Friday, January 30, 2009
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Arn't these stamps cute. The first one on top is called "Steal a Kiss" and can be used for really any occassion. You could use it as a Birthday card for that special guy. Or a Miss you card, Thinking of you etc. This one was an easy peasy 10 minute card but still very elegant. I colored the people in copics, added a rhinestone to her ear for an earring. I cut out his arm off another stamped image so something on it was 3d. I distressed the edges with my Antique Linen distress ink and then I cut out a Nestie shape for it and embossed that. I added some Papertrey Ink gorgeous ribbon. The color of the ribbon is Berry Shorbet Swiss dots. I just love her ribbon as it matches her paper which I also used the Berry Shorbet Cardstock available at Papertrey Ink. I then sewed around the edges and added a couple pearls..... Easy huh?
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Friday, January 23, 2009
Here is a card I watercolored yesterday that IS a digital stamp. It is from Sketching Stamper. I will be adding the link under digital stamps later. I believe she is the same gal that use to create designs for Spiral Whispers but that is unconfirmed. I use to buy stamps from a Christine Dark though and she has the same name. Anyways I have read numerous places that you cannot watercolor on digital stamps. That is completely WRONG ! I have a Canon IP4500 which costed me roughly $80 from Amazon. Which my model isn't available but there is IP4600 at Amazon that is similiar probably better than mine. But anyways the point is I ran some watercolor paper through which is 140 # but I used my Stratmore paper in case it didn't work. I didn't want to waste my good stuff haha... I was making another card before I started this so it sat for a couple hours so it did have time to dry. I used my watercolors and distress inks to paint it and I didn't get any smearing... I did not heat set it or anything. Anyways don't you think it's cute....
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Monday, January 19, 2009
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Isn't this little bunny cute. Card is colored in copics. Paper is actually the new SU paper which you can buy tomorrow called Rasberry Tart I think. Stamp is from Darcies...
Have a great weekend. I would write more but just leaving for work. I started this post hours ago and never finished it cause I went off and did something else and forgot about it....
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Friday, January 16, 2009
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Hope everyone is staying warm. I know I will be under my warm snuggly blankets soon. Just waiting for my Tylenol PM to kick in. Working nights its hard for me to get back in the swing of sleeping nights for 3 nights so Tylenol PM works great. Have a great evening...
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
My son had his dentist appointment last night and it wasn't too bad he only has 2 cavities this time. We never have perfect appointments that is about as good as it gets. When he was born he didn't have any enamel on his baby teeth and his baby molars all had to be capped. When his adult teeth came in I was hopeful but his enamel is soft so he gets cavities super easy. 2 is a good number.
I ended up calling in sick last night. By the time I woke up at 3pm to bring Aaron to his dentist appointment we already had about 5 inches of snow on the ground. It was still snowing when I got back so I decided to take a sick day. I work an hour from home so driving in this stuff is never very fun. It also got to -20 last night without the windchill which it still is right now. Brrrr where is summer already?
Monday, January 12, 2009
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Saturday, January 10, 2009
My son has a birthday party to go to tonight. Here is the card that I made for it. The little boy is Elzybells colored in Copics and the background Graffiti wall is Magnolia's along with the Happy Birthday on it also. The wall is watercolored. Little boys like them skateboard. Aaron's been skateboarding since he has been 6 so for 6 years now. I normally have to buy him a new skateboard every year and those things arn't very cheap. I try not to think about him skateboarding cause it stresses me out. LOL...
Friday, January 9, 2009
I didn't get too many cards done today because my mouth is still killing me from going to the dentist. I had 3 fillings but one was a molar that broke so he had to remake the tooth. I wasn't going to pay the $800 for a cap which my insurance doesn't cover. I have another dentist appointment next week for 2 fillings he is replacing and then my son has his 6 month checkup on Monday. It will be one expensive dental month hah... Hope everyone has a great day.
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Here is another card I created with Victoria Case Designs Digital Stamps. I just love how this card turned out and it is sooo cute in person. This is colored with copics and I added lacquer to the toenails and the end of his trunk and eyes so they are glossy. Added stickles to the heart and like all my other cards it is 3d.
I made a few cards today which I will be posting over the next couple of days. Other than that I had my dentist appointment today which wasn't fun. I would rather have a kid then go to the dentist. I am such a big baby. Have a great day...
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
I use my best cardstock which is Papertrey Ink or Stampin UP Whisper white and run them through my printer. You don't need an expensive printer I just have a regular Cannon Deskjet one that I paid $70 for it and works fine. Tomorrow I might try running my #140lb watercolor cardstock through and see how that works.
Then after they are printed out you can use punches or spellbinder dies to cut them out or whatever you desire. REMEMBER back them up to a CD or another drive in case your harddrive fails. I have 2 external drives that I keep pictures and stuff like this one so they are always in 2 places. So if my computer crashes they arn't lost.
Any other questions about digital stamps just ask and I will try to answer.... Have a great evening. I will have some more cards to post tomorrow. I have been working this week and haven't had time to make any.
Monday, January 5, 2009
Sunday, January 4, 2009
Saturday, January 3, 2009
Friday, January 2, 2009
Here is another Spiral Whispers stamp which was released in December. Isn't it too dang cute. I colored it with Copics and made a sky for the background.
New month brings new releases. I don't know how one decides one what to order and what not to order. My parents gave me some money for Christmas so I've been trying to figure it out. So far I bought some Fairies from Faerie Song Rubber stamps on her Fairie Frolic page. She has BOGO free if you put Happy New Year Sale in the comments with your free ones when you order until the 15th I think it was. Then I ordered 1 of the new Taylored Expressions Sets that came out yesterday. I ordered the Love is Sweet set which is too cute. But then tonight Whiff of Joy comes out with their Party Animals which from the peeks look too dang cute. There release is at 5pm CST today and their release party is at 4pm cst today.
Also Clear Dollar Stamps came out with some adorable new stamps for their release on the 1st which you get a free set when you spend $50. I love all them too but I wish they were red rubber vs polymere. Let's see who else. Oh Elzybells is having sneak peaks of her new release starting on January 9th so I am assuming a week later they release. Victoria Case has a new release planned sometime around this time also. Which she has a Valentine couple and also a cute little cat and an adorable Fairy coming out.
I am assuming Pink Gem Designs will have a release this month as I believe there was some talk about it on her blog. Also Spiral Whispers came out with their January Release today which I want a couple of them cute one's too. There is a little boy on a skateboard I want to get for my son which loves to skateboard. I figured would make some cute Boy birthday cards. She must be cleaning up her old stamps there was a few I wanted to get from the November release from Janet and now they are no longer available? Maybe rearranging? Who knows but anyways I am sure there are more releases also that I forgot about. Wow that's alot of stamps huh..... Now to pick LOL I don't know how I forgot the new Stampin Up Catalog comes out on the 19th also we can't forget about that it's a big one. I hope there are alot of good stamps. I have been a demonstrator for 3 years now and I keep thinking I am going to quit but haven't yet. I am waiting for Papertrey to carry all the colors they are going to carry and then probably quit. The main reason I have been staying in it is for the cardstock colors. Anyways have a great weekend!!!!