Friday, February 6, 2009

On the Fly

Somehow I have been volunteered to make both the treats AND the cards for the birthdays at work. I can't say that I am complaining - cuz I love to do both. So - the brownies are cooling upstairs, and here are the cards that I am making for the 2 bosses that share a birthday this weekend.

Masculine cards are hard for me cuz I love ribbon tied into bows, glitter and glitz. I think these turned out pretty good. Both of the attorneys love to fish, and I just love the On the Fly set. Even though it is retired, I will never get rid of it. Too many special people in my life love to fish! Both of these cards are 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 so we all have room to sign!

This was the first card I made. I knew I wanted to use the fisherman catching a 3-D fish. By adding some hemp twine, it really makes the card more manly!

Card Recipe:
Stamp Set:
On the Fly (retired), Family Phrases
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Night of Navy, Brocade Blue, Really Rust, Always Artichoke, Going Gray, Ruby Red
Cardstock: River Rock (retired), Always Artichoke, Naturals Ivory, Cameo Coral
Accessories: River Rock Designer Paper (retired), Hemp Twine, (non-SU!) eyelets, Dimensionals
Techniques: Chalk coloring

The second card I again used the chalk to color. I like the soft look that it gives, especially with this 'rough' images.

Card Recipe:
Stamp Set:
On the Fly (retired), Party Hearty
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Brocade Blue
Cardstock: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, Brocade Blue, Naturals Ivory
Accessories: Old Olive Designer Paper, Pumpkin Pie 5/8" Grossgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals
Technique: Chalk coloring

Thanks for stopping by! Happy birthday to Craig and Scott!!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Loads of Birthday Love

This is a quick post with a birthday card for Duane's brother-in-law. Okay, the post will be quick, but I worked on the card forever. I have loved this stamp set for a long time cuz it can do so many holidays. I finally got it, and this is the first time it has seen ink. I did struggle with coloring the truck. This was the FOURTH one I did - ugh! I think it turned out alright - whatcha think?

This was also the first sketch challenge I did on If you are looking for a new layout, try participating in a sketch challenge - makes ya work outside your box! Here's the card:

See how Duane and I are both in the cab of the truck? SOOO cute!

Card Recipe:
Stamp Set: Loads of Love, Loads of Love Accessories
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Basic Gray, Basic Black, Real Red, Not Quite Navy, Close to Cocoa, Brocade Blue
Cardstock: Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Not Quite Navy, Real Red, Whisper White
Accessories: Hostess Designer Paper in Not Quite Navy and Real Red, (non-SU! brads), dimensionals

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Goody-Goody Gumdrops

Okay, everyone knows how much I love sugar, right? Well, when I saw the title of this stamp set, I knew I had to have it! They all don't have something to do with sugar, but I think this stamp set sure is yummy!!! The more I use this stamp set, the more I love it! It is a Level 3 hostess set.

This first card is the most sugar-laden card of all! The sundae looks just delish and is jazzed up with a little Dazzling Diamonds Glitter and Red Chunky Essentials Glitter. The (retired) Summer Picnic Designer Paper goes so well with the cherries! Doesn't it make you want to have a sundae??
Card Recipe:
Stamp Set:
Goody-Goody Gumdrops
Ink: Basic Black, Bashful Blue, Real Red
Cardstock: Old Olive, Real Red, Whisper White, Bashful Blue
Accessories: Dimensionals, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Red Chunky Essentials Glitter, 1/4" Real Red Grossgrain Ribbon, Ticket Corner Punch

The next card is a cute little non-gender baby card. The little duckies are just adorable, and when they are all lined up in a row like that, they are even cuter! How did I get them lined up, you ask? Well, my new favorite tool in the whole world - the Stamp-a-ma-jig. It allows you to line up your image just where you want it! No more crooked images or sentiments! It is a MUST have - trust me! The beaks have a little Crystal Effects to make them shiny!

