Saturday, June 23, 2007

Going baroque - again!

OK - I couldn't help myself. I was just about ready to put up the stamps and go to bed and another idea hit me w/ this stamp set. So I ran back to the stamp room... and voila!

Instead of putting the stamp set away w/ the others to play... I think I'll leave it out on the table. I have a feeling I might wake up in the middle of the night w/ another idea or two!

Details, details...
Stamp set: Baroque Motifs
Colors: River Rock, Whisper White, Soft Sky, Blue bayou
Techniques: Dazzling Diamonds (using irridescent ice embossing powder)

Like Magic!

My inspiration for the colors on this card came from a strange place tonight.... I was watching a commercial and saw these colors together and it hit me. I'm going to go play w/ my stamp sets instead of watching mind-numbing television. And this is what I came up w/ for my first card.
This is one of the hostess sets (from the Fall/Winter Collection '07 - '08)... and enticing too, isn't it?!
Details, details...
Stamp set: Event Full
Colors: Real Red, Basic Black, Soft Sky and Whisper White
Technique: embossed bunny, streaks made with watercolor wonder crayon (hit w/ blender pen) and topped with glitter

Playing baroquely!

This might just turn out to be one of my favoritest SU! stamp sets eer! And playing w/ these new colors is even giving me some updated wardrobe ideas - but that's for a different blog. THIS, ladies and gentlemen (ok - not sure how many gentlemen will be reading... ahem...), is this season's wedding card!

Take a closer look... that top layer of white has been embossed and then layered w/ some more ink. Can you see?

Details, details...
Stamp sets: Baroque Motifs
Colors: Whisper white, Soft Sky, Blue Bayou, River Rock

Sunday, June 17, 2007

New Hostess Set!

I proudly introduce one of the images of a new and upcoming Level 1 Hostess set (available to earn starting July 1 - ask me how!!!) I just got the set in the mail this week and couldn't wait to play with it! I just made about a dozen of these for upcoming summer birthdays! Can't wait to play w/ the rest of the images in the set!
Details, details...
Colors: Certainly Celery, Blush Blossom, Whisper White
Stamp Set: Event Full

Friday, June 15, 2007

Father's Day

"How true Daddy's words were when he said: "All children must look after their own upbringing." Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands." ~ Anne Frank

Well, I can't quite take credit for this layout. My friend Kaye came up w/ it originally for a guy's graduation card (but with different colors). And I've used this layout over and over lately when making thank you cards, birthday cards and now my Father's Day cards. Thanks Kaye! (See a link to her blog to the right...)

Details, details:
Colors: Not Quite Navy, Old Olive, Marigold Morning, More Mustard, Very Vanilla
Stamp set: Lovely as A Tree, All Year Cheer

Thursday, June 7, 2007

My newest fav card!

Yet again... I've found a new card that I just love... the worst part is that it involves yet another retiring stamp set!!! Grrr....
It's somewhat hard to tell... but there's glitter on the bottom right. I just sprinkled it over versamarked dandelions. Then added a few extra spots of SU!'s Liquid Glue to puff up a few of the dandelions and add more sparkly glitter.
Details, details...
Stamp Sets: All the Best, Sincere Salutations, Dandelion Stampin' Around
Colors: Cool Caribbean, Always Artichoke, Certainly Celery, Marigold Morning, Real Red (brad)



I have been tagged by my buddy Gina ~~ check out her blog link below! Thanks Gina for thinkin' of me! This is the one word answer tag. WHAT?! One word?! I have a hard time playing games that limit by word usage! So, it was a challenge just for me. Here we go:

Yourself: busy
Your Partner: golfer
Your Hair: graying
Your Mother: unique
Your Father: wise
Your Favorite Item: camera
Your Dream Last Night: none
Your Favorite Drink: espresso
Your Dream Car: red
Your Dream Home: spacious
The Room You Are In: office
Your Fear: failure
Where You Want to be in Ten Years: oregon
Who You Hung Out With Last Night: hubby
You’re Not: thin
One of Your Wish List Items: stamps
The Last Thing You Did: baked
You Are Wearing: linen
Your Favorite Weather: cool
Your Favorite Book: self-help
Last Thing You Ate: nachos
Your Life: hectic
Your Mood: content
Your Best Friend: Dork
What Are You Thinking About Right Now: timer (baking)
Your Car: red
What Are You Doing At The Moment: typing
Relationship Status: married
What Is On Your TV: vcr
What Is The Weather Like: windy
When Is The Last Time You Laughed: afternoon

Now... I tag Sher and Amy!!!