Monday, January 24, 2011

love of my life...

Hi! Hope everyone had a great weekend...Theres a challenge going on over at SCS and its been a while since I did a Clean and Simple Challenge and I LOVE them! The challenge was to use flourishes on your card in some way....I chose this designer paper and found a vellum sentiment that I layered on white then black and added some bling bling...Thanks so much for stopping by and if you get a chance check out the challenge here.
Supplies: DCWV and Recollections Papers, Bling, Pop Dots and Vellum Sentiment

Thursday, January 20, 2011

A big bunch of love...

A big bunch of love is what I have for this stamp set from Penny Black!! Isnt he cute! His name is Miles and he is part of the Mimi and Miles Set...I had a request to make a Valentine card but they wanted it to be a boy and this Miles image fit the request perfectly! My all time favorite thing to do on a card is cut out and pop up portions of the image...I first cut out and popped up Miles hat then one of my toughest critics said "you should pop up the roses too"....So I did and I decided I do like it better especially with that tiny little tag bent slightly as if it were blowing in the breeze...Below is a close up of the parts I popped up...Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a great weekend!
Supplies: Penny Black Miles and Mimi Set, Momento Black Ink, Copics, Pop Dots, Chalk , Paper by DCWV and Recollections

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Lots of Love (Card/Stickers)

Ok I am taking a bit of a break from Betsy Bell (even though I love her!)....I wanted to share a card that I recently made that is super easy and has a two in one purpose! This would be a great Valentine card to give to one of the younger people in your life or anyone who loves stickers! Although I didnt have that in mind when I made the card, I got a comment over at SCS from someone who said it makes a great card and gift for those who love stickers! I found a strip of these puffy heart stickers at Walmart for only 99 cents and you can get two cards or more depending on how big you want your matting to be...This size would make for two cards...You just cut the strip in half leaving the hearts right on the strip (I did have to move a few so I could cut evenly then put some back) add pop dots behind the hearts so you cant see them then matted it on white then red....A Clean and Simple card with a little something extra! Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by! I really appreciate it.....Have a great week!
Supplies: Puffy Heart Stickers from Walmart, Papers by SU and Recollections and Pop Dots (that's it!)

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Enjoy your day...

Hi! I finally moved onto some of the other Betsy images in the Penny Black set...I went with red and black to go with the black and white polka dot paper and added some paper glaze to the balloons to give them some shine (sorry it doesnt show up in the photo) but it really adds alot to the balloons! Another great thing about this set is the fact it comes with sentiments too! I love that! Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by!
Supplies: Stamp Set by Penny Black (Betsy Bluebell) Papers by SU, Recollections and DCWV Designer, Copics, White Gel Pen, Pop Dots and Paper Glaze

Friday, January 14, 2011

Yep...More Betsy!

I can't help myself...This Betsy image is so much fun! On this card I paper pieced the dress to match the designer paper I chose...I love doing this technique but rarely do...And its so easy and gives your card a real custom look...I will be sharing the rest of this stamp set in the next couple of days...Thanks for stopping by today!
Supplies: Stamp by Penny Black (Betsy Bluebell), Stazon Ink in Black, Papers by Recollections, SU and Target, Ribbon by Offray, Watercolor Pencils by Kimberly, Blender Pen, Copics, Pop Dots, Circle Punches by Marvy

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Owl Always Love You...

Hi! Hope everyone is having a great week so far! I have been wanting to try felt on a card and last time I was at Michaels I saw a pack of these sweet felt owls and some cute notecards for Valentines and paired them up for this card...I liked the design on the notecard so I cut the front off and put it on a slant with the cute little owls in the corner nice and cozy...then to mimic the wavy lines and light blue on the notecard front I added some ric rac...I had to name this post "Owl Always Love You"...My favorite version of "I'll Always Love You" was by Dolly Pardon...Then of course Whitney Houston brought it back in Body Guard...Wow thats all going back a while isnt it?
Have a great day! Now you know I had to go find some Dolly singing that song!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Betsy Bluebell Part Two....

Hi! Hope your having a great weekend! I wanted to share another card I made using the Penny Black set "Betsy Bluebell"...Similar layout but different papers and colors...On this one I left the ladybug visible instead of covering it up with a popped up flower like in the previous post however I did pop up some flowers to give the bouquet fullness and I also outlined the image with the cool shadow copic...She is so fun to color! Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Supplies: Penny Black Betsy Bluebell Set,Papers by Recollections, MM and SU, Ribbon by Offray, Pop Dots, Copics, Watercolors by Kimberly, and Blender Pen

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Betsy Bluebell...

I am in love with these cute stamps from Penny Black...Her name is Betsy Bluebell! Isn't she sweet! My Aunt sent me this set and I inked it up right away (Thank You Aunt Lori). This is one of the two I made so far...On this card since I wanted to use pink and green colors I decided to cover up the ladybug thats normally there (since ladybugs are red) with some extra flowers I cut out and popped up and it gave the bouquet a fuller look...This is a great set and I know I will be using it often! To see the set click here
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Supplies: Stamps by Penny Black, Paper by Paperbilities, DCWV and Recollections, Ribbon by Offray, Pop Dots, Watercolors by Kimberly, Copics, and Marvy Round Punches

Monday, January 3, 2011

Next Up: Valentines Day...

Hi! And before I get started on my card details I wanted to wish everyone a Happy New Year! I was hoping to get a New Years card up but theres been alot going on however I did get a chance to make a couple of Valentines cards yesterday and this is the first one I am sharing with you...Martha Stewart has out her line of Valentines Day paper and embellishments and I thought they were pretty cute so I grabbed a few things and came up with this card...My only complaint was the chipboard hearts and keys that come with this arent compatible as far as the key teeth and key hole (I know I am picky!) I am surprised Martha didnt notice....So I ended up using the key with the heart that didnt have a keyhole in I guess it could mean I really dont have the key to this know I overthink stuff when it comes to crafting sometimes...Its a curse...I ended up making a collage type card with the chipboard and using my cuttlebug swiss dots for texture...Stampin Up buttons were added with some gold thread cause I read Julie Ebersole one time say "never leave one's buttons nekked" shes so funny...A bit of ribbon was threaded through the key and thats my Valentines card for today! Thank you so much for stopping by and being patient on my late post in case you were checking...I appreciate you so much! Have a great day and 2011!
Supplies: Martha Stewart and SU Papers and Chipboard, SU Buttons, Gold Thread, Ribbon, Pop Dots and Cuttlebug with Swiss Dots