Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Upsy Daisy

This is also a CASE, this time pretty much an exact one! I was inspired by kirstysb's pretty red daisies, but also wanted to use the new Daffodil Delight yellow SU! introduced. Perfect summer cards!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Elements of Style

I was tickled pink to get this stamp set-- vintage is a style I don't often use. I had such a time with this and no, I do not mean a good time. I had various beautiful creations from SCS as guides and couldn't make any of mine look that wonderful. Finally, I tried CASE-ing one done by Susie Nelson (search for susie nelson on SCS) and it worked! I really like this. I used Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, and Very Vanilla. The bird is Cherry Cobbler stamped on Crumb Cake (or can I just call it Kraft?).

Monday, August 9, 2010

Happy New Baby!

Neighbors welcomed a baby boy on Wednesday. Another neighbor organized some meals to give them a break. It wasn't until I was baking a cake to go with the meal I was taking them Saturday that I realized I hadn't made a card yet! Off to SCS for some inspiration (which came from addicted2crafting). I did several changes to her card, but the scalloped square animals from Wild About You and scalloped edge top layer are straight cases. Changes I did make: matting the scallop squares, different color for the giraffe, a polka dot background, bow instead of mounting the squares on the ribbon, and not making it a one-layer card.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

More Fifth Avenue Floral

Why did it take me so long to use this set? I love it! I wanted the flowers to have the same color variations as if I had colored them with the Reinker Spread technique-- but of course, as I was coloring these at Tae Kwan Do, that would have been a bit messy! So the Wonderful Watercolor Crayons came back out and I colored and shaded and dabbed and redid......I'm pretty happy with all of these. Then, once home, I painted Crystal Effects on the roses for a little more "oomph." What do you think?

This last one is on the way to my sister Debbie, who fell down the stairs on the first day of their family vacation and broke her foot! And, sad stamper that I am, I didn't have any cards ready to send. I'll get back downstairs tonight (I"ll need to craft -- or drink--after a late afternoon shopping trip with my 13 yr old) and remedy that. I love Pixie Pink and Basic Black together.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Fifth Avenue Floral

OK, you all know my stampin' mojo went south on me and sometimes it seemed it would never be back! Russell started Tae Kwon Do (did I spell that correctly?) this week, which brought back memories of when both kids did karate. I think I stamped most of the time they did karate, I always had a project with me (and no doubt bored all around me as I stamped and chatted away!). Piano lessons. Gymnastics. Everywhere. So this week, I packed a box of supplies, a stamp set that has gotten very little love from me, and off we went. I needed 3 birthday cards for Byron's mom, sister, and sister-in-law (yep, within 2 days of each other). Watercolor crayons are great for this kind of on-the-go coloring. I'm hooked again! Since I made these on Thursday, I have also done birthday cards, thinking of you cards, and a (if I do say so myself) adorable baby card. Stay tuned, I will post them soon!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Finally back!

Yes, it has been a while. Since February to be precise! Life took a hard left and there just was not time to keep playing on Blogger. Of course, right now I am supposed to be doing homework, but we won't go there. I did stamp in the long months since February, but it was always in a super-hurry, get-this-done-and-in-an-envelope way.

I fell in love with the lighthouse stamp thanks to the influence of my friend Kelley (who I hope is recuperating well from a bad fall) who is always on the lookout for lighthouses-- her hubby is a retired USCG officer. I CASED these cards I do apologize, I did them so long ago that I have forgotten where I stashed the creator's names. I will do better from now on!