The Stamps I Use

Monday, August 31, 2009

My tenth card with the August PaperCard Kit

I did it -- Peggy promises ten cards with the PaperCard Kits from PaperWorksCo and she isn't kidding! Below is card number 10 for me.


I decided I wanted to do something monochromatic - a big blossom using my Cuttlebug Embossing and Cutting combo - Build a flower.

And look at all the goodies I still have left!

Those partially coloured Miss Anyas and Mermaid Anya are still waiting to be made into cards!

Card Details:

finished size: 5.5 x 5.5 inches
Papers and Embellishments from the August PaperCard Kit by Paperworks: Bazzill Smoothies Card stock (white and gold), Bazzill Washboard card stock (orange), gold ribbon grosgrain, big brad
Tools: Cuttlebug, Cuttlebug Build a Flower Combo

happy happy happy

Hi folks,

I have to say it - Peggy is NOT kidding when she says that you can make at least 10 cards with the PaperCard kits that she puts together over at PaperWorksCo.

This is my NINTH card!



I am DETERMINED to use the entire kit just so you can see the assortment of cards you can get from these kits. I *THINK* I have enough of a variety of summery/beachy images to go with the papers I have left. I actually have some Miss Anya and Mermaid Anya images partially coloured as I did their flesh when I did my Surfer Ian a while back. I just need to finish them up and assemble the cards. So those will take care of two more cards....and I am sure that there will still be paper left to use!

For this card I had to play around until I found just the right black ink for this image. The sheer amount of black on the penguin chick required an ink that would give really good, solid coverage. After a few misfires (either the colour wasn't quite right or the coverage wasn't solid), I settled on Black ColorBox Pigment Ink - which meant I had to WAIT for the ink to dry. I actually wound up stamping this image one day and finishing the card the next.

So, how many black ink pads do YOU have? Off the top of my head, I know I have CTMH Black, Stazon Black, Colorbox Black Pigment, Memories Licorice Pigment, Memento Tuxedo Black and a *few" little cubes of black ink -- AND THEY ALL LOOK DIFFERENT!


Oh oh...and did you notice? I am so proud of myself - I actually used the UMBRELLA side of the Umbrellas paper (not the "other" side - sand).


Oh oh...(I feel like Arnold Horshack from Welcome Back, Kotter...did that age me?) and did you notice the picture itself? Yup, I made myself an infinity board! Well, two actually, one white and one black. I like the fact that I don't have a line behind my cards now. This means we are finally going to get around to photographing all the old hand tools that dearly beloved acquired when his Dad shut down the shop.


Card Details:
Finished Size: 4.25 x 4.25 inches
Papers and Embellishments: PaperWorksCo August PaperCard Kit (Orange Bazzill Washboard Cardstock, Red and White Bazzill Smoothies, Cosmo Cricket Snorkel "Umbrellas", Red Rick Rack Ribbon)
Stamps: Imaginisce Penguin Chick, DoodleBug Designs Inc Birthday
Ink: ColorBox Pigment Ink: Black, Memento Tuxedo Black
PrismaColor Pencils: 918, 928
Tools: Cuttlebug, Spellbinders Nestabilities Small and Large Circles
Dimensional Foam Tape to pop up the image panel

Happy Birthday Dude!



Can it be? This is card number eight for me from the PaperWorksCo August PaperCard kit .

These papers were the perfect excuse for me to get Surfer Ian from The Greeting Farm .

He is, of course, coloured with PrismaColor Pencils as I have not YET made the leap to Copics.

Anyways, nothing fancy schmancy about this card so the rest of the details follow....

As always, thanks for stopping by and I hope you are having a WONDERFUL day!

Card Details:
Finished Size: 4.25 x 5.5 inches tent-fold
Papers and Ribbon: from the PaperWorksCo August PaperCard Kit (Cosmo Cricket Snorkel Collection "Carbonation", Light Blue Dotted Swiss Cardstock, Golden and White Bazzill Smoothies, Red Rick Rack Ribbon)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Stamps: Surfer Ian from The Greeting Farm, Birthday by Doodlebug Design Inc, Large Caps Alphabet by Forever in Time
PrismaColor Pencils: 915, 916, 917, 942, 1034, 929, 922, 903, 927
Tools: Cuttlebug, Spellbinders Nestabilities Small and Large Pinking Circles, Small and Large Circles

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Hallowe'en in August

Can you believe that I have not yet exhausted my August PaperCard kit from PaperWorksCo?
Well, with all the goodies in pic below....it's quite the task!


