Saturday, April 24, 2010

The Country Life



There is something pleasant about hearing the clip clop of a horse and buggy. In my area several Amish families have moved in. There is something very beautiful and simplistic about their lives. I love to see them motoring by our farm every day. I recently found this stamp and knew it would be perfect to use on all occasion cards. I also tried my hand a paper piercing to give it more of a handmade look. Hopefully it stays true to the Amish heritage. It is my goal this week to appreciate the simple things in life. It is doubtful I will give up my SUV during this venture but I am sure I will find other ways to SIMPLIFY. Here's to a wonderful week!
Card Recipe
Cardstock - Bazzill
Image - Gina K Pure Luxury White Cardstock
Nestabilities - Labels Eleven
Stamps - DRS Designs - Image
Sentiment - PaperTrey Ink - Mixed Messages
Markers - Copic
Inks - Memento - Tuxedo Black and Summer Sky
Ribbon - Stampin Up

Thursday, April 8, 2010

I'm in love!






Yes, it's true! But please don't tell my husband. I really don't think he has to fear. You see the object of my affection is a crafting product. I am sure he will love competing with an inanimate object! LOL Some of you out there in blogger land probably already have this stuff... Smooch Spritz. If you have not tried it rush out and buy some now. It is wonderful, addictive and ever so fun to use!

Card Recipe

Cardstock - Bazzill

Gina K Pure Luxury Cardstock - Ivory

Pattern Paper - Little Yellow Bicycle - Lucky One - Plaid

Stamps - Image - Inkadinkado 97148-P

Sentiment - Stampabilities - Palm of His Hand

Ink - Memento - Rich Cocoa

Pencil - (Eggs) - Crayola - Turquoise

Judikins Diamond Glaze - applied to eggs

Color Me Crazy - Embossed Daisies

Smooch Spritz - Sea Kiss - applied to Embossed Daisies

Petals - Gina Kay - Ivory

Robin's Nest Dew Drops - Clear

Punch - Martha Stewart Snowflake (flower vines)

Ribbon - Offray - 7/8 in grosgrain - brown

Spellbinders - Nestabilities - Label Ten

Pop Dots

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Those pesky sentiments....

Do you ever have trouble figuring out what to do with one of your sentiment stamps? Sometimes you buy a set and only use one or two. This week I decided to pull out one I had never used and create a card with it. Once I pulled the stamp out and gave it some thought another stamp I had purchased recently came to mind. I paired them together with the above results! Now I have to figure out what to do with those other 30 stamps... LOL

Card Recipe
Cardstock - Bazzill
Gina K Pure Luxury Cardstock - Ivory
Stamps - Background - (Chicken Wire) Stampin' Up
Sentiment - Autumn Leaves
Image - Magnolia Rubber Stamps -
Edwin - Is this Your Egg?
Inks - Wire and aging - Close To My Heart - Barn Red
Sentiment - Memento Rich Cocoa
Image - Memento Tuxedo Black
Floss - (hay bales) - Making Memories
Die Cuts - (fence & hay bale ) Cricut - Old West
Nestabilities - Labels Ten
Jute - Gina K Designs
Markers - Copic
Pen - Uniball Signo - white (dots on cheeks and egg)
Pop Dots

I achieved the aged look by first stamping the chicken wire image
and then applying more of the Barn Red ink with a Tim Holtz Ink
Blending Tool (felt tip).

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Animal Magnetism


One of my friends is reaching the big 39! Ok, I have to pick on her since she is only a couple weeks older than me. She loves to shop so I thought this image fit her perfectly! My card was a take off on one I recently spotted in Papercrafts. Thanks for the idea!
Recipe
Cardstock - Bazzill
Pattern Paper - Reminisce - Zebra Print
Memento - Tuxedo Black - Image, Lady Bug - Sentiment
Stamps - Image - Whiff of Joy - Shopping Willow
Sentiment - Impression Obsession - Birthday Wishes
Punch - 1 1/2 in circle - Creative Memories
Scallop - Fiskars
Markers - Copic
Ribbon - Offray - Red 5/8 inch Satin
Pop Dots