Friday, January 22, 2010

65th Birthday

Had fun with this one. It was the pretty-not-so-pink pinkpaisley paper that got me inspired and ready to go. From there it was just some stampin, sewin & spellbindin! I really like how this one turned out and I don't say that often (we're so critical of our own work, eh?)

I also did the inside, which I'm just starting to try doing lately. It's not fancy, but it did give it more of a finished look for me. Great way to use up those scraps of DP as well.

What an awesome beautiful sunny Friday it is here in Kingston!! Have a great weekend everyone.

Stamps: Papertry Ink, Inkadinkado, Verve Paper: Gina K Pure Luxury White cardstock, Very Vanilla, Chocolate Bazzel, Pink Paislee (autumn blossom) Accessories: adhesitve pearls, ivory silk ribbon, foam adhesive numbers Tools: sewing machine, Spellbinder dies & embossing folder Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Friday, January 15, 2010

Again with the butterflies...

Hi everyone! Just popping in quickly with a new card. I guess I'm on a bit of a butterfly kick lately... but I love the vibrant colours of this one. It's been one of those stupid-crazy-busy-weeks at work and I just had this "craving" to come home and "make something pretty". And it worked... I feel normal again. (whatever that is...??)

Have a wonderful weekend. Nothing much in store for me other then checking out a few shows my DVR has taped and more then likely maybe another "pretty" card. LOL.

Stamps: SU! & Penny Black Paper: Gina K Pure Luxury White cardstock, Whisper White, Chocolate Bazzel, Basic Grey Indian Summer Accessories: pearl dew drops, adhesitve pearls, red adhesive gems, glitter, adhesive felt floral ribbon Tools: Copics, sewing machine, Spellbinder die, glue pen, edge punch Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Secret to Happiness

I love beautiful quotes - no secret there. So I was thrilled to discover Quietfire Design and their multitude of quotes in beautiful fonts! I received an order just before Christmas and am now getting a chance to ink some up. I made this card without any purpose in mind - but think it might be fun to use as an Anniversary card - lol.....

Not sure where I was going with this whole "bow" thing. I had this weird idea that I was going to make the bow into the antennas... until... well... until I ended up using more glue then common sense (I mean... it just wouldn't STAY!!) So, in the end I decided to just be happy that my fingers didn't stay stuck to the card (... giving me even bigger problems at the post office...).

Stamps: Quietfire Design & SU! butterfly Paper: Gina K Pure Luxury White cardstock, Very Vanilla, Chocolate Bazzel, MME Laundry Line Accessories: May Arts brown polkadot ribbon, flower, glitter, twine, adhesive gems Tools: Copics, sewing machine, Spellbinder die, glue pen, Cuttlebug embossing folder Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Monday, January 11, 2010

And the day came...

I love this quote by Anais Nin... "And the day came where the risk it took to stay tight inside the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom." Pretty, eh? I received it with my Verve order just before Christmas, but like everyone else, I was still working with Christmas images trying to get those cards done.

The (Whipper Snapper) image of the sunflower, together with the little girl are both part of one stamp called "My Favorite Flower" (illustrated by Anna Wight). I had coloured it with Copics and then just cut it out to go with my design.

Have to say... I've such a great day making cards today. Had today off work and really took advantage of my free time in the craft room. No pressure... no "deadline" cards that have to be done for anything... just me listening music, taking my time and getting inky.

But it's back to work tomorrow..........!!

Stamps: Whipper Snapper (Designer: Anna Wight) & Verve Paper: Gina K Pure Luxury White cardstock, Whisper White, More Mustard, Brown Bazzel, Rose Bazzel, Basic Grey Lemonade (Honey Bee) Accessories: white leaf ribbon, flower brad, glitter Tools: Copics, sewing machine, edge punch, Spellbinder dies, glue pen, MS leaf punch Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Saturday, January 09, 2010

Happy Birthday Pauline!

Made this card for a very good friend but had to wait until she received it in the mail before I could post... for obvious reasons. 8)


Used a variety of dots & circles to put this together... the patterned paper, mini pearls, embossing folder, ribbon and even the Verve dotted circle stamp. [I'm really surprised how well the glitter on the cake showed up in this picture!]

Stamps: Hampton Art clear set (cake) & Verve Stamps (dotted circle) Paper: Gina K Pure Luxury White cardstock, Chocolate Bazzel cardstock, Bazzel light green cardstock & MME Beloved “Desireable Dots” designer paper Assessories: May Arts brown polka dot ribbon, glitter, mini adhesive pearls Tools: Spellbinder Circle, Blossom & Blossom 2 dies, Cuttlebug embossing folder, Victorian Border Pierceability, sewing machine Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Friday, January 01, 2010

I Built... a Quilt.

Okay - I have to admit - this was fun. I stamped on different pattened papers (listed below), then lightly added some copic highlights for some depth and stitched all around. I think I'm beginning to "get" the thrill real quilters feel when they create a design... like, when the squares are put together and create additonal designs within the design. I've said design too much, haven't I? Okay... moving on.

If you haven't seen the quilt cards from the other Whipper Snapper Featured Designers, then you should check out their blogs and/or galleries:

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CARLA MURPHY (oh… that’s me!)
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Just a quick note about one of the really cool papers I used in this... card. It's called jillibean soup "white macaroni"... (the brown paper)... well, I discovered that when you sponge ink (in my case, choc chip over the corners), the white design pops out! It's so cool!!

Well that's it for me today. I'm going to take advantage of this nice quiet day and get some things done around this place... a little cleaning... organizing, that sort of thing. Wait a minute... it's New Year's Day - who am I kidding?? Plan B: off to the craft room.... eeeehhaaaa!!!

Have a wonderful day everyone...

and best wishes for a really super 2010!!

Stamps: Whipper Snapper (Designer: Anna Wight) Paper: Gina K Pure Luxury White cardstock, Whisper White, Close to Cocoa, Brown Bazzel, jillibean soup, Bo Bunny, Making Memories “Mistletoe” Accessories: mini buttons, adhesive green pearls (never thought I’d ever use those…) Tools: Copics, sewing machine, Spellbinder Fleur De Lis pendant die Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black