Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Birthday Card

Here is a clean and simple little card I made for my best friend's birthday. I made an easel card out of Bazzill cardstock (whirlpool). I cut a piece of Heidi Grace printed, flocked birthday paper using Nestabilities curved rectangle and framed it on a piece of Bazzill cardstock (pinkini). The pop up cake is cut out from a piece of printed cardstock from a DCWV Sweet stack. The sentiment is a Sizzix embossing folder, Birthday set #3. I cut it out and framed it on Bazzill cardstock. The flowers are Prima dipped in UTEE. The embellishments are small light pink glittered dots and I LOVE THEM! but I am not sure where they came from :( The ribbon came from A.C. Moore.

Monday, July 26, 2010

A Nice Soak

This is "Edna Soaking," a rubber stamp by Art Impressions. Isn't she a hoot!? You can find her here. She is colored with a combination of Copics and Prismacolor pencils (blended with Gamsol) and I also used a few chalks. like for her cheeks - I found a bright pink color that I had to use for Edna's rouge! I embellished the bubbles with a Viva Deco pearl pen and some clear dots and I used some other bling for her big pearl earrings and flashy diamond :) I actually cut a square rhinestone in half (using wire cutters) and then, once it was placed on Edna's hand, I topped it with Glossy Accents so it would look round on top. I also used Glossy Accents on the puddles of water on the floor. The card was cut from Bazzill cardstock, Avalanche, and then I added some printed paper that I have had for a long time (since 1999), Provo craft 8.5 x 11 printed paper "Fishing Time" (blue squares)! After I switched to 12x12, I put all my small sheets in a folder.
Every once in awhile, I pull it out to look through what I bought all those years ago! Oh well, I knew then I would need it someday, right? - ha ha :D The cute towel-like paper didn't have any identifying information on it but I know I have seen these sheets in the specialty paper section of the craft stores. I cut out the frame using Nestabilities Labels Two and Bazzill cardstock, whirlpool. I used Disney Cinderella sticker letters for the sentiment. Doesn't Edna look like she would say, "dahling, there's nothing a nice soak won't fix." She looks like quite the sage and has seen enough in her life that she just can't sweat the small stuff! It made me feel better, anyway ;)

Get Well Soon!

With the super hot days here the last thing I want is to get sick but with my allergies and the heat and humidity, I feel like I have a head cold - ugh! At least it inspired me to make this card :).
This little cutie is a digital image from Pink Cat Studio, and is appropriately titled, "Sick Lily." I printed her on Beckett Expression Radiance 80 lb Cardstock (for coloring) and on Heidi Grace Flocked printed paper (for Lily's stylin' chair ;). I used both Copics and Prismacolor pencils (blended with Gamsol) to color most of Lily (and her kitty is colored just like my kitty) :D Her fluffy bunny slippers are flocked using Our Craft Lounge Sparkly Fluff (cotton candy) and embellished with black and pink pearls (eyes & nose).
Though it doesn't show up in the photos, the thermometer is coated with Glossy Accents so it has a glassy look. The card is from DCWV -I love their card sets. I usually get the plain cardstock ones but these printed ones were so pretty, I decided to give them a try. I am not sure about where the flocked brads came from. I thought they were doodlebug designs but it's possible they are from Making Memories.
I am off to get some tea; looking at Lily's little red nose reminds me to pick up some of those tissues with the lotion in them. ;)

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Under the Sea

I love mermaids and this digital image from C.C. Designs featuring a mermaid and her seal friend is just too cute! There is a whole series of these adorable images and yes, I had to have them all! (I bought them from All That Scraps here and here). I made a spinner (I learned how at SCS here) for my little seal because I could just see him swimming in circles and frolicking in the water with his mermaid friend, just happy to be playing together. Here are the other details:

The card is 5 x 7, cut from Bazzill cardstock (rain). I printed the image, Sweet November Treasure Tempestwind, onto Gina K Luxury cardstock and colored her with Copics and Prismacolor pencils. Her tail was painted with white acrylic paint mixed with teal Pearl Ex and just before it dried, I stippled it with Glossy Accents which gave it a more textured look. Her fin is vellum and I scored it using my Scor IT. The mermaid is further embellished with assorted rhinestones (because I love my bling ;). The seal is colored with Prismacolor pencils and blended with Gamsol. I used a white gelly roll pen on his snout. The sentiment is from DCWV Rub On Quote Stack (embellished with a little gem from Martha Stewart). I cut a background for the image using Nestabilities Labels 2 and cut from Bazzill cardstock, whirlpool, then added Heidi Grace Shimmer Foil Paper, "Beyond the Sea", and the little strip at the bottom of card is from K & Company, "Actopus to Zelephant Under Water" embellished with Mudd Puddles sand paste, "Malibu," and shells (I bought mine here). The seaweed are stickers from Jolee's Boutique, Sea Life South. Now I think I need a couple weeks vacation to the beach!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Halloween is Hopping at Tiddly Inks!

This adorable little witch is too cute to spook! I'm loving Tiddly Inks newest Halloween digital stamps and they are hosting a Halloween in July blog hop!! Yeah!! I used their digital stamp, Betty Belfrey, and created this Halloween card just for the event. Well, that, and because I *love* all things Halloween so to be able to have a little October in July is wonderful!

I printed Betty three times on three different kinds of paper - S.E.I. linen sparkle (black and green) and Gina K luxury cardstock (for coloring her face, hands, hair & broom with Copics). The spider web was cut on my Cricut and dipped in UTEE and the sentiment came from one of the numerous Halloween scrapbook kits I have. The card is an A7 Bazzill pre-cut card.

Ok, so this is my first blog hop so after looking and commenting on the other amazing cards, I wanted to add that Halloween Blog Hop (find it here) continues until July 24 so please check out the other blogs :) AND Tiddly Inks has their digi's on sale so don't miss out on that!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Kiss Me

I just love this princess with her little soon-to-be-prince froggy! The digital image is from Tiddly Inks and it's called "Kiss Me." So darn cute! I colored her with Copics, Gellyroll (white) for her dress and Shimmerz for the glitz! The "kiss" at the top of the card spins when you tip the card left to right (I learned how to make the spinner from SCS). I used Bazzill cardstock in spring breeze and pinkini.
I used Nestabilities (Labels Ten) behind the image and sentiment. The sentiment is a rub on (Cloud 9). I embossed the nestie for the sentiment using a Sizzix embossing folder-- crown flourish. The crown is embellished with gold foil. What a darling card for a bridal shower!

Monday, July 5, 2010

White Knuckle Ride!

My niece, Lauren, got her first car! It's a 1989 Nissan Sentra--given to her by her great aunt over Memorial Day weekend. I couldn't resist making her a card using this darling Shy Bears digital stamp from Squigglefly.com. She is visiting with me for a few weeks so now that she has opened the card, I wanted to share it! I used white acrylic paint mixed with blue Pearl Ex and then sprayed with Tsukineko sheer shimmer spritz - frost - for the car paint. I used $1 rhinestones and $1 metal dots and glaze pens to embellish. The interior of the car and the Shy Bear is colored with Prismacolor pencils. The wind sheild is craft plastic. I used a Bazzill In Stitch'z template to make the yellow line across the top of the A7 Bazzill card. I made the key out of Bazzill silver cardstock and used my Scor It to add ridges and lines. The keyring is shrink plastic colored with Brilliance jeweltone ink (orchid) and punched with an MS crown punch. I am not certain where the map printed paper came from; I've been scrapbooking since 1994 and have amassed lots of random kits and papers! :)

Congratulations Lauren and I wish you many, many miles of SAFE driving ;) xoxox <3