Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Purple and Green Card

Happy Leap Year Day!

This is a case of a card posted not too long ago which I made with what I had on hand. I used a different embossing folder, different stamps and sentiment plus different spellbinder die for the window. So how can it be cased?! Basically the layout and colors. I really like how this turned out. It used a lot of products and was somewhat time consuming but in the end it is really elegant! It was fun to make too. The back ground stamp is from Hero Arts, the butterfly is from a set by______, the dry embossing folder is from Sizzix/Cuttlebug, die window, ribbon sentiment die and leaves are all from Spellbinders. The card stock is from Stampin Up.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Same papers but different

This card is using the same papers as the previous card and the yellow background is the paper I stamped the owl on. The blue flowers are punched out of a blue card stock that I stamped with the newsprint background. The bird is the Stampin Up stamp and punch as well as the branch. Same Twine bundle as the last card, this one in yellow. I used some old clear plastic raindrops for the centers of the flowers.

Friday, February 24, 2012


Here is another take on the Hero Arts owl stamp. This time I used some older SU designer paper. I took this picture at an angle so you can see the glitter! That is why it is kind of wonky :) The owl is stamped on the patterned yellow paper but I dont know if you can see it all that well. Then I punched the eyes out of the orange paper and put them on pop dots and punched the whites out and placed on top. The branch he is sitting on is from the bird punch. Added some twine from that box of goodies I got a few weeks ago :) Then I felt like it was a little boring so I added glitter around his eyes, head, beak, feet and "feather layers".

Friday, February 17, 2012

Paper From My New Goodies

This paper pack has so many beautiful papers in it! How do you make a card and cover up these beautiful birds? So I ended up making a 5.5 inch square card and offsetting the sentiment so most of the birds would show. I then had to use my SU bird punch and add a bird along with them :) Had being that my absolute love for this punch compelled me to do it LOL! And now that I have the stamp that goes with it, it's really easy to color. I made this card for my mother-in-law's birthday, she keeps all of my cards :) She is one of the sweetest people I know. Ok I got to get card making, I have officially run out of cards to show on my blog so back to the craft room! Until then, have a nice day(s!)

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

From my New Goodies

OK this is an outright absolute case. I loved this card so much - one of the reasons I ordered this stamp! It is Big Eyes by Hero Arts. I used the Gina K heavy cardstock and an older SU happy birthday stamp. The eyes are actually three layers total, the original, the black newsprint and then the white eyes. They are on pop dots to give them depth. The owl is cut out and on pop dots too and the branch is part of the stamp and on the vanilla card stock base. Have a nice day!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Pretty Pattern Paper

I was looking at a blog the other day and the card was just fabulous and I really liked the paper she used. So I asked her and she was so gracious and immediately emailed me with the name of the paper - Crate Paper- Paper Hearts collection. So I had to use this as soon as I got it in. What a nice pack of papers! (6x6) I do so love Crate paper. I have made cards with this stamp before but it is so lovely - and it seemed to work well with this paper so here it is. I also used the Sizzix/Tim Holtz border die and some SU ribbon, Stickles on the flower centers and clear on the beaks and eyes. The main image is a Spellbinders die. So this is a nice mix of almost every company I love!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

New Goodies and last (?!) CAS

Here is my order from Simon Says Stamps - oh my I went all out here! Lots of goodies - that Hero Arts blog hop got me too. So I should be making some things coming up with these stamps and supplies. Today's card is another cutie pie, they just make me happy coloring them. With all the boys in my house some girlie things are just necessary! I like how she is giggling about the bird on her head. Embrace life - that just fits. See how nicely this card stands up? I have ordered more of this paper (I only had a free sample) for these type of cards. It is 120 pound weight. I think I am using 80 pound right now. Its fine for layered cards but not so much for this. Have a nice day!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Tilda with Kitty

I dont think this qualifies for CAS but I have seen a lot lately that have more than this and they call them clean and simple. Depends on what you consider NOT CAS! So this image is CAS but maybe the rest is too much... This is Tilda from Magnolia, when I saw this stamp with her holding the kitty like that I just loved it! Dont all little kids just sort of hold their pets hanging like that?! I always try to explain to mine that they need to support them on the bottom too but anyway its cute :) The next card I have planned to show you is on the firmer card stock.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Puppy and Friends

Isn't this just the cutest image? OK one of the cutest?! It is from Stampavie. There are a lot of great artists under this brand and I love them all. This card is also shaped with the SU die and then I added some twine and two bows because I so need things to be symmetrical in some way LOL! I love the little blue birds, they look so happy. Not much else to say - I used water colors again and yes, this one curled too. I am learning!

Saturday, February 4, 2012


This is my first card in the CAS series. I fail at leaving things alone! I made the card and felt it needed something so I added the butterflies you see in the second image. I dont know, just hard cards for me to love :) I do however like the shaped card, it is the new SU die set - love the shape and so nice of SU to come out with it. I know a lot of demos are happy about that with all the competition from Spellbinders. One thing I learned after making my first two cards like this, I need heavier card stock. After I use the water colors on the image the card curls and no amount of flattening will stop it. The third one you will see I used Gina K's heavy card stock, I am going to order more of that unless someone knows of another brand that's less expensive and as thick. I don't like the Neenah white stuff and don't need it since I don't use Copics. It held up very well :) This image is a Hedgie by, you guessed it, Penny Black. I will use other stamps for the next few cards! I have a Stampavie and a Magnolia coming up.

Friday, February 3, 2012

More Pretty Paper

Here is another card I made with paper I wanted to use. It is SU also. The image is from Penny Black, yeah got a theme going here lol! My attempt at using markers didn't go as well as planned but I like it anyway. Funny thing is this was a birthday card that I sent about 6 months early! I don't know how I read it but I got an email notice saying it was her birthday and after she got it she told me it was a little early :) Oh well it's the thought that counts, right? My next few cards are a series in CAS. Very clean and simple as in one layer even for a couple of them! I wonder if CAS is defined by no designer paper also? Hmmm. Until then, have a great day!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Blue Bird

Just a pretty card I enjoyed making, wanted to use this SU designer paper and this stamp and this is what I came up with! I am pretty sure the stamp is Penny Black, if you want to get it let me know and I will look it up :) I used some adhesive blue faux pearls, SU ribbon and some miscellaneous ribbon I had around. The main image is die cut with a Spellbinder's die and the sentiment is a SU punch. The card stock is soft suede, it's a nice neutral kind of like Kraft to me (oh it's called crumb cake now...) but darker, I need more of this so I can use it a lot more often. Not much more to tell ya!