Monday, December 7, 2009
I was about to take a hiatus from stamping for awhile since I finished all my Christmas cards a long time ago. But I saw this sketch on http://sweetstopsketches.blogspot.com/ and knew I had to try it. My family in other states say I do not send enough pictures of my kids so I decided to make photo cards to get rid of some of the duplicates or photos I don't want. This one is of my son at the river. I think my dad is an excellent photographer and even though this picture doesn't show my son's face it still evokes feeling. At least I think so :). The kit I used for all the paper on this card is Close To My Heart "Promise of Spring". I love the patterned paper, I think it is so elegant. And right now the whole kit with some embellishments is on sale for $5.00. It is a great deal! The ribbon is Stampin UP! and then I used some Plain Jane chipboard that was gifted to me and some rhinestones. Thanks for looking!
Monday, November 23, 2009
Happy Monday everyone :) Yesterday I had some stamping time and I used Jen's SFYTT. I have a rule that if I don't use something within a year then I have to get rid of it. Since this bear set was one of those things, I decided to use it. I got this from a trade on SCS when I first started stamping a few years ago, it is a Close to My Heart My Acrylix set. The bear is holding a sparkly star or snowflake as the set title says and I colored it with Diamond stickles. The bear's sleeves and scarf are colored with Copics. I really like the Copic blender pen because I can take away color from the center of the image to give it dimension. The snowflakes are from a different acrylic set, name unknown and were punched out, coluzzled out, and cut out. I used a dew drop in the center of the larger ones and a small rhinestone in the small one. Then I added some bg ribbon and used pop dots to mount the blue cardstock on the MME snowflake pp. All of this was added to a cranberry Memory Box card. TFL!
Have a great week! Sheri
Have a great week! Sheri
Saturday, November 21, 2009
I love their sketches! http://sweetstopsketches.blogspot.com/This is one I will use again for sure :) I can't stop making Christmas cards even though I finished mine months ago. I just love snowmen and even though this is a retired set from SU I still can't part with it. I colored them in with Copics and then added glitter to parts of it. I used a Sakura Glitter pen for the image and Stickles for the snow. The doodling you see is my "stitching". It looks much better irl, and I added some dots of Stickles to it. I wanted it to look whimsical and free since I think the stamp is. KWIM? I used some buttons and the felt bird and voila! The paper is shimmery Jack Frost by Bo Bunny. TFL!
Friday, November 20, 2009
When I saw Beate's awesome sketch challenge, I knew that was the one I was going to use today. When I like a sketch a lot, I save it as my computer's desktop picture. That way I can always see it and have it handy. My attempt at saving trees and reducing clutter! Anyway, last night I went to Ben Franklin and was so excited to find a Christmas Cat's Pajamas Swanky Clear set. I absolutely love those penguins and I thought the concept of the see no evil, hear no evil, and speak no evil was really clever with the Naughty or Nice sentiment. So popped those cuties up with foam dots and then stuck them on the background paper that I stamped with those swirlies. TFL and hope everyone has a fun weekend with lots of stamping!
Paper: Bo Bunny Dots, Creative Impressions Poppy, White
Ink: Copic Markers, CTMH Black and Breeze
Stamp: The Cat's Pajamas Swanky Stamps
Ribbon: May Arts reversable ribbon
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Yesterday was the sketch challenge on Splitcoast Stampers and I really liked! I wanted to make something somewhat vintage but definitely Parisian, since if I could choose anyplace in the world I could be, it would be Paris. I used cream cardstock from Close to My Heart and inked it with Distress Courderoy ink and layered it with some pp in my stash. I glued some fringe to the bottom of the pp and then tied some cream organdy ribbon around it. Merci- from A Muse was embossed with Chocolate embossing powder. Paris and chocolate just seem great together :) Have a great evening and tfl!
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
I made this card for the Clean and Simple card challenge on Splitcoast. We were supposed to, as the says, make a card that is uncluttered and focused on the main image. So I used minimal embellishments. The main image is a stamp from A Muse and is colored with Copics. I wanted the glasses to look like glasses, so I used Crystal Effects on them. I like glitter and so thought it would be fun to use the CE as glue, so I did. LOL, I did find you can use too much glitter. TFL!
Paper:Bazzil Pink, Memory Box Aerial, Bo Bunny dots. White,
Embellishments: Prima flower, Crystal Effects, glitter, Dew Drop, Stickles.
Have a great day!
Monday, November 16, 2009
I have wanted to try sewing buttons on this image for the snowflakes for a while now. Finally I did it and I can say that it isn't really easy sewing buttons on cardstock! With that said, I used some buttons from my lss that came in a big bag of all sizes and used some flower ones for the big snowflakes. Then littler ones, etc. The darker looking berry thingies are Dew Drops- Paris( I am a sucker, I will buy anything with the name Paris in it or anything related to France!) . This was a sketch from The Sweet Stop. http://sweetstopsketches.blogspot.com/
Paper: Chocolate Bazzil, White, Memory Box PP
Elements: Buttons, Dew Drops, Ric Rak ribbon, Felt bird, bling
Stamp: Warm Wishes- Hero Arts
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