Showing posts with label cards. Show all posts
Showing posts with label cards. Show all posts

Saturday, August 08, 2009

I'm back and ready to stamp...

I am finally back to my stamping home, so to speak. I've been very busy working on a software upgrade project at work. The hardest work is behind me and I finally have the time and energy to do some stamping. Yipppeeeee! Sorry to those of you that may have been stopping by and not seeing anything new. I just did not have the energy to do anything stamping related.

So, here is my first project I actually created a few weeks ago when I did find a small bit of energy to stamp. It's been sitting on my table waiting to be photographed and uploaded to my blog and

I found an old Bath & Body Works bag a few weeks ago. I had it packed away in a box of "stuff" and just knew it would come in handy some day. :o) You know how that is, right? So I brought it into my stamp room and then I began scratching my head. What should I do with this thing, I thought to myself. Then it hit me. I'll make a paper bag card. Here is a photo of the back just to prove to you where it came from.

I thought Gina K Designs My Cuppa' Joe would look great with the checkered design on the bag. I pulled out some yellow paper that looks like notebook paper from my pack of K & Company Wild Saffron pack. I stamped the coffee bag and beans image directly onto the paper with blue ink that looks like ink from a pen. I used the same ink to stamp the bag on some orange pattern paper and cut it out. I glued it to the already stamped bag on the yellow piece. I colored in the beans with a brown Copic marker. I added some fun accessories, including a mini Tim Holtz paper clip I bought a while ago and never used. I also created an insert page for the front cover pocket. You can see it peeking out the side. I paper pieced the mug onto that page.

Finally, this is the inside. I just layered some card stock to the inside with some pattern paper and a strip of ribbon.

I hope you like my paper bag card. I also had a chance to play with some new Anya images I bought a few weeks ago from The Greeting Farm. I'll be sharing some fun projects I made with them tomorrow.

stamps: My Cuppa' Joe
paper: yellow piece from Wild Saffron {K & Company}, checkered bag from Bath & Body Works, orange piece {unknown}
ink: Agean Blue VersaMagic chalk ink, Copic markers, orange ink for sponging
other: large eyelets, orange ribbon, small copper brads, mini paper clip

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Doodle Bug Baby

Another card made with the cute little onesie set from Gina K Designs called Wee Tees. I colored the inner layer of the onesie with white gel pen to simulate soft fleece or cotton lining. I guess this could be for a boy or a girl since the color scheme is green and white, yet there are flowers. LOL! I've had both papers for a little while and decided I needed to use some. I like how the words from Hip Hop Accessories can be used to co-ordinate with this set.

Stamps: Wee Tees & Hip Hop Accessories {Gina K Designs}
Paper: Pure Luxury White {Gina K Designs}, Bazzil green, pattern paper {unknown}
Ink: Bamboo Leaves {Memento}
Other: Wild Wasabi Ribbon {SU}, silver button brads {MM}, white gel pen

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Smart Cookie

I had a scrap of this Bake Off paper laying on my table. I made a card using the paper as inspiration. The cookie jar and background paper is made from recycled coffee filters. I bought the paper when I first started stamping and haven't used it for a long time. You know how that goes, right? The coffee filter paper goes great with the pattern paper. I stamped several images from Have a Cookie with Baja Breeze ink onto the background coffee filter paper. And then lightly (stamping off once) stamped the chocolate chip cookie in Potter's Clay ink.

Stamps: Have A Cookie
Paper: Really Rust & Baja Breeze {SU}, Pure Luxury Ivory, coffee filter paper {unknown}, Bake Off {Flair Designs}
Ink: Rich Cocoa & Potters Clay {Memento}, Baja Breeze {SU}
Accessories: button, dew drops, Electric Effects DMC floss, striped ribbon

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Pretty in Pink

I bought this pretty pink and white fabric the other weekend. The pattern is butterflies and flowers. It's been sitting on my counter top in my stamp studio and I finally decided to use some.

I thought the fabric would make a fun little tee. So I cut a little square out of the fabric and adhered it to some Pure Luxury card stock. I stamped the little tee outline stamp onto the fabric using pink chalk ink. Adding the card stock made it sturdy enough to trim and mount onto my card. I also cut around one of the medium sized butterflies in the fabric. I mounted it to the same card stock and trimmed it. I used some foam tape on the body of the butterfly to mount it to the tee.

