Monday, September 30, 2013

Pure Laziness

I've really been back in the stamping groove lately, but I have been so lazy about posting my cards to my blog.  Here are a few I've made.   I've provided a direct link (in parentheses under each card) to my Splitcoaststampers' gallery for the card details, if you're interested.

Have a blessed day!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Get Yer Motor Runnin'

...head out on the highway! It's time for a road trip over at SCS. The Clean & Simple challenge yesterday was to make a road-trip themed card. A stamping friend sent me this Snoopy & Woodstock image quite some time ago and I'm finally using it!  I colored the image and background entirely with Copic markers.  I then used a deckled rectangle Nestability to cut it out and pop it up on my white card stock.  Very clean, very simple!

 Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Birthday Love

We have a family member whose 21st birthday is coming up and she loves pink so I went with a monochromatic pink theme for her card. I used a stamp-a-ma-jig to line up the hearts and sentiment.  I love the new In Color Strawberry Slush!

Supplies I used
Stamps: Hearts a Flutter, Bring on the Cake 2
Paper: Strawberry Slush, Whisper White
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Strawberry Slush
Accessories: stamp-a-ma-jig; brad; gingham ribbon; Edgelits Adorning Accents, Paper Piercing Pack, paper piercer, glue dot, Crop-a-dile, corner dimple punch


Monday, August 12, 2013

Casing Harriet

Yaaaay! I found some time to play in my stamp room today. I actually made two cards, both of which are casings of a talented stamper from Splitcoaststampers (SCS). Her name is Harriet...known as hskelly on SCS...and she is the CAS Alumni being honored with the Clean and Simple challenge today. We were to select one of her cards and case it, making it our own with a few changes. Here are the two cards I made, as well as the links to Harriet's cards.

Supplies I used:
Stamps: Treasured by Sweet n Sassy; Itty Bitty Banners by Stampin' Up
Paper: Whisper White, Pacific Point, So Saffron
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Stampin' Up More Mustard
Accessories: Copic markers, Crystal Effects, glitter glue, gemstones, Itty Bitty Banner Framelits, circle Nestabilities, Long Classic Nestabilities, dimensionals

 Supplies I used:
Stamps: Six-Sided Sampler, Amazing to Zany by Stampin' Up
Paper: Whisper White
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Early Espresso, Always Artichoke, Pistachio Pudding, Melon Mambo
Accessories: hexagon punch, sponge daubers


Monday, July 29, 2013

Summer Thanks

My goodness time sure does fly by. It's been a little over two months since I made a card and posted anything to my blog. I'm not even sure anyone will stop by since I've been out of the stamping loop, but I'm going to post my card anyway.

As some of you know, I've been diagnosed with cancer (liver and brain), so I've been pretty busy dealing with all the wonderful events related to my care and treatment. I'm giving it my best fight and trying to remain positive and lean on my faith in God. I've also had so much wonderful support from family and friends that has touched me deeply. Thank you to all of you! I love you so much.

Before I move onto my card, I would like to especially thank our good friend, Clair, who recently ran in a Relay for Life race that my other good friend, Jane, organized and dedicated to me. Here's Clair wearing a special shirt he had made.  What a guy!!

Photo: I ran the Portland Mi. 'Relay for life' half marathon In Honor of Charlene Merrick Sunday

Okay, so onto my card.  Since I was feeling especially good today and had some available time,  I decided to participate in the technique challenge over at Splitcoaststampers. We were to choose one of the first 50 technique challenges posted. I chose #9 - Crayon Resist - as it was one of my favorite techniques when I first began stamping.  This is a very simple technique.  I stamped my image onto Glossy White cardstock (you can also use Stampin' Up's Whisper White) and then used a white crayon to draw my lines/dots around the flowers and stems.  The last step is to sponge ink over your image, wiping away the excess ink to reveal the white crayon resist.

I've been itching to use some new Stampin' Up goodies I ordered a while back.  The new in colors are so pretty that I just had to have them.  Here's a list of the supplies I used in my design:

Stamps:  Summer Silhouettes, Thank You Kindly 
Paper:  Whisper White, Glossy White, Strawberry Slush, Crisp Cantaloupe
Ink:  Memento Black; Stampin' Up Strawberry Slush, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding
Accessories:  Labels 9 Nestabilities, paper piercer, corner punch, white pearls, dimensionals, white crayon, sponges

If you did stop by, thanks and let me know that you did.  I hope you're having a grand day.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Masking Fluid Resist

Finally, I am able to upload a photo and can share this card I made for my nephew's birthday several days ago.  I used the Masking Fluid Resist technique on my card. Basically, your flick Masking Fluid onto your card stock, let it dry completely, stamp your image in it's lightest color, sponge in the lightest color, and keep repeating these three steps, using a darker shade of ink each time.  When you are done stamping and sponging, you rub off the dried Masking Fluid to reveal the base color card stock (here it is white).  I love the artistic outcome!

My shades of green, from light to dark, are mustard seed, crushed olive, peeled paint, and forest moss,  Distress Inks.

After I heat embossed the butterflies in black, I colored them with a gold glitter pen and covered with Glossy Accents.


Monday, May 13, 2013

A Mother's Day Gift

My Mother's Day gift was given to me by moi' and that was to do a little stamping.  It's been quite a while since I've been able to stamp due to an illness I'm battling, but I found that I had a little energy and garnered some mojo from the featured stamper over at Splitcoastampers, silli (Silke). I cased her cute Hambo Stamps card here.

I've tried, unsuccessfully, to upload the photo of my card for two days now.  Not sure if it's a Blogger issue or what, but here's a link to my card in my Splitcoaststampers' gallery.

I'm not sure how often I'll be back over the next couple months, but it sure felt good to be at my stamping table today.

For all you mom's out there, I hope you had a terrific day yesterday!