Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Happy Birthday!

Hello! Today's card is for the color challenge on splitcoast (Certainly Celery, Baja Breeze and Bashful Blue) and it is also a birthday card for my brother. Today is my brother's birthday. Since he doesn't read my blog, I can share his card with you before I give it to him without ruining the surpise. I saw this card and I really like the idea of it, so I decided to try it using the colors from the challenge. I figured they were good boyish colors. I took a bunch of different stamps from the On Your Birthday set and stamped them in Baja Breeze on the Crumb Cake cardstock. I used the Polka Dot embossing folder on the Certainly Celery piece. Then I added another sentiment on the tag from the Lots of Tags sizzlets die. I cut out 3 candles in Bashful Blue from Party This Way and added some dazzling diamonds to the flames for a little sparkle. Then I finished it off with a Baja Breeze button. I hope you like it!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Another Sneak Peek

Hello! I have another sneak peek from On the Grow. I used the flower image again from the set. I have been in a coloring mood lately and I just love coloring these flowers. I am doing a swap with about 30 ladies so I used this set for my swap. You'd think I'd be tired of coloring this image 30 times but surprisingly not so much. Once all the ladies receive their swap, I'll post it here. In the meantime, you'll just have to check out today's card. I did a card for Easter to give to my mom. Easter isn't a holiday that you would normally send cards for but I use any occasion to send a card. I stamped the Pink Pirouette piece with the Dot, Dot, Dot stamp and sponged it. Then I stamped the Soft Suede piece with the top portion of the flower stamp in versamark and sponged that as well. I used markers to color in the flowers. I added some pearls to the flowers and added Old Olive ribbon. I love how this came out and I love these colors together. Enjoy!

Friday, April 15, 2011

On the Grow - Scooter

TGIF!! I am so glad it's Friday and the weekend is about to start. I just hope the day goes fast today. We have a wedding to attend tomorrow and then hopefully some relaxation on Sunday. Although I have a million things to do around the house like cleaning and what not. But that is just not fun! Today's card is another sneak peek from the summer mini. It's another image from the On the Grow set. I originally got this set for the flower image that I posted the other day but I think I like the bike too. It's different than most of the other stamp sets I have. I stamped the bike in Stazon, then I colored it in with various markers. It's hard to tell in the photo but the bike seat is cut out and popped up on dimensionals. I stamped the Dot, Dot, Dot stamp on the Soft Suede background. The DSP is from the Greenhouse Gala collection. I then added some Baja Breeze seam binding and a red button. The white bow on the red button is also a sneak peek. It's the new bakers twine from the summer mini. The twine was actually much softer than I thought it was going to be but it was great to work with. I hope you like today's card. Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Sneak Peek - On the Grow

Wow, it's been quite a while since I've posted. I haven't been doing anything crafty lately. I've been feeling out of the crafty loop. The creative juices haven't been flowing. I even got some new things last week and didn't have any desire to use them... I know, crazy right?!?! But I decided last night that I need to sit down and try to get back into it. So for not doing anything for almost 2 weeks, I think this card came out ok. I used a new set that will be in the Summer Mini which comes out May 1st. The set is called On the Grow. The flower and sentiment are from that set. It's hard to tell in the photo but the 2 flowers with pearls on them are popped up on dimensionals. I used my blender pens and markers to color everything in. Then I gave everything a vintage look with some sponging. I used the damask image from Bliss on the main image panel and on the Concord Crush piece (you can't really see it in the photo). I used the music notes wheel on the Crumb Cake background. Then I finished things off with some Early Espresso tafetta ribbon. I hope you like it!