December 24, 2008

THis is another one of my favorite Riley stamps, all of them are so darn cute. I just love how he is sitting back, relaxing, and about to enjoy a cupcake. Cuttlebugged, scor-pal, stampin up paper. Colored with prismas/gamsol.
This is the first thing I attempted to try and do with my cricut and vinyl. I think I am hooked on vinyl now.

This was such a fun card to make. I cuttlebugged the back, and paper-pieced his little sweater. I think I will be doing that more often, it just adds so much more to the image. I always like how it matches the designer paper.

This was my first attempt at sewing on a card. Still have mixed feelings on it. I like the way it turned out, but I need the practice. (Still trying to figure out how to keep the sewing machine set up somewhere so its always accessible.) Not too bad tho, cuttlebugged of course, and nestie'd too. (is that even a word???)
I have found that two of my favorite tools now are my cuttlebug folders, and the nestie dies. I love them both! I used 2 different cuttlbug folders on here, and the nestie circle to cut out. I love it.

October 21, 2008

A different sort of card for me. Cuttlebugged the green layer, then paper pierced around the whole outside edge of that, added a prima flower with a dew drop in the center, add a couple ms branch punches and done. Time to go play and make some more.. what do you think?
Another fun halloween card to make. This is another one of my favorite sets "best fiends". I just can't decide which one I like the most, the witch, frankenstein, or dracula. This was fun, I prisma/gamsol colored, used the cuttlebug swirl folder, added some prima flowers, along with some black stickles, the MS branch punch (which I LOVE)... throw on some ribbon, and I was done. What do ya think?
This is my first attempt at dry embossing with the nestie folders. I love the way it turned out. This is sort of a "plain Jane" kind of card, but I still like it. I prima pencil/gamsoled the coloring. The sentiment is from papertrey ink. The little orange star is from K&Company. Overall I like the card, now to figure out who to send it to for Halloween....

October 8, 2008

Here is my attempt at making the house cards. What a time-consuming card to make! But all in all, I think I am happy with the results. I think what took the longest was cutting out Riley with that Christmas tree. So many little crooks and crannies to get into. I also struggled with the curtains. I used ribbon, and not sure I would go that route again. But it was fun to make. Someone special will be getting this card!

October 7, 2008

Okay, I know its not a craft project, but I just had to post this picture that I took last week. A little buck stealing apples from my tree!!! Crazy thing came by 5 times that day. I thought this would be a fun picture to share.

This card was fun to make using the tradtional christmas colors. I liquid appliqued their hats for a fun touch. ALso used a silver brad for an extra little depth. I pop-dotted the main image but you can't really tell. Colored it with prisma pencils. A fun card to make.. watch for more to come....
I was so anxious to get my new stamps yesterday! This card there is alot going on. Not usually the way I do them, but I kind of like the way this one turned out. I cuttlebugged the background, colored the image with prima pencils, matted it on blue, used liquid pearls for the hats, and then some stickles. Also my newest love of prima flowers, I also did the liquid pearls for the center of the flowers to try and pull it all together. Then the martha stewart branch stamp, are stuck here and there. Not too bad looking, is it too busy tho?

September 24, 2008

Seeing as I love halloween, I made some nuggets with matching halloween stuff. I love the way it turned out. Who can resist not smiling when they see that little spider from Booglie eyes. I think that is one of my favorite halloween sets. (As I sit and think I am starting to have TOO many halloween sets).. but anyway.. I love halloween and love crafting stuff for it.
I thought I would share what I did with a stampin up! rub-on. Put it on my honda met scooter!! I LOVE the way it turned out and I keep thinking of all the possibilites of rub-ons now! I think it turned out pretty neat!

