Wednesday, April 27, 2011

A Few Changes ...

Since I have almost a 100 followers now I just wanted to give a little heads up on my posting changes over the next few months.  I have a very busy schedule ahead of me and so I won't be able to devote as much time to blogging, however I'm not going to leave everyone high and dry with nothing to read over the next 4 months. 

So I'm just letting everyone know that instead of my posts coming out every 3 or 4 days I will only be posting cards on SUNDAYS just through summer then I'll get back to my regularly scheduled program in the fall.  I think that will also be a good time for a blog candy give away too, so hopefully you'll stick around with me and I hope you like what I have coming up in the next few months. 

Thanks to all my followers who leave me such great comments and support on all my creations I really appreciate all of you.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Kate's Bunny


Happy Easter!  Today's card was made with the new Cricut cart Kate's ABC's.  Even though I don't have a girl I wanted this cart for the additional images it had on it like this adorable little bunny scene.  This was my first time using this cartridge and I cut the bunny and layers at 3 inches.  This was also my very first attempt at an easel card.  I have been wanting to make one of these for months now and never attempted it thinking it would be too hard until a friend sent me one.  So using hers as the visual and for the measurements I gave it a try and I have to say it was much easier than I thought it was going to be. 

I hope you have a wonderful Easter and I hope you enjoyed today's card. Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, April 18, 2011

He Has Risen


I usually don't do religious style cards mainly because I don't have many religious style stamps but I did pick this sentiment up a couple years ago at Michaels in the dollar stamp bin. I love the new yellow from Stampin Up called Daffodil Delight.  Its so rich and vibrant and I'm not a big yellow fan either.  So to make this card I covered the white base with a layer of Daffodil Delight that I embossed with finial press sizzix folder also by SU.  The trellis is a Martha Stewart large punch that I punched out twice and layered over each other.  I got the leaves from SU's two step bird punch and punched those out in celery.  I added the 2 flowers with my EK Success punch.  After it was all put together it needed a little something else so that's when I decided to add the bird from the SU two step bird punch.  But with it punched just in white it seemed to get lost on the card.  So I punched out 2 more birds in yellow and positioned it as a layer under the white bird.

Thanks for stopping by.  Hope you're having a wonderful April.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Peter Cottontail


Today's card is for another personal challenge between me and my friend Sarah.  Can you guess the theme of this one... yep Easter.  Digging through my very small stash of Easter sets I found this cute little image from TAC I Love Easter set.  I think this image is adorable showing the bunny's backside which is why I named the post Peter Cottontail. 

So here's how it was made.  Started with the white base and layered on the celery layer embossed with the SU tulip sizzix folder... I believe this is the first framed embossing folder I have and I'm really liking it. Hope they come out with some more.  The center panel is a mix of DCWV papers, the plaid is from dots, stripes and plaids stack and the plain purple is left over scraps from Latte stack.  I added the scallop trim border piece in white to bridge the 2.  I stamped the image and colored it with markers adding a little stickle glitz to the tail.

I hope you enjoyed this card.  Only a few more days till Easter.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Hoppy Easter


Well its that time.  Easter just a couple weeks away and I've been working on Easter cards for the past month.  So I hope you're in the mood to see some Easter creations over the next few posts.  Today's card was made with Verve's set Chocolate Bunnies and even though I've owned this set for almost a year this is actually the first time it was inked up.  I'm also trying to use up some more scraps so I grabbed the color inspiration from the polka dot paper and off I went.  The base is white layered with pale plum that was embossed with a sizzix folder called snow something but it doesn't look like snow to me.  The polka paper is from DCWV latte stack.  The image was colored with SU markers and mounted on some more dp from the latte stack that is an eggplant color.  I used the strip of celery punched with MS border punch to pull some of the green out.  The sentiment is also from the same set.   Did you get a head start on your Easter cards? 
Thanks for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

You're Egg-stra Special


New Verve is in the house!  I loved the March release from Verve so much I got them all.  I usually don't do that but all the sets were just too cute to pass up and on this card I showcased 2 of them.  The basket and eggs are from Eggstra Special and little chickie here is from Chicks Rule, a set I can't wait to use more.

So here's how it was done.  The base is some old K and Co paper and the center layer is DCWV Cafe Mediterrean stack that I layered on white and used the SU border punch.  I stamped the basket twice. Once on the large panel and then again on a piece of scrap paper to cut the base out.  I colored it with SU markers and applied it with a pop dot.  The chick was stamped on Daffodil delight and cut out then I went around the edges with the daffodil marker to add some shading.  I stamped the eggs and colored with SU markers celery and daffodil.  The 2 in the center are up on pop dots also.  This card is for the grandparents for Easter from my son.  I hope they like it and I hope you liked it too.  Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Bonjour


Bonjour April, Bonjour Spring!  I'm ready to just skip right over spring and head straight to the warm days of summer.  I'm not even giving spring a chance this year.  So what inspired this card today really has nothing to do with the temps, season or anything like that but as the song goes I love Paris in the Springtime.... anyway to get back on track my son has been all about the word Bonjour lately and figuring out how to say it and what it means.  He's been watching a lot of Ratatouille.  So that inspired me to break out my Tim Holtz French Market set and start creating. 

The background is going gray SU embossed with a sizzix diamond folder. I then used some scraps of pink dp from DCWV Luxury stack.  I originally just had the image in black but it looked so drab that I went back and highlighted certain portions with the SU pink pirouette marker.  The Bonjour sentiment is from SU carte postale set.  Thanks for taking the time to stop by. 

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