Friday, June 29, 2012

Sponged Serene Silhouettes

Today's cards are a couple of masculine cards I made using the stamp set Serene Silhouettes and also using the sponging and masking techniques.  Have I mentioned before that I love this set and I love sponging? lol I really enjoyed making both of these cards.  This first one was inspired by Jess and you can visit her blog here.  I liked the design and colors of her card and went on to create my own version of it.  Thanks for the inspiration, Jess!  

This second card is similar to one I did a while back for one of my stamp a stacks and a Red Hot Stamper's sketch challenge (check it out here).  Because I really liked that card I decided to give that same idea a try again with my new stamp set.  I actually had the whole card done and thought maybe I could add the sun or moon to this pic, so I punched out a circle and started sponging away again.  Didn't take much to darken things up a little so you could see the "sun".  Then I did the same thing down at the bottom for the reflection.  I still haven't decided if it's the sun or moon yet though. lol 

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

1st Card

Stamp Sets:  Serene Silhouettes & Curly Cute
Card Stock:  Elegant Eggplant, Island Indigo & Whisper White
Classic Stampin' Pads:  Basic Black, Elegant Eggplant & Island Indigo
StazOn:  Black
Embossing Folder:  Square Lattice
Punch:  Circle (Don't remember what size! lol)

2nd Card

Stamp Set:  Serene Silhouettes
Card Stock:  Soft Suede, Crumb Cake & Very Vanilla
Classic Stampin' Pads:  Soft Suede, Crumb Cake & River Rock
Punch:  Circle (Don't remember which size for this one either)

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Serene Silhouettes Sunset

Today's card is my favorite one from the Serene Silhouettes group that I made, and I just couldn't wait to post it anymore. :)  If you follow my blog at all you'll notice I like to do a lot of sponging on my cards.  Seldom do I make a card that doesn't have some sort of sponging effect on it.  This card's inspiration comes from looking to the west as the sun is setting and seeing the beautiful rainbow of colors.  That's what I tried to recreate here.  As I was looking to the west the other night I realized I have the colors in the wrong order...ha ha.  Oh well!  I've wanted to make another card, so I guess I'll be trying again one of these days.  Guess I just wanted the darker colors toward the bottom.  We'll see what happens with my next try.

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Stamp Set:  Serene Silhouettes & Thoughts of You
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Classic Stampin' Pads:  Rose Red, Calypso Coral, Tango Tangerine,
Gumball Green, Island Indigo & Basic Black
Image stamped with StazOn Black
Punches:  Oval & Circle 
Embossing Folder:  Square Lattice
Sizzlit:  Beautiful Wings
Jewels:  Basic Pearls


Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Serene Silhouettes Samples

Here are a couple more cards I made for my upline's open house last week using the set Serene Silhouettes.  Love this set!  You can do so much with it as you'll see with a few more cards that I'll be showing you this week...or maybe next week. 

I think this first card is a nice soft one and very easy to make.  I did get the design from someone, but can't seem to find it again...err!  I'll look for it and post it when I find it again.  I finally found it! lol  The design is from Deb Currier and you can check out her card here.

This one was a little more work, but I loved how it turned out.  I stamped with a couple of different colors on whisper white, sponged all over it, then stamped it againgwith versa mark slightly over the colors and embossed it with white embossing powder.

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Sorry no recipes today.  I just needed a break from it, plus I don't have any of my samples anymore and I don't remember all the colors of ink I used.  How horrible is that! lol

Sunday, June 24, 2012


It's Sunday and time for another Red Hot Stamper's sketch challenge.  I loved today's sketch and how this card turned out...hope you all like it too. :)  I must admit I had a few ideas going through my head, so it took me a bit to decide which one to do.  That's always a good thing.  Better than trying to come up with one idea and wishing it would pop in a little faster! lol  To see a few other sketches head over to the Red Hot Stamper's blog here.

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Stamp Set:  Elements of Style & Just Believe
Card Stock:  Rich Razzleberry, Always Artichoke & Very Vanilla
Classic Stampin' Pads:  Rich Razzleberry, Always Artichoke,
Crumb Cake & So Saffron
Blender Pens
Embossing Folder:  Vintage Wallpaper
Punches:  Modern Label, Word Window, 
Extra Lg. Tag & Lg. Tag
Ribbon:  1/2" Seam Binding in Crumb Cake
Shimmer Paint:  Champagne Mist

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Delicate Doilies and Serene Silhouettes

Today I have 3x3 thank you's in a gift box and a small gift bag (perfect for any kind of chocolate! lol) to show you.  I really enjoyed making the cards and box because I was just staring out with my first of sixteen things. lol  My gift bag was the last thing, but I didn't want to just do cards.  Yup, I was running out of steam (and time), but loved every minute I had to sit and create everything.  It had been so long since I was able to take a couple of days to be crafty for more than one quick thing at a time.  

