Sunday, February 28, 2010

Song of Spring

I am probably already in Hawaii when you read this post. I may be able to interrupt the scheduled posts with some fun pictures. But I am not sure how things will go.
I had colored this image long time ago and never put into a card. So I decided to make a simple card with it (the card size is 4"x4"). I stamped the image on watercolor paper and colored it with my Stampin' Write Markers and aqua painter.

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supplies:
stamps: Flower for all seasons, song of spring
ink: staz on and markers ( ballet blue, regal rose, chocolate chip, old olive)
paper: watercolor, regal rose, whisper white

Friday, February 26, 2010

Timeless friend and note on Butterfly tote tutorial

First to take care of bussiness.
All Butterfly tote tutorials and templates have been emailed.
Now if you order it through the tutorials and template page will be available for instant download. If you order it through the post somewhere below this one, I will need to email you.

Note, I will be on vacation from tomorrow 2/27 until 3/08 and will have no access to the internenet. and will not be able to email you back until I get back. So this is the page to order your tutorials for instant download :) HERE

Here is a card that I cased from the Stamp It Magazine, not 100% but close enough. I liked the simplicity and the vintagey look of it.

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supplies:
stamps: great friend, sense of time
ink: basic black, rich razzleberry
paper: kraft, very vanilla
other: rich razzleberry ribbon, half back pearls, rhinestones.

Thank you

Here is a simple thank you card I made tonight. I needed a thank you card ;-) So I CASED Kirsty again, I have CASED this card around Christmas time, but this time I chose different color scheme.

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Supplies:
stamps: flight of the butterfly, inspired by nature, short and sweet
ink: rich razzleberry, old olive, white staz on
paper: very vanilla, rich razzleberry, window sheets, old olive
other: butterfly punch, modern label punch, linen thread

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Happy Anniversary

I had long and busy day at work, and I was so tired that I messed up a lot of cardstock trying to come up with a design for this card, and it's still not the way I would like it to be. Anyway today (2/24/10) Sean and I are celebrating out 5th wedding anniversary. I can't believe that 5 years have gone by. During the 5 years we've been married we lived in 3 different appartments, 3 different towns, 2 different states. It's been amazing 5 years...
And on Saturday we are flying to Hawaii for our vacation, anniversary celebration and to visit my best friend from Macedonia who used to live in San Francisco and recently moved to Hawaii.

Anyway...here is the card I made for Sean for our anniversary, I used the raccoon from Love Bandit, since raccoon has special meaning to us, just raccoon was dead, we never seen him alive...but we saw him dead every single day...It's a long story from 6 years ago when I moved to the US....
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supplies:
stamps: love bandit, I love love wheel
paper: pretty in pink, rose romance, real red, whisper white, patterned paper
ink: basic black, versamark, real red
other: real red satin ribbon, real red brads, crystal effects

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Simple Asian Artistry


Hi all!
Today for you I have a very simple card. I didn't have time for more :) I finally decided to use the Hostess level 2 set Asian Artistry that I have had since the summer and never used it.
As I said I kept it simple, cause it's kind of late and I am tired. It's been totally insane day at work. Scroll down for complete list of supplies.



supplies:
stamps: Asian Artistry
ink: markers: old olive and real red, chocolate chip ink pad
paper: confetti cream, the write stuff dsp
other: rhinestones, old olive wide grosgrain ribbon

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Spread your wings and fly

For those who know me I LOVE butterflies!!! So I decided to make this little tote and 3x3 note cards. I drew the butterflies by hand and cut them out. As well I made template for the whole project. The tote fits five notes and five envelopes.
You can purchase the step by step instructions full with pictures and the templates by clicking on the add to cart button. They will be emailed to you on February 27th or earlier, so this is kind of pre-order.

