Friday, June 29, 2007

Wedding Time!

The day has finally arrived! My college roommate is getting married tomorrow. She started dating her fiance right before we graduated 7 years ago! I am so very happy for them both.

On to the card... I absolutely loved Cindy's (starlitstudio) sposabella card that she posted way back in January. I think it is the epitome of elegance! I just had to CASE Cindy's layout for this card.

I first stamped hitchedafellabella with Palette Noir ink onto a scrap piece of a Fabriano Medioevalis card. Then I colored them in with my watercolor wonder crayons and an aquapainter. This is by far my favorite method of coloring the bellas! I couldn't leave well enough alone at that point, so I added a little sparkle to bella's tiara and waist band and fella's bow tie with a Sakura Stardust clear gelly roll pen. Then I added some shine to the roses with a Sakura clear gelly roll pen. Finally I used a black glaze pen on fella's shoes and the white souffle pen for their smiles. I then layered the happy couple onto a piece of brushed silver card stock.

The rest of the card came together in a snap! The card base is some sort of Bazzill white card stock that I bought years ago. It has a nice linen texture. On a side note, I'm so excited that Stampin' Up! will be carrying textured cardstock in the new catalog.

Anyway, I sent a smaller piece of whisper white cardstock through my cuttlebug using the d'vine swirl embossing folder. A piece of white organdy ribbon and silver cord finished the card perfectly!

Stamps: hitchedafellabella from Stamping Bella, sentiment from A Muse
Ink: Palette Noir Black Ink
Card stock: Whisper White, Brushed Silver, Vellum card stock, Bazzill White card stock, Fabriano Medioevalis
Accessories: Stampin' Dimensionals, Narrow White Organdy Ribbon and silver cord from Stampin' Up!
Tools: Aquapainter, Watercolor Wonder Crayons

Monday, June 18, 2007


Done! I always jump on the Control Freak swaps as soon as Lisa sends out the email. I usually don't procrastinate to the very last minute to get them done though.

My hubby had to help me assemble these last night, but we finished just in time to get them out in the mail today! I can't wait to see what everyone else has come up with.

Alright, now for the details! I just love this cute little elephant from the new stamp set Year After Year. This set will be available in the new Fall & Winter Collection starting July 1.

I also used two of the new In Colors -- Soft Sky and Groovy Guava. The circles were cut out with the Coluzzle and the scalloped border was made with the small corner rounder. Beate has a great tutorial on this technique here. I like this scalloped border better than the one that can be created with the slit punch. It's a little softer.

Once again, I used sketch challenge 68 on a shade of blue.

Here's a close-up.

Stamps: Year after Year, Hugs & Wishes
Ink: Palette Noir Black Ink, Soft Sky, Groovy Guava, Not Quite Navy
Card stock: Whisper White,
Groovy Guava, Certainly Celery, Not Quite Navy, Soft Sky Prints Designer Paper
Accessories: Stampin' Dimensionals
Tools: Aquapainter, Small Corner Rounder, Coluzzle

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Forgotten Treasure

This week's SSUS card challenge was to use a forgotten treasure embellishment like buttons or magic mesh. I can never figure out how to use buttons, so I pulled out the magic mesh. And what better set to pair with magic mesh than Crab & Company? I always think of nautical type images with magic mesh. Maybe it just reminds me of fish nets.

Anyway, I cut out the yellow circles with my coluzzle and then applied the magic mesh. Because the magic mesh is self-adhesive, if you pour glitter on top then it will stick. Pretty cool, isn't it?

After I stamped the crab & packages, I masked off the packages and overstamped with the speckled stamp from Itty Bitty Backgrounds to make the sand match. I also masked off the eyes on the crab before stamping his party hat. I think it's worth the extra work to mask as opposed to sticking the hat above his eyes.

The layout is from A Shade Of Blue's sketch challenge 22.

Stamps: Crab & Company
Ink: Palette Noir Black Ink, Real Red, Yo yo Yellow, Brilliant Blue, Glorious Green
Card stock: Whisper White,
Real Red, Yo yo Yellow, Brilliant Blue, Bashful Blue
Accessories: Magic Mesh, Stampin' Dimensionals, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter
Tools: Aquapainter, Two-way glue pen

Friday, June 01, 2007

Tagged again!

I've been tagged again by Kim. This time we could only give one word answers. So, here goes:

Yourself: Emotional
Your Partner: Rational
Your Hair: Straight
Your Mother: Missed
Your Father: Supportive
Your Favorite Item: Tivo
Your Dream Last Night: Weird
Your Favorite Drink: Water
Your Dream Car: Volvo
Your Dream Home: Self-cleaning
The Room You Are In: Office
Your Fear: Spiders
Where You Want To Be In Ten Years: Mommy
Who You Hung Out With Last Night: Husband
You're Not: Rich
One of Your Wish List Items: Curtains
The Last Thing You Did: Work
You Are Wearing: Jeans
Your Favorite Weather: Cool
Your Favorite Book: Pride & Prejudice
Last Thing You Ate: Chocolate Chip Cookie
Your Life: Full
Your Mood: Hopeful
Your Best Friend: Husband
What Are You Thinking About Right Now: Vacation
Your Car: Volkswagen
What Are You Doing At The Moment: Working
Relationship Status: Married
What Is On Your TV: Not on, but often Little House on the Prairie
What Is The Weather Like: HOT
When Is The Last Time You Laughed: This morning

Okay, that's it for me. If you haven't been tagged yet, consider this your tag. :)