Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Thinking of You

Here is a Thinking of You Magnolia card! I used Pretty in Pink as the base card and some plaid scrap paper I had. I used SU rub-ons for the Thinking of You sentiment. I was able to find three flowers that matched the colors I was using and they were in different sizes, that worked out well. I colored both images using my watercolor pencils.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008


Isn't this Stamping Bella stamp awesome?! It makes me smile! I used a color combo from Paper Pleasing Ideas, Ruby Red, Always Artichoke and River Rock. I have found this little flower that kind of matched the colors and used a little gem brad. The smile is stamped in Always Artichoke. I can't remember who makes that stamp, it is a set I bought at my LSS and I think it goes great with Grumpy Bella!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Children Birthday Cards!

We have a busy weekend. We have two birthday parties to go to for three kids all under the age of 6! I am sure the parties will be fun, especially for my dd. Here are the cards I came up with:

This first one is for one of my good friends whose son is turning one! I wanted something colorful and I think I accomplished that! I used Tempting Turquoise for the base of the card and then I took a piece of yoyo yellow and only orange and ran it through my cuttlebug using the Happy Birthday embossing folder. I adhered them together and tied a piece of real red ribbon to hide the seam. I stamped the giraffe (from Wild About You stamp set) in only orange and sponged some tempting turquoise around the edge and matted it on a piece of real red. I used the scraps from the yoyo yellow and only orange to make two circles for the scallop circle punch and used my cuttlebug alphabet to make the number 1. I added this layer as an afterthought, if I would have thought of it sooner I probably would have placed the giraffe lower or something.

My next two cards are not my own design. This first one I did at my upline's card club a couple months ago and I just added the 5 from my cuttlebug alphabet. I am pretty sure we used Brilliant Blue for the card base and real red and whisper white for the background of the balloons. Ink used was Brilliant Blue, Real Red and Yoyo Yellow. We stamped the presents on the base of the card using the same color ink. Stamp set used was Birthday Whimsy from Sale-A-Bration. We used the red hemp twine for the balloon strings and put the balloons on using dimensionals.

And last, but not least: I completely copied this card from someone on Splitcoast. The link to the card in the gallery at splitcoast can be found here. I actually was going to make this card a long time ago and never did. I used my Favorite Teddy Bear stamp set. The only thing I did different is added the circle with the 3 in it. Real Red is the base of the card, then yoyo yellow and whisper white for the layers. I colored the images using my watercolor pencils. The Teddy Bear is cut out and put together so he is sitting. Again the 3 is from my cuttlebug alphabet. OK, so now the cards are done, what do I give them as gifts? I guess I 'll figure something out. I am really pleased with how these cards turned out though!

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Happy Birthday T.O. Mom!

This week is my Mother-in-Law's birthday a/k/a T.O. Mom (the other Mom)! We have given her her gift and card, so now I can post them! I used my new favorite technique, coloring the Cuttlebug embossing folder before running the paper through. I used Sage Shadow ink and white paper. The base card and scallop circle are Pretty in Pink and Happy Birthday is from It's Your Birthday stamp set and stamped using Sage Shadow. The ribbon is white taffeta. Very simple! For her gift I used my rub-ons on a 8x10 picture frame that used matting for a 5x7 picture. I loved how the frame turned out. I put a picture of my daughter in it from Hawaii in a hula skirt holding a flower, it was really adorable and of course my MIL loved it! I'm definitely going to use these rub-ons for more frames, this was such an easy project with a great outcome! The rub-ons are just awesome!

Friday, April 11, 2008


I got some new Bellas! Yay! My SBS2 sis, Alana got a bunch of us together to purchase some bellas. I made this card for Alana for organizing everything and sending us our bellas. I hope she gets it before she sees my blog =-) Purple is my favorite color, so I love this card! I used Perfect Plum for the base and Pale Plum for the main image background and the scallop circle. The ribbon is white taffeta and the friend stamp is from SUs Three For You Punch Box. I was pleased at how it turned out. Hope she likes it! This card makes me want a Carmel Machiato from Starbucks! Those are yummy, but I could buy a whole new stamp set with the moneyI would spend...ha ha!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

What's Missing?

I'm playing around with a Mother's Day Card and came up with this. But I feel like something is not quite right! I don't know if it is too much, not enough or what! What do you guys think? I used Wild Wasabi and Pretty in Pink. The flowers are from Time Well Spent and stamped on white paper using versamark and then I colored them with my Stampin' Pastels. Happy Mother's Day is stamped in Wild Wasabi. I also stamped some images on the base of the card using versamark. I'm just not feeling this card and would greatly appreciate some input! The weather has been perfect here the last few days. We had a wonderful sunny and warm weekend. So I am looking ahead to this weekend and what does it say? Chance of snow flurries!?! What??? Come on, haven't we had enough of the cold weather. This is getting ridiculous. It has to end sometime though, right?

Monday, April 7, 2008

A New (to me) technique

I was out checking out some of my favorite blogs and I stumbled on a new technique using your cuttlebug and ink! I found it at Paper Pleasing Ideas and she has a handy video tutorial! So cool! You can find it here. It's called Cuttlebug Ink Embossing and it is super easy and adds so much to your card! I tend to like the simpler cards and I really love this technique! Here was my first attempt:

Colorful, isn't it? I used Brilliant Blue as the base and used my Kaleidacolor Birthstone to color my Happy Birthday embossing folder put it through my cuttlebug. The Happy Birthday is from So Many Scallops and the ribbon is some misc multicolor ribbon that I had that I never thought I would have a use for =-) I think this would be a great card for a child.

Here is another cuttlebug card, although I didn't use this new technique, I did use a new embossing folder! I used Pretty in Pink for the base and Sage Shadow for the embossed layer. Stamp set is Time Well Spent and Happy Birthday is from It's Your Birthday. I used Versamark to stamp the flower and stem and colored it using my Stampin' Pastels.
I also used my Photo Corner Punch and Tag Punches. Very simple!