Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Come On Spring!

I'm so proud of how this card turned out. The background stamp is by Make An Impression and there is a whole line of stamps for this type of project. You color in the background. Then you purchase a little punch and punch out all the flowers. I used three shades of blue/purple. This particular punch (sorry there is no company name on it) punches 3 little flowers at once so it went pretty quickly. You sort of bend them a little to shape and just glue on. Next time I'm at the stamp store I'm going to get another because I just think this is such a cool technique! Hope you enjoy it!

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Template for Easter Shaped Basket

With a little help from a friend, I put a thumbnail on Splitcoast Stampers for the little Easter Basket. You can find it under Templates in the Forums. I knew there had to be a better way! So now I'll know how to do that in the future. Learning new things each day! Have a super card to show you tomorrow. See you then!

Template Question

Well a couple of you asked for the Easter basket template and I thought I could just upload it like a photo but the blog does not accept pdf files. Does anyone know a work-around this? I am more than willing to share it! Remember I am a newbie at this!!!

Monday, February 25, 2008

A few more cards......

I think I'm getting the hang of uploading pictures and so far so good. I have a few more cards to share that I made recently and I hope you enjoy them. There's also a different shot of the little Easter Basket card. If anyone is interested in the template let me know. Any of you readers out there have a comment I'd love to hear it and any hints or tips to help me figure out the whole blog thing would really be appreciated. I hope the weather where you are is as beautiful as it is here! Enjoy your day!

Glitter Glitter Everywhere!!!

I decided to try a little Easter Basket. I got the SU template from my new friend Mel Check out her blog for some wonderful cards and ideas. Of course I couldn't make it easy. I decided to cut the template into two parts. I made the egg shaped part from very sturdy green cardstock which I proceeded to glitter using Martha Stewart glitter applied after covering the surface (I thought) with Pallette Stamp and Stick Glue Pad. This was the first time I used this Pallette product and I thought it would be very straightforward. WRONG!!! The first coat, after heating, did not cause enough of the glitter to stick for good coverage. Had no choose but to apply again and heat and, of course, now I have a stamp and stick pad full of green glitter. Anybody know what you can do with this if anything??? Anyway I finally decided to try SU's Heat and Stick powder which gave me the coverage I needed. Go figure.

The reason I made two templates from the one was that I had some printed paper with grass on it so I made the sides of the basket with the grass paper. I'm not sure how clear that is in the picture but it looks really neat. So after getting the whole thing taped together, I added some green spanish moss and an old PSX image of a bee skep on the front. Kind of an adult image but this would be really cute with some bunnies, easter images, etc for children. Well, hey, adults need Easter baskets too, right!!!!

Sunday, February 24, 2008

A Couple Cards

These are two cards I made recently. One is a cross cross with pansy paper from Mike's and the other is the first gatefold card I did that didn't quite make it! Got the fold wrong but thought I'd show it anyway. Keeps me humble. Back with more later.

Hello out there in Blogland!

I have decided to jump on the blog-wagon! Once I get going and figure the whole thing out, I hope to share a little about me and my work. I so enjoy reading other stampers blogs and enjoy their creations and their stories. This is all very new to me and I hope my readers will be patient as I learn the ropes. Have no idea how to even upload a card creation or anything else! May even eventually change the name of the blog depending on what I decide to post. Looking forward to this new adventure.