Wednesday, April 28, 2010

card go-withs

Now presenting the birthday cards to go with the above photos of the gifts. All use Stampin Up paper. The top one is soft sky with handmade mexican amate paper and silk flowers with a K&Co brad in the middle. The next two involve Cuttlebug embossing folders combined with various embellishments. The "live life" stamp is Stamper's Anonymous and the martini glass is Mike's Dollar bin. The last card uses a "happy birthday" font from my stamping friend, Razzleberry; Basic Grey DP and stash embellishments. Hope you all enjoy these cards!

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Birthday Gifts March 2010

Hello out there in blog land! Here are two projects I whipped out for the birthdays of two friends. The top one is a small photo album and I used a Tim Holtz stamp set along with his distress ink in walnut. The accompanying embellishments are from my stash. The lower one is a small journal type book using designer paper, some Tim Holtz distress ink in fired brick. Both of the recipients loved their gifts!
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Saturday, January 30, 2010

here is one of my first Dia de los Muertos cards. This is a special time of the year in Mexico, especially Oaxaca and Michoacan. November 1 and 2 is a time to remember those that have gone on before us. Celebrations with the departed's favorite foods and drinks are huge. The graves are decorated with flowers, foods, candies, toys and other reminders of the departed. The food is for the returning spirits to give them strength on their journey back. I will add more cards to this collection in the future.
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Friday, January 29, 2010

Here is another set of cards from Tia Limon's Tienda. All stamps are from a set of mexican loteria stamps I purchased at the Carson rubber stamp convention several years ago. The cards have various embellishments from my stash. Enjoy!
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Tia Limon's Tienda card

This is a card I made in sets of 5 to sell at a boutique/trunk show I had in October. This card was created using handmade amate paper from Oaxaca, Mexico & SU paper-kiwi kiss. I hand carved the heart stamp and the border a is Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers stamp.
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Thursday, April 2, 2009

Hello all,
here I am back from a vacation-induced stamping hiatus. I am ready to get back into the swing of things soon. Photos of my stamping studio will be forthcoming. But first, a photo of an old card and not a very good photo at that!
Stamper's Anonymous stamp. Distressed with T!m Holtz's Mustard Distress Ink pad. Stampin Up flower stamp.
Back next week with more to share.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Really, I haven't been AWOL, just busy! Trying to complete my stamping studio (sounds lots better than craft/crap room, don't you think?) has taken much more time than I thought! I will search my "archives" for a card to post. It will most likely be so old for me not to remember any details about it! Here we go....
This is a card from my collection. Stamp set -Stampin Ups "Best of Cluck"
Sentiment-that spongy stamp set at the craft store purchased for next-to-nothing!
paper-cranberry crisp, green gable from SU. DP-that giant pack from Costco a few years ago. Ribbon-Dollar bin at Mikes.
So there you go!