Sunday, October 31, 2010

Tired of Texas? I'm having fun with these stamps!

Today I have a black and silver card. For some reason when I was designing this card I thought of spurs, as silver in color so here's what I came up with. Sure do wish I had bought that stamp. Just may have to call and have her ship it.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Texas again!

Here's another Texas card. I have trouble using small stamps but I like how this turned out. I bought a pad of paper @ Tuesday Morning for $4.99. It is really nice quality and would be $20 @ Michaels. I used Fray Check on the tape which worked very well. Clean & simple, here it is!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Texas again!

Here's another Tx. card. I got the idea from Julie when she did the triangles on her shoe box card. I like that look a lot! I also discovered that the Tim Holtz distress inks stay wet long enough for you to emboss which is what I did on this card using Faded Jeans. It doesn't show up well but I used a little bit of the denim ribbon on the side. Perfect for a Tx. card.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Another Texas card

I am making a set of Texas cards to sell @ the bazaar. Here is one that I was inspired by the ribbon. I found it when I was rummaging around in the store room @ the point. I embossed the stamp with Devils Food powder. The stamp is Deadbeat Designs.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Here's another Texas card. This stamp is Deadbeat Designs. They make a nice array of Texas stamps.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Texas cards

I am making Tx. cards for the bazaar. Denise was kind enough to let me use her Tx. stamps. She hasn't even used them yet. I am having fun with them. The first one I knew what I was going to do when I saw the stamp. I have a Tx. shaped punch which I think balanced this card.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Masking tape background

Here's the card I made for my second shoebox group. The background is masking tape. You tear the tape into small pieces. When you have the piece covered you need to burnish it so it does not come up when you do the next step. That is called direct to paper. You start with your lightest color and lightly smooch the ink over the tape. I turn it over on a piece of scrap paper and blot it a little, then add the next color. You can use as many colors as you like but need to go from lightest to darker and then darkest. I sometime go in with a stipple brush and as some of the lighter colors. Here we used Baja Breeze and Dusty Concord. Next we sprinkled it with clear embossing powder and heat set it. Again I used the StampinUp set called Just Believe and the background is stamped with VersaMark using Elements of Style which is also a set from StampinUp.

DeNami Ladybug

Here's the card I made for one of my swap groups. I did not have any red flowers and thought red would look better than the white I had so I got out my Memories red stamp pad and pushed the flower down into the pad with an eraser. Still got inky fingers but I achieved what I set out to do. I let the flowers dry and then added Stickles in red and a rhinestone. I decorated the inside with a retired stamp from StampinUp. I am trying to decorate the inside of my cards. I will try to post both pictures in this entry but have never been successful. Here goes!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Crumb Cake Elegant Eggplant & Just Believe again

I am wondering why "Kraft: paper never appealed to me before it became Crumb Cake. Here is a card I made for one of my shoe boxes. I love the color combo. and want to try it with Bordering blue, perhaps on a Texas card.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Spinner card for Nate's birthday

Good Morning:

Here is a spinner card I made for Nate yesterday. Can't believe he is 21! Pretty simple using designer paper, More Mustard and black cs.

Friday, October 15, 2010


Hit the wrong button. This is the Axis having breakfast in our front yard!

Bee Happy

Here is a card I made for a friend for her birthday. I used More Mustard and Bordering Blue. The inside says "Have a Bee-utiful Birthday". The stamp is by Stampendous.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Here's a card using the StampinUp set called Awash With Flowers. I really need to get this set out and use it again. We did this in a Stamp A Stack class. I probably would not use these colors together but it is nice.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Faux buttons

Today I will show you two cards I made using a StampinUp button die. I love the look of buttons on cards but the extra postage is a downer, have to take it to the Post office etc. On both these cards I used Glossy Accents and I think it really does look like a button.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Brown & Pink card

Here is a card I made a while back. I forgot what this fold is called. Celia showed us how to make it. Lots of layers and cutting but I like the results. I was not sure about the ribbon with the pattern paper but I decided I liked the contrast

Sunday, October 10, 2010

I'm back!!

We arrived home yesterday.

We had a great time in spite of the 7 inches of rain we received on Tues. & Wed. We slopped through the rain on Mon., Tues. & Patty & I went shopping on Wed. It was supposed to rain even more on Thurs. so Joe & I opted to leave a day early. We went to Jamestown & Old Town in spite of the rain. We gave our tickets to Patty & Dave to Williamsburg because it was to clear up on Fri. Since we had to give our time share up @ 10:00 on Fri. we decided to hit the road.

Apparently everyone and their brother goes to Virginia & West Va. in the fall. Two places we stopped Joe had to unhook because all the spaces they had available were back ins.

We were to stop in Natchitoches, La. A while back there was an article in the Kerrville paper about it. Sounded like fun. Apparently, a lot of people thought so. because when we got there about 4:30 the park was full as were all the other parks in the area. After almost running out of gas (no stations out in the boonies) we finally found a campsite at 8:00 o'clock @ night. Maybe next time!

I am loving the fall weather.

Here's another fall card.