Saturday, May 31, 2008

#8 card from the 12 from 3

This is card # 8 from the set.
I used L'Amour Red Palette Ink swiped across the Noir Palette ink stamped ladybugs from Ladybug Hello T-2386 (TAC) to make some pop up ladybugs to use on the card front. I cut them out with my CutterBee Scissors and used tape to attach them to the card front in various places.

I used the Noir Palette Ink to stamp hello in the upper right corner also from the Ladybug Hello set. A bit of found red ribbon with ladybugs printed on it was added to the bottom piece of patterned paper. When I assembled this card I used my corner rounder on all the edges to get a little softer look.

Thanks for looking!


Friday, May 30, 2008

Baby Boy

While visiting my friend I stamped and colored this adorable baby in the wash tub. I so wish I had bought this stamp too! But anyway when I got home it wasn't long until another friend shared the news that her baby had arrived - a beautiful baby boy! So I grabbed this little guy and layered him with some little scraps of blue/green papers that I had and made a card to send their way.

Palette Ink in Ballet Blue was used to edge the papers with, Palette Noir to stamp the sentiment with. The stamp set is from TAC: It's the Little things TA -2876 which is a hostess set that I got from my last book party.

The image was colored with my Copic markers, I don't recall what ones as I had colored it when it was first stamped and not when I made the card. Too long ago to remember and I didn't write them down - sorry.
Publish Post

Thanks for looking and wishing my friend and her delightful new baby many wonderful days!

Thursday, May 29, 2008

12 from 3

I followed a TUT online at Pamela's That showed how to make 12 cards from 3 papers,
not including the base cards. You can add whatever embellies you wish and finish off with whatever stamps you choose also. These are my base cards and as I finish them I am taking pics and listing supplies so that I can share them with you as I go :) This was a great way to delve into that super stash of patterned papers and play a little. Give it a try - as you can see although you are using the same papers none of them are the same!

Most are done on White Card Stock bases as I had extras already cut from doing the Graduation Open House Invites for my daughter, but a few are done on other colors and that almost changed the whole look by itself!

Her directions also are for using 6.5" x 5" card bases which I didn't have so I used them on regular A2 Card bases and simply adjusted the cut pieces to fit the cards. This left me with a little extra bits and pieces that I wasn't able to use since I didn't plan ahead LOL but hey I am happy about using different patterns together and having cards ready to just add sentiments to as I need them. I am working on another set that will be a gift for someone too.

Papers I used were DCWV and Paper Stack from JoAnne's. the base card stock is from The Paper Place in Wellington, OH.

Leave me a link if you give it a try -- would love to see what your's look like!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Just Because

Awhile back I had offered some blog candy that didn't go to well but there was one lady who played sort of :) and I told her I would send her a little goodie so I made this card for her and included a little something since she took the time to comment on some posts.

I used my Palette Ink in Reflection Blue to ink up my TAC Just Because T-2899 stamp. I stamped it onto white card stock and layered with some funky bright flower paper I had. I also used some of the same flower paper to add a top to the base card stock. I used a piece of gingham checkered ribbon in pink to cover the edge and then matted the layered stamped image onto the top. I used dew drops from my water collection on the top stamped matted image also.

here is a picture of the complete cad with the goodies I tucked inside.

I may try another blog candy post in the future - I haven't given up although this was that successful an attempt LOL!


Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Tri-Fold Card

This is a tri-fold or gate fold card that I made while playing with my Scor-Pal.

To one side I added the patterned paper that was in a package of 6x6 papers I got from a swap.

The focal image uses TAC Wishing You T-1205 stamped with Noir Palette Ink
and a flower background stamp that I believe is from Purple Faerie Paper Crafts which I stamped using my Rainbow Ink Pad. I edged the image and the background with Boudoir Blush Palette Ink.

The lower right side of the front flap I made a mini Spring scene using my TAC April 26 set "A Little Spring" Using my Palette Inks in Nude, Raw Sienna, Chartreuse and Noir. The swing is actually a black brad that I attached with my Crop-O-Dile. I used my Copics to color the flowers and grass as well as to outline and give some dimension to the swing and tree trunk.

