Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Flamingo Love

Here are the last two cards for my January classes.  They both use the new stamp set "Valentine Defined" from the Occasions Mini Catalog.  I love the little "kissing" flamingos.  For this first card I was looking to use other colors besides just red or pink.  My favorite color is green so when I found this card on another demonstrator's blog I just had to make it.  My inspiration came from here.  Supplies used are Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz, Pretty in Pink, Melon Mambo and Whisper White cardstock.  Melon Mambo, Old Olive and Pear Pizzazz Stampin' Pads, various punches and Pear Pizzazz ribbon.

This last card is my favorite of all the Valentine cards I've made so far.  It was so fun to make and pretty easy.  This demonstrator, Michelle, has perfected the art of using the brayer.  If you go to her blog, she makes beautiful cards of all shades and colors using the brayer.  I'm not nearly as good as she is but I don't think it's bad for my first attempt.  What do you think?  Supplies used are Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Basic Black and Whisper White card stock.  Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, So Saffron, Old Olive and Basic Black Stampin' Pads.  Of course, the brayer and sponges too.  I can just imagine myself looking through the little heart-topped weeds to catch a glimpse of the two flamingos in love!!!  Michelle's blog is here.

Thanks for coming back to check out my cards.  I love showing off what I've been working on.  Don't forget -- stop back anytime and leave a comment!!


Friday, January 7, 2011

Love ... Love ... Love

Here is another card for my January Stamp-a-Stack.  I just love Valentine's Day -- don't you?  I was inspired for this card here.  I wanted to use our waffle paper  -- it's so easy to use and it adds a nice little "rufflely" effect.   The stamp set is Filled with Love from the Holiday Mini and I used Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White and Basic Black card stock.  I also used the pinking hearts border punch. 

That's it for today.  After work, I'm heading down to my workshop to finish designing my cards.  Check back to see what I get done this weekend.

Thanks for stopping in.


Wednesday, January 5, 2011

I'm Back ...

I checked the last time I posted and it was November 16, 2010. WOW ... it's a new year. How quickly time flies when you are busy! I took the month of December off of my SU business to concentrate on getting my handmade Christmas gifts finished and spend time with my family.

I have so much to tell you about the last month and a half but I first want to show you a few cards I've received and what I'm working on for my upcoming Stamp-a-Stack classes.

First is a "buddy swap" card I received from fellow demonstrator Trelvia. What an ingenious way to use the heart punches. The star is from the boho blooms punch. Great job, Trelvia.

Next is a Christmas card I received from another fellow demonstrator and good friend, Rita. Once again, she uses punches to create a beautiful "front door with wreath" Christmas card. I love it. When I told Rita how much I loved the card, she said she was busy making wreaths for Valentine's Day, Easter, etc. Maybe she'll send me one of those too!!

The last card I received was from my December buddy swapper -- Sarah. She used a new stamp set from the Occasions Mini -- Take a Spin. I wasn't sure I needed (more like wanted because I don't "need" any more stamps, LOL!) this stamp set but what a cute card to send a child or grandchild!

Okay, now for a sneak peak at this month's Stamp-a-Stack cards. It's Valentine's Day time and I enjoy all the LOVE! This first card was my buddy swap for December which I sent to my buddy, Carla. It actually is based on the card on page 43 of the Occasions Mini catalog. I used the single stamp "Be My Valentine." Check it out.

The next card uses the new "Valentine Defined" stamp set in the Occasions Mini. I CASEd the idea here. I changed it a little to use the supplies I had. It has a little sparkle to the hearts on the tree -- I used some Dazzling Diamonds.

Well, that's it for now. I'm back to my workshop tonight to create more cards for my classes. I'll share them soon.

Thanks for stopping by.