Friday, June 19, 2009

My g.d.spent the night & wanted to make a card for her dad. Last Sat. we learned a fun new technique from a friend. So simple/easy & boy she did a good job ( yes, this grandma has "braggin rights". ).

You cover a pc. of cardstock with foil ( we used a cheap brand), then run it thru the cuttlebug ( can use any type of embossing machine) with the "distress" embossing folder.( I am finding that the simple ones like the "distress" or the "swiss dots" turn out the best, altho she did one with "hearts" & a "thanks " that turned out pretty good too. )"Color/pounce" some A.I. on the foil piece. Stamp an image onto clear acetate with Stazon ink.
Put the pieces together for a card. Easy/Peasy.

I think her dad will like his card for Fathers Day...

Stamps used: Vintage car by Stampabilities

Building stamp above the "car": I have no idea.


Mary started a yahoo group called stampingbloggers & posted a question for us to "blog" about; asking us what our favorite stamp company is ( besides the one we sell for, if we are a consultant).

My answer is:

I can't really say I have one or 2 favorites. There are way too many. I am finding out that I like the "vintage " looking stamps -see above photo that my g.d. made. I also love the "collage look, but I can not get "it" to make my own collages, so I find stamps that are allready "collaged". I think in some of my past post I shared a few cards that I did. I also like some of Tim Holtz stamps as some of them are pretty easy for me to put together witthout them looking too sloppy.

Anyway... thats my story(for now)....

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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Blog Candy give away....

Ann Clack on Created by Ann!!
Ann is celebrating 1500 posts on her blog, and so she’s giving away a set of FCD stamps(awsome stampset)
Easy to enter, but hurry - time is short...

Hurry on over to see what you need to do to try and win this set from her!!Good luck!!!

One more thing- IMPORTANT... when you go there- please let her know I sent you :)

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Copic Markers & Mary V.'s card sketch:

Can't get much better then that, unless there's more Copic's to play with...more sketches from Mary V. to try... more time... more... well, you get the picture. :)

I tried Mary's sketch on the first 2 cards & it was fun to do. To see her sketch please visit her blog:

Hope you like what you see here:
Black; Blue c.s. : Black Magic color core c.s.
Pink c.s. : CTMH
White c.s.: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White
Black inkpad: Memento
Pink Sassy Strands: CTMH
Cuttlebug embossing folders
Copic Ciao Markers
Treading Waters Punch
Hero Arts ; Great Impressions

Pink ; Blue c.s.: CTMH
white c.s.: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White
Flower print semi-sheer c.s. : I think it was a Laura Ashley brand
Black lacy strip ( hard to see-but its there) : unknown
Black inkpad: Memento
Cuttlebug & Nesties used
Copic Ciao Markers
Brads: CTMH
River City Rubber Works

White c.s.: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White
Blue c.s.: unknown
Flowery semi-sheer: Laura Ashley ( I think)
Black inkpad: Memento
Flower Soft
grey color pencil
Copic Ciao Markers
River City Rubber Works ;
Clear stamps- My Favorite Things

Thanks for stopping by & please leave a comment - good or bad.
Untill another time....
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