But, here is a sneaky peek at what I have for you today over at the PaperWorksCo blog .


Uh huh! Hallowe'en in August! Be sure to check out the post and leave a comment to be eligible for the PaperWorksCo blog candy that Peggy has up for grabs this week!


And don't forget to send her your guess for the Scrabble game...eight letters have now been revealed!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Fur Baby Birthday at our house!

No card today because.....today our oldest fur baby, Packet, turned three! That's him on left.....


Newton, of course, was in on the celebrations too!

Packet's present was his favourite toy mice (a couple of packages, here he just has one)....he loves orange for some reason.



Of course, Packet could not open his card so Doug did the honours....


...A card I had from one of Jenn's workshops that I just could NOT give away it was too cute.


Doug paid a visit to our garden to get Packet (and Newton) some birthday catnip....



yummmmmm....


And then there was salmon (yuck) for dinner!


But they seemed to like it (I had tuna as a backup just in case). Yes, I spoil my kitties.

Happy Birthday, Packet!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

You make me happy

Hi folks! Well today is another post featuring both the Aqua Amigos Stamp Collection



and the August PaperCard Kit


from PaperWorksCo .

I think that Tommy the Turtle with his little smile just looks so happy - always!


I decided to make a little spring card with him - there is a great "turtle"-orial over at SplitCoastStampers if you want to see how to make this fancy fold card for yourself. I even popped up the sentiment in the same manner!

For full details on this card, check out today's post over at the PaperWorksCo blog!

Have you been playing along with Peggy's Scrabble game for the new release? Every day she reveals a letter from the name of the new collection. Sort them out and you could win the new release! Just check out the main blog site and keep on guessing.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

My first Make N Take from Heather's

Hi all....hope you had a lovely weekend. Where does the time go? I can't believe it is already Tuesday!

Today I am sharing with you the card I made at one of the Make N Takes at Heather's Stamping Haven on Saturday.



I don't know that the photo does the card justice since you can't feel the shimmer card stock (yes, I bought a bunch in all sorts of colours). And the pearl effect from the embossing powder (mint pearl by the way - yes, I got some of that too! As well as a blue). And of course the crystals. Yummy! My stamping of the sentiment leaves a little to be desired - I was a little wonky in lining it up - but, oh well! It was a lovely hour all the same with the rest of the ladies.

I'll be attending another Make N Take on Saturday - a slider card that uses smooch paints! I just wish I had the time to attend more as (1) it's fun and (2) the funds raised go to a good cause. If you are local and haven't had time to check out the schedule - there is still time. I don't know how many open spots there are but....it can't hurt to call to find out!

And, even if you can't take a class, try to stop by the store during the anniversary sale - the new Spellbinders are in and in her blog post from yesterday, Heather says they are 15% off! As are Magnolia stamps and ink pads.

Enjoy the rest of your week! I have another post for PaperWorksCo scheduled for tomorrow!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

in an octopus' garden

Hi again, it's me with another card using the PaperWorksCo Aqua Amigos stamps


and the August PaperCard Kit


Here's a sneak peak of what I made....


Curious? Then stop by the PaperWorksCo blog here to check out the finished card!

And check out other post from today as well. Peggy has combined two of my favourite pastimes into a blog contest - Stamping and SCRABBLE!!!! All tied in to the new release coming September 4th. You could win the new set of stamps! Peggy Rocks!

Friday, August 21, 2009

It's blog candy winner time!

Yay!!!! It's that time!!!!

I decided the old fashioned way was how the winner of the blog candy would be chosen. Everyone who was eligible (the PaperWorksCo ladies graciously declined to be entered) had their name written on a piece of paper and my dearly beloved drew the name. You wouldn't know it by his expression but on the drive home when I told him I had a job for him when we got home he got all excited. Asked if he would be famous! "No, not really dear." He asked if he could have the title "Candy Stripper". "No, dear, it's not that kind of blog."


Since you can't really see the name in the above picture I snapped a second one.....


Can you read it? Yup...the winner is TannyP who left her comment on August 19th.

Thanks to everyone who paid a visit to the blog and left such nice comments congratulating me on my one year of blogging and being a member of the PaperWorksCo Blog Team (they are an awesome, amusing bunch let me tell you). Let's hope for another fun year in the blog-o-verse.

So TannyP....if you can drop me an email via the link on my sidebar with your snail mail address, I'll get your goodies into the post ASAP!

