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Friday, August 18, 2017

it's all monkey business here

I love making cards for my coworkers for their birthdays.  One that's coming up likes monkeys, so this year I used an old set from Stampin' Up! called Sock Monkey. 

there are layers on this from the cupcake being popped up with dimensionals, to the party hat being cut and watercoloured and added to the monkey's head.  I am pleased how it came out.  I love the new in-colour lemon lime twist.  I also used other current in-colours dapper denim and emerald envy.  I am pleased how this card came out- and I can't wait to give it to the birthday girl.  I hope she likes it :)

happy stampin


Saturday, April 29, 2017

wedding on the beach

I was asked last minute by one of my co-workers if I could make a card for the wedding she was going to over the weekend.  I say, sure, what style/theme would you like?  Beach?  sure.... no problem.  Already in my head I'm thinking of a few images I have....

So I get home that night, and right after dinner, I get to work....

this is what I came up with:
After finding out what the wedding colour was, I knew I had to use my old retired SU Coastal Cabana ink and paper.  In fact, everything on this card is retired (I guess that's why I never sell my retired stamp sets) lol

after getting my fingers all inky using Tempting Turquoise, Coastal Cabana and Crumb Cake and inking up the whisper white card stock.  I was quite pleased how the colours blended.  I then took the palm tree from another retired set: Tropical Party.  I used my SU Stamp and write markers in Soft Suede and Old Olive and coloured on the stamped image and lined it up using my stamp-a-majig.  I then stamped the bride and groom on whisper white and archival black. This image was from the SU Best of set: Brides and Babies. I added by using my aqua painter coastal cabana on the tux, bow and flowers.  I then added some blush blossom (another retired stamp n write colour marker)  then I took my wink of stella and coloured in the bride's dress.  I also took my white gel pen and added "waves" to break up the beach and water.  I then stamped the outside sentiment from the stamp set: For the New Two.  I punched a row of the hearts from the heart border punch, and used a heart that covered the black one from the sentiment.

I cut a piece of crumb cake card stock and inked the edges with soft suede and used that as a mat between the card base and image.

I typically do not write or put sentiments inside all of my cards, but sometimes I do.  I did for this one:

For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set For the New Two, then inked up the flowers in coastal cabana, stamped off one time then stamped over the sentiment to add a little something extra to it.

so after getting a "shove" from another member on one of the facebook boards I share my work on, she suggested I submit it to
  'Stamp Ink Paper'
CAS Wedding!
(CAS means Clean And Simple!)

thanks for looking.
happy stampin'  :)

Monday, August 1, 2016

Penguin Friends

A couple weeks ago, I received a special package in the mail.  First was a set of Staedtler triplus fineliner pens.  A friend saw I had them on my "addiction" board on pinterest and sent them to me as a happy mail surprise (which it was!)  There was a message on the gift card stating a little crew is on the way in July... well what a surprise when I got it!  It was another item on my Penguins pinterest board-- a package of penguin paper clips!  They are so darling!  I just knew I had to make a card with them- and send it to someone special.

It's a simple card.  Actually it's a shaker card.  I stamped the "water" using the Jars of love bundle from Stampin' Up!.  I then sliced the top of it.  I slipped 2 of the penguin clips onto the paper.  I added some dazzling diamonds in it so it 'sparkled' like water.   Inside I wrote my little message then added:  Penguin friends are FOREVER friends.   And it's true.  She and I have been friends for a long time now.  I think she's going to like this card.

thanks for stopping by.

happy stampin x

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Sail Away

The hubby of one of my dearest friends has a birthday coming up.  He loves sailing, and what better way to celebrate his birthday than with a sail boat birthday card.

this one I am very pleased with.  I used 2 stamps.  Stampin' Up! Sail Away (which is retired) and an image from the current catalog- Timeless Textures.  The effect it gives is absolutely awesome. 

It worked well as I inked the image, then I stamped off one time onto my grid paper, then stamped on the white card stock.  I did this every time, and it gave a lighter effect, and created depth when I overlapped the stamp.  I masked off the sails, so I could stamp in between them.  Then I added wink of stella on the water only.  It's across all of it, but the flash of my camera caught it as a highlight, which was a nice effect.

I think I'm going to have to make more of these cards.  And try this effect for the sky as well for other images (motorcycle, truck, scenery, etc)

Thanks for stopping by

Happy Stampin'  x

Friday, July 22, 2016

let's have a cuppa

it's funny, I am not an avid tea drinker.  And I detest coffee..but there's something about a nice mug or cup to hold your favourite drink.  Thankfully I have a few friends who do enjoy a nice cuppa, so using this set from Stampin' Up will get lots of use.

this one will make you have inky fingers lol, but hey, it's worth it (and it does wash off).  I love the richness of the colours on this card.  I made this as a thank you for someone.  I think they'll appreciate it as well.

Thanks for looking.

Happy Stampin'

Thursday, July 21, 2016

A special Birthday

To say I love to make cards would be an understatement.  I love my weekends that I can spend in my Igloo. 

The new igloo is still being worked on.  I will have to post pics later of the new Igloo.  But in the meantime, here is something I worked on for someone special.   Their birthday was earlier this month, and they like penguins- almost as much as I do. 

They also like the colour red, so I had to use as much as possible- and make it festive.  I love this penguin stamp and framelit set.   It is one of my favourites from the SU Holiday catalog last year, that was carried over- I am so glad :)  I know I will get a lot of use out of it.

Thanks for stopping by-

Happy Stampin'


Wednesday, July 20, 2016

It's in the stars...

A co-worker and friend the other day told me that a mutual friend stated that they never got one of my cards.  Why had she never had me make one for his birthday.  So I knew just the stamps and punch I had to use...

He loves the stars and Astrology, so these were perfect.

I was pleased how it came out, and he was very surprised he finally got one of my cards :)  win-win  lol

thanks for stopping by,

happy stampin'