Sunday, August 31, 2008

Finally a new post!

It's been a crazy week with at least 1 order arriving every day this week! I did manage to get this card done though it did take a week! I started out by stamping a Stampendous Clear butterfly on vellum using Shimmerz paints (magenta). I did this 3 times. Then I overstamped the image with Grey Memento ink. I cut these butterflies out. I took a piece of DCWV "elegant" cardstock and stencilled "Thank You" using a Dreamweaver stencil with white paste. While the paste was wet I sprinkled Stardust Glitter Ritz on it. I let the paste dry then used my Scor-It to score a border around the cardstock. I cut out the butterflies and attached them to the left side of the patterned cardstock. I used Co-ordinations grey cardstock for the main card and used a Swirl Dreamweaver Stencil to ink swirls around the edges of the card with Brillance Platinum ink.
Thanks for looking!

Monday, August 25, 2008


I have a friend turning 65 in a week or so and thought a "Glam" girl would be perfect for her. The girl is done completely with Punch Bunch punches. I embellished her with Stampendous Geoshape stickers for her earings and Ranger Stickles for extra glitz. The blue background is Cuttlebug's Floral Fantasy embossing folder. Ribbon is sold at Crafty Capers.
Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Impression Obsession Owl

This Impression Obsession owl always gets comments so I thought I'd do something with him. I actually go the idea from my friend Angela. Thanks Ang!
I stamped the owl on brown cardstock with black ink. Afterward I used my circle Nestabilities and cut the owl out of the cardstock but left the "bark" lines. I ran the brown through the Cuttlebug using the Distress Stripes embossing folder. I stamped the owl on a scrap of white and colored the background with Prismacolor pencil crayons. I place the white owl inside the hole in the brown and stuck down. I matted the brown with black cardstock and put the whole thing onto matching brown cardstock. I used my brown Liquid Applique as faux brads. Thanks for looking!

Holly dalmatian update!

I've had people asking how Holly is doing. For those who missed the drama, Holly stopped walking the Friday night of the May long weekend (why do emergencies happen on long weekends??) Anyway we could not figure it out and ended up going to 3 vets and many weeks later she was finally diagnosed with an infection in her back hock. We carried her around for about a month before she was walking. I am very thankful to Dr. Heather at Tree of Life vet clinic in Courtenay who took lots of time with us to solve all Holly's problems.
I am happy to report she is back to normal and has even lost 10 lbs! I took these pictures on Saturday morning. I think I will make them into a scrapbook page titled "Berry Hungry". Holly sure loves her eating especially fresh produce! These berries are in our yard and Holly will go missing for hours while she has a "little" snack. We've also had to be very careful about keeping the vegetable garden gate closed or she is in there picking the peas!
A little more about Holly. We rescued her 2.5 years ago from Big Heart Rescue. She was found running on the Chilliwack freeway at Christmas. She was 20lbs underweight, had 2 ear infections, pusy sores, broken teeth, extremely bad hip dysplasia and had obviously had many litters of puppies. If you are thinking about adopting a dog please consider a rescue there are lots of "Holly's" out there needing homes. Also, don't believe pet store owners or internet sellers when they say they do not deal with puppy mills. Someone must - where did Holly's puppies go?? Off my soap box now. :)

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Beautiful Iris

I really love irises. I've had this stamp for a while now but have not used it in ages. I saw a similar card layout on someone's blog but don't remember whose.
First off, I stamped the iris and embossed it with clear powder on white glossy cardstock. I used Ranger Adorondack Terra Cotta dye ink and rubbed it all over the piece and set aside to dry. I took 3 other strips of white glossy cardstock. I used my Ranger Craft Sheet and put drops of Lettuce and Pesto Alcohol inks on my sheet in approximately the shape of my 2 strips. I gave the sheet a squirt of blending solution to lighten the colors a bit. I put the cardstock glossy side down and gave a 1/8 of a turn to blend the colors well. I did this with 2 strips. For the third strip I used a wooden handle with a piece of velcro on it. I attached a piece of inexpensive felt and put a few drops of Terra Cotta Alcohol ink as well as a few drops of Butterscotch with a bit of blending solution. I then daubed the felt onto the remaining glossy cardstock until completely covered. I mounted everything on black as shown then felt the iris piece needed something so I took a fine black Sharpie marker and drew 2 lines at the top and 2 at the bottom. I then took a clear Hero Arts butterfly border and stamped it on the left side of the card with Black Archival ink. Thanks for looking!

Friday, August 8, 2008

Lazy Daisy!

I have the day off so I had to really hustle to get a few cards made yesterday. This image is by Magenta. It was colored with inexpensive Laurentian pencil crayons (twice) and I cut out the inside of the circle with my new love my craft knife! I used foam mounting tape to pop one image on top of the other. I used a Nestability square as a mask so I could make a Versamagic Eggplant square on my Bazzill yellow cardstock. I mounted my flower on top of it.
I then thought the card looked a little naked so I stamped a Penny Black flower border with the Eggplant ink again. I finished off the card with little flowers punched out with a Punch Bunch punch.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008


This is a card I made a while ago using a Dreamweaver stencil, copper embossing paste and a touch of glitter. The patterned paper is by Die Cuts with a View (elegant 6x6 pack).