Saturday, August 30, 2008

So THAT'S how you make the 3-D stars!!!

No need to get a pattern,or a template... just our favorite thing! A RUBBER STAMP!
This is a new Christmas release from DRS designs. So easy to use and the result is stunning! people will think you spent HOURS on this star... but it is literally minutes!
Just stamp the Christmas tree punch star image (I embossed mine with gold detail embossing powder) and then cut it out of the paper...Score the short lines on the front and the long score lines on the back... a little fold here and a little push there and voila... the gorgeous look of 3-D stars in NO TIME AT ALL! You all need to have this stamp in your collection... even beginners will look like the pro's with how easy this is to use.
I used dimensional glue dots to secure mine to my card front... but you can poke a hole in the tip of the star,add an eyelet and hang it from the card with ribbon... or even use this for gift tags or ornaments... they are just so easy!
Have a great weekend, Y'all and in honor of Labor Day... take a casual stroll over to DRS and check out how truly labor free this stamp is!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

I LOVE these Eat Cake stamps!

I have already posted 2 examples of cards using their designs below... but here is another one! If a hippo can fly... then why not me? Just believe I guess. That is the message I was trying to convey in this card... and if I must say so... I BELIEVE I did! I Used a sketch challenge from SCS and just kinda played around with the colors. Here is what happened when I had NO plan at all... I just love the way this turned out! I used my COPICS for the darling hippo, Stickles for the wings, white gel pen for all the dots, scallop punches and the SU corner punch (one of my FAVE punches from them!)I hope that this will inspire you to have fun having no plan and to just go and play around with tools and stamps... and keep stamping fun! I BELIEVE you can! Enjoy!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Eat Cake... My favorite thing to do and some of my favorite images!

This line of stamps... Eat Cake... was just sitting on the shelf in the LSS minding its own business... but somehow calling me to come hither! Well, hither I came, tither went my money and yon ... here are the cards! (What IS a yon anyway???) I stamped the images in Brilliance Black ink so that my Copic markers would play nicely with the ink and not make it run... and of course used my Copics to color them in. I added some stickles here and some designer paper there and here they are... Super cute and really simple to make! I love the one with Paisley Jane on the Snowflake... but the "Main Squeeze" image just makes me giggle every time and winds up being my stamp of choice for anniversary cards! I hope you enjoyed looking at these cards... now... go and get some cake... and then go and check out their website!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

POLYSHRINK... Where have you been all my life???

ok... not ALL my life...I did use it when I was uhhh...younger...but forgot about it and NEVER did I think I would use it on cards... was I WRONG! I got a new stamp from DRS Designs, this cute little snowflake ribbon slide, and remembered one of the other talented design team members had used it on her card and a light went off. Where was that stuff??? Well, I dug it out, stamped the snowflake ribbon slide with white stazon and cut it out of the plastic. I used a horizontal punch to make the slide holes... DON'T forget the holes! Then I got the heat gun and got TOTALLY freaked out when it started to shrink... but lo and behold, it came out perfect... so I made a few more. I strung them on some silver cord and added them to the front of the card. I embossed shiny cardstock with snowflakes and sponged ink on the snowflakes so they would show up. I also stamped the snowflake ribbon slide on some paper, cut the holes and added some ribbon. So there you have it... I hope you like this card... it was really fun to create!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

LOVE!!! I love LOVE with LOVE!!!

I did this card for the SCS layout challenge number 184. I used Chocolate chip and purely pomegranate card stock ( a color combo I LOVE) and berry bliss DSP all from Stampin up (love SU!!). A few cuts here, a few cuts there and voila...MY CARD! I used my copic markers (guess what ... LOVE them) and my glitter pens for highlights...(well you get the idea). I LOVED this challenge for the layout... I know I would NEVER have some up with something like that! thanks for sharing... now go on... spread the LOVE!!!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Piercing and Snowflakes and Acetate...OH MY!!!

I made this card for the DRS design challenge today! The challenge was piercing and it was a good one for me because I never use piercing... but should! It adds so much to a card with so little effort! I cut my card stock and inked the edges of the pink card stock for some depth. Then I stamped this image from DRS designs, image F875, and pierced the swirl. I pierced the edges of my cardstock, adhered it to the acetate and added the ribbons. I had the snowflake in my stash and i think it adds the right touch! I have a hard time making cards that are not really "busy" so it was a double challenge for me... piercing and simple! Well, here is the result... I hope that you love it and will play along with the challenge, just don't poke your eye out! (LOL)

Sunday, August 17, 2008


I made this card with that Purely Pomegranate AGAIN!!! I also used Berry Bliss DSP and Watercolor paper... I watercolored the image and added the ribbon... pretty straightforward... but a pretty card that I just had to share... i hope you all love it!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Shade or Lantern...

