Thursday, May 27, 2010

Whoooo loves you?

Sunflower, Citrus Leaf, Tulip. . .three of my most favorite colors. Add in Star Spangled Blue (which is quickly becoming another of my go-to colors!) and there you have the color combo for this card!! I was totally inspired after seeing Susan's fruit card a few weeks ago - I love the way she random stamped the fruit in all of those bright cheery colors! (And I LOVE cheery colors!)

As you read this, my sweet mama and I, along with our trusty sidekicks (our men doing manual labor and babysitting) will be setting up the Close To My Heart booth at Scrapbook Expo in Orlando! We're hoping for a great show, and lots of happy scrappy fun! Then we'll be heading for a day at SeaWorld. I am so excited to be there with my parents and my family - the boys will have such fun with Mimi and Poppy there!

Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!

(card goodies: Whoo Loves You stamp set, along with. . .another set for the scalloped circle, of which i can NOT remember what set it is!!!)

Thursday, May 20, 2010

everything grows better. . .

Layers and layers . . . .I don't normally have the patience for this many layers. But I layered it on, and distressed like crazy for this card. (You can see it closer up, if you click on it!) I cut the leafy circle with a circle template (but a cup or bowl works well too. After I attached my circle, I stamped the tree . .. .now here's a secret. since I was stamping on two different layers of paper some of my image didn't completely stamp where the leafy circle meets the trunk - so I filled it in with colored pencil! Perfect!!! I decided after stamping the tree, that I really wanted grass there - so I used an exacto knife, and cut away the bottom of the tree and slid my torn patterned paper underneath. LOVE the way it turned out!!!!

I adhered the sentiment with foam tape, as well as the hearts. But before I attached them, I stitched a little embroidery floss through each one, and tied a tiny knot at the back.

Thanks for stopping by today!

(card goodies: Grown With Love stamps, Veranda paper, Cocoa ink and cardstock, and a little scrap of sorbet paper for the hearts)

Thursday, May 13, 2010

a couple of little cuties!

Simple. Simple. Simple. 8 cards. (I spared you from seeing all 8 of them!) A cute little matching set. Perfect for gift tags, for throwing in with a package, or for packing up as a gift! I used Dream Big and sentiments from Say It In Style. These cards are 3x3 - which means you can make 8 card bases out of one sheet of cardstock. I stamped each image on a 1.25 in square, and matted it on a 1.5 inch square.

I really dig SIMPLE. Cute images, and fun colors can stand alone and make a statement without having to do anything fancy! You could make these cards a thousand different ways, with different stamps and colors. And it's a great way to use up scraps!

So there you go! :)

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a wonderful end-of-the-week! (It's almost Friday!!!)

Monday, May 10, 2010

C1407 Hot Diggity!

This 8 X 3 1/2 card was made with the new Hot Diggity stamp set. I love the "creatures" in this set. They are fun, adorable, and super cute!

Ink Colors include: Moonstruck, Topiary, Brown Bag, and Goldrush. The cardstock is Goldrush, Topiary, and Colonial White.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

B1351 You're Sweet

This card was created using the new stamp set, You're Sweet and the following ink colors: Holiday Red, Clover Meadow, Bubblegum, Citrus Leaf, Orange, and Sunny Yellow.

The brads are Clover Meadow from Z1214 Summer Carnival. The cardstock is White Daisy, Clover Meadow and Citrus Leaf.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

D1431 Happy Holidays

I love this new stamp set, and I also used paper from the new Creative Basics Cherry-O Collection.

The ink pad colors are Chocolate and Tulip. I also used Colonial White Cardstock and Chocolate Cardstock. The brads are from Mini-Medley Autumn Garden Z1119.

Friday, May 7, 2010

New Zippidee Kit

This layout was created with the new Zippidee Workshop on the Go Kit plus the Cocktail Alphabet Stamp set E1015.
The cute kids in the pictures are my niece and nephew, Ruby and Ian, at various ages. They are both in college now!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Happy Mothers' Day!

Happy Mothers' Day to my mama!
I have a Mothers' Day card to share with you today, with very little stamping! I decided to try out the flower technique on page 13 of the Summer catalog. I could use a little extra practice, and I think that my circle punch wasn't quite the same size that they used. . . .but I am still happy with the outcome! I used Veranda patterned paper, and added a Filigree Charm to the center of my flower. For the leaf, I just punched out another circle, crumbled it a bit, sanded it a bit, and tucked it behind the flower. (And the twine is just from the hardware store!) The sentiment is from Say It In Style. (Always one of my go-to stamp sets!)
TIP: Because my flower was getting a little. . .rustic (messy and not as precise as I wanted) I went in that direction and decided to make this a very RUSTIC card . . . I had fun distressing the paper, using scissors and my fingernail to rough up the edges. I do the same thing if I get an ink smudge somewhere. . . .I just go ahead and ink up the edges and rough things up a bit, and it often will totally cover my OOPS!
I hope you'll try out that flower technique!! I definitely need to play with it some more. . .I'd love to see what you can come up with! So link it up here, if you do some flower-making!!!
Happy Mothers' Day!!!! I love you, my Mommy-O!!!