Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Vintage Rose

I've been practicing with my Copics getting ready to teach a Copic concepts class this week. I decided to dig through my old stamps to see if I could find any images that would be fun to color. I came across the one used in this card. I know it is a retired TAC stamp- very similar to some of the flower art images at the Digi Design House, but I have no idea what it is called. I had fun coloring it though- and I promise- in real life the reds match :-)

Friday, February 18, 2011

Springy birthday

Hi Everyone,
 The weather is so beautiful here in Texas it sure feels like spring outside.  It made me want to create a springy card. I immediately went to one of my favorite sets- All Things of Nature- with it's beautiful bird images.  I stamped the image in Rich Cocoa memento Ink. I used the palette method ( scribbling a little Copic on an acrylic block and then picking it up with the Colorless Blender to "paint" with) for a suble watercolor look for the image.  I also used one of my other all time favorite sets - Running Sttitches- around the edges of the bird image and the pattern paper. I rarely have time to actually sew on my cards and the different stitch patterns in Running Stitches is the perfect solution. I can add stitching any time with out the effort of actually sewing.  A few mini flower punches, some ribbon and the card is all done. What do you think??

Wednesday, February 16, 2011


I get to play along again today with the Savvy Projects Guest Designer day featuring Sunflowers- one of my favorite sets! I love the images in this set- they are perfect for coloring with Copics or just about any other medium. I kept my card simple to showcase the image.  Again I used Rustic Chic paper- this time the red and brown patterns.  I colord the image with Copics, added some white dotting for highlights with my white gel pen and  traced the petals of the flowers with my Stardust Gelly pen- It adds so much sparkle- I can't hardly stamp with out it!  The Birthday sentiment is from Ordinary Greetings - another "go to" set when I need the perfect sentiment.

Hope you like it! Don't forget to pop back over to Savvy projects to check out the amazing cards from today's guest designer and see all the other fun creations.

Have a great day!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Be Lifted

I'm so excited to be able to join in TAC's You Make Life Fabulous event. Different guest designers have been invited to showcase a variety of stamp sets- all which are on sale for 25% through the end of the month. The set featured today is called Be Lifted. I have had this set for a while but hadn't had a chance to play with it yet.  I love kites and I especially love the "uplifting" sentiments that come along with the images.  If you want to see more wonderful ideas head over to the Savvy Projects Blog and follow the links.

For my card I used Bazzill paper from a mono pack I had. The pattern paper is from one of my favorites- Rustic Chic. I love the colors and the patterns in this pack! I stamped the kite on some of the paper and cut it out, popped it up and added it off the oval a bit. The tail and sentiment are stamped in Rich Cocoa Memento ink.  I add a bit of stickles to the edge of the kite and the tail for some sparkle. I colored the bows with Copics and dotted the background very lightly with Copics as well.  I was going to add some ribbon but I ended up liking it just the way it was. What do you think??

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentines Day!

Happy valentines day everyone! I hope your day is filled with happiness and chocolate!

I've had a super busy month that has kept me from posting but hopefully now that things are settling down I will have lots to share with you.  In honor of Valentine's day I wanted to share with you three cards that I taught in my last card class at Scrapp'n Savvy. The stamps are all from TAC- the paper's are one's we had at the store.

The first card was a Case of a card I saw somewhere.. sorry I can't find the orginal card but it looked a lot like this one ( haha) I embossed the base with a cuttlebug embossing folder. Stamped and embossed the image from Cheery Thoughts. I colored the heart with Copics and added stickles.  The Love U sentiment is from a Gift with Purchase stamp. I thought it turned out sweet.

The next card is a pop- up card. The cover is stamped with Damask Backgrounder ( I love this set!) with stazon Ink on acetate. The inside is stamped with Decorative Corners and the birdcage diecut (Tim Holtz) is on the pop-up element. The sentiment is one I came up with on the computer.  It was fun teaching my wonderful ladies how to make the pop up element!

 The last card has an accordian fold message in the center. The word LOVE is stamped with letters from Flower Bet in L'Amor Red Pallette Ink and then embossed with clear embossing powder. It's a fun "surprise" element. You still can write a message inside the card as well.

That's it for my cards. Hope you like them! Have a great week!

p.s.- On a personal note I want to wish my dear sweet wonderful husband a HAPPY BIRTHDAY! It turns the big 50 today.... I love ya, Sweetie!