It's Not All Black and White

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Thanks Peeps!

Hello! Just a super quickie today, both the card and the post. I ran out of thank you cards for my baby shower gifts and had to whip this one up right quick. I used papers from Nana's Nursery pack (DCWV), a blossom die cut (Spellbinders), Cosmo Cricket ribbon scalloped velvet ribbon, and the SU bird punch. A pen with the paper piercing template continues the line of the Papertrey Ink sentiment (Lily of the Valley set). Card stock is SU amethyst, rose, and celery.

Hugs! Gotta run.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

A Floating Hello

With summer and baby preparation, perhaps you've noticed I haven't been stamping as much as usual. But the mood finally struck yesterday, so I put together this vibrant little card. I used a sketch from PaperCrafts' Go-To Sketches, which also happens to be the sketch for a challenge they're running.

I opted for orange and blue, inspired by the goldfish and water in the stamp. The stamp, from Playful Pals, is colored with Copic markers. I also added just a bit of clear glitter with a Spica pen on the pale blue part of the fish bowl. And it's hard to see, but I added a few white air bubbles coming up from the fish's mouth. I mimicked that with the Pebbles' candy dots in the lower left corner, and repeated the idea again with the white dots across the top. Those were done with a white gel pen and Stampin' Up's paper piercing template. Papers are Pink Paislee, Georgia Pacific white, tangerine tango and pacific blue SU.

FYI- Lizzie Anne is having a Try-a-Mix special this weekend only. So if you've been wanting to see for yourself what a great deal this program is, you can purchase Dream Big (my fave) or It's Good to be Queen for the outstanding club member price of just $25. Check out the details here.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Pretty in Pink

It's the 17th. That means it's time for the monthly Lizzie Anne design team challenge. Today we're working with this photo for inspiration. And what a pretty picture it is! This is what stood out in my mind. The soft pink, green, and brown colors. The flowers. And the overall "prettiness". So, here's what I came up with.
Lots of "pretty" elements, starting with this swirly, old fashioned sentiment from Vintage Verses. I used some very pale pink Copic markers to highlight the clock, then edged the die cut with a couple of brown inks. More "pretty" came from the plethora of mixed Prima flowers, scalloped edges, shiny swirls and polka dot embossed green strip.

What's In It?
Stamps- Vintage Verses (Lizzie Anne Designs)
Paper- blush blossom, celery, chocolate, vanilla (SU)
Ink- rich cocoa (memento), vintage tea dye duo (PTI)
Other- brown brads, Prima flowers crystal swirls, fillable frames #3 die (PTI), scalloped edge punch (EK Success), swiss dot embossing folder (Cuttlebug), Copic markers, glue dots and foam adhesive

Thanks for stopping by, and be sure to check out what the other design team girls were inspired to create:

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

A New Mix and a Hop

Today is Monthly Mix day for Lizzie Anne Designs. Not only will we start previewing July's Monthly Mix today (Simply Sweet), but there is also a customer/design team combined blog hop. You'll see July Mix peeks from the team and creative projects from customers using any Mix they'd like.

You can go to the Lizzie Anne blog for a complete list of participants. And now here's my July Mix card:

The flowers and sentiment are two separate stamps. So you can mix up the colors like I did here, or even mix the stamps with others from the set.

See how you can get this set for only $25, here. It starts shipping on July 1.

Paper and bird sticker are from October Afternoon's Fly a Kite collection. SU's only orange and Georgia Pacific white. PTI's eyelet lace border die, button twine, and tea dye duo inks. Cuttlebug flower dies and Spellbinder's Label 4 die. Foam adhesive.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Keep on Swimming

Hi! Just popping in for a quickie today. This card uses the Merry Marine stamp set and some older Basic Grey blue paper, Lollipop Shoppe. The grid paper is Cosmo Cricket's Girl Friday line. I punched three layers of the blue paper with my circle punch to create the waves, then rubbed the edges along a white ink pad so it looks like the frothy sea. The cute sub is colored with Copics, and I added Glossy Accents to the windows.

The baby shower is this weekend, and I really want the nursery done before then. So this week I'll be touching up paint and assembling the crib and night stand. Hopefully the dresser (pre-assembled, yay!) will arrive soon. It's on back order, so it may not be here 'til shortly after the shower. I can't wait to add all the cute baby things now! I'll have pictures soon.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Glitzy Flower

I just love yellow and red and haven't done a card in those colors for ages, so...voila. And, it's not a baby card, as promised!

I stamped the flower from Hello Friend three times and cut them into different sized pieces for layering, so my flower has lots of dimension. I also lined the petals and leaves with a glitter pen, very pretty in real life.

What's In It?
Stamps- Hello Friend (LAD)
Paper- banana, real red, celery, kraft (SU)
Ink- rich cocoa (Memento)
Other- AC ribbon, label 4 nestie, sakura glitter pen, pearl cluster, dimensionals

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Party Animal Thanks

I decided to raid my stash of stamped images while I was making my thank you cards. I had a couple of this image left and just couldn't resist it. It's called Party Animals by Penny Black. So I actually made two of these.
And I also got to use my brand new goodies from Papertrey Ink, the "thank you" from Lily of the Valley, the frame stamp and matching die from Fillable Frames 2, and the eyelet lace border die. And since all those little circles from the eyelet die were laying on my desk, I just used one of them for my flower center and covered it in Glossy Accents. I colored the Party Animals with Copic markers. Papers are Georgia Pacific white, SU celery, and DCWV Nana's Nursery.

Now, I promise to have something other than baby thank yous for you soon.