Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Thinking of You!

This is a 'thinking of you' card for a friend who's going through some difficult times.   I've taken a Technique Tuesday card class at CKC last year and learned a few techniques that I found myself going back to all the time, including stamping multiple times without re-inking to get primary and secondary images, paper piecing and more....  I used the same set of stamps in the class to create the background, but changed up the colours and added the flowers, the little birdie and the borders. 

The colours are from this week's PDCC Challenge #83.

Thanks for looking!

Supplies List:
Imaginisce Patterned Paper
Technique Tuesday Long Stemmed Sentiments
Technique Tuesday Black Ink
Cat's Eye Black Ink (distressing)
Fiskars Threading Water Punch

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Congrats! My Grads!

This is that time of the year!  We've got high school grads, college grads, and don't forget those little kindergarten grads!  Congrats to all of you!

This congratulations card is made with patterned paper as a background.  The stamping is also done on patterned paper, giving the images some colours that easily match with the background.  It takes a little bit of patience to cut out the flowers, but it's worth the work when they are set against a darker background and gives a very nice border effect.  I really love this patterned paper so I try to show more of it by keeping the foreground simple.

This card fits the current DeNami Product Challenge #8.  It's a fun challenge!

Supplies List:
DeNami Small Bold Hibiscus
Technique Tuesday Brown Ink
Basic Grey Kioshi Patterned Paper

Ranger Ink Stickles

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Happy Graduation!

This is a Graduation Card made with the fun colours of the Play Date Cafe Challenge PDCC82.  I stamped the card with a small flower stamp that matches the patterned paper and added the borders and ladybug.  


Supplies List:
Basic Grey Patterned Paper (Origins; Urban Prairie)
K & Company Sticker (Wild Saffron)
Studio G Stamp
Technique Tuesday Ink

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Sunshine for Kelly

This is a keepsake box for Kelly.. my sunshine girl who lights up the lives of those around her.  She likes bright colours and butterflies too, so I chose this paper from the Mariposa stack for her.  I hope it'll help brighten up her day too!

I started out with a basic white paper box from Michael's.  I used mod podge to glue the papers on and added the embellishments.  The flowers are also from Michael's.  I detached the flowers from the stems and arranged them on the box and glued them down using a glue gun.  Kelly loves metal too, so I added a touch of metal, some retro flower pins and a watch face embellishment.  The monogram is a rhinestone letter from Michael's $1 spot.

Supplies List:
DCWV Mariposa Collection
Ashland Spring Floral Bushes
Basic Grey Fibers
Making Memories Metal Charm and Flower Pins

Friday, May 13, 2011

Thank You!

Since I have fallen ill, I have been receiving many get well wishes and gifts from my friends.  I am really moved and started making cards to send back my thankful thoughts...   The DeNami Sketch Challenge #8 is perfect for this card.

I stamped the tulips on the patterned paper and coloured them, and added a little bit of Stickles on it.  The sentiment is matted and attached by foam stickers to give it a bit more dimension.

Supplies List:
Making Memories Patterned Paper
DeNami Small Tulip Stamp
Technique Tuesday Black Ink
Copic Markers
Ranger Stickles Glue

Sunday, May 8, 2011

DeNami May Girly Girl Blog Hop

Hello, everyone!  Welcome to DeNami's May Blog Hop!   If you are following the blog hop, you must have seen the wonderful creation of Ruza Rebel!   If you missed the previous blog stops, you can hop back over to the DeNami Blog to start from the beginning.  You have until May 9, 2011 11:59pm PST to leave comments on all the blogs in order to be eligible to receive one of the two $20 DeNami gift certificates.  Winners will be chosen randomly.  Good luck!

As for the card I'd like to share, I had a TON of fun making it!   I bought a few Mimi stamps to use on my layouts to document a girlfriend trip I did during a 'milestone year'.  But these stamps are great for cards as well!  Here's my project:

I stamped and coloured the image and matted it with layers of patterned paper that reminded me of a Spring garden.  I also used a sparkly gel pen to accent the hair, the dress and the furniture.  I had fun adding pearl accents to the card to give it a little bit more girliness... 

Thanks again for joining us at the hop!   Your next stop is the talented Tenia Nelson.  Have fun hopping!

Supplies List:
DeNami Mimi and Maddie Stamp
Basic Grey patterned paper
Recollections rhinestone
Fiskars water threading punch
Copic Markers

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Black and White Chic for Rhonda

This is a keepsake box I made for Rhonda.  She likes black and white, bird cages and butterflies... so I decided to use the black and white pages from the Mariposa stack that I got as a gift from a great friend of mine.   I would like to create an elegant look, so I chose embellishments that are classic and complement the journal spot that is featured on the box cover.

I started out with a basic white paper box from Michael's.  I used mod podge to glue the papers on and added the embellishments.  The flowers are also from Michael's.  I detached the flowers from the stems and arranged them on the box and glued them down using a glue gun.  The black centers are adhesive rhinestones.  I added some pearls around the flowers.  The monogram is a rhinestone letter from Michael's $1 spot.   I could not find an 'R', so I bought a 'B' and did a little surgery to make it into an 'R'.

I chose the birdcage paper to line the inside of the box because Rhonda likes birdcage also.  These papers work really well together.

This is the box that took me the longest to make, because I had to line the whole box with black paper.  I'm also learning how to use mod podge carefully so as not to leave too many marks on the paper and it does take some practice.


Supplies List:
DCWV Mariposa Collection
Jenni Bowlin Embellished Butterflies
Ashland Spring Floral Bushes
K&Co Elegance Gems
Recollections Adhesive Pearls

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Happy Mother's Day Card

This week's Play Date Cafe Challenge with Sarah Anderson (PDCC79) features the colours red, lime and grey.  This wonderful palette is perfect for a Mother's Day card I'm making for my mother-in-law.  She likes more traditional designs so I went with a relatively simple one.

I layered lime and red patterned paper on the grey cardstock, and stamped butterflies in lime on white cardstock.  For the accent, I used my newly purchased diecut to make the fun rosette.  The Mother's Day sentiment is stamped on white cardstock and cut out careful to make the center of the rosette.  I chose a traditional red ribbon because this is something my mother-in-law would like.   To jazz it up a bit, I used red and white stickles to add a bit of bling to this traditional card.

An early Happy Mother's Day to all of you!  Thanks for looking!!!   I'm hoping to get some craft time this weekend to make more layouts and cards.

Supplies List:
Studio G Stamps
Technique Tuesday Black Ink
SEI, Basic Grey Patterned paper
Sizzix Tim Holtz Rosette Die Cut
Ranger Ink Stickles

Easter Recap (Thank You card)

It has been a blessed weekend.. even though I am still feeling sick, my family had a great time colouring eggs, egg-hunting, enjoying fellowship time with our friends and attended a few Easter service and activities at church.  I was able to bake a little here and there, and rested most of the weekend. 

I joined the SBB's Easter challenge to make a Spring themed card, and waited a few days ago to complete it due to my illness.  This is Joy's challenge, and I chose the theme 'thankful' because I have so many friends to thank for their prayers and thoughts while I struggle with my illness.

For the background, I chose a few Spring themed papers.  I stamped the image on white cardstock and double matted it.  This is my first card using the new Copic markers that I bought after taking a fabulous class at CKC by Clear and Simple Stamps.  I had fun colouring the image in order to match the background papers.

Supplies List:
Making Memories Patterned Paper
Studio G clear stamps
Technique Tuesday black ink
Cat's Eye ink