Wednesday, March 31, 2010

My Little Jayhawk

Some of you have requested that I start posting some of my 12x12 scrapbook layouts. This is one of my favorites. While my son and I were at the KU bookstore looking for Daddy's Christmas gifts, Ethan decided to try on one of the Jayhawk hats. Thank goodness I learned to keep a camera in my purse for moments like this.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Black Leaves Sympathy Card

Can you believe it? I made a card using only one stamp set! I printed the sentiment on my computer first then just masked it off and stamped over it. The card was created for a client to send to a man that had just lost his wife, so I was trying for a more masculine look.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Black Tree Sympathy

This is a sympathy card that was requested by a client for a high school friend who lost one of her parents. I do really love the black and old olive color combination.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Deer Brother

It's hard to tell from the picture but the black photo corners are matted on gold photo corners then accented with a gold brad. I ran the stamped image through my laser printer to get the sentiment, I was actually surprised that this worked as well as it did, considering all the ink sponged onto this card. I'm not sure I like the composition, but then again I always have trouble with masculine cards.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Chocolate Bunny

This was another card we did at the workshop on Sunday. I love this Chocolate Bunny stamp. It is just adorable!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Twist on Watercolor Rose Technique

I had to come up with another card for club this week and since we had already done the watercolor rose technique (which I am personally in LOVE with), I came up with my own "take" on this technique. I stamped the roses in Brocade Blue, then went back in with a aqua painter and brocade reinker and colored in the some of the petals. The shading turned out beautiful and very unique depending on the concentration of reinker used. I'm really glad it turned out and that my club girls liked it too!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Free Standing Pop-up card

I decided to try a "Free standing pop-up card" for club this month. The bird is stamped and embossed with the Spring Song set (colored with blender pens) and the "closed" card is stamped with Baroque Motifs.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Watercolor Rose

I created this card for a workshop this weekend. The hostess requested the watercolor rose technique. It was my first attempt at this technique. It was easy and turned out beautiful, don't you think!?! My husband was most impressed with the leaves. He even asked me if that was a "current" Stampin' Up sizzix die. I was very proud to say I created them all on my own with nothing but a stylus.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Easter Mini Milk Carton

I just got my Mini Milk Carton die delivered and couldn't wait to start playing with it! The little bunny in the Forest Friends stamp set was the perfect size to complement this Easter project and the carton is just big enough to get quite a few jelly beans in. I made the background with the flowery stamp in the Vintage Vogue set. We are going to be doing this one at club this week.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Fifth Ave. Easter

Today's card was created for a workshop I'm doing this Sunday with beginning stampers. It was very simple but, I liked how the combination of bold bright colors came together. Hope they like it!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Alexa - Gift Card

This is a gift card holder I created for Ethan take to a birthday party this weekend using the Top Note sizzix die.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Pink Winter

This is one of the cards I created for my client who likes trees so much. I don't think I even remember how to make a sunny, lush, green scene anymore, this has been the longest winter we've ever had. Come on Spring!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Happy Birthday Greg

Today's post is the birthday card I created and sent to my brother-in-law Greg. It was inspired by our black lab.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Happy Birthday #10

I used an old favorite, "Sporting Goods" on this card for my nephew. He is the sports star of our family. Happy 17th Birthday Stephaluffagus!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Sunset Cat

These are the cards I created for my Grandma and my Sister-in-Law Emily both of which are cat lovers. Happy Birthday!

Old Guys Rule

Today is my Dad's birthday! This is the card I made and sent to him. If you knew him and his personality, you would know this card is perfect for him. Happy Birthday Dad, I love you!