Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Where do the days go???

Gosh, sometimes I don't know what happens to whole days or weeks......time just seems to fly by and away! Truly hoping to post some cards this week!

Monday, February 4, 2008

The last three cards...better late than never

I don't know what happened yesterday - I had planned to post these last three cards, but suddenly the day was gone!! So here they are:


This little card is definitely sweet! A 3" x 3" card of Colonial white is the base. I stamped the small flourish in second generation Sweet Leaf ink on one half of the card. The striped pattern paper has the top corner folded down (obviously got wrinkled during handling....oops) and is attached to the right side of the card. Then there is a 2" square piece of Sweet Leaf cardstock centered over the top. The heart was a pattern I made and cut out of the pretty pink patterned paper from the Life Delights paper packet. "Sweet" is stamped in Sweet Leaf ink on a 3/4" x 2" strip of Colonial White. I used our new corner rounder punch on the corners and then inked the edges with the Sweet Leaf ink. After layering it over the heart I decided it just needed something more. Inspiration struck when I was looking at the white paper flowers....so I dyed the flower with Lilac Mist reinker, let it dry fully, and then attached it with a small glue dot. The perfect finishing touch!!

Card 2 - Lotsa layers

This card feels a little more masculine than the rest to
me. It has LOTS of layers - starting with a 4"x4"
card of Colonial White cardstock. On that, there is a layer
of Lilac Mist cardstock, then the striped paper from the
Life Delights paper packet, then a chocolate layer and
finally the Colonial White layer with a heart and xoxo
design stamped in second generation Lilac Mist ink.
The medallion is stamped in Lilac Mist on Col. White and
cut out. I folded a small piece of Chocolate organdy
and attached it to the back of the round piece and then
attached the whole thing to the card with a piece of
foam tape.

Card 3 - Treasure

This one is my absolute favorite! I just love the way it turned out. The card is 4-3/4" x 3", and is made with Sweet Leaf cardstock. The saying comes from Treasures of the Heart stamp set (Close to My Heart) and is stamped in Chocolate ink on a Sweet Leaf panel. The heart is created with a petal from the Playful Petals set and is stamped in Sweet Leaf ink. I added a small chocolate paper flower to the heart for the finishing touch. The strip of Chocolate cardstock is distressed around the edges with Chocolate ink, and I did the same thing to the Sweet Leaf panel with the Sweet Leaf ink.

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Valentine Gift Bag and Card 1

This is the gift bag that we made at the workshop to hold all the cards. It is made with Blush cardstock. The front is covered with a beautiful Blush patterned paper from the Life Delights paper packet. Then there is a stamped piece of colonial white layered on Chocolate cardstock. The Colonial White piece is stamped tone-on-tone - Colonial White ink with the same design found on the pink patterned paper. It is very hard to see in this picture, but it's there.

The hearts were all stamped on another piece of Colonial White cardstock and cut out. The large heart was inked first in Blush ink and then the edges were rolled in Chocolate ink. The Blush heart is layered on with a piece of foam tape and has a small Chocolate paper flower with a white sparkle adhered to the center.

Chocolate organdy ribbon is tied as handles to the front and back of the bag.

Here is the first card of the set. It is made with papers to match the bag, and includes a Colonial White bigger brad for an accent.

This card is actually different than the one we made at the class - I didn't like it as much. The large heart on this card is stamped the same way as the one on the bag above. The smaller heart was inked in Blush, and then I inked the pretty flourish stamp with Chocolate inked and stamped it directly onto the heart stamp. Then I stamped and cut out the heart. It is attached to the card with a piece of foam tape.

The edges of this card were inked with Chocolate ink.

Check back tomorrow for a closer look at more of the cards from this little set!

Supplies Used:
Cardstock: Blush, Chocolate, Colonial White (Close To My Heart)
Patterned paper: From the Life Delights paper pack (CTMH)
Inks: Blush, Chocolate and Colonial White Exclusive inks pads (CTMH)
Embellishments: Chocolate Organdy, Colonial White Bigger Brad, Chocolate Paper Flower, White Sparkle (CTMH)
Stamps: All My Love, Playful Petals (CTMH)

Friday, February 1, 2008

Valentine's Workshop

The ladies that came to my workshop last weekend were surprised by the "unconventional" Valentine's they got to make - pleasantly surprised, I hope!! This little set was made using my favorite newer paper packet from Close to My Heart. It's called Life Delights. I love the patterns and colors in this packet!!
The colors are Blush, Sweet Leaf, Chocolate and Lilac Mist. We used lots of fun embellishments and several different techniques on these cards. They are 3x3, 4x4 and 4-3/4x3 and they all fit in the box. (The 4x4 does fit - just barely!!!)

Check back tomorrow and I will show each item individually!