Sunday, February 28, 2010
This card is for a friend who is moving.
I decided the certainly celery DSP looked rather like trees. You probably can't see but I put some chunky glitter flowers on the branches that stand out. Two houses are on dimensionals - along with the branches. I think cards always look better in person.
Thursday, February 25, 2010
My nephew had twin girls born Feb. 18th. So exciting - I had to make some cards. I bought some cute little sun suits for them and just had to use this stamp with some children at the beach. The congratulations is done with white embossing. I love to do that.
As part of the gift I wanted to make some cards they could use for thank you notes. I love the Love Bugs stamp set and decided to do variations on the theme.
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Here is my newest convert to stamping- my sister-in-law whose name happens to be Fish. While we were visiting in Punta Gorda on our way to Naples, I got all my stamps out and I just happen to have brought an old retired Stampin' UP set with fishes. So of course we are making cards with fishes. After claiming for many years that stamping was just not her thing she seems to be a natural and she had lots of talent and she had lots of fun!
This is the thank you card I just sent to tell them how much we loved our visit with them in Punta Gorda. The idea of using the ornament punch to make the fish is not mine but I don't know where I saw the idea to give credit where it is due. Using the butterflies for the tail though is my idea - at least I have not seen it anywhere else. There are so many talented stampers out there that it is hard to keep up with all the great ideas. I just love this card and sure hope that Mary and Jim like it too.
Monday, February 15, 2010
Monday, February 8, 2010
Here is a variation on the theme. So many Valentines to get out to the mailbox - so I was in the mood for red! The top two hearts were done with white embossing powder on the new Sending Love designer paper. A little extra ribbon added as it needed a touch more! Happy Valentines Day to all of you.
Sunday, February 7, 2010
I was thrilled when I saw this sketch - at last an opportunity to use my Vanilla Hodgepodge hardware that I have been saving for just the right occasion. My first attempt for this challenge was to do something horizontal but none of my stamps seemed to work. So of course I pulled out one of my most favorite sets Asian Artistry and Voila! The sketch turned into a thank you card for my friend jeanne who had us for dinner the other night at her lovely Florida condo. Our condo is just accrosss the pool from Jeanne in this beautiful complex. Hope you like my sketch - it was sure fun to make.
411Sketch # 137
Friday, February 5, 2010
Florida is fabulous. The condo we rented has a third bedroom - which was formerly used as an office. It makes a perfect stamping room. We took over the closet to set up our stamping supplies. Can you believe we brought all this stuff (and are still missing a few things). Of course that means we will soon need to do another order!
Happy Valentines creations to you all.