Thursday, April 8, 2010

A Little Bit of Spring

Hey folks! I have a card for you today. It is one of those kind that you make and it works out just as you planned it and you love it when it's finished. It just makes me happy. Wanna see it?

And I stamped on the inside too...

And then I wasn't sick of those funny monkeys yet so I decided to decorate the envelope too...

Do you remember that I didn't like the Changito monkeys at first? Well, I guess I got over it! These monkeys today are from the Changito Spring set by Stampendous. There are tons of adorable images in this set. That little frog just makes me laugh.

I colored with Copics and accented with a little bit of Ranger Glossy Accents. You might notice that I got a little bit of feathering on the envelope images. The card image is stamped on SU Whisper White with Memento Tuxedo Black. The card interior is GA Pacific White. Both of those yielded great results. However, Office Depot store brand invitation envelopes leave a little to be desired for stamping.

It has to be a quick post today since we are heading out on an overnight trip with the kids. It is their spring break so we want to so something fun. I hope you like today's card. Thanks for stopping by!

Papers- 3 Bugs in a Rug Enchanting Savannah; SU Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Soft Sky; DCWV green CS. Stamps- Stampendous Changito Spring; Sandylion Clear Borders. Inks- SU Blue Bayou; Memento Tuxedo Black. Tools- EK Daisy Chain edge punch. Embellishments- Favorite Findings buttons- pink; La Mode buttons- blue; DMC #6170 pearl cotton; Ranger Glossy Accents. Pens- Sakura clear Stardust; Copics (R24, R22, R81, YR31, E43, E44, B52, YG17, YG23.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Wow, Is She Ever Coming Back?

Hi guys! Did you think I left and never came back? Can you ever forgive me? I have been so busy getting my new Stampin' Up! business off the ground that I just haven't had time for my "therapy" cards. Ya know...the cards that I make for my much needed relaxation therapy. Haha! Anywho, I stopped by today with an Easter card I made a while back. It is listed in my Etsy shop as well. Wanna see?

As you may know if you stop by here more than once, I ADORE the Sugarplum images. Emma with her little basket is just too precious so she was my first choice for cute Easter cards this year. She is accented by the new Basic Grey line called Kioshi. I have to admit that the whole collection of papers did nothing for me when I saw it in a magazine weeks ago. When i saw it in my local Archiver's, I almost didn't recognize it! The colors are so much prettier in person. I think it is hard to get a feel for the scale of the patterns when you see it in an ad too. Anyway, I like how they work here. Emma is printed on a pale taupe card stock from Hobby Lobby. Stark white just didn't give me the right feel with that Basic Grey.

I have to run for now. I am judging a math tournament for my son's math club tonight so I have some things to get done before the start of Spring Break Friday morning. Oy! It is here already! They will be out of school before I know it! Have a great Easter weekend if I don't make it back before then. Happy Spring!

Papers- Basic Grey Kioshi Sayuri; Bazzill Jetstream CS; DCWV CS. Stamps- ATS digi image Easter Basket Emma; Stampendous happy easter. Inks- Tim Holtz Distress milled lavender & pumice stone. Tools- Sizzix lg floral flourishes emb folder; SU scallop border punch; sanding block; marvy clever lever 2.5" circ punch; EK paper shaper leaf punch; SU mat pack and piercer. Embellishments- MM 5th Ave brads; misc buttons; crochet flowers; DMC #3042 pearl cotton. Pens- Copics (YG13, YG11, E02, E31, E33, E35, W5, V01, V000, V12, B52, B91. SU- Sahara Sand marker.