Thursday, April 28, 2011

Baby Cards, Mother's Day Cards

Baby Cards.

I need to build up my baby card stash for next school year (lots of babies every year). I was looking for something simple... yeah, right. Anyway, I searched high and low for the perfect digis and then finally realized I had the perfect Sandylion set in my "sale" pile. I rescued them and searched for inspiration at SCS. I LOOOOOOOVED what craftygirlfromMG did with the lion! The papers are used are from MME, Fancy Pants, and HL.

I stamped the lion with brown Stazon on a variety of pattern papers and on white. I cut his entire body and face from the pp and just the head/tail fluff from white.

Notice here that I just made a careful cut to get to the face.

Add some glue dots for a bitty bit of dimension.

Layer on the white pieces.

Foam dot.

Face from pattern paper.

Mother's Day Cards.

I needed a couple more quick cards. Once again, the word "quick" is a lost cause.

I loved this card by glowbug. I'm not usually in favor of things that don't run vertically but her card was so beautiful I decided to try it! The pp are Anna Griffin.  The sentiment stamp is by Delta. The BG stamp is by Fancy Pants. I cut the background shape with my Expression and doodled a border with a gel pen. Most edges are inked with black.

Beautiful flower by Stephanie. White and button trims from HL. That adorable button trim was RAK'd to me by Kristin. We like to make it a habit of just throwing fabulous supplies at each other :-)

Little roses by Prima. Butterflies and punched and topped with stickles and a pearl.

About the same. Now, the background on the sentiment piece is a FP clear stamp. I stamped it with sparkly Versamark and rubbed on pink shimmer chalk by Pebbles, Inc. Love Love Love that effect.

This flower is also by Stephanie.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Mother's Day Cards

I do love flowers.

Papers by 7Gypsies and G45. I usually pick loud paper. Maybe because I'm hearing impaired. However, I thought these vintage papers did justice for this vase of flowers.

 Another digi by D2T. I used Staedtler and Loew-Cornell pencils. I all but scribbled in the color to keep the whimsical look. 

Topped the flowers with a bit of sparkle from my Stardust gel pen.     

Ribbon by WRMK. Stick pin from LYB and craft stash. Used my handy dandy corner punch to cover up a mistake! Never woulda thunk to layer it on rounded corners but I like it.

Bird's Tulips.
Papers from Garden Variety by Cosmo Cricket. This collection was RAK'd to me by Kristin. It is quickly becoming one of my favorites. And it's LOUD :) Followed another sketch by Mojo Monday. I just love the archives in the R sidebar!

I got this beautiful digi from Bird. I was up late watching youtube tutorials last night, learning how to use OMS with my prismacolor pencils. This is one of my experiments. I learned about how to use the finest bit of blue for shading in the darkest spots. I still need practice but I can't deny that I like the way this turned out anyway!

Topped the basket with a clear gen pen. Topped the greenery with CA and the flowers with GA. I'm sure the flowers would look great with stickles too! I fussycut the image and layered on cuts from Gypsy/Expression. The cuts are from Storybook, my favorite cart.

Love this punch by EK Success. I added three little gems as the last bit of sparkle.

Coffee, TOY, Methodist cross, more Crafty Woman, more Sewing Machine

Coffee Card

I needed a Mother's Day card for someone who loves coffee and birds. I decided to use die cuts instead of stamping. Whew! It took me DAYS to get to this. I even had help from jojot. I LOVED the colors and LO of her card!

PP from a Valentine's collection MME. I got these papers during The Great Paper Exchange with my dear friend Kristin. We pulled out all those packs with 2-4 sheets of each design and split them between us. I ended up with a nearly 4 inch stack of new paper! The border punch is by Fiskars.

The coffee cup is from Smiley Cards. I thought for sure I'd never find use for that cart... I also cut the swirlies and bird using the Gypsy/Expression. I topped the bird with Crackle Accents for dimensional fun.

TOY (Teacher of the Year)

I followed a sketch by Mojo Monday. That is definitely a go-to site for me these days! PP from Hittin' the Books by DCWV.

I found this free digi stamp on Lindsay's blog. She has such a great selection in her stamp shop! I have a cart full that I need to narrow down :). I colored the image with Prisma pencils. The apple is topped with GA and CA. The pencils, sharpie, and scissors are topped with a glaze pen for a little shine. I didn't have a Spellbinder die that fit the image so I used my pen trick. The ribbon is from LYB.

 Methodist Cross

I needed a Mother's Day card for a devout Methodist woman.

The pp are from DCWV.

more Crafty Woman

Original post about these cards can found here. I needed MORE! All of the papers are from Garden Variety/Material Girl by Cosmo Cricket. The border punch is by Martha Stewart.

Trim from HL. Gotta love a sale.

Ribbon by Pink Paislee (I think I'm sure).

Lots of machine stitching, that HL corner punch, and brads.

more Sewing Machine

My original post and credits can be found here.

I love how this yellow one turned out! Definitely my favorite because I LOVE yellow. The pp are from Grandma's Kitchen by WRMK. This collection is one of my oldest and trustiest. The gold trim is another one of my ribbon scores from Ms last holiday season. The had the greatest ribbon last xmas and I worried that I was buying too much... Now, I wish I had gotten twice as much!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Rock On

I put this together for my homie's journaling challenge. I love my Kristin!

All the pp are Nerdy Bird by Sassafras. I scored this collection for a sweet price from Crop Chocolate.

A sticker and monster brad by Sassafras. The Treble Clef is from HL and the clip is by Recollections from Ms.

Added a little stamping and this punched corner. This corner punch was a total impulse buy from the clearance section at HL and I use it ALL THE TIME!

I cut this guitar from the Hannah Montana cart. Inked the edges, drew strings with a glitter pen and outlined with a white Signo pen. Also stamped the star with sparkly Versamark, Champagne I think. 
I wrote the journaling on the sparkly strings.

Random brads. I average five brads per project for the last 9 months and I'm STILL never gonna run out of brads. EVER.

More of my guitar :-)

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Digital Two for Tuesday cards

D2T owns me. They got my number.

Used the trusty ol' K and Co paper. I typed up and printed the sentiment. I sort of followed a fabulous sketch by Mojo Monday.

Colored with pencils and outlined with a micron pen. I love nestabilites but I think doodling/outlining is a great alternative.

Colored with pencils and accented with stickles. Ain't she gorgeous?!! I love her messy hair.

I used a sparkly pen to accent "Special." Looks blurry here but, trust me, it's real nice IRL :-)

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Zoo LOs commissioned by my husband

During spring break, my husband had a day out at the zoo with two of his friends and all the kids. When he got home, he gestured to my recent LO on display and said, "Could you make them two of those things as gifts?" Say wah? My husband wants to gift some LOs? Okay.

I used Bungle Jungle by Sassafras, RAK'd to me by my bestie Kristin. This design came out of my head, but obviously influenced by my favorite designers. 

Letter stickers by Sassafras. Hippo brad by DCWV. As usual, a cluster of random brads and buttons and rub ons.

I love the raffia trend. Such a fun texture! I tied knots and whimsically adhered with Glossy Accents.  I believe the animal stickers are by Sticko. The journaling spot is a sticker by Sassafras. The stamp is by Fancy Pants. The tickets are by Maya Road.

Ain't he cute?!!

The second LO.