Thursday, September 30, 2010

Flower wishes and lost pictures

I made this card for my husband's auntie.  She has only been a part of our lives for the last few years because of her husband having been adopted after birth.  Such a joy to make connections with relatives we never knew we had for so long.

I like the simplicity of the image but wonder if it needed more.  What do you think?

Card Size - 4.25 in x 5.5 in
Cardstock - Neenah, Recollections
Stamps - Clear Dollar Stamps
Ink - Memento black tuxedo
Color - Copics
Accessories - Glossy Accents

Now for the lost pictures - I seem to have lost the pictures of the Anniversary card I made for my BIL and SIL this year and also the pictures from the card I sent my Neice.  What is really bad is I can't even remember what I stamped! as we have moved my craft area from area of the house to another and done some decoration since then.  Oh well, I hoped they liked and more importantly I hope that it comes back to me what I did when I'm least expecting it!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Pink first communion card

I guess the title speaks for itself.  This is a card I made for my cousin's first communion.  She is a very girlie girl so I went all out.  The cross really sparkles with the embossing powder.

Card size - 8.5in x 5.5in
Cardstock - Neenah, DCWV
Stamps - Clear Dollar Stamps, Kitchen Sink Stamps
Ink - Versacolor
Accessories - iridescent embossing powder, nestabilities, prima flower, brad, grosgrain ribbon

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Totally Tiger

I made this card for a tiger lover.  I bet you never would have guessed!  I attempted to use flocking on the background... I know its kinda faded but I like it.  I think it looks more realistic that way.

Card size - 8.5 in x 5.5in
Cardstock - Neenah, The Paper Source, Bazzill
Stamps - High Hopes, Cornish Heritage Farms
Ink - Memento, Versamark
Color - Copic, American Craft
Accessories - Nestabilities,  Fun Flock

Monday, September 27, 2010

Mr & Mrs W

This card was for a couple who were getting married later in life so I wanted to keep it celebratory and light.  What better way than a personalized champagne toast (I used a small W to personalize the bottle).

Card size - 8.5in x 5.5 in
Cardstock - Neenah, Wassau (I think - a pearlized pack), The Paper Source
Stamps - See D's, Kitchen Sink Stamps, Just Rite Stamp
Ink - Memento - tuxedo black
Color - Copics
Accessories - Nestabilities, Scor-Pal, Cuttlebug Paisley embossing folder, lavender and white sheer ribbon, prima flowers, clear rhinestone brads.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Flying by to say thank you

This is a pretty quick and straight forward card I put together for some thank yous that we needed to send out.  The last time I used this butterfly I made it in blue so I wanted to up the color a bit.  I picked a copic color that matched the stamping ink and colored the ribbon to match.  If you haven't ever tried it is a great way to match colors and it stiffens the ribbon to make it easier to work with and I find the ribbon doesn't fray.

This one is pretty much the same as above except with the Prima and brads instead of the ribbon.
Hmmm I think these might actually qualify as CAS...

Card size - 4.25 in x 5.5 in
Cardstock - Neenah
Stamps - Kitchen Sink Stamps
Ink - Memento
Color - Copics
Accessories - white grosgrain ribbon, prima flowers, brads

Saturday, September 25, 2010

All aboard!

We have an uncle who is a train fanatic there really is no other way to describe him and this is what I came up with for his birthday in April. 
I decided to keep it masculine with the colors even though its a spring birthday day.  I'm pretty certain I used a Kaleidoscope autumnal (don't ask me the name right now) ink pad that I had picked up at Hobby Lobby some time ago.  Of course yet again I colored the main train with my Copics.

Card Size - 8.5 in x 5.5 in
Cardstock - Neenah, The Paper Source
Stamps - Clear Dollar Stamps, Kitchen Sink Stamps
Ink - Memento, Kaleidoscope, Distress
Color - Copics
Accessories - Nestabilities, straight edge

Friday, September 24, 2010

Time flies... well at least when I forget to blog it seems to!

OK you are going to have to bear with me as it has been a few months since I created these. I will tell you from the start I don't have the copic colors I used for these next few posts. Also they are all going to be pretty short, sweet and to the point.

This card is for my Sensei's wife's birthday. My Sensei is pretty highly trained in Okinawan Karate so I thought she was appreciate the thought. She did. She gushed that she loved the colors and they are exactly what she wanted to redecorate one of her rooms in! I love it when things go so right.

Recipe -
Card size - 5.5 in x 8 in
Cardstock - Neenah, DCWV
Ink - Memento
Stamps - Hero Arts, Kitchen Sink Stamps
Color - Copics
Accessories - Nestabilities, Martha Stewart punch, Prima flowers, brads, ribbon