Happy Spring Day to you also!


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Monday, May 26, 2008

Hinged Window Card

This was a card we made in one of the classes on my group. It opens twice the hinged window on the front of the card as well as the traditional opening of the card. You can put an extra greeting there which is nice.

I used scraps of paper again - yep I am really trying to use them up! the green was parts of a 12x12 that was cut for another project somewhere along the way. The flower is stamped on watercolor paper BUT I colored directly onto the stamp with my Copic markers and then spritzed with some alcohol and stamped it down onto the paper. I liked the effect it had. The edges of the paper were scraped along the edge of one of the Copics too. Matted the flower on the black paper and then adhered it to the hinged part of the card.

This is the end result. I was really pleased with the card.


Sunday, May 25, 2008

Music Chick

I used Gamasol and Prisma pencils to color this little chick in.
I made it while I was at a friends so I am not sure who the stamp is by.
Just thought he was cute :)

The card was done on blue card stock and then I added some handmade shaving cream paper with swirls of yellow, green and a dash of pink in it. added a bit of sheet music and then the chick playing the harp to the top to make the card.

I used some green dew drops from my water collection to finish off the one corner.

This is what I ended up with ...

I think I might of liked it better if I had edged the papers a little to blend them together better but it was fun card to put together and happy colors!

thanks for looking!


Saturday, May 24, 2008

Modern Grid Technique

I think I finally have a work space again ! YiPPeE!

This was one of the cards I made when I finally had the place semi back together...ummm it is still semi together but coming along nicely :)

I wanted to try the modern grid technique from the TJ newsletter again but this time with patterned paper (just a scrap I had in the scraps box) and a saying stamp. Well I grabbed my trusty Noir Palette Ink Pad and stamped a couple saying stamps from TAC - Be Still T-2890 a few times and it still looked kinda bland so I added the flowers from my Oriental Nature Elements set (ONE8HH) which you can get at Innovative Stamp Creations and it looked better :) Then I used my SU Really Rust Writer to draw the lines. LOL that is the only SU Writer I have - I do like it and wouldn't mind a few more of them in other colors. I used my small SU/ EK Success circle punch to notch the corners out and then mounted it onto a rust colored base card. (paper from The Paper Place, Wellington, OH) I added Matte Finish Buttons in Buttercup (All Sorts of Things) to the corners to fill the notched area on the base card and then used my Spica Glitter Pen in Melon to color the centers of the flowers. It didn't pick up well in the scan but it added a little shimmer to them IRL.

Thanks for looking :)

Hope you have a wonderful weekend everyone.


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Friday, May 23, 2008


Isn't this little chick the cutest thing :)
He is from TAC Just Giggle Set (TA-2816)
which was one of the hostess sets I got from my party order.

I stamped him two times with Sunflower Palette Ink onto white card stock from The Paper Place. Then I cut them real close with my Cutter Bee Scissors which I LOVE LOVE LOVE!
My daughter bought them for me :)
I matted them onto black paper, also from The Paper Place. Then I dug into my scraps pile and found this cool paper that someone made with splashing paint onto it I think. There were 2 kinds, one a thin paper and the other a thicker cardboard type. I cut two squares out with my scalloped punch then also cut sections to layer onto the side/top of the cards. I layered Mr. Chicky onto the scalloped punches for both cards. One I lined up and affixed the smaller sections along the side of the card, alternating the thin and thicker paper. I used some May Arts Black with White Polka Dots ribbon to put over the edges (you know to hide the uneven cuts LOL!) the second card I layered everything onto a black card front and used only 2 pieces of the thinner paper leaving black showing for 2 of the strips.

I stamped the word stamp just giggle on each card, one with Noir ink and the other with New Canvas Palette ink.

Here are the two completed cards.

Thanks for looking - hope you enjoy and take time to giggle too!


