Monday, October 12, 2009

A little stress relief

I've had a busy week and I was just dying to create, but I was tired and worn out and my work station seemed overwhelming. So I grabbed a piece of white cardstock and started to punch out shapes. I stamped in noir palette ink using the Santa from Everyday Events onto several tags. I then colored in the image with watercolors using my Aquaflow pens. Ahh, nothing like a little simple coloring at the end of a long day. Now I can keep these little guys in mind for another project.

For the ultimate outdoors man

This is a birthday card I made for my brother, the ultimate outdoors man. I used the camping set. First step was to stamp the fire in Coffee Bean brilliance ink. Then I clear embossed it. I colored in the flames with marker and immediately embossed that too. Then I stamped the tent in Pearlescent Ivy Brilliance ink and embossed. I stamped the stars in Moonlight White Brilliance ink and embossed. I took Aspen Mist and Aegean Blue VersaMagic ink direct to the paper starting with the lighter one and working up and then the darker one overlapping the lighter. I then blended with a tissue. I used Pearlescent Ivy for the ground. I used watercolors to fill in the open areas of the tent. I colored in with a light blue and added purple to the areas that would have less light on it.
I have seen the direct to paper technique with the embossing before and admired the effect. I hadn't done it myself before and now am glad I gave it a try. I hope you will too.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Rose Collage Air Freshener

This is a stamp I got for free! I was my own Hostess and got it by placing a $100.00 order.
This beautiful stamp is so easy to work with. I just stamped in Cognac palette ink, cut around the edge, and colored with chalk pencils very quickly and viola. Beautiful.
I attached two of these to ribbon and wrapped them around this vanilla air freshener. The pretty freshener came from Joann's, skip the automotive section.
Even though I love to color, I can see this as a very striking black and white card perfect for valentines day or mothers day. And the ribbon could easily be written on.

Ice Cream Cone Card

I love sweets and this cute little image puts a smile on my face. Its called All Smiles.
Its a pwp (purchase with purchase) so I bought it in a mini set for 2.95 with a $30.00 order.
I colored it in with watercolor pencils and blended with a dove blender pen. I used a scalloped or cloud scissors to cut the edge of my card and used my cropadile to punch the holes. I punched the scallop punch and then pierced holes using circular plastic canvas as my guide. Hope it puts a smile on your face too.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

cut out card

This card is really fairly simple and quick to make. Take your card base measuring 4.25 by 11 and fold in half. Cut a rectangular piece of pattered paper measuring 4 by 5.25 adhere to the top. Punch a circle in the card front holding your punch at the top of the card making sure it is centered. Stamp flowers from Everyday events in noir black and color with watercolor pencils using the Dove blender. Cut a strip of white 5.25 by 1 and stamp warm wishes in noir palette ink. Pierce the ends before adhering over the patterned paper.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Birthday card look close for the sparkle

This Birthday card show cases the simply divine set and the squiggle lady bugs set once again. I used chalk ink and traced over some inked areas with the stardust clear Gelly pen. I love that pen! I used the scallop edge on my marvy 12 inch cutter for the purple cardstock. Scallops have been around for a long time but they seem to be really hot right now. I think its a great way to keep a card simple with out being boring.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Post it note holder using,TAC downloads, Tag Tidbits, & The Bind It All

This is a demo I did. Its a little Post it note holder. Its very simple to make. I used cardboard coasters (just like the ones they put your drink on at Friday's), a dark gray cardstock (from the Winchester cardstock collection), a free printable tag from TAC downloads , pretty purple ribbon (matches Angelee and Natalee collection) and stamped in black the just a note from the tag tidbits T-1186 $12.95, my corner punch, and the very awesome Zutter BindIt All machine. The Bind It All (BIA) is so easy to use and makes your projects look so professional.

Everyday Events, Camping, Mini Occasions

This is the third card from a recent workshop. This card uses the Stamp sets Everyday Events T-2751 $21.95 and Camping T-2654 $21.95 as well as Mini Occasions. Camping? Yes Camping. The detail on the bottom of the card is a set of trees from the camping set. It uses Noir Black Palettet ink and Lavender Sachet Palette ink available in the Degas ink four pack. The image is colored with watercolor crayons and pencils and the Dove Blender, I love the Dove Blender! The tag is from a free download go to downloads at to get your own tags. Have fun papercrafting!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Spring Flowers, Little Things, All Occasion Card

This is the second card made at a workshop. It uses a blue card, raspberry paper, punched with a scallop, and white card stock. The stamp sets used are Spring Flowers(T-2802, $17.95) and Little Things. It is stamped with Noir Black Palette ink and colored with markers and shaded with pencils.

Gerbera Daisy, All Occasion Card

Thank you for visiting my blog. Today I want to share with you a simple all occasion card that was made recently at a workshop of mine. I made it using a red card and a bit of white card stock the Gerbera Daisy stamp set (T-739 $6.95) Brilliance ink in Rocket Red and Pearlescent Ivy and Versa Mark watermark ink. For added detail it was pierced at the corners of the white card stock.