Rubber stamping, scrapbooking, card-making and other paper crafts

April 25, 2008

Pocket Card

This is a pocket card I made using the Level 2 Spring Solitude Hostess Bundle. The card is Wild Wasabi textured card stock with the Polka Dot background stamp in Wild Wasabi ink. I read on Dannie Graves' blog that she liked to use this background when the card "needed something", but she couldn't figure out what. She said to just stamp the background using the same color ink as the card stock, and VOILA! Emptiness solved! Dannie has lots of GREAT ideas, and you can check out her blog here.

I used a little bit of the Afternoon Tea DSP with a corner rounder punch, and closed the pocket by tying Wild Wasabi Double Stitched Ribbon around the card. The Solitude Roller Wheel was inked with Groovy Guava by rolling the wheel directly on the stamp pad, rather than using an ink cartridge. I find this works very well if I'm doing a small amount of wheeling. If I want to make an entire card front background with a wheel, or if I'm inking wrapping paper, then I would definitely want to use a cartridge. The tree limb was colored with Close to Cocoa and Garden Green markers, and the little bird was stamped with Soft Sky on Soft Sky cardstock, and then cut out with an x-acto blade and popped up on a dimensional. This card was actually pretty easy and quick to complete. Why don't you try it and see for yourself?!

April 23, 2008


WOW! I've been gone for so long! I have been fighting a head cold, and then busy with classes, and then busy with other things, hehe... but now I'm back. Just a quick post for you tonight. I started with a Stampin' Up! Itty Bitty Board Book, and covered it with "Notations" DSP, inside and outside covers, and also the box that the book fits into.

My friend, Ann, ordered some "Dew Drops", and shared some with me. I just love how dimensional they are, as you can see in the close up above, and how they instantly scream for your attention wherever you place them. Just a small glue dot will hold each one in place. Awesome little invention... don't you think? Ann is THE BEST friend to create with. She's always full of fantastic ideas, and loves to encourage me to attempt bigger and better things when it comes to making cards and scrapbooking. We have begun a scrapbook page "Challenge". We have only completed one page, but we have the guidelines set up for the second and we're ready to start any day now. Maybe we need to set a deadline to motivate ourselves. What do you think, Ann?

Well, now, that wasn't really that difficult. :-D Maybe I'll just start posting some of the projects I've been working on for the past couple of weeks. See you next time!


April 5, 2008

Baby Cards

My friend, Ann, bought a Cuttlebug and brought it over to show me how it works. It's pretty cool. We made a few cards using the small dye that came with the CB and a background dye with small swirls.WOW! Now I know first-hand what everybody is talking about. VERY COOL! I also bought a Scor-Pal and will have another sample to show what we made in my Card Class using it.



Vacation? Who needs it when you live in Paradise? We just added a new garden at the back of our lanai, filled with tropical plants to soften the edge of the house. It's beautiful.
Things look a bit droopy in these pictures, because everything had just been planted and not thoroughly watered yet. But we've had just a touch of rain the past two days, enough to get everybody all perked up and standing proud.

I have had two classes this past week, and with the new furniture and landscaping, I'm afraid I have fallen a little behind in my posting here. But I plan to make up for that in the next few days, and will show you some of what we made in both my Scrapbook Class and my Card Class. See you soon!