Saturday, February 14, 2009

Valentine's Day Saturday Sketch

Happy Valentine's Day!

Do you have special plans with your sweetie? We are going to afternoon tea together. Yes, he will actually do this with me, AND he'll enjoy it! I'm so LUCKY! I told my hubby that I didn't want a gift (preparing to be poor...relatively speaking), I just wanted an organized garage. We have so much junk (read: he keeps so much junk that just piles up), and we (he) never seems to go through it or at least doesn't make much of a dent. He did put together some Costco shelves a few weeks back, and today we threweverything into a box and onto a shelf. At some point, we (mostly he) will actually have to go through the boxes, but in the meantime, it feels much more organized. I have several other organizing tasks on my to do list. All this is leading up to clearing out a bunch of stuff from the baby room so that we actually can put together the nursery. Is this what they call "nesting" perhaps? Well, onto today's sketch...

For this card, I used Karen Lockhart's beautiful rosebud cupcake stamp. I colored the image with my Copics, ran a glaze gel pen over the rosebuds, and also added a few stickles. You can't really see the glaze or stickles in this photo though. The sentiment and little hearts are from a Stampendous clear stamp Cupcake set. Belatedly, I realized that I won't be giving this valentine to my cupcake. It's really just too girly to make a good valentine for a boy! Oh well!
{For You Cupcake recipe}
Stamps: Karen Lockhart rosebud cupcake, Stampendous
Ink: Palette Noir
Paper: Pink Pirouette, Whiper White, some random double-sided pattern paper from my stash
Accessories: paper flowers, Build-a-Brad, Marvy square scallop punch

Be sure to check out the other designs for today's sketch:
Lauren Meader
Tamara Harder
Maria Levine
Dawn Easton
Kirsten Dubosque
Kristy Vernon
MacKenzie Bruckler
Alicia Weiman

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, February 6, 2009

January Stamp Club Card #3

A whole week of regular blog posting. Can you even believe it??? This card is made with one of my all time favorite SU! stamp sets, Always. The hearts are stamped in craft ink and clear embossed. The background is stamped tone on tone with Pink Pirouette. {Always recipe}
Stamps: Always
Ink: Pink Pirouette, Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie craft, Regal Rose craft
Paper: Regal Rose, Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, and Sweet Always DSP
Accessories: chocolate chip grograin ribbon, clear embossing powder

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

January Stamp Club Card #2

I love this little latte image. Going for coffee is one of my all time favorite activities...not that I drink coffee, I don't. I just love hanging out in coffee places. This quick, simple card can easily be turned into a gift card holder for a coffee gift card. I love the patterned paper on this one. It comes from the Fall/Winter catalog level three hostess set with the Seasonal Icons stamp set. {Love You a Latte}
Stamps: Pun Fun, Seasonal Icons
Ink: Basic Black, Pink Pirouette
Paper: PTI White, Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, DSP from Seasonal Icons hostess bundle
Accessories: blender pen

Monday, February 2, 2009

January Stamp Club Card #1

Remember how I said I was sick of winter? I wasn't kidding. All of my January club cards were Valentine's Day cards, starting with this little guy. Isn't he cute? Since I wasn't quite with it enough to order any new Stampin' Up! stuff over the holidays (and still haven't yet), I had to make due with my current stash. Okay, it's not like I'm lacking in the stamp department, but new stuff is just so much fun. This elephant is from last year's Valentine Bundle set called Happy Heart Day. I used markers to color in the grass, stems, hearts and ear, then used a blender pen and gray ink to color in the elephant. Stickles on the hearts makes for a little sparkle. {Unforgettable Friend recipe}
Stamps: Happy Heart Day
Ink: Basic Black, Going Gray
Paper: PTI white, Real Red, Basic Black
Accessories: black gingham ribbon, black brad, stickles, blender pen, markers in Garden Green, Real Red, and Pretty in Pink