Friday, March 19, 2010

Matroyska Dolls Card

I was going through my daughter's clothes last night and came across a shirt with a great color pallet! The shirt was Rich Razzleberry and had red and orange flowers stitched across the top with a few accents of light pink thrown in. There was also some green stitched vines... Of course, I forgot to take a picture of it! Hee! At any rate, here is the card I created with this pallet in mind:

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Stamps: My Matroyshka set
Ink: Real Red, Soft Suede, Garden Green, Pretty in Pink, Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry, Going Gray classic inks; Versamark; Jet Black StazOn
Paper: Real Red, Confetti White, Soft Suede cardstock; Rich Razzleberry, Garden Green textured cardstock, Sweet Pea DSP
Accessories: Crystal Effects, Aqua Painter, Scallop Edge punch, White embossing powder, Pretty in Pink satin ribbon, Latte' button assortment, Hemp twine, Circle punch

The little dolls were watercolored and when they were dry, I added Crystal Effects to give them a glossy finish... They look really nice in real life but I'm not sure if you can tell in the picture.

I'm off to a weekend crop now! Hee! Can't wait to get out my goodies and play!


Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Sweet Seyla's Birth Announcements

My niece Seyla is just as sweet as they come! My sister let me make her birth announcements:


Stamps: I {Heart} Hearts
Ink: Soft Suede
Paper: Confetti White, Melon Mambo cardstock; Sweet Pea DSP; patterned paper by Making Memories
Accessories: Scallop Edge punch, Two Step Bird punch, dimensionals

Isn't she precious! I love that picture! These were very simple and inexpensive to make. I created 40 of them in one afternoon! The hardest part was paper piecing the branch and bird...

Have you made announcements or invitations before? Any tips or tricks you want to share?

Hope you enjoy your day!


Monday, March 15, 2010

Sweetest Ever Birthday Card

Good Morning!

Today I'm sharing a simple little card I made for an upcoming birthday...

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Stamps: The More the Merrier, Sprinkles, Cute and Curly
Ink: Basic Black, Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery, Regal Rose, Pumpkin Pie classic inks; Jet Black StazOn
Paper: Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Confetti White cardstock
Accessories: Curly Label punch, Scallop Edge punch, Aqua Painter, Champagne Shimmer Paint, White Signo gel pen

The cupcakes were stamped onto Confetti White cardstock and watercolored using residual inks. I love watercoloring onto the Confetti cardstock- it has a different feel then the whisper white and I think that the colors pool easier and come out a little brighter. I added details with the White Signo gel pen as well as the shimmer paint. It gives it a little sparkle!

Hope you are enjoying your Monday!


Saturday, March 13, 2010

Vintage Easter Card

Happy Saturday! I am excited because this weekend is one of only a few that I don't have any plans! I love that... we are just going to do what we feel like! I think I will take my daughter to the movies to see Alice in Wonderland. Then head to my friend Dawnette's house for some crafty fun this evening. Maybe tomorrow we'll head out to do something touristy around town!

I've been in a little mojo slump again but I finally pulled together this card for the most recent Just Add Ink challenge- Easter projects! Here is what I made:

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Stamps: Vintage Vogue, Well Scripted, Friends, 24-7, Chic Boutique, Chocolate Bunny
Ink: Soft Suede, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Pretty in Pink classic inks; Versamark
Paper: Kraft, Confetti White, Soft Suede, Rose Red cardstock; Sweet Pea DSP
Accessories: Scallop Edge punch, White Signo gel pen, paper piercer, Rhinestone brads from Pretties kit; Champagne Shimmer Paint, SU! Floral Fusion Sizzlet Die, Dimensionals

I've added a coat of shimmer paint to the bunny but you can't really tell from the picture. I wanted him to have a little sparkle. I was going for a vintage, layered look...

There is still time to play along with Just Add Ink's challenge so if you have time, check it out!

Hope you enjoy your weekend!


Monday, March 8, 2010

A Little Late...

Long time, no post! Yikes! Isn't it funny how time flies? We've finally been having some nice weather so I've been doing other things besides crafting... I know...hard to believe, right? Hee! Anyways, I did make this card last week for a Just Add Ink sketch challenge... I just neglected to post it to the ole' blog! Here is the sketch:

And here is my card:

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Stamps: Crazy for Cupcakes
Ink: Basic Black Classic ink; Versamark
Paper: Whisper White, Soft Suede, So Saffron, Bermuda Bay, Rose Red cardstock
Accessories: Crystal Effects, Scallop Edge punch, Bermuda Bay polka-dot grosgrain ribbon, Dimensionals, Clips Assortment

I wanted a clean and simple look for this card. I had originally stamped my sentiment directly to the cardbase but smudged it pretty bad! Oops! I had to add the banner piece at the bottom to cover my mistake but I like how it turned out even better!

Thanks for popping by today!

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