Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Holiday Wishes

My first holiday card of the year! I used the snowflake image from the "Secret" set and stamped in with Versamark, so I could heat emboss with white detail embossing powder (Filigree). The cardstock is Hawaiian Shores and the ribbon is Fresh Snow Satin (both PTI). The sentiment is also embossed with white ep and comes from the 2009 Holiday Tags set (PTI).

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Acetate Overlay

I love using the Waltzing Mouse backgrounds with white Stazon ink on acetate to create an overlay. I did several of these, but this one using the background from Pic-Nic Patterns is my favorite. I did the letters with a Slice Machine and the rest are scraps from other projects.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Halloween a little Early

Hi all! I have a cute Halloween card today. I used last years Halloween set. I just love the big witch. I think Claire named her Wanda? Anyway she is adorable. I don't know what is up with my camera but the black ink on the card looks off... its not I assure you. Something wonky with the photographer (me!). Anyway this also qualifies for the sketch at Waltzingmouse sketch blog. You should play too!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Thank You

Embossed thank you

For this card I heat embossed the lace image from Faux Fun with clear detail embossing powder onto Sweet Blush cardstock. I also heat embossed the frame from Very Vintage Label 4 set. The "thank you" comes from Say It With Style.

Embossed thank you close

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Summer Hearts

Stamps are from Sewing Box Hugs, which remains my very favorite set ever. I have probably made more cards with it than almost any single set I own. I used Berry Sweet K & C Company paper from their 8 x 8 pad. The horizontal background stamped horizontally is from Pic-Nic patterns (which just might be my second favorite WM set).

Monday, July 19, 2010

Bee Happy....

Hello! So sorry I didn't post a card last week, we were away camping.
I do have a card today tho. I used the theme from WM Blog hop which was 'blue & green' & I used the sketch from WMSC. 

Thanks for looking :)

Thursday, July 15, 2010


Well, I thought today was Wednesday -- Yikes!  So made a quick one this morning.  There was a time I was ahead of schedule. . . I wonder when that will happen again?!

Sorry the photo is adding a little distortion but you get the idea :) .

I used the small solid chrysanthemum stamp with the emerging colors technique.

Using grid paper, I determined the appropriate size for the four rectangles, cut them from two sheets of Basic Grey Capella paper, then stamped each rectangle in three places using Versamark, embossed with clear e.p., and then sponged over with Distress Ink in Peeled Paint.

The two sheets of Basic Grey paper are the same pattern but are one is very light in color, the other darker.  Not as noticeable in the photos as in person.  The patterned paper background layer is the same lighter version as used for the rectangles.

The sentiment is stamped in Peeled Paint also, sponged with D.I. Tea Dye, and attached with SU dimensional foam.  The ribbon is retired SU reversible taffeta, I believe in Kiwi Kiss/vanilla.

The cardstock is Smokey Shadow from PTI and is actually stamped with a Spanish script background from CHF in Smokey Shadow ink. . . but it doesn't show very much.  So this is a multilingual card ~ and will most certainly be written on the inside in English!

Thanks for coming by :) .

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Ryan HB

Another boy birthday card!

I used Free Spirit to create the background, stamping the images with Smokey Shadow (PTI) ink onto Simply Chartreuse (PTI) cardstock. I heat embossed the scrolly designs with clear detail ep (Filigree) onto the Smokey Shadow cardstock and cut out using a PTI Mat Stack Die. The sentiment comes from Women of Life (PTI) and I popped it up on foam tape to help it stand out.

Thanks for coming by!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Welcome, Baby!