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

3x3 Thanks You's

Stamp Sets:  Serene Silhouettes & My Friend
Card Stock:  2012-2013 In Colors & Whisper White
Classic Stampin' Pads:  2012-2013 In Colors
Punches:  Word Window, 1 /14" Circle & 1 3/8" Circle
Sizzlit:  Delicate Doilies
Ribbon:  3/8" Taffeta in Whisper White
Shimmer Paint:  Champagne Mist

Gift Bag

Stamp Set:  Field Flowers
Card Stock:  Island Indigo & Whisper White
Classic Stampin' Pad:  Island Indigo
Bigz Die:  Fancy Favor 
Sizzlit:  Delicate Doilies
Ribbon: 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon in Island Indigo

Friday, June 22, 2012

Forever & Always

Today's card is one of the last of eight cards/projects that I came up with using the Delicate Doilies Sizzlets Die.  I couldn't wait to post this one because it's one of my favorites. lol  Anyway, I had decided cut the blue doily out, put heat and stick powder on it, then dazzling diamonds to see if I liked it.  I did like it, but didn't know what I was going to do with the piece so I set it aside.  I finally decided to put it with all white and make it into a wedding card.  I also said I had wanted to start doing some sketch challenges again and thought this card would be perfect for the SU-Only Fancy Frills challenge.

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Card Stock:  Marina Mist & Whisper White
Versa Mark Pad
Embossing Folder:  Vintage Wallpaper
Embosslit:  Beautiful Wings
Sizzlits:  Delicate Doilies
Ribbon:  5/8" Organza in Whisper White
Heat & Stick Powder & Dazzling Diamonds
Jewels:  Basic Pearls
Shimmer Paint:  Champagne Mist

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Book Markers and Boxes...

Well, it's been a while since I've posted regularly.  Let's see if I can break that habit and get into the swing of things again.  The rest of this week and into next week I'll be posting a couple of pics each day of the things I made for my upline's open house.  I made eight things using the new Serene Silhouettes set and eight using the new Delicate Doilies Sizzlet, so that will give me a few days worth of posts.  Now let's see if I can add a sketch challenge in here every now and then too.  I wanted to make something more than just cards so I started with a set of book markers using each of the stamps along with sayings from a few other sets that are in the current catalog.

I know it's a little early for Christmas, but I wanted to copy something similar to what I made a while back using the Paper Doily die, but this one was smaller and much easier!  I made another ornament and box to put it in where you can see through the cover.  It takes a little bit of work, but it wasn't difficult at all.  

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Book Markers

Stamp Set:  Serene Silhouettes
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Classic Stampin' Pads:  Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi & Pacific Point
Edgelits: Adorning Accents
Ribbon:  3/8" Taffeta in Whisper White
Embossing Powder:  White

Christmas Ornament and Box

Card Stock:  Cherry Cobbler & Whisper White
Classic Stampin' Pad:  Cherry Cobbler
Sizzlit: Delicate Doilies
Ribbon:  1/2" Seam Binding in Cherry Cobbler
Shimmper Paint:  Champagne Mist

Sunday, June 17, 2012


Well, it's Father's Day today and what did I forget to do?  Give my dad his card yesterday because he's gone today!  I can't believe I did that, but it's too late now.  :(  So now on to today's Red Hot Stamper's card.  It's far from a Father's Day card though. lol  I really liked this sketch because I was able to quickly figure out and make what I wanted.  I did flip it though because that's what looked better with the set I used.  To see a few other cards with this sketch click here.

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Stamp Sets:  My Friend & Curly Cute
Card Stock:  Calypso Coral & Whisper White
Classic Stampin' Pad:  Calypso Coral
Punches:  1 1/4" Circle & 1 3/8" Circle
Embossing Powder:  White

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Yup, you know it's Sunday because I'm finally posting again for another Red Hot Stamper's Sketch challenge.  I had to think a little bit for today's card, but I knew I wanted it to be for a bridal shower because my niece is here from out of state and we have a shower for her today. 
 For a few other cards check out the Red Hot Stamper's blog here.

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Stamp Sets:  Bordering on Romance & Curly Cute
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Classic Stampin' Pads:  Island Indigo & Gumball Green
Embossing Folder:  Designer Frames
Blender Pens
Embossing Powder:  White

Sunday, June 3, 2012


Today's card is for another Red Hot Stamper's sketch challenge.  It's a good thing I have these challenges or I might only get around to posting something once a month! lol  Anyway, I finally got around to buying a few new stamps sets...even though they aren't "new" they're new to me and in the 2012-2013 catalog! :)  And this is the first one I dug into.  Check out a few other cards with this design at the Red Hot Stamper's blog here.  

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Stamp Set:  Field Flowers
Card Stock:  Soft Suede, Rich Razzleberry & Very Vanilla
Classic Stampin' Pad:  Rich Razzleberry
Punches:  1 3/8" Square, 1 1/4" Square & Scallop Trim Border