Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Ink Spray and Smash

I made this card for a card challenge that used glossy paper. I did the ink spray and smash technique.
Basically you drop a couple drops of reinker on your glossy cs, spray a spray or 2 of water, and then lay another piece of glossy cs over it, smush them together, and then pull apart and let dry. I like how it turned out. The image and sentiment are embossed on with clear embossing powder and old olive ink. The card stock is SU barely banana and old olive.
Thanks for looking and happy stamping!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Father's Day Border Set

So, we are getting hit with a lovely ice storm today. I am SO tired of winter. But then, I'm definitely not a cold-weather person. I should be washing dishes out of our now broken dishwasher, but I'd rather be here...posting:)

Here is a border set I made a few weeks ago (yes, I am a little behind here) for a holiday border swap. Sorry about the picture quality. I took it with our old camera right before it died.

I love the paper that I found at JA's for this. It's a little hard to see, but it's blues and chocolate browns stripes (duh) and paisley. I can't remember the alphabet name for some reason, but it is SU. The truck is Loads of Love, and the journal box was a rectangle I used my corner rounder on (great tool I think). On the top border, I used dark brown brads (they are so cool) and the bottom one I used my little deco stapler with blue staples. The smile box I cut out on the Cricut (Fabulous Finds cartridge.)

Well, I'm off to wash dishes now. I think I've put that off as long as possible if I want to cook dinner tonight (hey, we have a small kitchen)!

Happy stamping!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Gate Fold Card

I decided to break out of my box with this card and made a Gate fold card. I am very happy with how this turned out. The papers are Stampin' Up (Eggplant Envy, Lovely Lilac and Old Olive) and same on the inks. The stamps are Papertrey Ink. The centers of the flowers are Stickles (I love those!). The background stamp is from Pat Catan's, but I don't remember the company. I hope you try one of these cards soon - they are a nice break. The only thing I wish is that it would lay flat better, but I think the happy birthday box needed to be moved up a little higher.
Thanks for looking and happy stamping!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Coffee Card

I love how this card turned out. I used the Warm Happiness set from Papertrey Ink. The paper is SU Close to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel, and Blush Blossom (which I don't use that often for some reason). The "coffee" is black stickles. It's a little hard to see, but the edges on the coffee cup piece I dusted with Caramel ink using a sponge.
Happy stamping!

Saturday, January 17, 2009


I've been doing a lot of Letter of the Word swaps lately. They are easy and fun. I can't wait to start putting them on scrapbook pages!

This first set if for the words Bonfire and Thanksgiving. The I is supposed to be a smore. I embossed the "marshmallow" with clear embossing powder. I used a corner rounder to make both the marshmallow and the chocolate.

The V and the tag are cut from the cricut, and the leaf is stamped, hand-trimmed, and accented with clear sparkle stickles.

This set is for holidays. 4th of July, Christmas, and Birthday. I cut all from the cricut. I used stickles for the sparkles, and the red star is from a set of sparkle foamies from WalMart.

These are family - dad, mom, grandma, grandpa. The m & a circles are 2 nesting punches (can't remember the brand). I like how these turned out.

And finally, these letters are for inspirational words. Love, imagine, joy, live, laugh. Most of the same deets as above. The flower on the g is K & co.
Hope these inspire and happy stamping!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

It's a New Year Already!

It's January already! (Well, I guess we're pretty well into it by now anyways.) I feel like I'm just starting to get back into the swing of things after all things holidays. We're getting ready for my son's 4th birthday party on Saturday, but after that, I'm hoping to get back to posting here more often again. So here's a little something in the mean time!

I love how this card turned out. I can't remember what the stamp set it - it's from Joann's though. The DP behind the cupcakes is from a DCWV summer(?) matstack. I can't remember! That's pretty bad...but the cupcakes I colored in with my blender pens and used clear sparkle stickles on the cherries. The colors are a little hard to see, but they are SU positively pink, and marvelous magenta I want to say? The ink is chocolate chip. And I just used a corner rounder on the corners. Hope you liked it!

Happy stamping!