Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Sunday, May 27, 2007
Saturday, May 26, 2007
Since I got this set Holiday Cheer (by gel-a-tins), I knew I wanted to recreate a certain 2005 Christmas card I had made. I love using this trio of colours for Christmas cards. There's just something about it! I used Stampin' Up classic inks for this one. The ornaments have tiny bits of stickles on them, and that whole panel is raised up on foam tape. I brought the crimper back out. I still like using it, even if it's not "in". Maybe it'll have a brief resurgence like the deco-scissors? The little snowflakes at the top are from the Mini Retro Flakes set.
Thursday, May 24, 2007
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Monday, May 21, 2007
Sunday, May 20, 2007
So since the the gelly gems come so nicely in a long strip, I could just separate them where I needed to and place them right on top of the ribbon. It's like the card was meant to have those gems on there, they fit exactly, on either side of the main image panel! How often does that happen! I was just checking out the gelatins website, and unfortunately these gems "dazzle me" are on backorder, but there's still some of the "bright lights" here if you're interested .
Saturday, May 19, 2007
The rest of the card is relatively simple. I didn't want to take away from the shimmery goodness. So I used some more of my Au Chocolat paper. I've gotten better at actually using my designer papers. I used to really struggle with it, as if I was saving them all for the perfect scrapbook page in the future. I've finally realized that there is so much selection out there anyway, that when I am ready to make that "perfect" page, I'll probably get something else for it anyway. I might as well use what I have on cards! It's really hard to train yourself this way, but I'm getting better at using my giant Kassett box-ful of 12x12 papers! Because I started this card with the central panel, it ended up being an odd size. The card is 6-3/8x4-3/8.
Friday, May 18, 2007
This here is a mini book. Magenta makes these cute kits, with enough supplies to make 3 mini-books. I covered this one with My Mind's Eye paper, embellished with some nice brown ribbon, and some fun Autumn Leaves/ Foofala buttons. Now, the ultimate question, what do you use such a small book for? (I think it's 2-1/4 square, maybe?)
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
I've got some fun, exciting news, but I don't know if I can share it just yet. Soon, I'm sure!
Monday, May 14, 2007
Saturday, May 12, 2007
For my card, my inspiration began with these little velvet flowers (by Maya Road) and the cream brads. The au Chocolat paper seemed like an ideal match. I did something here that I rarely do. I made the focal image text. It just worked for this card.
Friday, May 11, 2007
Thursday, May 10, 2007
Now about the clear cards, someone mentioned a tutorial, but it may have been a joke in passing? Is that actually something anybody wants to see? I like making tutorials, but it's kind of a case of "it's all been done", especially with more and more stamping blogs popping up all the time. Also, I don't have a good intuition when it comes to knowing what may be totally obvious to me, but a complete mystery to others. So if there's anything you ever want to know, please let me know!!!
Tuesday, May 08, 2007
Monday, May 07, 2007
Sunday, May 06, 2007
This one is for one my grandmothers. From this view, the biggest flower is covering the "s", but when looking at the card you can see it no problem. The stamp is by Stamp Barn. The flowers were part of the "welcome pack" for attending the crop, and the buttons are from a lady there. She saw me using buttons on Friday, so she said she'd bring a big bag of them for me, since she never uses them. These 3 buttons matched the orchid opulence ink quite nicely.
This card also features some stamps from the store's stash. I forget who makes this stamp, either Penny Black or Hero Arts. It was called Bloom, I think... Anyway, this card is for the other Grandma. I haven't yet decided which is going to whom.
All this week I should have plenty of updates from all the items I made these past few days, which is good, since I still have to unpack all my stuff!
Thursday, May 03, 2007
In fun mail news, I received this awesome RAK from Tara. It's beautiful! Love the papers and colours she used. There's a touch of glitter on the flower, it really sparkles. Thank you!