Saturday, January 31, 2009

Easter Eggs/Card Commentary

Here is another card using the fantastic February SOTM, Easter Eggs.
I just love this stamp set so much because it is such a versatile set. It can be used for any occasion.

Here the flower is made using one of the eggs and the masking technique. The center is one of the flowers cut out of a scrap piece of the B&T.
  • The word "dream" is from the Card Commentary set and the background for it was stamped with another one of the eggs with a crackle finish in second generatio
  • Ink used were Sorbet & Cocoa.

  • Paper is from the Unforgettable paper pack.

  • Ribbon is from the Sorbet ribbon collection.

  • Colonial white & Juniper brads.

  • Chocolate embroidery floss from the Neutral Assortment.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Bunny Love & Easter Eggs

Here is the third Bunny in the series.
  • Stamp sets used are Bunny Love, Easter Eggs-Feb0 SOTM, and March Word Puzzle.
  • Paper Pack is Unforgettable.
  • Ink used are Juniper, Tulip & Cocoa.
  • Bunny was colored with the Fall Color Pallet of chalks. The egg and ribbon are Juniper and Tulip and a water brush.
  • Liquid applique was used & Heated for the bunny's tail.
  • Sorbet Brads are in the egg border.
  • Nestabilities were used for the scallop circles.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Bunny Love

Here is another card using the February SOTM and Bunny Love.

I used the same SC213 Card sketch as the first one. I just turned this one as a top fold.

I also used the March Word puzzle for the Happy Easter and the grass under the eggs.

Colors of ink are Cocoa, Juniper and Tulip.

Paper pack is Unforgettable.

I used markers for the bunny egg and chalk for the bunny.

The lace borders is the lace egg stamed in a row and cut out. Then I cut the border in hald and used each half on either side of the big panel.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Bunny Love

This is such a fantastic stamp set and I finally took some time to play with it.

I also used the stamp sets Bunny Love and Adorning Corners, along with paper from the Unforgettable Paper pack.

Ink color are Sorbet and Cocoa along with various markers and a blending pen.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Andrea's Pregnancy Journal

Here is a Pregnancy Journal that I made for my daughter Andrea. This is her second child, and unfortunately, I never made her one for her first.

I used the January 2009 Stamp of the Month, Moments in Time throughout this journal as well as the March SOTM, Butterfly Wings and Boutique Borders.

The purpose behind this journal is for her to have something to show her daughter when she has her first baby. I wish I had anything at all to remember all of the details when I was pregnant with Andrea that I could have share with her.

I could have just altered a composition book for her, but I wanted to do more then just a written journal. I wanted to make something so she could see pictures of herself during those nine months.
So, I decided it was about time I finally used my Bind-It-All Machine to make a combination photo and written journal.
This will be updated each month as that page is completed.

For the journal pages, I bought some white legal pads and cut them in half. I couldn't find lined paper without holes on the left so this was my best choice. So, this determined the size of the book. I think it's about 5.5" x 8.75".

The outside covers have a Matt page protector around them. The 12x12 protector was just cut in half and then cut down to size.

The pages inside have the clear page protectors around them the same as the cover.

The pictures are in order from the bottom up. That's so I can continue to add photos of the pages as they are completed and they will be in order.

I didn't get all Artsy Fartsy with this book because I needed to get it DONE!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Dream Wishes

Here's a card I made for thew Humble Artists Card Swap.

Stamp sets used: Dream Wishes & Boutique Borders.

Paper Pack is Emporium Creative Basics which also comes with Vineyard Berry Grosgrain Ribbon.
I used two paper flowers from the "Big Pinks". I inked one with Sweet Leaf Ink and the other with Twilight Ink. I them lightly applied Glue to the petals and then Prisma Glitter. I cut each petal apart and alternated them, applied them to the back of Dimensional Elements Perennials chipboard flower.
I know it's hard to tell, but Sparkles are used in the four corners of the mat and stickles used on the small flowers.
All edges are sponged with Cocoa Ink.
Faux stitching is used around the outer layer of the card.