Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Romantic Therapy

My Rubber Romance order came yesterday. I actually came home, sick, yesterday, and didn't empty out the mailbox. My darling husband brought in the mail this morning (it was 26-below outside, this morning). And a package from Rubber Romance was in the mail! Yippee! I had to stay home again, today. I was so wiped out when I woke up this morning, and my sinuses are wreaking havoc. So, I stayed in bed and mounted the stamps on EZ Mount. After eating some lunch, I stamped a couple of images, cut them out, and colored while watching movies in bed. I'm not too jazzed about the final card, but I did like playing a little bit.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Chocolate and Pink are the order of the day

I made a set of three cards using pink and brown as my primary color theme. I've been 'blue' for the past weekend. I haven't been feeling well, so off to the studio I go to cheer myself up. It's amazing what a diversion cardmaking can be. I turned on the XM radio on my computer and just lost myself in cardmaking, today. Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Using my scrap paper stash

Doesn't this Panda look like he's wearing a Hawaiian shirt? The stamp is by Stampin Up. I used Paper Studio paper for this card.

I've had these stamps by Curtis Uyeda for some four years now. I don't use them all the time; and in the past, I've colored the frame of the screens as well as the woman's robe. This time, I stamped the screens and the woman twice. Once on cream cardstock and again on scrap paper. The papers I used for this project are from the Far East collection. I also have a ton of prima flowers sitting on my shelf, so I added them to this card as a final touch.

This stamp is by PSX. I stamped it twice. Once on Basic Grey paper, and then again on scrap floral paper.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day!

This is the card I made for my wonderful, wonderful husband, Sean. It's perfect for him. LOL! I want to wish all of my friends a Happy Valentine's Day. I hope you receive all the love in the world you truly deserve!

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Changing my lenses

One of my favorite quotes is by Marcel Proust:

"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes."

I looked at my collection of rubber stamps, and this is one of the very first ones I've owned. It's by Rubber Romance. Typically, I just stamp it on cardstock, black shirt and all. This time, I gave her a wardrobe change. Using my xacto knife, I cut her a new top out of script patterned paper. I stamped her jeans on 'denim' pp, and cut that out also, with my xacto knife. I fell in love with this paper by Basic Grey when I first saw it, but to be honest, didn't know what to do with it. When I started cutting and coloring this chic lady, I knew that this paper, that I had tucked away for so long, was perfect for this project. I think I may send this into a magazine for consideration. Hmmmm........

Saturday, February 9, 2008

It's the "S" word again! LOL!

I know. I know. I've probably broken every rule die-hard cardmakers/rubber stampers have. Yes. I've used stickers again. heheheheh. But these beauties are by K & Co. This is probably why I'm so inspired by them. I've seen stickers, and then there are these K & Co stickers. They are beautiful! I made this set of cards for the May Flood Card Swap on the Stamp Shack.

This is a pocket card. I used a sentiment stamp set by Stampin Up and Boho Blossoms stamps also. I ran half of the purple "pocket" through my Cuttlebug, using a floral embossing folder. The white tag pulls out, and that is where I plan to write my greeting. I used the Stampin Up slit punch as well as a single-hole punch to create the scalloped border.

The sentiment on this card is by Heidi Grace stamps. The pink panel in the center is Bazzil Bling. I LOVE the shine on this cardstock. I used my Stampin Up wheel on the blue cardstock (background) to create the flourish pattern.

Lots of purple on this card. Sentiment is by Papertrey Ink. I may have gone overboard with the flowers on this card, but isn't it so cheerful?

Aaaahhh......yellow. I love this sentiment by Paper Inspirations. I use it a lot. I wanted the flower to blend into the background, but the layers give it enough depth to make it standout.

Finally, I wanted to create a really simple card. Simple layout, simple to create. The stamp is one of Michael's dollar stamps.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Les Papillions

I couldn't pass up these awesome stickers and paper by K & Company. It's the Wild Saffron set. Combined with stamps by The Angel Company (TAC) and Stampin Up, I was able to make this collection of cards for the Flood Card Swap on the Stamp Shack.

I still like running my chalk inkpad around the edges. I think it really makes each layer stand out.

I got the idea to add the 'little dots' from the sticker sheet by K & Co. I thought it was cute to see the 'trail' the butterfly and ladybug were leaving behind.

For this card, I used the Mega Scalloped Circle Punch and the Super-Jumbo Circle Punch by Marvy-Uchida. I punched small circles on the scalloped circle to give it more dimension. I used Stampin Up flower stamps (One of a Kind set) and the Stampin Up boho blossoms punch on this card, also.

I continued to use flower stamps (One of a Kind set) and the boho blossoms punch by Stampin Up on these cards: