Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Fifth Ave. Flooral


I am still playing with my new stamps. I truly love this set & don't know why I did not get it sooner. Here's my first attempt @ using this set. It is right up there with Just Believe, a set that I will always "go to" when the Mojo is AWOL!

Monday, November 29, 2010


The Vintage Wallpaper background is done in Natural Ivory. Here's the inside

Vintage Vogue Set

Here's my first card using the Vintage Vogue StampinUp set. I really like it and of course I love the Chocolate Chip and Rose Red CS together. I am using a lot of the Natural Ivory too. I off stamped the flowers so there would be more of a contrast between it and the Flur de lis Nestie. Finally found the secret to using these intricate dies . . . waxed paper then the card stock and have patience! I stamped the bottom on the inside of the card which I liked too. Just added a little something to the plain paper.

Saturday, November 27, 2010


Here's Trev's birthday card. His birthday is tomorrow and I am happy that he will be here to celebrate. Although this car is not a '49 Plymouth, it represents the one he is restoring, many $$$$ later! Hope he likes it!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Saturday's Shoe Box card



Here's the card I made for Shoe Box Exchange last Sat. The theme was houses. I don't have any house stamps. This bird house is as close as I could come. Sharon made a cute bird house and gave us the pattern. I will make one soon. It is really cute. Here's the inside. You can't see the inside. It says "You're under the weather. I used Glossy Accents to do the rain drops which doesn't show in the picture either. It is a StampinUp set.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Baja Breeze & Very Vanilla




Here's a clear stamp from a set put out by Hero Arts. I really like all the flowers in this set, got it home and thought what ever am I going to do with these flowers. Made a cute birthday card that was quick & easy. I really resisted the urge to use Crumb Cake instead of Very Vanilla, just love that color combo. I'm back and hopefully this is "new & improved" version of the post I made earlier today. I thought the card was too plain so I colored the center of the flower using my new found tool, the blender pen, using Baja Breeze. Not much of an improvement so I added the rhinestone. I played around with ribbon but decided to send as is. I am using this as my swap card for this month. Here's the inside of the card, another funky flower

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Playing with my new stuff


I love this stamp! I made this card yesterday. It was so quick and easy to make but I think it is very pretty. The set is a level 2 hostess set and thanks to Celia it is mine! I wish StampinUp had not retired this color, I have used it a lot!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Elements of Style Again


This is the card I designed for Shoe Box exchange yesterday. Love that Baja Breeze. This is a different way to show highlighting. I sponged around the oval piece to give it a little definition. Very soft.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Snowflakes


At our Oct. shoe box exchange the theme was winter. Eve did something very interesting. She bought a kit with the makings for 6 cards. Every one was different but all in the same colors, blue & brown. Here's my card. The snowflakes are stickers so there is no stamping on the card at all. I stamped the Happy birthday on the front and then computer generated a saying that Sharon used on her card. Loved the saying "Friends are like snowflakes, Each with their own unique design. The colors are refreshing, not the typical red and green

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Elements of Style stamp set


Good Morning!

I had to have this stamp set and have never used it until Sunday when I was designing a card for my shoe box group. I am using it on Tues. and really like how it turned out, however, yesterday I made a card that I like just as much. I stamped the background with mulled lavender and then stamped the flower with dusty concord ink. The tag is fancy tags by Spellbinders. I used the fancy swirls from that same set and off stamped with dusty concord and just hit the bottom edge on the inside of the card. Next I am going to try to use the hummingbird on a card. Lots of ways to use this stamp set. Oh, I forgot to tell you that I stamped this flower and then began cutting it our to use as a mask whee! Decided to try to stamps the background and then just stamp the flower over it. I think it worked well and if you use a very light background you don't have to mask yipee!

Sunday, November 14, 2010


Today I made a card just for fun! I have been doing some stamping but only stuff for the point. This card uses Rose Red, black and white. I like it, hope you do too! I really should be working on my two shoe box card designs for this coming week. I did not have any black wide ribbon so I used paper and used the SU embossing folder Square Lattice. Love that folder. The Nestie is from the labels 4 set.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Using Julie's gray & pink color combo


At shoe box we made a card using gray & pink that Julie designed. I really liked it. I had to send a card to a friend who is in the hospital so here's my card. My shading on the basket is a little better and I sorta like the flowers too. The stamp is a cling mount from Hero Arts.

Monday, November 8, 2010

This is the last of the Texas cards



I really like this stamp that Denise loaned me. I tried embossing it and it was blah. I stamped and colored some of the images and did not like that either. I decided to use my Creole Spice stamp pad and liked that a lot.
This was my least favorite that I made. Too dull for me. I used my new StampinUp vintage wallpaper folder for the background and the Shara Sand SU paper. Again I used my Creole Spice stamp pad.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

It's a Blue Bonnet Morning


Denise show us how to ink up this Blue Bonnet stamp using markers. Sure makes this card quick and easy. Thanks Denise!