Finally Got Some Time to Stamp

Did you think I had given up stamping? My sister is keeping me busy with her therapy appointments and blood tests but I got some time to stamp yesterday. I worked with some images I got in a swap. I like these little bees and thought this would be a cute one to make a card with. Here is what I came up with.

Stamps: Bee Thankful (Stampendous) Paper: Certainly Celery, white, DCWV stack Ink: Black Accessories: Yoyo Yellow – Basic Black – Ballet Blue – Almost Amethyst – Real Red – Pretty in Pink – Regal Rose – Cameo Coral – So Saffron markers, Bashful Blue – Certainly Celery – Pretty in Pink brads, white satin ribbon, Crystal Effects, dimensionals
I hope you have stuck with me through the past week. I have some other things I am working on and will have them posted in the next few days. Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Faux Sea Glass

I saw this really cool project on Patty Stamp’s blog. So I decided to hold a small class doing this project and it was lots of fun. The faux sea glass was done with shrink plastic they were colored with crystal effects and re-inker’s. One thing that I would change is that next time I would use split rings (a little more difficult to use) not jumper rings.


Verve Birthday Bookmark

These are the final days of the pink and brown challenge over at Verve. You have until September 5th to create your card and upload it on this site. I need a birthday card for my daughter for next week and I wanted to do a bookmark for her as she loves to read. She is a true girly girl so pink is perfect for her. I combined it with the brown as she has liked this color combo before. I then used the Merci Mon Ami card from this post as my inspiration and layout. I love the way this card turned out. I know Michaela will love it also. How about you, what do you think?

Stamps: Petals and Stems (Verve), Delight in Life Paper: Close to Cocoa, Pink Pirouette white
Ink: Close to Cocoa, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White Craft Accessories: pink large paper clip,
white primrose (Jolee’s boutique), white embossing powder, ribbon (JoAnn’s), Martha Stewart branch punch, hole punch, crystal effects, sticky tape, dimensionals.
Thanks for looking and have a great day!

The end of the road

Well I have my last 2 cards to share with you.  I must say I enjoyed doing the challenges and it really stretched my creative side to work within a 45 minute time frame.  I also did not realize it but I found myself reaching for a lot of my old sets that I had not used in quite a while.  I may even recreate some of the cards in different colors just to see how they would look.

At 11 PM the challenge involved a new technique that I had not used.  We were to create a brayered batik background to put jungle animals on.  I really like the look of the background and will play with it some more for different looks.

The final challenge of the evening was to use a stamp set you had not used within the last 4 months.  I pulled out a set that I just love but had never used before.  I really like this card and can see me creating more to have on hand.

Here are my cards.

Here are the details.
First Card
Stamps: Wild About You, Bamboo ll background (retired) Paper: Creamy Caramel, Garden Green, Very Vanilla, Watercolor paper Ink: Autumn Leaves spectrum pad, Basic Gray, Versamark Accessories: Creamy Caramel – Garden Green markers, clear embossing powder, phot corner punch, zoo brads (Gina K Designs), brayer, water spritzer, dimensionals

Second Card
Stamps: Seeds of Kindness Paper: Barely Banana, Certainly Celery, white Ink: Barely Banana, Certainly Celery Accessories: dew drops, Sakura Stardust gel pen, ribbon (Pink Hedgehog), sticy tape, dimensionals

For those of you who have stuck with me and checked my blog each day I thank you for your support.  I enjoy sharing my creations with you even if you don’t leave me comments!  I hope I have inspired you to try new things and that even if your card doesn’t turn out like you think it should have that it’s okay and you can still send it as it is an original and the person who receives it will think it is beautiful!  Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Witchy Yummy Mystery

At 8 PM were working with Harry Potter and limited supplies.  We could only use 3 colors, 2 accessories (you could add a neutral as one of your accessories), no glitter or embossing powder, have 2 different images stamped on your card, a punch somewhere on the card, black somewhere on the card, and images that remind us of witches and wizards.  The bonus was to use the colors of the “Houses” from the story.  I had a cute wand with a saying that was perfect along with the witch on her broomstick.  I had a challenge to do the ribbon as it is one long piece wrapped around the card but I got it worked out so that counts as only 1 accessory.  I also used green metallic paper to give it lots of bling to go with the Gelly Roll Stardust pen on the stars.  I really love this card.

9 PM brought on food mysteries.  There is a series of books based on a baker with titles related to food.  When I saw Cherry Cheesecake Mystery I thought of the new Bella Rose paper and So Saffron.  I pulled out a set I had not used in a while for the image on the front.  Let me know if you think of Cherry Cheesecake when you see this card.

The Details
First Card
Stamps: Booglie Eyes, Just Flying By (both retired), spell stamp (Sugarloaf Products) Paper: Basic Black, white, silver and green foil Ink: Palette Noir Black Accessories: Basic Black – Green Galore – Going Gray – Creamy Caramel markersribbon (Pink Hedgehog), So Saffon brads (Pink Hedgehog), Aqua Painter, sicky tape, dimensionals
Second Card
Stamps: Noteable Notes Paper: Riding Hood Red, So Saffron, white, Bella Rose DS Ink: Palette Noir Black, Riding Hood Red, Wild Wasabi Accessories: ribbon (Pink Hedgehog), So Saffon brads (Pink Hedgehog), Aqua Painter, sicky tape, dimensionals
Thanks for looking and have a great day!