Monday, July 27, 2009

I'm Baaaaack!

I can't believe it's been a week since I last posted. We just got back from a trip to North Carolina to visit good friends. We had a blast, but were glad to get home again too!

This card was made using the same design as the previous one, only rotated vertically. I love the way you can make a whole new look by rotating a design!

Monday, July 20, 2009

December 25th Card

I have a love/hate relationship with this card. It is "Lucky Layers" on page 27 of Wishes. I could NOT get the papers to come out straight, and it was driving me crazy! But the addition of a tag sprayed with Glimmer Mist and some funky fibers made it all okay. I love Fun Fur fibers!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

I made this card today at a class at Violette's Art Stamp and Scrapbook Store in Lakeland. What do you think? It is made by heat embossing in gold and painting with Tombow watercolor pens, then blending with a water pen. This is one of my favorite techniques! And of course, I HAD to spray it with Glimmer Mist too!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

I made this card using an old nutcracker rubber stamp that was my mom's. She was an artist, and she loved stamping too. When I lived overseas, the military post office people always knew when my mail was from my mom because she would stamp and draw all over the envelopes! I lived in Germany and acquired a collection of nutcrackers while I was there so this stamp has multiple layers of meaning for me. Now the nutcracker collection decorates my craft room. My favorite is an artist one that I had given to my mom. She passed away several years ago, and I miss her still. I didn't discover scrapbooking and stamping until very recently, and I often think how much my mom would have loved doing this too!

This card is based on the pattern "Simply Said" on page 17 of Wishes. And--oops!--I forgot to tell you that yesterday's card was "Framework" on page 15. I'm still using the glitter cardstock from My Mind's Eye. (I have a whole stack of it, so you'll be seeing a lot of it coming up). The nutcracker stamp is a retired one from PSX. The sentiment stamp is from Inkadinkado. I also used Gold Glimmer Mist on the embellishments. If you love to make cards, but sometimes have a hard time getting started, you would love the Close To My Heart how-to books. The newest one is Wishes. It is full of card ideas, complete with the all paper measurements, AND comes with a CD with templates for everything in the book--including envelopes! You can find Wishes on my CTMH website. Just click on the Close To My Heart icon on the right.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Well, so much for my goal of posting a new card every day! Funny how life has a way of interrupting your creative plans! But at least the bills are paid, the coupons are clipped, I actually got a few cards in the mail, and I can see the top of my desk for the first time all month! This card has the same cardstock and inks as the previous ones. Stamps are from Stampabilities and Hero Arts. I also used glimmer mist on the embellishments--can you see it shimmer in the photo? I love glimmer mist! Happy Christmas in July!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

My goal is to create and post a new card every day this month. I am working my way through the new Close To My Heart how-to book Wishes. This card is based on the pattern "Simple Statement" found on page 11. I used glitter cardstock from My Mind's Eye, CTMH cardstock and ink in Barn Red and New England Ivy, and stamps from CTMH and Hero Arts. All of the embellishments are attached with CTMH 3-D foam tape. Come back tomorrow for another card!