Sunday, March 25, 2007

Neato Pocket Card

I got the most gorgeous RAK from DawnL in my mail on Friday. I kept staring and kept staring and couldn't figure out how to make it! Finally I looked in her gallery on SCS and found the card she had sent me and followed a link to another gallery and voila! There were the directions for this nifty little pocket card.

Supplies: DCWV Old World 8x8 paper stack, TAC CS in dark green, SU! Very Vanilla. All inks by Stewart superior pallete hybrid inks (Sorry, I don't know the colors because they arent on the spots!!!! My durn labels faded. :( ), SU! Definately Decorative Grapes set.

Wow....I got this set from eBay and it had never seen ink before! Apparently it has been retired for a while....I dunno. I just felt like making something that had to do with grapes to inspire me to finish the bottle labels for my boyfriends wine that he makes!

I love how this has a little pocket inside. Dawn put a little bit of CS with a note on it in mine, but I bet it could be a great gift card holder or something too!

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Birthday Invitation

Yep. That's my mom. She was 17 when this picture was taken and she is still this beautiful, just 33 years older. Well, she will be on April 3.

I used 5x5 Fabriano notecards and envelopes for this invitation. Stampin' Up! Creamy Caramel ink, Art of Life stamp set, Very Vanilla and Creamy Caramel cardstock, and Ivory organdy ribbon.

I used a Coluzzle to cut the hole in the card and printed the photo on vellum paper. My best friend and I stamped the flower and leaves from Art of Life onto the cut paper with Creamy Caramel ink then attached the photo with a vellum tape runner.

The inside of the invitation is printed on Very Vanilla cardstock using a creamy caramel color from the list of RGB to SU! colors. I layered the VV on a piece of Creamy caramel and then adhered them inside. I didn't take a photo cause I totally didn't feel like photoshopping all of that out....please forgive.

It needed something, so I whipped a little bow with ivory organdy ribbon onto it and voila! Nice, eh?

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

New goodies

I quit my job at Michaels today, and she asked me to stay on a bit longer for a few things, and so I agreed to do so. Mainly for the discount, honestly...but I love my boss there and I love working with her! It was a hard decision to make, but I think I made the right choice since re-enactment season is coming up and I am getting promoted at my regular job! Yeah!

Anyway. I had to go back to Michaels tonight because I realised I was completely out of MonoAdhesive roller and I needed it to finish the invitations to my mom's 50th birthday party next month. I will post those when they are completely done and up tommorrow!

So I was one of those rude idiots on the phone the whole time while I was shopping for adhesive, wandered a bit and ended up with this handful of pretties. I love the ribbon, but I was restraining myself because I am taking a trip to Toronto this weekend and so want to hit the bead shops on Queen money, more beads. Yeah!

I made a decision about these little clear stamps and the blocks. I am going to buy up a bunch of the stamps and the blocks, a black ink pad, stamp scrubber and cleaner, and a box of plain, pre-made cards and put them all in a nice basket for my BFF. I'm getting her hooked, slowly and surely....that might just put her over the edge. Maybe....*evil grin*

Monday, March 12, 2007

Stamp Club

CS: Confetti White CS, Green Galore (I think....), Glossy White. Ink: Versamark, spectrum pad. Accessories: Clear EP, white organdy ribbon. Stamps: butterfly of Happiness, SU!

So this was my first brayering experience and my first time trying the Joseph's Coat technique. I am a little brayer illiterate! And spectrum pad illiterate.....ah well. Despite the fact that we did not have an embossing buddy, I think this turned out well!

First we inked up the brayer with the spectrum pad and rolled it over the glossy cardstock. Let it dry, it didnt take long, then stamped the butterflies with versamark and powdered them with clear EP and heated it up. Then I brayered a dark blue (I can't remember the color, I'm sorry!) over that and buffed the ink off of the flutterbyes. Then embellish! I think that was how it went....I hope.....:D

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Best Fishes

All schtuff by Stampin' Up! Paper/Ink: Certainly Celery, Tempting Turquois, Cool Carribean, Whisper White. Stamps: Very Punny, Art is Life, Linen BG. Mini Brads by Spare Parts.

Right, so I needed to make a card for my granparents anniversary this Friday (51 years and still strong) and this is what I came up with. I used Laura's Color Combo Site to come up with this combo, but I am not sure how I feel about it yet. I found the layout on SCS a while back, but honestly, I can't remember which sketch challenge it was!

Stamped Linen BG with Certainly Celery on the CC CS and sponged the edges with the same ink. Tied the Celery organdy ribbon around the Tempting Turquoise CS and glued it down. I felt that the Cool Carribean panels needed some oompf so I stamped CC on the CS with the rough stamp from Art of Life...insta oompf!

Stamped the fishes from Very Punny with Basic Black on Whisper White then watercolored with a Niji Aquabrush and pad ink. Punched out with a one inch circle punch and glued the whole shebang down! Nifty, eh?