April 30, 2007
SUPPLIES: All CS is Bazzill, Circle pattern stamp, and saying (Art is) are from Stampers Anonymous, Lady dreamer is from Cat's Life Press, Big brads are from Joann, ink is Distress, Memories, and Ranger, fiber from my stash.
April 28, 2007
I had so much fun coloring in these funky, retro images after stamping them with black ink!
SUPPLIES: PP is unnknown (from a Self-addressed kit in June 05), stamps are Side Show Stamps, ribbon is from www.Reallyreasonableribbon.com, white card base is from DCWV, CS is SU, ink is Ranger Archival, prismacolor pencils.
April 27, 2007
SUPPLIES: PP by Basic Grey, CS by SU and Bazzill, Ribbon from SU, image stamp from Stamp Francisco, sentiment stamp unknown, rough texture wheel by SU also, ink is Ranger and SU, Charm is MM, Prismacolor pencils, white gel pen.
April 26, 2007
Patterned paper can really inspire me, and this card was built around the colors in the sheet of Basic Grey Perhaps that I used as the BG. I only have a few colors of SU cardstock, I'm more of a Bazzill collector, but a friend of mine and former SU demo sent me a bunch of CS and I used three sheets of it for this card because they matched perfectly with the PP. I have no idea what the colors are called, but they are purple, pinkish and light blue.
The metal quote plaque is from MM, the flower stamp is from Stampington & Co. and is embossed, and I stamped a heart image from SU's "Dream come true" set and cut it out of the light blue CS before rubbing it with some pink chalk ink from Versamagic. I used my pinking shears, some small tan ric rac, and my edge distresser to finish it up.
April 24, 2007
- My favorite food is lima beans.
- I'm not ambidextrous (able to use both hands equally), but there are certain things I can ONLY do with one hand or the other. Write, draw/paint, cook, eat= left hand. Cut with scissors, sew, dial a phone, use a key in a lock= right hand.
- I used to bite my toenails. I know...ewww, but only when they were clean.
- My first ever paid job was tying grape vines in the vineyards around my hometown.
- I met my best friend when I was 2 1/2. She is still my best friend.
- I am related to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. He's my Grandmother's great-great uncle. My middle name is Wadsworth too, because it was my grandmother's maiden name.
- I like being different. I fear being "one of the crowd."
I put a drop of reinker on a fantastix and used it like a marker to color in the elephants, and I also added liquid applique to the ribbon because I didn't have a pale yellow one with polka dots and I thought it needed it. The center of the primas have hole-punched CS touched with dark blue glitter-glue.
April 23, 2007
She sent me a fun Bella card...my first one ever! Isn't it adorable? I love the BG paper and the row of tiny white dots she applied on the edge. And look at the actual prize! An entire set of AMUSE stamps! I can't wait to start creating with them.
Thank you Julee!
April 21, 2007
While highlighting the edges of the stamped flower with gel pen, another "great idea" popped into my head. Why not stamp something in black ink on a darker CS and highlight IT in white too? After four attempts at creating what I could see in my head (but could NOT execute on paper), this is all I have to show for it:
I stamped the frame (Stampers Anonymous) with black on SU CS, and attempted to highlight it with white gel pen and a white Galaxy marker for contrast. I then cut out the center and placed the frame over a face image (Eclectic Omnibus) stamped on white CS. I used my old crackled BG stamp (which I have a love/hate relationship with) on the card base and used a sentiment (Eclectic Omnibus) matted with white and decorated with white brads for the bottom. I wanted to use a sheer white ribbon, but am running seriously low so I went with a white grosgrain. While I DO like the duo-tone colors of this card, it is not quite what I was seeing in my mind...oh well, can't win 'em all, right?
April 20, 2007
SUPPLIES: PP by Basic Grey, Image stamp by Stampers Anonymous (from their Tim Holtz collection), harlequin stamp by Hero Arts, french script stamp by Eclectic omnibus, Sentiment by TAC, CS by SU!, flower trim by Wilton, gold metal heart from my stash, inks by impress, ranger, and SU!. I used gold paint pen on the crown, and prismacolor pencils on the face and hair.
April 19, 2007
I had a small piggy bank JUST like this stamped one when I was little. Only it was white with pinkish flowers on it. I made a few different versions of this card using the pink color but they just didn't look "right" to me, so this one ended up being the final draft.
I based this color combo off the SU ribbon originals I had and went from there. I stamped the retro sparkle star with three colors of chalk ink (that matched the ribbon exactly) randomly onto white CS. I then stamped the piggy bank in black and colored it in by sponging yellow ink on it and using small grey blending stumps to pick up ink and color in the flowers and leaves. I then used my french grey prismacolor pencils to added highlights and shading.
I matted it with a giga scalloped circle punch, then pierced holes and ringed them with white gel pen. Ran a piece of kraft CS through a cuttelbug folder, added some more ribbon from SU and I was done!
April 18, 2007
April 10, 2007
I've been using this PP from Cosmo Cricket's WANTED line for awhile, but just couldn't figure out something to use the "cowboy" paper with.
Then, last night, my new shipment of stamps from Side Show Stamps arrived! I was having fun looking through them and saw this cowboy stamp I ordered and immediately and light bulb went off in my head! Both the cowboy image and the sentiment are from Side Show Stamps, and I thought they went together well because the cowboy has his hands on his hips.
Inside the card I wrote, "I heard you were feeling a little rough around the edges...Hope you're feeling better soon!"
I stamped the cowboy image twice, once on wood grain paper, and again on red patterned paper. I cut out his "chaps" from the red paper and adhered them to the first image, colored in his bandanna, used a gold paint pen to highlight his cuff links, distressed the edges, and set 3 star eyelets randomly around him. I matted him twice and using pop dots, adhered him to the card base. I then set 4 more star eyelets in the corners and threaded jute twine around the perimeter of the card, tying a knot and loop for added texture on the left side. Then I finished it by stamping the sentiment "Hey Hipster!" directly below the cowboy.
SUPPLIES: PP from Cosmo Cricket, Ivory and chocolate chip CS from SU!, stamps from Side Show stamps, star eyelets from my stash, jute from my gardening supplies, and ink by Memories.
April 09, 2007
It's a home made vegan carrot cake with vegan cream-cheese filling and frosting, sprinkled with toasted coconut. The marshmallow ears and cheeks are not vegan however, so they were given to our 7 year old dinner guest.
April 05, 2007
April 04, 2007
SUPPLIES: PP from the "Far East Stack' by DCWV, CS is SU!, eyelets are MM, 'Good luck' Chinese punch by McGill, trim from my stash. Since I don't have the Ticket punch from SU, I just use a hole punch and only stick the corners in a little bit. *shrugs* It works for me! I also distressed the edges of the card with my MM edge distresser. I love that thing!
This card fits in a regular business size envelope. I like making tall cards occasionally.
April 03, 2007
SUPPLIES: Sentiment stamp is Hampton Arts, Boy with wings stamp is Stampers Anonymous from the Tim Holtz Collection, the top ledger points stamp is also Stampers Anonymous, PP is 7 Gypsies, all Ranger distress or archival inks, ribbon is SU and so is green CS, other trim is from my stash.
I am sneaky in finding out mailing addresses, so keep an eye out on your mailboxes, because you never know when something might appear!