Friday, October 31, 2008

New Stamps

I got some new stamps off Ebay. I look on there all the time, but very rarely actually bid on anything. I am SO happy with this purchase. I got a set of 239 stamps for $32. I think that is a pretty good deal!
All the stamps used in this card are from the new stash. I love the monochromatic look and the placements on here. Used the ink to match the Eggplant cardstock on all stamping. Then used a paler color for framing the two stamped pieces. Added a Vanilla sheer ribbon and was done.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


I know what you're thinking....."That's not exactly trendy!" What you may not know is that it is a prop for my clowning costume. I decided to really make my clown costume better for wearing this Halloween and am hoping to do some clowning around town after Halloween. I was thinking of visiting a children's home, nursing home, etc.

I took a piece of red fabric and doubled it over then doubled it over again, a little longer to make a two-tiered gathered piece. Then I sewed it and gathered it and sewed again at the right length. then took piece and sewed it over the collar to make it finished on the top. I'm not a great seamstress, but think this will add a big punch to the clown costume! Now if I could just find a shirt I like to go under it!!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Ornament Trio Card

I got the inspiration for this card here.

It's supposed to be three ornaments. Sometimes they just do not look as good in real life as they do in my head! I stamped the three ornaments on ivory paper in burgundy ink. Then I colored them in with pencils. I punched out the three circles wiith the only size circle punch I had (I think it looks much better in the example with different sizes). I stamped on the burgundy bow and used a ruler and marker for the hangers. Then stamped the grey cardstock with the linen background and Versa Mark Ink and a sentiment. I put the ornaments in place and then glued down the grey piece to a burgundy card. Ta da!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Sweet Little Card

I was inspired by a cute little card my sister gave me, made with the same set-up but different stamps/colors than this. I wanted to do a baby card with this plaid paper and this is what I came up with. I stamped the baby 3 times, colored her in different colors from the plaid background. I used a deckle edge for the patterned paper and the pink cardstock. I stamped the sentiment on the green that matched, framed it in white, and added the button. The button really makes the card in this case. I was really not liking it at all until I put the button on.