Tuesday, September 13, 2011

More Halloween Cards

As promised I am back to share another Just Rite Halloween card with you. I thought I would create a tag for a sour cream container I made.  You can't really see the container, it's hiding behind the tag. 
That's OK, I really just wanted to show you the tag!
Here is a list of the supplies I used.

Supplies Used
Just Rite “Trick or Treat” stamp set
Misc. polka dot cardstock
Momento Tuxedo Black ink
Atyou Spica Pens
Spellbinder Oval
Sentiment is computer generated.

I have just one more Halloween card for tomorrow.  I hope you will come back to visit me!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Just Rite Halloween

I ordered more of the Just Rite stamps from Stampin EJ at Debra's Cottage. I really liked their Halloween images they just came out with. Today I’m going to share the Pumpkin image with you. I’ve been keeping my cards pretty simple and easy these days.  Hope you like him.

Be back tomorrow to share another image from this set with you. 
Here is a pic of Copics & a list of the supplies I used.
Be back tomorrow to share another image from this set with you.
Just Rite “Trick or Treat” stamp set

Bazzil cardstock
Designer cardstock
Craft Ink
Momento Tuxedo Black ink
Martha Stewart Spider Web punch
Spellbinder Oval & Labels 10 die
Sentiment is computer generated.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Seasonal Friends, Winter

I'm back with my last Crafty Secrets, Seasonal Friends card.  This is the Winter image in the set. 
Here is a closer look.
Hope you like them.

Here are the supplies I used.

Jolly by Golly Designer Paper
Stampin Up Cardstock
Uniball  White Pen
Misc. Ribbon
Misc. Christmas Embellishment.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Seasonal Friends, Fall

Hi all,

I'm back with more of the Crafty Secrets Seasonal Friends.  Isn't this a lovely fall picture! 

It's hard to start thinking of fall when we just started to warm up here!  But I had fun with this image.  Here are the Copics I used.

Tomorrow I will be back with the Winter version.

Supplies Used:
Crafty Secrets, Seasonal Friends
Cardstock, Bazzil
Cosmo Cricket DP, Nutmeg
Spica Atyou Glitter Pens, Red
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Swiss Dots
Spellbinders, Nested Maple Leaf & BlossomDie
Fiskars Edger Punch

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Seasonal Friends

Hi All,

Ive been playing with the Crafty Secrets set called Seasonal Friends.  I've really had fun coloring these images. The girls in this set are all dressed appropriately for each of the four seasons.  I think this stamp set would be great for making a set of cards as gifts. 

She looks just like a Southern Bell.
Here are the Copics I used. I am finding it easier to take a picture of the Copics instead of listing them one-by-one!
All other supplies are listed here.

Crafty Secrets, Seasonal Friends
Cardstock, Stampin Up
Making Memories DP, Chloe
Snug Hug Ribbon
Prima, Mulberry Flower
Queen & Co. Pearls

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

More JustRite

As promised I have a few more JustRite cards to share with everyone today. First up, I made another card using the Beautiful Day Borders & Centers. This is my third card using this set, this time I used the flowers for the focal point. I am really liking the Spellbinders dies made to fit JustRite stamps too!

I kept this card extremely simple!
Look at the pretty frame.

Supplies Used
JustRite Stampers, Beautiful Day & Fancy Labels
Hero Arts, Sending Smiles
Memento Ink, Tuxedo Black
Copic Sketch Markers, BV000, V17 & V01
Card Base Stampin Up Cardstock
Spellbinders, Ovals,Labels 18 and Ribbon Banners

OK, on to another JustRite set. This is the by the Sea Borders & Centers set. The images of the ocean are so nice.
I will definitely make more cards using this set as there are three more images!

Supplies Used
JustRite Stampers, By the Sea Borders & Centers
Hero Arts Sentiment
Memento Ink, Tuxedo Black
Copic Sketch Markers
Card Base Stampin Up Cardstock
Cosmo Cricket, Salt Air 6 x 6
Spellbinders, Ovals
Queen & Co., Pearls

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Just Rite

Today my cards are made with a Just Rite stamp set.  I must admit, I knew I liked the images but I didn't know how much I would like working with these stamps.  Honestly, I want more.  The first few cards I made I used the Beautiful Day Borders & Centers set.  I usually have an image as the focal point for my cards but I really loved using the sentiments as my centerpiece.  I was a nice change for me.
Here is a closer look at the sentiment.  I used the cracked glass technique on the frame.
For some reason it reminds me of being in a garden.  I liked the way it turned out.
Supplies Used
JustRite Stampers, Beautiful Day
Memento Ink, Tuxedo Black
Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Pealed Paint & Shabby Shutters
Archival Ink, Sephia
Card Base Stampin Up Cardstock
Basic Grey, Periphery 6 x 6 Paper Pad
Spellbinders, Ovals & Label 10 die
Martha Stuart Butterfly Punch
Recollections Edger Punch
Studio G Rhinestones
Thick UTEE for Cracked Glass Technique

Here is another version of the same sentiment.
I chose to go with softer colors so of course I chose pink! I kept this card fairly simple.

