Monday, April 7, 2014

Thank you - more fresh cut florals

Thank you cards I made for my parents and sisters for all of my birthday gifts and love!
My sister (and her daughters) that picked up the card making hobby bought me the More Fresh Cut Florals stamps and dies! SO CUTE. The middle card uses the original set and I still love it.

Don't mind the cruddy lighting. I took the photos at work and used an old journaling sheet divider as the background instead of my ugly cream desk. lol.

Stuck on you

Couldn't resist this adorable little cactus! This set is called Stuck on You from Sweet Stamp Shop.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Elegant Flowers

I like when stamp designers make smaller sets with a few stamps. I don't feel as guilty spending money for a few very useful stamps.
This one is Elegant flowers by Sweet Stamp Shop. This might be one I'd make into a set to give as a gift. a few of each color. Also, I really love the gold splatters. I made the black splatters on the pink card a bit too big.
Stamps: Avery Elle - Oh Happy Day, Sweet Stamp Shop - Elegant Flowers

Sushi ... my favorite!

Favorite food in the whole world? SUSHI!!!
My sister and I have talked about this before.. If we were stranded on an island and could only eat 1 thing forever, it would be.. sushi. hands down. Now of course, this is a pretty ridiculous scenario because what are the chances we have a rice cooker, nori, soy sauce, and an awesome sushi chef all on a desert island. A girl can dream!

 This adorable stamp set is from Lawn Fawn called "Let's Roll". Hooray for sushi! I realized after taking this photo, that it looks like the soy sauce bottle is somehow floating right next to the sushi plate. I'm pretty sure I set the bottle slightly behind the sushi. I colored the images with colored pencils blended with gamsol and cut an extra stamped soy sauce bottle from transparency film to glue over the original image so it looks like glass! I'll be mailing this to my sister soon probably. She'll get a kick out of it.
Stamps: Lawn Fawn - Let's Roll

OCC - Clean & Simple 3: More Textural Effects
So lessons for this course are over (boo!) and this is one design idea I was determined to try before the class finished. I followed Pamela Ho's card design but haven't done the embossing powder portion of the tutorial yet (clear embossing one or a couple of triangles). But the design is so cool. The hardest part is making the shapes appear random. Her card design is larger, but I figured this would be a good start. I really like this idea. It's simple, but bold. I could make a bunch of these pretty easily (it would just take time to lay out the masked shapes.

Stamp: Avery Elle - Handwritten Notes
Ink: Ranger Distress Ink - Pumice Stone, Chipped Sapphire, Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers

Thank You Triangles

I saw this design in a magazine and loved the style!

Stamps: Avery Elle - Oh Happy Day, Sweet Stamp Shop - Triangle Play (discontinued)

Mini says "meow"... a lot.

My cat, Mini, is a bit of a talkative one. Especially when it comes to food or wanting to go outside. She's not afraid to tell me what's on her mind. Often, when she's begging for food, I look at her and ask her questions back - and yes, I'm obviously a crazy cat lady because I talk to her as if she's responding to me!

And off the crazy cat lady train, we come. I'm totally in love with the cute cat and dog stamp sets recently released from Sweet Stamp Shop! So of course, I would color my first stamp with this set to look like Mini. The "meow" stamp is by Some Odd Girl called Clever Kitties. I used Gamsol (and Jennifer McGuire's tutorials) to color her in.

Stamps: Sweet Stamp Shop - Kitty Cat, Some Odd Girl - Clever Kitties