Friday, September 24, 2010

Welcome Little One

Hi everyone! I don't submit my work to magazines that often, but when I saw a recent publication call for baby cards in non-traditional colors, I knew I wanted to design a card. I love the use of non-traditional colors. The card wasn't accepted for publication, so I get to show it here. I like the look of white ink stamped on black cardstock. It looks like a vintage chalkboard.

All the stamps for this card come from the very talented Paloma Gomez and Dulces Ideas Clear Stamps. I randomly placed all sorts of sentiments on my acrylic block to create a background stamp. I love this look. I created a similar card here.

Thanks for stopping by!

Card Ingredients
Stamps: Welcome, Baby Shower, Decoracion (Dulces Ideas Clear Stamps)
Paper: Basic Black (SU!), patterned paper (Prima)
Ink: Fresh Snow (Papertrey Ink), Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Tools: Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers), Crop-a-Dile (We R Memory Keepers)
Other: ribbon (Michael's), bakers twine (Etsy), star brad (SU!), foam tape (3M), white gel pen (Sakura)

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Yay Dad!

I made this card for my dad. On Friday, he finished 7 weeks of radation treatments. Yay, it's a relief! I hope the radiation did it's job and removed all remaining cancer cells.

To celebrate this milestone and my mom's birthday yesterday, my parents are in Las Vegas for some much-needed rest and relaxation.

Gotta run. It's after 6:30 in the evening and I have no idea what to make for dinner. It will probably be breakfast for dinner.

Card Ingredients
Stamps: Dia del Padre (Dulces Ideas Clear Stamps)
Paper: Basic Gray, retired patterned paper (SU!)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Tools: Small heart punch (SU!), Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers), pouncing brush (JudiKins)
Other: ribbon (SU!), Thickers (American Crafts), foam tape (3M)

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Happy Birthday, Mom!

It's a beautiful Saturday here. I hope you're having a great day. I've just been taking it easy. I watched Nate Berkus' new show; I liked it.

Today is my mom's birthday; love her! I'll have to send her the link to this blog entry since this card has not made it to her in New Mexico. On all the cards I make for her, I try to do actual sewing, since she sews. On this card, I used a paper piercer to pierce around the border of the plum cardstock. The black "thread" is a fine black Sharpie pen.

This card uses the same stamps as the previous card I published, but I love the colors on this card more.

Card Ingredients (all from Papertrey Ink unless where noted)
Stamps: Year of Flowers: Roses, Damask Designs
Paper: white, Plum Pudding, Orange Zest Bitty Dots patterned paper
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko), Fresh Snow
Tools: Heart to Heart punch (SU!), paper piercing tool & template
Other: buttons, foam tape (3M), black pen (Sharpie), black/white baker's twine, Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Happy Birthday

Hope you had a great Wednesday, everyone. I made this card super fast today for my son's teacher.

Gotta run and take the Little Guy to karate right now. Later!

Card Ingredients (all Papertrey Ink except where noted)
Stamps: Year of Flowers: Roses, Damask Designs
Paper: white, Raspberry Fizz
Ink: Fresh Snow, Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Tools: Scoring Board (Martha Stewart), Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers)
Other: dimensional tape (3M), silver thread (from Peru), silver metallic stickers (Michael's)

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Happy 7th Birthday, Jonah

Hey blog peeps! Today we went to a birthday party for one of our favorite young friends, Jonah, who turns 7 this week. My Little Guy had a great time with his friends getting drenched with water guns, a water slide, and a Slip 'N Slide.

I made this card really fast this morning because I didn't have time to work on it this week. I used my Silhouette digital cutter to cut out the circle and the number 7. I love that you can use the fonts located on your computer with the Silhouette. The number 7 is in a cool font called Bodoni MT. You can't tell from the photo, but I cut the number 7 several times from Kraft cardstock and glued them together to create my own chipboard. I then cut the Cosmo Cricket paper out and adhered it to the chipboard.

I want to wish one of my best friends, Cris, Happy Birthday today. I didn't have time to make her a card.

I can't help but think about today and what our country went through on September 11th, 2001. Thankfully, we have little ones and celebrations for loved ones in our lives to show us that life goes on. My thoughts and prayers are with all the innocent individuals and their families who are forever changed by September 11th. Peace, my dears!

Card Ingredients
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes (SU!)
Paper: Kraft (SU!), The Boyfriend (Cosmo Cricket)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Tools: Silhouette digital cutter
Other: Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue, Scoring Board (Martha Stewart), foam tape (3M), white gel pen (Sakura)

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Feliz CumpleaƱos

Today is my mother-in-law's birthday. Here's a card I made for her using the colors from the Color Cue {7} Challenge. My paper is not quite aqua, it's Cool Carribbean from SU!.

The focal point of the card started with a Dear Lizzy doily design cut with my Silhouette cutter. I also used my Big Shot and an eyelet embossing plate from SU! to give the base of the card some texture.


Card Ingredients
Stamps: Flores Llamativas (SU! - retired)
Paper: Cool Carribbean, white, Crush Curry (SU!)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko), Real Red (SU!)
Tools: Silhouette, Big Shot w Backgrounds 1 Texturz Plates (SU!), 2" circle punch (Fiskars), 1" circle punch (SU!)
Other: rhinestones (Michael's), ribbon (Michael's), foam tape, Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue

Friday, September 3, 2010

Wish Big

Yay, it's Friday! After school today, several of us moms gathered in our parent involvement center to celebrate the birthday for one of our favorite teachers. It was an impromptu gathering. I made this card for her about an hour before I had to be at school.

Have a great weekend!

Card Ingredients (All from Papertrey Ink, except where noted)
Stamps: Everyday Button Bits, Big & Bold Wishes
Paper: White, Melon Berry
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Tools: Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers)
Other: Lemon Tart ribbon, buttons, linen thread (SU!)

Thursday, September 2, 2010

My Heart is With You

Hi everyone! A few weeks ago, Teri Anderson (one of my all-time favorite card designers and one of Paper Crafts Magazine Go-To-Gals) issued this challenge on Twitter:

@GoToGalTeri Twitter friends card making challenge wanters: I left you hanging. ;) I challenge you to make a card with 23 buttons, brads or gems on it.

I love that she chose 23 and not some even number. I used 23 rhinestones on the hearts. I was lucky enough to meet Teri back in January at the CHA Supershow in Anaheim. I've admired her work for a long time, so it was great to talk to her.

Around the time Teri issued the challenge, I saw this cake on Bakerella's website. Oh my, doesn't this cake look amazing! I got my inspiration for the design of my card from her cake.

I wish I would left the sentiment off the front of the card. I should've stamped it on the inside. Oh well.

Thanks for stopping by!

Card Ingredients
Stamps: Small Sayings (SU! - retired)
Paper: White (Papertrey Ink), DSP (SU!)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Tools: Heart to Heart punch (SU!), Word Window punch (SU!), QuickStik (QuicKutz)
Other: rhinestones (Michael's), Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue, foam tape (3M)

Wednesday, September 1, 2010


Hi all! Here's a simple card inspired by a card in the latest Stampin Up catalog on page 16. I also created it for a CARDS magazine challenge to use 1-word sentiments. I continued my use of baker's twine; I love the stuff. Instead of faux stitching, I created a dot border to mimic the font of the sentiment.

Have a good one!

Card Ingredients
Stamps: For the Love of Dots (Practicing Creativity)
Paper: Basic Black (SU!), Vintage Cream (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Other: Glue Dots, bakers twine, black gel pen (Sakura)