Friday, April 29, 2011

More Congrats

One of my cousins just finished nursing school... I love it when card opportunities just drop in! Here's the one I made for her:

I know the base of this card is Baja Breeze, but I don't remember what this Designer Series Paper is... I'm pretty sure it's retired. The ribbon is the satin Espresso.

Here's a close-up of the little flower. I used one of the teeny-tiny buttons from the Vintage Trinkets - it looks great as the center of this flower!

Let's see... what should I make next?!


Wednesday, April 27, 2011

New Baby Girl, not for the Forces. Wouldn't that just rock our world?! No, some friends back in Texas had a sweet baby girl last month and I wanted to send my congrats.

I like making anything pink since I don't get to do it too often. This little bear comes from Every Little Bit, and I watercolored her with my ever-favorite Watercolor Wonder Crayons.

I love using the textured cardstock for embellishments like this - they add that little extra touch that just makes it pop. I also "antiqued" the scalloped circle a bit by sponging the edges.

Have a great week!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

...And Another

I told you I love this paper, didn't I? I think I need to order a few packs of it and then just make a stack o' cards so I'm always ready for a spontaneous event!

This one is a little more elegant... perhaps for a wedding or an anniversary.

I used Bashful Blue for the base, and then Shimmery White to jazz it up. I pulled out some white flowers (goodness me, but I can't remember what Stampin' Up! calls them! I'm WAY out of practice!)... anyway, I haven't touched these flowers in forever, so it felt good to let them breathe again. This was a perfect opportunity.

And check out those pearls! Gotta love that!

Now, I just gotta find someone who's getting married!

Friday, April 22, 2011

More Paisley Petals

Here's another one with that gorgeous DSP, Paisley Petals:

The base for this one is Baja Breeze, which matches so beautifully, along with River Rock. You know, I have to admit that River Rock was never really a choice color for me, but it's definitely growing on me! I truly love an antique-ish look on cards, and River Rock does a real fine job at that.

I happened to have some of the Baja Breeze flowers, so I layered them and then sponged the edges of the top one so it would stand out. An antique brad, clip, and a scrap of vanilla satin ribbon finish it off.

Hope you like it!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

My New Favorite DSP!

I have to declare something: I LOVE the new Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper!! Oh my gosh, but it is SO beautiful! I have made four cards with it already - two of which I'll show you now and the other two later. By that time, I'm liable to have even more to show!

I also love the new Four Frames stamp set, as you'll see on all of these. I think I could last a long time with a few packs of this DSP, the Four Frames set, and some coordinating cardstock! Sure does allow for some easy cardmaking!

This first one uses River Rock as a base, with a hint of Not Quite Navy.

This second one uses Marina Mist (one of my new favorite colors) with a hint of Bravo Burgundy.

These two new favorites of mine will be in the new catalog in a few months, but through April 30th, you can purchase them early with any $20 order. If you don't take advantage of this offer, you'll have to wait until JULY! Click here or on the flyer at left for more details.

Enjoy the rest of your week... I'll be back soon. :)

Sunday, April 17, 2011

One More...

I'll stop with the magnetic layouts after this one, I promise! I made this for my best friend's daughter, so it has a younger feel to it:

This is some old DSP, so I don't remember the name. I used the Big Shot to die cut the flower pieces and then I painted the top one with some of the white shimmer paint (I think that's what it's called... I'm too tired to go back downstairs to look!!). It stinks not knowing what all the names are anymore!! But I figure you come here for the pictures, not for my blabbering anyway. :)

The inside is decked out with another pearl-adorned flower.

Okay, I'm going to move on to other designs now... :)
Hope you all had a fabulous weekend...

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Another Magnetic Birthday

I told you I liked this new style, so here's another one, with a more vintage look. This one is for a good friend back in Texas.

I used the gorgeous Bliss Sale-a-Bration stamp set, along with Baja Breeze, Soft Suede, and Cherry Cobbler. I cropped this next photo so you could see how I mounted the flat washer on the inside and then covered it with a small circle. Very easy - and I love how it "snaps" closed!

I have one more of these that I'm working on - but it's for a young girl so it will be noticeably different in appearance. :)

Have a great weekend!

PS: Have I mentioned that I LOVE being back at my stamp desk?!! Waaaahoooooo!