Friday, December 10, 2010

cards from designer paper

These cards are made from SU designer paper which was in the Christmas catalog.  It is called, "Deck the Halls"name, and it was paper made to go with the new stamp set Bells and Boughs.  These ideas came to me via an email last week.  They are quick and I liked the look...and I'm behind in making my Christmas I'm finishing with these.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

some new cards

The Christmas cards below are ideas from Sandi, the lady I made cards with in an earlier post.  Her website is full of ideas and she posts most every day.  Three of them are from the new stamp set, Bells and Boughs from SU, one is from scenic season, and the birthday card is from Because I Care--all from SU.  I am loving the new color, Cherry Cobbler, for Christmas cards.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

blooming with kindness/because i care

There is anothr one called "some new cards".  It is stuck in the middle of some Chritmad cards.

Some time ago, I found the "black magic" procedure...and have tried a few.  This was my latest.  I still need to perfect it, but enjoy trying with it.

This is from SU, Because I Care, stamp set, as well as Elegant Impressions set.  The paper is a new color, Wild Wasabi. I used "nesties" for the mounting, and SU punch for the bottom of the background paper.

The bling on here is solid black, but came out such a strange color in the picture.
I used this for a sympathy card, with a sympathy verse on the inside of the card.
The front page verse is readable if you double click on card.

This is done with blackberry.  The marking beneath the ribbon is from he round finger sponge

Done on black--simple, yet nice.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Kids and Cards

Recently I had the family for dinner. (20 of us)  I wanted something to keep the kids busy during the afternoon.  For the girls I made up card  sets for the following cards.  I cut and put all pieces together in the envelopes, fixed a box with the inks, stamps, bling, etc.  and set up three stations in my craft room.  They had a ball and the youngest, did a great job, right along with the teen-agers.

Thankfully, it was a super day and the boys were out front playing football most of the afternoon.  We had a wonderful day.  There is nothing like Family, is there??

These are the cards.  The first one is cased, and I do not know to whom to give credit, but I think it is beautiful in its simplicity.

...and a good time was had by all!!

Monday, October 18, 2010

World Wide Card Making Day

A couple of weeks ago I went to a great workshop on World Wide Card-making Day.  The cards I made that day are below.  All are from SU Christmas catalog, except for a couple from the main catalog in the Christmas section...and the truck is also in the main catalog. 

Cherry Cobbler and Crumb Cake are two of the new colors we enjoyed using.  We had a great day.  There were eight stations through out our hostess. Sandi's  home, with our kits all pre-cut and packaged in an envelope for us.  Lots of work for her, but sure helped us get them made.  She served a lovely buffet lunch for us.  I think we all came away thinking we had had quite a treat!!

Monday, September 27, 2010

My project is finished!

Yesterday my lady friends and I met for lunch to celebrate our birthdays.  I had finished the little baggies with five cards each.
They seem to enjoy having the home-made cards.  We are a diverse group--the oldest is 89, two of us  are 78, one is 74 and one is 64.  All have been friends for years.  I told Tammy, the youngest one, that she was a real asset to our little group because in ten years she could drive us everywhere we needed to go!  She laughed....but I meant it!!  : )
Three of them are widows, and two of us are "unclaimed blessings"!

Here are the last two cards of the set of five.

This is from the Rainy Day set from pcCrafters images.

 This scripture is computer generated.  The paper is SU as well as the DP.  The bling and flowers are from my drawer and the leaves are from a Martha S. punch.

 (inside)  I punched out corners from the left-over DP, and pasted it on white.

The tags for the gift baggies!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Today's Crop!

These are made with SU Pacific Point and Melon Mombo papers, also matching inks.  They are from punches and nesties.  The verbage is from a SU set, which I borrowed from a friend and forgot to write down the name.


Friday, September 17, 2010

My! How time flies!!

Here we are half way through September and I haven't posted for quite a while.  I'm working on five sets of cards for a party a week from Sunday.  So, what I have below is a "Heinz 57" mixture.  A couple of them have been on my computer for over a month......that tells you how lazy I've been!

This is another "black magic" card, which I have since seen done on black and it is totally 'smashing'.  I'm in the learning process with this technique!
The stamp is Fabulous Flowers from SU and I totally don't remember the color.
As you can see from the verse, I used it for a sympathy card.

This card is made using the technique, 'Emboss Resist' which I am also learning.  I haven't had much time to experiment with it.  The flowers are embossed and shiny, altho it doesn't show in picture.  All materials are SU--again I've forgotten the reds--there are so many of them now that are somewhat alike.  I guess I need to start writing them down when I use them!!  The stamps are from SU Baraque Motifs.

This blurry card idea came from Mr. Google!  The set is Elements of Style, SU.  This is one of the cards from the give sets I am making.

This card is from grahics from pcCrafters.  I superimposed several of the graphics to get this look.  It is a much brighter card, than it looks here.  Again for the gift packets I am making up for next Sunday.

I shall try to not let so much time elapse.


Wednesday, July 21, 2010


I've seen some cards I like very much and after some sluething, I learned it is called black magic'.  Karen   uses it with white gel pens and I like that look.  I read her tutorial and then began experimenting...and did  have fun!!  As you can see my stamps aren't perfect for this type of work, but with what I had I was able to make a couple.  I also got carried away with the white gel pen.  I was having too much fun!!

One thing I neglected to do was to make sure my stamp was covered with the white ink and that made a difference in how the colored pencils showed.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

My new favorite color!

I just love this color!! Melon Mombo  is a SU color and the dp is also a matching set.

The set is Asain Artistry.  I used SU water crayons to paint the rose.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

A Few New Cards

This card is from punches and die cuts.  The papers are from SU.

I needed a quick wedding card and used a graphic from The Print Shop.  The flowers have some sparkle on them.  It is very vanilla paper and barely banana.  The inside verse was in one of my folders, so I copied it and used it.  I thought is was a nice sentiment.
The three following cards were ideas I got from Sue, from Oregon.  I had some of these little critters another gal had stamped and sent me.  I just colored them with colored pencils.
Sue, from Oregon, just lives about 60 miles east of me on the Columbia River.  I've never met her, but hopefully one of these days when she is in Portland, we'll be able to get together for a "cuppa".

The rest of the cards are using Red Riding Hood Red from SU and DP that go with that color.

The stamp below is from a set called "Very Thankful".
There is rhinestones on the peacock's tail which doesn't show up very well.