Thursday, October 29, 2009

Last of the Set!!

This card turned out differently than I had originally planned. It was supposed to follow the layout the first card of the birthday set (with the "birthday wishes" sentiment), but then, because I suspect that I'm slightly ADD, I got "creative" and did some double stacking ribbon thingy and centered the sentiment circle. I like how it turned out though. And I used DP that I've been hoarding for awhile. I think it's Memory Box Enlighten paper pack. And notice I went back to a green/pink color scheme? Told ya I love this color combo a lot!



Card Details
Stamps: Verve Circular Sayings
Ink: Brilliance Pearlescent Chocolate, clear embossing powder
Paper: Memory Box notecard - Mocha, Memory Box Enlighten design paper, DCWV summer mat stack (pink paper)
Accessories: Nestabilities circles and scallop circles, pearl stickers from Michael's, random ribbon

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Smiley Tuesday

Here is card #4 of the birthday set (I made 5 total...although there are 6 sentiments in the Circular Sayings set, but I ran out of time. Besides, 5 is a nice round number, right??!! And to make up for it, I did make a simple pearl coin pendant for my friend as part of her birthday gift so I figure it's all good).

The layout is somewhat similar to the layout of the card on the previous post (with the "thanks" sentiment). I didn't have any buttons or ribbon that matched the color scheme of this card though, so had to improvise...so I did the trio of eyelets at the top of the card so it wouldn't be too plain.



Card Details
Stamp: Verve Circular Sayings
Ink: VersaFine Cyan, clear embossing powder
Paper: Memory Box scored notecard - Pear, DCWV summer mat stack (blue paper), DCWV summer glitter stack (design paper), DCWV La Creme mat stack (white paper)
Accessories: Nestabilities circles and scallop circles, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots, Making Memorys eyelets

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Bubbly Thanks

Card numero tres of the card set I made for my friend. I actually really like this one b/c it seems rather whimsical with the bubbles on the DP, round buttons, and swiss dots.

I sure hope she likes this card set because it took me all week to make!!

Stamps: Verve Circular Sayings
Paper: Memory Box, DCWV, random kraft cardstock
Ink: VersaFine, clear embossing powder
Accessories: Swiss Dots embossing folder, BG buttons, Nesties circles and scallop circles, EK Success border punch, ribbon

Friday, October 23, 2009

Feel Good Friday Card

This is another card from the set I'm making for my friend's bday. I love this DCWV paper pack. Can't remember what it's called right now but it's very elegant and vintage-y. Super groovy! And ironically, the ribbon on this card was a bday gift from the same friend who I'm giving this card set to! Lucky it matched so perfectly with the DP. hehe...

And just FYI, this entry is called "Feel Good Friday Card" because the sentiment is "Just Because You're You" and doesn't that just make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside? Awww...blech...




Card Details
Stamps: Verve
Paper: Memory Box, DCWV
Ink: VersaFine Black, clear embossing powder
Accessories: Nesties circles and scallop circles, Martha Stewart border punch, ribbon

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Way, Way, Way Belated Post

So it's been ages since I've posted. I've been quite unmotivated about stamping for the last few weeks. Then I realized my friend's birthday is coming up and decided that I wanted to make her a card set as a gift. I wanted to use my Circular Sayings set from Verve since (1) I just got them and (2) felt the need to use them.

I actually made this card on Monday night but due to finishing late and procrastinating, I never took a picture and never posted (much to Jamie's annoyance, I'm sure ^_^).

So anyhoo, I like how this card turned out. Love the color scheme - pink & green is one of my all time favorites, and I think this worked out well. This is the first of the card set...I made a 2nd one tonight...trying to make 3-4 more cards but I'm not sure I'll finish by Sat.
I attempted to tie the ribbon by the flower using a Nichole Heady technique where she just looped the ribbon and tied it with twine, but since the flower is so big, you can't really tell. Oh, well.

Anyhoo, here is the card and "the deets":



Stamps: Verve Circular Sayings
Paper: Memory Box, DCWV Sweet Things and a solid mat stack
Ink: VersaColor
Accessories: Circle & Scallop Circle Nesties, Prima flowers, BG buttons, scrappers floss, MB crystal stickers, random ribbon

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Finally - Verve!

Whee!!! I ordered my first sets of Verve stamps last week, got them Monday, and have happily made my first Mojo Monday card with actual Verve stamps!! Wahoo!!

So the paper scheme might look familiar - I used this combo in a recent post and just love how it turned out. So I had to use it again. Though this time around, green is the more prominent color.

I used Martha Stewart border punch to make the "band" part of the sketch. Normally, I would use ribbon but I love this punch and really wanted to use it and thought it'd make a most excellent band.



Card Details
Stamps: Verve Beautiful You
Paper: Memory Box
Ink: VersaMagic Sea Breeze, Brilliance Pearlescent Chocolate
Accessories: Circle Nesties, Cuttlebug Birds & Swirls embossing folder, Joann's ribbons, MS border punch, pearl stickers from Michaels

Monday, October 5, 2009

Happy Birthday to Ky'k!

Yesterday was my sister's birthday, so the card today was made for her. I used my new stamp set from C.C. Designs called Sweet Treats. It is just so darned cute! It might not even be meant for birthdays, but it has ice cream on it and ice cream says birthday to me!

