Feb 182008

You know how sometimes you see a certain image and you simply fall in love with it right then and there? Well okay maybe you have to be a little obsessed to fall in love with a stamp… but this little park bench surely found my heart in a hurry. It is from the new SU! set called “Time for You.”

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I stamped the image with Timber Brown Stazon on watercolor paper. I colored it with reinkers and lighted sponged the edges with Bashful Blue.

This is an SUO (Stampin’ Up! Only) card. The designer paper is from their “East Coast Prep” collection. I’m still debating my choice of papers. It seems a bit too cheery for this sentiment. But it is what it is! And the ribbon is their brand new striped GG.

Stamps: Time for You, Tagger’s Dozen

Paper: Real Red, Watercolor, East Coast Prep DP

Ink: Bashful Blue and Reinkers: Real Red, Cameo Coral, Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel, Timber Brown Stazon

Accessories: Brads (Real Red), Striped GG (Real Red)

Feb 162008

Oh I had such fun tonight playing with some of my new stamps from SU! I love the solid image stamps. They just lend themselves to a brayered background. Here is a fabulous tutorial by Michelle Zindorf. She shows in perfect detail how to achieve these beautiful backgrounds.

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This card is for the Inspiration Challenge #115 over at Splitcoaststampers. I used the colors for my inspiration and although the winged creatures on the inspiration piece are birds I was inspired to use the butterfly stamp from this set. (Okay okay the butterfly stamp was out and handy so I used it instead of looking for a bird. That’s inspiraiton right? *chuckle*)

I took a piece of Whisper White card stock and stamped the flowers with Versamark. I then sprinkled it with Crystal Clear embossing powder and heat set. After that I brayered in So Saffron, More Mustard and Really Rust inks. The butterflies and sentiment were then stamped on with Jet Black Stazon.

This is an SUO (Stampin’ Up! only) card meaning all products used on this card are from Stampin’ Up!.

Stamps: Essence of Love

Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black

Ink: So Saffron, More Mustard, Really Rust, Jet Black Stazon, Versamark

Accessories: Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon, Embossing Powder, Brayer

Feb 152008

Welcome to my blog! If someone had told me a year ago that someday I would have a blog, I would have never believed them. (Not sure I even knew what a blog was a year ago.) But here I am finally putting a timid foot into this world.

I have to tell you about my rosey blog banner. It was my birthday a couple of weeks ago and one of my sons shipped me a bouquet. I took a picture of them and made my banner from the photo.

My boys know how much I love pink roses. In fact anyone who sees my home could figure that out. The only spaces not covered in roses are the boys’ rooms. I should have realized my love for paper way back when I was having so much fun picking out all the wallpaper that is everywhere in my home. Even my kitchen walls are covered in pink roses. (Yes I have a very tolerant husband who proclaims that when I’m happy he’s happy!)

The card I chose to post is one in my Splitcoaststampers (SCS) gallery from last month. I so love the sentiment and wanted it to be for anyone who has dropped by today (and gotten this far reading this post!) I will try to post often whenever I have something to share. Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope that you will find your way back here again soon.

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Stamps: Priceless, All Holidays

Paper: Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink, Very Vanilla, Bali Breeze DP

Ink: Chocolate Chip, Purely Pomegranate, VersaMark

Accessories: Embossing Powder, Satin Ribbon in Chocolate, Pearls, Corner Punch

(Card was made using products from Stampin’ Up!.)

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