Sunday, September 27, 2009

Young Romance

First of all, there is no YELLOW on this card! My scanner does not do this card justice. Sorry. The true color is a light bamboo toile. This paper is very old CTMH Heirloom. I love the richness of it. The stamp set is Childhood Portrait. I used several different nestabilities and a corner rounder to make the different shapes. I then added ribbon, clear Dew Drops, some embossed paper flowers and a cute little brad in the center. I also popped the main image up on pop dots. This is yesterdays SFYTT.


Let's Celebrate Some More

Well, here are original cards #4, #5, and #6 with a variation. They are posted here in reverse order. Ooops! Card #6 & #5 variation are made using Treetops stamp set. I think I've mentioned before how much I enjoy using this stamp set. I love to add embellishments to the trees. It is so fun to play with.
Card #4 uses the Backwoods stamps. This is the first time I have used this set. I really like it, too. I guess I have a thing about trees. Does that make me a "Tree Hugger?" Probably not! LOL! I bought Backwoods and the Back Country Paper from the CTMH Summer Idea Book to use in my vacation album. We went to Durango, CO. I have big plans, but haven't got much done yet. I will post later as I make some progress.

Anyway, I used pop dots on the two smaller trees. I really like the effect. Hope you'll check back tomorrow. I plan to show the final two cards and their variations.
Thanks for stopping by again!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Five Cards...One Post

Not feeling great today, so I hope to make this post short and sweet. On this first card, I used a new stamp from Rachelle Ann Miller called Giving Shelter. The paper is DCWV Blossoms & Butterflies Stack. All papers are "glittered & foiled," which is what attracted me to this paper stack. I also used my CB embossing folder and copics for coloring. This card was made early in the summer, so I don't remember if it is from a sketch challenge or not. These next card are installments #2 and #3 of the Everyday Celebration Card Kit from CTMH. Again, I made the original using the Instruction Guide, then slightly altered the second one with stamps I already have in my collection to show diversity. This cute little Boer Goat is not from CTMH, but everything else is CTMH. The barbed wire is from On the Farm.
I used Surprise! stamps on this final cards and a little contraband bling. This is probably my least favorite of the ones I did on my own. My Copic Colors do not match my paper the way I would like for them to.

Stop by tomorrow. Hopefully I will have a SFYTT card to show and I will have a new installment from the Everyday Celebration Kit. Have a wonderful weekend.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Everyday Card Kit Card #1

I made the card on the right following the instructions. The card on the left is the same pattern with the "You Rock" stamp set and I added a flower instead of the "Celebrate" circle. Close To My Heart is currently offering the everyday card kit for FREE if you spend $60 on new stamps. Well, that sounds super to me. It includes Everyday Celebration Stamps, Chocolate Mini-Medleys, cardstock and paper, cards and envelopes, chocolate and blue distressing inks. It really is a super value. It also comes with a full color step-by-step instruction brochure. You receive enough paper to make 16 cards.
Check back tomorrow for Card #2 with a variation.
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Thursday, September 24, 2009

Itty Bitty Tree Tops

Just wanted to share two quick cards I made this summer before I'm off to play Bunco. Gosh, I don't remember the last time I played Bunco. I'm really looking forward to it. This first card is an old card sketch. I'm pretty sure it is SFYTT, but I really don't remember. The stamps are from CTMH's Treetops. I really have enjoyed this funky little set. I love how you can change it up with buttons or brads or layer the pieces for a 3-D effect. The paper is Basic Gray's Lime Ricky. I used my CB embossing folder, paper flowers, brads and orange ribbon from Wal~Mart.
Finally, this little cutie is Baby Itty Bitty from the Happy Hoppers collection. The sentiment is from Verve. I made this card for a card swap on SCS. This too was made from an old card sketch. A Mojo Monday I believe. The paper is DCWV.

Thanks for stopping by. Come back tomorrow when I will begin previewing my CTMH Everyday Celebration Card Kit with the original cards and a set that I altered slightly.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Fall Is Here

Wow! I can't believe May 17 was the last time I posted! I guess I've been in a funk! Well, the Dr. did say I was suffering from anemia. I was 2 pints low in the middle of August. I'm sure I was low all summer because I was very lethargic and had no stamping mojo. He prescribed pre~natal vitamins. No! I am not pregnant, however, they do seem to help my energy level. I may have to have some other tests run later to see what is causing the anemia. For now, I am ready to stamp and maybe even do a little bit of scrapbooking.This first card, I used the Sweet Home collection from the CTMH Fall/Winter Idea Book. The stamp set is Childhood Portrait. I heat embossed the image of the children. I used my Swiss Dots CB Embossing Folder and Chocolate Bella Baubles. Oh yea, I also cut the flower shapes with nestabilities.
Well, this card looks better in person... I think. My idea was to make the leaves look like they were turning. I really like the swirls in this Flourished Blessing stamp set from CTMH. Sometimes things just don't turn out like you would like or them to. Again, I used the Sweet Home paper. An Flame Baubles.

Anyway, I plan to give these to my hostess club members. We were going to make these at our workshop last Monday. I had to cancel the workshop, but my ladies deserve to get a little treat so I made these for them.
Check back tomorrow. I have more cards to share, but didn't want to post them all at once.