Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Giraffe Wishes

Sorry for taking so long to update. I've been working some serious overtime, and then when I get home, I'mm just exhausted. Couple that with some serious artist block when it comes to card ideas, and you have long times between updates. :(

 This cardbase is from Bazzill, and is called 'Lizard'. I really love the shade of this cardstock, and I've used it many times before. It's great for many different projects. The jungle themed paper was one from Hobby Lobby's Clearance bin, but I found a great alternative for it! I layered more Bazzill cardstock beneath the main image, in the shades of 'Simon' and 'Parakeet', respectively.

As for this cutie, I believe I found him on a Google search, but it's been a while, so I don't quite remember. I colored him with Prismacolor Pencils, and blended the colors with Gamesol. I love his little heart sewn on! I places some metalic pearls at each corner, and tied the entire card with a pretty sheer ribbon..and voila!

I really like the possibilities of this card...it's great for son's, husband's, Doctor's, Teacher's, etc. The list could go on and on.

Hugs and Happy Scrapping!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Live in the Sunshine

Tonight I wanted to do something a bit more simple and streamlined than my other cards.

This cardbase is once again from Bazzill, in Blush Red Medium. The black and red plaid paper was from Hobby Lobby, but I have found you a FREE alternative! You just have to print it out! The scrolling frame is an old on from  Spellbinders, so I don't think they offer it anymore. I did find one close though! I added a fun quote, a bit of ribbon, and ... VOILA!

Simple, elegant, and something anyone would love to receive! Took me a total of 30 minutes, so it's fast too!

Hugs and Happy Scrapping!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Spring In Full Swing

I know it's been a few days, but like I said in my last couple posts, there is a bunch going on right now! So I'm trying to get some cards out on the days I can. I meant to a couple nights ago, when I had some downtime from work, but it just so happened a tornado hit about a mile from where my daughter is. Needless to say, I was watching the radar like a hawk, and waiting for a phone call. Thankfully, her, her boyfriend, and my grandbunnies are ok.

Now, onto the Card!

This cardbase is from Bazzill, and since I decided to go with a color scheme that was fun and funky, I thought the cardbase should be just as fun. I found a cardstock called 'Jubilee', and I thought it was perfect! The striped paper I layered on top is an old clearance paper from JoAnn's, so I couldn't find it for sale anymore. I did find one that you could print out and use though! The other layered papers are from my scrap pile. :)

This image is a digital stamp from the Paper Shelter, and she's called 'Spring Swing'. I colored her with Prismacolor Pencils and blended the colors with Gamesol. I love her little dress and the tiny daisies! Not to mention that sweet little bird! I put some metallic pearls at the corners, and called it done! It's a great card for friends or teachers, I think.

Hugs and Happy Scrapping!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Lighthouse Love

I aimed pretty high this time, but I think I nailed it!

I decided to try my hand at a more masculine card tonight, and wanted a bit of a change up as well, so I'm using a cardbase made from Gina K's Luxury Cardstock in White. I love the 120 lb. cardstock, and prefer it to anything else I've ever used to be honest. I layered a piece of extra cardstock on top of the base, then used a plaid paper from the Marjolaine Paper Pack, which is put out by Basic Grey.

As for the lovely Lighthouse graphic, it is actually a stamp from Gina K, and is part of her By The Sea Stamp Set. I used a die cut to create that perfect circle, then just stamped on top of that! I just some glitter accents using one of my glitter pens I had lying around. I put some soft blue ribbon around the lower third of the card. and used a tag made with a Spellbinders die-cut. Both of these die-cuts were used on a previous card of mine, 'You're Just My Style!'.

Hugs and Happy Scrapping!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Sweets For My Sweet

I'm back to posting on a regular basis! Whew, I kind of forgot how much work this was. A card a day may be more than I bargained for when I started this, but I'll keep on doing it! I need to challenge myself to get better and better...

