Saturday, January 31, 2009

Saturday Sketch

Happy Saturday! I'm delighted to say I managed to do the Saturday Sketch this week. I really miss stamping these days. It's rare that I find time to do any. I have to say those pregnancy hormones have destroyed most of my creative juices! I even cheated with this card. The main image is an old one from the set Meet Me at the Cafe by My Favorite Things. I've had the main panel stamped, colored, and even mounted on the olive cardstock for probably a year now. The awning is stamped on a scrap of patterned paper, cut out, and mounted over the main image with dimensionals. The coloring is done with my SU! markers (before I had my Copics). Even if I cheated, it felt good to get something put together last night. It was just about the only time I've been vertical this week. I've been home sick with a terrible cold since Tuesday afternoon. I don't remember the last time I had such a bad cold. Did me in, I tell ya! I'm still recovering. Hope you all are faring better against the germs!
{Bon Amie recipe}
Stamps: Meet Me at the Cafe by MFT
Ink: Palette Noir
Paper: Pink Pirouette, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Basic Black, patterned paper ?
Accessories: gold brads, kiwi buttons, 1" and 1 1/8" circle punches, nestabilities, SU! markers
Check out what the other girls did with Lauren's sketch this week:
I actually felt good enough today that I've photographed my January Stamp Club cards from a few weeks back and have set up posts for this week. Yay!
Now, I have to get busy with February's cards. I just realized that I have clubs again starting later this week! I love having all the gals over, but where does the time go? I can't even fathom how I was doing this and card classes and working in my real life before pregancy!!!! Will my mojo ever come back????

Sunday, January 18, 2009

December Stamp Club Cards

These are the cards we made last month at December's stamp club. Looking at them now...I'm so sick of winter weather. Usually we make a token snowman or snowflake card in January, but I did all Valentine cards for January's club. Couldn't stand to make anymore winter cards.{Christmas Trio recipe}
Stamps: Big on Christmas
Ink: Basic Black
Paper: PTI white, whisper white
Accessories: SU! markers, stickles, 5/8" grograin ribbon in real red, brocade blue, and certainly celery

{Holiday Wishes recipe}
Stamps: Just Celebrate
Ink: Basic Black, Baja Breeze
Paper: PTI white, basic black
Accessories: Snow Flurries, paper piercer, blender pen, designer brad, pumpkin pie marker

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Look What I Found!

Happy New Year! As I was going through my photos, I discovered my November Stamp Club cards, which I apparently never posted. I also have my December Club cards that I need to post too. So, here are the cards we made at our November club.

This first is actually a gift card holder. I found very good directions on Dawn Olchefske's blog. I can't find the direct link now, but you can email me ( if you want the directions. I have them in a Word document. {Santa Gift Card Holder recipe}
Stamps: Deer Friends, Polka Dot
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Whisper White Craft
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Whisper White, Basic Black, Kiwi Kiss
Accessories: circle punches, scallop circle punch
This Thanksgiving type card is a case of Sharon Johnson. I would link you to the original card, hers was way cuter, but apparently Splitcoast has changed their format slightly. When I print out cards I want to case, I simply include the stamper's name. If I case their card, I go to the gallery for the particular stamp set and search for their name. I guess I can't search that way any longer.
I like this card because it's a pocket card. This one uses a 5.5" x 8.5" piece of cardstock, which is then scored and folded to create the pocket. If you change the dimensions on this card, you can create a smaller version that would also make a cute gift card holder.
{Thankful Thoughts recipe}
Stamps: Thankful Thoughts
Ink: Basic Black, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Tangerine Tango
Paper: Tangerine Tango, Old Olive, Whisper White
Accessories: black brads, aqua painter, round tab punch, Classic inks for watercoloring

I cased this next card from Jenn Diercks. I like this one because it's simple and easy to mass produce. Think Christmas cards for next year. Jenn's card had some paper piercing, and I thought another way to dress it up would be to add some glitter.
{Merry Christmas recipe}
Stamps: Lovely As A Tree, All Holidays
Ink: Always Artichoke, Bravo Burgandy
Paper: Very Vanilla, Always Artichoke
Accessories: 5/8" burgandy ribbon

I will make my best effort to get back on track with blogging here in the new year! :-)