Friday, October 30, 2009

Wedding Card

This card was made for my mother-in-law to give to her niece. You see, Lauren and Scott just got engaged a couple of month's ago and a few weekends past Lauren's mom and dad threw an engagement party for them. Congratulations to Lauren and Scott!!!

This card was made using Stampin' Up Whisper White paper and other various Stampin' Up paper. I also used Ranger Ink Bridal Tinsel embossing powder both on the wedding dress image and the lavender card in underneath. I topped it off with a satin ribbon also from Stampin' Up and a brad.

I stamped the wedding dress using Ranger Ink Perfect Medium Embossing Ink and then put the embossing powder over and used polyurethane to seal the glitter.
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Thursday, August 13, 2009

What the Heck is a Stickle?

Recently, I have been marketing and promoting Ranger Inks Stickles and in return I have received the questions, "What the heck is a Stickle?" Stickles is a Ranger Ink product and it is glitter glue and it enhances images and adds sparkle to paper craft projects. I have been using Stickles for over a year now and really like the finished results that have been achieved. Last year I used Yellow and Black Diamond Stickles to enhance an image of a bee that I stamped on to some greeting cards.

Currently, I am working on Christmas cards and you can see the extra sparkle that has been achieved to the tree image. What was extra cool was that last weekend when I was working on my Christmas Trees I discovered that the Stickles that are simply titled Pink, match perfectly with Stampin' Ups Razzle Rasberry in color. I have Pink colored Stickles available and on sale now in my Etsy shop.

A Christmas Tree In Stampin' Ups Razzle Rasberry paper, Whisper White Craft ink and outlined in Icicles Stickles.

Santa is one of Stampin' Ups newest Stamps. (I am a Stampin' Up customer only. If you live in south Chandler and are looking for a demonstrator please contact me and I will be able to give you a wonderful demonstrator's name.) Ink was done in Glorious Green, Choc. Chip, Brilliant Blue and Basic Black. The corner leaves were given extra color using Holly Stickles.

Snowmen and snow balls were filled in using Diamond Stickles. They give off a pinkish tintand is really pretty.

What else makes Stickles so special is the fine applicator tip. Because the tip is small, it is very easy to control the amount that comes out of the bottle. You can write, draw, dot, dash and so much more. If you have any questions on the color or anything else, please contact me @

Thursday, July 9, 2009

A New Dimension

I've started a new dimension to my card project and to my Etsy store. I now have Stickles and alchol inks including gold and silver metallic mixatives. You can see above the effects of adding the metallic mixative to alcoholic inks.

It is simple too. I take my Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Applicator and add some applicator felt (which fits perfectly to my applicator and then I dab some Adirondack Ink to the applicator. I then add some Metallic Mixatives to the color to give the ink a polished stone effect or marbling effect. I tended to add some more color over top of the metal ink to get a good amount of color on the paper.

I also wanted to show off my new line of glitter glue called Stickles. So I stamped a butterfly in Old Olive Stamin' Up ink. I then filled in the butterfly using Turquoise Stickles. I outlined the antennae with Crystal Ice Ice Stickles. I didn't want to cut out the butterfly so instead I used the Stampin' Up Scallop circle punch. I was going to add it on top of regular paper but I saw some glossy paper that I had sprayed some Adirondack Color Wash Stream to and thought the butterfly would look beautiful against that paper. I then saw my other paper that I had colored using the Yellow Sunshine, Orange Sunset and Purple Twilight and thought that would make a beautiful card for this butterfly. Therefore, I cut it down to size (5 1/2 x 8 1/2) scored it in half so the size is 5 1/2 x 4 1/4. I thought this would make colorful birthday card so pulled out my "On Your Birthday" set from Stampin' Up and stamped using the Stazon Ink. This worked perfectly with the alcohol ink. As you can see, the ink didn't smear at all.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Completed Projects

This weekend was one of completing projects. Above are pictures of the baby announcements I made at my friend Julie's house this weekend. While at Julie's I saw this great little item from Stampin Up. It is with the Sizzlits Dies section and is entitled Little Leaves which Julie used with her card using a new stamp set by Stampin UP Circle Circus. Here is a picture of the card

If you are interested in having me create a baby announcement for you here is another example.

Also, this weekend, I completed some birthday cards for a friend. She will be receiving these cards in that beautiful box I made a few weeks ago.

I also made this Thinking of You card. It measures 5 1/2 x 5 1/2

And finally another dishcloth that I am listing on Etsy. today.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Anniversary Card

I have a loyal customer who has made personal requests for birthday, thank you and recently Father's Day and Grandfather's Day cards. This week she needed an anniversary card and so the challenge was on for me to come up with something.

I found it a bit of challenge partly because I don't even have an anniversary stamp. And then I wasn't sure which way to go. I found this great Cuddlebug folder entitled "Allegro". I stamped a heart stamp a few times on it in VersaMark and then used clear embossing powder on top. It seemed to need a little extra so I added Stickles on some of the musical notes. I should mention that I snipped the ends of the ribbon so they are not hanging, but I gave it to my husband to take to work with him before I remembered to take another picture.
I printed out Happy Anniversary on the inside on Very Vanilla paper.
Happy Anniversary Stacy and Jase!
Next week -birth announcements I am making for a friend of mine.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Template Challenge

It's funny how life works. I've been thinking lately it would be nice to make boxes to store my cards. Then today I saw this blog with a template challenge. I went to and downloaded a template that I thought would work well with most of the cards that I make. This challenge originated from Lauren Mead's blog This is only the second time I've tried a challenge, and it just so happens that once again it goes back to Lauren. She sure has some great ideas!
Last week while my children were at VBS, I spent some of the time just playing with my stamps and inks and added a Stickle here and a Stickle there and I added with my gel pen a few blue dots here and there to and I came up with some really cute designed paper that I like. I have been thinking about how I might use this paper and then today this challenge came up and I thought I would try it out with my own designed paper. And here it is, my first non-card paper creation:

Products used were SU stamp set, SU paper, choc. chip and whisper white. I used choc. chip and pink passion inks. Stickles were placed in the middle of each stamp image. Blue dots were made using a gel pen. I hope you enjoy it!

I have been trying to keep the children busy so far with swimming, playdates, basketball camp and a visit to a museum. With all of the activities my hobbies are taking a back of a bus backseat. However, I do have some ideas and as soon as I can get them down on paper, I will once again be showing them to you. Also, coming soon will be my Christmas cards. I have seen some of the new SU colors and am very excited about all the fun projects. Thank you for visiting.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Bizzy Lizzy

I just wanted to share this blog with you today. It is so beautiful and my words can't bring it justice so I'm keeping my blog short and sweet today.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Getting Ready

This Saturday I am a hosting a table at Tarwater Elementary in Chandler, AZ. I will be selling my cards. As I've been previewing them here on my blog, you can see I have Easter cards, birthday cards and then just some sweet spring cards. Today, once again, I'll be adding to my collection. I would like to add some baby and thank you cards. If you live in the area, please stop by and bring your children, as they will be having activities for the kiddos.

I'm very excited to have been working on my inventory the last few weeks. Even though the weather doesn't quite feel like winter here in the desert, I always look forward to spring when the flowers seem to spring from the ground and birds sing in the trees. It's like a little wake me up or jump into spring.

Sunday I will be listing some of my inventory on Etsy and some on Lollishop. I am currently looking into additional venues in which to display my greeting cards. I am blessed when my cards can bring you and a loved one joy. So please, feel free to check back again.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Sneak Peak to Spring