Wednesday, June 30, 2010

A Happy Hello

Hi Everyone! It's another hot humid day here in Texas- perfect weather to stay in and make cards! I'm enjoying getting to know my Copic markers better and better. They are so much fun. The image on this sweet card is from the wonder and joy set. We have several new images with the same characters in our brand new 2010-2011 Inspiration book and catalog. Give me a hollar if you would like one!  The pattern paper is from Kaleidascope boyz. The white background is embossed with a cuttle bug folder and the blue flowers with the gems were some from my stash.  The sentiment is from one of last years hostess sets. I really like the way this card turned out.. what do you think?

Friday, June 25, 2010

The New Inspiration book is here!!

Seminar is in full swing and the cover for our new catalog has just been released. It's absolultely gorgeous. I can't wait to get my copy and see all the beautiful new stamp sets, accessories and products. If you would like a catalog please contact me-ordering begins Monday! Woohoo!!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Found Joy

Hi Everyone!
I've had some time to create with some brand new stamp sets I got from TAC- these will be in the new catty which is set to start shipping today! Hurray!! We were able to buy a few sets at a reduced rate through the May and June Jubilation special- you can check out the details on the right side of my blog... The set I used today is called Found Joy. I love this set! You can really do a lot with the separate floral elements. For this card I samped the grass a few times with out reinking to get the variable look in the color of the ink. I did the same with the flower but also used the rock and roll technique to add some dark to the edges.  I stamped some extra flowers and cut them out and mounted them with foam tape to the image. I outlined them with the stardust gelly pen for some sparkle and added a gem to the middles for some bling. A beautiful bow and a bit of edge punching and voila- a very nice birthday card. The sentiment is from another new set-Birthday Word Search.  What do you think??

Friday, June 18, 2010


I absolutely love the Cowboy boots set from TAC. Living in Texas makes it even more fun- everyone has boots around here! I was inspired by a card by Barb Foster found here and cased it a bit... The background is done with DCWV paper and a cuttle bug embossing folder- paisley. I sanded the white core paper to really make the paisleys pop. The paper is retired from TAC. I colored the image with copics. Hope you like it! Have a great weekend!!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Featured designer!

It feels so good to be able to say I am starting to teach again! I'll be teaching stamping and cardmaking at Scrapping Saavy- a local scrapbook store run by a dear friend. All the teachers take turns designing a weekly 2 page layout that goes on sale in the store. My first layout came out yesterday. You can read about it and my new class here .  It was fun to get back to scrapbooking- I'm always focused on cards.
If you are in the Spring/Houston area and love to stamp come give my class- Stamped with Love- a try. We will have a blast and learn a lot in the process!