Thursday, April 10, 2014

Hello Kitty Punch Art

...and some changes. I'll share the Hello Kitty card first, which I made for my youngest granddaughter's birthday, who is a spunky little thing. I used punches and lots of black Sharpie marker to create this card. (I have to say that the fumes from the Sharpie got a little strong at times!!!)
This card took a little while to make, but I enjoyed the challenge of figuring out how to get an evenly black outline around all the punched pieces and then how to create all the parts for the Hello Kitty. The eyes and nose took some trial and error. I finally ended up using a few ovals from a rocket in the Sizzix Sizzlit Boy Set, because there was no way I could have drawn in the two oval eyes to look  the same. The paws, ears, and bow were all made from the Small Heart punch, with the tips of the hearts cut off to create the paws and the arches of the hearts cut off to create the ears. I've included the supply list at the end of this post.
So now onto some changes...Most of my Stampin' Up! customers know that I am terminating my Stampin' Up! demonstratorship. I have thoroughly enjoyed my season as a demonstrator over the last 8 years, but with my family obligations requiring more of my time, I am unable to keep my business running and to care for my family as well I would like to. 
With my termination came an unexpected surprise. One of my Stamp Club members, Amy Hooks, has decided to become a Stampin’ Up Demonstrator. (Yay, Amy!!) She will continue to serve our Stamp Club and anyone else who would like to place an order. If you live locally and are interested in information about her club or placing orders, you can visit her Stampin' Up! website here.
Since Amy has taken over the SU part of my business, I've been thinking that it might be feasible for me to offer a class or two later in the year, which is the part of my business I miss the most and really enjoyed. We’ll see! I'll keep you all posted. Until then I'll just keep sharing my cards here with you on my blog and hope that you'll keep visiting.
Thanks for stopping by!
Supply List
CS: Whisper White, Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Fresh Print DSP
INK: Basic Black
PUNCHES: Extra large oval (head), Small Heart (ears, bow, paws), 1-1/4" Scallop Circle, Itty Bitty shapes (circle for bow center)
Big Shot: Sizzix Sizzlit die Boy Set (eyes, nose), Word Bubble framelits, Strips EB folder
SS: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Accessories: Jewels-rhinestones, black Sharpie marker

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Baby Elephants

The inspiration for this cute baby boy card came from a sweet card Kim S. made using elephants. I used her three elephant idea which I created using My Digital Studio's Nursery Necessities stamp set, and stamped the "Hello Baby" sentiment from the Sweet Essentials stamp set.
 I love hybrid cards because the printer produces rich evenly stamped images, as seen
 in the elephants above.
The color combination in the Sweet Sorbet DSP has a nursery look and works well for a baby boy or girl card. I pulled out SU's retired star punches to make an embellishment for the upper section of the card.

So glad that you stopped by!

INK: Pool Party, Pistachio Pudding, Summer Starfruit, Basic Black
PAPER: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Pool Party, Black, Sweet Sorbet DSP
SS: Sweet Essentials
MDS: Nursery Necessities stamp set

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Vellum Thank You

Today I'm sharing a card that was inspired from a couple of different people. The Frosted Embossing technique I used on the vellum came from one of Amanda Burditt's cards. She has a video showing you the technique on her blog, if you'd like to try it out for yourself. The floral design was inspired by I'm in Haven's cute card.
I used a thick vellum and found that I got a better frosted look by rubbing in a circular motion. I used my Simply Scored scoring tool to make the lined border.

I pulled out a couple of retired items, the stamp set "One of a Kind" for the flowers to use with my Boho Blossom punch and the retired Elegant Bouquet EB folder. A couple of Little Leaves sizzlits cut apart make up the green garland frame. I love trying new techniques, and this one was fun and simple. Ink used is Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral and black Stazon for sentiment.

Thanks for visiting! Have a great day :-)

Thursday, March 20, 2014

So Very Grateful Baby Card

Today I'm sharing a baby card which was inspired by Lin Brandyberry's card. This is my first time using the So Very Grateful stamp set, which I thought was so cute when I first saw it.

The colors in the Sweet Sorbet DSP were perfect for this little girl baby card. I fussy cut the floral images and then cut apart one of the floral images so that I had the floral thing going along the topside of the white scalloped border. 
This is a fun stamp set to watercolor.

Thanks for stopping by and having a look!
Paper: Sweet Sorbet DSP, Whisper White, Crisp Cantaloupe
Ink: Black Stazon, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pool Party, Pistachio Pudding, Summer Starfruit
SS: So Very Grateful, Sweet Essentials
BS: Large Scallop Edgelit, Delicate Designs EB folder
Punches: Itty Bitty Shapes (scallop)
Accessories: Blender pen, Jewels-rhinestones

Friday, January 31, 2014

Hearts A Flutter Valentine



This is my husband's favorite Valentine this year. He likes cards with green leaves in them...remember my Mosaic Christmas Ornament card from last year and his suggestion to add the green leaves? This time I thought I'd beat him to the punch and added green leaves to the hearts, which he really liked :-)
I used the rectangular Designer Frames embossing folder to frame the stamped heart from the Hearts A Flutter stamp set. This is another "my style" more traditional Valentine card.
See you next time!

CS: Whisper White, Old Olive, Basic Black, Real Red, Fresh Prints DSP (132996)
INK: Real Red, Basic Black
SS: Sweet Essentials (126457), Hearts A Flutter (129252)
Set Designer Frames Textured Impressions Embossing Folder DieHearts A Flutter Clear-Mount Stamp Set