Thursday, December 16, 2010

Yellow Owl Workshop Swap Cards

Two of my stamping friends and I decided to use our recently acquired Yellow Owl Workshop stamps for a small swap. Each of us made one card and one ATC for each of the other two participants. Here are my results:

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Alphabet Discovery Letter C:

I've always been fond of clock parts and clock images, so I used a clock theme for my alphabet journal's letter "C" page. I had a clock transparency in my very large pile of unused scrapbooking stuff, so I layered that on top of the background I made using various paints, inks and stamped images. I added an actual clock hand to the piece using a brad, then affixed a few little ephemera items and ribbons. Hope you like it. :)Debbie

Friday, April 30, 2010

I am trying to use things that are on hand...

...since I have soooo much "stuff" that I've accumulated over time! I'm past the stage where I say to myself "If I use this item now, I'll never have it to use again." and I'm REALLY trying to do things that are a bit out of the ordinary for me. This is the latest thing I've come up with! Credits to follow within 24 hours since I still haven't gotten to the point where I remember to write them down while I'm making something (darnit!). Enjoy, and have a wonderful weekend everyone.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

My Hotel Room Creations Continue.

Last weekend I tried to mix some colors and designs that I wouldn't ordinarily use together. This card is one of the results and I must say I think I did OK! Interestingly, the layer just above the red/cream dotted background was made using the plastic shower cap from my hotel room hospitality freebies! I also used the shoe shine cloth to clean off my stamps. What a hoot....

Credits: Nest and egg image: Red Letter Paperworks.
Bird image: Cats Life Press
Background stamp image: Impression Obsession
Papers: K&Company, Cosmo Cricket

Monday, April 26, 2010

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Your Dreams...

Don't tell her, but this is the card I'm sending to my sister for her birthday this month. I wanted to get it in the envelope, and it's going to be late as it is, so I'm going to skip the description with hopes that you'll enjoy it anyway. Thanks.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Backgrounds with Starch and PearlEx!

The Next Generation Stampers yahoo group has been discussing using spray starch and PearlEx powders to make backgrounds and decorative papers for collage and cardmaking. I played with this concept over the weekend and thought I'd share my results. For some reason I expected that I wouldn't have to seal the PearlEx after I was finished because I figured the spray starch was sticky....NOT! I sprayed some clear sealer over the background so it wouldn't brush off, and then I layered a few pieces of decorative paper and a gold butterfly (the text is a pre-printed definition of love from a sticker sheet by 7gypsies). I hope you like it (other than the bow that I smooshed with the lid of my scanner!).

Monday, March 29, 2010

Vintage Red

This past week I wanted to force myself to use some of the new papers and embellishments I had recently ordered. I have a tendency to buy the new styles and then set them aside, and I didn't want to do the "same ole, same ole" with these. Most of the papers are from the Camden collection by Collage Press, and the labels are from a sheet I bought from Artchix Studio.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Another Card Sample for My Friend Bonnie:

As I think I've said before, I've been trying to help my friend Bonnie at Really Reasonable Ribbon by making some samples using the ribbon she sells on the website. This one uses the new silk ribbon and the ivory crochet lace.

Stamps: face, Renaissance...journey, Limited Edition
Decorative Paper: Prima
Button: K&Co

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Alphabet Discovery Workshop:

Today I'm alternating between being outside in the beautiful weather and spending some snippets of time in my studio. I finally finished another page for my "letter journal"; here's my letter P for Pink.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Saturday, March 6, 2010

RST List "Restaurant" Challenge card

On the RST Yahoo list we're talking about using gleaned restaurant items in our art. Things like coasters, placemats, doilies and such. My son and I just got back from the local pizza parlor where we bought a couple of slices "to go". The pizza box had some crude but cute graphics on the lid...including this red window. I couldn't resist! The stamped images are from Stampsmith and the red dotted background paper is from Papertrey Ink. Unfortunately, I don't remember where I got the other decorative papers (if anyone recognizes them, let me know and I'll post the name). Last, but not least, the RIBBONS are a few of the awesome new styles over at my old "stomping grounds" Really Reasonable Ribbon (hi Bonnie!!).