Thursday, January 31, 2008
So I was just playing with the sets I got and decided to use them all in one card. *just one image from each of the sets*
I'm sure it's clear but I wanted this to look like those cute notes passed in school. Then I thought the doggie looked a little like these dogs me and my friends used to draw in school so I stamped him on the notebook paper too. The puppy and the "puppy love" are Kim Hughes *the link is to her blog, not her stamp collection* stamps. I LOVE her. Then the notebook paper is the lined paper background stamp and the background is the dots background stamp. I embossed the dots on the background. I didn't mind that it wasn't perfect and had stray embossing powder because I was doing the whole torn sheet of notebook paper look.
I actually bought the notebook stamp for my scrapbooking. I think it will be cute for journaling. :)
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
I'm super tired, my back and neck hurt like never before and I didn't wear gloves, so my skin on my hands is all weird and also my hands hurt.
So I won't be making a card for today.
I'm super glad that it's all over though.
Monday, January 28, 2008
In other stupid news. Ribbons and Bows Oh My's Shocking Pink satin ribbon, although lovely, is NOT the same color as the awesome pink satin I've been using lately. I find this news, of course, to be devistating, especially as I orderd unspeakable quantities of it. I have sent an email to Johanna asking if she knows where she got the magical pink ribbon. It's the prettiest ribbon ever. I must have several hundred yards. (or at least 50?) This should be in no way a critisism of RABOM, it's not their fault I fell in love with irreplaceable ribbon.
In awesome news, I got my first birthday present of THIS year! So it was only NOT my birthday for like a week. *Have I shared my theory that it's your birthday from the FIRST gift/card you get till the LAST?* Is it your birthday? If not, A Very Merry UnBirthday To You!
In related bad news I'm gonna be 30 when this current birthday is over. (I figure you don't age till it's over right?) POOP.
Well typing on my blog doesn't seem to be removing wallpaper either, so I rekon I'd better get to work.
Sunday, January 27, 2008
Thinking of You card was really super simple. It took like 5 minutes to make. The flourish thingie is by Inique Boutique. Their stamps are really cool and super inexpensive! The whole set of these was $3.99! The phrase is by Green Grass Rubber Stamps. I stamped it all with vintage sepia versafine ink then enbossed with copper powder.
there is so much shine on the embossing I took a second pic.
This next one has House Mouse! Now those of you who have known me for 3+ years know that I used to be a FREAK for House Mouse. I had like 50 of their stamps at one point. I have ONE now. And this ain't it either! Back when I was House Mouse Freak I hosted this HUGE opened ended swap. It worked like this, "I have these 50 stamps, if you send me images of ANY ones I don't have I'll send you whatever you ask for in return." There was HUGE interest and for months I got packages of images in the mail. I love that I did it now because I have hundreds of images of House Mouse, but seriously, my friends, do not do an open ended swap like that! It took FOREVER! :)
So anyhow I pulled these cuties out of my giant box of House Mouse images and colored them with my copics. The sky is cool gray 1. I'm going to have to get mine refilled. I believe this is the best color. I use it to add shadow to almost everything. Like the flowers, I only have one shade of golden yellow, so I did the shading with cool gray no. 1. The water, I only had a too bright blue, so I colored it with the blue then went over the whole thing with cool gray 1. I love that color. It's also what I do shadows under stamped images and the outlining effect if I do that. I also used my glossy accents on the rain drops. I love glossy accents. :)
Side note: I don't ever know what to do with these huge HM images. I mean this is cute, but I feel like it's too simple ya know? I think that's why I like simpler line images, seems like there is more cute fun stuff I can do with them.
Saturday, January 26, 2008
So I need some cards and this is what we have:
This pregnant one with the teddy bear is one of my favorites. It came out shortly after I ordered a different pregnant Bella and I tried to convince myself I didn't need TWO pregnant Bellas. But turns out I did!
This one is called PMSabella or PMSbella or something. Anyhow I think she just looks happy and like she's having a good night of "me time" I imagine her DH is out and she's watching American Idol or some other show that is a guilty pleasure. Actually, that's just it, she's the guilty pleasure bella! Course if I had her figure I'd just be pleased standing around doing nothing. There should be a bella that is just looking in the mirror all happy that she's so rocking hot.
I think you can use this car one for anything. I have a friend who has been having car troubles, so this is a pick-me-up for her.
All stamps Stamping Bella EXCEPT "Be Happy" is SU and "You're so cool" is Green Grass Rubberstamps.
Friday, January 25, 2008
Hippo card. The hippo and his cute butt tattoo are Gina K. The "L*O*V*E" is from the retired So Many Sayings SU set, the paper is from the dollar spot. This is the very last of my awesome pink satin ribbon! :( I ordered two spools of what I HOPE is the same ribbon from RABOM, so I'll let you know. I colored with copics. I drew that grass line myself with a pen.
Mint! I have been wanting mint paper for some time. This is the retired Mint Melody paper. Apparently everyone hates it. Not me though! Good news for me, I got PLENTY in the mail recently! :) The stamps are SU as well. I think they were last year's SAB set. I love this set. It's one of my favorite sets ever.
