Hi everybody!! Hope that you are all doing well!! Can you believe how fast this month has flown by? I'm so excited that it's May tomorrow...and why is that...cause it's MY BIRTHDAY tomorrow!! I've already received an early birthday present (a BIG SHOT starter kit from SU!...THANKS MOM!!) but I haven't had the chance to use it yet. My plans for tomorrow are going to work (for a half day) and out for dinner later that night with my mom, step-dad, and my bf!! Wanna know something sucky...I've come down with a cold/sore throat this week and it's all because of my birthday (almost every year I come down with some sort of cold or sore throat right before my birthday)...kinda weird, eh?
Anyhow, I've got some cards to share...they are pretty simple but I think that they are cute!! Oh, and I got the ribbon idea from a class that I attended on Friday night...Sherri, the instructor, showed us this really cute way to "dress up" ribbon and I had to use it on my cards.
Basically, all I did was stamp up the images with Versafine ink in onyx black and embossed them with sparkle detail powder. I coloured them in with tombow markers and used my nestabilites (plain and scalloped squares) around the images. All of my cardstock is from SU! and I went with Whisper White, Kraft, Certainly Celery, and Barely Banana. The ribbon is from SU! (Barely Banana and Certainly Celery) and I added a rhinestone brad (SU!) and Prima flower to finish off the cards. I'm really happy with how the cards turned out (hope my recipents enjoy them).
Thanks for stopping by to check out my newest cards. Hope you enjoy the rest of your Thursday!!
I just wanted to give a BIG THANK YOU to my sistah Janet (we were matched up as Bella Sistahs in a former Bella group) for this awesome package that I received on Monday. In the package I received a super cute card (love the image and your colouring is awesome), 2 Bella stamps that I've been wanting forever, a small bag full of assorted baubles, some really cute ribbon, a cute little birthday stamp set, and some images from The Greeting Farm. Thanks so much Janet (you're the best)!!
Happy Thursday everyone!! I thought about posting these cards yesterday but decided to go with today (as my one friend won't be receiving her card until later today).
My first card is for my friend Shannon W. (who celebrated her birthday this past weekend). I went with Birthday Cake with Stella in it (I love this image but I don't own it yet...this image came from a swap that I was in a while back) and coloured it in with Copics and Tombows. I used my Top Notes die (SU!)and some patterned paper from the Citrus Matstack (DCWV) as my background. I popped those up over some barely banana cardstock and ribbon from SU! and ran the cardstock through my cuttlebug using my swiss dots folder (that has got to be my absolute favourite folder). I finished off the card with some stickles, glossy accents,and clear baubles (Stamping Bella).
My last card is for my friend Fabrizia (who celebrates her birthday this upcoming weekend). I inked up Happy "Bee" Day Huggabugg (Stamping Bella) with versafine ink in onyx black, embossed it (clear), and coloured it in with Copics and Tombows. I used my Top Notes die again and popped it up on certainly celery cardstock (SU!) and patterned paper (K&Company). I ran the cardstock through my cuttlebug using my swiss dots folder, added some certainly celery ribbon (SU!), clear baubles (Stamping Bella), stickles, and glossy accents to finish off the card.
Thanks for stopping by to see my cards...I probably won't be posting any new cards until the beginning of next week as I have a busy weekend coming up (card class Friday night, spa day/sleepover at the Elm Hurst Inn with some of my family members on Saturday, and a family dinner on Sunday for my step-dad's birthday). Have a great Thursday and enjoy your weekend!!
Hi everyone...Happy Wednesday and Happy Earth Day!! I just wanted to share a couple of cards with you tonight (one of them I made just for today), so let's get started!!
My first card is an anniversary card for my mom and step-dad (they celebrated 20 years on April 15th). I kept it very simple and just stamped the image inside on kraft cardstock from SU!. I then cut out the "window" using my new octagonal nestabilities and used some acetate paper for the window. The pattered paper (Breathe paper collection), flowers, and glittery brad are all from Prima.
