Monday, August 31, 2009

Paper Makeup Monday Inspiration Challenge

Our Challenge was to make a card based on a cake from this website.
I chose this cake and this stamp... the Tooth Fairy...from Paper Makeup. I Love how this turned out and I tried to incorporate all of the elements from the cake to make this card. i love how the card looks and making the grid on the bottom of the card was so simple with my Scor-Pal... I have no idea how the cake people did it! I used stickles, liquid pearls and of course... SHIMMERZ! The little paper flowers on the card are my new favorite embellishment and I am really enjoying using them!
I hope you are all getting ready for our blog hop and new release sneak peeks... These are going to be awesome and I had a blast creating my cards... can't wait for you all to see the new Fairy's, word art and a new look in stamps called Moody Girls... Stay tuned to see what they are all about! Thanks for checking out my blog and go and check out the other DT members creations... those girls have MAD SKILLZ!!!(am I to old to say that???)
Anyway... Happy Monday y'all!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Yehaw Y'all!

I love horses. I love everything about them... I don't even mind cleaning stalls...they just make my soul happy. When I got this awesome stamp form DRS... I was so happy and I said out loud (to no one...) "WOW, they did it again!" Meaning... DRS came up with a new batch of wonderful stamps and this one tops my favorites list! For the first card, I used this gorgeous horse head stamp and stamped it in the same color ink as the paper for a subtle background effect. I added my most favorite saying and used ink to distress the edges of the paper. ( This saying is great for graduation cards too!)
Then I punched out the little flowers and added a little bit of bling for the center, and that was it! Simple... but I really love the look of the horses "running" in the background.

For this next card, I used the horse stamp also. This time I embossed it in gold on black paper for a more dramatic effect. When I used my die to cut the shape, I thought that this really looked like a wanted poster! I mounted the black onto a piece of brown that I stamped with an easy background stamp to make it look like weathered wood. Then I tore and distressed another paper to mount that on. Last was the brown matt and the scrolls in the corner for a little flair. I really love how these cards came out and how I can make two totally different cards with the same awesome stamp! It makes my creativity and my stamping dollars really stretch!
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Monday, August 17, 2009

I just love this card!

And I had to share it with you all! I am still trying to catch up since the arrival of our son and as soon as my Daughter goes to school... I think I will be able to do just that! I came across this card in my folder and I wanted to share how pretty it was! it is by paper Makeup and this was one of the first images that I bought! I just love the image and the color combo and of course the Shimmerz on the wings! Thanks for stopping by and I am getting there... next time I will have some awesome Art Impression images to show y'all! Thanks for staying tuned!

Monday, August 10, 2009

DRS Monday Challenge... Diorama Cards...

This card was made for the challenge over at the DRS Blog. It was to make a diorama card... they look tricky... but they are really easy to do and they get lots of ooohhs and aaahhs!
I used several shades of purple and the inner layer is pink. I used a nestie to make the opening and had to add some bling in the corners! I used the 3 flowers with butterfly stamp and cut the flowers out and added them to the pink layer.I painted them with SHIMMERZ and I thought the gem in the middle was just the right touch!I stamped the flower silhouette in the background and added the sentiment. For the front panel, I stamped the branch silhouette background stamp. If you would like to play along with the challenge... we would love to have you do that! Just go to the DRS Blog and be sure to link your card! Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Paper Makeup New Release Blog Hop...

Hey Y'all! I am so glad to be back to card making and blogging after the arrival of my son... whew... I forgot how much time little ones need... but the joy the give is just immeasurable!

If you came here by chance... please start at the beginning of the hop with Meli Mitchell's blog...

I am proud to be part of this blog hop today and I am showing one of the new Fairy's. Her name is Donna and I am pleased to say that she is named after my wonderful sister that I ADORE! She has been a nurse since she was born and has been working as one for like 25 years! She is a kind and amazing person and oddly enough... she looks like this stamp!!!

Please make sure to check out the other gals blogs to see the other new and gorgeous fairies that Paper Makeup is releasing for August! The next stop on the hop is Dawn's blog and be sure to keep collecting the letters for the phrase code... my letter is I. Have fun and enjoy shopping!!!