This card is for a sad reason. It's a RAK for a young mother who has cancer. If you are so inclined her name is Jill and she would love your prayers. She has two daughters, one about 3 and one 3 months. The cancer has spread. It's not good news.
The card uses the scraps from that salt paper I did, then a Hero Arts stamp.
This card is one that looked so much better in my head. It's not total poop, but it's not really what I had in mind. I had never covered chipboard with paper though so that went smootly and I am happy with that. No stamping either!
Oh guess what you will not see anymore on my blog! "I colored with my prismacolor and copic markers". I sold all my prismacolor markers last night. I figured out I'm really always prefering the copics so I will just buy what I need to finish off my collection of those. Or maybe I'll win a set from Gina K? A girl can always dream can't she?
Thursday, January 24, 2008
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
To make this neato background I took a sheet of watercolor paper and put it on this huge board I have for these messy type projects. The I added several drops (didn't count) of aqua reinker to a water spray thingie. With water in it. I sprayed the heck out of the paper. Really good and wet, Then even added some drops of the reinker straight on the paper. After that while it was still super wet I put corse salt all over it. Then let it dry over night. In the morning I brushed the salt off (some stuck) and this is what I got. I also sprayed the star ribbon stuff with the mixture too, it was white.
all stamps are by justjohanna.
Next is a bug. I don't know who makes this image, it's the cute bug Linz gave me for my Birthday. (my last year birthday that I just got yesterday! ;)) He is also colored with chalk and water. There is stickles on his wings. The "bugtastic" is by TAC.
close up. the stickles are yellow, not orange, not sure why they look orange.
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Sunday, January 20, 2008
I did the head twice and put it up on foam tape see.
I didn't have any paper with the pink AND the lilac color so I used my marker to color in some of the hearts on this pink/white paper. It's one of my favorite tricky tricks.
supplies; copic markers in pale lilac, lilac, pale pink, dark pink, cool gray 1, and black; whipper snapper Triceratops stamp, Gina K Just So Hippy set, for the phrase, The Paper Studio "Baby Pink Random Hearts" patern paper.
1. Kissing Fish. The paper has all that design, all I did was cut out fish stamped on the orange paper and put the bling. Super easy but cute too. :)
2. Mini card with scooter. I love this scooter. I love mini cards.
4. I'm not sure you can tell right away, It's "one fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish" Get it?
5. Cake, it's yummy, you love it.
6. Fish and bird kissing. I love that. Also fish tail used as flourish.
7. This one is a Valentine's or Love card, only it's made with Christmas stamps! used 4 different stamps and only parts of each to form this image.
9. another scooter notecard. This one features a paper pieced background.
10. the scooter again (one of my favorite images) with butterflies. Colored with watercolor paints, on watercolor paper.
11. Cherry on top cupcakes. YUM.
Saturday, January 19, 2008
I did that frot with two red shades for the mushroom. I like the redder one better.
Friday, January 18, 2008
supplies: boatloads of love and loads of love SU sets, copic markers, some random paper with stripes on it, smooth bristol paper (it's the white "cardstock" here, I read on a marker artist board that it's good for marker coloring so I ran out and bought some, I like it), SU ribbon, pink lemonaid stickles (I put them over red marker for a reddish/pinkish look, and that teensy heart in front of "friend ship" is a heart raindrop I got in Gina K's store. Oh and nestabilities for the scallop and embossed rectangle. And I always score with scor-pal.
The patern paper is American Crafts. The stamp is Eat Cake Graphics and I colored it with watercolor pencils and a blender pen. Oh the little "you make me happy" is from So Many Sayings, a now retired SU hostess set.
I made some other cards this week that were painfully bad. I just keept going too, I should have thrown them out. I'm considering putting them on here anyhow. I feel bad though I used really cute stamps, I'd hate you to go sour on the stamps because of my poo cards.
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
On to the card!
1. stamp and color your image TWICE. You only have to color the parts that will be on top twice. I stamped on glossy cardstock, I've not used that in a while, and colored with tomobow markers. You do get marker lines with this, I just try to make them as few as possible. Oh and I do color the under layer fully, I might not be as particular about it but I do color it.
2. Trim one the size you want and trim the other out so it is just the part you will pop-dot. (that's what we are doing here) *tip: i like to go around the edges of the cut piece with a black marker, right on the edge of the slice of paper, this makes it look better when you put it back on.
3. Enjoy cute toddler who is checking up on card progress.
***this is when the phone rang errrr***
As you can see, some layering happened and I pretty much finished the card. You attach the cut car with foam tape. I did cut a teensy slice for the top of the car. You can sorta see the effect I was talking about with the black on the edges.
BAM finished card! I'm not sure when I added it but some extra light gray marker shading under the car. What's fun too is you can use any color for that. I mean it should be a light color. (someone I'm sure has done it with a dark color and it looked great too) I used my neglected ribbon whatever punch from SU for the ribbon. I hate that punch I decided. Why not just cut a slit in the paper? Wow I'm in a bad mood. The black layers are glossy cardstock too. I really like that paper, I need to get more.
all stamps are by Gina K, the inside message says "getting lucky means finding your car in the parking lot". I don't know any of the paper supplies they are all from my stash. The non SU section, so I know they are NOT SU.