakes.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a big piece of cake today, its someone's birthday somewhere.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Green Inspirations

This card was made for the private challenge my friend and I have going on.  Today's challenge was make a green card.  OK this was so hard for me.  I'm not big on making St Patty day cards so I knew that was out.  What was I going to do that was basically green. 

Well I got this cute new set from SU saleabration called Sweet Summer so that's where I started with my inspiration.  Celery is one of my fav greens from SU so that was the next step and then it just kind of fell into place from there.  Once I decided on the celery base I found 2 dp's that matched it.  Both are DCWV paper, the green stripe is OLD OLD OLD and I was so glad I hung on to it.  The floral paper is from the dcwv latte stack that has some of the prettiest papers in it.  That's where the plum accents came in at.  I took the plum from floral dp and used the perfect and pale plum markers from SU.  I cut the one flower out and popped it with dimensionals.  The sentiment is also SU from the circle of friendship set.  Oh and lets not forget the embossing on the celery.  With the swirl of the flower I searched my many embossing folders and found the swirls from the birds and swirls folder matched perfectly.  I also threw in a scalloped trim border for good measure though you can barely see it.

I'm very happy with the way this "green" card turned out and hope you like it too.  Thanks for having the idea of these challenges Sarah, they are quite fun.  Sorry for today's fuzzy picture.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Birds and Flowers

Today's card is a semi case from SCS.  I kept the layout and concept of the card but changed all the stamp sets and colors.  I was happy to use the SU bird punch again since I've only used it a couple times but had to have it... you know that feeling :) 

So here's the details on the card...  Base is close to cocoa and layered with some baja breeze that I embossed with SU's new tulip folder.  I love the way this folder frames the image.  Then I layered some vanilla with some choc chip paper for the insert.  I first stamped the speckled bg which is one of the first stamps I ever picked up from Joann's years ago and do not currently know the name of it.  The flowers are an SU set watercolor trio that I stamped in artichoke and baja breeze colors.  I punched the bird on some cocoa paper and embossed it with the textile folder.  The sentiment is also SU from the same set as the flowers watercolor trio.  I dug into my ribbon stash and pulled out some of these fibers from who knows where for the finishing touch.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day.  Sorry for the crooked pic today.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Behind Every Woman ...

Isn't this statement so true ... lol ... well for me it is.  My day doesn't seem to go right without that first cup of coffee in the mornings.   Do you see the bow on here?  And its not even upside down!  That's because my dear Friend bought me a bow easy for Christmas.  So now maybe I won't be so ribbon challenged anymore.  I'm still getting the hang of it.

So here's what I used on this card.  The base is choc chip SU, the rest of the papers are DCWV from the latte stack.  The sentiment and coffee cup are Verve Delightful and Delicious set.  The sentiment was stamped in expresso SU and the cup stamped in eggplant SU.  The border punch is SU's scallop trim border punch.... love it! but I believe I've said that before.

Thanks for stopping and may your day be a successful one.


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