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Thursday, May 22, 2008

Happy Birthday with Handmade Paper

I made this great birthday card for a friend using my new TAC stamps again :) I just love all the ones I got and am glad I am having a chance to put them all to use :) I used a scrap of green handmade paper with a leaf print on it to cover the top half of my white base card. I then used some of my polka dotted May arts ribbon to cover the edge of the paper and make it separate smoothly from the white background. The flower is another scrap of that which I used for the booklet pages I made for Mother's Day. This was the end of it here LOL! I used my scalloped punch to cut it but it wasn't quite right with one edge not scalloping (hmmm is that a word?) right. So I put it into the birthday stamped image and rounded off that corner with my SU corner rounder. I then cut the birthday stamped image out and mounted it on top of the card. Pretty simple but you know how that homemade paper just makes the cards super special without a lot of hoopla needed. I was very happy with how this one turned out and I know the recipient was also - she told me! LOL
Hope you all have a great day!

TAC set used was Birthday Wishes T-2941

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Thank You to my friend

At the end of April I went to see a friend for little get away. I had made this card to leave as a thank you when I left. I have been really working on NOT hoarding my patterned paper and using it instead so that is how this card came to be. I made a card with matching envelope using Patterned Paper :) Aren't you proud! LOL You fellow paper hoarders know what I mean.
I stamped my image on light blue paper and colored with my Copic's. Then I stamped and cut out the butterflies and vase on the patterned paper then I pieced them on top of the stamped ones. Gave it a little dimension. I notched the edges of the patterned paper and then mounted it on black and then onto the blue base card. The images were cut out and then matted with black card stock also. On the flower image I used my Spica Glitter Pen to color the flower and give it a little bling while on the butterfly one I notched the edges before matting it then added 3 brads to the top of the black. Then I added them to the front of the card.
I am not at home to list the stamp set but it is a TAC one.
Thanks for looking :)

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

SheetLoad Information and Blog Candy

SheetLoad is having a Blog Candy give away for new subscribers. So hop over to Sheetload and check it out. A great way to get some new ideas for layouts and they samples that are shared are inspiring too. It is a new site for me so I am just learning my way around also but I am enjoying it so far. Let me know what you think?
A great way to stop hoarding that pretty paper and start using it and spreading the joy!

Friday, May 16, 2008

Sketch 55 Card

Once again I was digging through and playing with sketch challenges and decided to use this one for a swap on my Yahoo group. Of course the fact that I could do this with scraps that were laying out from things I had dug up while the stamp room was all in disarray was a plus too!
I also wanted to get some ink on my new TAC stamps since I had cut them all and put them into the plastic cases too! That is called "ready mode" according to a friend. All my stamps stare at me out of their case ready and waiting LOL! As I sit in my chair and turn side to side, look straight ahead then raise my arm and choose they are all in "ready mode" just hoping to be picked! I laughed so hard when she was telling me this! Too funny to imagine them all whispering pick me pick me pick me!
These are the supplies I used for this card:

Jan Lanoy Bo-Bunny Press © 2005 12" Butterfly Wishes Paper
May Arts Ribbon
SU paper (purple - I don't know which one it is sorry)
Yellow paper from The Paper Place, Wellington, OH
TAC Stamp set used Birthday Wishes T2941 from current catalog
Palette Noir Ink

you can't see the stamp to well in the overall shot since it is black on purple but here is a close up of it. I stamped it first then cut it out using my Scalloped Circle punch - fit just perfect!

Thanks for checking in :) I am going to hopefully find some stamping time this weekend so I have plenty to share with you all next week!


Thursday, May 15, 2008

PPP is a new adventure for me:)

PPP or rather PayPerPost is a new blogging adventure for me. I signed on because I think it is about time I start making my online time a little more profitable in the sense of hard earned cash as well as outreaching to others and spreading the word on products and opportunities that come along.

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I recall that I saw the PPP logo on many blogs I visit but I didn’t really understand the concept. I am learning as I go and I pray you will stick with me and hopefully learn a thing or two also. The basics are that you are helping various advertisers to spread the word about their products and offers through blogging about it on your blog.. There is a HUGE list of opportunities that you can choose from, find something relevant and then go for it! You reserve the opportunity, follow the requirements and once it is approved you will reap the rewards.

