Wednesday, August 13, 2008

U Rock!!

We have a summer intern whose last week is this week. She has been such a help and 'Johnny on the Spot" with the phones. She picked everything up really, really fast and we will miss her when she goes. So I thought I would kill two birds with one stone. I joined a Bella swap over on Splitcoast Stampers called Roackabella. So I was trying to figure out how I would do my card, so this is what I came up with.

It's not quite what I wanted but I think it will do. The base of the card is Aquamist by PTI and the Green and purple is Bazill. I Used the SU Corner rounder to make the scallop and Studio G stamps for the Font. The ribbon on the bottom is Making Memories. I colored Rockabella with copics, and then used Crystal Effects on the guitar. Love the crystal effects. Come to think of if, so does my 10 year old daughter.
She has gotten into making cards as well and she using up all my stuff!! Even though I complain, I enjoy that she likes to be creative. I will show you some of the cards she has made soon.
So what do you think???

Monday, August 11, 2008

Baby Card

My friend had her baby the other day by emergency C-Section, so I thought I would get a card out to her. I have had this tag book for a couple of years now. I used to belong to a mini scrapbook monthly kit, so I decided that I wanted to try something different. If you have any specific questions feel free to ask. I would also love if you left a comment!!!

Paint: Folk Art-Sunflower & Anita's Craft Paint is the green color (I used this color to paint a pumpkin 4 years ago for a class project we were making the pumpkin look like Shrek). I daubed the green color over the yellow with a sea sponge.

Stamps & Ribbon: Papertrey Ink-Birds of a Feather (I have a link in the previous post), Ribbon is Aquamist.

Paper: K&Company & Kraft from Papertrey Ink

I distressed the outside of the tag and then added some of Tim Holtz's Antique Linen to give it that aged vibe. I also used Crystal Effects on the little hatchling to pop him.

I have to say that I really like the font these sentiments are in and they stamped so well!!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

New PTI Stamps

Well they aren't New, new, but new to me. I have to say I really like these stamps. I like the images they have and that they come in their own little CD storage case.

The stamps are from Papertrey Ink. I used "Father Knows Best" and "Birds of a Feather". On the card I made for my dad I had seen over at Splitcoast Stampers that someone had used Crystal Effects on the leave of the tree and I loved the way it look and was dying to try it! Here's the details:

Paper: Aqua Mist and I layered Spring Moss on top of that. I stamped the image and sentiment onto their Kraft CS.

Ink: I stamped the image with Chocolate Impress Ink. I wanted the sentiment to stand out so I stamped it in black.

Copics: G28, G24, Y15. On some of the leaves I layered the Y15 and G24

I then used Crystal Effects on the leaves and added some Aquamist Ribbon on top. I hope he likes it.

On my mother's card I used the Birds of a Feather stamps.

Paper: PTI Spring Moss which my ddaughter distressed, she wanted to help. Then I added some of Tim Holtz's Distress Powder and heated it up with my heat gun, I don't know if I like this stuff yet. It definitely gives it a rough texture. I grabbed the wrong pad (Versamark not the embossing pad) so I don't know how much of a difference that would have made. So I won't make up my mind on this until I do it correctly.

The DP is K&Company Classic K Charlotte Pack (I got it half price at AC Moore) I love it when I get a deal. The paper under the ribbon was from a kit club that I used to belong to and I used my SU corner rounder to make the scalloped edge

Ink: I stamped the Bird with Tim Holz's Weathered Wood and the sentiment on the reverse side of the DP and punched it out with a scallop punch I had.

The ribbon and the corner accent was also from one of the kits that I have had for a couple of years that I haven't done anything with.

I don't know if you can tell but when I was putting the card together I accidental put the DP with my stamped image upside down, it is almost covered with the ribbon and scallop, oh well, live and learn. I think my mom will like it anyway. Off to make more cards. I bought some new clear stamps from Inkadoodle that I think I will try out today. They are Cupcakes, seems to be all the rage.

I will post that when I am done!!