Friday, August 27, 2010

Pretty Basic Elements

I saw this Fab-U-Lous card over at Renee's Stamping for Sanity Blog. I kept the basic card the same, just switched up the color combo.

The card base is beautiful Basic Grey and it's Clear Embossed with the swirls from the Elements of Style Set. The flowers are stamped in Black Staz-On and colored with Blender Pens in Pretty in Pink and Blushing Bride. Add in some Basic Grey Satin Ribbon and you have one stunning card!

I love how it turned out. Thank you Renee for the wonderful inspiration!

Stamps: Elements of Style & Vintage Labels
Paper: Basic Grey, Basic Black and Whisper White Cardstock; Welcome Neighbor DSP
Ink: Basic Grey and Blushing Bride Classic Pads, Black Staz-On & Versamark
Accesories: Embossing Buddy, Clear Embossing Powder, Basic Grey Satin Ribbon, Grey Brads, 1/16" Hole Punch, Small Glue Dots and Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery & Old Olive Stampin' Markers

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Presto Patterns Pizazz

I had a special request for my last workshop: use the Presto Patterns paper and the Smooch Spritz. I combined them both on this card to create the Rose Red Mat.

The cool thing about the Presto Patterns DSP is that it comes to you in white with 6 different designs. You add your own color, so you can make it any color you'd like. I experimented with adding color using the Aqua Painter and the Sponges, but I much prefer using a Brayer. It goes on much more evenly and the color is more uniform.

Once the ink dried, I sprayed it with the Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spray. You can't tell in the picture, but it gives the paper this perfect little shimmery look.

I got the color combo off of my old Color Coach: Rose Red, Barely Banana and Certainly Celery. Love how the Certainly Celery adds a little pop of color.


Stamps: Artistic Etchings, Tiny Tags & Carte Postale (Retired)
Paper: Barely Banana and Whisper White Cardstock; Presto Patterns DSP
Ink: Rose Red & Basic Black Classic Pads
Accessories: Brayer, Mat Pack & Paper Piercer, Certainly Celery Satin Ribbon, Round Tab Punch, Rhinestone and Stickles

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Early Espresso Parfait

Two posts in one day...that hasn't happened in quite some time! I've had a couple of cards made, but wasn't able to photograph them till today. There's not enough light when I get home from, I have to wait for the weekend.

I saw this stunning card by Julie Lacey and had to do a CASE. My card is a much simpler version, but I wanted to focus on the colors: Early Espresso, Peach Parfait and Certainly Celery. Is is not a Fab color combo? And, what about the floral image? So simple, so pretty. I think I could CASE every one of her cards ;)

Hope you like it...TFL!

Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral and Short & Sweet
Paper: Early Espresso, Peach Parfait and Very Vanilla Cardstock
Ink: Early Espresso Classic Ink
Accessories: Certainly Celery Satin Ribbon, Circle Nesties and Dimensionals/Pop Dots

'My' New Digital Studio

Hello Everyone! It feels like it has been forever since I last posted. That's what the beginning of the school year for a new teacher will do....take up all your time ;) I did, however, take some time this morning to play with a new toy I got in the mail yesterday...My Digital Studio.

I debated on whether to get it...and even asked advice of others how much they used it. My first thought was to use it to design my Blog Page. My second thought was scrapbooking. I just took to reading digitally on my Nook, so why not try scrapbooking digitally. I love it!! I've had this software downloaded to my computer for about two hours and created this super cute page. How cool is that???

It's so easy to use and you get to choose from the same papers, stamps, punches and embellishments that we've grown to love in our craft's just all virtual. The pictures I chose for this layout are from our Oregon Trip this summer. I plan to be pulling more pics and designing more pages, so tune in to check them out. Just wanted to give you guys a little peek ;)

MDS Stamps: Greatest Moments & Enjoy Every Moment
MDS Paper: Chocolate Chip Cardstock & Summer Home DSP
MDS Ink: Very Vanilla & Chocolate Chip
MDS Accessories: Scalloped Edge Punch