Monday, February 8, 2010

easter blessings card

The Prima papers and Silver liquid pearls were my next focus with this Easter card! I just love working with Liquid pearls - you can make your own flourishes and embellishments at a fraction of the price of buying a ready-made pearl embellishment pack.

products used: Prima Flirty papers & journaling cards, Prima Essentials #6 flowers, The Stamps of Life eggs4easter stamp set, Colorbox Warm Violet chalk inkpad, American Crafts Metallic gem brads, Fancy Pants trim, Fiskars Scallop Sentiment border punch, Ranger Silver Pearl liquid pearls, Ranger Stardust stickles, We R Memory Keepers corner chomper.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

easter cards

I'm already getting excited for Easter and made these cute-sy cards for my kids' baskets. I used the Eggs4Easter stamp set from The Stamps of Life. How cute is that little chick?

products used: BasicGrey paper, The Stamps of Life eggs4easter stamp set, Ranger Broken China & Shabby Shutters inkpads, Colorbox Warm Violet chalk inkpad & chalk ink ques, Coluzzle Oval template, Ranger Stardust stickles, We R Memory Keeper corner chomper, Tim Holtz tiny attacher.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

noel layout

I finally made a Holiday 2008 layout! I wanted a formal approach to this page and the BasicGrey Wassail collection really complimented the hues in the photo. I painted over the chipboard frame with cranberry paint and topped it with the gorgeous Shimmerz Antique Lace paint.
I used an antique color layer on the photo in Photoshop elements from the website.
products used: BasicGrey Wassail papers & element stickers, BasicGrey Dasher paper, BasicGrey Blitzen paper, BasicGrey Opaline Grass/Ivy, Ranger Cranberry paint dabber, Shimmerz Antique lace paint, Ranger Candy Cane & Platinum stickles, Fancy Pants Flourishes Too chipboard frame, Ranger Peeled Paint distress inkpad, Fontwerks label sticker, Zig millenium black pen.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

valentine mini-cards set

I am always so inspired by Kristina Werner and her videos on Youtube and at She is a brilliant card-maker and graphic designer. She posted a challenge to make some mini- Valentine cards...

products used: BasicGrey Blush collection, BasicGrey Eskimo kisses chipstickers & Christmas alpha, BasicGrey Granola chipboard alphabet, Heidi Swapp Crimson chipboard letters & hearts, Me & My Big Ideas Hibiscus gems, Ranger Fired brick distress inkpad, We R Memory keepers corner chomper.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

back to nature card

How could I have not used this adorable collection yet? The Cosmo Cricket Mr. Campy items has been staring at me for months and I just couldn't decide what to start on first...
This is a birthday card for my Dad who is a big Nature lover. He loves camping and anything to do with the Outdoors. He also really likes cute characters too -- the man has a Spongebob Squarepants case for his reading glasses. So funny!

products used: Cosmo Cricket Mr. Campy papers and rub ons, Ranger Vintage photo distress inkpad, We R Memory Keepers corner chomper.