Sunday, June 29, 2014

Skully Cuppy

Yes, it was that time again......b-day week for Creepella has come and gone and of course, it wouldn't truly be b-day week without some skulls! 
I loved making this's only a wee-one (to give you some idea on size, the scalloped heart is the purple punch from Marvy).  I fiddled around with the embossing folder (Cuddlebug - I think!!) so that the skulls and bones lined up nicely and oh my - the cupcake stamp (Impression Obsession) is simply too PERFECT!!  A bit of coloring and some Spicas and Liquid Glass perfected the "treat" and then I just had to top it off with a darling little bow (in her favorite ribbon) and mini star brad. 
She loved it nearly as much as I love her....

Friday, June 27, 2014

Graduate Collage

I love words....I really do - they're so powerful, so valuable, so entrancing.......they're fascinating.  And a bunch of words with a common goal can be riveting and can invoke strong emotions.  That's sorta what I was going for with this card.

These words/sentiments are from a CTMH set that's really all about sports.  I'm not all about sports but when I saw this set all I saw were the words (perseverance is one of my favorite words) and thought so many of these sentiments could work for so many things beyond sports......

Stamps - CTMH
Ink - Memento
Photo Corner Punch - EK Success
Metallic CS - CTMH

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Turtle Wishes

Ok, firstly these are EXTRA pathetic photos I know........but I'm pretty thrilled I actually remembered to snap a couple of them before delivering this custom-designed card.  Now I know I should be giving the proper credit to the artist of the Ninja Turtle but I cut the image out so closely (and tidied up as I worked), I have NO clue whom to give apologies to the talented artist out there - your work is appreciated!!  A co-worker needed a card for her daughter who was turning 6 and who loves the "purple" Ninja Turtle - so there you go!!
But hey, I can give credit for the stamp images.....confetti is from CTMH, the sentiment and cake are from Hero Arts, small oval "shadow" under the turtle is from A Muse, the large candle flame and small candle dies are from QuicKutz and the scalloped circle (aka doily) is from Marvy punches.  


Inks - Memento
Liquid Glass - CTMH
Ribbon - A Muse
Foam Tape

(H.B. to Mom...missing you tons, piles & heaps...)

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Cloud Happy

When I was making these Graduation Day cards, I didn't really notice that I had a couple of designs that had a VERY similar theme.....clouds......  This one uses Doodlebug B&T paper, so there's a bit of a difference, but just barely.  I still used the cloud die from A Muse (I really must get another cloud die.....for a different look/feel......I'm thinking either Taylored Expressions or Paper Smooches - what's your favorite cloud die?).  The "graduation" balloon mostly fits on the large cloud die and it all lines up well enough for the design I had in mind.

Love this Dr. Seuss saying (actually I like a LOT of them......I've seen a cool design in Cross Stitch that I'm mulling over.....) but if I were to make this card again, I would stamp the sentiment in Paris Dusk instead of Tuxedo Black.

And because the balloon looked a bit flat (even with foam-mounting the cloud), I added some Liquid Glass to the balloon portion to make it pop a bit.  Some Spicas on the tassel gave a smidgeon of sparkle too....and I find that sometimes that makes all the difference - don't you?
Memento Inks

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Hats Off To You!

I'm really liking these Graphic Greetings from Taylored Expressions.  I've started out with half a dozen but I'm thinking I'll end up getting a few more.  I think I'm a bit of a font-junky and this just fits the bill for me......
And hello, yet another super-easy card!!  Stamped the sentiment, squiggled-colored one line with a matching Copic, edged the sentiment panel with some CTMH pigment ink and did some paper layering.  I also stamped just the cap on some scrap CS and foam-mounted it to give the card some dimension.  I added a few mini-brads (1 plain and 3 stars) for some shine.  The cap B&T paper is several years old and I don't know the designer.

Memento Inks


Friday, June 20, 2014

A Wish for Grads

Oh goodness, I've had this stamps for eons......I have several stamps in this style - I loved the graphic font and the design style.  I don't recall the designer - I haven't seen them in stores in years so I'm glad I have as many as I do!

As you can tell, this was a fast and easy card to make.  Crank the CB through the Cuttlebug (embossing folder from Darcie's), stamp the sentiment and layer it onto a CS panel and tie off with some ribbon.......and Ta-Dahhhhhhh, you're done! 
Memento Ink
Stardream CS
Ribbon - Misc.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Peacock Proud

I've had this cute little peacock for over a year's from Stampendous (one of the cling stamp).  Even though I know the male peacocks have the beautiful plumage, I think of this beauty as a girly-girl!!  She was a lot of fun to color and Stickle....the embossing folder is from Cuttlebug (and I was thrilled that I actually REMEMBERED that I had it!!).  The cardbase is from PTI (Hawaiian something, but a lovely, lovely aqua shade......).  

Here's a close-up for the details.......

Happy Graduation sentiment - Hero Arts


Monday, June 16, 2014


I know it's a bit late to share Graduation Cards but that's what's on the blog calendar for the next few days - so if you've "been there & done that" with Grad Cards, come on back next week!!
As you can see, I was going for a Disney-themed card (I'm sure there are some Grads who head to the Happiest Place on Earth to celebrate, right?).  This was an easy card and can you see.....little to no stamping involved.  The castle and small graduation cap dies are from QuicKutz, clouds by A Muse, Mickey head by EK Success.  

A bit of twine added a little texture and interest.  I stamped a couple of sentiments on a couple of clouds and trimmed the top of the card enough so the top cloud could be placed "above" the card border AND still fit in an A-2 envelope.....and with that - we were good to go! 
Stamps - I really don't remember and I'm too lazy to get up and find them......
Stardream CS
CB - Memory Box
Memento Ink

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Bacon for DAD!

Every Dad deserves some BACON, right??  And 4 slices seems to be a good amount - just enough, but it doesn't make you a COUCHON (a PIGGY...hee-hee-hee). 
Seriously, I think I could have made 10 of these cards and sold ALL of them at the craft fair - they were a hit!  Since there was very little coloring involved, I wanted the word "bacon" to stand out a bit.  I used a couple of the dew-dropped shaped Memento Ink pads and "colored" with them on the bacon stamp.  I liked how it turned's just bacon-y enough, don't you think??

Coloring with ink pads was fun, in fact, these cards were a ton of fun to make....this is a relatively new stamp set from Hero Arts (well, it's a new set to me...).  It's got lots of items that will make "everything better".  The cool strips of bacon are from Paper Smooches - just one stamp but I tried to make a good variety of bacon strips with a few different Copics.  Of course I wanted the bacon to be sizzling hot so I added some Liquid Glass to shine things up. 
A pretty easy card stamping-wise...the most time-consuming part was cutting out the bacon slices and applying them to the card. 
Hope all the Dads out there had a GREAT Father's Day today!
CB - Memory Box
Memento Inks