Monday, July 9, 2012

Oceans of Fun

Man, I just LOVE these cute little stamps and it seems like I'm ALWAYS forgetting about them!!  Another itty-bitty card for Creepella's b-day week. 

I guess you could call this a "cutesy card".......Doodlebug papers and that darling octopus.....oh well, it's not a crime to be cute (once in a while).

Stamps - Octopus (Snag'em Stamps by Imaginisce); sentiment (CTMH)
B&T paperes - Doodlebug
Ink - Memento
Wave borders - Fiskars
Gemstone - A Muse
Paper flowers - Recollections/Michaels

Friday, July 6, 2012

Sparkle Tree

Yes, another cute & small card.......well, Creepella's b-day week was a WEEK long.

The most amazing thing about this card is the amount of gem-flowers I know how difficult it is for me to share.......and for this card, I used TEN gem-flowers......whew, it just about did me in!!

Since I wasn't hampered with having to make the card fit into an envelope, I got kind of wild & crazy with the clouds............they're over-lapping all over the place and I LIKE it!!

CB and flower gemstones - Hero Arts
CS for grass & butterfly - sparkly scraps
Stamps - Paper Smooches (tree trunk); Cat's Pajamas (sentiment)
Inks - Memento
Martha Stewart Grass border & small butterfly
Cloud Die-cuts - A Muse

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th of July!

Happy Independence Day to all.  Here's to happy, safe and sane celebrations for everyone! 

Probably should have had a background other than blue but I didn't think of it while taking photos of my 4th of July paper crafting.  I think you can see it well enough though - it's a 3-D foldy sort of decoration...I punched out 10 of the blue stars, and SHOULD have edged them in blue chalk ink BEFORE putting them together but I always seem to forget that step and have to ink the edges AFTER putting it together!!  The red baker's twine is well-suited to the "feel" of the B&T design and finished product.

Here are some of those cool rosettes that you see all over the place now.  I made several small ones (2 strips of 12 inch paper that were 1.5 inches wide (the red one).  I pre-scored the strips using the half-inch guide on the original Scor-pal.  By keeping the width at 1.5 I was able to make 4 rosettes from one sheet of 12 x 12 B&T paper which was way cool as I handed out rosettes instead of a traditional card.  Again I used the red baker's twine for a loop to hang and some stardream CS and star brads for a little center decoration and ta-dah, I was done!

I had so much fun making them (and they were pretty darned quick too), I think I'll make some for Halloween this year.  Since I have a boatload of Halloween B&T, I won't be spending cash-o-la in the way of Halloween decorations this year - wahooooo!!!!

And finally, here's the card that was created from all those bits & bobs from an earlier post.  Very simple design (based on a card that was on the PTI blog) but I tweaked it to fit the supplies I had on hand and the amount of cards I needed to make (I ended up needing 27 to mail and 1 to keep).  Little to no stamping and NO coloring made this a pretty easy card to make.  There were several steps but luckily they were broken down into the easy and manageable steps.  The best thing?  I was able to finish the cards and get them in the mail several days before today (that's a MAJOR accomplishment for me, let me tell you...).

Here's a close up of the star & banner portion for more details and in better lighting:

Sparkly Celebrations to you all!!

Supplies for all items:
B&T paper - CTMH, various others
Cardbase - unknown, it's something I've had for's a rustic white with "specks"
Stamps - CTMH
Inks - Memento, Colorbox chalks
Punches - Marvy (large & mini star); A Muse (smaller pointy stars)
Misc - buttons (sources unknown); Making Memories (star brads)
Embossing Folder - Cuddlebug
Red Baker's Twine - A Muse

Sunday, July 1, 2012

2 Bad Girls - Cartoon Version

Yes, they're back - the 2 Bad Girls......Lily and Iris........helping to celebrate Creepella's b-day week.  Such a sweet card..........and aren't the stamps so darling?  How ironic that I used them to represent the 2 Bad Girls???

Iris is darker in color, shorter, waaaaaay meaner (can we say abscess-maker???) - she's also pretty stinkin' cute and has lovely amber eyes.

Lily is a love......she's lighter in color, taller, a bit more rotund, has the perfect head for kissing and the prettiest green eyes.

TOGETHER - they usually spell trouble.............just look at them, you know they're up to NO good!!
(Iris-left; Lily-right)

Oh well, they love their girl and they always come through with wonderfully thoughtful gifties (although I've yet to be reimbursed.....).  No matter how "bad" - they're keepers for sure!!

Stamps - Paper Smooches
Inks - Memento & Colorbox Chalks
Gemstones & ribbon - A Muse
Heart Punches - Marvy
Embossing Folder - Sizzix