Wednesday, April 30, 2008

CC164 - Basic Pomegranate Sky

My first SCS color challenge. It turned out better than I thought it would.
Stamps: Always
Cardstock: Basic Black, Purely Pomegranate, Soft Sky, Whisper White
Ink: Soft Sky, PoPurely Pomegranate, Versamark
Accessories: Black EP, White EP, Small and Large Circle Punches, Piercing tool , Brads

Friday, April 25, 2008

WSC45 Nursery Necessities and Nestabilities (Masking with Nestabilities)

Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge #45

The star was punched out with the large star punch and matted on black cardstock. Initially, I glued down the star to a piece of white cardstock. The star on the white background looked very stark, so I thought I would sponge the background to bring all the colors together. I used the Nestabilities rectangle to mask off my white cardstock and sponged it with the three colors, Apricot Appeal, Certainly Celery and Tempting Turquoise. I also like how it left the white border; a little extra dimension. See pictures below for masking with the Nestabilities die cut. Stamps: Nursery Necessities
Cardstock: Tempting Turquoise, Basic Black, Apricot Appeal Designer Prints, Whisper White
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Apricot Appeal, Certainly Celery, Stazon Black, Versamark
Accessories: Nestabilities Rectangle and Scalloped Rectangle, Large Star Punch, Clear EP, Sponges, Ribbon, Piercing Tool

Masking with the Nestabilities

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Bloomin' Beautiful Watercolor

Our ladies group had a great speaker in this weekend from Master's Commision in B.C. Holes Green house donated some beautiful hydrangeas. It inspired me to get out my Bloomin' Beautiful stamp set out and finally do some watercoloring this week. I am longing to see something out there bloom, especially since we got hit with snow this week and cold temperatures. I am remaining hopeful that Spring is just around the corner, we saw about 25 beautiful robins in our trees yesterday.

Stamps: Bloomin' Beautiful, Fancy Flexible Phrases
Cardstock: Almost Anythest, Elgant Eggplant, Wild Wasabi, (Watercolor Paper)
Ink: Almost Amythest, Elegant Eggplant, Wild Wasabi, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa
Accessories: Ribbon, Aquapainter, Brads (SU)

Saturday, April 12, 2008

A Special Thank You

This card was inspired by Dannie Graves on SCS. I loved her idea of adding primas to a stamped image and creating a blossom. I "built a brad" with the small blossom from the Embrace Life set. Stamps: Embrace Life, Short and Sweet Sentiment
Cardstock: Mellow Moss, Blush Blossom, Whisper White
Ink: Old Olive, Certainly Celery, Blush Blossom, Pretty In Pink
Accessories: Pretties Kit, Build-a-Brad, Nestabilities Rectangles, Ribbon

Monday, April 7, 2008

WSC42 Nursery Necessities

I'd much rather be stamping today, but it's finally time to get to the taxes, I really can't put it off much longer.
Stamps: Nursery Necessities, In the Stars
Cardstock: Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Wild Wasabi, Pretty in Pink Prints Pack DSP, Michael's Striped 12x12
Ink: Wild Wasabi, White Uniglo Pen
Accessories: Circle Punches, Corner Rounder, Ribbon

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Organized craft room = Cards

The cards that follow the pictures of my craft room, I have prepared for my upcoming card class with cardstock that was cut a long time ago and I just wasn't able to deal with. My friend, Amy has a organizing business and needed some pictures of an organized craft space for an upcoming home show she is doing. Needless to say that was not my room 2 weeks ago. She has since helped me to organize my craft room and it has been a lot easier to get to things. Thanks Amy. You can check out her website at I've included some before and after pictures of my craft room.




Stamps: Bloomin Beautiful

Cardstock: Mellow Moss, Always Artichoke, Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White

Ink: Always Artichoke, Stazon Black, Real Red, Summer Sun

Accessories: Cuttlebug, Eyelets

Stamps: Nursery Necessities, In the Stars

Cardstock: Bashful Blue, Ballet Blue, Whisper White

Ink: Bashful Blue, Ballet Blue, Real Red, Craft White

Accessories: Corner Punch, Ribbon, Scallop Square Punch, Small Star Punch

Stamps: Nursey Necessities

Cardstock: Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Whipser White

Ink: Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose

Accessories: Ribbon, Primas, Brads, Scallop Circle Punch, Marvy 2inch and 2 1/2inch Circle Punches