Sewing Machine

26 01 2009

I’m getting a sewing machine so stitch my cards. I’m so excited. no if only the weather will improve so that I can actually photograph my cards…and maybe locating my camera would help as well.


Dad Bday

19 10 2008

This is a card I recently sent. I used American Crafts paper. I really like it though it seems like it should be more elaborate. I can’t wait for a warm day to come along so that I can take some more pictures of the new cards I’ve made…some serious fun with the new QuicKutz Owl die.

Yoo hoo… We’ve Moved!

17 10 2008

I loved this card so much i haven’t sent it out even though we moved several months ago.  It appears it will have to wait until our next move (hopefully soon)!

Stamps: Hero Arts
Paper: Yours Truly from Archiver’s
Embellishments: Ribbon from Target
Ink: Black StazOn
Tools: Watercolor Pencils

Monogrammed Stationery

9 10 2008

I made this card as a set for a friend’s birthday. I was really excited by how it came out considering how odd the color combo seemed to me at first. It is a very simple design based on the SEI thank you card I blogged about previously. As you can tell this is from the experimental stage of picture taking, which I am still working on.

Stamps: Hero Arts
Paper: Bazzill Basics some patterned paper I had around.
Embellishments: Ribbon and Nestabilities
Ink: Colorbox
Tools: QuicKutz Revolution

07 Holiday Card

8 10 2008

So it’s true, in the abundance of free time I have here in lovely Colorado i have already begun to produce holiday cards. This one is left over from last year, I’ve attempted several times to take a nice photograph of it and have failed miserably until just the other day. Strange to have green trees and clear blue skies, but that’s Colorado in September…let me assure you it’s not that way anymore.

Stamps: Hero Arts 2007
Paper: Archiver’s Yours Truly
Embellishments: Gold embossing powder
Ink: VersaMark


6 10 2008

Right now owls seem to be the “IT thing” in paper crafts. Surprisingly I love all the new owl sets from just about every company and want them ALL. I thought this owl was really fun. I’ve also been working on some really fun die-cut owls from QuicKutz that i plan on photographing tomorrow and posting soon.

I’ve also been playing around with the new SEI Poppy paper which has some of the neatest color combinations.

I used paper piercing along the edges of the flourishes. I also used Colored pencils and odorless mineral spirits to blend the colors on the owl. Click on the link to learn how this technique works.

Stamps: Inkadinkado
Paper: SEI Poppy, Bazzill Basics and Bling cardstock
Embellishments: Buttons SEI Poppy; QuicKutz, Flourishes; Nestabilities
Ink: StazOn
Tools: QuicKutz Revolution

QuicKutz Bday Cards

30 09 2008

One of the biggest purchases I’ve made in my scrap booking/card making life was a Revolution Die Cutting Machine from QuicKutz. I had been shopping for the right die cutter for some time, and finally took the “plunge.” I’ve been extremely happy with this machine since it is so easy to use and the die cuts are so consistently cute.

Although I made both of these cards awhile ago, I’m posting them now that the cards have been received.  Both were made with QuicKutz dies and embossed backgrounds. The colors of paper are actually the same, so you can see that the photography saga continues.

Stamps: Hero Arts
Paper: Kraft Paper from Hobby Lobby
Embellishments: Aquarius Alphabet, Clear Embossing Powder, Paper Flowers, Glitter Brads
Ink: VersaMark
Tools: Heat Tool

Stamps: Hero Arts
Paper: Kraft Paper from Hobby Lobby
Embellishments: Flower Die Cuts, Embossing Powder
Ink: VersaMark
Tools: Heat Tool