I also had my sewing my machine out to do some sewing for church. So I thought I should use it for some cards. :o) I chose a really neat zig-zag stitch that is made up of smaller stitches. I'm not sure if you can see the detail or not.

Stamps: Little Tees
Paper: Rose Red {SU}, Pure Luxury White {Gina K}, Playful Petals - Lucy {Daisy Bucket Designs}
Ink: Rouge Chalk Ink {Colorbox}, Pear Tart {Memento}
Accessories: pink brads, ribbon sewing machine & white thread

Saturday, May 09, 2009

Baby Boy Announcement

Although I have no children nor do I know anyone that has a baby, I just can't stop making fun little cards with the Wee Tees set from Gina K Designs. I think my favorite image to put on the onesie is the little teddy bear. Isn't he so cute? I colored the teddy's with a Prismacolor pencil and blended with baby oil. I also used a white Prismacolor pencil on for the hands, feet, ears and inside the onesie. It really stands out on the Kraft card stock. The card base is Gina K Designs' latest Pure Luxury color Chocolate Kiss. The name is so yummy and so is the super thick card stock.

Now I need to get busy making a Mother's Day card. And I sure wish this sinus infection would go away. It is really messing with my stampin' mojo. Sigh!

Stamps: Wee Tees
Paper: Chocolate Kiss Pure Luxury, Baja Breeze, Kraft
Ink & Coloring Medium: Memento Rich Cocoa & Tuxedo Black, Baja Breeze, Prismacolor pencils & baby oil with blending stump
Accessories: Dew Drops, buttons, hemp, brown grosgrain ribbon, nestabilities, colluzzle

Monday, April 27, 2009

Babies and Chocolate

I received my first real baby stamp set today. I don't have children of my own and never really stamped when my niece was a baby. So I never had a need for a baby set. But last week Gina K Designs came out with the cutest set ever. Melanie design this adorable Wee Tee set for GKD and it is fabulous. It is no secret that I absolutely adore her first two Tee sets. The Wee Tee set is just as fun. I had to have it. There are so many cute little images and words to go with the set. I think my favorite is the word "stinker". I need to use that on something very soon.

I stamped the onesie onto this adorable patterned paper. I decided to stamp baby and stitch it to make it look like an embroidered onesie. I also stitched the outline of the flower on the sleeve. Before I stitched it I reinforced the back with some clear tape. This made it study enough to stitch. I went a little crazy with the buttons. Very fun! LOL! I hope you enjoy it.

And then there is CHOCOLATE. The card base is NEW Pure Luxury Chocolate Kiss 120# card stock. It is amazing. It is darker than chocolate chip and twice as thick. Absolutely love it!

Stamps: Wee Tees, Bold Flowers
Paper: Chocolate Kiss, Kraft, Real Red
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Tea Dyed, Riding Hood Red

While I Was Camping...

I went camping this weekend and whipped up a few cards with my favorite stamps from Gina K Designs.

For this card I used my new flower shaped nestabilities dies. Very fun. The patterned paper with the clouds and the cute little owl look great on the Little Tee from Gina K Designs.

More fun with the cool patterned paper with the owls and clouds. I also love the white paper flowers from Gina K Designs. They are fun to color to match any project.

Isn't this guy just adorable. He is on a wild ride with a groovy background.

Stamping in the woods can be very inspiring. I was also able to share my supplies with my niece and she made some amazing cards for her family and friends. She even made one for me. :o)

Have a super week.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Sugar Coated Flowers

Lee posted the Potluck Friday Challenge over at and asked us to glitter up our cards. She is the queen of all things blinged out. So this challenge was not a surprise. Here is my card:

I received my flower punches from Gina K Designs on Thursday and finally had a chance to try them out. I stamped flowers from the Bold Flowers set using various Memento ink colors onto Pure Luxury White card stock. I also stamped the scalloped rectangle background with smaller stamps from the same set. I punched out the flowers using my new punches. Very easy! I found some new embossing folders made by Sizzix. The 2-pack I bought contained the paisley background you see on the card base and there was a flower background that I used to emboss the centers of my flowers. Cool, huh? I sanded the flowers slightly so make the embossing more noticeable. I coated the flowers and scalloped rectangle with glitter using my Essential Glue Pad. I added some eyelets to the center of each. And used some cool ribbon I bought on clearance somewhere (can't remember where I found that). It matches Memento's Bahama Blue quite nicely. I hope you enjoy the card and have a super Saturday.