I found this idea and knew I had to try it! I used Pretty Peony, French Script and Canvas from SU. I stamped the image and then I ran it through the crimper. I then laid it face down on a dark ink pad so the crimps would be highlighted. I thought it looked like a Chinese lantern or a window shade! So quick and easy and i LOVE the overall look of the card! I am starting to notice that all of my cards are starting to look a little bit the same to me! I seem to love the Burgundy and Brown combo with a hint of green... So I am going to break away from this and see what i can come up with... It is hard to change when you find something that is working so well! I love the richness that color combo gives... It feels warm to me! Have a great day today and a more colorful one tomorrow... I know I am planning on it!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Here is how cool I am!!!

I made up my own color challenge... I used Bashful Blue and Groovy Guava... and a stamp set I had not used before. I stamped the flower in the blue and in the Guava and cut it out and layered it. I secured the layers with a rhinestone brad. I used a Sketch Challenge from SCS and assembled my card. Pretty straight forward. I colored the bird with copic markers and for once in my life... I DID NOT use a background stamp anywhere! That is a biggie for me as I love to use background stamps!
Challenge yourself today!!! I was amazed at how totally cool I am!!!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

It wasn't perfect for me, but

... someone liked it! I made this card with a Michael's sale stamp that I had to have...(just like all the others), my Copic markers and LOTS of clear embossing powder!!!I Colored the sun image and embossed it. Then I brayered over it with So Saffron SU ink. I clear embossed the swirls from Priceless and THEN went over the whole thing with black ink. I LOVE the way it turned out... and then I had to stamp the sentiment on the bottom and that is where it went bad! I got the darn thing crooked...RATS!!! I took it to my salon anyway and someone must have loved it because it was gone by the end of the day! One man's trash... I guess!
I guess beauty and perfection is in the eye of the cardholder! Have a perfect day!

Friday, August 8, 2008

I love this idea!

I am sure I am not the first person to do this and don't even know who to give credit to because I have seen so many of these type of cards... but I LOVE IT!!!
I used the spiral punch for SU and the Wild about you set from them as well and created this fun little card! Since I have a daughter and she is going to a birthday party a weekend... i am always challenging myself to make cute cards for children, especially the boys... and I really think this fits the bill! It was a fun card to make and makes me smile every time I see it!
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Stamping and Sewing!

I love this flower image from DRS Designs! To me... it looked like stitching... so I went to the craft room for some inspiration! I uses bright Copic markers in pinks,greens and oranges to color the image. Then I cut bits of ribbon and sandwiched it between the pink and the orange cardstock and went to the sewing machine! I stitched the ribbon in place with bright green thread and mounted it on the front of the card. To finish off the flower, I HAD to use a button... to continue my theme! On the flower petals, i highlighted the colors with the colorless blender from Copic and used a glitter pen to dot the petals and the leaves for a little added sparkle. I really encourage you to check out
DRS Designs for some really wonderful stamps and some great ideas from all of the other talented stampers! Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

LOVE this color combo!!!

I got this set from SU and was looking in the gallery on for some ideas and came across this one that I had to copy and here is my version... click on the link to see the original... I love the layout, the colors and the stamps... I just had to try and make my own! Try going to the gallery on splitcoast for some inspiration and see what you can do with the colors, the layout and the stamps... maybe use a few favorites of your own! AND... be sure to give credit to the original artist for inspiring you! Have a great day

Monday, August 4, 2008

DRS Design Challenge

I created this for the DRS Design Challenge. I used the stamps C685 and G663 From DRS Designs.
I sponged a piece of 2 x 3 inch paper with purple and green inks to create the background. Then I stamped the tree image and cut it into 1 inch squares. I layered the mosiac image on the lilac paper, then a small border of green and then black to really make the image pop.
The ribbon slide embellishment is a stamp... can ya believe it??? I stamped the ribbon slide stamp in versamakr and then embossed it with gold, cut it out... added the ribbon and there you go! A really affordable way to use embellishments on your projects and the best part is that you can use this embellishment over and over again because you MAKE them with the stamp!!! You can also make the ribbon slide any color you want to match your projects by embossing, watercoloring or using markers to color it! COOL, huh!!!
Well... I hope you like the outcome and that you feel inspired to make some inchies and have fun with them!

Friday, August 1, 2008


I have had this SU set FOREVER!!! I HAD to have it and never used it... Well, I MADE myself get it out of the closet and do something with it...
I stamped the image on marker paper and got out the copics. Colored the images and looked for a Sketch Challenge that would work with the picture I made... this was SC41. i had made the swirly paper in the background by using the shaving cream technique and i had THAT for a long time too... i just could not throw it away. Well, I must LOVE that color combo because I think the fairy and bird image match pretty darn good! I started layering the papers, got out the air tool and corner punch and put everything together. The purple paper in the background is pre-made paper that I had nothing to do with other than buying it, adding it to my stash and finally getting a chance to use it! I used glitter pens for the sparkle and then I added the gemstone flowers on the bottom. I hope ya like it! thanks for looking and have a magical day!