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I am new to the PPP blogging family so I have yet to make some friends but I know I have seen a blog or two I already frequent so I am bound to find a friend or two eventually. Meanwhile I find myself clicking some of the top earner blogs and checking them out to learn the tips and tricks of the trade J

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were we stupid or what?

I made this card for a friends birthday :) The layout was based on one of the SheetLoads of Cards monthly Ezines. I really liked the idea of getting so many cards from just a few sheets of paper and thought I would give it a go. I liked the outcome and even though you use the same "indredients" your cards are all different in some way or another. Isn't the Bo-Bunny paper delicious! I just love their bright and funky papers! I paired it with some DCWV paper and distressed the edges some with my nifty Heidi Swapp Distressing Tool. I cut layered and glued them into place then and added some of the faux dew drops on one corner.
But the best is the sentiment from Hambo Stamps:
"Remember when we were young, how we couldn't wait to grow up?"


isn't that just too fun! Yeah why are we in such a hurry to grow up? Too much responsibility, to many things to have to worry or wonder about.

So enjoy your youth - as they say age is only a number!


Supplies I used:

Stamps by Hambo
Palette Inks
Bo-Bunny Press
Jan Lanoy ©2005 Butterfly Wishes Paper
Heidi Swapp Edge Distresser
Paper from Hollo's, DCWV, Bo-Bunny and The Paper Place, Wellington, OH

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Last of the booklet

Today is the last of the little booklet I made for my Mom. :)
I hope you have enjoyed looking at it.

This little bird feeder was by far my favorite! I played with my Copic markers including the Blender one and I was thrilled with how it came out. A friend said to me - it is only coloring BUT it is my Copics LOL ...she didn't get it!
I colored the bird bath and then cut it out to mount it onto the base that I had stamped the verse onto and then edged with Palette Ink also.

this is another tone on tone and a little hard to see but much easier in RL. The little chick was too cute I had to give him a try - he is a new TAC set also. I colored him also with the yellow Copics and then cut and mounted him on top.

I also did the faux stitching on this card with my Spica Glitter Pen.

if y'all really know me you know I adore fall leaves and the vibrant fall colors so I had to stick one in the booklet :) This stamp was just laying there on top of my work area so I grabbed it and one of my Rainbow pads. The verse is stamped with Palette Nior Ink right on top and I edged the card with one of my green shades of Palette Ink.

What better way to close than to wish Mom the best of everything so I grabbed several stamps and colors of Palette Inks and randomly stamped the back page.

Well that is it :)

If I find some more of those holders I might just make another one of these - I thought it turned out pretty nice - what about you?

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

More of the little booklet...

Today I will share with you the next few pages from the little booklet I made my mom.
Most again use some TAC set or another - they seem to be the ones I reach for most :) All inks are the Pallete Inks.

This is hard to see the paper and ink are so close but IRL it is easier to read. it says "Let everything that has breath praise the Lord"

The butterfly is done using one of the rainbow inkpads and then I stamped the sentiment and mounted it with a bit of foam tape.

This uses a partial cut out of one stamp (the flower) which I added an eyelet to with my Crop-O-Dile and then also used my Copic Spica Glitter pens to color the flower and the rainbow. I finished the flower off with a tiny (teeny tiny!) green gem. Again this one I mounted the sentiment up with some thin foam tape I had pieces of left.

I sorta messed this one up - wait no mess ups in stamping just different opportunities! So I random stamped all over the background and edged it then stamped the sentiment and mounted it in the center.

Again thanks for checking my blog out - I appreciate it.

The last of the booklet will come tomorrow.