Price: $6.49

Order HERE

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supplies:
stamps: Medallion, Filigree
paper: pretty in pink, close to cocoa
ink: pretty in pink, close to cocoa
other: two way glue pen, sticky strip, supernova glitter, hemp twine, silver brads, random buttons, beautiful wings embosslit

Friday, February 19, 2010

Embrace Life

Here is the last card we made on Wednesday. I pulled out Embrace life that haven't used forever and some of the retired dsp. I can't remember the name...lol...it's been a whole :-)

I created a page with all the tutorials I have posted on this blog, you can see right below my blog banner. It's now much easier to spot, than being on the side bars. ;-)

I am so glad it's Friday and there is not work ( hopefully) on Saturday, but we need to go shopping for some summer clothes for vacation ....

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supplies:
stamps: three little words, embrace life
ink: basic black, old olive
paper: rose red, pumpkin pie, old olive, whisper white
other: white gel pen, flower trio punch

Friend 24-7 thinking of you

This is the third card design I had prepared for yesterday for the women from my church to make to include in the gift baskets they were putting together. This card is inspired by Monika Davis aka MAD Stamper.
Oh yeah, I created new watermark :) I have been playing today with MDS and Photoshop ;-)

I haven't really created anything new since Monday, it's been crazy week, especially at work, and I almost ended up flying to Germany yesterday. They told me on Tuesday, like " you are going to Germany tomorrow"... but they found someone else who was already there to bring the stuff we need from there. Anyway...I feel exhausted and it's bed time ;-) I am looking forward going on vacation to Hawaii in a week....
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supplies:
stamps: sincere salutations, friends 24-7, medallion
paper: very vanilla, chocolate chip, pink pirouette
ink: pink pirouette, chocolate chip
other: half back pearls, chocolate chip satin ribbon, dimensionals, scallop trim punch

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Beautiful Butterflies

Here is another card we made tonight at church for the Drake house residents. This one is complete CASE from Monika Davis aka MAD stamper.
It's been a crazy day so I am off to bed ;-) at least I am not on my way to Germany, that would have been even crazier.
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supplies:
stamps: medallion, three little words
ink: barely banana, chocolate chip
paper: confetti cream, soft sky, barely banana, chocolate chip
other: embossing folder, scallop trim punch, buttons, half back pearls, beautiful butterflies die

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Blog Candy Winner

Drum roll please ;-)

The blog candy winner is Jaime. She said:

Jaime Benavides said...

I love your work...Thanks for the chance to win your blog candy! ;)

Jaime please email me at ilina.crouse@gmail.com with your snail mail and I will get the stamp set in the mail for you!

Thank you and Congratulations!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Happy Moments

Here is a card I made last week and never got around taking picture of it. It's a 4 1/4" x 4 1/2" simple card using the Happy Moments Sale-a-Bration set. There is only little over a month left for SAB. Click on the link above to learn more about Sale-a-bration and how you can earn free stamps sets, paper pack or punch.

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supplies:
stamps: happy moments
ink: markers: chocolate chip, bermuda bay
paper: sweet pea dsp, whisper white, kraft
other: circle punches, paper piercing tool, designer latte buttons

Upsy Daisy

I needed to come up with few simple cards for Wednesday night that several women from my church will make to include in the gift baskets for the women from the Drake house. I tried to keep them simple since we have limited time of 1 hr. I came up with 4 different designs.
This is one of them, and it's not completely mine. I saw similar card blog surfing today, I kept the sketch same and the Upsy Daisy stamp set.
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supplies:
stamps: Upsy Daisy, Three little words
ink: chocolate chip
paper: pretty in pink, so saffron, chocolate chip, whisper white, sweet pea dsp
other: modern label punch, library clip, scallop border punch, linen thread

Punched border using curly label punch

Here is another quick tutorial for you. This time it's making a punched border using the curly label punch.
For this you will need:
Curly label punch
a strip of cardstock you will like to use for the border. I used 5 1/2" long and 2" wide.
Ruler, pencil and eraserstart by drawing a line about 3/4" from one end. This will serve you as a guide when punching, so you have even border ;-)
Start from the middle of the cardstock, and position the punch about 1/4" above the line, see picture. And punch.

Now you can move to the right and left, using the same principle. Just now you will need to line up as well the ends with the previous punch out. Repeat until you have punched the whole strip.
And there you have it.
In order to have smaller "peaks" you can overlap a little bit the ends of the punch and the previous punch out.
As I said, it's quick tutorial :)





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