Monday, March 31, 2008

Wishing for Spring!!

Well here in Michigan we are having one day of snow and freezing cold temps and the next day it is beautiful and warm!! Today I think it was almost 50!! But gloomy and overcast and rainy! So if spring wont come when I want it to, then I'll just make a card which reminds me of spring!

This card uses the Go Green and Everyday Sentiments sets from Treehouse Stamps which is available now. I just the big tree and think of what I can do with for any season. And the side stamps that come with it are darling!!

On this card I used brown staz-on for every image and then watercolored them with my watercolor wonder crayons and a blender pen. I just love how the Brilliant Blue cardstock makes the focal image "pop"!

The bird and butterfly are up on dimensionals for added effect.

The next card is also from Treehouse Stamps and is their Farm-tastic Set. This set is filled with wonderfully cute farm animals and farm accessories!!

The llama was calling me, and since I have never stamped a llama I went for it! Just a simple layout, using up some of my retired Outlaw dsp.

The entire panel with the llama is up on dimensionals and then the mouse scallop is up on one more.

I'll have more to post soon!!! Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Stamping!!


Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Purely Organic Thanks

This week's color combo on SCS are colors which lend themselves to elegance!! Purely Pomegranate, Basic Black and Basic Gray.

I needed to make a thank you card for my MI secret sis from the MI Minglers event held this past weekend in Birch Run, MI. My secret sis was Debbie Stevens and if you have the newest copy of Take Ten, she's got 2 cards in there!!!

I started with my base card of Purely Pomegranate and then just played around with the other 2 colors until I found layout and look I liked. I knew I didn't want the black to have very heavy presence since the card base was already a dark color. I also decided to use white eyelets on the photo corners instead of brads for different look.

The white neutrals is actually Shimmery White and just gives that extra pop of elegance to the card. The flower charm was a last minute thought as I was finishing up and I think it adds just the right touch here.
The flower stamp I used is from the new Simply Organic set from Treehouse Stamps which was released on March 7th. You can check out the site here: Treehouse Stamps. You wont be sorry you did!! I used my Always Artichoke marker to color the stem and my Purely Pomegranate stamp pad and blender pen to do the flowers directly on the stamp. The sentiment is with their new Everyday Sentiment set.

The main image panel of the textured Basic Gray and Shimmery White is up on dimensionals and then the sentiment ovals is on another dimensional!!

I'm in the process of making a notepad to go with this and I'll post that later.

Happy Stamping!!!