Chalkboard Technique

Friday, February 29, 2008

On Wed. the tutorial on splitcoast was the Chalkboard Technique. So I made this card using that technique. I had never tried that technique before and I liked it although I did not have any swiffer cloths to wipe away my excess.

Supplies used: Garden Green, Basic Black, Elegant Eggplant and white cardstock, White craft ink, SU pastels, eggplant ribbon, and Big Flowers and Warm Words stamp sets.

I also received this card yesterday in the mail from my good friend Abbie.

Excellent Award

Thursday, February 28, 2008

I don't have a card or project to show you today (you will just have to get over that, lol!) but Suzanne and Chrissy (both blogging friends) left me an award the other day and I am just now getting around to posting it. It was much appreciated.

So thank you very much to Suzanne and Chrissy. Check out their blogs too as they are most excellent as well.



One last cupcake

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Here is one last cupcake card I made the other day. I like to make several cards with a new set when I get so that I automatically feel I have gotten at least some of my money's worth.
For this card I used the Cupcake set from Hero Arts. I used Taken with Teal, Regal Rose, and Rose Red cardstock and colored my image with my watercolor crayons and aquapainter. I added some brads and there you go!

More cupcake cards

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Here are two more cupcake cards I made. I made two different cards but used the same sketch for both.

Supplies used for the first card: Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose, Certainly Celery cardstock, Chocolate chip ink, Hero Arts Cupcake set, ribbon, square scallop punch. I used my ink pads and aquapainter to color in my image.

Supplies for the second card: Bravo Burgandy, So Saffron, and Night of Navy cardstock, Chocolate Chip and Night of Navy ink, Square scallop punch, large oval punch, Hero Arts Cupcake set, brads. I used my watercolor crayons and aquapainter to color my image in.

Onsie Card

Monday, February 25, 2008

I made this card using the instructions found on Lauren's blog here. I enclosed it with the thank you cards I had made for a gift yesterday.

I used Bashful Blue cardstock and stamped an image from For A Friend in Bashful Blue ink. My buttons are little too big but I am determined to use what I have and not buy more stuff so they had to do.

Baby cards

Sunday, February 24, 2008

I made these thank you cards for a gift for a baby shower for Karlye at church that I am about to go to. I used the sketch from a card I made a while back. You can see those cards here.
I used white as my base and Bashful Blue and Barely Banana cardstock. I stamped the baby from Very Punny, colored in with my markers and used my circle punches to punch it out. Then I used a little alphabet set and made a thank you stamp and stamped that in Black. I used my blue gingham ribbon to tie around the blue piece.

One sketch, 3 cards

Saturday, February 23, 2008

I finally got to try Beate's weekend sketch challenge on a Friday (the day it is posted). I stamped for a good bit last night and made 8 cards. I got this new Cupcake stamp set by Hero Arts yesterday with my $3 off Archiver's coupon. I went in there to get the stamp press that I had used last weekend on the make and take but they were out of them. Oh well that means I can just wait for a 30% coupon to get that later. I stamped several cupcakes and watercolored the images then made the cards.
Anyway, here is the first card I made (it is my favorite).
I wanted to use this circle ribbon I had even though after I go the card made I think I should have used my groovy guava ribbon. I used Chocolate Chip, Cool Caribbean and Groovy Guava stamp pads to watercolor the image then punched it out with my scallop square. I used Chocolate Chip and Cool Caribbean cardstock and stamped the images with Chocolate Chip ink.

Then I made another card using the same sketch. This time I used my watercolor wonder crayons to watercolor the image. I again punched it out using my scallop square. Cardstock is Rose Red, Regal Rose and Elegant Eggplant with eggplant ribbon tied around it.

When I first saw this stamp set I thought of the Bold Bright color family but this is my least favorite of the three cards. The Bold Brights used to be my favorite family and the first colors I reached for, now they are the last. Funny how are tastes change over time.
I colored the image with my markers, used the circle punch to punch it out. Then I used my scallop punch on Pink Passion cardstock. My other cardstock used is Orchid Opulence and YoYo Yellow. I tied orchid ribbon around it and stamped my images in Basic Black.

Birthday swap card

Friday, February 22, 2008

I made 10 of these cards for a Birthday card swap I joined on SCS in the demo section. I hope my swap buddies like it. I used So Saffron, Groovy Guava, and Rose Red cardstock, stamped images from Big Flowers in versamark on the guava piece (not sure if you see that in the picture) and image from For a Friend in Chocolate Chip on white and colored the candle in with my SU markers. I used my ticket punch to punch the corners around the image and on the rose red. I am addicted to that ticket punch lately. I use it on just about every card I make. Tied a ribbon with the Groovy Guava stitched ribbon and there you have it.

Hanging Treat Box

Thursday, February 21, 2008

I made this little treat box last night. Using my beloved scor-pal the whole project only took me about 10-15 minutes, that is picking out paper, scoring, adhering, stamping and all. The tutorial was on SCS yesterday, you can find it here. I am going to put some of those individual flavor packets for water in the pouch and place this on a water bottle for a gift.

