Friday, August 21, 2009

the big Three - oh

Inside of Amanda's final 30th birthday card with a detachable bookmark . Not sure how to rotate the picture, it is fine on my computer but when I open the blog it is sideways. Oh well, turn your head and you can see it !

Mojo Friday Cupcake

For some reason I am not happy with either of these ... but I am not sure why. Maybe it is just Friday and threatening to rain all afternoon ...

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Tosh by Gosh

Found this card on Tosh's blog and fell in love ... hope she doesn't mind that I am using it for inspiration! This card is SO not me but it is SO who I wanna be!

Quilter's cheer

One of my quilting friends needed some cheering up ... here is the card I made plus the inside. The little triangle piece is not on the card, it is on my scanner ... but I already sealed the envelope so if I want to post a photo, this is the only photo I am gonna get ...

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Almost late!

Playing with Amy's punch and I was almost late for an appointment ... but here is the card .

Card Sketch Wed

This card is not at all like the other cupcake cards I have been making for Amanda but gosh I love the look! Wonder if I should give this card to someone else and continue the "cute" sequence I have started for Amanda. ... what do you think?

My background paper was great fun - I got some Tim Holtz distressed ink pads and smeared them across a non-stick sheet. Sprayed them with a mist of water and sprinkled some pearl ex from a salt shaker - then pressed paper into it. You can't see the sheen that the pearl ex made but it is really pretty.

I made quite a bit of this paper -- you'll be seeing it again!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Loved this paper!

The first card was made totally with stamps, the rest of these use my new paper which I really like. For a change I was just making cards, not using sketches or inspiration pieces or whatever, just playing with paper and color.

I fell in love with this paper at the scrapbook store.

The stickles basket by the checkout called out to me and now on the peach one I have some ED leaves tumbling through the sky and leaving a sparkle train behind them. Easy and fast but I really like how it turned out.

I took the other shots outside and the color is a little better. The background is a light blue which the camera didn't pick up at all on the card with peach leaves.

I can see clearly now ...

If you can see the teapot in my card without seeing the inspiration teapot, good for you! I think it kind of got lost, but I really had a good time making it and that's all that matters, right?

But then again, if you can see putting tea in this pot, then even better for you! To be perfectly clear, this looks just a bit like a water pitcher which would make more sense because you need a light to get out of the water, not out of the tea unless you are at the Boston Tea Party. Ahhh. That explains it.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Take me to Jail Tara !!!

Put me in jail with my rubber stamps, because I totally stole this card from Tara. ( go see hers, it is even prettier than mine.)

Actually she says on her blog you can copy her work and "it's all good ..."

Just look how easy this is, all you do is plunk down a kaleidoscope card on textured paper and add your leaves. Mine are from Elemental Doodles instead of the stampin up Tara used, so my card has been diddled for sure ; )

Blowing the paint around

I did this card after seeing one like it on splitcoast - pulled out a straw and went outside to blow the paint patterns. Never mind the fact that the skies opened and I got drenched; the card turned out very nice! The butterfly is ... ta dahhhh ... Elemental Doodles.

Which leaves?

These were inspired by a card on Splitcoast - and I can't decide if I prefer the real leaves or the ones I stamped with my new Elemental Doodles fall set. I can say one thing ... coloring mesh tape with a stamp pad is VERY messy.