Monday, July 20, 2009

Sweet Pea

Greetings! It is cloudy day in St Paul. Many people are wondering if summer is over.:) I find that this type of weather day makes for the best naps. I WILL NOT; however, be taking a nap today...I have to go to work this afternoon.
I will be using the post-delay setting on this now, play later. I like that don't you?
Today's post features some stamps I received some time ago from Unity Stamp company. The set is called Little Me. Papers used are from Cosmo Cricket (Early Bird) love the vintage feel! So many companies are creating a vintage lines-Making Memories, K & Co. and of course Cosmo. It is so nice to have papers distressed and almost ready to go.
Coloring is done with my Copic markers. I really tried to blend the colors and add shading on this one. Background on image is inked with my Distress Inks (Broken China). Enjoy!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Just Saying Hello

Greetings! Just playing around with some more of the Basic Grey 1.99 stamps from the Archiver's Hot Spot. This stamp set includes the boy image as well as frog, soccer ball and fly. I saw these and thought they would be fun to color.
I paired the stamps with some papers from Basic Grey (Mellow) and Ribbon from Bazzill. Hope you enjoy!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Crackle Paints from Ranger

Greeting! New product day today. Trying to show you more stuff that I am seeing not only on blogs but also in the stores. Today's post is all about Crackle Paint. Tim Holtz has a ton of new products, one of them is called Crackle Paint. Years ago, I used something similar but it didn't have the color in it. It was more of a coat of paint you added after you painted the original color...and it DID NOT have the distress affects this stuff has. Jennifer McGuire has lots of these video tutorials, which I love because you can really get a sense of how the products work plus you get a TON of ideas. See them here on her blog.
The card I used the paint on is made with Junebug from Basic Grey. I simply punched a circle from tag board and painted it with the crackle medium. I then sped up the drying process with my heat gun. (You will have to enlarge the picture to see the distressing done withthe green paint.)
This card was made for my friend Tara who not only celebrates he birth date but also her birthday week and month. CRAZY WOMAN! Enjoy!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Cute Little Stamps

Greetings! It has been quite some time since my last post. Not only have we been very busy doing"summer" things, but I have also been waiting to post these birthday cards for my mom and mother-in law. My mom and mother-in-law share the same birth date. (I don't want to spoil the surprise now, do I?)
Today's post features some of the cute little stamps in the $1.99 bin at Archiver's. I love the Matrushka dolls. They are really quite fun to color too! All those little details!! I used papers form Basic Grey's new paper line called Junebug. They have all sorts of cool quilt like patterns in this pad. I also used tiny paper clips from Tim Holtz. The clips are miniature and come in copper, antique gold and pewter.
My mother-in -law loves layered cards so I added as much stuff as I could. Flowers are from Hero Arts - inked with Tim Holtz Distress Ink and topped off with Hero Arts gem. I hope you enjoy these cards!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Happy Fourth of July

I hope you are having fun getting ready for the 4th of July! This year we are celebrating early with our neighbors and friends with a cookout on Friday! It is so much fun getting together with everyone!
My post today features a Stampendous exclusive found only at Archiver's. The stamp set has a Lady Liberty and Uncle Sam image as well as fireworks, Happy 4th of July and United We Stand sentiment. I used papers from Reminisce and dies from Spellbinders. I also added some ribbon from May Arts and Distress Ink from Ranger. Coloring as always was done with my Copic markers. Hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Flower Soft-Thank Yous

Greetings !
Today's post features some cards I made using Flower Soft. Flower Soft is a product which adds a dimensional look to your cards and scrapbook pages. (It looks like little shaved eraser bits.)
I used the product on an image I stamped on my last post, except I omitted the flower portion of the image. I cut a slit in the pot and added flower soft to florist wire with tacky glue. The flowers appear 3-D. I then colored the image with Copics and pop dotted the can to the card. The papers used are from Basic Grey (Porcelain). Other products used are from Hero Arts ( flowers/gems), Distress Ink (Ranger) word punch ( Stampin' Up) ribbon (Bazzill) and Glimmer Mist (pearl colored). On the other card I simply added the Flower Soft directly to the stamped image (over the flower area) and made the image look 3-D like. Again , I used similiar paper and products. Hope you enjoy!