Sunday, February 28, 2010

Baroque Shadow

I love the shadow effect created by stamping the same image one on top of the other in different but coordinating colors.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Vintage Birthday

Wow, I guess this one sets the record for most stamp sets used on one card! This was a special order birthday card. The client wanted something with trees. I took that to mean I could get away with leaves and flowers. I guess it worked because the client loved it. I think that sprinkling in the green and gold leaves really helped spice it up a little.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Medallion Christmas

Kind of a strange post as we are coming up on Easter and all. Just wanted to show case something else you could do with Stampin' Up's Medallion stamp. This stamp is very versatile and is quickly becoming one of my favorites. I wish I could take credit for it, but I cased this layout from Split Coast.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Vintage Friends

Today's post is the third and final project we're doing at stamp club this month. I have to say, I did case the color combination. I love the pumpkin pie with a hint of tempting turquoise, the black accents make it pop even more. Hope you like it!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Go KU!

This is a special order card that was created for a KU fan. The blue on the jayhawks is much more vibrant (and looks much better) in person.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Top Note Purse

Here is a picture of the Top Note Purse we are doing for club this month. I put some M&Ms in mine.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Medallion Madness

I decided that I was going to Monogram the middle of this stamp with an initial, which led me to use my Lovely Letters stamp set. I just didn't like all of the blank space so I decided to spice it up with some black accents. It was here that I discovered (quite by accident) how perfect the small damask in the Lovely Letter Stamps works with the Medallion stamp. Don't you just love this combination!?!

The other thing that excites me about this card is that this is the first time I broke out my new Well Scripted clear mount stamp set. I have to say Stampin' Up has done it again! I have never been a fan of acrylic stamps for the simple fact that I can never get a clear image with them. These clear mount stamps from Stampin' Up incorporate the best of both worlds, the crisp image you get from rubber stamps with all of the see-thru/storage advantages of clear (acrylic) stamps. Not to mention they are LESS expensive! Can't wait to share the new clear mount stamps with my club girls this week!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Curt's Birthday

This is the tag I created for the gift Ethan took to a birthday party today. Ethan is currently obsessed with tigers so I made him a tiger and the party was at Monkey Bizness so I made the recipient a monkey.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Seamus O'Toole

I cased this cute little guy off Splitcoast. I haven't come up with any St. Patty's Day projects, so I decided to make up one of these for each of my stamp club girls. We got to do something to honor the holiday.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Ooooh La La La

This is the more risque version of the original Ooooh La La, with a strapless bra and thong panties.

Ooooh La La

This was a case from Split Coast. But I did come up with Designer Paper on my own by stamping Baroque Motifs in versa mark and embossing with clear embossing powder. This ended up being a Valentine from a friend to her husband.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Medallion Anniversary

The white background card I created for my "2nd Mom's" Anniversary. I had some exterraneous embossing powder around the edges and had to cut the image out. After I added the ribbon it turned out O.K. (there are no mistakes in paper crafting). The second card is designed with the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set (which I love - especially paired with the modern label punch). I think I'm going to use this one for stamp club this month.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Valentine Treat Bags

Here are the little Valentine treat bags I made up for Ethan's class. The owl was made using the Stampin' Up Top Note die and Stampin' Up punches.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Birds of Spring

Happy Ground Hog's Day!!! I am really hoping this winter is finally over with. Today's card was made for my Mom and her husband for their 2nd wedding anniversary. They love nature, especially watching the birds and squirrels. So I hope they enjoy this card. Congratulations Grandma and Poppy!