Sunday, January 31, 2010

WMS Sneak Peek - Spring Baskets

I know I've been a horrible blogger... but I'm prepping to be out of town again this week so bear with me. I'm going to be skimping on the supply list to preserve my sanity. Do feel free to contact me (see link on the left) if you have any questions and I promise I'll get back to ya.

The first day of sneak peeks have begun for the newest Waltzingmouse Stamps release! There will be four awesome new sets on Thursday being released! There will also be a blog hop that day to celebrate complete with prizes so be sure not to miss out on the fun!

I'm showcasing Spring Baskets today. This is just such a fun set with great sentiments and fun baskets to color and to fill with all sorts of goodies!

I filled my basket with some easter eggs that I paper pieced. They'd be fun to color as well! I colored my basket and then added a ribbon on the top (in lieu of coloring the ribbon that is actually associated with this basket).

I kept the image and sentiment simple and then used patterned papers and pearls to accent the rest of the card.

Laurie and Claire should also have some fun things to share today! So be sure to hop over for more inspiration!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

My brain's not with me today

Ahck! Sorry I forgot about the blog hop today! Be sure to visit the rest of the WMS DT for some great creations and happy birthday Claire! :)

The next hope is Bonnie -

I'll have something to share tonight.... I promise!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Mahalo Dude

I like to say "dude" a lot. Everyone's a dude in my world. Probably picked it up from my friend D. Have you noticed that you pick up phrases from people?

So in honor of all my favorite dudes (including you), here's a big mahalo!

Friday, January 22, 2010


Man, as I'm typing my posts up in advance, I just keep thinking that I'm really bad about posting my cards on time. However, it does give me good blog fodder for those weeks when I'm out on business.

Ok, so this is another card using Furnishing Fun set from Schlosser Designs. Such a fun set! So many possibilities and so many things you can do!

So let's go over the fun things you can do with this card.

1. Try running a comb over the stamp once you've inked it up. It gives it a fun wooden look! Isn't that neat?

If you mess up it's ok. Just stamp it anyways. I like doing this image in 2 swipes.... once for the top of the chair and once for the feet.

2. I used the 2 different sized flowers for a neat background. I stamped the larger flower in brown and used white on the smaller image to tone it down a little.

Stamps: (Furnishing Fun) Schlosser Designs
Paper: PTI
Ink: PTI
Other: (Ribbon) PTI, Distresser, Paper Piercer

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

There's NO ONE in the World

I hope everyone's having a good week so far! :) I'm out again this week for business so these are going to be pre-scheduled.

Given that I'm traveling this week for business again, I figured this was an appropriate card to share. :)

I used a stamp die to create some stamp shaped die cuts and made "stamps" with them. I love that kraft paper gives it an aged look already. Using some brown colored pencils, I added some shading to the images. Also added some inking to it and crumpled the "stamps" for more of that aged look.

I made a bg with that paper and then trimmed it down. The headless lady is paper pieced and cut her out.

Let's see, what else? I love adding some gems to the edge of the sentiment and then using some decorative scissors to create a fun edge. Also love coloring the gems with copics to match my card colors. :)

Ok, I'm gonna cut this relatively short and let me know if there are any questions about the card. :) I'll try to get back to all emails and comments. I'm just trying to enjoy the last bit of my really short weekend. :)

Monday, January 18, 2010


So I'm on a business trip again this week...sadly in a colder location than last week. The only thing I don't like about back to back business trips is that the house is an absolute mess. While the husband has nice intentions to clean, the house is in dire need of a vacuum and there's clothes and boxes everywhere you look. I can't even sit on the couch since there's a pile of clothes on it. Sigh....

Anyways, I'm going to try to share some things. If you've noticed, my cards tend to be quick and simple these days. I don't have time to breathe sometimes -- forget sitting down and crafting!

This is a quickie using Furnishing Fun from Schlosser Designs. I used the word celebrate from that set and stamped it in a light pink. Then stamped one in red to make it stand out more.

Simple and quick. :)

Stamps: (Furnishing Fun) Schlosser Designs
Paper: PTI
Ink: PTI
Other: (Ribbon) PTI, (Corner Rounder) EK Success

Saturday, January 09, 2010

Gift holder card

So one more gift card to share! I think this is the last one for 2009. THANK goodness. Remind me next year to start these holiday preparations earlier. Although I say it every year, I never do anything until the last minute...

So the hubs and I went shopping the weekend before Christmas. And lo and behold, EVERYTHING we wanted was sold out. One of the gifts they still had in stock in the warehouse, so we had that shipped directly.

For the other one, well, we had no choice but to do the gift card route. So what better thing than to package it up in a cute card?

Even the hubs conceded that it was a fun way to gift a gift card. :)

I still had Colorful Christmas on my desk so that's what I used! Even though its for a guy, I think its not too girly, right? Oh well... I'm really bad about keeping girl colors out of guy cards. I figure just a purply pink little never hurts anyone.

You can actually pull either side and the gift card will appear. I just only wrote pull on one side as to not confuse.

There's just some dimensional adhesive on the top and bottom of the panel. And the gift card piece slides right in! Easy peasy!

I tell my hubs that this is how I put my engineering degree to use. Hah.

Stamps: (Everyday Classics) Papertrey Ink
Paper: Bazzill, (Colorful Christmas) My Mind's Eye
Other: (Gems) Hero Arts, (Scallop punch) Fiskars,

Friday, January 08, 2010

Warm Winter Wishes

This is my Christmas card this year -- well, one of the many variations. I took the same concept... just different chipboard pieces (from Cosmo Cricket like this one or My Mind's Eye). :) I didn't feel like taking pics of all of them and boring you with them all. So here's one. :)

I love the "Warm Winter Wishes" sentiment from Half-Baked Gingerbread Joy set from Waltzingmouse Stamps. And I felt that was appropriate for my holiday cards this year.

Super quick and to the point -- great for mass producing. I did still send some store bought cards... we had a few laying around so I figured I'd get rid of them and send them off.

Sunday, January 03, 2010

WMS Preview - Hugs To You

I have another little preview for you! :) This is another card I made with the new Valentine's set from Waltzingmouse Stamps.

I love the hearts and the fun font for the sentiments. I also love that the little heart nests nicely into the next heart. So much fun! So many possibilities!

And sigh, I couldn't help myself. The swirl from Seasons of Love - Tags just squeezed its way in. ;-) It sets off corners so well!

Stamps: (Valentines Day Set, Seasons of Love - Tags) Waltzingmouse Stamps
Paper: (White, Melon, Berr) PTI
Ink: (Sweet Blush, Dark Chocolate, White) PTI
Other: (Border Punch) Fiskars, (Ribbon) PTI, (Pins) Making Memories

Friday, January 01, 2010

WMS Preview -- Forgetful or not?

Happy New Year!

I had the new Valentine's set from Waltzingmouse Stamps sitting on my desk (it will be released January 4th). There's lots of fun sentiments and some great Vday images! Perfect for Vday or any other special lovey dovey occassion. ;-)

The sentiment totally rings true... I usually listen and then forget whatever the hubs just told me. ;-) I think it's great for him but he kinda hates that I forget so easily. Then again, I'm like that with everyone... haha.

Stamps: (Valentines Day Set) Waltzingmouse Stamps
Paper: (Bitty Dots, Cream, Dark Chocolate) PTI
Ink: (Sweet Blush, Dark Chocolate) PTI
Other: (Border Punch) Fiskars, (Ribbon) PTI, (Pins) Making Memories