This cardbase is Bazzill, in a lovely hue called 'Lime Sherbet'. The layered paper is from Hobby Lobby, I think. But I found a very pretty alternative from Pebbles that would look just as lovely! The white cardstock I used in the layers below the image are both Bazzill White, with the pink layer being from my scrap pile.

As for those pretty scallops around the edge, I used the 'Classic Scallop' from Edgeabilities , and cut them in such a way that they would line up at the corners. I got it perfect except that one tiny corner. >_<  I added a ribbon to cross the card, and some little jewels to add some sparkle! The graphic is one you may have seen before, as I used her in my 'Birthday Blessings' post way back when I first started this blog. She's called 'Molly's Cupcake' and is made by the Whimsy and Stars Studio. She's colored in my normal fashion; Prismacolor Pencils and Gamesol.

Hugs and Happy Scrapping!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Tulips in Spring

Wow...it has been a while. I'm SO sorry for not posting in so long, but we've had some things happening at home! My youngest child, Kristopher, was finally given his deployment date into the Air Force! He'll be leaving for Basic Training in June, and we've just been so busy making sure to get everything ready, I guess I let the blog get away from me a bit. You know how it is, when you already have one child who lives a state away and is busy with college and a hunny bunny...you do everything to make sure you have the most with the time you have left with the youngest who's getting ready to become a man. But I digress...CARDS!

This card stock is once again Bazzill, but in a color I don't use too often; 'Whimsy'. The striped paper I layered on top is actually from Hobby Lobby, but since I don't have a way to link it, I found a free to use and print paper online that would look great on this card! To be honest, there isn't much in way of linking on this card, since almost everything was a scrap from another project. :)

The image was a free coloring sheet off of Google, though from where, I honestly can't remember. I colored her using Prismacolor Pencils, and blended the colors together using Gamesol. A couple little jewels were added, to add some sparkle, and I finished by adding a fun tag.

Again, I'm so sorry for taking this long to post, but I have mothering to do!

Hugs and Happy Scrapping!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Spring Has Sprung

It's been a long process doing these cards night after night, day after day...and I think I'm ready for a change. So in the near future I'm going to stars posting tags, envelopes, and other super fun surprises to come! Make sure you stay tuned for my newest creations!

This cardbase is from Bazzill, in 'Fawn'. The layered paper was hard for me to remember, though I know it's an old K&Company design. There are many wonderful papers in this book though, that would go with this card beautifully! This is  pretty simple card, but it makes such a wonderful gift all the same.

The image is another free coloring, which I colored with Prismacolor pencils and Gamesol. I just love how she came out! SO cute and sweet! You can find her here, free to color for yourself! The blue ribbon is from Hobby Lobby, and the flowers are Reflections.

Hugs and Happy Scrapping!

Friday, February 3, 2012

You're Just My Style!

Tonight's cardbase is actually from Gina K, and is made of her luxury cardstock called 'Black Onyx'. I ADORE her cardstock, but I prefer to use it on the smaller cards.  I layered a bit of her white cardstock top of the base, then just kep layering! The lovely green paper was originally from Basic Grey, but I haven't been able to find it, so I found an alternative for you here.

The layered effect of this card was created mostly with Nestabilites, if you know of them. I love the look they can bring to a card! I used a few different ones here; I started with the scalloped circle, then layered the plain circles on top of that. The dress image is actually a stamp from Gina K as well, called 'Retro Boutique'. I colored the bottom of the dress with Coptic markers this time, hence why the color just POPS. The pattern on the dress was actually cut out from another piece of paper, and glued on. I LOVE IT.

Hugs and Happy Scrapping!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Sunflower Afternoon

This card making thing has really been exhausting, but I'm so glad to say I have accomplished as much as I have!

