Saturday, August 30, 2008

More paper fun!

WoW! Can you believe it? I'm posting 2 days in a row!!! Well as I said yesterday, I have been playing with old, but fun paper. I discovered that the flower background paper matches the turtle's flowered shell. How neat is that?! I used the sentiment from a Lizzie Anne set about flowers and mini Prima flowers as acents creating a theme around the paper. I love the long, large rectangle nestabilities. I use the long side to create a dainty scallop border. Here is a variation of the card using the black flowered paper.
This paper also comes in yellow. We have a few 8 1/2 x 11 sheets left. Come in a check out our large stock of fun paper. They can add inspiration to your card making!!

Friday, August 29, 2008

I like you better than flies!!

I have been going through old decorator paper that I have laying around and wanting to put it to use. Sorry this little frog is popping up again, but he is perfect for this buggy paper. The saying is from a Lizzie Anne stamp set. Don't you just love these Nestabilities. I sure don't know how we got along without them. If you haven't tried them, we will be happy to give you a demo on how they work!!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

New Class Added....

We've added a new class offering to our September schedule! This tag focused class will be offered on Thursday, September 4th at 6pm. Stop in today to see all of the samples in person and to register for the class! Some of the stamp images being featured are: Technique Tuesday, Amuse Artstamps, Penny Black, and Lizzie Anne. Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

"Hoppy" Day

Hoping your day is just "hoppy"! I didn't have a stamp that said Hoppy Birthday, so I used my labeler to say what I wanted. I used the new Branches cuttlebug on the background after I stamped the dragonflies. The branches looked a little like water ripples on this card. The clouds were made by sponging a light blue on the cloud template. The coloring was done with Copic markers. I love using the blending technique with the frog to give it a more natural yellow/green color. If you are interested in learning more how to use Copic markers, we are having Kathy from Whippersnapper Designs coming on Saturday, Oct. 4th to teach a class with the Copic markers. Email us if you want more details, space is filling fast!! Have a "hoppy" day!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Masculine Deer Card

Why is it that masculine cards are so hard to do? I think it is because we have to be so careful not to make it girly. The ribbons, buttons, lace punches, glitters and flowers are the fun accessories to use...but they don't always work for a man's card. I came up with a new accent by accident. I used bronze brads on my card and then decided to cut out my word window with the nestibilities label. As I rolled my card front through the cuttlebug, my eyelets flattened out making the heads look like nailheads. Cool!! Now I created a different look with my brads, but the card shouldn't have any problem going through the mail either! Hope this gives you a new thing to try! Happy stamping!!

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Birthday Wishes

I am having fun with the new cuttlebug folders. This is one of the card combo dies. It is neat to use only part of the embossing for an accent instead of a whole background. The Great Impressions mouse with dandelion goes with it so well. I used a "birthday wishes" greeting, but it would work for a "Wish you well" or "wishing you a special day". The Chartreuse and watermelon colors give the card a sunny and fun feel. More Cuttlebug folders are coming soon!!