Thursday, March 27, 2008

essense of love

I am busy working on setting my schedule for the next 3 months so I didn't have a lot of stamping time today. I have another more involved project that I have in process that uses this set that I will show to you an other time. this card is just a quick and easy one but I hope you like it.

What I used:
Essence of Love stamp set
Chocolate Chip, Mellow Moss, and Whisper White card stock
Mellow Moss classic ink pad
Chocolate Chip poly-twill ribbon

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

more bloomin' beautiful


I did warn you yesterday that I you would be seeing a lot of this set, right?!?! Can't you just feel spring?

I did a couple of different things on this card. The image was stamped on a larger piece of card stock, watercolored then cut down to its current size. I used my paper cutter but skipped where I wanted the image "out of the box", those details I cut out with my paper snips. I added the background by masking the main image then stamping the background with Old Olive ink that had been stamped off first.

What I used:
Bloomin' Beautiful stamp set
Whisper White, Basic Black, Old Olive card stock
Bali Breezes designer paper
Basic Black, Old Olive classic ink pads
Pumpkin Pie, Purely Pomegranate, Old Olive classic ink for watercoloring, aquapainter
Vintage Brads

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Bloomin' Beautiful


You know that I have a major weakness for any stamp set that I can watercolor the image, so of course I had to have this new set out of the Occasions mini catalog. This set is called Bloomin' Beautiful and I have a feeling you will be seeing a lot of it over the next couple of months.

What I used:
Bloomin' Beautiful stamp set
Whisper White, Basic Gray and Soft Sky card stock
Soft Sky Prints designer paper
Soft Sky, Basic Gray, Basic Black classic ink pads
Soft Sky, Blue Bayou, Always Artichoke, Going Gray, Basic Gray ink for watercoloring
Aquapainter
Basic Gray taffeta ribbon, silver brads

Thursday, March 20, 2008

I'm back, did ya miss me?


Did you think I was dead? Sorry but it took me a whole week after I got back from vacation to get my act together. I evidently left my brain on the beach, in the sun, reading a book under a palm tree. But now I am back in the swing of being a responsible adult and out from under a mountain of laundry.

This card uses the hostess set Infinite Goodness. The berries are watercolored but no tricky stuff.

What I used:
Infinite Goodness stamp set
Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue, Whisper White cardstock
Black Stazon ink pad, Chocolate Chip and Bashful Blue classic ink pad
Mellow Moss and Bashful classic ink for watercoloring
Chocolate Chip polytwill ribbon

Monday, March 3, 2008

vacation...

I will be out of town and away from my computer until the 12th. And before you think that this is a good opportunity to break into my house and steal all my stamps think again. The hubby and kiddos are staying home and guarding my toys while I go on a husbandless, kidless, fun in the sun with my girlfriend, trip to paradise. I will bring you all back some sand and sunshine. See ya on the 12th...

Saturday, March 1, 2008

from the garden...


I have to admit that at first I was a little intimidated by the size of this stamp and not sure what to do with an image stamp the size of a background stamp. I am now beginning to see the possibilities.

What I used:
From the Garden and Elegant Cheer stamp sets
Confetti White card stock
Always Artichoke and Brilliant Blue classic ink pads
Brocade Blue wide grosgrain ribbon
aquapainter, dazzling diamonds glitter and crystal effects