Monday, January 31, 2011
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Friday, January 28, 2011
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Hello! Today's card uses the same stamps I used yesterday, but it is a totally different look! This sentiment stamp was purchased at the same time I got the branch and the birdies so I made a second card so I could add this fun sentiment! My panel with the birdies kept getting smaller and smaller because I was trying to show as much of the paper as possible. Crazy, since this card should be about the stamps, and not the paper! But, the paper had these birdies on it, that I didn't want to cover up! Let me show you my card, so you can see what I mean! Enjoy!
Paper - We R Memory Keepers Blue Bird, Cardstock White, Teal
Stamps - Endless Creations
Ink - Versafine Vintage Sepia, Prismacolor Pencils, Gamsol
Tools - Labels 4 Nestibilities, Stampin' Up small scalloped border punch, Cuttlebug Swiss Dot embossing folder
Other - Ribbon, Button, Linen Thread, Rhinestones by Hero Arts
It's back to a Valentine's theme tomorrow ... see you then!
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Monday, January 24, 2011
Happy Monday! I have two cards for you to start off the week! I realized yesterday that I had made two cards for the Viva LaVerve sketch challenge, but the challenge is a set of 4 cards with the deadline of Jan. 27th. So, I decided that I should complete the challenge and make cards with the last two sketches. Verve stamps I don't think are required, but when I am doing a challenge from a certain company, I really try to use their stamps, required or not. In my Verve collection I have many wonderful God quote stamps, so I decided to create my two last sketches with a couple of my favorites. Let's get to them. I will follow each card with the sketch used. Enjoy!
As you probably know, the woppy jawed (aka slanted) panel is not particularly one of my favorites, but I have ts say the way I made the sentiment go straight makes me like this one more. The panel at the bottom uses an embossing folder that is actually one from Christmas, but I don't think it looks Christmasy, do you? I think it resembles flowers instead. I think I will keep it in my "everyday" folders file!
I rarely emboss except at Christmas, but I love how the sentiment looks in the silver! I love this quote. A definite favorite! This card is very self explanatory. And very simple! But, it does follow the sketch well and it is a sketch that I can use often. To me, that is the best think about doing the challenges, as it gives me new ideas for creating my cards.
Recipe Card #1 -
Stamps - Verve Stamps
Ink - Versafine Black
Tools - Lables 9 Nestibiities, Sizzix BasicGrey Frost embosssing folder
Other - Pearls by Hero Arts, Ribbon by May Arts, Polka dot button by O'Srap, Other buttons
Recipe Card #2 -
Stamps - Verve Stamps
Ink - Versamark, Judi Kins Detailed Silver embossing powder, heat gun
Tools - Classic Circles, Eyelet Circles Nestibilities, Martha Stewart scalloped border punch
Other - Rhinestones by Hero Arts, Silver Twine by May Arts
Posted by Tina at 9:42 AM
Friday, January 21, 2011
Hello! I have two cards for you today. My first card goes with the title. For a few days now, I have been around and around trying to come up with an idea for the grandson's 14th birthday. I have so many cute animal stamps that I use on cards all the time, but for a teenage boy that tend to look to young. So that means they are not too young for someone 50 but they are for a 14 year old! Go figure! I went to my favorite source to see lots of cards in one place, Splitcoast Stampers. I put in teenage boy in the search box and came up with quite a few ideas. My card today is a take on one I saw there. So let me get to it ... enjoy!
Posted by Tina at 9:53 AM
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Hello! Before I get to my card today, I want to say it is crazy that I have all these new stamps, but for today I turned to a repeated stamp favorite. But it is for a very good reason! You see, one of my favorite sketch challenges last year was Jen delMuro's Sketch For You To Try. This year, she has a new format and is only having one sketch each month. You can see the details here. The big prize will go to the person that does all months. So, I knew I wouldn't want to miss the first months sketch. How hard can it be to once a month create a card with one of her great sketches? As an added bonus, I guess each month, there will be a sponsor which will give a participant a chance to win something from them. This month's sponsor is The Cat's Pajamas. So, earlier in the month, my original idea was to take their bear, that I frequently used for different occasions last year, and make a card for New Year's, but now, since it's the middle of January, I decided to go with a Valentine's theme instead. Yesterday, looking at blogs on my reader, I found an additional challenge from The Cat's Pajamas. This one is a color challenge. So, I am combining all the challenges into my one card today! First, I will show you my card creation. Following that, I will show you Jen's sketch, and The Cat's Pajamas colors for their challenge! Enjoy!