Yummy!!!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Hugs and Fishes

Hi my fellow bloggers! Are you ready for another PaperWorksCo post? Yes, I have another fun card using my Aqua Amigos Stamps



and August PaperCard Kit.


This time I opted for a "flip-flop" card (there is a tutorial over on SplitCoastStampers).

Below is a view of the card from overhead.


For full details and a couple of extra shots of the flip-flop images, check out today's post over at the PaperWorksCo Blog. Believe me, the images I used are super cute!

Don't forget to leave a comment on that post for a chance to win some blog candy from Peggy!

Reminder - my blog candy closes tonight!


Hi there....remember this post ?

You have until tonight to comment on that post to be entered to win some yummies! I'll pick a winner tomorrow night and make the big announcement!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Did you notice?

I finally got around to adding a little "yay me" on the side-bar. A while back, one of my cards was selected for the Top 5 for one of the Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Putting the little badge up has been on my to-do list for a while now and I got around to it tonight since I figured I wouldn't be crafting tonight. I also received in the post today my lovely prize from Melissa for making the top 5. I'm not totally telling what it is right now but I WILL be making an absolutely ADORABLE (if I do say so myself) fall/Hallowe'en card or two from the goodies she sent!

Thanks so much Melissa!!!! I highly recommend that if you don't already follow the blog that you check it out. It is on my list of ones not to miss!

Experimenting with fabric and stamping

Okay so I've been itching to make some projects with some of my stamps and ... FABRIC!!!! I'm dying to do a baby quilt using a lot of the cutesy ones I have in my collection. And....well, I think some plain camisoles with a cutesy animal stamped right between "the girls" would be just too cute. Or...or....some of the Bellas or Kettos or some of the funky Doodlefactory guys....or....okay I have TONS of stamps and thankfully not THAT much free time!!!! Oh, and maybe on some plain white kitchen towels.....or on socks ..... or scarves.....or golf-shirts.....or canvas reusable grocery bags....or.....oops, got sidetracked there for a minute!

So, I've done a little reading on which ink to use and it seems everyone has had different experiences. I decided only my own empirical evidence would do. I took four different black inks and my little Harriet the Hippo from PaperWorksCo and set to work on an old white t-shirt.

From left to right, the inks I used are ColorBox Pigment Dye Ink, Memento Tuxedo Black, Stazon Black and Close To My Heart Black (water based). I forgot to take a before picture. What you see below is after the shirt came out of the washer and dryer. Please forgive the photo quality - late in the day and all that.

I stamped the same image using each ink, cleaning the stamp thoroughly between each inking. I have to say I didn't like the way the ColorBox stamped ... it was too heavy given the light lines on Harriet. The others went on okay. I then heat-set with my heat gun and, just to be on the safe side, ironed with a very hot iron. Then into the wash they went - warm water, not cold, with detergent.



When they came out of the wash, as expected the CTMH ink did not hold it's colour - it is, after all, WATER based. In the photo, on the far right, you can see it is now a pretty purple colour. Again, still did not care for the Color Box, either. Look at how it faded!

The Memento held up a little better. It seems to have smudged somewhat around her nostril but the colour also seems a little off to me. Not quite the pure black it was when it went on. The best, so far, is the Stazon. Don't pay any attention to the fact that Harriet's feet look weak -- that was my stamping - not enough pressure on her feet. The image is unchanged from how I stamped it. The black remained true.

So while these were going through the wash, I placed a call to Heather's to see if they had Palette Hybrid inks as a lot of people seem to recommend those. I don't think they do have them BUT when I explained what I was hoping to do, I was told they DO carry an ink specifically meant for fabric. So when I go to my Make and Take on Saturday (the Silent Night card at 10:00am), I'll be doing some shopping and coming home with another experiment. I'll be sure to let you know the results. I also have some fabric markers somewhere in my craft room for signing my quilts. If I can find them I will give them a try too! And hopefully have a BETTER picture for you showing all the inks together.

So far though, the Stazon is in the lead. Interestingly enough, right there on the package it clearly states that it is not recommended for fabric! Anyone else out there who has played with fabric and ink? Any faves or flops? Tips? I'm open to ideas!

By the way, got an email from Peggy at PaperWorksCo last night. Looks like the Spellbinders September pre-orders are going to be in earlier than expected so.....well instead of me restating what she said in the email, here is the content of her email below (I'm sure she won't mind)

------ From Peggy at PaperWorksCo

NESTIES are ALMOST HERE!!!!


