Hedgehog on Daisy

Ahhh!  I realized after posting this that my sentiment is crooked.  Oh well, can’t do anything about it now but will have to fix it before I send it (mmm… maybe, just shows the fact that it is handstamped and not perfect!).

I have been having a blast using my Penny Black images.  I just love Hedgehogs.  Anybody know of any other companies that make cute hedgehog stamps?

I relaly like the layout of this card.  It was easy to work with and a good way to use a stamped image and patterned paper.  I had these flower charms I got about 2 years ago and had never used and felt it would fit with patterned paper and the image perfectly.  Love how it just adds a little something to the card.  The card also has glitter patterned paper that doesn’t show in picture.

Stamps: Ladybug ‘n Hedgehog (Penny Black), All About You (Verve) Paper: Garden Green, Yoyo Yellow, white, DCWV Nana’s Kids Ink: Basic Black, Garden Green Accessories: Blush Blossom – Creamy Caramel – Garden Green – More Mustard – Pretty in Pink – Real Red – Summer Sun markers, blender pen, ribbon (Pink Hedgehog), flower charm (Michael’s), dimensionals

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Not a Saturday Sketch but a card for you

I have been experimenting some more with markers and a blending pen to create shading.  I used Blush Blossom and Close to Cocoa on the cat to create his shaded fur.  I am still working my a variety of cardstock to see the one that I like the best.  I really like this technique and will continue to use it so I can create depth and dimension on my cards.  Let me know that you think.

I had this patterned paper that matched Blush Blossom and Close to Cocoa really well.  It also has some glitter on it to make it sparkly which doesn’t show in the picture.  Has anyone found a way to take pictures so the glitter shows up?  Would love some hints.  This is another Verve sentiment to complete the card.

Stamps: Cute! (Penny Black), Feeling Groovy (Verve) Paper: Blush Blossom, Close to Cocoa, white, DCWV glitter stack Ink: Basic Black Accessories: cat brad, ribbon, Blush Blossom – Close to Cocoa – Pretty in Pink markers, blender pen, dimensionals

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Kids Stamp Camp

Here are a few shots of the group from the August Stamp Camp. Monday I had them make a Stationery Packet with 4 Thank You notes and I think they turned out really cute, sorry I forgot to get a photo that day. These photos were taken on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. On Tuesday we learned two techniques shaving cream and 2 step stamping, for each technique they made 2 cards. Wednesday we made these really cute scrapbooks using #6 coin envelopes, and on Friday it was all about making 3D projects.

Tuesday – Techniques

Two Step Stamping card
Wednesday – Envelope Scrapbook (love my new bind it)

Thursday – 3-D projects

I have really enjoyed doing these stamp camps and can’t wait to do another one. To all of the parents that had a child attend one of my events “thank you”. I really had a wonderful time working with all of them on the projects that we made.


Hedgehog in Field of Daisies

Daisies are my favorite flower.  Couple them with cute hedgehog images and I just have to have it.  This is another Penny Black image that I got from Addicted to Rubber Stamps.  This is a great website and has over 1,000 images.  Their customer service is great also and you get your stamps in 2 – 3 days on regular shipping. 

I used some white primas and attempted to add a little color using my pads.  I need help in this area.  Anybody out there ever done this and could give me some hints?  I also used another Verve sentiment.  I love these sayings and think it fits this image so good.  The patterned paper has glitter on it that barely shows in the picture.  I have almost used up this patterned paper as it is one of my favorites from the stack.

Stamps: Daisy Hedgehog (Penny Black), All About You (Verve) Paper: Gable Green, Perfect Plum, white, DCWV glitter stack Ink:  Basic Black, Perfect Plum Accessories: primas, Creay Caramel – Sage Shadow – Summer Sun markers, blender pen, Perfect Plum & Yoyo Yellow brads, dinemsionals

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Anni-Verve-sary 7

Wow three posts in one day!  I think that is a record for me.

I have been trying to use colors I haven’t used in a while to just give me something different to work with.  I am so anxious for the new catalog and stamps.  I have my wish list already created and can’t wait for some new stamps.  I am on the lookout for some cute stamps like Fluffles and the Hedgehogs by Penny Black.  A girl needs some other images besides flowers!

Here is the last card I was able to create using the sketches from Verve.  They had 5 more sketches but I was not home to be able to create a card using them.  I like how this one turned out.  It was simple and easy to create in a avery short time.  What do you think of it?

Stamps: Asian Flair, Floral Whimsy Paper: Almost Amethyst, Rose Red, Sage Shadow, Very Vanilla Ink: Almost Amethyst, Rose Red, Sage Shadow Accessories: ribbon (Jody’s online share), flower punch (Martha Stewart), Swiss Dot Cuttlebug embossing folder, dimensionals

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