Thursday, January 27, 2011

Birthday Wishes

I am so happy that I actually completed two projects today!  This one is my take on this week's Waltzingmouse sketch challenge : WMSC31.
I just got this fabulous new collection of Webster's Pages 6x6 DP: Hollywood Vogue & WonderFALL from Sharon Johnson's Ribbon Store.  This DP is so great for making fabulous cards fast. (Fast is a relative term for me, but I'm just sayin...).  My card base is Gina K's Pure Luxury Chocolate Brown, topped with a single sheet of the DP.  The wavy panel is the opposite side of that page.  I stamped one of the WMS Holiday Label No. 14 images using VersaMark Vintage Sepia ink on white cardstock cut with the matching Nestabilities Labels 14 die.  The sentiment is from the WMS Fancy Phrases collection and is stamped with VersaFine Black Onyx ink.  I lightly sponged around the edges of the label with Ranger Linen Distress Ink.  I added a ribbon, adhered the label with Dimensionals, added a bow and a French White Prima Fairytale Rose and - voila!    

CAS Thanks

This Clean & Simple card was created using FTL124

I have to laugh at how long it takes me to create any card, including a Clean & Simple one; nonetheless, I really love how this one turned out. The DP is BasicGrey Crazy Quilt from the June Bug Collection. The thread spool and sentiment are PTI Quilter's Sampler.  We have a lot of snow here in central NJ today, and the kids and I are off from school. I hope to get to another project today!  Stay warm!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

So Happy For You

I needed another baby card for a shower gift, and when I saw this week's Clean & Simple Sketch FTL123, I got the perfect idea.

The base of the card is Kraft.  The DP panel is from BasicGrey's Max & Whispers.  The solid strip on top of the DP is Marina Mist embossed with a Provocraft EF.  The moon, star and sentiment is from SU's Nursery Necessities.  The moon & star are stamped and cut out and placed on top of a circle embossed with a Provocraft EF.  The star is covered with Dazzling Diamonds glitter. The sentiment is stamped in VersaFine Vintage Sepia.  I am happy with the result. 

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Bundle of Joy

My niece Julie and her wonderful husband Gareth just welcomed their son, James Nicholas, into the world.  He is my Great Nephew.  He is so adorable and sweet.  It is a beautiful thing to have a baby in the family again.  The last babies born into my family were my babies, and they turned eleven in October.  They are excited to have a new cousin!

I needed to make James and his parents a very special card.  When I saw the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge today, I knew just what I would do.  I {heart} Waltzingmouse Stamps. Its owner, Claire Brennan, is just a delightful person.  Her designs are fabulous, as is her customer service.  If you have not shopped Waltzingmouse,  please go over and take a look!

There is very little stamping on this card.  I used WMSC30 for my layout.  I inverted the sketch because I wanted to use the space in the top right on the sketch for the baby carriage that I wanted on the bottom right.  The base of the card is Cherry Cobbler, and the second layer is Soft Suede over which I arranged pieces of Webster's Pages Petite Papers from the Lullaby Lane & Life's Portrait Combo Pack.  I purchased these from Sharon Johnson's Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.  I cut out the carriage and hood from another sheet of DP and popped it up.  I also used a clear atyou Spica Glitter pen to add some sparkle to the hood and the butterflies.  You can't really see that in the picture, but it is a nice touch "in person".  I used Waltzingmouse's Holiday Label No. 14 and cut it out with the matching Nestabilities die.  The sentiment is from Waltzingmouse's Frame It set.  I embellished the label with Kaiser pearls added some ribbon and a bow that I made with the Bow Easy.  This is a very non-traditional baby card, but I love it!