Thursday, November 29, 2007

still stamping away!!!

Just in case you were wondering - I am still making lots of cards, just not taking the time to post them. However, I made this card and decided that I just LOVED it and so I had to post it to my blog. This uses the retired set, Big Blooms (still love it).
I'm not sure how many people are checking my blog these days, so I won't post any details about it unless people ask!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Busy busy

Even though I was busy this morning getting ready for Thanksgiving tomorrow, I still had time to do some stamping. And since I am now just sitting in my statistics class while they take an exam, I can tell you a little more about it. :)

Stampin' Up! posted instructions on how to make this card for its demonstrators and I decided that I had almost all the supplies so I would give it a try. Then I started substituting just a little. I used Rose Red when they asked for Ruby Red because I have more of it on hand. And since I don't have any Earth Elements brads, I couldn't use the brad colors that they suggested (Ruby Red and Old Olive); so I substituted and used some of the Rich Regals brads instead (So Saffron and Rose Red). Since I didn't have the Old Olive brad, there was nothing tying the ribbon color to the rest of the card, so I substituted once again and used Old Olive as my color that shows through the little holes I punched in the big flower.

In the end they were little substitutions and I doubt that most people would notice.

The darker shades on the card were created by coloring with a VersaMarker. I really don't use my VersaMarker hardly at all, so it was fun to pull it out and play with it a bit.
Hope everyone has a happy Thanksgiving!!

What I worked on last night...

So - I didn't work on as many cards last night as I originally wanted to, but I got a few done. I actually worked on a couple that are not done yet because I need to get something back from my sister to finish it. Anyway - here are two designs that I did complete last night. Actually all the Stampin' Up! materials that I used on them are current too! :) That doesn't happen all that often! This is my first "I'm sorry" card ever. Who knows when you might need one of those, though.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Beate's WSC #28

I participated in another weekend sketch challenge this week :). I made a very simple card with hardly any stamping. I must be getting lazy. I am still not sure how I feel about the end result here. Once again - if you want the recipe, let me know. Back to the drawing board!

Another quick post

I hope that people realize that I have really been stamping lately. :) I am working on more cards for the craft fair my sisters and I will be at in 2 weeks from today. I am making 2 of each card design for right now. Today I have made 4 different designs so far, but 2 of them are ones that I have done in the past so I won't post them. Here are the other two that I have done so far today.

The scan of the card with all the glitter didn't turn out that great. Oh, well - better luck next time. Again, if you want the recipe for any of these cards, feel free to leave a comment or send me an email. Have a great night!

Friday, November 16, 2007

Quick Post

I just wanted to make a quick post with a few cards that I have made today. I am done making Christmas cards for the next 2 weeks and am trying to make about 10 cards a day of birthday, thank you, etc. So I will be making a few designs a day and making about 2 or 3 of each design.

I wanted to post the cards that I made this evening, but I don't want to take the time to give all the supplies. If anyone wants to know - let me know by using the email link on the side! :)

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Well it's about time!!!

Sorry for the lack of posts lately. I have been busy making cards, it is just that I am making cards that I have made or posted before which would be a bit boring if I kept posting them over and over again. But finally something new to post! :)

My sisters and I are going to be selling cards (mainly Christmas cards) at a craft fair on the 1st of December which means we have been busy bees lately. Here is a Christmas card that I just made, but am thinking about tweaking slightly.
I used a retired set from 2 years ago (has it really been that long?). I matted the tree on Brocade Blue, but now I am thinking that it really does look better matted in Real Red even though it means the center of the eyelets will also be red. And if I mat the tree with red, that means I need to change the matting for the Mellow Moss embossed rectangle to be something else. I'm thinking white. Hmmm.

Anyway - the recipe here is:
Stamps: Trim the Tree, Season's Greetings (both retired)
Paper: Brocade Blue, Real Red, Mellow Moss, Shimmery White
Ink: Brocade Blue
Markers: Mellow Moss, So Saffron, Real Red, Brocade Blue
Accessories: eyelets, Wide Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon, Cuttlebug Spots & Dots embossing folder