Friday, January 30, 2009

Ribbon Rose

I can't seem to find the energy to get moving this am - I am dragging myself around the house by the scruff of the neck ... I have managed to go for a walk and get a couple loads of laundry washed and hung out on the line.
I have also been looking at emails - the newest issue of 'Technique Junkie' newsletter was up 2 days ago and boy everyone have been busy trying out all the new techniques - I worked the last 2 days and hadn't even had the energy tro check my eamil when I got home so this am when I went to look I had about 60!!!
So since I am online anyway - I emailed Mom - Hi MOM!!! and now getting you some stuff to look at today too - HI YA'LL!!!
This is one of my cards from earlier in the week, playing with more blackboard technique.
The rose is from Inkadinkado and I shaded it with my prismacolor pencils, layers cut with my nesties in the cuttlebug.
All for today - going to see if I can get some errands done so I can try out some new techniques today...
Take Care

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Chalkboard Rose

Working again today - doesn't leave me much time for blogging with 12 hr. shifts but have preposted this for ya.
This card is done with an old SU rose stamp, stamped onto black cardstock with white craft ink, heat set and then colored with prismacolor pencils - lightly so the black kinda shows through (it does IRL) sorta like a blackboard effect.
I cut the layer with one of my labels dies from Spellbinders in my Cuttlebug, edged it with white and added some pearly brads for accent.
I also edged the red base cardstock with white, and added a piece of old white trim found at an estate sale.
All for today - Take Care

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Pink Lily

I am at work at my 'real' job today so will leave you a card to look at.
Using the same stamp and techniques as yesterdays card only with different colors. I wasn't too sure about combining the pink on navy with the brown but the more I look at it - its growing on me....
I added faux stitching with a pink gel pen. Used my new Spellbinders labels dies to make the layers.
Stamp is from Inkadinkado, colored with prismacolor pencils.
All for today
Take Care

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Yellow Lily

Another busy day running in circles...but I did manage to put together some cards. Last thursday when my local Stampin ladies and I got together I stamped up a bunch of flowers with white craft ink - mostly on black paper but did some on navy blue and dark red too.
Over the weekend I colored them on the couch after work in the evenings, so all I really had to do was put them together - got 2 of them mostly done yesterday and 3 more today. I am planning on using these as Valentines cards (yes I know - no red or pink anywhere on this one - I'm a rebel sometimes).
This first card is an Inkadinkado lily stamped with white craft ink onto navy cardstock and colored with prismacolor pencils - I tried not to geet too heavy so the backround would show through a little to preserve the 'blackboard' effect.
The layers are cut using my new labels dies from Spellbinders using my Cuttlebug. I edged the navy layer with white and the medium yellow with brown ink - brown ink on the dark yellow base too.
Added a yellow trim I found at some estate sale.
Very quick card to do.
Take Care

Monday, January 26, 2009

Spring camelias

Since I likely won't get any craft items done in time today to take pics of, I decided to get some quick photos of my Camelia bushes out front - we have 2. The are very bright pink with double ruffled blooms - except for this one little bloom I found near the bottom - but I think he is pretty too.
I had a doctors appt. this am which was very frustrating because they booked me to someone who can only do the exam (you know that yearly female thing) but I also needed blood work, prescriptions refilled and had wanted some feedback on some shtuff - yup spelled correctly shtuff....
So once the first part was done I had to go back and do some 'strong negotiating' to get my prescriptions refilled and lab work done. I guess that the other shtuff will have to wait until I can manage to get another appointment (about 2 months average).
Once the 3 plus hour am doctors appointment was done, I had several errands to run and got back home in time to take my DD to her dentist (braces) appointment. I am hoping to get some craft table time when I get home.
Take Care

Friday, January 23, 2009

Butterfly Journal

Another project using the 'Faux Designer Paper' technique from technique junkies . I made up several of these sheets awhile back - I used one sheet with more teal colors for my new banner . This week I (or rather last week/weekend/ begining of this week) finally sat down and made up some stuff with the yellow and pink sheets (you can see them on this weeks previous posts...).
This journal turned out to be my favorite of them all. This is a simple composition notebook that I covered with my FDP in pink along with some 'store bought' Dp from K & Company to match. I used a lace punch from MS on the edges.
I cut panels for the centerpiece with my nesties in the cuttlebug. The phrase and the butterflys are both from Gina K.
I stamped the butterflys onto the journal and then onto the FDP and SBDP both with black memento ink. I cut out the butterflys, glued them to the journal and then coated them with chrystal lacquer for some added demension and shine.
I added a pink bauble up by the phrase and 3 of them in the bottom right hand corner of the journal.
All for today - see ya Monday!!!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Designer Pink

Off work today and I had time to go play with some of my Stamping buddies!!! We meet a couple times a month and just bring stuff to work on - the stuuf I brought to work on today I will have to finish up to show you on monday.
Showing you today some more projects I did with the pink sheet of 'Faux Designer Paper' technique from technique junkies.
This first card I cut ovals out of the FDP and brown cardstock and cut a label from the FDP, edged them all with gold krylon and layered them on top of pink ribbon to brown cardstock with some pink and green baubles for accents.