Stamps: Bold Flowers {Gina K Designs}
Ink: Bahama Blue, Bamboo Leaves, Tangelo, & Dandelion {Memento}, Essential Glue Pad
Paper: Old Olive {SU}, Pure Luxury White {Gina K Designs}
Accessories: flower punches {Marvy}, small silver eyelets {SU}, large silver eyelet {sewing store}, blue ribbon {unknown}

Saturday, April 04, 2009

Tres Chic White Flowers

SmilynStef over at SplitCoastStampers hosts the Inspiration Challenge every Saturday. This week she gave us a link to French Bull, an online store. I chose the Felix Pattern as my inspiration. I don't think I have ever done a black and white card before. I bought some white detail embossing powder yesterday (finally) and used that with this beautiful flower stamp from Great Impressions. I also pulled out an older background stamp from SU that I have not used in a while and I used some new clear buttons. I stamped the center of the flowers onto white circles with black ink and tied them to the back of the clear buttons with black DMC embroidery floss. The card base is the super sturdy Pure Luxury Base Weight card stock from Gina K Designs. I love this card stock for card bases. I hope you are having an amazing weekend. I am off work starting Tuesday, April 7th for my birthday; and I don't return until the 14th. I can't wait for some mental health days (aka stamp till my hands cramp days).

Stamps: Great Impressions - G298, Tres Chic {SU}
Paper: Pure Luxury White, Basic Black
Ink: VersaMark & black
Accessories: white embossing powder, clear buttons, black embroidery floss, gingham ribbon, white organdy ribbon

Saturday, March 21, 2009

TripleTheSketch #49 - Love You

I just recently discovered This is my first card for the weekly sketch challenge #49. This was a fun sketch. I actually did not end up using the paper or stamped image I started out with. But I am very happy with the results of this card. I pulled out some paper, a few stamp sets and a punch that I have not used in quite a while. I just love this bright paper from K & Company. The collection is called Berry Sweet. I bought it about a year ago and haven't really used it that much, so time to dust it off and start using it again. I haven't used Unfrogettable in ages as well. I think this little frog looks so cute with the fun designs on the Berry Sweet paper. The flower beads were left over from a craft kit my mom bought several years ago. She didn't need them and gave them to me. The colors look great with the Berry Sweet Paper as well.

I was very sick Friday. I had a 100 degree temperature and came home early from work to rest. My dear sweet boyfriend stopped my after work to check in on me. He drove me to the grocery store so I could pick up a few items that I needed. Then he stayed with me to keep me company and was just very sweet. I am glad to say I feel much better today, and I am sure his presence last night helped me get better sooner. So anyway, I made this card for him to tell him how much I love him. He loves all of the cards I make using bright colors. I'm pretty sure he will like this one.

Thanks for stopping by & letting me share my little story. I hope you are having a super weekend!

Stamps: Unfrogettable & So Many Sayings {SU}, Bold Flowers {Gina K Designs}
Paper: Riding Hood Red {SU} , Pure Luxury White {Gina K Designs}, Berry Sweet {K & Company}
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Riding Hood Red & Kiwi Kiss {SU}
Accessories: Yellow Hemp, Flower Beads, Coluzzle Circle Templates, Spiral & Word Window Punches {SU}

It's been a while since I have participated in the challenges over at SplitCoastStampers. I decided today to try to do them more regularly. I stopped by the Inspiration Challenge thread hosted by SmilynStef and she gave us a link to Little Daisy Designs. The dresses on this Etsy shop are so adorable. I chose this dress as my inspiration and chose to do an apron dress card. I created the dress template to fit a standard 4.25 x 5.5 card base. I used Copic markers to color the cherries and leaves. I love how the colors remain so vivid when coloring on color card stock.

I hope you have a bright and cheery day.

Stamps: Summer Harvest {Gina K Designs}
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette, Cool Caribbean, Pure Luxury White
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: silver eyelets, Dots CB embossing folder, pink ribbon, white gel pen, Copic markers (R29 & YG63)

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Joanne posted a challenge over at to not use Nestabilities. That challenge is not too hard for me since I only have one set and haven't really used them much yet. I pulled out my colluzzle templates and made the rounded square frame by cutting out a circle and then cutting the rounded square around it. I think this would be a great card for someone praying to God for wisdom about something in their life. I hope you have a super blessed day.

