Saturday, February 25, 2012

Digi Valentines...

Hi friends!  Thought I would share some of the cards I made with digi stamps for Valentine's Day.  It has only been about a year since I discovered digital stamps.  I think I enjoy using them because they are easy to resize and you can use them in many different ways.  I wish I was a little better versed at using photo shop so that I could create card scenes with different pieces but maybe someday.  For now I am using the simple approach and putting them into Paint and resizing them and printing them out. 

Most of these cards are made with a digi stamps set from Whimsie Doodles.  They always have the cutest little stamps and the gals on the team over there give you such inspiration!

I got a little adventurous this year and decided to make some shaped cards with my nestablilies dies.  Those were so much fun and a lot of my customers liked them too!

This last card was made using one of the digi stamps from Amber Ink.  I just love this little stamp it is so funny!  I ended up giving it to my hubby!

Well thanks for peekin' in!  Hope all is well with you and yours.  Take care of you!!

Sunday, February 19, 2012


Hi friends how are you?  I know Valentine's Day has been and gone but I haven't had a chance to post and show you the many valentines I worked on this year.  I am so excited to show them to you because they are all made with new stamps that I got this year.  I know, I know...don't you have enough stamps?  Well can a girl ever really have too many stamps?  I think not!  The cards I am sharing with you tonight are all from Gina K Designs.  I love Gina K!  Her website is full of the greatest inspirations!  Her stamps are very high quality rubber and they come cut and mounted on sticky foam ready for you to place on your acrylic block and stamp away.  The set used in the cards below are from a set called Heartily Yours by Nina Brackett.  The cool thing about this set is there is a Heartily Yours Additions set that goes with it and it has other phrases and sayings that can be used through out the year not just at Valentine's Day!

I thought this lava lamp was so stinking cute!  On the inside of this card I stamped "I'm in lava with you"!

Here is another version of the lava lamp card.

This wishing well was just too much fun to color!  I made her in a few different color combinations.  I like the way the "stitching" turned out on this card, it added a nice finished look.

Here's the purple version...

And on this one, although it is hard to see in this picture I added stickles to give the hearts around the well a touch of sparkle!  I also used a heart embossing folder with the pink cardstock to give it a little dimension.

This little love bug stole my heart!  I thought this one was so much fun in pink!  I couldn't resist!

And here's another version, it's hard to tell but the center of the hub caps are large jewel bling.

Who can have a Valentine's Day with out a few love birds?  The phrase for this one is just right!!

Coffee, tea or me...says it all for Valentine's Day don't cha think?

Thanks for peekin' in on me.  Hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day.  Don't forget to check out Gina K Designs!!  Talk to you soon friend!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Trying something new...

Happy Sunday friends!!  Sundays are happy and sad days for me.  Sad because it's the end of the weekend and I have to go back to work the next day but happy because it's always a good day to spend with my family!  We had such a good time tonight, we went to see the Padres vs the Knights of Columbus game and it was so exciting! 
A co-worker asked me to make a thank you card for her using black and white and a splash of another color.  Well, I love red with black and white so I put my thinking cap on about how I wanted to design this card.  I looked around online for some inspiration.  I knew that I wanted to use the flowers from the Verve Visual Good Friend set so I went out there to their site and look around.  They have such a great group of creative ladies on their site!  They are always giving me some inspiration and  in fact this design idea was inspired by Julee Tilman.  I had never tried a shaped card before and I am really excited about the way this one turned out!!
 I stamped all three of the outlined flowered stamps onto red card stock and bent the petals up a little bit then attached a large clear sticky jewel in the center. The base of the card is actually the largest Nestabilities scalloped circle that I have in that set.  The "Thanks SO MUCH" is from a Paper Trey Ink set called Out On A Limb Sentiments. What do you think?  I sure hope she likes it!
Well thanks for peekin' in on me friends.  Hope you have a fabulous week!  Take care of you!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Wishing You...

Well how are you all doing tonight?  I have been busy making Valentine Cards that I will be sharing with you very soon.  I made a new years resolution of sorts that when I purchased any new stamp sets I would get the ink on them quickly and not let them sit for a few months before I used them.  So far so good!  These two cards here are from a nifty little set from Verve Visual called Wishing you.  There are 10 little stamps in this set and you can easily use them for various different occasions...gotta love that right?

 I love this card because I used scraps of other projects...doesn't that just make you feel so good?  The flowers are Prima and I have had them for so long and haven't found the right project to use them on until today!  Woot Woot!!

For this card pictured above the flourishes were from another Verve set called blessings.  I am not sure what kind of patterned paper this is because it was also from my scrap stash.

Thanks for peekin' in friend!  Hope all is well with you and yours!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

On My Couch

Hi friends!  How are you this fine January day?  We sure have been having a lot of ups and downs in the weather lately!  Today was beautiful and the best part was that my hubby didn't have to work today so we have had a great family day!  We watched a few movies and then I took some time out to play with my newest set of stamps from Papertrey Ink.  Check it out...these are what I made with a little inspiration from the Papertrey website.  This set is called On My Couch, isn't it just the cutest?

Each piece is a different stamp so you put your scene together like in the card above.

I purchased the die cut that goes with the couch so you stamp your image on patterned paper then put it through your die cut machine for easy cut out!  How great is that?

I had the floral pattered paper left over from a project I did on Angelina's book and the paper actually reminded me of couch fabric...don't you think? 

Well thanks for stopping in.  See you next week!!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Hello 2012!!

Hi there my blogger friends!  What a crazy 2011!  I decided to take some time away from blogging for a while to catch up on some much needed family time.  My hubby was diagnosed with prostate cancer and thankfully we caught it in time and all is well now but I just needed to focus on our family and eliminate some things.  I would like to begin blogging again this year but I will probably only post once a week.  I have missed catching up on everything with you all but some of you I have kept in contact with through Facebook, others I have stalked your blogs!!

Any how, here is a little something that I worked on for a friend of mine at work.  She ordered a card for her mom's birthday.  I just loved the way this turned out.  The colors are so fun and cheery!

I really enjoy using baker's twine!  It is just the coolest thing!  The large flower is from a stamp set called  Great Friend from Verve Visual.  The Birthday Wishes stamp is also from a Verve set although I don't remember which one right off hand.

Thanks for lookin' in on me friend.  Hope you have a wonderful 2012!