Saturday, May 31, 2008

On Eagles' Wings

I ordered a couple of stamp sets from Our Daily Bread Designs! This set is called On Eagles' Wings. Isn't it nice? I received it earlier this week and this is the first item that I have designed. Granted, it is not my best work but is still a nice card that did not take too long to put together. Stamping the verse over the image was not an original idea. I saw it it used on the Our Daily Bread web site. It's a great technique isn't it? I think this would make a wonderful Fathers' Day card?
These are the items used to construct the card:
On Eagles' Wings Stamp Set
So Swirly Stampin' around wheel
Cuttlebug D'vine Swirl Embossing Folder
Stampin' Up Brads
Bordering Blue ink
Night of Navy ink
Bordering Blue Card Stock
White Card Stock
Paper Piercing tool
Publish Post

Tell me what you think. Enjoy!

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Blogs that are worth the read!

Every now and again I will be updating the Other Blogs to read section of this blog. Today I thought I would let you know about a few blogs that I read on a regular basis. First check out We Will Always Have Paris. I get wonderful inspiration every time I look at this one. Am I right or am I right? Next there is Cami's blog at Stamp A Little Love Baby! Her work is always fresh and very professional looking. She's a creative genius! Last but definitely not least is No Time To Stamp. All I can say is Ahhhh! Aren't those creations beautiful! I hope you enjoy these as much as I do. If you haven't checked them out, go and have a look! Enjoy!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Magnolia Time - Pink


Just a quick post today! I wanted to show you this card with a different background paper. The Apricot Appeal paper in the last post brought an understated elegance to this card. Now look at it with the Pretty in Pink paper. It's now a perky, pretty, pink card with a new attitude. Enjoy!

Friday, May 23, 2008

Magnolia Time Tutorial

Hello ladies! Well, I just could not resist this image from Stampin’ Up! I guess my background in horticulture has gotten the best of me. How could one resist this bold and beautiful image? The name of this stamp is “From the Garden” and can be had by any hostess with a $150.00 minimum order. Here is a list of supplies and how I made the card.

SUPPLIES

Mellow Moss CS

White CS

Close to Cocoa CS

Prints Pack Paper

Brown Staz On ink

Watercolor Wonder crayons from the Neutrals, Soft Subtles and Earth Elements packs.

Adhesive

Round Tab Punch, 1 3/8 inch circle punch and wrought iron punch.

Define your life stamp set, From the Garden stamp and Merci stamp set.

Stampin' dimensionals or scraps of rubber.

  1. Stamp the floral image on white card stock with brown Staz On ink.

  1. Use watercolor wonder crayons to lay down the color as follows.
    1. Chocolate Chip on stem.
    2. Sage Shadow, Garden Green and Old Olive on leaves.
    3. More Mustard on center.
    4. Very Vanilla to shadow the petals.

  1. Blend with an Aqua Painter.
  2. Cut out the image and adhere to Apricot Appeal prints pack paper that has been cut to 4 7/8 inches square.
  3. Cut a piece of Mellow Moss card stock to 5 3/8 inches by 10 6/8 inches and score down the center to make a square card which opens from the bottom.
  4. Punch the bottom two corners with the wrought iron corner punch. I really wish that Stampin’ Up still sold this punch. I use it on so many projects!
  5. Adhere the Apricot paper to the front of the card.
  6. Use the round tab punch to punch a tab of Close to Cocoa.
  7. Punch a 1 3/8 inch circle of prints pack Wild Wasabi.

  1. Cut the circle in half and trim each side a bit so that it fits the round tab punch as shown.

  1. Adhere the half circles to the round tab die cut.

  1. Stamp Define Your Life onto white card stock with brown Stazon ink.

  1. Trim and back with a slightly larger piece of Mellow Moss card stock. I just eyeball it!

  1. Add a dimensional to the back of the phrase and stick to the round tab die cut.

  1. Adhere phrase to card stock.

  1. On the inside I stamped the definitions that describe the person to whom I am sending the card.

  1. Stamp the butterfly on white card stock from the Merci set and color with crayons, pastels or Stampin’ Write markers.

  1. Add a dimensional to the butterfly and place on the inside of card.

Your Turn! Happy Stamping!

Monday, May 19, 2008

You Cured Yet?

I was randomly chosen for the special weekly RAK over at Split-coast Stampers. These images were sent to me by PMR. Aren't they adorable? I whipped these cards up real quick today because I really needed some get well cards. I used watercolor crayons and paper from the Stampin' Up! prints pack on Certainly Celery card stock. Yes I did CASE this from the Fall/Winter 2007 catalog. I just made a few changes. Enjoy! Now it's your turn!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

You Are So Kind


This is a card I whipped up real quick to put in a packet of cards for the teachers at my daughter's school. They were placed at each place setting at a special appreciation luncheon. Here are the supplies that you will need if you want to make a few for yourself.

Brocade Basics Stamp Set
Sentiment Stamp is Anna Griffin
Pretty In Pink Card Stock
Elegant Eggplant Card Stock
Wicker White Card Stock to line the inside writing surface
Versa Mark Watercolor ink
Lovely Lilac ink
1 3/8” circle punch
Stampin’ dimensional, pop dot or rubber stamp scrap to make the pink circles pop
Paper Cutter
Adhesive
Sewing Machine or Paper Piercing tool

Cut a pink strip 1 inch wide and stitch on a sewing machine without thread along the top and bottom edge or use a paper piercing tool.

Thanks for stopping by! Happy Stamping!

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