Paper - Yellow and Red by My Minds Eye Love Me Do line, Red and White from Target $1 Pack, Yellow Dot from Bo Bunny, Cardstock White, Black, Red (Heart)
Stamps - The Cat's Pajamas Happy Camper set, Studio G
Ink - Versafine Black, Prismacolor Pencils, Gamsol, Tombow Red for Arrow
Tools - Sizzix Giant Scallops Die, Cuttlebug Tiny Hearts embossing folder, The Cat's Pajamas Flower Button Cut-Ups Die, Spellbinders Heart Nestibilities
Other - Linen Thread by The Cat's Pajamas, Red Rhinestones by Queen & Co.
Posted by Tina at 2:50 PM
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Monday, January 17, 2011
Hello! I have something new for you today. You see, on Saturday, I went to the second stamp convention and went straight to the Inky Antics booth, as they are one of my favorites! I guess we at the local convention are guinna pigs for a new product that they will be introducing at the upcoming CHA, the big wholesale show! And the little pig I am, jumped on it. Their new product includes a honeycomb pop-up when you open the card! So fun! Let me show you my card and then I will give you more details and the how-to! Enjoy!
|The Front of My Card.|
|The Inside. You see the Honeycomb Cupcake when the card is opened!|
Posted by Tina at 10:45 AM
Friday, January 14, 2011
Hello! I can see that I need to get back into my stamping rhythm where I have posts for you to see each morning. But not today, as it is already the afternoon. Next week I will try to do better. So, let's get to today's card. I have so many new stamps, papers, and supplies, I hardly know what to use first. (Plus, the second of two stamp conventions is tomorrow, so I am sure I will pick up a few more goodies, even though I pretty much spent my "allowance" last Saturday at the first convention!) I still have several stamps, and paper pads I purchased back before Christmas, that I have been dieing to use. The holiday cards took precedent for way too long! Let's get to today's card ... enjoy!
Posted by Tina at 3:30 PM
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Hello! Sorry I skipped yesterday. I love to go out to my little shack and stamp but the last few days with temperatures not getting out of the 20's to 30's, I just haven't stamped much. I needed to get a card made for my hubby's son whose birthday is Sunday. And, I got it done ... yea! Last week, I did the first week's of a monthly sketch for Verve over on Splitcoast Stampers. For my birthday card for William, I decided to go with the sketch from the second week. Funny thing though, I used the same stamp set I used on last week's sketch. I probably should have used different stamps but when I looked at the sketch I just saw how those stamps would be perfect. The first time I ever saw the Verve birthday set on one of the blogs, they used the same papers I used today. When I found the paper line in a store, I got it and that was even before I ordered the stamp set. This was my chance to use the paper with the stamps. I love how it came out. I will show you the card and then the sketch. Enjoy!
|Close Up of my Sparkler Bling|
What do you think? As you can see in my close up view of the cake, I went a little crazy with the sparkler sticker dots! Love the bling! Don't you love the paper pieced with the cake and the balloons? I do want to add that I changed the sketch slightly by adding the corner punch on the right side on the smaller panel. It was just that I thought it needed something there. Please leave me a comment and let me know how you like my card.
Paper - Imaginisce B-day Bash Line - Hip Hip Hooray and Wish Big, Cardstock White, Brown
Stamps - Verve Birthday Bash
Ink - Versafine Black, Prismacolor Pencils
Tools - Classic Oval Nestibilities, EK Success Victorian corner punch
Other - Red Dot Sparklers from Stampendous, Stickles Glitter Glue, Ribbon by DeNami Designs
I will most likely have one more for you this week - look for it tomorrow!
Posted by Tina at 11:14 AM
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Monday, January 10, 2011
Hello! Did you do DeNami's blog hop yesterday? If you didn't, you still have time to go to each of the blogs on the list and leave comments. You might just be one of the lucky ones to win a gift certificate! You have until 11:59 PST time on Monday. I used the gift certificate I won a couple of months ago at the stamp convention on Saturday. I was in their booth forever trying to decide which ones I just had to have. I love the ones I got, so look for some fun DeNami cards coming your way soon. Today's card is one that I made for a stamping friend who's birthday was last week. I wanted to make sure that she had it in hand before I posted it here. She is very creative both in her stamping room and in her kitchen. So, I decided I would go with the cooking theme for her card. She and I had recently purchased the paper I used so I knew she would be pleased with that part. Here it is ... enjoy!
