Saturday, January 31, 2009

The Song in My Heart

Don't ya just love a mushy little love note now and then? This card certainly fits that description. I saw a lovely card on a blog by Kim MacNutt (which you can see here) and decided that her sketch would just have to be used in my next card. Of course, since I have 14,672 ideas on my desk waiting to happen, I didn't hop right to it but finally, the idea has seen the light of day that shines across my desk. I certainly hope I did the sketch justice. I distressed both the music print and the black cardstock by sanding and inking the edges for a little "old world appeal." The ivory tones are much creamier IRL but my camera didn't seem to capture the true color. This card is available for purchase in my etsy shop. If you would like the details on materials used, they are listed below. Thanks for stopping by!

Papers- Wedding March DSP by flairdesigns inc; dk red cardstock by colormates; black textured (white core) cardstock by colorbok. Font- Freestyle Script in 48pt. Inks- Frayed Burlap and Antique Linen Distress Inks by Tim Holtz. Tools- Martha Stewart branch punch. Embellishments- Jumbo Blossoms Red Daisy by Making Memories; #842 DMC embroidery cotton; black ivory stripe ribbon by ribbonfx.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Flakey Friends

I never get tired of snowmen. I bet I have more snow themed stamps and paper than any other kind. I will be so sad when winter comes to an end and I have to put the snowmen away for another year. Too bad I live in the sunny South where we are lucky to get a dusting every other year! But you came here today about the card, right? Well let's get on with it! This card is one of my new favorites for this season. I had a ball designing it and then making several to sell or send to my friends. My darling hubby even got one! I used the Winter Bear
digi-image by CC Designs from All That Scraps which is also available in stamp form. It is colored with several Copic and Zig markers (listed below). I love the little snowflake buttons! I found them on clearance at my local Walmart and wish I could get more. The card includes an inner message of, "Love is just a word until someone comes along and gives it meaning." I saw this quote online somewhere but can't remember where. If you know who "owns" it, please tell me so I can give them credit.

I think this card would make a great Valentine or even just a sweet little love card during the winter months. If you
want the details about materials used, they are listed below. Thanks for stopping by!

Papers- navy, red textured cardstock by DCWV; Brocade Blue cardstock by SU; Real Red Patterns DSP by SU. Stamps- Shapes & Shadows by SU; Winter Bear Digi Image by CC Designs/All That Scraps. Inks- Night of Navy by SU. Tools- Marvy Mega Scallop Circle Punch; Marvy Super Circle Punch. Ribbon- Making Memories Kids Collection-Ethan Trims. Pens- Zig navy, pure orange, and rose; Copic E29, B23, N1.

Who says love doesn't grow on trees?

This little tree is just blooming with love! I wanted to make a valentine for my hubby that wasn't too froo-froo and I think this fits the bill. I even got to use my new Fiskars Threading Water punch that he gave me for Christmas. The "love you" tag was printed in MS Word and then punched. This card is available for sale on my Etsy website. The details for this card are listed below. Thanks for stopping by!

Papers- Bo Bunny Wild Berry Dot print cardstock; misc dk chocolate cardstock; Xerox ivory 67# vellum cover. Tools- Fiskars Threading Water edge punch and 1/4 inch heart hand punch; EK 1 1/8 and 1 3/8 circle punches. Embellishments- 3/8inch dk red grosgrain ribbon. Stamps- Hero Arts Scroll Tree. Inks- Ancient Page Chocolate.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Let's Get Started

I have been tossing this idea around for a while so here I am! Blogging about paper at last! My plans include writing about the many projects that are in the works on my desk with a little about me thrown in for fun. I can't wait to share so stay tuned. I hope you'll visit often!