The cardbase is Bazzill, in 'Lemonade'. The yellow plaid and the pink flowered papers both come from K & Company, though I don't rememeber which paper pack they came from. While I'm not normally inclined to put so much yellow on a card, I think this one looks pretty good. I used the Martha Stewart edge punch 'Doily Lace', along the edge of the pink paper.

The image is colored with Prismacolor Pencils, and blended with Gamesol. I used Whimsy and Stars studio again, as I just ADORE her graphics. This one is called 'Faith Flowers'. The sheer white ribbon was from Wal-Mart and the button is from my jar. Overall, this card came super adorable!

Hugs and Happy Scrapping!

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Pretty In Pink

A cute card for a lovely day...

Tonight's Cardbase is once again from Bazzill, in the hue of 'Java'. I used 'Romance' and layered that over the cardbase. The plaid striped paper is from Pebbles, and is part of their New Arrival - Girl collection. It's called 'Bundle of Joy'. The striped brown and pink sidebar is from the same collection, though it's called 'Rock-A-Bye'. I used the same pink Bazzill cardstock under the image as well.

 The image is from Whimsy and Stars Studio, and you may have seen her before! I used the same image in my 'Daisy Days' post, but she was colored differently. I'm always amazed by how much these digi's change with different colors. She's called 'Flower Girl'. The swirl up the sidebar is from Prima, called 'Say It In Crystals', and though I couldn't find one exactly like it online, I found one close.

Hugs and Happy Scrapping!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Gathering Wild Flowers

Well, another night, another card...

Well, this cardbase is different than most of my others, since it's put out by Close to my Heart. It's in the shade called 'Sweet Leaf', however, since it's put out by Close to My Heart, I can find no place to link to it where it's for sale. The words paper layered on top of that is much the same way, thou I can't even recall the name of it.To get these papers, please contact your local Close to my Heart Representative! The pink layer is Bazzill in 'Coral', and the green layer on top of that is from Hobby Lobby.

This image was actually a coloring page I scaled down! I got her here, and colored her with Prismacolor Pencils and Gamesol. The white ribbon was a gift, and the button came from my button drawer. I added a sweet little tag, and called it done! I'm very happy with how this card came out...

Hugs and Happy Scrapping!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Love Bug

Well, tonight I went for a different card style, and I think I nailed it alright!

The cardbase for tonight's card is a little different, as I decided to use a textured cardstock. I love the dotted paper, so I used the Dotted Swiss Cardstock by Bazzill in 'Salt'. The pretty green dotted paper is from Bo Bunny, and is called 'Abbey Road Dot'. All the cardstock on this card came from Bazzill, and I used quite the assortment of colors; 'Lagoon', 'Brown', and 'Starmist'.

This image is from a new source: Ladybug Crafts Ink. I used the image called 'Roadster Nikki'. She's colored with Prismacolor Pencils and Blended with Gamesol. The pearls were some spare's I had lying around, and the pretty ribbon came from the .50 cent bin at Wal-Mart.

Hugs and Happy Scrapping!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Have a Beary Happy Birthday

Well I'm sorry that I haven't been posting the last few days, I was feeling rather ill and worn out, and as soon as I got home from work, I just simply fell asleep. But I'm feeling a bit better now, and decided I should get a card posted before I get so tired again!

Tonight I decided to make a fun little Birthday card using a Bazzill cardbase in 'Mysterious Teal'. The layered paper on top of the base is from Bo Bunny, though I can't seem to find a link to the original paper. I did find a great alternative though. You should be able to use almost any of the papers from the 'Garden Girl' collection. I layered a stripe of Bazzill paper on top, and placed a ribbon over that. I think it breaks up the card well. 

The image is from The Stamp Fairy, and is the first in her line called 'Lenny's Cupcakes'. I colored them in my normal fashion, using the Prismacolor Pencils and blending with Gamesol. I added colored Glossy Accents to their noses. Isn't it cute? Spare pearls were used on the corners, and a simply bow and tag were added.