Anyhoo, the card is based on an Amy R sketch and I thought it was perfect to showcase the monkey. Now, as Jamie knows, I don't have a lot of Copics right now and am limited in coloring. Normally, when I make a card, I figure out what paper I want to use and then color the image accordingly. This time around, I just wanted to use the image so I stamped and colored it in without planning the paper first. I used whatever pastel colors I had to color in the ice cream, and then when I was done coloring the image, just went to search for whatever paper might fit. Luckily, this pack of DCWV line, uh...Sweet Things or something like that, had this plaid paper thing going on that went perfectly with the monkey. Wahoo!! The other paper is just some random Michael's paper pack that I Cuttlebugged with Swiss Dots and another one that I can't remember the name of but I just got because I was ordering some books from Amazon and shipping was $5 but if I just spent $5 more, than I would get free shipping. And it just so happened that this embossing folder was $5 so I thought might as well get it as not. =D hahaha!!

Also, I had actually stamped a sentiment on a round piece of paper and mounted it on another round piece of paper, but when it came time to position it on the card, it ended up covering the cool embossed paper. So I decided to place it on the inside but unfortunately forgot to take a picture of it. Oh well, I got a picture of the important part at least.




Card Details
Stamp: C.C. Designs Sweet Treats
Paper: Memory Box, DCWV, some Michael's paper
Ink: Copics, Memento
Accessories: Cuttlebug embossing folders

Sunday, October 4, 2009

An Oldie but Goodie for WCMD Japan Challenge

I was trolling through blogland last night and wandered to one of my fave sites, Nicole Heady of PTI. It turns out she was hosting a card challenge in honor of World Card Making Day, the first of which was to make a card inspired by Japan. It just so happens that one of my favoritest cards that I ever made in the history of my card-making life is very Japanese-y. I actually made this card awhile ago and had it lying around - I guess it was just waiting to get posted for this challenge! What luck!

I have a ton of origami/washi paper hoarded in my paper stack and I never use it. One day, I literally forced myself to use it. I picked 2 papers that I wanted to work with and sat there until inspiration hit. This is also the first time I started using sketches. This particular card is actually a modification of a Mojo Monday sketch. The original layout didn't quite work out for me, but the modification to it made it PERFECT. :)



Card Details
Stamps: Mari & Me (both sakura & fan)
Paper: Washi paper (2 kinds), DCWV, Memory Box pre-scored notecard
Ink: Brilliance Rocket Red ink
Accessories: Memory Box green jewel stickers, ribbon

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Anyone for Anya? ME!

Today's card is for the challenge posted on the "Anyone for Anya?" blog. This is my favorite image from the Miss Anya stamp set. I think it's b/c I find her easier to color than the other two. Of course, I haven't actually exerted as much time and effort on coloring the other two...

The paper I used in the card is from an old, I think maybe discontinued, Memory Box line...Sweet Bay? I think. I love the patterns in this pack - very soft, delicate, and pretty! The grayish-brownish paper was perfect to use an embossing folder on. I was actually going to use that paper where the blue paper is right now, but it seemed like a waste of embossing paper if most of it was covered up. So I swapped it to showcase it better and it voila! It worked out perfectly!


I seem to be on a blue/brown color kick lately. Not sure why, but it seems to be working for me. I really ought to expand but I can't help but gravitate towards the color combos I like best. Oh well.

Anyhoo, I've gotta run b/c I have to finish carpet cleaning. Yay, what a fun way to spend a Sat. Luckily, it's somewhat gloomy out so it's not like I feel like I'm missing out on any sunshine fun.




Card Details
Paper: Memory Box scored notecard, Memory Box Sweet Bay design paper
Stamps: Miss Anya, Memory Box (sentiment)
Ink: Copics, Memento Black
Accessories: Nesties Label 1, Cuttlebug Birds & Swirls embossing folder, Joann's ribbon

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Club Anya {hearts} punches

It's raining, it's pouring! It's the perfect day to curl up in the house...and stamp! But first, I wanted to post this card that I made on Sunday that just so happened to meet the Club Anya "I {heart} punches" challenge! Wahoo!! I met a challenge without even trying! That's a total first. And super groovy!

Anyhoo, here's my card. This is the first time I'm using this stamp even though I bought it a few months back. I actually inked and colored this image right when I got the stamp, but couldn't seem to make a card with it. I'm glad I finally did b/c she's such a cutie!

I'm not sure if you can see, but I put glittery stickles on the wings to give Anya some shine! So pretty! AND it matches the white circle of glittery paper (not sure if you can tell it's glitter paper either).

I am eyeing the Nestabilities tag set for Christmas, but for now I have to make due with mock tags...I cut a rectangle of paper and used the Making Memories slot punch to make the slot where the ribbon ties through. Not too shabby, but definitely not as clean and groovy as a Nesties tag die would be!!

Card Details
Stamps: TGF Angel Anya, Savvy (sentiment)
Paper: Memory Box, various DCWV paper
Ink: Memento, Copics, Stickles (wings)
Accessories: Nesties, Joann's ribbon, Making Memories slot punch