Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Baby's First

Not that I have a need for a baby page, but I kinda want to keep this for myself. I really like how the page turned out.
The DSP is old SU paper I have had for quite a while. The cardstock is Bashful Blue, Barely Banana, and Certainly Celery. Ink is SU's grey.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Where is my Mojo? If found please return.....

Well I really have no excuse. I lost my Mojo and haven't been in my studio for months. Life has just caught up with me. Work was stressful...lost my job, got my job back, got transfered to a new school, lost my job, got my job back.....it just has seemed never ending. I had no energy or desire to work in my studio. Even looking at other people's blogs, splitcoaststampers, and walking around scrapbooking stores couldn't get me motivated. Dare I even say that I have fallen behind on sending birthday cards....I even *gasp* send store bought cards to relatives this year.

It took a friends baby shower to get me back into the studio. One of our colleagues just had a baby boy, and standard practice at school is to create 12x12 baby pages for her baby book. Me, who dislikes scrapbooking pages, and prefers cards and gifts, just spent 2 hours in the studio creating this page, cause I had to. And I really enjoyed it. Hopefully this means I have found my mojo again.

Since it is so late I don't have any light for taking pictures. I really hope to upload tomorrow!!!!

Here to hoping to find my mojo again!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Nichole Heady Cased Card

The following card is cased from Nichole Heady. Her company, Papertrey Ink, released the stamp set "Home Made" back in November 2009 and I have taken her card from here and made one of my own. Thanks Nichole for the inspiration!!

Stamps: Home Made (PTI)
Ink: Groovy Guava (SU); Chocolate Chip (SU)
Paper: Groovy Guava (SU); White (PTI); Wild Wasabi (SU)
Accessories: Embossing Folder, Cuttlebug, Summer Sunrise Vintage Buttons (PTI); hemp; pop dots; leaf punch (Martha Stewart)

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Pucker Up Valentine!!

To continue with the Valentines theme, I've been trying to come up with some cute sayings to go with stamps I already have, instead of investing in new ones just for the sentiments. Here I have create two cards using the lemon/lime/orange/grapefruit stamp in Tart & Tangy (SU). Unfortunately the yellow lemons didn't pop that well. However; the limes really shine.

Stamps: Tart & tangy (SU)
Ink: Wild Wasabi (SU)
Paper: Wild Wasabi (SU); White (PTI)
Accessories: Computer generate sentiment; Nesties; ribbon

Stamps: Tart & Tangy (SU)
Ink: Lemon tart (PTI)
Paper: Barley Banana (SU); White (PTI)
Accessories: Computer generated sentiment; nesties; Lemon Tart Saddle Stitch Ribbon (PTI)

Monday, January 4, 2010

Damask Designs

Well as everyone is back to work after the Christmas Holidays I still have today off and don't return to work till tomorrow (Tuesday), so I have been holed up in my Katerfly Creations Studio trying to keep my stash of cards up to date. Over the last couple of days I have been playing around with Dawn McVey's Damask Designs from Papertrey Ink.

First I have "Jot this down....I love you". I was just playing around with one of the individual Damask stamps and stamped it randomly around the card front using Versamark, Chocolate Chip Ink (SU), and Fresh Snow Pigment Ink (PTI). At first I didn't like how the layering looked, but now as I look at the card the damask shapes layered look like a Chrysanthemum. The sentiment reads "Jot this down" from Papertrey's Take Note stamp set, and "I love you" from the Damask stamp set.

Stamps: Damask Designs (PTI); Take Note (PTI)
Ink: Versamark; Fresh Snow Pigment Ink (PTI); Chocolate Chip (SU)
Paper: Ocean Tides (PTI); Chocolate Chip )SU); Rustic Cream (PTI); White (PTI)
Accessories: Scalloped Edge Punch (SU); EK Success - 2" Large Scalloped Circle Punch; EK Success - 1 3/4" Large Circle Punch; Ocean Tides Saddle Stitch Ribbon (PTI)

Second we have "A Damask Birthday". This card uses the largest individual Damask image. I built my main panel, added some saddle stitch ribbon and a sentiment. Voila!

Stamps: Damask Designs (PTI)
Ink: True Black (PTI)
Paper: Balck (SU); White (PTI)
Accessories: Black Saddles Stitch Ribbon (from Micheal's)

Thirdly we have another Damask Birthday.

Stamps: Damask Designs (PTI)
Ink: True Black (PTI)
Paper: Scarlet Jewel (PTI); White (PTI); Black (SU)
Accessories: Scarlet Jewel Swiss Dot Ribbon (PTI); Scarlet Jewel Vintage Buttons (PTI); Scalloped Edge Punch (SU)