It's a Good Day

...I have solved my dilemma of taking card pictures, with the notable exception of the card below.
But that's just 'cuz it has a funny border, and that makes it difficult to photograph anyways.

This card made for the MFT Color Challenge #14 - I didn't really have any of the cardstock colors except for navy, so watercolor it was. I kept looking at the screen to see if I was getting the combo right, but on further review, it looks like I didn't quite catch the spirit of Wild Wisteria. Ah well, you win some, you lose some.

Cardstock: Canson, Bazzill
Stamps: MFT "Chalkboard Sayings"
Ink: Hero Arts, Versamark
Other: embossing powder

Tools: border punch, heat gun, Cuttlebug, Memory Box die, paintbrush and water


Swing of Things

...it's hard to get back there. I tried taking photos this morning of all the cards I've made since I've been back from Austria, and wow, I must be missing something, because my camera was not having it! The photos looked completely narsty! So now I need to figure out a different way to photograph them...or at least remember how I was doing it before.

These flowers were left over from another card, so I put them together right here to make an easy and simple card. I zapped the sentiment with some Wink of Stella for that extra little zinger!

Cardstock: Canson
Stamps: WPlus9
Ink: Tim Holtz, Versamagic
Other: vellum, Wink of Stella

Tools: Cuttlebug, WPlus9 dies, MFT die



...makes the heart grow fonder - so you guys must love me even more when I come back from little breaks here and there, right? ;)

Today's card is an oldy - I was inspired in general by typography, so I pulled out a cheap-o dollar stamp I got at Joann's awhile back, and went to work.

The embossed sentiment is too light for easy reading - I might go back and use a mask to color an entire brown circle, so the sentiment is actually legible.
Pft, who am I kidding?! I'm way too lazy to do that.

Seriously love the texture of the paper here - I wish more companies did this.

Cardstock: LSS
Patterned paper: Bazzill "Vintage Marketplace"
Stamp: Joann Fabrics
Ink: Versamark, Memento
Other: embossing powder (Martha Stewart), gems (Prima)

Tools: heat gun, 1" circle punch



...be to God! I'm not going to take the calculus class this semester! Although I will still have to take it in the summer...or next fall...blech.

This card involved some tricky die cutting - I had to keep the upper/lower part of the die off of the plate when die cutting, then do the same with the other side. With all that work, I just finished it simply with some enamel dots, Wink of Stella glitter on the sentiment (impossible to see in this picture) and some simple patterned paper.

Also, just wondering, but would any of you like me to be more specific with the product description? I used to give company name and product name, but I've gotten kinda lazy and just gone with company name recently. However, if you'd prefer, I can whip myself back into shape. ;)

Cardstock: Canson, Bazzill
Patterned paper: Crate Paper Maggie Holmes
Other: enamel dots

Tools: Cuttlebug, Paper Smooches die



...it's not my birthday anymore, but I can still post birthday cards!

I recently had a dermatology appointment, and they did a scar removal on my nose, resulting in me having to wear a band-aid on my nose for a week (changing for a fresh band-aid every day, of course). Anyways, my family and some friends have been asking about it, so I've been telling them it's the new hipster trend - tape on the NOSE, instead of the glasses. ;)

Cardstock: Canson
Stamps: Hero Arts, Precious Remembrance
Patterned paper: American Crafts Dear Lizzy
Other: acetate, enamel dots, tape, embossing powder

Tools: heat gun


Party Animal

...this card is me, today on my birthday.

I really love this fox stamp by Hero Arts - I stamped her, masked her off, then used some Tattered Angels mist for the blue background. Then I roughly colored her in using some Prismacolor watercolor pencils. Topped off with a sentiment from Avery Elle, which fit the occasion perfectly. ;)

Now for some blonde brownies a la mode (super tasty - I love all things that involve maple syrup!), then watching some Once Upon a Time in Wonderland (which I am enjoying much more than the original series)

Have a lovely weekend!

Cardstock: Bazzill, Canson
Stamps: Hero Arts, Avery Elle
Ink: Stazon, Prismacolor, Tattered Angels, Versamark
Other: gems


Another scrappy good day

...using up scraps makes me feel like I'm "cleaning" out my workspace, so I can reward myself with a new stamp set...or two...;)

The dogwood flowers didn't turn out how I originally planned them to, so I scrapped them quite awhile back, but decided the messy look was still too nice to waste.
I used the Tim Holtz markers to color the rubber stamp - these markers work WAY better on rubber than on clear stamps. The colors just stick to rubber better.
I spritzed them with water, then stamped them on pretty thin wood board I found at a craft store, but it was still a little tough to die cut - now I have some Creative Imaginations wood veneer paper I found on clearance, which is MUCH better for die cutting.

Cardstock: Canson
Stamps: Hero Arts
Ink: Tim Holtz, Versafine
Other: washi tape, doily, string, gems, wood veneer

Tools: Cuttlebug, Papertrey Ink embossing plate, Hero Arts dies



...it's 2015! I typically do a post with my favorite cards from the past year, but if I get caught up in the time-consuming task of being a bum this Christmas break, don't be surprised. ;)

I wanted to test out the Hero Arts SMILE background stamp, but I used an old Staz-on ink pad, getting a rather uneven impression. I decided to roll with it, and go watercolor, because we all know it's quite fashionable to be messy, if you do it in watercolor. ;)

Just because I like to keep adding tiny, minuscule little details to my cards until my brain hurts - little bits of Stickles on the stamped hearts.

Finished off with some vellum, die cut hearts, and a rather obvious sentiment. ;)

Hope you have a happy new year, for the WHOLE year!

Cardstock: Canson, Bazzill
Stamps: Hero Arts
Ink: Versamark, Stazon
Other: embossing powder, vellum, stickles

Tools: Cuttlebug, heat gun, My Favorite Things dies, Papertrey Ink die, Simon Says Stamp die