Lots of people having babies lately and choosing not to know the sex, so I needed to make some either/or cards. I used Lil Buddies and then did the background with the lace strip from Faux Fun in a "plaid" sort of pattern. You may notice that my sentiments look a little different. I am one of those people who cut them apart and change the position of the words to suit my needs. --Donna

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Sk8r Boy

Hi there! I have a cool boy card for you today. For some reason boy cards always seem tougher, however Claire makes it easy with the Free Spirit stamp set. Lots of cool, iconic images that are so much fun to work with. Here I used the skateboarder and the equalizer bars to create my focal point. My base is made of spring rain cardstock (pti). I added some strips of patterned paper (pti and doodlebug). I topped off the tops with some ribbon (american crafts) and added my stamped focal point. It came together quickly and easily. Do you have this set? How have you used it? I would love to see, link it up in the comments.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Rosy Wishes


Just a simple little "best wishes" card this week:

The card base is Ripe Avocado from PTI and I used the medallion impression plate to emboss it and lightly sanded with an emery board for a soft suede-like appearance.  Almost like fabric wall coverings in the 1800s.

I embossed the rose in white on Kraft cardstock and colored with Copics, trimmed it out and attached with SU dimensionals.  For the sentiment and frame I used two Nick Bantock inks & applied Ranger Distress Ink with a foam blending tool.

The little ribbon is PTI gingham colored with a Copic marker.

Thanks for stopping by & happy stamping :) . 

Monday, July 5, 2010

Asian Gardens Additions......

I wanted to try & make quite a simple card today, no ribbon, no bling, no buttons & no Dp. It was pretty straight forward with 'Asian Gardens' & the fab new 'Asian Gardens Additions'

Thanks for looking & I hope you like :)

Stamps - WaltzingMouse. Card - Papermill UK. Ink - Versafine - Onyx Black, Memento - Lilac Posies.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy July 4!

Not my usual day to post, but I decided to post early for the holiday. Stamps are from Sewing Box Hugs and I used my SLICE for the sentiment. I then used scallop scissors and scraps of paper for the border.

Happy Birthday Chickie

I need to admit that this is my most favorite little stamp. This little chickie is in the Lil Buddies set. It came out at Easter but its such a great set for any occasion. He does not come with the little hat. I got that from an old studio G set. I just cut it apart from the rest of the stamp and with a little masking it works perfectly. Chickie is framed out with one of the circles from Vintage circles.
As you can see I colored with my copics. All the colors are shown in the first picture. I stamped everything in Palette burnt umber. Then I glittered everything thing up with some stickles and doodlebug fancy frills. The card base is New Leaf cardstock by PTI. The pp is from Doodlebug.

Friday, July 2, 2010

More Asian Gardens!

Did you see Claire's new release with an Asian Gardens Additions set!  Wow, she is one creative woman.  And Rescue Remedies!  So clever and beautiful (and sold out immediately!).

Ok, on to today's card!

A little vellum goes a long way to soften the message.

Card Construction Details:

1.  White panel, masked off sides to make square.
2.  Starting in center stamped the small flower from Asian Gardens repeatedly with 4 different Memento inks. Yes, this means very carefully wiping off each image after stamping.  I use a baby wipe to clean clear stamps.  Easy.
3.  Stamped sentiment on vellum with two inks.  Using the dew drop size ink pads makes this easy.  Trimmed.
4.  Stamped larger circle and then a small circle on top of it to made a medallion like image to anchor the sentiment.  Punched and added it to a punched vellum circle.
5.  Put the whole thing together with a few layers.

Hint:  Scotch Brand Double Sided Temporary Adhesive doesn't show through vellum.

Mood When Done:  Flowery


Mini Announcement:  I am taking an extended break from blogging until at least September.  See you then.  I hope your summer (or winter depending upon where you live) is awesome!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Christmas in July

I don't know how "Christmas in July" got started, but since it's July 1st and I'm on the road, I thought I'd pull up these projects from last year to share today.

First are hanging decorations or ornaments from Claire's tutorial on her blog.  These are fun and easy to make:

And here is a boxed set of gift tags:

I just love the vintage look of these designs and there are so many options with these sets - once you get going, it's hard to stop :) . 

Hope you all don't mind a little bit of the holiday season in the midst of summer! 

Thanks for stopping by our fan blog :) .