Monday, May 12, 2008

Mother's Day Gift

I had a wonderful day yesterday - hope you all did also! I had been working on a gift for my mom so I finally put it all together yesterday before going off to dinner with my daughter and meeting her there also :) (yeah we took the men too LOL!)
I had recently ordered a set of scripture stamps from TAC and planned to use them for some cards I donate to the church but my mom seems to be having a tough time lately so I figured that the first inking should be something special you know!
Awhile back I found these badge holder covers and I tied them together with a piece of ribbon. They are the perfect size to hold an ATC so I used that to make a mini flip booklet for her to carry with her and whenever she is needing a boost she can look at it. Either for the verse or the art work or both! She really seemed to like it so I was glad I had come up with the idea.
The top photo is the cover and is made using a a large background stamp brayered with my rainbow ink pad and then I laid the paper on top and pressed it down. I cut a piece and added faux stitching with my Copic Spica Pink Glitter Pen to the edges and a mini pink butterfly brad I found in my stash! I stamped with another new TAC set I just got using Lavender Palette Ink.

The next page is again using that same background paper I stamped the verse over it with Palette Noir Ink and then layered it on purple and then onto green paper from Hollo's. The background paper is "notched" using the edge of my mini circle punch :) I also added another mini pink butterfly brad on the corner of the script portion. The background green paper I used the Palette Noir Ink on and my So Splattered stamps from TAC - I love that set!

This page is on pink, stamped the verse and then added ladybugs around the edges. I used the clippo which is part of my stash from Bits-n-Pieces.

This page was made using my scalloped oval punch. I stamped the verse on white paper and then punched it out. I decided to play on the word Stars from the quote so I used my Shine set from TAC and stamped 2 stars also on the white paper then I grabbed a Copic Marker in pale yellow (sorry don't remember which one it was) and colored the entire oval as well as the star body of the stars. Well I thought they looked a little silly with white faces and hair so I grabbed more Copics in flesh color and brown to color those in. I then cut them out and put them to the side of the verse which I had lined up top to bottom then cut the edge off flush with the base atc.

These are the first 4 that were in the mini booklet I gave my mom - I will share more tomorrow. I hope you enjoy looking at them as much as I enjoyed making them and I hope Mom enjoys them also!

thanks for taking time to stop by today!


Sunday, May 11, 2008

Faux Silk Mother's Day Card

Wishing you all a...

I hope everyone has a wonderful day spending with their mom's/family. It is a rainy day here but I was delighted to get up and go eat breakfast with my daughter before she had to go to work. Her dad was helping to serve a pancake and french toast breakfast for Mother's Day and we went to eat with him. She is planning to take me to dinner tonight also so am looking forward to that. We are going to my favorite place Red Lobster :) Quite a concession for her as she doesn't like seafood! Oh the things we do for our Mother's LOL!

I don't know if I am going to get to see my Mom today - she is going to eat at my Brothers house and then not sure if she and my Dad will be able to meet us tonight for dinner or not. But none the less I love Mom and called to wish her a Happy Mother's Day already :)

I made this card using the Faux Silk Technique for the section with the hats on it. The ribbon on the hats is colored with my pink Copic Spica pen to add some glitter but it is hard to see here in the picture. The rest is just layers and sponged edges.

Thanks for stopping by! Wishing you all a wonderful day!


Friday, May 9, 2008

Big Girl Panties

There was a minor misunderstanding on my Yahoo list a while back and basically it was tossed out to put your big girl panties on and deal with it. Well there are some ladies on the list who tease me about this as it is kind of my standard - just deal with it LOL! So in the teasing I thought why not stick an underwear swap on the board. So we did LOL and this was the card I made for my partner. I used a sketch challenge to make the card and the supplies I used are listed below. It was a fun card and I am enjoying seeing the other cards people made for the swap also. You can see here the stickles I added around the edges for the "ruffle" part.

thanks for looking :)

See you later...................................

Bo-Bunny Press Jan Lanoy © 2005 Butterfly Wishes Paper
Heidi Swapp Edge Distresser
Langley Boy Designs Thanks for your support! stamp set ( ©2007 by Langley Boy Designs)
Frosted Lace Stickles
Copic Ciao Markers YR31 and B60
paper edgers arabespue
Palette Ink Lavender Sachet
Other paper from DCWV, Hollo's and The Paper Place, Wellington, OH