Thursday, July 22, 2010


When I heard the fabulous exciting news that some friends of mine are expecting, I went to work.  Here is what I came up with:
 I scored the cardstock with my cutting tool - I used my bone folder and scored in the gully of the cutter.  I stamped the inchies with Versafine, then watercoloured them with pencils.  Adhered to the cardstock with a glue runner and all done!
Paper: Staples cream card stock, Inchies
Stamp: Expectant Mother (stamp was a gift)
Misc: watercolour pencils, bone folder, Fiskars paper cutter

Friday, July 9, 2010

Another hello and rock and roll technique

A cute little tiny card that I used the direct to paper technique on at the edges.  I also did the rock and roll technique on the flowers to add some depth by adding a darker ink to the edges of the stamp.  Simple and clean.
Paper: Staples cream and white, Gina K pure luxury fresh asparagus
Ink: Distress Inks -- spiced marmalade, fired brick, shabby shutters
Stamps: M's hello, Impress flowers
Misc: pop dots

Wednesday, July 7, 2010


Well, I found a cool new product called Inchies (and Twinchies) that are made of matboard.   They are fabulous little squares to stamp on and or colour.  I stamped with Versafine, then used watercolour pencils and some water to colour.  I used my Perfect Pearls mist to spritz the cardstock to add a coppery finish.  VoilĂ  - a simple birthday card. 

Paper: dark chocolate brown from Paper Source, inchies
Stamp: M's $1 cupcake
Ink: Versafine black
Misc: Perfect Pearls copper mixed with water in a mini mister, watercolour crayons

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Simple clean hello

Love the colour combination!  What do you think?

Paper: Staples white, Gina K pure luxury fresh asparagus
Stamp: SU Upsy daisy, M's hello
Ink: Versamark, Peeled Paint Distress Ink
Other: white embossing ink, embossing tool

Monday, July 5, 2010

Fun with chalk inks!

I have recently been inspired to buy chalk inks by all the posts people have had showing off their soft matte finish.  So I went to a store armed with a coupon and ready to buy!  I couldn't seem to find any large ink pads but found dew drops by Tsukineko:
I am loving this set!  It's called Clowning Around and it has Thatched Straw, Midnight Black, Cloud White and Red Magic.  These colours are scrumptious and I am definitely going to get another set. To make the card below, I used my Papertrey Ink Giga Guidelines stamp set with these inks.  I ran my SU Kraft cardstock through my cuttlebug with the Giga Guidelines Impression Plate for some texture.  I used the Thatched Straw yellow ink and it was wonderfully juicy.  Added a scrap strip of Gina K pure luxury Smoky Slate card stock and a jewel and voilĂ !

Paper: SU kraft, Staples white, Gina K smoky slate
Stamp: PTI Giga Guidelines
Ink: Thatched Straw Tsukineko chalk ink
Tools: Cuttlebug, PTI Giga Guidelines Impression Plate, Marvy square punch, Fiskars paper cutter, pop dots
Embellishments: amber jewel

Friday, July 2, 2010

Cards for Grace

One of my favourite blogs is Jennifer McGuire's and she is doing a wonderful thing called Cards for Kids.  Right now, there is a little sister who has recently lost her twin and Jennifer is organizing a special super quick card drive.  Read here for more details.  I am working on some cards this evening and encourage you to join.  How worthwhile ...