Friday, February 27, 2009

Together in all Weather

It was snowing like crazy yesterday, so I had fun escaping into this springtime card. I just colored the images and then built up from there with papers that worked. The colors are Marigold Morning and Riding Hood Red (both SU). The stamps are all from a Stampendous Changito Set that was exclusive to Archivers. I love how cheery and happy it turned out!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Hang In There

I did this one for a Split Coast Inspiration Challenge...where we were challenged to find inspiration in an exhibit to support breast cancer. I had to use pink of course, and this image was perfect for it! The colors are Pink Pirouette and Regal Rose...with a little gray. The flowers are all punches, some embossed with the Quickuts Curlz die, and then I added pearls to the centers. This was a fun one!! Just need to find someone to send it to!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Copic Comparison Chart

This is my personal hand-color chart that I have filled in with my markers. It was done on Papertrey Stamper's Select Cardstock, each box was colored with one layer of Copic ink. Tt is purely for reference between one color and another. Since all monitors are different, please do not use this as a true color sample for ordering Copics. It is intended for use to compare similarities in colors and shades of one vs another. B60 is there...just that pale that it hardly shows up...some other light ones are less obvious, like RV000, RV00, R00, BG000, B00, G40, V91...all colored in, but they are very light colors. I will update this as I add to my collection, but hopefully this will be of some help! (Click on the photo for the LARGE version.)

The blank chart can be found here if you would like to make your own!

Monogrammed & Embossed

Our family was recently shown a huge amount of kindness and generosity by someone, and I really wanted to do some kind of very special THANK YOU! So this is what I came up with...a set of three of these cards, blank inside with the Monogrammed front. All I know about their style is what my husband told me....they had silvery blue walls, and their furniture was elegant/traditional. Hopefully they will like them...nothing worse than trying to thank someone with something they don't like. :) So...this card is actually quite simple...two different embossed panels with ribbons around the seam. And then just dressed up the die-cut 'S' with some punches and silver ink. I love how it turned out!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Ahoy Sailor

I just love how this little card turned out, so I thought I would post it today. I recently started a little Etsy shop, and my aunt was kind enough to give me a little boost and ordered 3 of my cards! She and my uncle spend their free time on their sailboat, so I did this card as a thank you for supporting my little venture. It's a smaller size 3.5" x 5"...and the images are from Papertrey Ink. I had the rope lying on my table from my last project and thought it was a perfect addition to the nautical feel. I just might have to make more of this one!

Cured Yet?

I did this card by following a sketch (layout) to apply to be on a design team for an adorable stamp company. Being on a design team means you get to create samples using the stamps from a particular company in order to promote their product. I haven't done that before, but it really sounds like fun, especially since the style of their stamps is right up my alley! I used a Stampin' Up image for this one, and some Basic Grey Papers. I colored the image with Copics and tried to keep the rustic theme of the pig by adding some rope and pewter hardware. I really love how this turned out...but it's pretty hard to beat a farm animal and red on one project...some of my favorites to work with!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Spring Time for You

Another spring
card! This one is clean and fresh...back to some basics! The stamps are from the Stampin' Up set called Time for You. I colored the image with copics and then embossed the edge and popped it up without a frame. The tag was done the same way with some ribbon accents added. A few punched flowers with brad centers finish it off! The simplicity of the background really shows off the main image.
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Right Shoes?

I'm feeling spring-y with the snow starting to melt and March just around the corner! This is a simple card, inspired by the Crate Paper background. I used Versamagic ink for the boot and sentiment, it's so soft looking! The white velvet ribbon has a faux bow held on with a red and silver brad, and the red flower is just a punch of Ruby Red CS and then embossed with a mini Quickutz Goosebumpz die. Looks like spring!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Caffienated Bunnies

I had to try out this new MFT set (Tea for Two) and Spellbinders Tag Dies that came today! It's a simple basic layout, but it turned out cute! I got the idea for the tag ribbons from Cindy Haffner on SCS...she does some amazing cards! Anyway, I colored the little bunnies with Copics and added some liquid applique to the tail. A Prima flower and swiss dotted embossed background stitched to the base completes the cute & simple look!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Gray Skies

I created this card for the My Favorite Things Guest Designer Challenge. The requirements were to use any combination of Pink, White, Gray, Black and Brown. I actually was able to get them all in there with the little bits of brown on the dog! Another request was something to make the girls at MFT say *Wow!*. I tried with this one...and whether or not it makes it, this was so fun to do! I love it! The colors are so soft...I used Pink Pirouette, Basic Gray, and some SU DP on the background with the tiniest pink flowers. Adding some dotted ribbon over the swiss dotted embossed strip and scallops everywhere made this card so feminine. The dots were drawn in by hand on the coat, and pearly trim, dew drops and Primas dressed it all up!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Lovebirds for Friend

I had to dive into that new *Love You Much* bundle that came from Stampin' Up! I normally don't like hearts, but I LOVED the colors in this! Red, chocolate and pink on soft and happy! Anyway, I stamped the birds with chocolate and colored them with copics, then framed them in scallops. The hearts have white gel pen accents and are popped up for extra dimension. This is a really easy card, but it makes me smile!!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Wake Up!!

I had fun coloring this new Fluffles the Cat image but couldn't quite figure out what to do with it after that. My new papers came from SU the other day, and this dotted one seemed to work with the kitty! So finally, here is what I came up with. I added the Prima hydrangeas with Dew Drop centers, and the sheer ribbon, and it made me I decided on the Laughter sentiment from SU. What a fun card to send to that friend who is *NOT* a morning person!