Thursday, January 29, 2009

Eternal Love

I was ready to move on to Valentine's Day cards and then we were hit with another snow and ice storm! I decided to combine the two on this card. I have owned this stamp for a few years and still love it every time I pull it out and stamp it. This is the first time I have colored it with my Copics though.

A good friend suggested that I try Techno Stamper's Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge. This card is for this week's sketch, TSSC #54. It was a really fun sketch to do, Thanks Mary-Jo for inviting others, like me, to join in on the fun! I am already looking forward to the next one.

Some of the colors on the card are off a bit. The DP paper is actually a bit pinkier and brighter. It looks washed out here. There is also Shimmerz on the snow part of the snow people, the heart and around the edge of the circle and the sentiment. I just can't seem to catch it with the camera. SU glitter is at the edge of the snow and the shadows around the heart. The dots on the paper came glittered already. The whole card sparkles a lot IRL.

Stamps: Impression Obsession and SU
Inks: Memento, Versafine, SU Pink Pirouette and Copics
CS: CTMH textured white, SU Pixie Pink, Neenah white and DP Making Memories
Accessories: MS gemstone sticker heart, Nesties, CB Embossing folder, Shimmerz, SU Glitter and Corner Punch , misc. brads and Signo pen

I hope you enjoyed this card. I am definitely moving on to more Valentine and anything but snow cards, so check back soon!

Thanks for looking,

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Don's Birthday Card

Tomorrow is my husband's birthday! This week has been one that I would like to forget about. One of the children that I am in charge of at school decided that he hates school and is not going to come anymore. If he does come he is not going to do any work. That is what I heard all week because he wasn't feeling well. It definitely takes a toll on my week because it is a constant struggle mentally to get him to do any work. So when I would get home I was too wiped out to do any creating. I knew I had to get Don's card done and I really wanted it to come out nice for him.
I worked all day today on it while he was out of the house and this is what it looked like when it was finished.

It took a couple of tries with the Copics before I thought the boots looked like the color of my husband's workboots. I love using my Just Rite stamps with the rectangle block. I never would have found a stamp that said to my huband! I just spaced it so that I could stamp wonderful (SU ) between the Just Rite stamps. All of the CS was stamped with the SU plaid backround stamp for some texture.

It looks like I used gold brads all over the card but they are something cool that I found at Michaels. They are called rhinestone stickers. They look and feel like metal brads and they come in silver, gold and pearls and they are self stick. There are a lot on the sheet and the come in three different sizes on the sheet, fairly cheap too! So much easier that brads.

Stamps: SU and Just Rite Stamps
CS: SU More Mustard, Close to Cocoa, White used for Copic coloring and DP: Memory
Box (I think)
Ink: SU Close to Cocoa, Old Olive, Memento black and Copics
Accessories: SU punch, SU gold ribbon, Class A Peel stickers, Rhinestone stickers and misc. clip

I have some of the day to play tomorrow so I am hoping to do some Valentine cards. It will be here before I know it!

Thanks for looking!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Snowpile Fun

This is a new stamp that I just got from Whipper Snapper. I don't have any "snowballs" just snowmen so I couldn't resist how cute they looked. After I colored them with Copics I then painted the snow parts of them with Angel Wings Shimmerz to make them sparkle like new snow in the sun. I glittered the snow on the ground to set it apart from them. The swirls on the DP paper are shiny silver so I sponged the edges of the stamped image with Cool Carribean them painted Silver Bells Shimmerz over it, that way it would bring out the DP paper silver. The card ended up with a lot of shimmer and shine! The whole card went together pretty quick which is unusual for me.

Stamps: Whipper Snapper
Inks: SU Cool Carribean, Memento Black and Copics
Paper: CS- SU Cool Carribean, White and DP- S.E.I.
Accessories: Shimmerz, Paper Shaper Snowflake Punch, Cuttlebug Embossing Swirls, Nesties, Michael's Snowflake Ribbon, SU Silver Cording and Glitter, MM Silver Brads and Silver Snowflake Charm

I have lots more new stamps that I haven't played with yet so check back soon!
Thanks for looking,

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Build a Snowman

It is yet another SNOWY day in New England! It would be a perfect time to build a snowman but the snow outside is the fluffy kind so I guess I'll have to build one inside. Actually I started this one in Vermont and never quite finished it until this weekend.

