Tuesday, September 16, 2008

With Love

I had just a little time this afternoon and it's been forever since I got to play in Kristina Werner's color challenge so I'm taking a shot at it. The base of the card is Vineyard Berry and I stamped the background with Garnet to make it show up a bit more. I just love the Vintage Travel paper pack and I tend to horde it but since the stamps background has all the colors I needed, I decided it was ok to use it :0) The "With Love" label is actually one of the My Stickease that coordinates with that paper pack, so I only did a little stamping for this project. I hope you like it. Thanks for stopping by.

You are Close to My Heart,

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Snowflake Joy

Here's another workshop card for you. I stamped some snowflakes on a piece of pattern paper from the Simple Pleasures paper pack. I first stamped the large snowflake in Twilight ink. The medium snowflakes are in Desert Sand ink and the small snowflakes are in White Daisy.

I stamped Joy in Cocoa ink on another piece of pattern paper from the same paper pack. You can't really tell from the picture, but the snowflake that's the main image is outlined with a glitter gel pen. Of course the snowflake needed a little bling with a little jewel.

I used the stamp set Festive Thoughts for the inside message. Pretty straightforward card and very easy to make. Thanks for stopping by :0)

You are Close to My Heart,

Saturday, September 6, 2008


I was so excited to realize that my calendar was blank for the whole day which meant I could stamp! I pulled out the stamp of the month for Close to My Heart called Treasure Life and made this card. I got the sponging idea from Dawn at Dawn's Stamping Thoughts. First I punched a circle and adhered it to the upper left of my focal point. Then I sponged the entire piece with sunflower ink. I then sponged almost all of the piece with honey ink. I tried to leave the top part lighter around the circle. Then I sponged autumn terracotta more toward the bottom of the piece. Last I took a little bit of cocoa and went around the edges.

The next step is to pull off the circle and it magically looks like the sun. How fun is that? I then finished up the focal piece by stamping two of the floral stamps in cocoa making sure to overlap the sun just a bit. You could finish this off with any message. I used one from the Treasure Life set. The other stamps used on this card are from Legendary Moments (the corner stamp is my absolute favorite) and also a stamp from Spot on Backgrounds.

You are Close to My Heart,


Friday, September 5, 2008

I Think I'm Back

Oh my goodness! How did so much time get away from me? I did have several things hit me all at once. School started back up which means I'm back to work and we did a garage sale on top of that. Son #1 moved out to college leaving an empty room. My office used to be in a room until we adopted two kids so I moved to our bedroom closet. So then it was time for the big shuffle. We moved kids to Son #1's room and office stuff back to where it goes all about the time I started back to work. My office still isn't quite organized, but I'm close and I hope to be in full swing stamping again very shortly.

In the meantime, here's a very simple layout I did for a party. The only stamp set I used was the July Word Puzzle. I created a background stamp by loading several words onto one block. Then after stamping the background in Cranberry I went back with Moonstruck and did the little star. The stripe paper is from the Blue Ribbon paper pack. Because this was for a party and I don't charge for the layout I had to keep the cost down. This is all paper with no bling. I would probably have added some dimensionals to the stars and maybe some ribbon, but I like it this way too. Be sure to click on the picture if you want to get a better look.

Anyway, there you have it. Hopefully I'll be posting more often, now that things are getting organized again.

I think somewhere along the line I received some blog awards that I need to pass on to others so I'll be working on that.

You are Close to My Heart,