Card Recipe:
Stamp Set:
Goody-Goody Gumdrops
Ink: So Saffron, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie
Cardstock: So Saffron, Kraft, Whisper White
Accessories: Certainly Celery Ribbon (SAB), Delicate Dots Designer Paper (SAB), Dimensionals, Crystal Effects
Technique: Stamp-a-ma-jig

The next one is a great little wedding card - I just love to use the Baja Breeze in a wedding card - so fresh! And how could I resist not using the Dazzling Diamonds Glitter on the bells?

Card Recipe:
Stamp Set:
Goody-Goody Gumdrops, Congrats (SAB)
Ink: Close to Cocoa, Baja Breeze
Cardstock: Close to Cocoa, Baja Breeze, Whisper White
Accessories: Baja Breeze Designer Paper, Baja Breeze Ribbon, Heart to Heart to Punch, Dimensionals, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter

I hardly ever use purple, but knew that purple would be perfect for this easy little thank-you card, especially since I got to use Orchid Fine Cosmo Glitter!

Card Recipe:
Stamp Set: Goody-Goody Gumdrops
Ink: Basic Black, Lovely Lilac, Certainly Celery
Cardstock: Almost Amethyst, Lovely Lilac, Whisper White
Accessories: Almost Amethyst Designer Paper, Orchid Fine Cosmo Glitter, Dimensionals

Alright, the last card. It was the first one I made, and wasn't sure that I was crazy about the owl, but now that the card is done, I think he is SUPER cute! Especially with his big glassy eyes that I touched up with Crystal Effects!

Card Recipe:
Stamp Set:
Goody-Goody Gumdrops
Ink: Chocolate Chip, More Mustard, Really Rust, Barely Banana
Cardstock: More Mustard, Really Rust, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Autum Vine Designer Paper (retired), 5/8" Chocolate Chip Grossgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals, Crystal Effects, Antique Brass Jumbo Eyelet

PHEW! That is it for tonight! Can you tell I was home alone last night while Duane worked up at the house?! I also have a little secret to tell you - I love the Stamp-a-ma-jig so much that I used it on all the cards so everything was all lined up straight! I am happy to show you how to use it!


Sunday, February 1, 2009


Sale-A-Bration is here! Please contact me if you still need your copy of the Sale-A-Bration flier! And remember that for every $50 that you spend, you can choose from 4 different stamp sets, a double spool of ribbon or a package of Designer Paper for FREE!!! That's right! Check out my Stampin' Up! Website here to place an order.

Now onto the creations! Today I am using 2 of the different stamp sets, the ribbon AND the designer paper on my projects. Hope you enjoy!

This card makes the most perfect anniversary card, and I just love the hearts on this Delicate Dots Designer Paper!

Card Recipe:
Stamp Set:
Congrats (Sale-A-Bration)
Ink: Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue
Cardstock: Kraft, So Saffron, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, Whisper White
Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch, Paper Piercer, Heart to Heart Punch, Word Window Punch, Dimensionals, Kraft Taffeta Ribbon, Delicate Dots Designer Paper (Sale-A-Bration)

The next card uses a combination of the Congrats Stamp Set and the Botanical Blooms stamp set (which I just LOVE)!!

Card Recipe:
Stamp Set: Botanical Blooms, Congrats (both Sale-A-Bration)
Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Pale Plum, Old Olive, Certainly Celery
Cardstock: Old Olive, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White
Accessories: Dimensionals, Certainly Celery Ribbon (Sale-A-Bration)

The last card uses some more of the Delicate Dots Designer Paper which is so awesome and springy, makes me wish for sunshine and spring time!

Card Recipe:
Stamp Set:
Botanical Blooms
Ink: Basic Black, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery
Cardstock: So Saffron, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, Whisper White
Accessories: Delicate Dots Designer Paper (Sale-A-Bration), Dimensionals, So Saffron Ribbon (Sale-A-Bration)

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you are getting excited about Sale-A-Bration! Who doesn't love free stamps and paper and ribbon? It's a great time!