The snowman is a CTMH stamp set that lets you build it yourself. The set is owned by my friend Kerry and she let me play with it when we went on a stamping weekend in Vermont. I really liked the set because of all the choices it gave you. I like the DP paper that I used on the back round so I stamped the hat, scarf and mittens on it and cut them out. I didn't like the mittens on the ends of the sticks so I put the sparkle fiber around the neck of the snowman and hung the mittens from that just like when I was little and our mittens ran through the sleeves of our coat on yarn that was knitted as part of our mittens that were handmade for us. Didn't everyone have a pair of these so you couldn't lose your mittens? Am I dating myself?

This card opens a little different than others that I've made, the white part of the card is what opens and it is layered on the DP paper and Night of Navy CS just to change the look a bit.

I hope this card brought back a nice winter memory for you like it did for me.

Stamps: CTMH
Ink: Black Versafine, SU Bliss Blue, Only Orange and Brown Marker
CS: SU Night of Navy, GP White and DP Dream Street
Accessories: Sparkle Fiber, Icicles Stickles, white pompom and rhinestones

I just got a new bunch of Whipper Snapper stamps (5 of them are snowmen, I just couldn't resist). So if you like snowmen like me check back to see what I do with them!

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Boy have I got some great blog prizes to tell you about. My very talented friend Kerry is celebrating her one year anniversary of her blog and has not one, not two but three great prize packages to give away. All you have to do is go to her blog and follow the instructions. How easy is that to win some fabulous prizes and take a peek at her wonderful creations.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Winter Thoughts

This is the second card that was made with my Rubber Stamp Tapestry stamps. This winter has been snowy and colder than many of our recent New England winters. I wanted to make a card that was wintery without having snow or snowmen on the card. I used two different sets to make this wreath so that it looked full without looking bulky or heavy, just kind of "woodsy" if you know what I mean. The owl is from a set that I don't own but was lucky enough to have the owners of Rubber Stamp Tapestry come to our LSS last spring and they brought hundreds of loose peg stamps for us to buy. I got lots of little creatures like this owl. If you ever have the chance to take a class with them you won't be sorry. Their class was excellent and they are super nice people. The card is also dotted with Icicles Stickles to give the impression of sparkling dew, it just doesn't show up on the scanned image.

I always like some kind of saying on the front of my cards. This one was a little tough. I finally came up with "Quiet Beauty". I would like to here what you think, corny or a fitting saying for the card? Maybe you have a better saying for it, I'd like to know it! Just leave me a comment with your thoughts.


Stamps: Rubber Stamp Tapestry, Just Rite Stamps and SU wheathered backround
CS: SU Craft, Purely Pomegranite, Michael's green textured stripe and GP white
Ink: SU Purely Pomegranite, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, Wild Wasabi and Garden Green
Accessories: SU corner punch, antique gold brads, Icicles Stickles and Oval Nestabilities

I hope you enjoyed seeing what I can create with these fun little peg stamps.

Thanks for looking,

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Rubber Stamp Tapestry wreaths

This card was made with one of my favorite kinds of stamps. I love Rubber Stamp Tapestry peg stamps because of the versatility of them. I used the Night Sky set for this wreath but I own over 20 of their sets and use them all the time for backgrounds, accents on cards and for the main image on a card. With a little bit of practice they are really easy to use. You can't see it in the picture but I dotted Icicle Stickles all around the wreath to give it lots of sparkle!


Stamps: Rubber Stamp Tapestry, A Muse (saying)
CS: SU Bashful Blue, Lovely Lilac, GP white
Ink: SU Bashful Blue, Lovely Lilac, Lavender Lace, YoYo Yellow, Cool Caribbean, Brilliant Blue, Ballet Blue, Night of Navy and Tempting Turquoise
Accesories: Michael's ribbon, Cuttlebug embossing-snowflakes, silver brads, Icicle Stickles
and SU corner punch

I have used a couple of different sets of these stamps on the card I will be posting tomorrow. If you would like to see more of these stamps please check out my next card tomorrow.
Thanks for looking.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Here is another really cute snowman from Whipper Snapper. My good friend Kerry let me stamp this image from her collection. The DP is from Dream Street and it is double sided cs. I loved the snowflakes on it. I finally didn't reach for any blues for this card and I still like the way it came out. HeHe!


