Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Mary Englebreit Look Alike

Hi everyone,  I have made a card taken from the web pages of Mary Englebreit.  HERE  is a link to her website just in case you are not sure who she is.  Here is a picture of my inspiration:
Here is my card:
Card Recipe:
   Stamps:   Flower Fest
   Paper:     Real Red, Marine Mist, B&W
   Other:     1/2" square punch, hole puncher

Technique Tips:
    -  This card was not difficult, just time consuming.  I used the 1/2" square punch to punch out all the squares and glued them on after I glued the blue panel on first.
    -  The white "dots" are the holes from using a one hole punch.  I also glued them on. 
However, tedious and time consuming this was, I was bound and determined to hopefully get my muse on, lol!

I hope you like it!


Friday, May 13, 2011

Amazing Grace SC 332

Wow!  I can't believe it's been ten days since I last posted.  YIKES!  It seems life gets in the way.  I have been in my yard almost every day this week, trying to get rid of the weeds and lay down mulch.  You know what I mean.  My friend Barb and her husband were out walking yesterday and dropped by.  She said she definitely would rather be in the house making cards!  I laughed.  I really do like to work in my yard almost as much as making cards.  During this time of year, I feel compelled to get my yard in order for the season.  Anyway..... Here is my card.  This is for this week's Splitcoast Stampers sketch #322.  I really love this sketch.
Stamp Recipe:
    Paper:    Black, white, Night & Day DSP (Retired)
     Ink:         Black
    Stamps:  Music Expressions, Music Notes Wheel
                   Amazing Grace by Our Daily Bread Designs
    Other:     Dimensionals
I used dimensionals on the panel where the violin is and also on the violin.

This card was eazy peazy.  Again, I really like this layout. 

That's it for me today.  I've got to take my dog Max to the vet.... again!  Life happening here!


Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Mother's Day Cards

I told myself, "Today, I have to get Mother's Day cards made."  So, I did and they are even in the mail, YAY!.  I cased a card made by Sandee Shanabrough.  You can find her card HERE   Here are the two I made:

The card recipe is going to be a bit long.  I used stamps from three different companies.
       Roses:  Rubber Stamp Tapestry
       Blessed Mother:  Stampin Up
       Mother:  Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper:    Certainly Celery, Pear Pizzazz SU)
Ink:         Rose Red, Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery
OtherSpellbinders Label Seventeen
            Spellbinders Petite Ovals small
         Ribbon: Pretty in Pink
         Square Lattice EF, dimensionals
Technique Tips:
   -  The first layer of green is the certainly celery.  The second layer of green and which I used the Spellbinders Label Seventeen is Pear Pizzazz.  I also used dimensionals to pop this up.
   -  For the roses, I stamped once directly from the ink pad, and then stamped off twice more to get the color variations.
If you visit Rubber stamp tapestry's website (noted above) you can get great visuals on how to do this! 

That's it for me today!