Friday, September 16, 2011

I'm back!!

Hello folks, I'm sorry about the long absence. I've been going to school to get certified as a Medical Assistant this summer. I'm down to two more class for this fall and I'm done. So since I don't have all the studying to do I have time to dust off my stamps, and paper. I feel like I've missed out on lots since then, so I'm playing catch up with some of the card sketches, techniques and new paper. So without further a do here's my latest card.

I dove in, head first, into my local craft store to find the latest paper. Of course, Halloween decorations are already on the shelves. And after a quick visit to Splitcoaststampers, I discoveered everyone is doing Halloween cards, so why not. I purchased this cute 4x6 paper stack that got my attention. I wanted something that wasn't too cheesy and unique. Mission accomplished! Well I hope you like it. More cards to come!!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

How've you bean!

Hi! Thanks for stopping by. Today's card is inspired by this weeks My Favorite Things sketch. I used Fiskars Latte Love clear stamp set and Bella Rose dsp(retired) to best fit this sketch. I started with SU! Chocolate chip card stock for the base of the card. Layered it with Whisper white and Bella Rose. The sketch didn't call for ribbon, but I thought it made the card prettier. And then rather than using a plain scallop edge, I used EK Success Morocco Lace edge punch.

I also use a the Folded fan flower technique to center the image of the coffee cup to keep in theme with the sentiment. I hope you like, happy creating!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Happy 4th of July

Hello folks, thanks for stopping by. Sorry for the delay on posting new creations, but I've been busy with starting summer school to become a Medical assistant. I'm very excited to start this new chapter of my life, i'm hoping things will go according to plan.... It's never too late to go to school and learn a new career or trade... especially during these hard times.

So today's card is thanks to this weeks Mojo Monday challenge. I was stuck for a while trying to create a special card for this sketch. But after a couple of tries and several trips to the craft store, I made up my mind on this I really loved this paper from Creative Imagination "Printed in USA". I came easy to me after that.

I think my favorite part of the sketch, would have to be the center for the sentiment. My sister reminded me of the fireworks, so I made some of my own. I hope you like, happy creating.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Happy Memorial Weekend!


© 1990 by Marian H. Neudel

The bloodied sun sinks in the west

And lights us all with glory;

Here sleep the brave in honored rest;

The bugler tells our story;

O dulce et decorum est pro patria mori;

O dulce et decorum est pro patria mori.

Go tell the people, passer-by,

Read the stone before ye,

Tis sweet and fitting that we die

For our country's glory;

Obedient to your will we lie

Pro patria mori;

O dulce et decorum est pro patria mori.

From under stone we've often seen

These lures to empty glory;

We know what deaths these words can mean,

Lonely, cold and gory;

We find these Latin words obscene,

Pro patria mori,

O dulce et decorum est, pro patria mori.

We have no country of our own,

We who sleep in glory;

We died your hatreds to atone,

Still you shun our story;

Oh write no more on any stone,

Pro patria mori;

O dulce et decorum est, pro patria mori.

Party Hearty!

Hi there! Thanks for stopping by. This card was inspired by Mojo Monday's sketch #192. I'm a little late in posting it, but better late than never. I had a bit of a challenge with this one because the scalloped piece called for it to be covered. I had a hard time trying to find a piece that wasn't too busy to cover with the ribbon element after? And then there was this little fella I had from a long time ago when I was first starting out with stamping. I couldn't figure out out to color him without making him too scary looking? lol But as you can see I managed. I wanted to portray a "party animal" with the banners and then the sentiment pretty much helped me out in the end. I hope you like it!

Youth and Age

Hello folks, thanks for stopping by. Todays card was just something I wanted to put together for a friend whose birthday is coming soon, so I thought I whip one up from a couple of my designer paper leftovers.
I just wanted to show some simplicity and well as add a couple of embossing details. I hope you like.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Happiness in Friendships

Hello all, thanks for stopping by. Today's card is thanks to Jen Del Muro's I{heart}2stamp monthly sketch.
I really liked working with this sketch, it helped me work with less paper and use a technique rarely use.
Once again I used My Mind's Eye Stella Rose - Hattie and frayed the edges for a different  look. My favorite part was the flower, the twine and string swirls. I punched two different size circles and used the stronger adhesive tape and then secured the string and twine slowly starting from the outside. I hope you like, Happy scrapping.