Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Vintage Type

This typewriter image (from You're My Type in the Occasions Mini) looks fantastic when embossed! The picture really doesn't do it justice. :)

I stamped the image with my Basic Black craft ink pad and used my clear embossing powder. Wowza! This really makes the typewriter pop. I love the over-all vintage feel to this card - makes it great for a guy or a gal. Have a great day!

Stamps: You're My Type
Paper: Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Very Vanilla, First Edition Specialty dsp
Ink: Basic Black craft ink, Basic Black classic ink
Accessories: clear embossing powder, heat tool, Vintage Trinkets, Scallop Trim Border punch, Basic Black satin ribbon, Neutrals Designer Buttons, Linen Thread

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

FMS #19: Hello, Baby!

Well, it's Wednesday and that means a new Freshly Made Sketch for you to try!

I felt like I wanted to give this sketch the old flip-a-roo, so I rotated it when I made my card. I decided to make my card for an upcoming baby shower.

So sweet! Aren't these colors fun for a baby card? Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose and Pool Party work together to make a super cute card for a super sweet baby girl.

Stamps: Baby Bundle, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose, Pool Party, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black, Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose, Pool Party
Accessories: Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Tasteful Trim die, Heart to Heart punch, Designer Printed Brads

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Just My Type

I think this new set (You're My Type) is simply adorable! I have been having fun making up some cards with this typewriter image, and here's one that we made at this month's stamp-a-stack.

For this card, I used a craft knife to make a slit in the typewriter image and I inserted the stamped sentiment panel. It makes it look like there's an actual piece of paper in there! So stinkin' CUTE! This card was a big hit at the stamp-a-stack, and I hope you like it, too. I'll be back tomorrow with a new Freshly Made Sketch to share. 'Bye for now!

Stamps: You're My Type
Paper: Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla
Ink: Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: Big Shot, Adorning Accents embossing folder, Small Heart punch

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Bold, Bright, Wonderful

We made today's card at this month's stamp-a-stack. It might look a wee bit familiar, as I made a similar card not too long ago, using Freshly Made Sketch #10.

Love the bright, happy colors of this card. Just the thing to brighten a friend's day!

Stamps: Friendly Phrases
Paper: Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Flirtacious Specialty dsp
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots embossing Folder, Whisper White grosgrain ribbon, Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer punch, rhinestone brad

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

FMS 18: Everyday Enchantment

Hello and happy Wednesday! I have another fun sketch challenge for you from the Freshly Made Sketches blog.

Here's the card I created using this sketch:

I am absolutely in love with the Everyday Enchantment designer paper that will be available during Sale-a-Bration, which starts January 24th. It's so vintage and the colors are rich and vibrant. I paired the dsp with my new Labels Collection Framelits die and added some fancy flowers and pearls. Gorgeous! Hop on over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a peek at the wonderful creations from the other designers. Thanks for stopping by today!

Stamps: Pursuit of Happiness
Paper: Sahara Sand, Lucky Limeade, Very Vanilla, Baja Breeze, Everyday Enchantment dsp
Ink: Soft Suede
Accessories: Big Shot, Label Collection Framelits, Floral Fusion Sizzlit, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch, Basic Pearls

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

U Rock My World

We have another fantastic sketch this week over at the Freshly Made Sketches blog!

Here's the card I put together. Funky, eh? :)

I'm thinking this would be a fun Valentine's Day card, especially done in reds and pinks. Hmmmm... May have to try it! Visit the FMS blog and check out all of the other beautiful works of inspiration from the other designers. While you're at it, you can play along. 'Bye for now!

Stamps: Extreme Elements, Grunge Rock, Perfect Words
Paper: Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Island Indigo, Baja Breeze, Lucky Limeade, Tangerine Tango, Basic Black
Accessories: 5/16" Jumbo Brads

Monday, January 9, 2012

P.S. I Love You

I have a quick and clean Valentine for you today, made with the new P.S. I Love set, which is available in the Occasions Mini.

I went all-out girly on this card, putting together some of my favorite pinks: Rose Red, Regal Rose and Pretty in Pink. I {heart} that sweet little flower button, too. Adds just the right touch of whimsy to this fun and flirty card. Have a great Monday!

Stamps: P.S. I Love You
Paper: Whisper White, Pretty in Pink
Ink: Rose Red, Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink, Early Espresso
Accessories: Full Heart punch, Dotted Scallop Ribbon border punch, Subtles Designer Buttons

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Freshly Made Sketch #16

I am so excited to be a guest designer for Freshly Made Sketches this month. And this is such a fun sketch to start off the new year!

I pulled out my new Fashionable Hearts embosslit again and paired it with the Cheerful Treat designer paper.

Pretty cute, huh? :) If you get a chance to play along, stop on over at the Freshly Made Sketches blog to share your creation. I hope you have great day! And remember that the Occasions Mini starts today - yippee!

Stamps: P.S. I Love You
Paper: Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Cheerful Treat dsp
Ink: Concord Crush
Accessories: Big Shot, Fashionable Hearts embosslit, 1" circle punch, Clips Assortment, Melon Mambo Scallop Dots ribbon

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Easy Events Thank You

I needed to make some thank you cards to send out for all of the wonderful gifts we received over the holidays. I made this card in less than 10 minutes!

The finished card measures 3"x6". This will be an easy card to make in different colors as well, depending on the cardstock I have available, or want to use up. I also like the silver mini brads in the middle of those cheery little flowers. Who doesn't need some pretty flowers to brighten their day in the middle of January? :)

Stamps: Easy Events
Paper: Crumb Cake, Lucky Limeade, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Lucky Limeade
Accessories: silver mini brads

Monday, January 2, 2012

New toys to play with!

Hooray for the Occasions Mini Catalog, which begins on January 4th! I have been itching to play with all of my new goodies that I pre-ordered last month, but with all the holiday craziness I had to leave my box of stampin' toys in my craft room, untouched until this morning. The first thing I pulled out is the Fashionable Hearts embosslit - so stinkin' CUTE!

Here I paired the embosslit with the Adorning Accents embossing folder that has the mini hearts. I love how these two coordinate so well. I also added some of the new Baker's Twine in Wisteria Wonder. I'll be back tomorrow with another creation to share - see you soon!

Stamps: Tiny Tags
Paper: Pool Party, Wisteria Wonder, Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: Big Shot, Adorning Accents embossing folder, Fashionable Hearts embosslit, Jewelry Tag punch, silver mini brad, Wisteria Wonder Baker's Twine