Showing posts from September, 2014

Black and White

Hi Friends,

Today's post is a card done in black and white.  The papers are from a tablet from Paper Studio.  Small tablet, like 4 x 6.  Neat papers in the assortment.  I cut strips then punched out the heart.  In the center of the hearts, I added a gemstone.  Easier to see in the second photo.  Backed the main image with black card stock, added another strip to the left hand side and backed it with black.  Then added a grey organza bow to finish it off.  

Here's a better picture of the smokey colored gemstones.

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

Chili and Leather

Hi Friends,  

A quick post today.  The chili stamp is from Stamp A Mania art rubber stamps.  Here's their website:

Chili is perfect for fall weather when it's starting to get a little chilly....pun intended.  lol
The chili is the magazine embossing technique.  If you have questions on the magazine embossing, please ask.

On the brown background, I wanted it to look like leather.  I've been doing some of those backgrounds for awhile, and really like they way they look.  The embossing folder is by Cuttlebug, and I used Walnut Stain Distress ink over the raised part of the embossing.  Added brads to the corners, and all done.

Thanks for stopping in today.  

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Until next time......

Embossed Flowers

Hi Friends,

Lydia Carroll taught a wonderful class last month.  The card we were supposed to make with these flowers, well...I messed up the background, and it just was not usable.  So, when I pulled the bits and pieces out at home, I didn't want the flowers to go to waste, so came up with a quick card and used them.  Sorry, Lydia!  The background we did in class was so nice, but alas, mine did not turn out very well.  :o(   I really like the way the flowers turned out with the clear embossing powder over them.  It was a really fun class, and we learned several techniques from our resident Technique Queen, Lydia.  Thanks, Lydia!

Here's a closeup of the embossed flowers.

Thanks for stopping by to visit today!  I'll be back soon.  Until next time....

A Birdie in Her New High Heels

Hi Friends,

It's the weekend, and I wanted to get a post in before I get distracted with weekend things.  Today's card is an image by Impression Obsession.  Isn't she adorable?  When I saw this little birdie in her high heel shoes, I had to get her.  Very quick coloring and embellishing.  Embossed the background paper with a Cuttlebug folder, and added pearls to one, then gemstones to the bottom card. The embossed card stock shows up much brighter than it is person.  Enjoy your weekend!  I'll be back next week.

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit.  Until next time....

You're My Type of Friend

Hello Friends!

I hope you're weekend is going well.  We're having beautiful weather, and just a little bit of a breeze.  Today's post is an image by Hero Arts.  I thought the old typewriter was so cute.  The set comes with three different sentiments, and this one is my personal fave.  The background paper is scrapbook paper out of my paper stash.  Layered the scrapbook paper on to red card stock, and the base card is kraft color.  I used a black braid trim along the left side of the image, and the border punch on the bottom is by Martha Stewart.  Love her punches.  Punched out three little hearts and added them to finish off the card.  Oh, and some red bling on the typewriter ribbon spools. 

Here's a close-up of the red bling.
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Botanical Countess

Hi Friends,

I hope you had a good Labor Day weekend.  Ours was very quiet, and still trying to get over colds.  I managed to pass it on to DH (dear hubby).  Ugh....
Anyway, hope you all are healthy and having an awesome week.  

Today's card is a stamp called Botanical Countess by Sandra Evertson, Stampington Co.  She was a fun image to color.  Embossed the background card stock with a Cuttlebug embossing folder.  The metallic piece to the left of the card behind the image is a technique called polish stone.  Made some sheets years ago, and came across them the other day so made a card with one of the pieces.  It's a really cool technique, although I can't remember who taught this particular class.  Lots of fun tho.  Added four brads to the corners, and finished up the card.   

Here's a close-up of the polished stone piece of paper in the background.  Love that stuff.  It's prettier in person.  ;o)
Thanks for stopping by to visit.  Have a great week!