We just received word that the spellbinders (yes, the NEW STUFF) is coming in on monday!
This means that we will be busy busy next week. Since they are coming in sooner than we thought it would, we will be closing the preorder special tomorrow midnight MT..(that's August 19th - tonight!)

If you haven't placed your preorder yet, do so soon so you can get the 5% discount! After tomorrow midnight, we will take the discount off, and the nesties will be sold at regular price.

As well, if you preorder by midnight tomorrow (now tonight - August 19th), you will have a chance to win your ENTIRE nesties order.. so you can't miss out!!

To preorder, please go to: http://paperworksco.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=447&zenid=0a2f37d46cd446d40dc93c412deff4b1

In BLOG NEWS, and free stuff......

If you went to the blog today, you will notice a little blinkie on the sidebar... We are going to launch another line of stamps on Sept 4th, and would love to give you FREE stamps and a $20 gift cert to PWCO. All you need is a blog... so click here for more info!
http://paperworksco.com/blog/?p=1699

Finally,are you on twitter?!? ... Come join us by adding "paperworksco" on twitter! You can find out all the updates and news via our tweets!

Have a great one!
Peggy @ PaperWorks Co.

-------end of the email content

So? Which ones did you pre-order?

Oh yeah, I'm on Twitter too! ..... just look for kanatanewf if you tweet.

Blog Candy Reminder!

Just a reminder that my blog candy closes August 20th!!! One more day.

Lots of goodies from PaperWorksCo !

If you haven't left a comment on that post yet, you should do so to get your name into the hat -- or bowl -- or whatever, for the draw!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Exciting happenings at PaperWorksCo

I could not wait to get home today and get to writing this! Did you see the first post today over at PaperWorksCo?

There's another set of stamps coming in September! And everyone who puts the intriguing little blinkie up on their own blog is entered into a draw to win the new stamps!

Just follow the directions included in the post and you are in the running! Don't forget to let Peggy know that you put the blinkie there by leaving her a comment on the post and a link to your blog.

Note that if you run into problems with the code posted on the blog, I mentioned to Peggy that I had difficulties and when I looked into it I need a terminator for the img code....a slash / followed by a greater than > sign was required before the less than <>....clear as mud? I would put the code I used here except --- well, when I put it in the blinkie appears of course!


Okay trying again....THIS is the code I put into my html/javascript
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<a href="http://www.paperworksco.com"><img border="0" width="125" src="http://paperworksco.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/version1.gif" height="125"/>
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It took some fancy finaggling to get this to actually APPEAR as it does above -- thanks to my sweetie pie.....it's good to live in a nerd house.

Don't forget that my blog candy is open for a couple of more days if you would like to leave a comment for a chance to win! Check out the post right here

Monday, August 17, 2009

You're Beary Special

So after making two "manly" cards this weekend, tonight I felt like making something a little girlie.


I think this fits the bill don't you? This is Beary Special Katie from the Little Paper Shop . The sketch is also from LPS - it is this week's sketch challenge .

I think she is just adorable. I coloured her twice with PrismaColor Pencils, cut out one and popped her up with foam dimensionals on top of the first image. I can see our various nieces getting lots of cards featuring this little cutie pie.

Little Paper Shop has a new release coming out tomorrow. Be sure to check out the new digital stamps (I won two of them! yay me! can't wait to create with them!) and the new stamp sets. Today they previewed Katie Carousel -- very cute!

Here are the rest of the card details:

Finished size: 5.5 x 5.5 inches

sketch: LPSC29 from The Little Paper Shop.
Stamps: Beary Special Katie Set from The Little Paper Shop
Papers: CTMH Daydream Paper pack, blush and white cardstock
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, CMTH Lilac Mist
Prismacolor pencils: 943, 945, 927, 932, 928, 956
embellishments: buttons, embroidery floss
tools: cuttlebug, nestabilities small and large ovals.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

end of vacation

so today is a sad day - last day of vacation. Back to work tomorrow. Bleh! And it is, really, back to the unknown for me. On my last day BEFORE vacation, 5 minutes before my end of day, my director advised me that I was being moved to a new group to work with our most senior techs instead of doing everyday DBA work. Not sure what I think of that - may have to have a chat with him and my manager and point out the possible error in their reasoning for putting me in this team. I foresee days filled with arguments pitting me against at least half of the team.

