Thursday, July 9, 2015

Floral Prayer


Here is the latest card I've created for Verses Rubber Stamps.  This get well stamp is called A Special Prayer, and you will find it in the Get Well section at the bottom of the page.  I paired this stamp with some patterned papers and a mulberry flower that had been sprayed with a gold Glimmer Mist.

I like to keep the focus on the sentiments so I generally keep the embellishments to a minimum.  I have a sweet friend who is the opposite of me, and she probably would have done at least 5 layers with ribbons, flowers, and pearls all over the card.  LOL  I have a feeling she is going to challenge me to do just that the next time I make a card.  :-)

I hope you have a wonderful day!

Monday, July 6, 2015

Untie the Ribbons


Hello again!  Did you have a fun weekend celebrating the 4th of July?  We had fun watching all the firecrackers - so pretty!

Today's card is another sample I created for Verses Rubber Stamps.  I was inspired by the sentiment and I just knew I had to do something with ribbon and bows.  I found some pretty paper and then searched for ribbons to go with the colors in the paper.  Once I had that figured out, it was simply a matter of adhering down the papers and tying the ribbons.

I toyed with the idea of untying one of the ribbons just to go with the sentiment, but I think it will be more fun for the customers to do that in the convention booths.  You can find this sentiment, Untie the Ribbons, in the Quotables section, about a third of the way down the page.  There are so many beautiful stamps in the store, so take your time and enjoy shopping!

Friday, July 3, 2015

Bright Hopes Anniversary card



Howdy, folks!  Are you ready for another sample that I created for Verses Rubber Stamps?  Today's card is an anniversary card and I went kind of artsy and funky with this one.  I pulled out some patterned papers from my stash and punched out a couple of folk-art style hearts and added some gray satin ribbon.  This beautiful sentiment is called Bright Hopes Anniversary, and you can find it in the middle of the Marriage and Anniversary section in the store.

I've only used part of the stamp on the front of my card.  In actuality, there is a "Happy Anniversary" sentiment just below the verse you see on my card.  I covered that up when I was inking up the stamp so that it would only stamp the verse.  Then I cleaned the stamp and covered up the top part so I could ink and stamp the "Happy Anniversary" sentiment on the inside of my card.  



I hope you've enjoyed seeing my cards so far.  I'll have a couple more to share with you soon.  Have a wonderful and safe 4th of July celebration tomorrow.  



Wednesday, July 1, 2015

A Special Prayer



Hi friends.  I'm sharing another sample I created for Verses Rubber Stamps.  This special sentiment can be found in the Get Well section at the bottom of the page.  The flowers in the background are some stamps from Papertrey Ink.  I made this card upon hearing that my neighbor had fallen and hurt her hip.  I wanted to give her a card that would brighten her day while she was in the hospital.

I have three more samples to share with you, so check back in a couple days to see what I've created.  In the meantime, stay cool and have fun!

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Chocolate cards for Verses Rubber Stamps

If you get the email newsletter from Verses Rubber Stamps, you probably saw these two cards featured in this week's email.  I had so much fun creating these cards with their chocolate sayings.

This first card uses the Chocolate stamp (found in the Miscellaneous section, about 3/4ths of the way down the page).  I used a chocolate kiss stamp from Deadbeat Designs to go with the quote.  This picture is taken on an extreme angle so you can see the silvery highlights I added to the wrapper on the chocolate kisses.



On this second card, I made a fun shaker card with the Clothes Shrink stamp (also in the Miscellaneous section, 3/4ths of the way down the page).  I have a little punch that punches a small circle with an "m" cut out in the middle to resemble those yummy M&M candies.  That was the perfect little confetti to put inside this shaker.  



I'll share some more of the card samples I've created for Verses Rubber Stamps over the next few weeks.  Have a great weekend!!


Friday, June 19, 2015

Coloring with pencils



I've been playing with my colored pencils, and here's a couple of flowers that I colored this week.  I'll list the details for each one below each picture.  I can't decide if I like the blue one or the orange one best.  :-)


You've Got This stamp set - Stampin Up
Prismacolor Premiere pencils
PC132     PC916
 PC903     PC1097
PC904     PC912
PC1086    PC913
   PC1089                   


You've Got This stamp set - Stampin Up
Polochromos pencils
102     162
109     161
115     158
133           


Thursday, June 4, 2015

Spring cards with Chrissy - part 3




Howdy!  Here is my last set of Spring cards for Chrissy.  I stamped the big bold flower from Penny Black and colored them with Silks paints.  I wanted some color in the background, so I experimented around with spraying some Distress Spray Stains around the image.  I alternated spraying some Tumbled Glass with some Salty Ocean as well as some plain water.

To my surprise, the Silks paints resist the sprayed color, but they also react with the water by spreading out and blending with the blue background.  That was such a cool discovery, and I just had to share my excitement.  You can see each individual card below:






I hope you've enjoyed my Christmas and Spring cards.  I'll have more cards to share with you as the weeks go by, so I hope you stop by to visit.  Thank you for being with me today!