Monday, May 30, 2011
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Sunday, May 22, 2011
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Friday, May 20, 2011
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
I made two versions of the card. They're identical except for the piece of DSP that was used. Not really sure which one I prefer. As it was, some of the classes did the Cherry Cobbler version and some did the blue. Either version, this card is a knock-out. (yes, I'm so very modest too, aren't I?)
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Stamps: Strength & Hope
Cardstock: Whisper White and Regal Rose
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, and Rose Red
Accessories: Cutter Tool, Paper Snips, Basic Pearls, 2-Way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Bone Folder (for shaping the wings), and Dimensionals
I'm not sure you can see the wording stamped in the background with Pretty in Pink ink. Very soft and the perfect touch. Did you notice the rock & roll edging on the butterfly? Love having that darker color helping it to stand out. And the glittered edge doesn't show up very well in the pics. I thought about getting 2" away for a pic, but it looked horrid. Scratch that idea! So instead, you'll just have to imagine the glitter on the edge of the wings.
Now that I've gotten the 'pink' card out of the way, I need to start working on other color combos for this set. This set really does have some great line-art that will work for many other occasions. Of course, it's perfect for cheering up someone dealing with cancer. But why stop there? There must be dozens of other reasons for using this set and I aim to find as many as I can!
Thanks for stopping over today. If you haven't got it yet but would like to order one, just click on the 'order now' button on the right and go for it! You can have it shipped to you in no time at all and be happily stamping away while helping to find the cure for breast cancer. It's definitely win-win for everyone! Looking forward to hearing any comments you might have for me.
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Stamps: Bold Blossom
Cardstock: Whisper White and Baja Breeze with In Color Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack
Ink: Baja Breeze, Wild Wasabi, and Peach Parfait
Accessories: Mat Pack and Piercing Tool, Basic Pearls, and Dimensionals
This is a very simple card with clean lines and minimal layers. I find that so many of the newer ladies at workshops, classes, etc really like this style of card. It's easy to duplicate when they get home, and they feel this is something they can easily handle. Plus it just looks nice.
On this card, the colors are what really set it apart. The shades of the green, blue, and peach all blend so well together. I think they just look made for each other. I did make up a bunch of these in other color combos to send out for thank-yous this month. Already there are a couple in the mail - love those orders!!
That's it for today. Thanks for stopping by the blog. I'd love to hear from you, so leave me a comment if you'd like. Have a wonderful day... Sharon
Sunday, May 8, 2011
Friday, May 6, 2011
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Oh, you actually came by for a card idea? Well, I wouldn't want to let you down now would I? I saw a similar idea several weeks ago before life got out of hand. I thought I'd bookmarked it to give the creator credit, but I've looked all over and can't find it. If it's yours, please let me know so I can add your link and give you credit. So sorry!!!!
Stamps: Build a Blossom, Four Frames, and Wonderful Favorites
Cardstock: Early Espresso, Baja Breeze, Very Vanilla with Elegant Soiree Designer Series Paper
Ink: Always Artichoke and Baja Breeze
Accessories: Big Shot with Perfect Polka Embossing Folder, Decorative Label Extra-Large Punch, Blossom Petals Punch, 1/2" Circle Punch, 5/8" Vanilla Grosgrain Ribbon, Sponge Dauber, and Dimensionals
Here's a closeup of some of the detail. I chose the polka dot embossing folder to mimic the dots on the DSP. The lines on this card were kept fairly clean and simple. Even with a lot going on with this card, I think it still looks very elegant. I wish I could tell you what I changed from the original, but I can't 'cuz I don't remember. Too many things have been going on and my brain has just gone on the fritz.
I've actually made another card that's similar for my daughter's 1st Mother's Day card. How wonderful it is to be able to give her a card this year to celebrate her being a mom!!! It's been almost a year already. Boy the time has sure flown by. In another week or two I'll be able to show you the invitations she designed for Carson's 1st birthday party. I think they turned out cute, but I can't share them just yet because I don't have one yet!!
Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you like the idea and you find time to stamp too.