Sunday, March 9, 2014

What fun I had creating this card! This stamp had sat lingering in my stash for nearly four years when I was inspired to ink it up for the SCS color challenge this week. These little mice had a feast on the party peanuts. Wonder if they saved room for the red and blue raspberry and olive dipped pearls for "dessert"?!? The background paper has been in my stash so long that I cannot remember the source, but maybe a Basic Grey Christmas line. The pennants were stamped with Versa Magic in Turquoise Gem and Tea Leaves and Brilliance in Rocket Red. The main Copic colors are R29, BG07 and YG95. I used YR20 on the peanuts and various shades of "E" for the skin and fur. Too many to list, I am not very specific when it comes to coloring, lol! As always, thanks for looking and please leave a comment, that way I can come share some love on your blog also!!

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Pink Velvet

I stamped everything with distress ink in Victorian Velvet. The stamped image is from Inkadinkado. Used my ticket stub corner punch on main image.
Card made using Teresa Collins DP and Spellbinders Fleur de Lis Pendant die and Spellbinders Fleur de Lis Squares. Quick and easy for my stash that I can pull out and send on moment's notice. Used my green Corner Chomper with deco punch.

Thinking of You

Background on aqua was stamped with Versamark and then clear embossing powder. Stamp is large wheat grass stamp from Hero Arts. Hero Arts Manuscript Background stamp used with Thinking of You on top. Thinking of you stamp from Stampin Up circa 2001.

Simplicity in Purple

A simple thank you card for a co-worker that has helped me in my journey to learning a new job. The large flower stamp is by Stampendous. Thank you sentiment is Penny Black circa 2003.
Another bee card. This timed I used the honeycomb embossing folder. I wish you could see the detail on the white diecut beneath the bee. I used an EF that has little bees on it! View it on my Pinterest board to see it clearly.

Ink the Town Red

Last weekend I pulled out my stash and inked up stamps that had never seen ink before. One of those was my Hero Arts Large Blossom stamp. I inked it up and went to town with the red and white. The background paper was stamped with a flower from a Stampendous set. You can check out my Pinterest boards for specifics on stamps.

Last Crop At Archiver's

I worked three years as an associate and instructor at Archiver's in Raleigh, N.C. The time spent there was an inspiration and joy! The customers and fellow associates are my family in the craft world! Alas, the company declared bankruptcy and closed all stores. Wahhhh!! :( In true style, we held an employee crop for past and present employees complete with potluck snacks and a trip to Macaroni Grill for supper. So hard to believe we can never walk through those doors again. These are three of the cards I made during that crop. The butterfly die is by Quickutz. The green card used a digital graphic image that I printed and trimmed. Any specific questions on products used, will be glad to answer!

Friday, February 14, 2014

Sea Turtle

I love finding digital images from Pinterest. I am able to re-size them, print multiples on one page. Fun! I found this image on a friend's tattoo board! Printed, cut with oval Cutterbee frame, colored with Copics. Sponged over entire image, Copics and all, with Distress Ink in Tumbled Glass. Matted image on black. I used a stamping wheel stamp that I had removed from the wheel to stamp with Versamark on the green card base. Punched starfish and colored with Copics and added bling. The seaweed of course is the branch punch. Bubbles are covered in Glossy Accents. With the exception of printing the image, everything was already on hand. Linking to Shopping Our Stash Challenge #138 - Use something shiny...that's my glossy accents. Ok, maybe a small stretch, lol!

Christmas Chickadee

This is a digital image from Fred She Said. I printed it in color, ran through an embossing folder, and sponged brown distress ink over it all. The image was then cut out with Spellbinders label. The holiday greeting on the burgundy label was inked with Versamark and heated with clear embossing powder. DP is from My Mind's Eye - All is Bright. I love quatre foil! Finished off with a couple of pine branch punches to match the green in image.