Monday, January 19, 2009
OH - BTW, thank you to those of you who've wished me a happy birthday. We've had some sickies in the family and I've been finding it difficult to find time to stamp. I've missed it and I'm glad I finally got to make something! I spent my birthday at the bowling alley chasing a group of 5 year olds. My son's turning 5 tomorrow, so we had his party on Saturday. However, my mom has promised me a belated celbration at Olive Garden this weekend! :)
Thursday, January 8, 2009
My mom and dad got me Stampin' Up's Under the Stars for Christmas. I paired the bear with this great camping paper from Cloud 9 Designs (it's from Fiskars, who knew?). The base of the card is cranberry crisp, layered with plaid dp, black and camping dp. I stamped the bear with jet black ink and colored him with copics. He is standing on a nestie-cut circle made with the camping dp, layered with black and nestie-cut ovals in plaid and cranberry crisp (wow, just seeing that makes me want to make fruit crisp for dessert tonight, but I think I'll hold off a while longer before trying food like that). The ribbon is twill and I stamped the sentiment on cranberry crisp layered with black and punched with SU ovals.
Sunday, January 4, 2009
This is my first time using this cute little puppy even though I've had him for a long time. I stamped the pup on a diamond shape and colored him with copics. Then I matted it with red and black. The card base is wild wasabi (my personal fave of all time) layered with black, red and K&Co dp. The ribbon is SU pumpkin pie. The little cactus and the sentiment are part of the pup set.
Friday, January 2, 2009
I started out with Big Celebrations, which I bought when it was retiring a couple of years ago, but I've only used it a few times. Rather than using my old stand by copics, I used SU markers with a watercolor pen to color it. I sponged a little baha breeze on the edge to compliment the blue color (You can't see it well in the picture) in the basic grey DP. I cute the image and it's black mat with nesties as well as the layers of the card. I placed them all on a real red card base, added dots ala markie's mom and tied on a ribbon. So, show me what you've got: make a card inspired by your resolutions and post a link here. If you post to SCS use the keyword FFIF12.
Thursday, January 1, 2009
OK - I finally got a chance to use my new flourishes sweet treats set. I love the cake stand! I stamped it on white Georgia Pacific Cardstock with Jet Black Archival Ink, colored the scallops and feet with copics, then stamped it on Basic Grey Two Scoops and paper pieced the "flat areas". I stamped each cupcake with walnut stain, colored the "icing" with glue pen and glittered it. Then I cut each one out and placed it on the cake stand. I used glaze pen for the cherry on top. The card base is from my brand new package of that lucious pink pirouette, layered with chocolate chip and basic grey two scoops dp. I stamped the sentiment in walnut stain on pink pirouette layered with chocolate chip. This is one of those "simple cards" that takes forever. The layout is simple, but the paper piecing, glittering and cutting out of each cupcake took a long time. I am happy with it, though. After all, who could resist glittery cupcakes?