Sunday, January 9, 2011
Oh my goodness - I just realized this morning that the badge I have on my next post does not take you to the start of the blog and won't help if you get lost along the way. This one works ...
My DeNami blog hop post is below. Sorry for the confusion.
Posted by Tina at 10:23 AM
Paper - Clouds and circles by My Minds Eye Love Me Do line, Scallops by Colorbok (from patterned paper pack I got at Target), Cardstock White, Teal
Stamps - DeNami Design
Ink - Versafine Black, Prismacolor Pencils, Gamsol, YR000 Copic for facial
Tools - Stampin' Up Scalloped border punch
Other - Rhinestones from Hero Arts, Tiny turquoise sparkler stickers from Stampendous
Don't forget there are gift certificates that YOU can win! All you have to do is leave comments on the blogs along the way and your name might be randomly drawn! How easy and fun is that? You have until Monday night at 11:59 PST to leave your comments on each of the blogs to get in on the prizes. Now let's get you on your way. Your next stop is Virginia Larsen.
Thanks for visiting my blog. I hope you like what you saw and will come back to visit soon!
Friday, January 7, 2011
Hello! I wanted to pop in and let you know that I have a couple of cards made to show you but that you will have to wait until next week. The cards are for two of my stamping friends, so you know if possible, I like to give them out before posting them here. I also want to let you know that on Sunday I am participating in another DeNami blog hop! Did you see the blinkie advertisment on the right side of my blog for it? It looks like it will be a fun one! Make sure to be here on Sunday for the hop. There will be prizes to be won!
I had hoped I could have made more cards to show you this week, but I simply ran out of time. I came up to Fort Worth so I will be closer to go to the stamp convention in Grapevine this weekend. Woo Hoo!
See you Sunday! Happy Stamping!
Posted by Tina at 8:41 AM
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Today's card is a sympathy card I made for a friend I have know since childhood, who lost her mom. We really aren't what I would call good friends, but I have reconnected with her on facebook and so I thought it would be nice to make a card to send. I purchased the Spellbinders Cross Collection dies back in June last year, and have never used them. They are soooo pretty. Here is my card with more details to follow. Enjoy!
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Hello! I have my Texas Tues-Step card for you, even though I am a little late in getting it up on the blog. Sorry about that. What would I say about today's card? "Look ma, no hands ... Or in this case ... look Mark, no designer paper"! You see, Mark with Deadbeat Designs, who is also on the Texas team, has been giving me a hard time about all the scrapbook paper I usually use on my cards. He knows that when I owned the stamp store, I didn't rely on scrapbook papers to make backgrounds, I used stamps! Well, for today's card I did just that! Enjoy!
Posted by Tina at 10:25 AM
Monday, January 3, 2011
Happy New Year to everyone. While my hubby watched the college bowl games, I spent time in my craft room (well except for TCU's game at the Rose Bowl, I did watch that)! My stamping to do list for the week includes six birthday cards for family and friends, more desk calendars, a sympathy card, a Texas Tues-Step card, which I think is tomorrow, and a card for another DeNami blog hop coming up this weekend! The benefit to you is that there will be a bunch of new creatiions to put on my blog for you to see! Woo Hoo! Let's get to the first one ...
On the Verve blog, I saw their brand new sketch, and my first thought was it is pretty cool but won't wok for me as I won't have that size envelope. And I try to create cards that I can actually send. So, I really didn't think anything else about it until ... yesterday, I was wrapping up Ethan's birthday gift to send (my step grandchild) and was considering whether to add a card or not. He is only turning 4 and so he doesn't really care about the card, but I usually make one for him anyway. The box I am wrapping in birthday paper and then wrapping in brown paper on top of that to be sent, and I got to thinking maybe I should just add a flat card that would be between the two papers. And that is when I remember the cool Verve sketch. So here is the result and then the sketch. Enjoy!
Posted by Tina at 9:32 AM