Friday, February 27, 2009

New stamps!!!

Hi all! I finally got my new stamps from the Serendipity magalogue! Wow - I finally got them all cut out last night, now I get to play! Here's my first card with one of my favorite sets, The Renaissance.

I colored the rose in Copic Ciao Markers twice - cut one out and popped it up with some foam tape. Actually all of this is colored with Copic's. The left panel is stamped in versamark and embossed with white embossing powder - I like how the script is very close to the back ground script behind the rose. Gray card stock is used to layer the main panel and I decided to add a white half layer to add some more dimension to it. Just a little bit different, but I think it makes the rose stamp stand out. Cranberry grosgrain ribbon is ran down the left side and I tied a seperate bow and glued it on.

I really like how the rose came out colored with Copic's. It has so much depth and detail! Have a great weekend!


  • Stamps - TAC - The Renaissance and Beauty of a Women (retired)
  • White card stock
  • Gray card stock
  • Versamark
  • Glacier white embossing powder
  • Palette Noir ink
  • Copic's - R39, R37, N2, G24
  • Grosgrain ribbon in Cranberry

Monday, February 23, 2009

Card Sketch Tuesday #117 - ladies

Hello - happy Tuesday! Here is sketch #117, which measures the normal A2 size.

For this card, I rounded the corners and put the fold on the top. The lady bugs are colored with Copic Ciao markers, both on the outside and inside of the card. I did use circle nestabilities to cut out the red and black layers.

The small black dots are done using a 3/4 inch punch, and randomly placed on the red card stock. It reminds me of a momma lady bug carring around her babies. The sentiment is cut out using nestabilities and a window word punch.

This sketch was a lot of fun to play around with - I'm thinking of using some really nice designer paper with this next time I need a quick card. Anyway - have a funtastic week!

Bazzill red card stock
Black and white card stock from Georgia Pacific
Palette True Black ink
Copic Ciao Markers
Stamps - The Angel Company - squiggle lady bugs



Here's a card from Stef H. in Illinois using this sketch and you can see here blog here! Great card and thanks using my sketch!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Butterfly Swirls Blog Hop

Greetings all! Here's another great Blog Hop for you to check out! This one uses Butterfly Swirls from The Angel Company and I have two cards to show you. One you've seen before and the other is a new one I did for the hop.

This one you've seen before as I did a sketch around it. You can find all the details here.

This one is new and I did a direct to paper polished stone technique for the back ground. I did a tutorial on this a while back and you can find it here. This time it turned out looking like the sky - too cool! The butterfly is colored with Copic Ciao markers and is cut out and popped up with foam tape. A cream satin ribbon is used for a photo corner and I layered everthing in blue card stock. I did use glossy white card stock on this so all the stamping is embossed with clear embossing powder to make sure it dried fast and didn't smear. The sentiment is from the Feel Better set.

Here are some more awesome examples for you to look at from some very talented Angels!

Melisa -

Barbra -

Christina -

Bridgett -

Allison -

Deb -

Anna -

Gloria -

Chelsea -


Friday, February 20, 2009

A little creativity

Hi all - wanted to share a few cards that I've done recently. This first one was done for a ribbon challenge over at the Stamp Shack. Basically, the challenge was to quit hoarding the fancy stuff and use it. This is what I came up with.

I bought the ribbon at Wal-Mart a while back and just didn't know what to do with it. It's so bright and sunny looking, but I couldn't figure out what to use it on.

I just bought the daisy Quickutz die (to see if it worked in the cuttlebug - yep, it does!) and cut a few out just practicing. Then I saw the challenge at The Stamp Shack and the light bulb went on. The sentiment is from Impression Obsession, and I punched a few butterflies out of coordinating paper and popped them on the card. An orange button is glued onto the center of the daisy.

ETA: The sandwich used with the Quickutz die in the cuttlebug - A plate, C plate, die and B plate.

I also did this card a while ago and thought I'd post it. The flower is colored with Copic Ciao markers and a pearl is adhered to it's center. I sponged on some sky blue chalk ink around the flower using an Oval as my mask. The sentiment is from The Angel Company. The designer paper is from who knows where (same with the flower stamp). I have got to do a better job of marking my stuff - it really bugs me when I can't name the manufacturer of things! The card stock is Pure Poppy from PTI and I added a grosgrain and satin ribbon to finish things off.