August 27, 2008

I LOVE this set, and was sad to see it retire. I think this is one of my most favorite cards I have made. I think for me to "like" my own cards, I need to use lots of layers and embellishments. I used the old designer stampin up paper from last years holiday collection, the new photo corner punch (which I don't know why I waited so long to buy, I LOVE it!).. and my newest favorite find "PRIMA FLOWERS"... used a brad in one and dew drop in the other. I am really pleased with how this card turned out. I think I may be making a few more of these for this years Christmas cards... Time to go play....
I thought I would try making a scenic card with my watercolor minis. I used them for the top part of the tree, and hand-drew the tree trunk. The grass and giraffe stamps are from Stamps By Judith. I love that little giraffe. The 'whats up', is from a set from amuse. I dont' think it turned out too bad for first time doing the scenic scene. It will take some practice, but its SO fun to play.
This little "Riley" has got to be one of my favorite stamps. I can say that I own a "few" of him. I love using the cuttlebug embossing folders too. (I have a "FEW" of them as well)... Anyways... this was fun to make, the merry christmas tag I got a Joannes a few years back, I also pop-dotted the tree. Not sure if you can tell or not tho. I used my prisma pencils and gamsol to color him in.

July 15, 2008

Riley fishing!! Is he not the cutest little guy ever? I used the prisma pencils along with the gamsol to color. I am trying to get the hang of that technique, having fun playing. Also used the cuttlebug embossing folder and a couple buttons for a little extra.

Riley camping! This card I did the 'making' technique with the tree behind the tent. Still getting the halo effect, not sure what I am doing wrong, but it turned out okay. The fire and flys are stampin up Roughin it set. Tree is from lovely as a tree, and of course 'little Riley'
The minute I seen the stamp of Riley fishing, I knew my stamps by judith stubbie "fish" would be perfect. I sponged the water on, Kinda cute.
This is an older set from stampin up that I always wanted. And finally got online. I love this sentiment along with all them little guys having fun in the pool. Cuttlebugged the background. giga, and mega punches, postage stamp scissors, and coloring with gamsol.
"How does your garden grow".... Kind of a plain card, but I like it the same. I wish I was better at matching papers together for cards, but mine never really turn out good. I also used a stampin up rub-on for the watering can. gamsol coloring

July 9, 2008

I love this little chick... I think it is adorable. I used the cuttlebug on this one as well, and also some basic grey paper. When I went to my first ever stamp convention this spring with my boyfriends mom and sisters, they turned me onto basic grey paper. I never heard of it before. I love those little 6x6 pads.
More of my Judith stamps. This one was fun to make, and so so simple! I also used the liquid pearls on the flowers, and the verse if from stampin up
Who doesn't love the bellas????? ADORABLE!!! I love this one, and I also used my rubber stamp tapestry strawberrie stamps for the corner. (Another stamp company I learned about at the convention!) I colored her with prismas and gamsol.
Yet more Judith stamps.... and the verse is stampin up. So simple, yet it looks kinda classy. I love judith stamps, and stampin up stamps, and ..... well I guess I LOVE all stamps!!!

July 8, 2008

Dorky Bird

With this little fella, I had to laugh. Tall bird, beating Dorky Bird over the head with a hammer. All stamps are judiths except the alphabet. I showed this to my boyfriend, and he's like, "Why is he beating up dorky bird?" I just laughed and said "Cuz he's dorky bird"... Don't get me wrong, I love them both, but this card makes me laugh. Fun to make...


Another Judith stamp I fell in love with, and by the looks of it, this silly giraffe is in love also with all the hearts fluttering around. How could a person not fall in love with a face like that??

Judith Stamps

I made the best trade ever on SCS. A lady traded me a bunch of her Judith stamps for some of my stampin up sets. I LOVE this bird, actually I love all of her stuff, from the birds, to the stubbies. They are all great. Still trying to get the gamsol technique down, but loving it. The hat is pop-dotted.

Over the Hill

Another Riley. This card was so fun to make. I'm not sure who I will give it to, but at least I will have it on hand when someone turns "over the Hill"... He is so dang cute in that little car! I'm glad I am hooked on him as well now. I do my coloring with prisma pencils and the gamsol. I'm still trying to get that perfected, but am having so much fun trying.

Riley loves to Camp

I have seen so many cute "Riley" cards, I jumped on the bandwagon as well, and ordered me a couple. (Well, actually more like 8).. anyway.... I wanted to share the first card I made with him. Thank you Kittie747 for answering all my questions on masking. It will take some practice, but love this technique.

Greetings from the U.P.

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