Monday, September 17, 2012

Dare to be Different!

Here is a card that I just finished.  This cute little fish is from Stampin' Up and belongs to the Very Punny set.  I have recently made a vow to start using some of my older stamp sets.  On Tuesdays, I meet up with some friends at Archiver's to "play"  and this set has been sitting in my bag for weeks.  Finally, I was inspired!

The orange fish doesn't show up very well in the photo, but I promise, he is very bright in real life.  I wasn't sure how to get a reverse image of him, so I decided to stamp him on some acetate with Stazon and then flip him over and place some orange cardstock behind him.  The little bubbles add a cute little touch.  I found them at Hobby Lobby purely by accident!

Here is a better view of the orange fish.... (still looks pale, especially on the tail, but oh well)

The inside is pretty simple and computer generated.

Thank you for visiting!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Trick or Treat

Boo!  Since its a bit too early to say "Happy Halloween", I thought I'd give you a little scare!  HaHa.  As you can see by this card, I've been getting into the Halloween spirit a bit.  I have so many Halloween supplies that I figured I'd better start putting them to use.

The spider was created using an EK Success punch.  I embossed it twice using some black Zing embossing powder.  Next time I'd like to try some black flocking in hopes of getting a textured tarantula look.  The "Trick or Treat" is also embossed.  I couldn't quite figure out what I wanted to do in that space.  The text is a little small, but it was my best option.  Maybe I need to go buy a bigger stamp....  Gotta justify it somehow, right?

It's a little hard to see in the first picture, but there is a cut out circle and the spider is on the inside of the card.  It's a little easier to tell in this picture.

And here is the inside:

Until next time, have a great week!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Mixed Bunch

This is one of my favorite stamp sets from Stampin' Up.   I really like using the stamps that have coordinating punches.   Here is a card that I made using some old Chatterbox paper from my stash.  This is a great way to create a simple, yet elegant, looking card without very many supplies at all.  Other than the patterned paper,  just some cardstock, ribbon and a button!  Oh, and an embossing folder.  Its funny how we go through different crafting phases.  Lately, I've been an embossing maniac!  I have so many embossing folders that were just sitting in a box.  Now, they are my new friends!

Friday, August 3, 2012

Hello Little Baby!

It hasn't been an overly crafty week for me, but I did get one card done.  Its funny how some weeks you can get oodles done, and other weeks you just can't seem to find your mojo.  At least I have SOMETHING to show for a "mojo-less" week.  The bottom of the card was done using a border punch by EK Success.  I spent way too much time trying to find the right colors of cardstock.  Every color palette that I tried made the card look Easter-y.  I was trying to find colors that were baby-like that would work for a boy or a girl.  The card was looking kind of blah, so I added the little rhinestones for some pizzazz.  I think that worked.  Everything looks better with a little bling!

I also used an embossing folder from Cuttlebug and the sentiment is from Stampin Up.

Monday, July 30, 2012

I made this card for a friend of mine who had a baby girl.  The kangaroo is from Whipper Snapper Designs and I colored him with Copics.    Its a pretty simple card, but simple is pretty much my style anyway.  I have just recently started doing some sewing on my cards.  I love the look, but I am not a seamstress by any stretch of the imagination.  I can sew a pretty mean button though!  LoL!

The inside of the card is computer-generated and says:  "On your new little Roo!"

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Birthday Turtle

I am addicted to Whipper Snapper stamps.  There.  I said it.  Seriously though, I am afraid to count just how many that I have.  But they're just so stinkin' adorable and so much fun to color!  THAT makes it okay, right?  Here is a card that I started last week and finished up today.   Isn't this little turtle the cutest?  I love to mix patterned papers together and I will admit that patterned paper is another addiction of mine, but we won't get into that right now!  I colored the turtle with Copics and then cut him out and placed him on the pink background circle.

Supplies used:  Whipper Snapper turtle stamp, Stampin' Up embossing folder, Stampin' Up scalloped border punch, Spellbinders scalloped circle die

Saturday, July 28, 2012

S/U Blossom Bouquet Punch

This is one of the cards that I made this week.  I first saw THIS CARD on Pinterest and thought it was really cute.  Well, when I started to make my version, I got a little ahead of myself and forgot to leave the bottom of the card un-embossed.  Is that even a word?  So, I wasn't able to stamp a sentiment at the bottom.  I wasn't sure what to put there instead, but when all else fails USE A BOW!  I guess the advantage is that now it can be an "anytime" card.  I can just stamp whatever sentiment I need on the inside.

Supplies used:  Stampin Up Blossom Bouquet punch, 1/2" circle punch, Cuttlebug embossing folder

Friday, July 27, 2012

Meet Hank and Sophie

Since the first words in my blog title are paw prints, I thought my first post should show who those paw prints REALLY belong to.    Pictured below are Hank and Sophie, the loves of my life.  It's amazing how each dog has their own personality and silly quirks just like we do.  My house would not be a home without a dog in it.  Or two.  Or three.....