Friday, January 21, 2011

Thank you Owl

Hello folks, thank you for stopping by. My apologies for not posting more cards this week. I have a friend who's visiting from Las Vegas and I've been entertaining. Today's card was inspired by Angie from My Chic N' Scratch tri-fold card tutorial. I also purchased what I have to say is probably one of my favorite designer paper from My Mind's eye Fine and Dandy True blue collection.
I started with a SU! Chocolate chip for the base, followed Angie's tutorial for the score measurements. For the panels layered it with the basic colors provided by the paper kit. Then layered again with this very cute star pattern paper. For the centerpiece I used more of the chocolate chip and layered it again with another piece of the basic turquoise color used on the panels. then I used a different pattern piece with clouds.

When you purchase kits like this they sometimes offer extra items sold separately. Like chipboard stickers and theme colored brads. I purchased both but I could find a way to apply a brad into this card without over accessorizing. So I just used the cute little femine owl, the star and button tied with some twine. And last the sentiment is from SU! Short and sweet set and for the inside SU! Curvy Verses.
I hope you like, hope to hear from you soon.

Monday, January 10, 2011

A glimpse of Heaven

Greetings all, thanks for stopping by. Today's card was inspired by Cali's recent weather patterns.... clouds, clouds, and more clouds. And since we're near Valentine's day, here you go.
I don't have a lot of red pattern paper or Valentine themed designer paper I improvised with my own creation. I started off with a basic white card stock and layered it with the paper I sponged clouds on. For the sponging I used a piece of SU! Scallop punch circle, held it tight with my fingers and sponged with SU!Baja Breeze craft ink. Start from the top of the paper and work your way down.
Next, I wanted to add an additional cloud piece where I added the drifting cat and my sentiment. I've had this image for years... I purchased it a little place in Long Beach that closed its door for some time now.

So then I added more dimension by lifting it with another plain piece and added the 3 brads on the bottom and the 3 ribbon pieces on its side. For some reason the number 3 has had some significance for me... maybe because it just three siblings in my immediate family... ah who know? lol And for the final touch, the small Valentine salutations from SU! A Happy heart set.

I hope you like. See ya!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Three heart Valentine

Good morning folks, thanks for stopping by. I hope you're having a good weekend so far. I got up this morning with card sketches in my head... go figure. Somethings I go weeks without posting a card and now that's all I seem to think about. I'm actually more excited these days because I ordered some more Spellbinder nestabilities dies. I hope to get them by Monday to show you what I've ordered with new cards.

Today's card is another Valentine's creation... my sister has basically kept me busy these days due to her co-workers wanting handmade Valentine's day cards for their love ones. So I started off with a basic white card stock as the base and layered again with another piece of the same color. I gotta say that I'm really enjoying making cards this way, rather than over-whelming it with different color pieces. Sometimes the simplicity of the card can make it that more appealing.
Anyway, I then followed my centerpiece with Labels three using SU! Real red and Rockabilly specialty dsp (retired) and the heart from SU! Priceless set is with white ink and embossed with clear powder.

Next, I added the Grossgrain stitched red ribbon tied with a simple knotted bow. For the three heart pieces I used
1 1/4" for the white piece and the 1" for the red. I then used SU! Seasonal Icons set (retired) heart piece using SU! black craft ink and embossed it with clear powder.

The Happy Valentine sentiments used at the bottom and inside of the card is from SU! A happy heart set. and for the finishing step inside the card I used Martha Stewarts doily edge punch.

I hope you like it and look forward on hearing from you.

Friday, January 7, 2011

I still love you!

Hola everyone, thank you for stopping by. I hope everyone is in good spirits so far with the new year. I'm well on my way to coming up with more creative cards to share with you. But this card in particular was by far the easiest and fun to make. Todays card is in large part thanks to Terri from think Outside the Box: Pop up tent card tutorial. I followed her technique, but tweeked mine a bit.

I decided to cover the entire scallop shape rather than give it space for a small circle. The base of the card is is SU! Very Vanilla card stock, and the designer paper is from My mind's eye Be-loved. The edge of the card is from Martha Stewarts doily punch. The ribbon is from the local craft store which matches perfectly to the cardstock. And the sentiment is from SU! You & Moi set (retired). I hope you like, I hope to hear from you soon! Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

First card for the New Year!

Hello all... thanks for stoping by. I hope your year has had a fantastic start. I made a point to not make any resolutions this year I didn't want to Instead I just made some changes a week before the New Year to psych myself out.. sounds coocky but it's worked.
Anyway, todays card was inspired by this weeks Mojo Monday weekly sketch. It looks pretty simple, but it challenged for sure. Since most of the big holidays are gone and the only one near is Valentines Day, I decided to give it a go. For the base of the card I used a a plain white card stock and layered it with basic black and BasicGrey Blush designer paper. My favorite thing about this particular paper was the cute little bird on the branch. I struggled with cutting a good piece to show off the design, but I managed. I followed with layering the longer piece with basic black and placing a dark red piece to give it some color. Next I used SU! Sage Shadow, and Basic gray for the square piece, and added the three silver brads.

Then, I used another piece sage shadow for a circle scalloped edge from spellbinder nestabilities, followed by another circle of basic gray and more of the polkadot BasicGrey designer paper. For the sentiment, I used SU! A Happy Heart set... using the large heart in the center on the scalloped circle and the greeting on the side. I hope you like and look forward on hearing your comments.