Friday, April 30, 2010

Lovin' the Go-to Sketches edition from Paper Crafts

I have another card today using a slightly modified version of the sketch I used on my last post (page 9 of the Go-to Sketches edition of Paper Crafts). The flower stamp is from Hero Arts.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend! Happy Stamping.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Happy 40th Birthday!

It was Alan's birthday last weekend so I pulled out my Party Farm Animals from Pink Cat Studio to make a 40th Birthday card for him. A stack of farm animals just seemed appropriate. I stamped them on kraft and colored the image with Copics and a white gel pen. The 40 and birthday wishes is from Anna Wight's Whipper Snapper set 29 Again.

For the card design I used Go-to Gal Teri Anderson's sketch from page 9 of Paper Crafts Special Issue of Go-to Sketches. If you haven't picked up your copy of Go-to Sketches I highly recommend it. I've made several cards using this sketch alone and there are 66 sketches in the issue.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you're having a wonderful Wednesday! Happy Stamping.

Friday, April 23, 2010

One of my co-workers was in need of a thank you card after her cat went missing. I'm happy to report that the kitty was found and is home now. A lady in the neighborhood took the cat in and called my co-worker after seeing the lost poster at the local grocery store. This card will be going to her along with a gift certificate to the grocery store.

The stamps are from Whipper Snapper's Anna Wight cling mount sets (Sweet Expressions for the greeting and Cozy Critters for the kitty). I hope you're having a wonderful week. Thanks so much for stopping. Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Rock-a-Bye Baby

How about a baby card today? I just love the little rocking horse stamps in the Rock-a-Bye set from Clear & Simple Stamps. I just stamped the sold image horse in a variety of fun baby colors on a strip of white card stock and distressed the edges before adhering it to a white card base.

Don't forget that you can get $1 off the set by entering Discount Code: CSS0410 (valid April 1-30, 2010)

 Thanks for stopping. Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Love Pure Innocence

Today I have more Pure Innocence cards to share. These digital images are available from the illustrator here. Hope you're having a wonderful Tuesday!

Happy Stamping!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Happy Monday!

Today I have a couple of cards using Dawn McVey's Delightful Dahlias set from Papertrey Ink. What a fun set to work with.

I hope you're all having a wonderful Monday. Happy Stamping!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Welcome Millie

My friends have been talking about getting a dog for over a year and they finally got a black lab puppy last week so I pulled out my Whipper Snapper stamps to make them a congratulations card. I used the Anna Wight Good Dog and Baby on Board sets. The images were stamped with Rich Cocoa Memento ink and colored with watercolor crayons and an aqua brush. For the finishing touch I added some Primsa multi fine glitter to the flowers and the dog's collar.

Thanks so much for stopping. I hope you're having a great day. Happy Stamping!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

The {Stamps} of Life: thanks2you

Today I have a couple of cards made with the Thanks2You set from The {Stamps} of Life by Stephanie Bernard. For the first one I used an old rub on from the DCWV Rockstar collection. I gave my crop-o-dile a good workout setting the eyelets around the oval nestie piece and mounted it on a background of My Mind's Eye papers. I love the girly look of this one.
The second card is designer paper free. I know . . . hard to believe I made a card without designer paper. I stamped the flowers on white cardstock and added some Old Paper Distress Ink to the edges. For the finishing touches I added some glitter to the pink flowers by using a glue pen and 3 pink gemstones.
I hope you're having a great day! Thanks so much for stopping by. Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

More Matilda Images from DigiStamp Boutique

Today I have two more cards with Matilda images from DigiStamp Boutique to share with you.

Hope you're having a wonderful Wednesday! Happy Stamping.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Caardvarks Blog Hop

If you have arrived from Heidi Van Laar's blog you are in the right place. If you did not arrive from Heidi's blog then you will want to start at the beginning of the hop here.

Clear and Simple Stamps has teamed up with Caardvarks for a blog hop and challenge. One lucky winner will get a $25 gift certificate to Clear and Simple Stamps. Just make a NEW baby card and link it up at the Caardvarks blog for your chance at the prize.

Also, there will be three blog hoppers (who have left comments and followed the designers on all the blogs) who will win a $25 gift certificate, just for leaving some love. Read all the details at the Caardvarks blog. Onto the card.

This card uses the newly released Rock-a-Bye set from Clear & Simple Stamps and papers from the Madame Royale pack by We R Memory Keepers.
Your next stop on the hop will be the very talented Tanis. Thanks so much for stopping by. I can't wait to see what you create for the hop.
Just in case you get lost along the way here is the Blog Hop Master List:

Clear and Simple Stamps
Jenyfur Pohl
Lori Tecler
Heidi VanLaar
Beth Matson {you are here}
Tanis Giesbrecht
Sarah Martina

Kim Howard
Ashley Newell
Savitri Wilder
Kelly Rasmussen
Sue-Ann Tibley
Amy Crockett
Sue Berker
Michelle Giraud
Robyn Weatherspoon
Lucy Beel
Jen Tapler
Eva Doblias
Simone Pursiful
Peet Roeven

Thursday, April 1, 2010

DigiStamp Boutique April Offer of the Month

Please scroll down since this is my second post of the day. I haven't posted in forever and then two posts in one day. . . Crazy, I know. I am hoping to get back to regular postings! Ok, now for some new images from DSB.
Meet Marty and Matilda. Aren't they adorable! They are the Offer of the Month over at DigiStamp Boutique. There are 5 images included in the collection. Here's a card I made using the Ballet Matilda image from the collection. I created the saying on my computer.

The image was colored with Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol. The papers are from the K & Company Carolyn Gavin Greenhouse pack. I just love the colors in this paper collection.

Thanks for stopping. Happy Stamping!

Clear and Simple Stamps April Release

You all know by now that along with the first of the month comes a new Stamp of the Month set and free template from Clear & Simple Stamps. First I'll share the new Stamp of the Month for April: Rock-a-Bye

Don't forget that you can get $1 off the set by entering Discount Code: CSS0410 (valid April 1-30, 2010)

Clear and Simple has also come up with a new Copic Trio: Yellow Green Trio 2 (YG11, YG13, YG17). There is a $4 savings when you purchase the Rock-a-Bye set and the Copic Trio bundle. Also if you enter the Discount Code: CSS0410 you will get the additional $1 savings so it would be $25 for the set and trio of Copics. What a great deal!

Ok, now it's time to share the April Template of the Month designed by Sue Berker for Clear and Simple Stamps. It is a darling Rock-a-Bye Horse. Sue has even posted directions on her blog Sharing What I Love. For my sample I used Clear and Simple Stamps new cardstock color Green with Envy for the base and decorated it with some papers from DCWV Nana's Nursery Baby Boy paper pack.

I ran the horse shapes through my cuttlebug with the swiss dot embossing folder before attaching them to the box in center. I also stamped some tissue paper with the star image from the Rock-a-Bye set in Green with Envy ink.
Here's the horse paired with a matching card. I love the idea of presenting a baby gift in the little rocking horse.

Be sure to visit my fellow Design Team members blogs for more inspiration and samples of the Rock-a-Bye HorseTemplate.