Saturday, February 28, 2009

Some bunny....

I'm so excited! I finally got my Serendipity order with some new stamps. It seems like I have been waiting forever! This is the first card I created using the Some Bunny stamp set. I fell in love with these little bunnies- perfect for so many occasions and absolutely wonderful for a variety of coloring techniques. For this card I used my prisma colored pencils and blended with goo gone. The cardstock is all Bazzill and the pattern paper is from the Kaleidoscope Girlz pad. These papers are so much fun- bright and cheery! I added some ribbon and a little flower from the Bumble bee paper posies that we carry. I love the tiny flowers- so versatile and just the right size when you need a special little accent. They are so affordable and really go a long way- I have almost all the colors! Life has been crazy so it has been wonderful to get to let the creative juices flow a bit.. hope you enjoy!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

February Angel Art Challenge

This is my first time participating in an art challenge from the Stacy at Paperwings- an all TAC demos website- a fabulous resource! You can visit the gallery even if you aren't a demo so stop by and see all the beautiful angel art there!

This month's art challenge was to make something featuring the theme of Friendship- it has to use current TAC products. This the card I came up with. I stamped the gebera daisy on watercolor paper and used my Lyra water color crayons to paint the image- I just colored in the image and went back with a water brush to blend- I am so loving this!! The pattern paper is from the Winterberry designer collection and the cardstock is DCWV and Bazzill. I added a button from the Hillary embellisment jar with some Lime scrappers floss through the middle. The Friendship stamp is from a Level A hostess set in our current catalog. Hope you like it!

Check out the other participants and see their amazing creations here:
Laurie U

Have a great week everyone!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Violets and cracked glass

Hi Everyone,
I've been busy in my craft room designing for an upcoming card class that I teach monthly at a local scrapbook store. I usually can't use my TAC stamps because I have to use products that the store has for resale, however this month I wanted to teach the cracked glass technique since they started carrying UTEE. I didn't have an image that worked well for this technique from the store so for demo purposes I am using an image from Flower Collage Trio- one of my favorite classic sets from TAC. The cardstock is all Bazzill. I sponged Cognac Palette Ink on all pieces to give it a more vintage look. For the image I colored it in with Prisma Colored Pencils- love the way they blend- and then sponged the Cognac all over it again to age it. I then added the UTEE using Versamark Ink in layers until it got thick enough to "crack" After it cooled completely I manipulated the paper until the UTEE started to crack. Some people put it in the freezer to get the cracks but it worked just fine with me bending the paper. I love the result! I added a Bazzill flower cut in half as "photo corners" and accented the top one with a double spiral. What do you think? If you are local and want to learn this technique come to class at Lonestar Scrapbook Company next Tuesday and you will make this very card! Any questions- just email me...

Friday, February 6, 2009


Serenditpity has finally arrived! This is The Angel Company's brand new spring/summer magalogue-a cross between a magazine and a mini catalog! Serenditpity is beautiful and full of incredible stamp sets and ideas. I absolutely love it! At Escape we were fortunate to be given one level A and one level B hostess set. I made a quick card with the level B set Flower Labels. I LOVE this set! The card was made by stamping the floral image on a sheet of Uptown Girl paper with Noir Palette Ink. I then added the ribbon. Tied a bow with another piece of ribbon. Added a flower and a button from the Audrey Embellisment Jar with a piece of pink scrappers floss through the button holes. I stamped the Thank You sentiment directly on the ribbon with Noir. That's it- simple, smart, sophisticated! Hope you have a great Friday!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Stay tuned!

Hi Everyone!
Just a quick note to let you know I have been out of town visiting my daughter at her university for her 19th birthday. I get home this evening and hopefully get some new posts up in the next few days. I've missed stamping! I can't wait to get back to my stamp room and let my creativity flow.
Have a great day!