Saturday, June 25, 2011

lagoon and white

A perfect card for summer weddings, or maybe even a graduation.  I love the Lagoon and White together!  I  used a stamp from Salutation Seals, stamped in Lagoon ink.  The ribbon is just Offray ribbon from JoAnn's.  To create the corners, just stick the corner of your cardstock into a small circle punch, with the corner pointed toward the center of the circle.  (Try it on a scrap piece first, to see how large of a corner you'd like!)

Thursday, June 16, 2011

two for the price of one!

Sorry to trick you. . .no, there's no two-for-one deal going on, on stamps. . . .but do i have TWO cards to share with you today!  When the current catalog came out, I was SUPER EXCITED about this stamp set.  It's called Retro Tech, and it has very cool vintage looking images of phones, a television, record player, camera, etc.   I have been making some SUPER SIMPLE, clean and graphic cards with these stamps.  And I love them!  They are so quick and easy, I thought I'd better share two of them today!
On this first card, I cut some squares of cardstock (great way to use up scraps!) to create the bottom border.  And i stuck a rhinestone jewel over the camera flash.

I stamped the records in Cotton Candy, Pear, and (shhhh.. . .) Breeze (I keep trying not to use that color anymore, since it's gone, but I just can't help myself! WHY oh WHY they discontinued it, I have no idea. Sniff, sob. Gulp. Okay, I'm done now.)

Sometimes I get so bogged down trying to create an intricate masterpiece, that it is refreshing to just stamp something quick, simple, and to the point. No layers, no busyness - just a crisp clean image.

Have a fabulous week! I am off now to create a Father's Day card with my little men.  I won't be stamping on it, but if you want a sneak peek. . . .check out this link.  If you have a technology geek in your house, you might want to try it too!!! (It's ADORABLE!)

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

happiness is. . .a snazzy color combo!

A few weeks ago I made a similar card, (which you can see  HERE.) When I'm feeling stuck, and I don't know where to start on a project, sometimes I steal my own ideas.  So that's exactly what I did.  I loved the card I did a few weeks ago, so I just copied it using different paper, colors, and stamps.  

I used Sky, Sorbet, and Sunflower together on this card.  I think it's a really fun summery color combination.  I came up with it, because the stamp pads happened to be stacked next to each other, and I thought, "Oooh, that would be nice together!" And then I came up with a few other color combos to try, that same way.  (So I have a head start, the next time I sit down to create!)

The stamps are both from the Paper Lantern stamp set. (Swooon, I love that stamp set!) 

To create the card, I simply cut a bunch of  Sunflower and Sorbet strips, layered them onto a block of Sky cardstock, matted it with Sorbet, and adhered it to my Sky colored card base.  And then I added my sentiment and lantern. Super fun, and easy to do.  (My favorite things!)

Friday is FINALLY the last day of school.  (I swear, this has been the LONGEST week ever, even for ME!)  We're all looking forward to the lazy days of summer vacation! And I don't have a Kindergartener anymore!!! First grade!? YIKES!

Have a great weekend!!!!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

wishing you sunshine!

This 8x4 card was created with the Splendid Day stamp set, along with Miracle papers.  And the puffy cloud is from Over the Rainbow (you know, the stamp set I use - oh- every other day!) 

I have been working away on some cards to share with you in the upcoming weeks, and my trusty Close To My Heart consultant, (and fabulous mommy that she is) is about to send me a batch of new-to-me stamps to play with.  Hooray!!!!!  Nothing helps me accomplish  projects like NEW STAMPS to play with!

I hope your weekend has been FABULOUS! I'll be back in a few days with a card I did last night, and I really have to say, I love the way it turned out! My teaser is. . . .it uses no patterned paper.  But it LOOKS like it does.  And it's a fun new summery color palette! Okay - enough said! See you soon!