Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
Dazzling Diamond Dust one of those easy techniques with major 'Wow!' factor, but like all sparkly projects, it is much more impressive in real life. Here's a closer detail photo where you can see the sparkle a little better:
Stamps by DRS Designs: To the Moon H1001, Successful Future Sentiment G850. Cardstock: white textured, Summer Sun. Ink: Memento black, Copics. Accessories: Iridescent EP.
Sunday, June 28, 2009
There's still time to participate in Show Us Your SheetLoad and Shout Out to SheetLoad before the July issue debuts on Wednesday!
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Welcome to the Bella Birthday Hop! If you arriving here from Stampin with Julie, then you are heading in the correct direction. If this is your first stop, be sure to go back to the Emily's blog (Bloggabella) so you don't miss a single birthday celebration!!
Stamps by Stamping Bella: Phoebe Ketto, Cakeabella, Fairy Happy Birthday sentiment. Cardstock: Sugarplum Paperie 'Paper Daisies', Papertrey white, GP110 white, textured Sage Shadow. Ink: Memento black, Copics. Accessories: Circle Nestabilities, SU scallop border punch, pink organdy ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Bella anniversary dots.
Remember to wish our birthday girl, Em, the happiest of days!!
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Happy stamping and watch out for those tongue twisters!
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Here are the cards I created for these three unique men. The first card is based on Sweet Sunday Sketch #21. I received this image from LittleKel90 through WRAK and used chalks to accent the scene:
Stamps: SU 'Noble Deer', Clear Artistic Stamps 'I'm Just Saying'. Cardstock: Kraft, Not Quite Navy, Very Vanilla, DP from SU's Simply Scrappin' 'Tailor-Made'. Ink: Close to Cocoa, Blue Bayou. Accessories: blue brads, square punch, chalks.
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Sahara Sand, SP from SU's Simply Scrappin Tailor-Made kit. Accessories: Papertrey Chocolate satin ribbon, blue ribbon unknown source, circle punch, 'Chit Chat' rub ons, Spellbinders' 'Standard Tag'.
Stamp: Stampabilities Gruffies. Cardstock: Textured white, Real Red, Summer Sun, Pacific Point, GP110. Ink: Versafine. Accessories: Prismacolor pencils, turpenoid, oval Nesties, yellow brads.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
Stamps by Jessica Lynn Originals: Yorkie, Dog sentiment, Paw Print. Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip Print Patterns DP, textured red, GP 110 white. Ink: Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue, Memento black, Copics. Accessories: blue dotted organdy, Word window punch, circle punches and Nestabilities, mini prima, red gemstone .
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Isn't this a perfect summer gift set? The images are printable stamps provided by the Cutting Cafe. The Cafe has an amazing selection of digital images -- be sure to check out this informational thread for everything you need to know about using digital images from re-sizing to using them to create rub-ons. Being a complete novice with the digital format, it was just what I needed to shrink these fun images down to the perfect size for my cards.
Stamps: Cutting Cafe (Fruit Greetings). Cardstock: Stampin Up (Real Red, Bashful Blue, Old Olive, Summer Picnic), Georgia Pacific (110 # white). Inks: Copics. Accessories: Offray (red gingham ribbon), Stampin Up (scallop border punch), brads.
Friday, June 12, 2009
DRS Designs is sponsoring this week's Cute Card Thursday challenge which is so appropriately themed 'Quotations', a challenge to create a card showcasing a sentiment. Here are a few of my favorites from DRS. First, a sympathy-for-those-frustrating-days card:
Next, an uplifting sentiment card:
Stamps: Creating Yourself H558, Lots of Lines Background H366, Leo the Dancing Pig D718. Cardstock: Pretty in Pink, black, Purely Pomegranate, Papertrey white, vellum. Ink: Memento black, Pretty in Pink, Copics. Accessories: scallop border punch, white orandy ribbon, Long rectangle Nestabilities, Martha Stewart butterfly punch, Stardust glitter pen.
Thursday, June 11, 2009
When I first saw the latest releases I did a happy dance to see my favorite category of stamps featured -- coffee stamps and sentiments. And what a great combination of images and sentiments!!
Stamps by DRS Designs: Coffee Trio, Espressoly sentiment, Thin Plaid. Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue, Bayout Blue. Ink: Bayour Blue, Copics. Accessories: Dotted ribbon, brad, liquid applique, Stardust glitter pen.
The line images are perfect for coloring techniques and this would also be an easy image to divide into single coffee cups for smaller projects or focal points. I used a glitter pen to embellish these mugs with sparkly steam and added liquid applique 'foam':
Hope you've enjoyed the new releases as much as we have!
Now it's time to hop to the final stop, the DRS Designs Blog!!
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
This card is based on this month's Magnolia-licious sketch challenge and Roses on Paper's color challenge. Don't they work well together?
Roses on Paper is hosting a Guest Designer Call for their new Belles and Whistles site. Be sure to stop by the Belles and Whistles' blog to learn more about this new store and see sneak peeks of an adorable new line of stamps they will be carrying!
I wanted to pop Tilda off a deeper colored background, but by cutting out the image, I lost the antennae. So, Tilda ended up with gold wire antennae as a replacement and I think they suit her even better. I also upgraded her wings to a more sparkly vellum version:
**Don't forget that all Nestabilities at KL Stampin N Scrappin are discounted 15% off while supplies last. Factor in the $5 discount on a $25 purchase or $10 off a $50 purchase and you have quite the bargain!!
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Magnolia-licious sponsored their first ever blog hop last Friday, the Summer Notes Blog Hop. Design Team members featured their amazing projects and also challenged hoppers to create a post-it holder and gift bag of their own.
I decided to give my set as a gift to a friend, so I added a coordinating beaded pen.
The layout on the post-it holder is this week's sketch challenge on Just Magnolia, done in miniature 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" scale.
Here's the gift bag with the post-its and pen tucked inside. I thought the gift bag/box would be cute as a desk top accessory after the contents had been removed:
Tutorials to the post it holder and gift bag are provided, so be sure to check out this post for details and links to see all the Design Team creations.
Monday, June 8, 2009
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Monday, June 1, 2009
Get Well Soon cards are showcased today on the DRS blog, as well as the details on your chance to win blog candy by linking your card so be sure to stop by!