Monday, November 5, 2007
Some Christmas Card Designs using my new Season of Joy Stamp Set. Love it!!
My WINNING scrapbook layout (www.stampandscrapideas.com) and a card I made using my stamp set prize! Thanks for all the support!
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Monday, August 6, 2007
Monday, July 16, 2007
Tuesday, June 5, 2007
Monday, May 28, 2007
These first two cards are ones I submitted to Stampin' Up! for their April contest category "Round and Round We Go" - projects with a circle theme. Although I thought they were pretty darn good, especially for me, they did not win. Ahh well...try and try again.
One interesting thing to note is that the Thanks So Much card was 100% inspired by my new guest bathroom shower curtain. If I get around to it, I'll try to post a picture... it looks exactly like it!
This Balmy Breezes birthday card was created for an inspiration challenge on SCS. The source of inspiration was actually a purse. I love how it turned out.
The Thinking of You card was done for April's VSN (Virtual Stamp Night) on SCS. This particular challenge asked us to use the wax paper resist technique. What a cool technique this is. My card earned a spot in that month's VSN gallery! (Such an honor!!)
The next picture is a group picture of my stamp club's altered lunch tins that we completed in April. They chose 2 coordinating pieces of designer paper which I cut before the class. Then they came and blinged them all up. I think they did an excellent job!
Lastly, the first of these 2 cards is one I designed for my stamp club to create this month. One of my gals, Nancy, created the second card. I love her swirly striped look so much more than my muddled spongy look. Neat how 2 people can produce two entirely different projects using the exact same materials. Didn't she do a beautiful job!?! I have such a talented group of friends.
Wednesday, March 14, 2007
Friday, March 9, 2007
I tried a couple of new things on this card. First of all, I can't believe it took me this long to try stamping with bleach! It was super easy (aside from the headache I got from the fumes. Note to self - open a window next time!), and I love how it looks! In case you can't tell, I stamped the swirly border on the right with the bleach. Isn't it neat?
I also watercolored the bear image using re-inkers rather than crayons or pencils. I LOVE how it turned out! This is by far my best and most vibrant watercolored image to date.
Lastly, I did reverse masking and masking to create the highlighted square around the bear. Wow, that turned out better than I expected, and again - it was so EASY!
Hope you enjoy looking at the card as much as I enjoyed creating it!
Tuesday, February 27, 2007
Anyways, this card was created for the Featured Stamper Challenge on SCS. In this challenge, your job is to CASE a card from the featured stamper's gallery, changing at least 2 things. So, I was browsing through Beth's gallery (our featured stamper) and found this adorable card she made. Since my brother has horses and land and such, and they live in TX, I thought this is the PERFECT card! Jocelyn is an adorable little cowgirl. So, I changed several things when CASEing this one, including stippling Flamingo Pink Pearl Ex over the paisleys in the background. It is so shimmery IRL, but the scanner just doesn't do it justice.
This Best Blossoms card was created for the latest Technique Lover's Challenge. The technique we were to use was called "Blurred Vision". This is the absolute easiest way to achieve a watercolor look. I stamped the base of the lilac using Perfect Plum, then overstamped the detail in Elegant Eggplant. Next, I took my aqua painter over the edges (and some in the middle) of the images to blur it, and viola - a soft watercolor look. To snazz it up a bit, I stamped the detail again in versamark and embossed with Irridescent Ice EP. Another shimmery card!
Two fun challenges and two great cards (if I do say so myself). Hope you enjoy looking as much as I enjoyed creating!
Thursday, February 22, 2007
Monday, February 19, 2007
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
And the winner of the "candy" is Angie. Angie, I don't see an e-mail address for you, so hopefully you'll check back. I need a snail-mail address for you so I can send you your prize - the bear card and some cute ribbon. Thanks for playing!
Sunday, February 11, 2007
Even though it's girly with the pink, I think he liked it. I love how it turned out, if I do say so myself.
Well, this weekend we got rid of all the kids and live-in sisters in our house (okay, there is just one, but hey...). Yesterday we got a couples massage - HEAVENLY! If you have never gotten a professional massage, I say it is something you need to treat yourself to at least once in your life.
Then we went to dinner at Benihana's, the Japanese steakhouse. Jason and I were rolling on the floor laughing so hard because all of the hibachi chefs in this very Japanese restaurant were Hispanic! The rest of the staff was Japanese, but the chefs were not. LOL! Our chef's name was Juan, and he was a riot. He must have been new or something because he was flinging rice everywhere (and not on purpose). Anyways, he prepared an excellent filet and shrimp with all the fixins...I'm still stuffed this morning. The one thing I want to know is why our waitress was not allowed to serve me water in a taller glass. When I asked her to bring me a larger glass of water, she went away and came back to tell me "They won't let me pour water in those glasses, so here is two water glasses for you. But don't worry, I take good care of you and bring you more water." Any ideas on that one?
Sunday, January 21, 2007
I really like how this one turned out, and I might use it for my stamp club next week. It was simple to make, yet I think it looks very elegant. What do you think?This card was created for Sketch Challenge #107, also on Splitcoast Stampers. For the most part, I like how it turned out, but I would change a couple of things if I could. I would have stamped the greeting in Real Red and up a bit higher. Otherwise, I think it's alright.