Saturday, June 6, 2009

Beachies . . .

These two beach cuties are from the "Beachies" set from ATS. I made both of these cards about three weeks ago and tried in earnest to post them at that time, but wasn't able to post them timely. As such, this is the first time that I've had a chance to do so.
Above is Trevor . . . isn't he handsome?! Below is Emma . . . I think she's absolutely beautiful! Both were stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored using Copic Markers. Since it's been so long since I made these cards, I don't recall the patterned paper used, but the card bases are SU paper. Sorry that I can't provide the details! TFL!

Monday, May 11, 2009

MOJO84 - Maisy Ketto

Long time, no blog! I know . . . it's been quite some time since I blogged. Life has a way of getting in the way of stamping and blogging . . . Don't you hate when that happens?

I couldn't wait to post this card; especially since I made it two weeks ago for Jen's Sketch for you to try . I thought that Stampingbella's new Maisy Ketto stamp would be perfect with Basic Grey's new Lime Rickey paper! TFL!

Paper: Basic Grey Lime Rickey, Whisper white, only orange, summer sun, green galore
Stamp: Maisy Ketto by Stampingbella
Ink: StazOn black, VersaMagic jumbo java
Copics: BG10, E25-27-50, G21, Y11-15

Accessories: Misc. brads, grosgrain ribbon, Flora Doodles jeweled florettes, Nestabilities, Stickles, EK Success wavy border punch, CB embossing folder

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

MOJO81 - Stampendous Sunflowers

Have you ever had one of those weeks when it seems (and does) take forEVER to create a card? I've had one of those weeks! I was excited to see Monday's MOJO81 sketch. And, as a promise and challenge to myself (and to another SCS sister, wink wink) I wanted to post the card that evening. So, here I am posting it Thursday afternoon . . . better late than never, eh? Rather than bore you with the laborious details about my past four days, I'll just move on to the card details instead! TFL!
Paper: Windsor Knot (retired), sage shadow, so saffron
Stamp: Stampendous Sunflowers
Ink: StazOn timber brown, Stampendous embossing powder, VersaMagic jumbo java,
Copics YR21 - 23; G17-24; blender pen
Accessories: Bronze brads, eyelet border punch

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

MOJO81 - Verve Flowers

I couldn't wait to create a card using the Mojo Monday 81 sketch. The best part: It's a contest (and who doesn't love a little competition?) with one winner for every 50 entries, up to a max of seven winners! I thought that my Everlasting Life stamps from Verve would be perfect for this sketch.

The base of the card is kiwi kiss with rose red as my highlight color. I stamped the flower using Memento Ink and colored the flower using my copics. I've been wanting to use my felt flowers for quite some time now and this sketch lent itself perfectly for them! The glazed brads for inside the flower are from Basic Grey's Bittersweet collection. The rhinestones at the bottom are from my "bling" stash. The ribbon is kiwi kiss.

Here are the Copic markers I used:
Paper: Raspberry Tart DP, kiwi kiss, rose red
Stamp: Verve - Everlasting Life
Ink: Memento Ink, rose red
Accessories: Copic markers, kiwi kiss ribbon, Basic Grey glazed brads, felt flowers (from '08), rhinestones

Monday, April 6, 2009

SC222 - Changito Hop!

I made this card for my April card swap for my "Card Chicks." Wahoo! (I know, I still owe you last month's card!). But, seriously, I couldn't help myself . . . I really liked last week's SC222 sketch. I used Making Memories stripe cardstock and barley banana (embossed using my CB) and lovely lilac as the base. I stamped this cute Changito on WW, cut him out using my Nestabilities, colored him using my Copics and added Stampendous glitter to his ears, tail and bunny slippers (aren't those slippers the cutest?). Below are the Copics I used. TFL!

Paper: Making Memories DP, barely banana, lovely lilac

Stamp: Stampendous Changito Hop
Ink: StazOn Timber Brown
Accessories: Copics, CB, Nestabilities, Stampendous glitter, American Craft ribbon

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

MOJO 80 - Dream a Little

Here is my take on this week's MOJO80 Monday challenge. I've wanted to use the Dream a Little set since I got it, but was waiting for the right layout. I am a huge fan of Basic Grey paper and their new Porcelain paper is no disappointment! The colors are stunning and match incredibly well with SU!'s Pink Pirouette. I really couldn't find a pattern paper that I liked for the marbled background, so I stamped the flower in Kiwi Kiss and colored the flowers in with the Kiwi Kiss reinkers. I added some Stickles for a little spark. The flower base is inked in Pink Pirouette and the outline is Riding Hood Red. The sentiment (from Verve) is stamped in Riding Hood Red and sponged in the same color to make it pop. The humming bird is stamped in Baja Breeze and then stamped two additional times and layered one on top of the other using dimensionals to make it look like it was really flying. I colored the bird using the Baja Breeze reinkers for some shadows and added some Baby Blue Stickles to its wings and eye. Finally, I used some pink Dew Drops to the left.

Paper: Basic Grey Porcelain DP, Pink Pirouette
Stamp: Dream a Little; Verve
Ink: Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze
Accessories: Nestabilities, Stickles, Dew Drops, Pretty in Pink grosgrain

Monday, March 30, 2009

SFYTT - Everlasting Life

Long time, no post! I participated in a scrap retreat with a bunch of friends (AKA "card chicks") this weekend and I was energized by all of my friend's creativity; they totally ROCK (love you chicks!)!

As a result of my new-found energy, I totally had my "Verve" on last night! For Jen's Sketch for you to try, I thought my newly acquired stamps from Verve called "Everlasting Life" would be perfect for this week's layout. The card base is barely banana with Basic Grey Porcelain DP. The images are stamped on very vanilla with StazOn Timber Brown and cut using Nestabilities. I used my new favorite punches: two by Fiskers and the other by Stampin' Up! The cross was colored using my Copics. For the final touch, I added the mini pearl beads, so saffron ribbon and Basic Grey glazed brad.

Below is inside the card. TFL!

Paper: Basic Grey Porcelain DP, barely banana
Stamp: Verve
Ink: StazOn Timber Brown
Accessories: Nestabilities, Copics, so saffron ribbon, misc. pearl rhinestones, Basic Grey glazed brads