Monday, January 26, 2009

Swap Cards

Ok, it's been almost a week since I did anything - sorry, been building a wedding invitation on my Cricut - can you believe it?!?!? I'll post it when I get one done.

Here is another favorite card from the swap! It uses our Unforgettable paper kit - (I have a cute bird card coming to this blog soon done in this paper!!) The stamp set is Kanji Phrases - I debated about this set, but after seeing cards like these - I love it! Chocolate ink was used and that is blush cardstock - not ribbon! Great layout. Thanks Sarah for making this card!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Swap Cards

Here's another great 6x6 card from the swap. It's using Dainty Thoughts stamp set. It has our new paper kit Unforgettable which I love and just ordered more of! Sparkles that look like diamonds (and we know that those are my best friends!) The creator of this cards was Tahne T.6x6

Swap Cards

This stamp set is Ms. Sweetheart - I love our new Ms. sets (there is 3 of them!) This card was done by Dawn R. from our group. I think the photo is fuzzy. I love these papers too - I'm like "do we have that?" Yes, it's Creative Basics Emporium! You can't tell, but she used Liquid Glass for the bubbles above the glasses and Prisima Glitter to make them sparkle! The Creative Basics kit comes with ribbon and 12 sheets of each of the B&T paper - great for big projects like this one was!

Swap Cards

Here is some of the cards from the swap I joined - they came in last night!

This uses You Did It! stamp set C1351. This card was made by Corinna M. from our group. The top pulls out and has slots for adding a gift card or money - what a great gift! She stamped the images on different paper colors and cut them out and added them to the blocks. The star paper is from Game On paper kit. It was the first one I pulled out of the bag and just loved it - gotta get directions for the card! Thanks for looking - let me know what you think.

Friday, January 9, 2009

I'm bad. I broke down and bought Nestibilities. I told myself I have the Cricut and the Cuttlebug, I don't need those dies, but I got one set and I'm hooked! I found a company on Amazon is selling them for around $13 a set ($25.95 at the local Hobby store) and if you spend enough (you don't need to hear the details) shipping is free! I wasn't sure about the Heart set with scalloped edges til I brought it home and played with it. I cut out 3 hearts from Colonial White cardstock. Using my finger, I took baby pink chalk and rubbed it on the edges of the paper so that the embossing shows up. When you layer them on top of each other it's looks 3D (don't know if the photos do it justice.) Now to come up with a Valentine card for it. The paper it's sitting on for the photo is from That's Amore paper kit that just came out this month.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Brayer Work

So, I found this site where this lady does some fabulous things with a brayer and I'm decided to stay up to 1:30am the last 2 nights and see if I can do it and here is the results. Monday night my results were not so good. The brayer left lines and colors were very dull.

Tuesday night I improved! I got the colors to blend and got rid of the lines, but I think my color selections were a little off. I think if I can get the right color combos this should get better looking. The thing you have to remember is the inks break down a little and change when brayering. Let me know what you think! This has 5 different colors brayered, white and clear embossing, black marker and white marker outlines and stamping.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Snail Mail

Ok, so here is my snail mail card!

I used Topiary & Sweet Leaf inks. The stamp set is FUN TIMES B1309. It has snails, frogs and turtles and the cute little leaf that I used to create the border. I stamped Sweet Leaf leaves (hee hee) on the edge of the card and then a second row above it in Topiary ink. I cut out the tips of the Sweet leaf row so that the Chocolate cardstock I put inside the card showed thru. (Now in no way did I come up with card idea by myself).

I took the snail and stamped it in both Topiary & Sweet Leaf inks and then cut out the body of the Topiary snail and gluded it over the other. I used Chocolate cardstock & Topiary cardstock for the squares. The yellow stripe paper is from Let's Get Together Paper Kit. Love the stripes and the colors.

The words Snail Mail is done with the CLASSROOM Alphabet set (D1303) - remind you of 1st Grade? You have to check out this stamp set - so cute, can't wait for my daughter to start writing her letters and numbers! It has the lines for writing words - you'll understand when you see it!


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