Hugs and Happy Scrapping!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Welcoming Spring

Well, I couldn't resist. I fond another fairy image, and I fell in love.

The cardbase is a lovely shade of 'Papaya' by Bazzill. Now, as for that amazing plaid printed paper, I simply can NOT find a link to it. It was put out by Close to my Heart in the Spring/Summer 2011 idea book, but I've looked all over the web, and just can't find a place to link to it.  The papers layed on top of that are both Bazzill, in 'Sunbeam' and 'Bahama'

The border on the center section of the card was created with the Scallop Trim Border Punch by Stampin' Up. I LOVE this punch. I also used the snowflake punch from Martha Stewart. I used this same stamp in two other previous cards: It's Beary Cold Outside, and This is Snow Fun. The image is from Wee Stamps and is called 'Winter Fairy'. Isn't she just TOO cute? Colored with Prismacolor Pencils and blended with Gamesol. I used some spare pearls for the center of the snowflakes. :)

Hugs and Happy Scrapping,

Monday, January 23, 2012

You're so Sweet!

Another night, another card...but this time, I opted for something out of my normal usage. Isn't it just adorable?

Lots of layers on this card! The Cardbase is actually Gina K this time, in 'white'. I layered a simple brown from Hobby Lobby on that, then another layer of paper, this time it's 'quartz' by Bazzill. On top of that, I used 'Brand New' from Pebble's New arrival line. I used this same paper in my post titled Dots of a Ladybug.

The image I used is a freebie from Birds Cards, and isn't is just adorable! Here's a link to the cupcake, and the border that's around it. I colored them with Prismacolor Pencils and Gamesol. I used some extra adhesive pearls I had lying around to decorate the border.

The white and pink layered paper is another Hobby Lobby find of mine, and I layered a beautiful sheer ribbon with that, and tied a cute flower button on top. The button is from my button jar, so no telling where it came from.

Hugs and Happy Scrapping!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Ribbons and Lace

Another card!

Well, we're back to using Bazzil for our cardbase, and it's 'Bazzill White' this time. The layered paper was from Hobby Lobby, though I found a great alternative from Bo Bunny called 'Ella Dot'. it's part of their Shabby Princess line, and is so very very cute! Tonights image is from a new source: The Saturated Canary. It's different than I would normally use, but I thought I would give her images a try. I colored it with Prismacolor Pencils and blended with Gamesol.

The pearl flourish up the side was bought years ago, but the company is still around. It's from Prima, and is called 'Say it in Pearls'. I used the white, but it's not available on the website right now. The lace bow was made from reminant lace that I got for cheap at Joann Fabrics, and the lovely brad in the center is from My Minds Eye.

Hugs and Happy Scrapping!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

A Little Silver Fairy

As some of you might know, and others won't, my daughter used to draw A LOT. It was never anything very serious, as she's not really the serious type...it was always fun and whimsical and light-hearted. Most of the time it was in the anime or manga style, but after she moved away from home, she almost constantly drew and painted fairies. I saw this little digi-stamp from Wee Stamps, called 'Silver Fairy', and I thought of her immediately. Sge doesn't draw much anymore, since she's gotten into photography and Graphic Design work...but every time I see a fairy image, I think of her. <3

This time, everything is different! No Bazzill paper was used at all, and almost the entire card is Close to my Heart. This cardbase is in the 'Bamboo' color. The layered paper on top is called a Floral B&T Duo, but both papers came from the Close to my Heart kit 'Miracle'. It seems this kit is no longer being made, as the only place I could find one for sale was on ebay...

The ribbon across the card is from Clear Dollar Stamps, and is called 'Hot Cocoa'. The pretty little buckle is actually a ribbon slide from Close to my Heart. As for those amazing hat pins? You can't get those anywhere, since I made them myself. :) The flowers are all the Reflections brand from Micheal's, and the flourish is actually something I made using the spare bits of other pearl strands I had lying around.

Hugs and Happy Scrapping!