Friday, February 26, 2010

Birthday Wishes & a Flower Tutorial

Julie over at Paper Pleasing Ideas has a great tutorial on how to make these flowers that I had to try. I C.A.S.E.d her card because I thought it was a great way to showcase the flowers.

Card stock used - Neenah Supersmooth White, Kraft, PTI Hibiscus Burst, Blush, Via Vellum Green, Ink - PTI Hibiscus Burst, Stamps - Verve Visual, SU Build A Brad, SU Border Punch, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder, and leftover tissue paper stamped with SU retired French Script background stamp.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

In My Prayers

We've made Prayer Journal's in a couple of classes recently. These are two that I've made using a Stampin' Up! retired Groovy Guava designer paper pack. You can see the first one I made in it's entirety HERE back in January. We used the Zutter Bind It All and Spellbinder's Nestabilities Oval and Scalloped Oval dies. The butterfly stamp on the Prayer Journal above is from The Angel Company, In My Prayers is from a There She Goes set called Blessings. The butterfly below is a new set from Taylored Expressions that my friend Susan bought at CHA, it's called Whimsical Wishes.

I colored each of the butterflies with a Copic marker E95 and added a little glittery detail with a Copic Spica clear glitter pen. In real life you can see the shimmer!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Hello Sunshine

I've been playing with the Scor Pal again! I'm Silke Ledlow, her blog is My Life and I think her style is so elegant. I used almost the same colors and her sketch but changed the stamp set to something I had. I was intrigued by the embossed panel along the right side of the white card stock, I had to try it myself.

Stamps are by Verve Visual, Card Stock & Inks - PTI Summer Sunrise, Jardin Moss, SU Purely Pomegranate & Via Vellum Green a little bit of May Arts Apple Green dotted organdy ribbon and Spellbinder's dies.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Kitty, Kitty, Kitty

This kitty stamp came home from the Safire Designs Booth at CHA a couple of weeks ago. There was a lot of flocking going on at different booths and I knew it was a technique I needed to try. I can't say I'm really good at it. Yet. I'll keep practicing and show you how much I've improved another time.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


This is Millie by Loralie Designs, isn't she pretty?! I colored her with Copic makers while looking at the picture on the stamp package to try to do her justice.

Below are pictures of the Loralie Designs Booth at CHA Consumer Supershow.
I was captivated and inspired by the presentation of their new line of rubber stamps. I'll be quiet now so you can just look at the pictures~

Monday, February 15, 2010

President's Day

I hope you had a nice Valentine's Day yesterday! We're on to President's Day and the kids have an extra day off school. Hmmm, I wonder what we could have fun making together today?

They helped me make some of these treat boxes and other Valentine goodies for their classes recently. They were a hit! Brenda has a tutorial on her blog, I know I'm a day late but they'd be fun to decorate anytime.

The stamps used are from Verve Visual and the frame is a Quickutz Silhouette digital die I cut with my Silhouette machine. Happy President's Day!

Friday, February 12, 2010

With Gratitude

Today's card is a repeat from a post a few weeks ago. I wanted to show you the envelope-box I made for it with my new Scor Pal!

I printed another sheet of the digital paper that I used on the card front for a special envelope. The ribbon on this card gives it a "need" to be hand delivered and I thought a special presentation would be fun. In my travels (on the internet) I came across the Scor Pal website and their tutorials. This tutorial is by Lauren Meader for an A2 envelope box and I adapted it to fit the A6 card.

Have a great day!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Card Drive for Delia

I made this card for a 10 year old little girl that's in the hospital in Colorado. There's a card drive going on for Delia, all the details are on Dustin Pike's blog. I hope you'll check it out and get in on it too.

Today's card is a hybrid! No stamping, no coloring, just printing, cutting and putting it all together. I've had an interest in Hybrid's for awhile, I'm looking for simplicity in mass production if I need a bunch of cards and something new, quick and easy, I'm also always looking for that WOW factor.

The digital images and designer paper are from Fred She Said Designs. I printed the designer paper, cut it in quarters and ran it through the Cuttlebug with my stamping friend Susan's SU Top Note die. Then I took a Spellbinder's Oval and placed it in the middle of the top note and cut again to make a window. I printed a sheet of the little girl from Smelling The Cherry Blossoms and cut them so they'd fit behind the top note die. I used foam tape on the back of the top note die to pop it just a little and attached it to the purple panel that's attached to the SU Taken With Teal panel. I also printed a second sheet of FSS designer paper on white card stock to make a matching envelope with my Scor Pal.