I hope you all have a great weekend and find time to be a little creative yourself!


Monday, February 16, 2009

Card Sketch Tuesday - #116

Happy Tuesday! Here is sketch #116! This one is easy peasy!!!

I don't have very many easter stamps, so when TAC had their half price sale I splurged and got this cute one! It's appropriately called I love easter!

The image is stamped in Palette Noir and then colored with Prisma color pencils and blended with OMS. It's layered onto yellow cardstock that matches the designer paper. I stamped the sentiment and then used a window word punch to cut it out. It's attached with yellow brads. I decided that I need to start using more of my designer papers, instead of hoarding them! Not only that....but looking back at all my cards - the majority are all solid colors! ack! Time to break out of my rut!


  • Stamps - TAC I love Easter
  • Paper - Making Memories DP, yellow CS from DCWV
  • Prisma color pencils - OMS
  • Yellow brads

Sunday, February 15, 2009

February Angel Art Blog Hop

Hi everyone! I'm participating in the February Angel Art Friendship themed blog hop. Did you knw that February was national friendship month? Here are my two cards with the sentiment friend or friendship incorporated in.

This first one I kept clean and simple!

The big bold sentiment is from the set Friendship strips and it is stamped in Palette True Black and then embossed with clear embossing powder. The flower stamp is from Petal pack and is stamped in Versamagic Spring Pansy and then also embossed. I layered this onto the purple card stock found in the Angelee paper pack. The bottom is embossed using my cuttlebug and the flower embossing border. A bow tied in a satin ribbon finishes this off.

This next one is not my usual style.
Sentiment stamps are from the set Just Because. Ivory card stock is used for the base of the card and all dp is from the Mimi collection. I used a butterfly paper punch and punched out a few butterflies from the same paper collection and added them "flying" around the card. Nestabilities label used to cut out the label and it's popped up with foam on the card. I generally don't mix this many papers on a card, but I thought that this turned out pretty fun - all though a bit bright.

Ok, you can now go to these blogs and see other Angel Art centered around the sentiment Friends. They have some awesome examples of what you can find throughout TAC's magalogues and catties relating to friendship! So, sit back and enjoy the show!













Thursday, February 12, 2009

Challenge Cards

Hi all! Here are two recent challenge cards that I did over on SCS. One is the weekly sketch challenge and the other is for the new CAS (Clean and Simple) challenge.

I have no idea who make this stamp!!! I'm 100% positive that I bought it at the Heirloom stamp show, it's unmounted and un-labled! Next year I'm writing down the manufacture name on the back of the stamp as I buy them!

I colored the flowers with Copic markers, after stamping the image with Palette Noir onto Gina K's luxury card stock. Bazzill mid and light green card stock make up the middle layers and the purples are from Paper Pizazz. I added a bit of satin ribbon on the side and found these mini brads from Queen & Co. for the corners.

This one was done for the CAS challenge - it was an inspiration one and you can find the link here! I stamped the images in distress ink in worn lipstick. I also sponged it on another piece of card stock so that I could layer it under the verticle stamped panel and have everything match. Stamps are from SU called priceless.

Back in a few days to share in another blog hop for national friendship month!


Monday, February 9, 2009

Card Sketch Tuesday #115

Hi everyone - Happy Tuesday! Here is sketch #115. I needed a masculine card and this is what I came up with. Sketch measures the normal A2 size and is rather simple.

I just got this ship collage stamp (from TAC) when they had their half price sale on T coded stamps. I've always wanted it, but just never bought it for some reason.

I stamped it in burnt umber, then used some chalk to color it in. I distressed the edges and layered both panels with some dark brown card stock. The light brown card stock is paper pierced in the corners, and I added some eyelets to thread the leather rope through. I really wanted to use some "rope" like substance, but didn't have anything in my stash that worked. Hope everyone has a great week!


  • Stamp - Ship collage from The Angel Company
  • Ink - Palette burnt umber
  • Striped DP - my minds eye
  • Dark and light brown card stock - DCWV
  • Antique copper eyelets (TAC)
  • Leather string
  • Chalk


Sunday, February 8, 2009

Flower Collage Blog Hop

Hi all! I'm participating in a Angel Blog Hop featuring the stamp set "Flower Collage". I have two cards to show you using this set - one is new and the other you have seen before.

