Tuesday, November 30, 2010


One of my all time favourite blogs to read is Kristina Werner's.  She is absolutely amazing!!  I used her card as inspiration for these ones that I made.  This is called CASEing or 'scraplifting.  Thanks, Kristina, for your amazing ideas!
I used my Cuttlebug with a bunch of different embossing folders before using my Martha Stewart postage punch.  Easy peasy!
Paper - Papertrey Ink
Tools - Cuttlebug, swirls, pops and dots, traffic jam and victorian embossing folders, Martha Stewart postage punch
Misc - foam dots, M's pink ribbon

Sunday, November 28, 2010

You're a dear!

I found the cutest stamp set with all sorts of animals and cute sentiments.  I thought the one that said 'what a dear' was pretty fun!  I stamped the deer using my Distress Ink in vintage photo, cut a circle with my detail scissors from Basic Grey's Cappella 6x6 paper pack  to adhere to a Hero Arts note card and then stamped the sentiment using white Hero Arts ink on a scrap of brown paper I had.  I popped the sentiment on some foam dots to add some dimension then a quick tie of black hemp and I'm done!

Paper - Hero Arts card, Basic Grey Cappella 6x6 pad
Stamps - Hampton Arts Footlongs Woodland Animals
Ink: Distress Ink Vintage Photo, Hero Arts White Ink
Misc: black hemp, foam dots

Friday, November 26, 2010

Baby, baby, here she comes!

It seems I still can't get enough of Basic Grey's paper packs.  I love the 6x6 size and all the fun patterns for a low price.  This one is the Cappella collection.  Gorgeous designs perfect for a grownup baby card!  I used my 'bundle of joy' message inside from Papertrey Ink's Mega Mixed Messages.  I took a stamp that I picked up from M's to paper piece, made a square card and mounted some Carnation layering paper with pop dots.  VoilĂ !
 If you would like any of these supplies, check out Two Peas for free shipping for any order over $25 .... hmm, I could do with a few things myself! :)  Oh, and by the way, things have been SO much easier since I finally bought detail scissors.  What a difference in my paper piecing!! :)
Paper - Basic Grey Cappella 6x6 pad ,  Hero Arts Carnation layering paper
Stamps: Papertrey Ink's Mega Mixed Messages, onesie stamp from M's
Misc: pop dots , detail scissors

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Idea Book

I was inspired by Kristina Werner's post on her sketchbook and used her template to make my own.  I used some KC patterned paper from their Ivory Black Specialty line, some Olivia Alphabet stickers from Basic Grey and Glossy Accents on the letters to add some shine.  I attached it with some thread and used a paper piercer make holes.  Very easy!  I am looking forward to using it ... what a great idea she had!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Metallic embossing

I am doing a lot of embossing on dark paper because it looks so gorgeous and professional.  This is a stamp I got from Papertrey Ink called Out on a Limb Revised.  I am loving the embossing powders from Two Peas - I used silver and gold here but Zing has some amazing colours.  I took a Hero Arts note card (great because they are white inside) and stamped with Versamark ink.  Then I embossed and voilĂ  - the card is done.
Supplies: Stamps: Out on Limb Revised.
Embossing Powders - Zing
Paper:  Hero Arts note card
Ink: Versamark ink 

Saturday, November 13, 2010

What sentiments do you use?

When you are making cards, what are your go to sentiments or do you simply like to leave your cards blank? I recently picked up a very useful set from Hero Arts called Everyday Sayings. It has everything you would need for a wide variety of cards.  Love the cool fonts and the variety of choices available ...