Anyways....did everyone who is local see the post on Heather's blog about the anniversary sale which is now in progress? Have you signed up for any of the make n takes? I have -- I'm doing on the 22nd and on the 29th ....can only do the weekend make n takes since I'm back to work....

so....no card post for me today....have not done any crafting today --- I did see the latest Harry Potter movie though! Loved it.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Happy Birthday Uncle!

So I COULD have waited and scheduled this post for another day, like....tomorrow but what the heck? I had the card already photographed so I may as well.

I had the Anni-Verve-sary Sketch challenges printed out and lying on my craft desk so I grabbed this one - AVS204.

This is the card that I came up with....


Yup, these are the same papers I used on the previous post from today. Since the papers were sitting right there on my crafting table and I needed a card for my Uncle who has a birthday at the end of the month, I figured, why not?

Card Details:
finished size: 4.25 x 5.5 inches side fold
Sketch: Verve AVS204
Stamps: Studio G
Inks: CTMH New England Ivy
Papers: Basic Grey Offbeat (Casual, Radical), CTMH New England Ivy Cardstock, White and Red Cardstock
Tools: Cuttlebug, Spellbinders Nestabilities Circles, Fiskars Wavy Crimper

Why Lee Valley Workshop Pads are so handy

So if you have seen my blog candy post , then you know that one of the things I have included is a workshop pad from Lee Valley.

Here is a scan of my scribblings for the card you will see shortly to demonstrate why I love these pads.



I scribble the purpose of the card across the top and then proceed to fill it up with all the pertinent details - the source of the sketch, the stamps, the papers, the inks, the PrismaColor pencils and anything else relevant.

The sketch of the card, scribblings regarding the paper measurements and which paper is which in the sketch.

And this is the card that I actually made!


Details (in case you can't read my scrawl)

Finished size: 5x5 inches
Sketch: Card Patterns #28
Stamps: StarvingArtistamps Doodlefactory Zot and sentiment
Papers: Basic Grey Offbeat - Casual and Radical, CTMH New England Ivy Cardstock
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black
PrismaColor Pencils: 1005, 911, 941, 923
Embellishments: CTMH Cranberry Grosgrain Ribbon


By the way, have you commented for a chance to win my blog candy?

Friday, August 14, 2009

Just a Note

Today's post is another of my projects for PaperWorksCo using the August PaperCard Kit.




For this card, I used the White and Red Bazzill Smoothies, Cosmo Cricket Snorkel Beach Blanket and Umbrellas (the reverse sandy side)papers and the red ric rac ribbon.



For more details about the card and my struggle with the creative process with this one, check out today's post on the PaperWorksCo Blog .

Be sure to comment over at the PaperworksCo blog for this week's chance at winning some goodies!

And don't forget about my own blog candy post here - it includes the August PaperCard Kit and stamps from PWCO!

Additional details:
Stamps: The Greeting Farm - Hope and Grace Sing
CTMH April Word Puzzle (musical notes)

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Anybody have a sweet tooth?

update: Aug 21.The draw is closed and TannyP was the winner!



I know I do! But even if you don't love sweets you will LOVE the candy I have for you! I first grabbed this blog address on August 12th 2008 but my first CARD post went up four days later on August 16th . Kind of sweet how the card says "friendship" I think.


I decided to celebrate both my blog anniversary AND my term as a contributor to the PaperWorksCo blog by putting together a few of my currently must-have or favourite things for card-making.


  • a sketch pad from Lee Valley. I don't know about you but I HAVE to draw out my card before I actually cut anything. And I'm a stickler for measurements. These pads are perfect because they are gridded with the imperial markings on the left and bottom and metric on the right. Unless you are making a WHOPPING huge card, trust me they are great. And since I like to keep track of my card "recipes" (yes I file them away), there is ample space on the pad to write down the sketch source, the papers, the inks, embellishments, the pencils (I test my prismacolors here before I use them), etc that were used on the card! In my next post, I'll show you what one of my finished "recipe cards" actually looks like when I am done....messy!
  • a roll of double-sided transfer tape from Lee Valley. Yes, I know. What? This stuff is super for holding those "heavily embellished" card fronts to your card bases....or for 3-D items. I don't use it on every card, just the ones that need something a little stronger than my usual tape runner adhesive.
  • card blanks and envelopes! Where would I be without them? I'm often a lazy card-maker and love the convenience of pre-packaged card blanks and envelopes and thought you might like the convenience too!
  • dimensional foamies! Okay, I'm guilty of popping up SOMETHING on almost every card I make. It's a rare day when I finish a card and it is actually flat!
  • and, well, I HAVE to shout out to PaperWorks in my celebration candy. So, I have for you the Safari Friends and Aqua Amigos.
  • And I'm not done shouting out to PaperWorks. How does the August PaperCard Kit sound? Trust me, it is PERFECT with the Aqua Amigos cards. Just follow the link to see the pic on the PaperWorks Co site of everything that comes in the kit.
But that's not all, Peggy, our wonderful "boss lady" over at PaperWorksCo immediately offered to up the ante when I said I was doing a blog candy by sending me some goodies. She even sent everything wrapped up all purdy with a bow! Isn't she sweet? Take a lookie......