My second card is my last Easter card of this year. I stamped up Tilda with bunny (not sure if that's her real name but she's from the Magnolia Easter collection) with versafine ink in onyx black, embossed it with clear detail powder and coloured it in with a mix of Copics and Tombows. I added some stickles and glossy accents to the image for a little extra detail. I used my stylized flowers cuttlebug folder on some Certainly Celery cardstock by SU! and used my labels 1 nestabilites around the image and on some patterned paper from the K&Company seasonal paper pad. I popped all that up with some pop dots, added some ribbon from my stash, and finished it off with some clear baubles (Stamping Bella).
My last card was made for Earth Day. I inked up Sprout (PMS) with versafine ink in onyx black, embossed it with clear detail powder, and coloured it in with a mix of Copics and Tombows. I used my label 1 nestabilities around my white cardstock (from Papertrey Ink) and my certainly celery cardstock from SU!. The patterned paper is from The Green Stack by DCWV and I added some certainly celery ribbon (SU!) and clear baubles (Stamping Bella) to finish off the card. I also used the Plant & Believe sentiment (from PMS) on the inside of the card.
Thanks for stopping by to check out my cards...I'll be posting some birthday cards tomorrow so be sure to stop by again!! Have a great night everyone!!
- If you are liking my blog background and header, make sure to stop by and check out Deb's Background Blog for some super cute Gorjuss Girl backgrounds. Thanks so much for making the header for me Debs (that was so sweet of you)!!
I received this award from my SBS and blogging friend Teresa and I was really honored to get it!! Thanks so much Teresa (be sure to check out her blog...she does amazing work)!! I have to pass this award onto 5 people (which is hard as a lot of people out there have amazing blogs that I like to check out and I think you all deserve it) but I'm going to go with Jacquie, Janet,and my SBS'sDawn, Jamia, and Joey .
Hi everybody!! Hope you are all enjoying your weekend!! I had meant to post these pictures yesterday but between driving to London (about an hour and a half away) to get my hair done and do some shopping then driving back home, the day just disappeared.
On to the pictures...these are just some Easter cards that I made for some family and friends. I pretty much used the same stamps for all of the cards...Elle the Easter Fairy is from Paper Makeup Stamps and the Tilda is from the Magnolia Easter collection from Magnolia-licious. Some of the images were inked with Basic Black ink from SU! and the rest were inked with Versafine ink in Onyx Black. I used a combination of Tombows and Copics to colour in the images (my first time using Copics) and added some Stickles and Glossy Accents for a little added something. The cardstock is from SU! (Barely Banana and Certainly Celery) and the patterned paper is from the K&Company seasonal pack.
I also used my Cuttlebug and some folders (Swiss Dots and Stylized Flowers) to do some dry embossing and used my rectangle nestabilites for around the images and my SU! Top Note die for behind the images. The ribbon is from my stash (some is from SU! but the rest is an assortment that I got from the Paper Pickle)and I added some clear baubles that I got from Stamping Bella to finish off the cards.
Thanks for stopping by to check out my cards...I'll be back later to post some more pics of some other cards. Have a great Sunday!!
Hi everyone!! Hope you are having a great Good Friday and hope you're enjoying your long weekend so far (I know I am)!! I just wanted to share a couple of Easter cards that I made for a swap about a week ago.
The images all come from the Magnolia Easter collection bundle that I ordered from the Magnolia-licious store. I inked them all up with Basic Black ink from SU! and coloured them in with my Tombows. I popped up the images on my Top Note die from SU! (love it) and popped those up on paper from the K&Company seasonal paper pack. The cardstock is also from SU! and I went with Barely Banana and Certainly Celery. The yellow ribbon is from SU! and the green ribbon is from the Paper Pickle (my LSS). I also added some Stickles to finish off the cards.
Thanks for stopping by to check out my latest creations...I'll be back sometime this weekend with more cards to share (a couple of cards that were made at a card class this past Wednesday and some more Easter cards that I'm hoping to get finished today). Hope you all have a great Friday!!