Sunday, February 20, 2011

C is for Cat

I made this card for my daughter who is cat sitting while we are visiting Florida.  I cased this card from one I saw on split coast by Heidi Baks at

Heidi's card uses Lovely as a tree stamp set with snow - but I am in Florida and did not bring that set.  The card has palm trees and a nice tropical feel. This card is stamped with Plant Hope and C is for Cat stamp sets - of course Sincere Salutations is the sentiment.  The sun is sponged with Daffodil Delight and More Mustard.  The background is sponged before stamping with blue and green ink.  The palm trees are stamped in Old Olive and Early Espresso.  The cat is Early Express with a Real Red colar and diamond jewel. Card stock is Crumb Cake, Early Espresso and Botanical Garden DSP.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Barbara's 411 Color Challenge

We needed a quick get well card for a  friend in Florida who developed pneumonia.  When I saw the color challenge this week - I thought it was perfect for a Florida guy.  I used a crumb cake base, chocolate chip and wild wasabi accents and the new DSP in the subtles collection -  certainly celery.  Love the new seam bindings that come in so many colors now.  They are so easy to use.  We hope Charlie will soon be back from the hospital and sitting under his palm trees.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Valentine Card for my three Grandsons

Finally today I finished three valentines for my three grandsons.  This is another card using the clear stamp block to stamp the Crumb Cake square.  I used the cupcake punch and stamp set from the new mini catalog. The colors used are Crumb Cake, Blushing Bride, and Cherry Cobbler stamped on Whisper White card stock. The cupcake is adhered to the stamped Crumb Cake square with stampin dimensionals. The Blushing Bride icing does not show up too well in this picture but it does look nice in real life. A little embossing on the icing looks great too. I think this looks like a masculine Valentine's Day Card.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Birthday card for a 9 year old boy!

We experimented with a technique in our watercolor class with things "outside the box" and of course I thought of doing a card using this technique.  This is the card I came up with for our grandson's birthday.  The stamp set is Make a Monster and the inks used are Tempting Turquoise, More Mustard, Cajun Craze, and Garden Green with just a touch of Real Red.   Add some google eyes and some spritz and buttons and the card is done.  Card stock is Pear Pizzazz, More Mustard, and Tempting Turquoise and most important - Watercolor paper.  It did take me three days though to get the little monsters just right -  but one of the last things I stamped was the eyes on the blue monster.  You can see that one of the eyes is not quite in the right place.    Any way, who knows what a monster is suppose to look like so that's the way I left him.  I had a ball making this card but it is definitely one of a kind.