Sunday, April 27, 2008

Simply Said

Good Morning Bloggers! I hope that your weekend is going great! Mine has been very busy but that is the time of year! Only FOUR more weeks and then you all know what I will be doing! I am so excited about it!! But tomorrow it will be back to school. So, I had better stay focused (plus I have a HUGE pile of papers to grade).

Today's card is another that I did with my stamper's club this month. I got this layout idea from a sketch . I don't know that I am completely satisfied with it but it works. And it is very simple! I stamped the flowers with StazOn ink and then used Certainly Celery (the Old Olive was just a little too dark for me) to draw the stems. Then I used my white gel pen to color in the flowers. The flowers were stamped on Sahara Sand. I also sponged Sahara Sand ink around the edges. Then I took the words from the set and used my black marker to color just the words "thank you" and stamped that in the lower right hand corner. Of course the flower panel is popped up over the olive ribbon. Have a great week!!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Simply Said; Paper- Really Rust, Sahara Sand, Soft Sky, Fall Flowers designer paper; Ink- Sahara Sand and Black StazOn pads, Certainly Celery, Basic Black markers; Accessories- white gel pen, sponge, Old Olive wide grosgrain, dimensionals

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Groovy Blossoms

Hello Everyone! I hope that you aren't too surprised to hear from me in the middle of the week. I had a few extra minutes and since I feel like I have cheated you the last few weeks, I thought that I would post another card from my stamp club two weeks ago.

This card was a favorite among the girls. I really like the color combo and layout as well. The card is really not that difficult but takes a little extra time. I started with a River Rock base. Then I cut a piece of Blush Blossom a little shorter and scalloped the end with my corner rounder. The I sponged that piece with Groovy Guava. I used a piece of Ginger Blossom paper to peek through between the layers. I also used another piece of the Ginger Blossom paper to punch out a scallop. With my Think Happy Thoughts stamp set I stamped the flower on Whisper White in Groovy Guava and the dots in River Rock onto Blush Blossom. Then I took my piercer and pierced holes in the holes I just stamped. I used two different circle punches to punch them both out. The scallop piece is popped up over the ribbon. And don't forget the brad in the middle of the flower!! I hope to post again this weekend. Enjoy!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Think Happy Thoughts, Hugs & Wishes; Paper- Groovy Guava, River Rock, Blush Blossom, Whisper White, Ginger Blossom designer paper; Ink- Groovy Guava, River Rock; Accessories- corner rounder, Groovy Guava double stitched ribbon, scallop punch, circle punches, vintage brads, dimensionals, piercer, sponges

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Big Birthday Candle

Happy Sunday everyone! I am so sorry it has been awhile since my last post. But we have started the spring sports season and it is taking us everywhere! And some places we had not expected to be. We are really excited about Nick's abilities to play sports and we are so thankful that we only have ONE child! I don't know how some people do it with three or more!! Yesterday we had a baseball game and two soccer games! The weather was just beautiful (first time) and I got really burned!! The games were so much fun to watch. I will try to post some pictures sometime (of course, on scrapbook pages!).

Today's card is one that I did with my stamp club that meets every other month. I did this card from a sketch that I got from Splitcoast Stampers. I really liked the sketch and thought that this stamp set would really go well with it. I just got this set and was anxious to use it! Something that is hard to see from the photo is that I stamped the outline of the candle and the dots onto a scrap piece of Summer Picnic paper and then cut it out. I also stamped the outline of the flame and cut it out. The candle panel is popped up over the ribbon. I also sponged bashful blue around the blue piece. It's a fun and cheery card! Enjoy!

Card recipe: Stamps- Big Birthday Candle; Paper- Summer Picnic designer paper, Old Olive, Bashful Blue, Real Red, Whisper White; Ink- Basic Black, Bashful Blue; Accessories- Pumpkin Pie striped grosgrain, dimensionals, sponge