This card is actually a note card, measuring 4.75 x 3.75.

The image is done with two coloring mediums - Copic Ciao markers and Chalk. The flowers and leaves are done with with the Copic's. The 1900 medallion and the back ground are colored with Chalks. I also added a bit of clear glaze gel pen to the Zinnia to give it a shine.

Nestabilities were used to cut out the images and the peach layer. In real life the peach matches the color of the Zinnia flower really close. Anyway, I added this to a blue layer, stamped the sentiment and then started to embellish. On the two lower corners of the card I added some paper piercing. I also tied a bit of ribbon to the left hand corner and then added some self adhesive pearls.

Stamps - Flower Collage and the sentiment is from rejoicing with you, all TAC
Paper - White card stock, blue and peach cs from DCWV
Ink - Palette Noir
Copic Ciao Markers in G07, YG63, R32, RV31, Y06
Self adhesive pearls from K&Company
White Grosgrain ribbon

Here is the other card - which you saw as a sketch card previously.

The main panel is colored with prismacolor pencils and blended with OMS. I also daubered on some sky blue chalk ink from colorbox in the background. The same is done with the two back panels so that they matched. The script on all of the panels is very close, but is actually two different stamps.
The flowers are from OTC (Oriental Trading Company) that I purchased years ago. I hardly ever use flowers on my cards - so I have bunches of them sitting around.
Have a great week!

Stamps - The Angel Company - flower collage trio, script back ground
Ink - Palette Noir, blue sky chalk from colorbox
Paper - blue card stock from DCWV, white card stock
Prismacolor pencils
Yellow brad
Flowers from OTC

Want to see more samples of this awesome set? Here is a list of participating Angels in our Flower Collage Blog Hop!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Take Care!

Hello everyone! I'd like to share this card that I just did for the sketch challenge over at SCS. I just purchased this stamp and inked it up just for this challenge! I have a thing for daisies and dragonflies and have collected numerous stamps over the years.

The daisy is colored with a clear glaze gel pen - which gives it a bit of shine. I stamped it again and cut it out and used dimensionals to pop it up on the card. The side border is done with versamark and clear embossing powder. I was going for a crisp, clean and spring card, since the sun has decided to shine the last few days - it put me in the mood for some spring flowers.


  • Stamps - Daisy from Stamps N' More, Sentiment is from TAC, Border is from Sandy Lion
  • Paper - Making Memories and GKD pure luxury card stock
  • Ink - Palette Noir, True black and versamark
  • Spring moss grosgrain ribbon
  • Green Brads

Monday, February 2, 2009

Card Sketch Tuesday #114

Happy Tuesday! Here is sketch #114, which measures a normal A2 size.I did a bit of two step stamping on this card. The set is from The Angel Company called Rose Garden. The roses are stamped in Memories chalk ink in angelic pink and cloudy coral. The leaves are stamped in Palette jardin moss. I stamped it off once to achieve the lighter look.

Circle Nestabilities are used to cut out the roses and the pink cs is from DCWV. Bazzill dark green card stock was used for the layering of the leaves boarder and the solid stripe down the left side.

Have a great week!

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Sunday, February 1, 2009

Clean and Simple - and some blog awards

Hi everyone! Happy Super Bowl day. I'll be spending my time stamping instead of watching the game. I might turn it on, just to watch the commercials, though. Anyway - here is a card I did for the clean and simple challenge over at SCS.

The trio flower stamp is inked with markers and stamped twice. The sentiment is stamped in Palette True Black (Papertrey ink sells this and it's wonderful!) I added some self adhesive pearls to the center of the flowers and then tied a bow at the top using pansy colored grosgrain ribbon. The stamps are from Great Impressions.

I was just given a few blog awards by some fellow Angels and wanted to list them out and give a shout out of Thanks!

The one above came from Sarah and you can visit her wonderful blog here!

The Kreativ-Award comes from Barb and you can find her awesome blog here.

Thank you ladies for the awards - I'm very honored. I'm suppose to nominate a few blogs a piece to pass these awards along - but quite frankly - I bet both of these have been around the blog-o-sphere a few times already. At least they have in my circle of blogs. LOL!

Have a great day cheering on your favorite team!