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)

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy 2010!!!!

Happy New Years everyone. I hope you are well rested and ready for another year. As we move into a new decade I wish you all health and happiness!!!! Our New Years was uneventful. We rented a few movies (Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs and All About Steve). We also ordered in Chinese....a family tradition. Except my DH made me call back and add more to our order. When it arrived it looked as if we had enough for 12 people. Oh well leftovers are always good. We then DH fell asleep on the couch and we kinda rang in the New Year. We don't live in a timezone that has a major city party. So when we changed the channel to see the ball drop in New York (at our 11pm) we had already missed it. My parents called to say Happy News when their timezone hit 2010 and then we watched the repeat of Toronto's ball drop for our time zone. Nothing very exciting.

So now that it is the new year lets start focusing on our next holiday, Valentines. I whipped together two, non conventional, cards today.

"Cute As a Button"

Ingredients: "Cute As a Button"
Stamps: Loads of Love (SU)
Paper: Plum Pudding (PTI); Rustic Cream Cardstock (PTI)
Ink: Plum Pudding (PTI); Pale Plum (SU)
Accessories: Giga Square scalloped punch (MARVY); Vintage Plum Pudding Buttons (PTI); embroidery floss; Plum Pudding Ribbon (PTI); Circle Embossing Folder; Cuttlebug

"You Float my Boat"

(circle to represent a porthole)

Ingredients: "You Float my Boat"
Stamps: Men of LIfe (PTI)
Paper: Real Red (SU); Bashful Blue (SU); White Cardstock (PTI)
Ink: Real Red (SU); Bashful Blue (SU);
Accessories: Hemp; pop dots; Giga Circle Punch (MARVY); embroidery floss