"When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul or brings joy,
care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life."
Jean Shinoda Bolen

September 13, 2013

Embossed Squares

I'm not sure whose original design idea this is, but I saw a similar card at a stamping party.  The squares are embossed with clear embossing power twice.  The photo does not show it, but the squares are very glossy.  I did notice that I needed to use bright paper before embossing because the embossing powder dulled the colors.  I cut the squares after all the embossing was done and cooled.

A2 Card Base - More Mustard, SU
Very Vanilla CS, SU
Elegant Eggplant CS, SU
DSP - Autumn Harvest, My Digital Studio, SU
Pretty Petites stamp set, SU
Fall Season stamp set, unknown (leaf)
Petite Curly Label punch, SU
Clear Embossing Powder
VersaMark Embossing ink pad
More Mustard ink pad, SU
Elegant Eggplant ink pad, SU
Cream/Gold 1/8" satin ribbon, Michael's

September 12, 2013

Vellum Flowers

I saw this card on LeeAnn Greff's blog and had to try it.  I changed out the colors a bit.

I'm not sure how she colored her flowers, so this is how I made the flowers: I embossed the flowers in white on white vellum.  Next, I colored the back of the flowers (just the centers) using SU markers. Starting in the center and using a water brush, I drew the colors to the edge of the flowers.  Next, I die cut the flowers.  I used double-sided tape in just the middle of the flowers.  I figured out I needed to use alot less water for the back of the flowers because the vellum curled easily.

I stamped the leaves and sentiment before embossing the white cardstock.  I also used Sharpie markers to color the pearls for the flower centers.

A2 Card Base - Rich Razzleberry, SU
White Cardstock
White Vellum
Secret Garden stamp set, SU
Secret Garden framelits, SU
Kind & Caring Thoughts stamp set (sentiment), SU
Rich Razzleberry, Marina Mist & Summer Sun markers, SU
Water brush
Small Pearls, Want 2 Stamp
Sharpie Markers
Tuxedo Black ink pad, Momento
Certainly Celery ink pad, SU
Swiss Dots embossing folder, ProvoCraft

September 11, 2013

Ghost Stamping

I saw a video for ghost stamping on Darlene Devries' blog and knew I just had to make it in purple.  Below is a link to her YouTube video for creating this card.

Click here to learn how to ghost stamp

A2 Card base - White CS
Black CS, Michael's
Crumb Cake CS, SU
Secret Garden stamp set, SU
Wetlands stamp set (sentiment), SU
Whisper White Craft ink pad, SU
Dusty Concord Distress ink pad, TH/Ranger
Always Artichoke ink pad, SU
Thin black marker, Sharpie
White marker (flower centers), GellyRoll

September 10, 2013

Thinking of You

This is a simple and quick card using the
Field Flowers stamp set from Stampin' Up.

A2 Card Base - Very Vanilla, SU
Cardstock: Rich Razzleberry, Certainly Celery, SU
Field Flowers & Wetlands (sentiment) stamp sets (SU)
Rich Razzleberry Satin Ribbon (SU)
Cloud Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers)

September 9, 2013

We Miss You Abby

8-year-old Abby, our Miniature Schnauzer, recently lost her year-long battle with diabetes.  I didn't realize this could happen and it was unexpected.  Abby was always full of life and personality.  I decided I wanted a scrapbook page and I created this page as an 8"x8" in SU's My Digital Studio.  It was hard to choose pictures for the page since Abby was a ham for any camera.

We miss you sweet girl!