Card Ingredients:
Stamps: The Best Things In Life - Gina K Designs
Paper: Green Stack - DCWV, Pure Luxury - Gina K Designs, Wild Wasabi - Stampin' Up!
Ink: Chocolate Chip - Stampin' Up!, Tea Dye Distress Ink - Ranger
Accessories: white brads, colluzle templates, circle cutter - Fiskars

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Never Felt So Soft Card

I picked up some American Crafts stuff at Big Lots on Friday night. One of the cool things I found was containers of felt pieces. I bought a container of Vanilla, White and Chocolate felt pieces in the shapes of rectangle tags, scalloped corners, hearts, and birds. I used one of the vanilla rectangle tags under the sentiment. I cut a scalloped corner piece in half to use as a wing on one of the chocolate birds. I used one of the silhouette flower stamps from Elegant Flowers Gina K Designs. I used Chocolate Chip and Pink Pirouette card stock from Stampin' Up. The vanilla is Pure Luxury Gina K. I used the Threading Water border punch for the bottom piece. I used some Chocolate Taffeta Ribbon also from Stampin' Up! The aged copper brads are from Floral Frenzy Kit Gina K Designs.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Another Digital Layer Card

Gina K Designs had a new release Thursday night. Gina is now offering digital paper in her store. The digital paper I used for this card is from a free set designed by Emily Giovanni. I layered the pieces in photoshop and printed it out onto Gina K Pure Luxury White. I trimmed it to 4 inches and layered it onto Basic Black. I stamped the hippo from Hip Hop Accessories Gina K Designs using Memento Tuxedo Black. I colored her in with a Prismacolor black colored pencil and OMS. I used a pink Copic marker for her toe nails and inner ear. I cut her out and attached her with 3M foam tape to add dimension. I used a white flower from the Floral Frenzy Kit Gina K Designs. I stamped the leaves on some green Basic Grey paper with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored the inner part of the leaf with a Prismacolor marker {limepeel}. I stamped the word friend from Tee Talk Gina K Designs using pink chalk ink. Then I added a few rhinestone for bling.

Can you believe this card only has 3 layers if you include the little hippo? I like using the digital papers this way because it saves and I don't have to trim them all and worry about getting them straight.
I made this card for March Release Challenge #3 over in the Gina K Design member forum at Splicoast.

Monday, March 09, 2009

Classic Pink & Gray

I made this card for both the Weekend Sketch Challenge # 71 hosted by Sharon Harnist and for the Color Challenge over at The color challenge posted by Theresa was to use pink with a neutral color. I always seem to pair pink with chocolate, so I decided to use a different neutral color. I chose Basic Gray and Going Gray. The PP is from the Floral Frenzy Digital Paper Kit Gina K Designs. I used Copic Markers for the coffee cup: E00 - Skin White, E57 - Light Walnut, & R11 - Pale Cherry Pink. The coffee mug stamp is from my cuppa' joe Gina K Designs and the sentiment is from Autumn Leaves Gina K Designs.

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Good Things From God

I was viewing this blog post on Jessica Knutsen's blog yesterday and loved the white flowers on Pacific Point. I really like Pacific Point but can't seem to use it very often. So I decided to case the card on her blog and this is what I came up with.

I used the stamps from Floral Frenzy Gina K Designs . I stamped the small and large lilly outline stamps in White Versafine ink onto the Pacific Point card stock. I also used the new set that I won from one of the challenges on; The Best Things In Life Gina K Designs. I love this set. I stamped a small lilly onto Pure Luxury White card stock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I colored it in using Copic Y38 Honey & Copic YR16 Apricot. I added a little white organdy ribbon to two of the corners and mounted on a white base made from Pure Luxury 120 lb. weight White card stock.

Saturday, March 07, 2009

Sweet Cupcake Birthday Goodness

I never know what to get for my sister as a gift for any holiday. Our family has a Walmart versus Target rivalry. I love Target and I can't stand going to Walmart. The rest of my family love Walmart and thinks that Target is too expensive. I needed to get some sort of gift card for her birthday and thought it would nice of me (quite sacrificial actually) to get the gift card from Walmart. My boyfriend also loves Walmart so I took him along for moral support when I bought the gift card. He actually contributed to the amount on the too. Now what I thought was really cool is the Rub and Sniff cards they have. I was an 80's child who loved to collect scratch and sniff stickers, so this intrigued me. LOL! So you rub the gift card and it really does smell like cupcake goodness. Wow! So this is the card that I had to get. I decided to make a cupcake card/gift card holder to go with it.

