Thursday, March 26, 2009

March Stamp of the Month

There are only a few more days to get the March Stamp of the Month- Spring Boxes- for the discounted price. I just got my set and I absolutely love these images! The bold designs are perfect use with all types of inks. They just make me smile when I see them! Here's a card I created with the set. I wanted to keep it simple. I used colors from the Versamagic Flowerpot dewdrop set. The chalk finish is perfect! The pattern paper is from Hip Hop Fly with it collection and the scallopped edge is from the white Just the edges from Bazzill. The sentiment is from Squiggle Ladybugs and the little purple flower is Lilac paper posies. I tied a tiny bow out of Lime scrappers floss on the flower to simulate leaves. I liked the effect of the white on white with the scallopped edge - what do you think?

Happy Spring!!

Monday, March 23, 2009

March Angel Art- Think Spring!

Spring is in the air and on many Angel blogs today thanks to Stacy's Angel Art challenge at Paper Wings. I created this colorful card to echo the colors I see emerging from the ravages of winter. Flowers are blooming, birds are singing and life is renewing. I used the Gebera Daisy stamp and colored it with Prisma colored pencils blended with Googone( yes I love this technique!! LOL). The papers are from the DCWV brights paper pack. I chose those because of their white core which made my criss cross scoring and paper peircing really stand out when I sanded it a little. I did the scoring with my beloved scor-pal- turning out to be a real must have!! The little bit of pattern paper is from Brighten My Day Designer paper pack. I added the sentiment stamped on the mini round tab punch with a button and some scrappers floss. I also added a metal spiral with a bit of airy tulle as an accent on the stamped image. It was fun to create- hope you like it!! Don't forget to visit the other Angel's blogs who are participating in this month's challenge.. they all have beautiful creations sure to inspire!


Monday, March 16, 2009

Fun Flowers

Happy Monday everyone!
I wanted to share this quick and fun card which is a total case from this card posted at Kristina Werners blog. I loved the simplicity and fun of her card and decided to make one using scraps for my upcoming card class at the scrapbook store. None of the supplies for this card are from TAC accept the Cognac Palette Ink but it could easily be made from TAC scraps as well. Kristina has all the directions on her blog so check it out! She always has been a great inspiration to me and I love her cards! I did change one thing- she used a white gel pen to add the stitching for the stems and I actually stitched on the card with white thread. I liked the added texture. Hope you like it!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


I celebrated my birthday Sunday so I thought I would share this cheery birthday card I made- I told my husband he could sign it and give it to me..LOL The cupcake image comes from one of my favorite new sets from the Serendipity Magalogue- Little Cupcake This entire set is so fun! I was excited when I first saw it thinking of all the possible ways to color the images. For this card I colored the cupcake with Tombow markers- using the copic techniques I have read about here and there of laying down the lightest color, adding the darker ones and then blending again with the lightest color. I purposely left the darker color less blended to add shadows and depth to the frosting. I added stickles to the wrapper and a small dot on the cherry. I colored the cherry with a red gelly glaze pen for an embossed look. The flowers and button are from the Hillary embellishemnt jar. The paper is from kaleidascope girlz. I enhanced the design by adding the little dotted circles and dot borders from another new Serendipity set Creative Inspiration- this is another set that I am finding will be very versatile and fun to use! Let me know if you like it! have a great week!