Stamps: Whipper Snapper, Wordsworth
CS: SU Purely Pomegranate, Soft Sky, GP white DP: Dream Street
Ink:SU Soft Sky, Purely Pomegranate, Copics
Accessories: Dew Drops, Nestabilities, LSS ribbon, silver snowflake charm, SU glitter

Thanks for looking, I hope you liked this snowman! Check back tomorrow for a totally different kind of stamping!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

I Love Snowmen!

We had more snow last night and today so I decided yesterday to start a snowman card! This guy is so cute and I have to thank my friend Pia for letting me stamp this image when a lot of my dear friends, my sister and I went on a stamping weekend in Vermont a couple of months ago.

The card took me alot longer to make than I expected because I wasn't sure what I was going to do with it at first. I finished around lunchtime today after I slept on a few ideas that I had for it. I am happy with the way it came out though if I do it again I would change a few minor things. You can't tell from the picture and I am not good enough with my camera yet to show you but the backround of the snowman is shimmery. I painted sky blue Shimmerz on the sky and angel wings on the snow and the saying and punched snowflakes. I was hoping to make the snowman pop from the backround . The snowman was painted with Copics and the sky was colored with Prisma pencils and Gamsol. I used a Signo white pen on the flakes after everything dried. I tried to make the card pink and purple to get away from using blue but I ended up using blue instead of purple anyway because it looked the best!


Stamps: Whipper Snapper and Rubber Stamp Tapestry-snowflake
Paper: SU cs-Brilliant blue, Pixie pink, GP white, White shimmer paper, DP-Dream Street
Ink: SU Bliss Blue, Verafine black
Coloring: Copics, Prisma colored pencils with gamsol, Shimmerz and Signo white pen
Accessories: punched snowflake, felt snowflake and Prima snowflake, Michaels snowflake ribbon, misc. brads, cuttlebug folder-snowflakes

I am on a snowman roll so if you like snowmen check back I'll have another cute one tomorrow!
Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Ready for Spring

I am really sick of winter in New England already. Today we woke up to snow turning to freezing ran. It was wet and messy and left you house bound because the roads were so slippery. I had no school, our fifth snow day so far this winter. Since I was in the house and figured I would play with my stamping stuff.

This stamp made me think of spring instead of what was out my window. I decided to color it with bright colors. IRL they are even brighter but didn't scan good enough to show it. I wanted to make it a bit formal so I added the pin, pearls and bling on the center of the flowers. I'll probably use it as a thank you card. Once again I couldn't get myself to use another color besides the two shades of blue for the rest of the card. Can you tell blue is my favorite color?

Stamp: The Artful Stamper
Ink: Copics
CS: SU Ballet Blue, Night of Navy, GP white and white for coloring with Copics
Accessories: SU ribbon Dew Drops pearls, leaf pin, bling and cuttlebug
folder-swiss dot

I hope this card helped you think of Spring for a bit especially if winter is right outside your door. I am not done with winter and snowmen yet though so check back!


Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Snow Much Fun

I didn't expect it to take me so long to post again but I spent Sunday Morning making the blog more user friendly, then for some reason we lost our internet most of the afternoon and all that night. I was back to school on Monday after 12 days off and boy was it a long day! I was out for the night by 7:30.

This card was so fun to make because I love this High Hopes image and it was perfect for using my Rubber Stamp Tapestry snowflakes for the backround. It is hard to tell but there is glitter all over the card. Also I cut out the beaver and the moose's head down to the front of the sled and popped both up. The image and the sky were colored with copics.


Stamps: High Hopes, Rubber Stamp Tapestry, SU

CS: SU Bliss Blue (I am down to single sheets),

Lovely Lilac and white for coloring with Copics

Inks: Assorted SU colors, Copics and misc. markers

Accessories: Punched snowflakes, SU build-a- brad, misc colored brads, stickles and bling

I hope you enjoyed this card and will come back to see my blog again soon.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

My First Post

Hello Everyone,

I have finally taken the plunge and joined the world of bloggers. I am excited to be able to share my creations with other people who share my passion for stamping and card making!

I love the stamps from High Hopes and have just gotten some new ones that I couldn't wait to use. This card was my first choice because anyone that knows me knows that I LOVE SNOWMEN.

I hope you enjoy my creation and come back often to see what else I have to share.

Enjoy the day,