Thursday, November 19, 2009

No more Christmas Cards

Is anyone but me getting sick of Christmas Cards? It seems like I've been designing Christmas Cards since July. Oh wait, that's because I have. I have decided to retire my Christmas stamps for the season now. There were a few more Christmas Cards that I did not get around to sharing, but I'll spare you those this year.  On with other fun cards now!

The card I have for you today is a birthday card that uses On a Pedestal. It was kind of putsy putting together because of all the coloring and cutting out, but I like how it turned out.  The top note is actually one stamp that I colored and stamped repeditively using the Stamp-a-ma-jig.  This is the first time that I purposed pulled it out to help with the creation of a card. Colors used were Pixie Pink, Certainly Celery, and Apricot Appeal. I also used Dazzling Diamonds and the Top Note Die.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Another Quick Sample

Here is a quick card that I made that shows another use for the ornament punch. This is not an original idea, but rather my take on it. I also used Pocket Sillouettes and Teeny Tiny Wishes. Colors are Night of Navy and Whipser White. Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Christmas Card Share

I'm back (for now). Sorry it's been a while, but life has happened and I'm not sure where the time goes. Anyways, here is a quick Christmas Card share using Serene Snowflakes. Colors are Basic Gray, Bermuda Bay, and Whisper White.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Medallion Sample

Today I'm taking a break from the Stamp A Stack samples because I think I'm going to redesign of the cards that I made on Monday before I share it with you.

Here is a sample I made using the Medallion stamp, Stampin' Up!'s most popular stamp. I used a technique that as many names, none of which I can remember right now, but basically what I did was stamp the image on DSP in Versamark and then embossed it with clear embossing power. I then used my brayer and inked over the entire piece of paper and where the image was embossed, the DSP shows through. The colors used were Pale Plum and Rich Razzleberry.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Another Stamp A Stack Option

Sorry it took me so long to get this up. My photographer was sick and didn't have time to get me the pictures last week. Yes, I know I could have taken the pictures myself, but I was too lazy. That's why I have a photographer :o) Anyways, this was the last of the Stamp A Stack cards I designed a couple of weekends ago, but have no fear because I was at it again last night and will share those later this week.

First, the Christmas card that features Serene Snowflakes, Four the Holidays, Certain Celery, Bashful Blue, and Cameo Coral.

Now, the non Christmas card, which feature Flight of the Butterfly, Inspired by Nature and same colors as above. I did also use by big shot for the circles (Circles #2).

 And as always, the two of them together.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Day 5 of Stamp A Stack Options

Today's layout is a total CASE from the 2009/2010 IBC. The only changes I made was the stamped images so I did not have to clean stamps in between stamping the different images. The stamp set is Holiday Blitz and sentiment from Snow Swirled. The colors used are So Saffron, Rose Red, Old Olive, and Pixie Pink.

The non-holiday card uses the same stamp set and colors.

And finally, the two of them together.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Stamp A Stack Day 4

Today I have two cards with similar layouts but different feels. The Christmas Card uses Lovely As Tree (yes, I finally broke down a purchased this set) and Delightful Decorations. The colors are Rich Razzleberry and Chocolate Chip.

The non-Christmas one use Autumn Days with the same colors, but instead of tiling the squres to look like a window pane, they are four separate stamped images.

And again, here are the two together.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Stamp A Stack Day 3

Today I have another Snow Swirled card to share with you. I don't plan on having both at my Stamp A Stack, but I think I'm going to have problems picking which one to use, maybe you guys can help me.

Here is the Christmas card (I've actually shared this with you before, but here it is again as a refresher). Colors used were Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, and Bermuda Bay.

Here is the first "everyday" card that I designed, again using the same layout and Circle Circus and Thank You Kindly.

Again, trying to think outside of the box, I came up with this card, which I think I like better. It uses Fifth Avenue Floral.

Finally, here are the three together.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Stamp A Stack Day Two

Today, the cards that I'm going to be sharing again use the same supplies and similiar layout, or at least two of them do. I actually came up with two "everyday" cards after I tried to think outside the box and come up with a different layout from the Christmas card for the "everyday" layout. I don't think I'm a huge fan of the different layout though, but you can judge for yourself.

First here is the Christmas card, using Snow Swirled and Four the Holidays for the stamp sets. Colors are Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay, Soft Suede and Whisper White.

Here is the first "everyday" card the I designed, using almost the exact layout and Circle Circus and Thank You Kindly stamp sets.

And then I decided that maybe I shouldn't make all the cards look alike. Just because they use the same supplies does not mean they need to have the same layout. Here came the challenge. Here is what I came up with using Wow Flowers and I think I still like the Circle Circus card better.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Stamp A Stack Options

My aunts are hosting a Stamp a Stack for me the beginning of December and want to do Christmas cards. Some of the usual guests however, send the picture Christmas cards and are not interested in making Christmas cards, so I try to design cards that are versatile. By versatile, I mean cards that can be made up to be a Christmas card or an everyday card with the same supplies. This weekend I had some design time and I will be showcasing the cards that I came up with this week. Hope you enjoy!

The first card is a simple card and features the Mover and Shakers Big Shot Die. The supplies used for both cards is pretty obvious, Rich Razzleberry for the base and then Whisper White for the punched out shapes. I also used the Elegant Bouquet impressionz folder and white organza ribbon.

Here is the Christmas Card, using the ornament punch and Delightful Decorations.

And here is an "everyday" card using the same basic supplies. The stamp set used for the hearts was Snow Swirled.

And here are the two together.

I hope you enjoyed today's cards and stay tuned tomorrow for another share.

I won (again!)

The Halloween card shown here, was picked as the most favorite swap. I used this card for a swap that was to be black and another color. The swap host's husband picked his favorite and it was me!!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Fall Colors

Here is a quick card that I made for a Fall colors swap. I used Best Wishes and More for the stamp set. Colors were all in colors: Crushed Curry, Dusty Durango, Rich Razzleberry, and Soft Suede.

And just a little side note, my beloved Minnesota Vikings are play their rival Green Bay Packers today, so GO VIKES!