Thursday, October 13, 2016

Give Thanks

My church has an English as a Second Language Class and we decided to have a Thanksgiving dinner for the class and their families. I made these cards for the invitations.

The stamps are for The Angel Company and colored with prisma color pencils. The words are stamped with a brown memento ink. The dp is from bobunny. The scalloped die cut is from spellbinders. The tag one is from lawn fawn. The little red dots are nail head stickers. The cards worked up pretty quickly which was good as I made 15 of them. 

Friday, October 7, 2016

Happy Birthday

Here is a quick happy birthday card using Stubby Stamps.

The confetti squares are stamped with a small confetti stamp in ocean depth versamagic chalk ink and then punched out with a square punch. The scalloped squares are die cuts from spellbinders. The happy birthday is stamped in black and then another die cut from spellbinders and edged in the ocean depth ink. There is another die cut in the blue just peaking out from the white. The plaid paper is from lawn fawn and the blue from bobunny. Great when you need a quick card. I made this on the same day I worked 12 hours.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Bridal Cupcakes

I saw a similar card when I was checking someone out at Target and knew I had to come home and recreate it. The original was by Papyrus. Mine is a bit different but I like it every bit as well.

The stamp is from Stubby Stampers. I think the cupcakes are really supposed to be birthday cupcakes but I think they work here just fine. The black cupcake liner is stamped on sparkly black cardstock and embossed with black diamond embossing powder. The mustache is a diecut from Memory Box. The white cupcake liner is stamped on a glittery off-white cardstock and embossed with white diamond embossing powder. The hardest part was finding the string of pearls. I knew I had some but couldn't remember where I put it. lol. The pearls are attached with scor-tape. The flower at the top is done with three flowers layered on top of each other with one pearl from the string on top. A little bit of stickles star dust was applied to the stars on the frosting. The scalloped paper is 8 x 8 by DCWV and folded in half. The dp is from Lawn Fawn. A length of organza ribbon runs under the cupcake layer. Such a fun bridal card.

Monday, September 5, 2016


This is a pretty simple card, but I thought it turned out well.

The stamp is from Art Impressions and colored with copics. Some stardust stickles is on the flames. The ribbon is wrapped around the card to look like a present. The scalloped square is a die from spellbinders. That's it.

Friday, September 2, 2016

Christmas Tilda

This card started out 5 1/2 x 4 1/4" and was supposed to be done but somehow it didn't "speak" to me so I ripped it apart and now I like it.

Tilda is colored with prisma color pencils on Kraft paper as are the poinsettias. The poinsettia centers have stickles applied to them. The dp is from Basic Grey. The holly is from memory box and is left over from another card. There is a strip of organza ribbon then a narrow silk ribbon with half pearls on top. The red sequins are from Queen & Co. 
Christmas is coming soon, I might be ready with cards - maybe. lol

Monday, August 29, 2016

Birthday Cupcake

 Two posts in two days. I am on a roll.
This card also uses stubby stamper's stamps.
I stamped the presents twice across the bottom using marvy matchables ink. The cupcake is colored with copics and a white pen made the dots on the paper and the bits of white in the frosting. The flames have stardust stickles on them. The circle and the scallops are from spellbinders nestabilities. The yellow dotted paper is from bobunny. A pretty quick card. It's nice to do something that works up quickly sometimes. :)

Sunday, August 28, 2016

One stamp two cards

This Stubby Stamper's stamp spoke to me in two ways - one as a birthday card and one as a Christmas card.
 Here the candles are a birthday card and colored with copics. The red background is done with Stubby Stampers stamp as are the words. The border around the words was done by leaving the paper in the die and tracing around it on the inside. The flames have star dust stickles. And then there are some Queen & Co. sequins around.

Now on to the Christmas card.
Once again the candle is colored with copics. I put a jar around the flame and put a row of dots around the jar and then added some more rows of lighter dots around the first. The flame has stickles star dust on it. The holly around the base of the candle are a holly border die cut from Memory Box. I cut the border into smaller pieces and glued them around the base of the candle. For the berries I used red stickles. The ribbon is from a florist shop in town. They asked if I was going to make a bunch of bows - no it is for cards, of course. lol. 
Have fun thinking of more than one way to use a stamp.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Tilda with Parasol

For some reason I love stamps with umbrellas or parasols. Who knows why. lol Maybe I like rain but this Tilda is carrying a parasol so no rain.

She is colored with copics with a bit of a white pen for accents. The shoes have diamond glaze on them so they are patent leather just like I wore as a little girl. For the ruffles I used frosted lace stickles for a bit of sparkle and texture. The flower in the corner is a piece of twill tape that I gathered with a needle and thread (sewing is my other love) and then three tiny pearls for the center. I edged the plaid paper with a blue versa chalk ink and the yellow paper with yellow versa chalk ink.  I think Tilda is a cutie. You never would guess by how often I use her would you.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Fishers of Men

This stamp seemed to just appear on my desk. I have had it for several years and had never stamped it. I guess it thought it was time to be used.

The stamp is one from the now defunct angel company.It is colored with copic markers. There is a swirly clip in the top corner. I'm not sure where the charm in the bottom corner is from. I had used it on another project that my cats nicely destroyed. :( The borders are washi tape. The red die cut is from memory box. A guy card for my stash. Yeah! Hope you enjoy.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Christmas in July 3

I'm still working on Christmas cards. I'll start to panic closer to Christmas and chose one design and make multiples but for now I am just making different cards.
I used an old angel company stamp and colored it with prisma color pencils. The flame has some stickles. The Kraft paper is dry embossed with a darice embossing folder. Afterwards I rubbed staz-on white over the raised parts. Ribbon is behind the image and lots of Queen & Co. sequins are scattered around. Little dots of red stickles are on some of the raised dots on the background.
Merry July!