August 26, 2011

Quick Wedding

Hello Everyone!  I was kind of under the gun to get a wedding card made for tonight!  Nothing like waiting until the last minute right?  The card doesn't need much explaining except maybe for the colors.  Not sure why this pictured turned out looking kind of pink.  I'll have to play with my lighting a bit for future pictures.  The cardstock colors are Saraha Sand, Black and Shimmer White.  The ribbon is some that I've had in my stash forever.  I made a 3 loop bow and attached it with a glue dot.  I think pearls were the perfect touch and gives the card just the right look.  Thanks for stopping by.

August 25, 2011

New Baby Girl

Hello Everyone!  Are these baby stamps just the most adorable?  The images are a PTI stamp set called Hanging Out.  To begin with, (look closely, it's there) I used the SU Pretty Pattern stamp to create the background.  I love the subtle look of tone-on-tone ink.  It creates such a soft pattern.  The baby clothes were cut out using matching PTI dies.  I sponged the cloud background using bashful blue ink.  The tiny flowers at the bottom were done with a Martha Stewart punch.  The dsp is certainly celerty.  I gave the onsie a little bit of oomph by popping it up on a dimensional.  Doesn't this just make you say aww?  Thanks for stopping by.

August 10, 2011

Latte Love

Hello Everyone!  I wanted to make a cute card for my daughter's birthday using my Make the Cut software.  I'm always inspired by Jin's blog Under A Cherry Tree.  If you haven't visited her blog, you don't know what you're missing.  She gives the most amazing tutorials using the software.  I saw a darling card she made using this coffee cup and I had the svg file to make one too, so here it is.  The file is available at Lettering Delights.  The sentiment was computer generated.  The background is a Rubberneckers stamp.  I think it makes a perfect compliment for a female card.  I really like how this turned out and thank you to Jin for her inspiration. 
Thanks for stopping by today.

August 9, 2011

Yummy Birthday

Hello Everyone!  Do you like chocolate as much as I do?  You know that craving you get in the pit of your stomach that only chocolate will cure?  Yep, I know you know what I'm talking about.  M & Ms are some of my favorite "go-to" candies to cure the crave.  Today's card uses several colors to create these little chocolate cuties (real red, crumbcake, daffodil delight, lucky limeade).  The stamp set I used for this is All Wrapped Up--SU retired.  The sentiment is from Crazy for Cupcakes.  Can you see the textured white background?  I used the new SU striped embossing folder.  The pattern is kind of subtle in this picture.  I stamped the chocolates in the dispenser and punched some small cirles out of cardstock and layered them.  I have an alphabet set and used the "M" to make them into M & Ms.  This card is for my nephew's birthday and I decided to create his name out of candies as well.  Thanks for stopping by today!

August 6, 2011

Tropical Oasis

Hello Everyone!  Doesn't this card make you want to pack your bags, grab a passport and head for the tropics?  I had such a good time making this card.  I used several mask layers and sponged the entire background.  I started by die cutting an oval shape, using a nestie die.  I then sponged the sky with bashful blue, the ocean with marina mist and the beach with soft suede.  It's kind of subtle, but I used the spritzer tool and a soft suede marker to give a little texture to the sand. The palm tree, from the Tropical Party stamp set-SU, was inked using chocolate chip and old olive markers and stamped onto the beach.  The margarita drink sparkles from yellow stickles.  Don't the palm fronds look great on the corners?  I added a couple of pink flowers for a splash of color.  Thanks for stopping by today.