Showing posts from June, 2014

White and Blue Thank You Card

Hi Friends,

Last week, our local group held a Stampin Up workshop.  Oh boy....did we have fun!  This is one of the cards we made.  Of course, all supplies are by Stampin Up.  For the first time, I used some of their yummy ink pads.  They've come out with some really beautiful colors lately.  Anyway, we embossed the white card stock, then stamped the collage image with blue ink and layered it on top of blue matching card stock.  The "Thanks" was stamped in blue and punched out with the oval scalloped and regular punches.  An antique brass button brad was added atop a strip of ecru lace, and an organza white ribbon was tied around the main image.  A tiny blue bow was tied on to the organza ribbon.  It's amazing how quickly we made this card.  Hope you enjoy it!

Thanks for stopping by to visit today.  I'll be posting more workshop cards soon.  Until next time, happy stamping!

Here's to Being Gorgeous!

Hi Friends,

I'm sorry I've been absent for awhile.  My uncle passed away and we were busy with the funeral,  cousins, etc.  It's always bittersweet seeing relatives you haven't seen for awhile, although sad that it's usually at a funeral.  

Today's card is an image by American Art Stamps.  Love these funny girls!  This one is called "Here's to being gorgeous" and aren't they?  Colored with Copics, and added some bling.  Spellbinder's dies are so pefect for some images, and this one worked out great using black and white card stock.  The card is a kraft colored card with a white embossing design on it.  

close-up of the gorgeous girls....

Thanks for stopping by to visit today.  I'll see you again later.

Happy Father's Day!

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It's Father's Day, so I'm sharing a couple of cards I made for DH and our son, Pat.  I was short on time, so decided to make two cards using the same stamps with different papers.  The airplane and sentiment are by Tim Holtz.  I'd been wanting to use the plane, so finally got to use it for Father's Day cards.  Colored the plane with Copics.  I had a tablet of paper called Travel, so picked out a couple of background papers.  Both DH and our son love traveling, so the papers are perfect.  The base card is kraft colored.  I cut the yellow (it looks more goldish in the pic) out of some really pretty metallic paper.  The blue circle on the bottom card is also metallic paper, although it doesn't show up in the photo.  Stamped the sentiment, die cut it with a Spellbinder's die, and distressed the edges.  Added a couple of brads, a small banner behind the sentiment, and all done.  Wishing all your dad's a Happy Father's Day!

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A Mary Engelbreit Scottie

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Happy weekend!  Today's post is a stamp I found at Michael's.  We adopted two Scottish Terriers a few years back from the NM Scottie Rescue association.  We were looking for ONE Scottie.  When we got the call, they told us about one, then before the conversation ended, said "oh by the way, they come as a pair"..... I said "oh I'm sorry, we just want one dog."  Well, following another 30 minute conversation, I asked if the Scotties could do a sleep over.  Big mistake!  Yes, we adopted both Scotties!  Lol   We love dogs, and we were blessed with Molly and Fraiser for several years.  They were 7 & 8 when we rescued them.  Or maybe they rescued us!  

Found this sweet little guy, and had to have him.  He's little, so quick coloring.  Loved the sweet little butterfly he's looking at.  I like the way it turned out using black and white, and just a touch of pink on the  butterfly wings.    

Close up of butterfly with bling on wings


I Love Your Style

Hi Friends,

Today's card is one I made with a pretty fancy die cut I found at a scrapbook store.  I distressed the edges, and added some bling to the chandelier.  I used a medallion looking stamp for the background and stamped it using a turquoise colored chalk ink.  Layered it with black and turquoise card stock and all done!  I liked the chandelier and the sentiment, and it made a nice quick card for a special friend.   ;o)

Close up of the bling on chandelier
Thanks for stopping by for a visit.  Hope you all are staying cool.  It's heating up again in Santa Fe, following a couple of rainy days.  Until next time....

A Hexagon Punch Card

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Today's post is a card I received from my friend in Albuquerque, Barbara Goldsmith.  Isn't it adorable?  I believe she used some of the Graphic 45 papers on this beauty.  Love the way she used rectangular stamp images along with the hexagons.   The prints, stripes and flowers on the hexagon shapes is so nice.  The color combinations are just great.  The background base is chocolate brown.  The button embellishments are chocolate and pink.  The ribbon is chocolate and pink as well.  Thank you, Barbara!

 Thanks for stopping by to visit today.  Until next time...

DH's (dear hubby's) Birthday Card

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Today's post is DH's (dear hubby's) birthday card.  Since I'd been sick, I hadn't made any cards for about 3-4 weeks.  I turned around one day, looked at the calendar, and said "eeeeeek!"  I realized I hadn't made him a card and his birthday was the next day.  I went to my stamps and saw the Tim Holtz cupcake that had not yet seen ink, so grabbed it.  I remembered seeing a card that Marcie Lofgren made (thanks, Marcie), and I really like the chalk look on hers.  He loved his card.  He's pretty easy to please, so I'm a very lucky girl.  lol

The background is embossed with a Cuttlebug folder.  I've thrown away most of my packaging, and no name on the folder.  It's a bunch of different letters that are different sizes.  I stamped the cupcake image with Versamark and used Stamp A Mania's White Glacier embossing powder.  It's perfect for the chalk look.  Added a lime green background to the black card stock, four gold brad…