Monday, July 26, 2010

So, after almost 2 years, I'm back again to my blog!

This is the launch of a business adventure. I am going to start making invitations for any occasion!

The card you see here was for a friend at work who was having a bachelorette party.

I will be posting a new design as often as I can. You can choose any one that I post or customize one for your needs. Send me an email anytime! Thanks!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Well, after a long break from doing projects for fun, I'm back!

Here is today's Technique Lover's Challenge from SCS: The template and tutorial can be found on the website.

But, here's how I created mine. I first printed out the template on Whisper White cardstock and then stamped it with the Paisley stamp using Certainly Celery ink. I added pointsettias in Bravo Burgundy from the Season of Joy stamp set. I added Dazzling Diamonds to the centers of the flowers. I used Always Artichoke ink and a sponge for the edges of the tree. I then added felt flowers and half pearls using mini glue dots. I stamped "Merry Christmas" using the Fancy Flexible Phrases stamp set in Always Artichoke ink. I punched the sentiment out using the small oval punch and then used the large oval punch to mat that with Bravo Burgundy cardstock. I added dimensionals under the sentiment. I created a tree topper with the Pretties Kit using a hat pin, crystals and pearl. Then hat pin has a loop at the top which will be perfect for hanging on my Christmas tree!

Happy Stamping! :-) Nicole

Friday, August 22, 2008

This was this week's Sketch Challenge on Splitcoast

This card size is 4 1/2" x 4 1/2". I first started by stamping the hummingbird (Pretty Amazing stamp set) and coloring her with Bashful Blue. I used my Versamarker and clear embossing powder and heat set it. I used my brayer to color the grass and sky. I stamped flowers in Sage Shadow in the grass area and the leaves were stamped with Brilliant Blue. I used Close to Cocoa to sponge around the edge. This had a wonderful surprise effect because it looks like a window. I wasn't expecting that! LOL

I finished the card by matting the main image twice, added flowers and the sentiment.

Thanks for visiting and happy stamping! :-) Nicole

This card was made for Tuesday's Color Challenge on Splitcoast We were to use Blush Blossom, Close to Cocoa and Ruby Red. I rarely use Blush Blossom and this was a great color combo!

I used the SU! stamp set called Time Well Spent. It was a hostess stamp set from the 2008 catalog. I rarely see the tulips in this set used, so I decided to feature them on this card. I also used Circle of Friendship for the sentiment.

Look closely at the bottom of the card and you will see the dry embossing. I used the Classy Brass template called Seeing Spots.

The flowers were simply colored with markers and I added Stickles on the stamens for a little bling. I used a Nestibilities for matting the main image.

Thanks for visiting and happy stamping!

:-) Nicole

Friday, August 15, 2008

Well, I've been really lazy about posting to my blog! Sorry about that! Here are some cards that I've done since my last post. If you would like the details on how to create these, you can leave a comment and I will let you know the details! Thanks for visiting and I will try to be better at updating!
Happy Stamping!
:-) Nicole

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Since I didn't get around to stamping yesterday (weep, weep) I had to combine 2 challenges today. So this is yesterday's Sketch Challenge and today's Ways to Use it Challenge on Splitcoast

And actually, I didn't follow the sketch exactly....ooops!

But, the Ways to Use it challenge called for us to use Scraps only. So, I started with one of my favorite patterned papers called Vintage Workshop. I think EK Success made the paper, but I'm not positive on that. I used my sanding block to sand the edges of the 3 center panels for a faux mat. I matched the colors of the paper to SU! colors which are Bordering Blue and Mellow Moss. I stamped all of the images with Staz-on Brown ink. Colored them in with SU! markers. I used my Versamarker for the main image, applied clear embossing powder and heat set it. I then used a sponge for the grass using Mellow Moss. The blue sky was created by inking up my brayer with Bordering Blue ink, rolled it once onto scrap paper and then applied to the image. I still found it too dark of a blue, so I used White Craft ink and a sponge to lighten the sky and then dabbed more white ink for a cloud look. I heat set it so it would dry faster.

The flowers in the pot were colored with SU! markers and then cut out. I taped it to the sentiment. Finally, I added the mini buttons.

Happy Stamping!

:-) Nicole

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Well, after a short but incredible trip to California, I am back! It's good to be home and stamping again.

This was today's Color Challenge on SplitCoast

We were to use Groovy Guava, Sahara Sand and Whisper White. The Sahara Sand layer on my card was stamped on the front AND back with the Canvas stamp. Then on the front I added the flower stamp from Fresh Fillers. I rolled the edge of the paper over and stapled it 3 times at the top and once on the bottom. I stamp a verse from Curvy Verses for my main image and matted that onto Groovy Guava and used my corner rounder punch to make the scallop edge. I used WeRMemory Keepers snaps for an accent on the scallop. I matted that onto Whisper White and used dimensionals under it.

I then dyed my white grosgrain ribbon with Groovy Guava ink refill and water. When that dried, I added Whisper White cardstock to the edge and attached the ribbon with a Prima flower and silver brad. The flower and brad was probably the hardest to do on this card because I wrapped the prongs of the brad around the ribbon and poked myself a couple of times! OUCH! LOL!

Happy Stamping!

:-) Nicole