Monday, March 22, 2010

Another Sibling Birthday

Hubs' family seems to be having lots of events lately. The next card is for his other sister's birthday.

I've had these Stamping Bella Ketto stamps for a few months now and decided to ink up Ginger Ketto to use on the card. But alas, look what happened when I stamped it out:

EEEEEEEKKKKKKK!!! It had 2 blemishes!!!!!!!!!! What....???!!! Aaaaaarrrgghhh!!!

So I had to scrap using Ginger until I could get a replacement from Stamping Bella and use Yoko & Ono instead. They are just as cute, but I really wanted to use Ginger. Lame.

The layout is an old old old Taylored Expressions sketch. Like...from 2008, I think. Before I even knew Taylored Expressions, PTI, Stamping Bella, and The Greeting Farm existed. In other words, in my richer days. hehe... But I must say, the quality of my card-making has gone WAY UP, so it's a good trade-off. :)

Anyhoo, I cut the shape that Yoko & Ono are stamped on using Nesties Labels 9. The design paper is random origami paper that I have. I paper pieced Yoko (the girl in the forefront which I'm calling Yoko b/c she's in the front, and therefore first; hence she's Yoko) using the same pink origami paper as the background. Ono's dress is paper pieced using the same color of cardstock used for the Box...Eggshell! That's it! I tried paper piecing it with the same darker strip of origami paper but I couldn't where the dress lines stamped out on (black ink on black origami paper doesn't work...doi). Finished it off with some more of the fabu Michael's ribbon and topped it with another PTI button (possibly Melon Berry, I dunno, it came as part of the Spring button mix).

Stamps: Stamping Bella Yoko & Ono
Ink: VersaFine black
Paper: Memory Box notecard, PTI black, origami paper
Accessories: Nesties Labels 9, Michael's ribbon, PTI button, Memory Box jewel stickers, Midori jeweled flower sticker

Friday, March 19, 2010

Weddings Weddings Weddings!

My hubs's sister is getting married, so I made her and her fiance this wedding card. I decided to use her wedding colors to make this card, which is black, white, silver, and ice blue accents. I actually managed to use all 4 colors, but you can't tell about the ice blue b/c Brilliance Pearlescent Ice Blue ink stamps out silvery looking.

I was having the hardest time coming up with a card to make and was sketching for a few days, trying and scrapping ideas, when I finally landed on this. called for a leafy branch-like accent and I simply did not have such a stamp set (e.g. Turning a New Leaf) nor did I have time to swing by and borrow it from Jamie. What's a girl to do? Easy - go shopping! haha...

So I ended up buying this Sizzlit branch die. I totally love it and it's much easier than cutting out TANL branches, no matter how groovy it looks on the finished product.

I stamped PTI Diamond background images on the bottom 3 "ruffles" of paper...the ruffles which were accomplished by using the EK Success scalloped border punch on 3 sheets of paper. I blinged up the ruffles with Memory Box sticker jewels, and stamped a simple sentiment.

Stamps: PTI Diamond backgrounds, Rubber Soul sentiment
Paper: Stardream Chiara silver, black, and opal
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black, Pearlescent Ice Blue
Accessories: EK Success Border punch, Memory Box crystal stickers, Sizzlit die, random ribbon

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

A PTI-loaded Thank You

So Jamie and I had a craft day a few weekends ago, in which we were both entirely unproductive, though I will say she was a tad more productive than me. All I have to show from said CD is this little card below:

It was my attempt to emulate the clean and simple, yet fabulous style of PTI's Dawn McVey. I think it turned our alright. This card was made with stamps entirely owned by Jamie, which is the point of CD, so not so terrible to only make 1 card, eh? And I have never used so many different stamp sets in a single card. This is how stamping companies bankrupt you. haha!!

Also, see the cut out branch? It's a stamp from TANL and it is a PAIN to cut, although it looks great on the finished product. Worth it or not worth it?

Stamps: PTI Textstyles, Giga Guidelines, Guidelines 1, Turning a New Leaf, Verve Bountiful Backgrounds
Paper: Memory Box notecard, PTI Kraft cardstock, other misc paper scraps
Ink: VersaFine Pinecone, VersaMagic Aloe Vera, Colorbox Robin's Egg
Accessories: EK Success border punch, random brown ribbon

Monday, March 15, 2010

Baby Alice Card

My hubs's cousin had a baby last week, so I made a little baby girl card to tell the congratulations. I bought this Signature Anya set from The Greeting Farm when it was on their Farmers Market a few months ago, but didn't use any of the images on a card yet. I had stamped out and colored all 3 images in the set...but didn't have any card ideas for which to use them.

LUCKILY, my hubs's cousin decided to have a baby girl so I now had the perfect excuse to use one of the adorable images. Wahoo!!

So here's the card:

Very pastel-y, girl-y, and spring-y, no? And since I had buttons, I decided to randomly stick them on. Also, SEE THE RIBBON?? EEEEEEEEEEEE!! It's from Michael's and it is double-faced satin!! Whee!! I digs!! And it comes in soooo many pretty color - I WANT THEM ALL!! (I'm starting to sound like Jamie, haha!!). But comes in so many pretty colors and it's double-faced!! yeah!!

The envelope that this card went into is quite bunchy. I hope the post office will still deliver the card to my hubs's cousin!

Stamps: TGF Signature Anya, Savvy sentiment
Ink: Memento black, Versafine black
Paper: Memory Box pre-scored notecard, October Afternoon Ducks in a Row
Accessories: Michael's ribbon, PTI buttons