May 24, 2011

Warmed by Friendship

Hello Everyone!  You know that feeling when your creative juices are flowing and everything comes together so easily?  Well, I'm surprised that this card isn't dripping wet, because my juices were flowing!  I really like the clean look and simple layout.  The construction of the card is pretty self-explainatory, so all that's left are the supplies. 
Stamps:  Warm Happiness, Warm Happiness Too, Tiny Tags--PTI
Paper:  Baja Breeze, Soft Suede, Perfect Plum, White, Green House Gala--all SU
Accessories:  PTI doily, heart tag and cup dies, MFT Dynamics Scallop border die, plum ribbon, pearls, dimensionals, dotted swiss embossing folder, nestability die, sponge.
Thanks for stopping by!

May 23, 2011

Let the Journey Begin

Hello Everyone!  A good friend of mine is taking a dream trip of a lifetime to Italy.  She is so excited, so I knew I had to make her a card to wish her a wonderful time and safe travels.  My Favorite Things Goin' Places was the perfect stamp set to create this special card.  I stamped the main image on white cardstock and colored the map and suitcase with prisma colors and blended with mineral spirits to create the shading.  The dress is paper pieced using Beyond the Garden dsp.  The blue background cardstock is Pacific Point.  See the tone on tone circles on the card base?  That's the retired On the Spot background stamp.  I really love how it goes with the circle of the doily from PTI.  A few nail head brads complete this fun card.  Thanks for stopping by!

May 20, 2011

Tone on Tone

Hello Everyone!  I've been in a tone on tone mood lately.  I love the look of blue on blue, green on green and so on.  Today, it's white on white.  Even though there's no colored border around the embossed white piece of cardstock, it stands out all on it's on because of the texture.  The birdie is from A Touch of Nature--SU and the sentiment is from PTI's Delightful Dalhlia.  The photopolymer stamp is flexible and allowed me to curve it to fit the shape of the cardstock.  A few pearls and ribbon finish this one.  Thanks for stopping by!

May 17, 2011

For a Happy Couple of Many Years

Hello Everyone!  I needed to come up with a special card for a very special couple.  My in-laws are celebrating their 53rd wedding anniversary this week!!!  Can you believe 53 years?!  That's a wonderfully long time and they are such an inspiration for our family. 
All the stamp sets used today are from PTI (Delightful Doilies, Twinkle, Mega Mixed Messages).  The doily images are stamped onto very vanilla cardstock using regal rose ink.  The card base, die cut doily and ribbon are all rich razzleberry.  The sentiment is stamped in that wonderful razzleberry color.  I LOVE that color!  A couple of rhinestones finish this one. 
Thanks for stopping by!

May 5, 2011

For a Happy Mother's Day

Hello Everyone!  This card is made with the new Stampin' Up! embossing folder from the current Summer Mini catalog.  It's called Flower Garden.  I embossed a piece of whisper white cardstock, then water colored the flowers using blushing bride and old olive reinkers.  The background (base of the card) is stamped tone on tone with the French Filligree large background stamp.  Take a look at this adorable tag!  I realize I'm getting all excited about a tag, but it's made from a PTI stamp set called Tiny Tags.  There's so many sentiments included in this set.  It also has a coordinating tag die set.  LOVE IT!!!  The doily is also made from a PTI die.  The pretty bow was made from some raffia I have in my stash.  A row of pearls finish this one off. 
Thanks for stopping by and a Happy Mother's Day to all of you!