Just Because You’re You Card

This card is for my sister-in-law’s birthday.  She’s a “stand off the page” kind of gal in my book, so I thought her flower should grow right off the card!  I cut a flower from a coordinating paper, adhered my center medallion, and applied the “leaf” sentiment with tape (actually with hot glue first, but wasn’t satisfied, and went with the tape instead!)  I think it will either all squish into the envie, or I may just tape it to the gift bag front.

This is for the Verve “Something Old, Something New” Challenge.  All my Verve stamps are new to me, because I haven’t had them long…and in fact, I only have two sets, so I chose from what I had!  I love both these sets…they are classic “verve” to me, what drew my eye to the company.

Verve Stamps:   Thankful Accents/Circular Sayings

Paper:  American Crafts

Metallic:  American Crafts

Ribbon:  Martha Stewart


September 3, 2010 at 11:38 pm 1 comment

Waltzingmouse Challenge Christmas Card

Well, I haven’t felt very well today.  My birthday, last night, I found out I had strep throat.  Bleh!  Starting antibiotics today, but don’t feel like eating, so thought I’d tackle a quick challenge instead for the WaltzingMouse Sketch Challenge this week.  I love their stamps, but haven’t got any yet, so I used some new free cut files I found online and downloaded.  I was anxious to get my Cricut back out again.  I used Core-Dinations Cardstock, a fav of mine, stash ribbon, and cut files.  Thanks for coming by…it’s easy to comment if you’d like to say “Howdy!”

September 2, 2010 at 2:37 pm 6 comments

JustRite Santa Tag

This is an entry for the Cardvaark’s Challenge for this month:  Christmas small cards or tags.  The image is a JustRite Santa from the Just Rite 3 1/4″ Vintage Christmas Set.  I colored him up with Prisma Pencils and Copics, and used some fabric paint on his hat and coat for that “gleam” (love the texture!)There is stickles on his hat fur and on the Nestability Large Circle Scallop.  The red inked border is from the JustRite 3 1/4 Christmas Treasures set.  You might not see it from this angle, but I used clear paint on his glasses and eyes to give them a shine.  I really liked the effect!  The powder blue background was done with chalk and paint daubers.  I’m not sure yet if these little guy will go on a gift or a card or be used to make an ornament…but he is ready for action…and well ahead of time (Yay me!)

Thanks for coming for a look!  I’m just revitalizing my card blog and am enjoying some challenges!  I entered this to the Cardvaark challenge for JustRite Stampers.

August 30, 2010 at 9:44 pm 2 comments

“Joy” Baby Card

This is a card for my step-sister who is pregnant.  It’s a card for her, yet has some non-descript baby colors in there.  I followed a sketch from the JustRite Inspiration blog for it.

Supply List:

JustRite Stamper’s My Garden Borders and Centers

Martha Stewart scallop punch

Nestabilities circle and circle scallop dies (Large(

Core’dinations cardstock

Martha Stewart Green Ribbon

Stash:  Joy buttons

Paper Die:  K & Company “SwellNoel”

August 30, 2010 at 3:35 pm 3 comments

Quick & Easy Holiday Tags

I was excited to find on hand some premade jewelry tags that fit the Martha Stewart Christmas tags I’d picked up last winter.  I added a stamp with holly from a Hero Arts set I just purchased.  I cut out the “to” and “from” so that I could space them a bit further apart than they had them to have more room to write.   I left a couple blank for versatility in case I wanted to use them for something besides gifts.

Inks:  Memento Lady Bug Red/  Adirondack Lettuce

Red Stickles (berries)

This meets the Caardvark Challenge for this month.  Head on over and check it out!

August 28, 2010 at 11:38 pm 1 comment

Oh Come Let Us Adore Him

This is a Christmas tag for the Caardvark Challenge this month featuring JustRite Stampers Vintage Christmas 3 1/4″ collection.  I love stamps that relate to what Christmas is really celebrating, so I HAD to have this set.  I love the classic themes and how beautiful the stamp is, even if it’s in monotone.  Here, I used a MS Copper ink pad, MS copper shine paper, and JustRite’s Baroque Nested Frames Rectangular borders.  All the dies are cut with Nestabilities dies.  The background ink is Rich Cocoa by Memento.

Even though my friend’s and I were committed to sharing our Just Rite stamps at our crops, I had to go on and have this set.  You can see why:

The bird colors up stunningly.  The two Nativity scenes are just gorgeous even monochrome, and the decorative border can be used for a lot of my other larger images that need a round border.  This is one of my favorite JustRite sets of all time.  A must have in my book.

August 28, 2010 at 5:25 pm 1 comment

JustRite Catalogue free through August 31, 2010

JustRight Stamps is giving away their 80-page 2010 Catalog & Idea Book absolutely FREE! Simply visit their website and place an order for the catalog. During checkout, use this coupon code: IDEAS811 in the box marked promotional code and the catalog is yours absolutely free — they will even pay the shipping for the catalog (shipping offer applies to USA only)! Coupon code expires on August 31st! What a great company!  They are doing it as a thanks to facebook users!  If you aren’t subscribed on facebook, be sure to do so!

August 14, 2010 at 2:52 pm Leave a comment

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