I'll start with the inside of the card since the card is made for the gift card. I used my clear set called Birthday Cupcake Inkadinkadoo. All of the Patterned Paper is from Basic Grey Cupcake 6 x6 paper pad. I used Stampin' Up Riding Hood Red for the card base and mattes.

I stamped a small cupcake. I colored the icing with Copic E57 Light Walnut, it is a nice chocolate color. I colored the cherry with Copic R29 Lipstick Red. I added Stickles to the icing and paper pieced the liner. I popped the message panel up using 3M foam tape. I made sure I left just enough room for the gift card to slide underneath. The foam tape holds the gift card in place. I created a little circle tag and adhered that to the end of the card with the same 3M foam tape. This makes it easier to pull the card out. I stamped the little cookies and For You sentiment using stamps from Have a Cookie Gina K Designs.

For the front of the card; I colored the cake of the cupcake with Copic E57 Light Walnut, again such a nice chocolate color. I colored the icing with Copic E53 Raw Silk. I added red Dew Drops to the icing and then coated the icing with Stickles. I paper pieced the cupcake liner and used the same paper for the circle behind the button. Happy Birthday Sentiment is from Owl Always Love You Gina K Designs.

So here is my yummy cupcake card for my sister's birthday. Oh and shhh, don't tell anyone I told you but she is now the big 3-0. LOL! She is younger than me, but it is a milestone.

Monday, March 02, 2009

Sweet Miss Anya

I received my Miss Anya stamps from The Greeting Farm in the mail last week. They are absolutely adorable and so much fun to color. I only have a few Copic markers, but after receiving these cute stamps, I place an order for more markers from They are on their way here as I write this entry. I can't wait to get them.

Here is my first card with Little Miss Anya holding her purse. I used some beautiful Basic Grey Offbeat PP for this card. The card stock is from a pack I bought a while ago from AC Moore. It is recycle paper and is a very nice weight. I wish they did not stop selling it. The chocolate and sage colors match the Basic Grey PP perfectly.

I added a touch of Sakura glitter pen to her eye shadow for some sparkle. I also had to add some rhinestones to her purse and headband.

Well, it is snowing here and I decided to take a snow day from work. So off to see what else I can come up with.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Can You Guess How Many Layers I Used?

It's a trick question. Although it looks like 8 different layers, it is actually only 2. Yes 2!!

Although I've actually done this before I had not used digital elements for quite some time. Well over at Melanie posted a super cool card this morning showing that you can layer the papers on your computer and print. This would solve the issue for those of us that can't use less than a million layers on our cards and want to send them in the mail.

So how did I do it?

I used digital patterned paper from the Floral Frenzy Kit. I used shadows for each of my photoshop layers to make it look more realistic. I used the oval selection tool to 'cut out' the brown oval and then used the oval shape tool to make a white oval. I also pulled the yellow color from the yellow PP to make the plain yellow matte. But look closely; it is textured. Yep, I used the texturizer tool to make it burlap textured. Once I had all of my layers set in Photoshop, I printed it out on Gina K Pure Luxury White 80lb. card stock. I trimmed it down. Then I stamped the flowers from Framed Flowers using the thumping technique in the white square box. I stamped the sentiment from Thinking of You with Dark Brown Chalk Ink in the oval. I added some Chocolate Taffeta Ribbon and a few Dew Drops. I mounted the digital/stamped layer onto a Always Artichoke 4 1/4" square card base. Always Artichoke matches the green paper in the pack very nicely.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Crocheted Flowers and Digital Paper

I was reading a thread over at SplitCoastStampers the other week about women who were trying to make their own flowers like the crocheted flowers in the new Stampin' Up catalog. I was intrigued. I cannot crochet to save my life, but my mom can. :o) So the light bulb was illuminated. I printed some of the directions shared and bought some yarn and crochet thread. I took everything to my mom and she made me some gorgeous flowers. I finally had a chance to use one of them. Here is a card using a double layer pink flower. I added a 1/2" white circle with a chocolate brown brad and a little pink rhinestone in the middle. Oh, and that gorgeous PP is from a new digital paper pack from Gina K Designs. She just opened a new site called and she will be releasing kits throughout the year. This digital paper pack is a part of her first kit Floral Frenzy. I of course ordered mine right away. I can't wait to get it. She is offering this paper pack and one other for free. So head on over to her blog to get yours and while you are there you better order your kit.