I really love this technique - it allows me to customize the backround paper and can be used for anything. Makes up some really quick cards!!!!
And wait till you see the journal I did for tomorrow :)

This card took just a little more time - the rose (SU) was stamped 3 times and the petals of 2 of them cut and layered to the first(with foam tape). The leaves I colored in with prismacolor pencils but the texture of the FDP still shows through the green - cool!!!
I then layered the rose onto ovals cut with nesties in my cuttlebug, edged with gold krylon, layered on top of pink ribbom to brown cardstock.
The phrase is from 'Gina K - Kindred phrases for her'.
All for today - gotta run pick up the kids from swim team practice. I am preposting for tomorrow as I will be working - so Have A Great Weekend and I will see you on the other side on monday!!!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Simply Pink


Short post today - work day, and another busy day it was!!!! Too bad we can't clone Nurses - goodness knows there could have been 3 of me today and we all would have been tired at the end of the day. Although I think I met myself coming and going at least twice today as it was.....

Good night to post something simple and soothing :).

Over the weekend and into tuesday I was playing with some sheets of my 'Faux Designer Paper ' (technique from Technigue Junkies - ) using it as a master sheet .

This first card is a scalloped oval nestabilitie cut in my cuttlebug, stamped with a phrase from Gina K, and layered onto Brown cardstock with a pink ribbon and pink baubles to round off the card.

This second card I cut a rectangle instead of an oval and edged it with gold krylon. Phrase is from Gina K - embossed in white. Accents include pink ribbon and pink and green baubles.

All for tonight - for most of you its halfway point so enjoy the later half of your week - today is more like monday for me as I work frid. through sunday this week.

Take Care


Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Faux designer paper cards

I am preposting for today so I can get my chores done early tomorrow and head for the craft room. The DH will be back to work, DD/DS with be back in school so I will have the day to myself. I have some more yard work to do and some house cleaning before I can head for the craft room.
Here are some more projects using the Faux Designer Paper - the yellow sheet (tomorrow I should have some stuff made with the pink sheet). I did 4 cards, all pretty much the same layout and stamps but I changed up the store bought DP. (K&Company - I believe)
I used the cuttlebug to cut the ovals with my nesties and the decorative corners.
The stamps of the FDP are all Inkadinkado and the phrase is from Gina K.

I love how you can get many different looks from one sheet of FDP.
All for today.
Take Care

Monday, January 19, 2009

Spring Purse

I got some craft time this weekend just not enough to take photos , edit and post. I forsee me not posting much on weekends over all (unless I am preposting ). Since I have only every other weekend off, my weekend off is usually busy with family - from an early am walk with the DH and the pooch, yard work and/or projects (be they be house, yard or kids school projects) and I usually get talked into a game of RISK, or mini golf down the road aways....I have decided not to stress over it if I can't manage a weekend post. That said - I should be able to post most weekdays as a bonus.
Over the weekend I pulled out some of the Faux Designer Paper (Technique Junkie technique) from some time back and accually make up some stuff with it.
The pattern for this purse is testiment to why I hoard my magazines - the pattern was in an issue of Paper Crafts - Aug/Sept of 2006. I 'refound' it when I was sorting through magazines trying to declutter my craft room a bit :).
All stamps are from Inkadinkado. I added another of the birds in brown ink on the front as an accent. The beaded trim and the scrap of ribbon were on my desk from different projects .
Thats all for the craft stuff today - since the weather is nice I am going to go pull more weeds in the flowerbeds (already spent 2 hrs. out there this am). My spring Burbee, and other plant catalogs have arrived and its kinda my self imposed rule that I can't order until my flower beds are cleaned up. We may not have to shovel snow down here in florida but the weeds grow year round (lucky for me they grow a little slower in the winter).
All for today - Take Care

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Praying hands

I can never do just one variation of a card so here is yesterdays only with white on blue instead of the blue on white.
The Praying Hands stamp is unmarked. The phrase is from Endless creations and the backrounder is from Cornish Heritage Farms
Not quite Navy ink, kraft, navy, white cardstock and a scarp of vellum.
Work was crazy today!!!! Me tired, couch time....
Take Care

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Faith card

Pulled out an older stamp again today, along with one not so old and one relatively new.
The 'Faith' phrase is from Endless Creations, The main panel stamp is from 'Good Stamps Stamp Goods' and the backrounder is from Cornish Heritage Farms
All were stamped in SU 'Not quite navy in and I edged the panels with it too. Kraft, navy and white cardstock and a scrap of vellum for the phrase. I added a few blue baubles too.
All for tonight
Take Care