Monday, April 26, 2010

Two for two....

Howdy all!

I decided to post part 2 of the wonderful creations that have been made with some creativity, inspiration and a great teacher (yes that is you Julie ). These are using the same techniques I had posted prior but they were made by my counterpart, Erin. I have to give credit where credit is due. I am fortunate to have another friend with such wonderful vision. I hope that you enjoy her cards as much as I did....

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Can I Get a Witness

Good evening all!

The witness is to see if I am certifiable. According to my dear friends they need to have an intervention as they have created a monster. I was very happy to have played with my new Copic markers with my friend, Erin last night and a new stamp I purchased at Paper Wings in Tuckerton, NJ. We also embossed, used ribbon and brads and stamped the night away! We looked at the clock and it was almost midnight! Thank goodness all the men were busy .

This morning I woke up really early (after getting to sleep around 12:30 AM) to having dreamt of two card layouts. Well, I drew them out and tried to go back to sleep. It didn't work and I got up and started the cards. All were finished by this evening (after teaching Sunday school, helping parents pack, spending time with family and doing some things here at home). It was a good weekend. Here are the fruits of my labor.... you be the judge if I need an intervention ....

This is a trio of cards that I completed. This is a new stamp I purchased. I colored them with Copic markers, Zig Zag markers and/or colored pencils. I used Stampin Up cardstock and some of the Michael's Card packages. Here are the close-ups....

This is my boricua faerie as I call her. The cupcakes and the saying are all Stampin up products. Embossing is becoming one of my favorite techniques.

Here is my pink and purple faerie. She represents my favorite colors. She is colored strictly with Copic markers. I embossed the card with the Quickutz A2 polka dots folder, the "Love" strip is from a scrapbook page kit from Stampin Up and the brads are theirs as well. This was one of the layouts I dreamt of and had to sketch out.

Here is my Spring faerie. The background is embossed with silver and white images. The faerie was colored with colored pencils. The card is Stampin Up cardstock as is the stamped saying and hearts. The patterned paper is from a paper pack from Michaels or AC Moore. I just cut out the part I liked from the 4x6 piece.

Of all the cards, this is my least favorite, this is a new Sizzlits die. I will have to play with it a bit more. The setup is the same as pink and purple faerie card but I wanted to try this. I was going to emboss but decided not too. Might have to try it.

This was the other layout that I dreamt about. I have to say I like it very much.I cannot find my 1 1/2" circle punch so I used the 1 3/8" Cuttlebug heart die cut. It was surprisingly easy. The stamp is the Stampin Up Ronald McDonald set. The brads in the corner are Stampin Up too.

Next blog post will be cards made by my partner in crime, Erin :)

Have a happy night!


Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Stamping, Embossing, and cards oh my!

Good evening all!

It is taken me way too many days to post the latest and greatest creations. We started out using embossing powder and then experimented with inks and chalks. Then we moved on an alcohol ink, white Crayola crayon and ink. Another technique was to emboss a large technique and then roll over the entire card with ink. We then took the projects and made them into cards :)

All the cards were made with Stampin Up products from my favorite Stampin Up Lady, Julie. She is a great teacher and friend. Here is a link to her page:

And now for your viewing pleasure......

Until next time.....


Tuesday, April 13, 2010

I'm a scrappin' fool......

I had a very productive weekend that followed through to today. It took a lot of blood, sweat and tears- a new printer and a kit from the local scrapbook store. I am blessed with some wonderful scrapbook friends that are such an inspiration. Here are the fruits of my labor. Enjoy!

This kit came from my local Scrapbook Store, Scrappers Cove. I was unable to go to the class so I ordered the kit. It was so easy to put together and it was purchased in mind for our adorable grandson, Elijah!

These were made on Friday night with my scrapping friends. My friend Nicole is so creative with her pages she has been rubbing off on me. I included the close ups to show the little touches I added :)

This was my first venture with precut papers from the clearance bins at Michaels. I am not crazily impressed to be honest so added a little something. The paper flowers were from the scrapbook store, the brads are Stampin Up and the felt flowers are stickers from Michael's. The scalloped border was also purchased at the scrapbooking store. If you would like the names for any of these supplies, feel free to leave me a comment.

Up next.... a Disney train kit, card making on Friday and ordering more picture prints as I have almost scrapped all the ones I printed before :) Have a wonderful week!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Ta Da......

Good evening all :)

I have officially decided to enter a contest at my local scrapbook store. For $5 you get a kit and you need to come up with your own layouts. My layouts were inspired by two things: punches and corkboards. Can you guess which is which ? I hope to drop them off tomorrow. Here you go.....

As you can see, you get quite a bit of materials for $5 and I still have some extra paper scraps left over. I will probably use it to make a card or two. Until next time...

Happy Scrappin'