I added only ribbon and a small rose for embellishment.  Check back tomorrow, I will have more to show you!
Supplies Used
JustRite Stampers, Beautiful Day
Memento Ink, Tuxedo Black
Card Base Stampin Up Card stock
Misc. Designer Paper
Spellbinders, Ovals
Martha Steward Edger
Recollections Mulberry Rose


Thursday, June 9, 2011

Crafty Secrets

I love Crafty Secrets, really who doesn't ?  So, when I saw the new Farm Chicks stamp set I was looking forward to working with it.  I wanted to use earthy, subdued colors as I usually gravitate to pastel, very girlie colors.  I have also always liked the country French look so that is what I had in mind for these cards.
I think this large rooster head is my favorite of the stamp set.

 I totally love the "first place" ribbon style embellishments I' am seeing everywhere so I had to try my hand at it.  The Grade A stamp was perfect for the center!

Grade A stamp close up.

Materials Used:
Stamps:  Crafty Secrets, Farm Chicks
Cardstock:  Stampin Up
Misc. Designer Paper
Memento Ink: Tuxedo Black
Ranger Archival Ink:  Sephia
Sketch Copics

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Last but not Least

Last but not least is The Greeting Farm’s Cheeky Nurse. 
I thought she would look cute on a pill box with a little prescription noted on the tag.
I tucked some M&M candy inside because chocolate always makes me feel better!

I don’t know why but I was very drawn to the pattern paper on the following card, maybe because the colors were so soft and subdued.  I decided to go with a very simple layout and I really liked the way it turned out.

OK, peeps, I'm out.  Hope you have a great day!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Cheeky Glamour

Today I am showing-off The Greeting Farm’s Cheeky Glamour Girl. I totally love her! 
I chose to color her in the classic bombshell style so I gave her platinum blond hair. You know, the Mae West, Marilyn Monroe style. I thought she looked great however, my daughter said she look like she had old gray hair!..................Oh well, what does she know, pfft!

Again, loving the tiny tags for the greeting.
Here she is again minus the platinum hair just in case anyone agrees with my daughter lol.  This time I added a Mae West quote to the card.  Maybe my first card may have worked better if I had added Mae West’s quote to it instead of this one???   Maybe I am just over thinking it!
The flower I used here was not really the shade of yellow I needed so I used my Copic Pens & Copic Air Brush system and airbrushed it the color I wanted.  I love my Copic airbrush mini compressor!

Hope you enjoyed my little glamour girls! I’ll be back tomorrow with Cheeky Nurse.
Have a great day!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Oh so Cheeky!

StampinEJ has some new stamps in the store from Inky Antics, Impression Obsession and the Greeting Farm. Here is what I picked up. I love the Cheeky Girls from TGF so I chose to work with them for this post. I just think they are the cutest!

I had just picked up the new October Afternoon Modern Homemaker 8 x8 paper pad and knew the Cheeky Cherry Pie baker would be just perfect for it!  I stamped her in black Memento Ink and went to work using my Copics.  I am so into using small tags for my sentiments right now. I typically tie it to what ever embellishment I am using.
I really like using the small tags because it’s easier to include a sentiment on the front of a card, especially when your image is somewhat large. It eliminates the hassle of trying to figure out where the heck to put the greeting!
Cheeky Cherry Pie looks cute on my new grocery list too!
That’s it for today, I will be back to post my Cheeky Glamour girl tomorrow!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Happy New Year

Well another year has come and gone, and this month is already at its end. I know I sound like a broken record when I say this but….. time passes so quickly.

I am looking forward to the New Year. I plan on spending less time at work and more time with my family. I feel like I live at work and I am so tired of it. Don’t misunderstand me, I am so thankful to have my job in a time when so many others can not find work. I just want to work a little less as I typically work much more than 40 hours a week.

I have a long list of things I want to do this year. I want to paint the interior of my home as well as re-decorate. I want to spend more time in my craft room. Go to more antique swap meets and of course spend a little time each day with my grandbabies, Sophie and Isaiah.

To start the New Year off I have been invited to be a designer on Stampin EJ’s Designer Team. I am excited about that! Stampin EJ is a rubber stamp store tucked inside of Debra’s Cottage, located in Costa Mesa, CA. If you live in the area stop by and see her. She carries a large selection of rubber stamp manufacturers, inks and embellishments. You won’t walk out empty handed! She  has an online store too.  http://www.thestamproprietor.com/

Here are a few cards I just made for Stampin EJ using a cute cupcake stamp by Impression Obsession.


It's difficult to see but I outlined the cupcake and baby duck in glitter. I also used this image as an Easter Card