Saturday, March 13, 2010

My first Easel cards

Hi everyone... hope that you're all having a great weekend. I thought I'd share my first attempts at easel cards with you all before heading out of town for the night with some friends for dinner and catching the Alice in Wonderland movie (I'm so excited to see that movie).

I made these easel cards for a neighbour who kindly plowed our driveway this winter and for a mingle in the Magnolia-licious group that I'm part of. I think for my first attempts they turned out good (I definitely am really liking the look of the easel cards right now).

All the cardstock, patterned paper, and ribbon is from SU!. The images were stamped in SU! Basic Black , SU! Riding Hood Red, and SU! Baja Breeze ink and coloured in with Stamping Write markers. I used stamps from the SU! sets Branch out and With All My Heart for the card for my neighbour and the Magnolia stamp Sweet Tilda for the card for the mingle. To finish off the cards, I popped the images up and I added some clear baubles, glitter, and Stickles.

Hope you enjoyed looking at my cards... I'll be back in the next couple of days to share the card that I made for my boyfriend's sister's birthday. Hope you all enjoy the rest of your weekend!!

P.S. Please make sure you pop on over to Norma's blog for your chance to win her blog candy in honour of her first blogoversary (if you click on the picture of Norma's blog candy on my sidebar, it'll take you straight to her blog).

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Oh Baby!!

Hi everyone...hope you're all having a great weekend so far. I can't believe how nice the weather is here today (sunny and mild)...I really can't wait until it's officially spring.

I wanted to share this card that I made for a family friend's baby shower yesterday. I bought this Stamping Bella stamp (teddybella) and had a really cute but simple idea for a card in mind for it.

I stamped it out with Memento ink and coloured it in my copics (I'm just learning how to use them...I'll be going to a technique class at my LSS this week). All the papers and the pearls came from a Taylored Expressions Key Ingredients set (love how all the papers and embellishments in these kits go so well together). I popped the image up and added some glossy accents to a couple of the bags to finish off the card.

Thanks for stopping by to check out my card!! I'm hoping to post some more new cards this upcoming week that I haven't gotten around to sharing with you all yet. Hope you all enjoy the rest of your weekend!!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Easter Blessings

Hi everyone...hope you're all doing well. I'm so glad it's Friday...can't wait to get crafty at an all day card making event in Chatham tomorrow (so excited)!!

I just wanted to share an Easter card that I made for my friend's SU! workshop held this past Wednesday. I think this stamp set (Abundant Hope from the Occassions Mini catalogue) is just so cute and I love that the daffodil stamp can be used all spring.

I stamped the image in Basic Black ink from SU! and coloured it in with a couple of my Stampin' Write markers. I popped the image up on some pretty spring coloured dp and cardstock from SU! (Shades of Spring dp and So Saffron, Certainly Celery, and Orchid Opulence cardstock. I finished off the card with my Scallop Trim border punch, Whisper White organza ribbon and added some glossy accents to the flower.

Thanks for stopping by to check out my creation...I have plenty more to share this weekend as I've been busy making cards all week (I'll have cards featuring stamps from Stamping Bella, Kraftin' Kimmie, and Magnolia to share). Hope you all have a great night!!