Thursday, March 13, 2008

Wedding Bell's Ringing

Not much to post today, but did want to touch base to let you know I'm still here and thinking cards, and pretty paper, and bling....stuff I love!

It has been a busy week and I have had some company in the evenings, so no card making since Monday. I thought I would share a cool card with you that I made earlier. I did not come up with the creative genius to make this card, no....I saw it on display at Archiver's and had to run home and try my hand at it.

So it is cased...but so very cool. It turned out very well....don't you think? I love it....Since I found this at Archiver's, there isn't one thing SU on the card...the stamp was on the shelf at the store, I first stamped the image with versamark then heat embossed with black. (Used a generic black embossing powder since I was experimenting, but SU and Ranger are great). I stamped the dress part of the stamp four more times, embossed, cut the layers from the bottom of the dress and then used mini dots to create elevated layers. The last layer (top) is the bow at the waist of the dress. Once the dress was assembled, I added two sided glue and sprinkled with very fine grade glitter. I created the "Happy Wedding Day" sentiment on my computer (couldn't find the stamp), turns out I didn't need it. I tend to be a very detailed person, so I had to decorate the envelope.You really can't see it here, but it all has bling.
Will be stamping tonight.
Have a great and blessed day!

Monday, March 10, 2008

Here we go....Babies and Flowers

Greetings everyone, I just spent a lot of time in my stamping room, creating some pretties and thought I would share.

This weekend I had a baby shower to attend, and of course needed to create a card....btw, it is a girl. I began by making one pink card, ended up making four in blue, one unisex, the last two for girls. I used SU's pretty in pink paper, bashful blue, and Cuttlebug''s baby embossing folder (the text came out so very clear) and the Big Shot machine. I hate to admit this, however, I don't recall the name of the stickers, but they are two dimensional and are adorable, I found them at Archievers. I stamped the backgroud where the sheep is with a small background stamp from SU's Announcements set. I am a bling kind of person, so there is shiny pink brands to sparkle the cards up. The inside sentiment is says "Welcome Baby" and is from SU's 'Short and Sweet" stamp set. I like the way these cards came out, and as always, the pictures don't do them justice.

My next card is from a the new level one Hostess Set's from SU, it is called "In The Garden". My stamping up pal and I have decided to send a mystery card to each other weekly. Turns out I'm not as fond of this card as I hoped to be, so not sure if I will be sending, but that was the purpose of creating the card. I used Pretty in Pink, Purely Pomegranate, and Basic Gray paper. Cut the image out of white cardstock. The card is 6 X 6, and now I am looking for an envelope template for the card. I am pretty good at finding stuff, and am sure I will have the envelope very soon.
I hope you enjoy the cards, I will be adding more as my schedule allows and am open to hear from you....come on in!

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Introduction to Cardola


This is my first post to Cardola, my blog spot. I'm new to this and will be posting cards that I have created. Have a great day and more to come!