Okay, so I slipped everything out from the pretty bow so you could see all the goodies!
  • a Cuttlebug Cut and Emboss set - The Sports Balls set. Great for those of you who would like to make some sporty cards or layouts!
  • EIGHT Palette Hybrid Inks - these are multi-surface inks - not just for paper!
  • two cute stamp sets from Inque Boutique - Checkers Galore and Angelic that can be used with your acrylic blocks
  • and bling! glorious bling! from Imaginisce in Red and Blue - perfect for those Christmas and Winter cards everyone will be making soon!
So, no fancy footwork or blogwork or jumping through hoops to be entered to win. Just leave me a comment to indicate you would like to be entered and your name (or blogger id or email address whatever) goes into the proverbial hat (or random.org if there are more than a handful of entries). Since I know folks are on vacation or are enjoying what is left of their summer (WAS there one in your neck of the woods?), I'll leave the candy open for a week - closing it a midnight August 20 2009, Eastern.

I'll make the announcement of the winner the following day (in the evening) here on the blog. If your comment provides a way for me to contact you (via your own blog by leaving a comment, or by connecting to your "contact me" on your own blog, or by an email address in your comment then I'll send you a message that way also) Good luck, you crafty peeps!

By the way, don't forget that all month over at PaperWorksCo you can win goodies by commenting on the daily blog posts from the contributing team or by loading up your own PWCO Stamp projects.


And here you go...one final pic of all the goodies that will go to the one winner that will be selected.


Yummy.....

.s.

Another gift set you say?

Ah yes, I can really churn out the cards when I have a motivating reason AND don't use my PrismaColor pencils for colouring in images! It was my neighbour's birthday yesterday and I made this set of cards for her.

When I first got these Bonbon papers from the Doodlebug Designs Inc Paper Potpourri line from PaperWorksCo I knew they would wind up in a set of cards for someone soon. Since Dominique really likes browns and natural colours, I knew they would be perfect for her set.

This first card is her actual birthday card - no involved sketch or anything - just a simple layout with a simple sentiment.



The focal paper on this card has a yummy velvet brocade texture.

The rest of the cards which follow (twelve of them), use the same sketch inspired by the CTMH Wishes Lucky Layout Sketch, I just mix up the papers and the stamped images/sentiments. I am going to have to find myself some new stamps that will be my go-to stamps for doing these card sets. Pretty soon, everyone will have received a set with these lovely female silhouettes.

For the first four cards, the papers would have worked equally well (I think) on masculine cards.






For these four cards, the centre strip is a very textured, glittery sheet from the paper pack. Trust me, I was covered with little sparkles. But the paper looks great on the cards.




For these last four cards, I decided to use a strip of Tan Parchment card stock for the centre strip and emboss it with one of my Cuttlebug Border strips. I think took a sponge and lightly inked over the entire strip with Memento Rich Cocoa to highlight the embossing.







Since my neighbour is moving in less than two weeks, I presented this set of cards along with some card-making goodies that I can't live without (pre-made card blanks and envelopes and dimensional foam squares) as a "gift of time" - since she is is busy with getting her new house finished and the old house packed up that I am sure she doesn't have a whole lot of time for making cards right now.

Card details:
finished size 4.25 x 5.5 inches
Papers: DoodleBug Designs Paper Potpourri Bonbon , CTMH Brown Bag Card Stock, The Paper Company Tan Parchment Card Stock, White Card Stock
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Stamps: CTMH For Every Occasion (D1187), Just Because (D1327), Moments (D1210), Be Yourself (D1349), Best Wishes (C1318)
embellishments: ribbon from my stash, Dew Drops
tools: cuttlebug, cuttlebug just my type embossing border folders

Monday, August 10, 2009

Play the day away!

Hi there everyone! Just giving you a quick shot of my second card using the August PaperCard Kit from PaperWorksCo .


For full details, be sure to check out today's post on the PaperWorksCo blog.