Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Totally Awesome!

There is a battle going on hosted by The Greeting Farm. Each team was to submit one "retro" card using colors from an inspiration photo. Mine was not chosen to submit for this week (thankfully because there are some amazing submissions! lol). My team The Crafty Chicks submitted Michelle's card which is soooo groovy and cute. Beth made a super creative card too - that one would have had a great chance of winning too! Anyone can vote - please vote for Michelle's card here so we can make it to the next round!! I think you just have to register.

The letters I used an alpha set from Hero Arts (which I love because it has different fonts and are small which is perfect for cardmaking) and embossed in white. Rhinestones were big in the 80s too, right?? I love this Anya - she's cute. I can't wait to send it out to my friend who has a little daughter and they hang up all my cards. So sweet!!!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Smiling Flowers

Can flowers smile :) ? I just love this Hero Arts set called Big And Small Flowers - played with these flowers again colored with Copics. All stamps, pearls, blue paper are from Hero Arts. I'm ready for spring, but will be squeezing in one last ski trip! Have a great weekend!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Happy Spring!

Happy Spring!! What a beautiful day in Boston! I think the cherry blossoms will be blooming soon. Here is a card to celebrate :) I used all Hero Arts products. I want everything they make - they are such a great stamp company. I am such a big fan and they have such a great blog with contests, flickr group. They are a family business and seem to really care about their customers and employees. I have such respect for them!

I have a flickr page with all the info about the card. You can find it here.

Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Paddy Bear

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Hope you had a fun one. I didn't get a chance to post this at the beginning of the day. But here is PJ from The Cat's Pajamas. I used a SFYTT sketch from i{heart}2stamp blog. The pattern paper is My Mind's Eye and the ribbon is A Muse stitched ribbon. I sent this card to friends who were celebrating all day! Too bad I had to work :).

Friday, March 12, 2010

Big Sunny Flowers

I just got this new clear set from Hero Arts (CL374 Big And Small Flowers). Stamping Around has a color challenge that I used to make this card. Find it here. I happen to have the PTI colors so it was perfect! I took this picture in the evening so I apologize for the terrible photos.

I tried something new with this card - I had bought some Martha Stewart 5x7 notecard/envelopes on sale so I mounted the kraft "card" onto this flat panel. I also decorated the inside, which is rare for me. :) I stamped the flowers on Berry Sorbet and also shaded it with some Copic markers. I used some liquid pearls and white pen to highlight the flowers.

Have a great day!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Hugs from Hugh

Here's another card with Hugh and some Cosmo Cricket Early Bird paper. The sentiment is from Hero Arts. I worked soooo long on Hugh's hair with the Copic markers :). I really want to get the beautiful shading I see on everyone's cards. I'm still trying to figure it out so bear with me ! I got more TGF stamps so I'm very excited!!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Bright Lace

This card features the beautiful Circle Lace stamp from Hero Arts. I embossed it with clear embossing powder on black cardstock. It looked so pretty, but was really hard to see (maybe I'll try a different color cardstock next time). So I sponged some Versamagic silver metallic ink to really make the image stand out.

I really do love this lace and doily trend - so many beautiful stamp sets out right now. It's hard not to want more and more of them!! I don't make many vintage-y cards, so I tried to used bright colors to make it more modern.

I am entering this card to the Moxie Fab World Challenge - look at the inspiration on this post!! You still have time to enter your card! Have a great day!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Anime Birthday Birds

I got to play with these Quickutz die - Anime Birds I think they are called! Really cute! I made this for a special friend whose birthday is today!! The pattern paper is Cosmo Cricket Early Bird. The sketch is from Card Patterns Anniversary Sketch 53. Go and play along - they have a fun blog hop too! I decided to play along with Color Throwdown #83. I have a lot of SU! papers and they always have great color combos to try. You still have plenty of time to play! The sentiment is from Hero Arts clear set and the eyes are their gems as well. Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Krafty Suzette


 Here is Suzette Ketto from Stamping Bella. I hadn't inked her up yet and thought she'd be perfect for Joanne's Blogaversary Week Two Challenge - Sew Krafty. I drool over all the cards she makes - esp with the sewing. Maybe one day when I have a house I can buy a sewing machine :). For now, I did some faux stitching and used some Hambly rubons (on the sentiment). Actually, the pattern papers are from Studio Calico kit from last month. Thought the colors would be pretty with the kraft card stock (SU!). I paper pieced her dress and used some Prima pearls. The sketch is from i{heart}2stamps's SFYTT

Have a great day!