Thursday, November 12, 2009

Groovy Guava Lives

I still love this Groovy Guava cardstock! I think the color is fab so I decided to make my Secret Stamper a neat little card box and 4 gift cards to go inside it. Envelopes included, of course! The colors that I used are Groovy Guava, Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White and Soft Sky with sentiments from Trendy Trees, Sweet Little Sentiments, All Holidays and Pocket Silhouettes.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Extreme Skater

Here is my first card with the Extreme Elements set. I love it and just now got it. I was (most of the sets I like do me this way) intimidated by the set thinking I would surely screw it up if I tried it and wouldn't be happy with any of the patterns I made with it but, alas! I got the set, mounted it and this is the first attempt! I absolutely love it! You can't really tell in the photo even when it's enlarged, that the skater is black embossed. Looks much better in person.
Cardstock: Mellow Moss, Certainly Celery, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White, Basic Black, Baja Breeze
Inks: Mellow Moss, Certainly Celery, Elegant Eggplant, Basic Black craft, Baja Breeze, Sahara Sand, Basic Gray, VersaMark
Embellishments: Soft Sky Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Amethyst Square Ice Rhinestone Brads, Black Embossing Powder
Stamps: Extreme Elements, Extreme Skateboard, All Holidays

Tis the Season

I had a friend order some Christmas cards so I made several different ones. It is nice to able to put together a lot of simple cards and some look so elegant. Just goes to show that you don't have to overdo things to make them beautiful.

Happy card -
Cardstock: Old Olive, Real Red, Whisper White
Inks: Basic Black, Real Red stamp pads, Real Red, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip Stampin' Write pens
Embellishments: 1-1/4" Old Olive Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Yellow Fire Rhinestone, White Signo pen
Stamps: Big on Christmas
Stamp an extra tree image and cut it out and color it then add Signo popcorn and red decorations then with a few dimensionals adhere it to the original stamped image to make it stand out a bit. Easy and cute!

Peaceful Wishes 1 -
Very Vanilla
Baja Breeze, Pacific Point, Night of Navy, Soft Sky
Black Embossing powder for the greeting
Peaceful Wishes, Snow Swirled
Very simple!

Sparkly and Bright 1-
Real Red textured, Merry Moments and Candy Lane DSP, Chocolate Chip
Whisper White Craft, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive
Alpine Ribbon, Red Rhinestone, Scallop Circle Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, Scallop Edge Punch
Sparkly and Bright, All Holidays

Sparkly and Bright 2 -
Real Red Textured, Chocolate Chip, Candy Lane DSP
Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Whisper White Craft
1-1/4" Old Olive Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Red Rhinestone, 1-3/4 Circle Punch, 1-3/8 Circle Punch, Eyelet Border Punch
Sparkly and Bright, All Holidays

Acetate Card -
This card is a little tougher than the previous ones. Making the cardstock line up just right is always a bit trying!
Acetate, Silver, Orchid Opulence, Whisper White
White Stazon, VersaMark, Orchid Opulence
Silver Cord, Purple Rhinestones
Snow Swirled

Shaker Card -
These cards always intimidated me until I made one. They're fun and so worth it!
Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Night of Navy, Acetate
Whisper White Craft in, VersaMark
Micro Beads, Silver Cord, Silver and Whisper White Embossing powders, Blue Rhinestone Brad, Scallop Circle Punch, 1-1/4" Circle Punch
Snow Swirled, Best Yet

Teal Trees -
Very easy and appealing!
Taken With Teal, Whisper White, Holiday Lounge DSP
Inks: Taken With Teal
Embellishments: 1" Circle Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, 1/2" Soft Suede Polka-Dot Grosgrain Ribbon
Stamps: Delightful Decorations

Peaceful Wishes 2 -
Another easy but beautiful card!
Cardstock: Vellum, Bashful Blue
Inks: White Stazon, VersaMark
Embellishments: Silver Ribbon, Silver Embossing Powder
Stamps: Peaceful Wishes, Snow Swirled

Monday, November 2, 2009


I got a little carried away with this card once I got inspired. It's for my sister's birthday this Thursday and I hope she likes it. Main background c/s is textured Kiwi Kiss. Other c/s is Perfect Plum, Yoyo Yellow, Pink Passion, Green Galore. The same color in inks were used. The stamp set is Groovy and many embellishments from many places. Also used beads on the lower peace sign. I think it turned out pretty groovy after all the time I spent on it!

Secret Stamper

Hi everybody. I have a Secret Stamper and look what I received this month! One of the little scary purses (CUTE!!!) m&m's are mysteriously missing. =] Be sure to click on the picture so you can see every yummy detail. I love my last quarter SS already and will have the honor of these type gifts until the end of December. Who's jealous?