Supplies used: Cool Caribbean and patterned cardstock, circle and scallop punches, Non-SU stamp for the saying, ribbon, brads, primas.


Tuesday, February 19, 2008

I also tried the sketch challenge on Splitcoast last week. I am usually not a fan of square cards because I don't have the envelopes to mail them in and it irritates me that you need more postage even though they pretty much have the same area as a rectangle card. Anyway, I made two cards using this sketch. The first is a 4 1/2 inch square and the second is a 4 inch square. I am pleased with both of them but I do like the first one better.

Supplies: Non-SU flower and saying; Regal Rose, Rose Red, Chocolate Chip, and white cardstock; Chocolate ribbon, rose brads, ticket punch, watercolor crayons, aquapainter

Supplies: Warmest Regards and non-SU flower stamps; So Saffron, Elegant Eggplant, Perfect Plum and white cardstock; silver brads, silver cord, ticket punch, watercolor crayons, aquapainter

WSC #35

Monday, February 18, 2008

I love these sketch challenges. I didn't get to participate in the last weekend sketch so I was looking forward to this one. We spent the day at my BIL's yesterday (as we do most Sundays) and this is when I usually get the most stamping done because I am not looking around my house feeling guilty of all things that I 'should' be doing instead of stamping. I am not real pleased with the brads on the card or the taken with teal color in the center of the flower but otherwise I am happy with it.

Supplies used:
Because of You and Warmest Regards stamp sets, Regal Rose, Rose Red, and Rose Red patterned cardstock, basic black ink, watercolor crayons, auapainter, and pink brads.

And here is a link to Beate's blog with the sketch challenge: Fresh and Fun

Baby gift card

Sunday, February 17, 2008

I made this 3x3 gift card real quick yesterday to enclose in a gift. It was for a friend who is having a girl and already has 2 boys. She is not real used to pink girly stuff yet so I made a non-pink card to go with the gift (even though the gift was all pink). I used a little giraffe stamp I got from the hot spot at Archiver's. I colored it with my watercolor crayons and aquapainter. I used So Saffron and Elegant Eggplant for my colors.

Make and Take

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Archiver's had a free make and take again this weekend. I am not particularly fond of circular cards and I think this one would have looked better with a brown circle behind the scallop but it was a free card so who cares. I did get to use this thing called a stamp press to make the card. Way cool and I will be getting one of those soon.

Love this card

Monday, February 11, 2008

I have been waiting to upload this card because I have been wanting to make some more. I just love the look of this simple card and I am really getting into using those watercolor wonder crayons. I only have one set and I am getting another set when I place another order. Plus I am getting better at using the Time Well Spent stamp set. I love this set but for some reason had a hard time getting into using it.

Supplies: Time Well Spent stamp set, Watercolor wonder crayons, Cranberry Crisp stitched ribbon, gold brads, Cranberry Crisp, Always Artichoke, and So Saffron cardstock.

Milk Carton

Friday, February 8, 2008

I had made this milk carton a while back using the tutorial on Splitcoast. I used my Scor-pal to score all the lines and it took me less than 10 minutes to cut and score the whole thing. Then I used my silver ink to stamp hearts (from the set Time Well Spent) around the carton. I used a new hostess set, For a Friend to stamp the sentiment and colored it in with my watercolor crayons. I had originally stamped a heart on white and colored it in with my watercolor crayons but I just wasn't feeling that. The carton is made with Regal Rose cardstock and I used Rose Red for the strip around the side. I gave this with some chocolate hearts in it to my friend Leigh last night who was the bunco hostess for Feb.

New Favorite Color Combo

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

My new favorite color combo to use is Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery and Regal Rose. I took those colors from this ribbon I had but I just love them together. I used Bud Basics stamp set and colored in the image with my chalks. Then added a rhinestone brad in the middle. It is a simple card but it is one of my favorites I have made lately.

And the winner is...

Friday, February 1, 2008

Comment number 20, Patty W. Here is her comment:
Patty W said...

Yummy looking blog candy! I'm having fun looking around your blog.. I'm bookmarking it and will be back!

Thanks for the opportunity!

So Patty, please contact me with your address so that I can get your blog candy in the mail. My email is

Thanks to everyone for playing and we will play again sometime.

More flower cards

Here are a couple of cards I made the other day that I really like. You know sometimes you make a card and you like it and sometimes you just aren't too thrilled with it. I used a new clear stamp set that I got with my Archiver's gift card my SIL got me for Christmas. I let the ribbon inspire my colors and I trying to use scraps. I really like this color combo.

I used Ruby Red, Cameo Coral and a non-SU green cardstock, Chocolate Chip ink and colored in the images with my chalks. I also used the Warm Words stamp set for the sentiment on the first card and Sincere Salutations for the sentiment on the second card. I used ribbon on the first one and gold brads on the second.

Also you still have a couple more hours to leave a comment on Wednesday blog candy giveaway post. I will draw a winner later tonight.