Monday, February 22, 2010

Zindorf Card

I saw a beautiful card on the incredibly talented Michelle Zindorf's blog ( and thought I would try to make my own version of it.  I didn't use a brayer, but instead used sponges to add the color.  Michelle's card base is larger than the typical 5-1/2" x 4-1/4" card, so I adapted my card to fit on a regular card.  Here's what I used to make the card:

Stamp Set: Inspired by Nature
Inks: Basic Black, Apricot Appeal, Really Rust, Bravo Burgundy
Papers: Basic Black, Apricot Appeal, Whisper White
Accessories: Big Shot, Top Note Die, Two-Step Bird Punch, Paper Piercing Tool, Black Ribbon, Sponges, Dimensionals

Friday, February 19, 2010

The Other Side......

I wanted to post a picture of what the other side of my rag purse and the items I used to make it:

Accessories: Big Shot, Square Die, Batting cut into 3-1/4" x 3-1/4" squares, Scissors, Sewing Machine, Thread, Quilting Fabric, Pins

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Rag Purse

Here it is - my first rag purse, and was it fun and super easy to make!!!  The squares were all done using my Big Shot and the SU! Square Die.  Next I layered a piece of 3-1/4" x 3-1/4" batting in between the squares and sewed them together.  I picked up some precut quilt fabric at Joanne's, but I think for the next purse I will take a little bit more time and pick out the fabric from a bolt.  Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Card from Kim

Sorry I haven't posted in a while.  I have been having problems with my router and my internet has been down off/on.  My nephew came over the other day and was able to fix it.  The kids were going crazy because they couldn't get on the internet or play xBox live...........I wonder how they would of survived back in the day when I was a teen and all you had was TV!  Anyway, I received this lovely card from my dear friend, Kim.  Sunday (Valentine's Day) was the 4th anniversary date of my mom's passing and Kim sent me this card to let me know she was thinking of me.  Thanks Kim - you are one talented stamper my dear!!

On another stamping note, Ben was off of school yesterday and him and I ran some errands (every teenage boy's dream!).  I bought some quilting material at Joanne's, and should get my square die today from Stampin' Up!  I can't wait to make a rag purse and will post it when I get it finished!  Have a great day everyone!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Butterfly Resist Card

This is another card I made for the LNS Butterfly challenge for this week. I embossed the image from Upsy Daisy using a VersaMark pad and white embossing powder. Next I sponged Orchid Opulence, a little bit of Old Olive and Rich Razzleberry over the embossed image. I found some scrap pieces from the designer paper, Cottage Wall, that fit into the Beautiful Wings embosslit die, and used them to make the butterflies. Did some paper piercing at the corners, and created a border using the SAB Scallop Trim Border Punch and the Cottage Wall dp. The piece of cardstock that is in back of the punched out saying was made using a piece of scrap Rich Razzleberry and the Matchbox Bigz xl Die. Here's the recipe:

Stamp Set: Upsy Daisy
Inks: Rich Razzleberry, Orchid Opulence, Old Olive, VersaMark
Papers: Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Cottage Wall DP
Accessories: Big Shot, Matchbox Bigz xl Die, Beautiful Wings Embosslit Die, Rich Razzleberry Ribbon, White EP, Heat Tool, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Modern Label Punch, Mat Pack, Paper Piercing Tool, Old Olive Brads, Mini-Glue Dots, Sponges, Scissors

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

SCS/LNS Challenge Card

The LNS challenge for this week is to create a card using butterflies. Yesterday's SCS challenge was to use the colors Going Gray, Bravo Burgundy and Crushed Curry. My dear stamping friend, Kim, was asked to design a preview card for the SCS challenge - check out her fab card - her SCS name is LuvFlowers. Kim needed to borrow my inkpads for the challenge, so I pulled out some designer paper, c/s, and my dies and punches for my card. Here's the scoop:

Stamps: Well Scripted
Inks: Bravo Burgundy
Papers: Whisper White, Crushed Curry, Going Gray, Bravo Burgundy, Razzleberry Lemonade DP
Accessories: Heart Punch, Two-Step Bird Punch, Big Shot, Top Note Die, Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die, Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslits Die, Perfect Polka Dots Impressions Folder, Crushed Curry Ribbon, Mini-Glue Dots