March 17, 2010

Happy St. Pat’s to My Blog Hopping Buddies!

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Top o’ the evenin’ to ya! I will be hopping right after I finish my fitting dinner of corned beef, cabbage, and soda bread! The card I made for the hop is entitled “Irish Toile.” Of course, it had to be green for St. Patrick’s Day but I am anxious to color the image in monochromatic schemes of blue, red, and brown. I am a bit obsessed with Toile. I have it in nearly every room of my house.

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The sets I used are  Waltzingmouse Stamps Celtic Heritage and Irish Blessings.  I cut the shapes out with my Cricut. I know the shape on the front is from A Child’s Year but I can’t remember at the moment which cartridge the inside shape came from. I cut a lot of shapes out all at once and then I lose track of the cartridges they come from. Ink, paper, and envelope are all PTI.

Thanks for hoppin’ by this fine evening! Cheers!

March 16, 2010

Baby Bee

I’m not sure if I mentioned this already but I don’t know anyone who is having a baby, yet I can’t stop making baby cards. Good thing a few people I know know women who are having babies.

I used my Cricut to cut the shapes for this card . I am pretty sure the cartridge is A Child’s Year. When in doubt, my go to cartridge is A Child’s Year. All supplies, except the crochet thread & colored pencils, are from PTI. Stamps sets are PTI’s Baby Button Bits, Polka Dot Basics II, and Background Basics: Text Style.

I stamped an extra set of the bee’s wings, cut them out, and propped them up with foam tape for added dimension.

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Hope to see you at the Walzingmouse Stamps Blog Hop tomorrow!

March 3, 2010

Irish Blessings

The first card is a wedding card, probably a bit non-traditional but I like it. I thought it might well suited for a groom’s dinner. My inspiration came from this card of Claire’s. I just love this image. The stamp sets I used are Waltzingmouse Stamps Irish Blessings, Celtic Heritage and Off Beat Backgrounds.  The inside says “Congratulations on your wedding day.” I used colored pencils and odorless mineral spirits. The border punch is by EK Success. I stamped the grid background from Off beat Backgrounds in PTI’s Spring Moss on PTI’s Spring Moss twill ribbon, waited for it to dry and then distressed it a bit with PTI’s Chamomile & Chai tea dye inks.

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My next card is a “welcome to the neighborhood” card. I was trying to capture the pinkish-golden glow of a summer sunset. The stamp set I used is WMS Irish Blessings. I used my Cricut to cut out the card’s window. PTI’s Tea Dye Duo was used to distress the card and give it a vintage, rustic feel.

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Top o’ the mornin’ to ya and enjoy your day!

March 2, 2010

Just Ducky – Part II

This is the final card in my “Just Ducky” trilogy. I came up with the idea just about a year ago and the card laid around half-finished. I have tons of half-finished cards. PTI’s “Inside & Out: Baby” came out just in time to provide the perfect sentiment for my card. All supplies are PTI. The other stamps sets I used are PTI’s Mixed Messages, Polka Dot Basics and Bitty Baby Blessings. Paper is PTI’s 2008 Bitty Dot Basics, SS White, Aqua Mist, and Lemon Tart. I colored white crochet thread with a Copic marker to match the Aqua Mist twill ribbon.

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March 1, 2010

Sweet L’il Buddies

Today’s cards feature Claire’s cute l’il buddies. I love these l’il critters and can hardly wait to stamp them on some Onesies! I used colored pencils and odorless mineral spirits.
Waltzingmouse Stamps: L’il Buddies, Off Beat Backgrounds; PTI: Polka Dot Basics II, Tiny Treats: Valentine, Forest Friends.

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Feeling really proud of myself because I actually stamped envelopes and the insides of the cards! Doesn’t usually happen all at once for me; I tend to do it in stages.

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Meet L’il Lambchop…

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Meet L’il Snuggle Bunny…

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Meet L’il Chicklet…

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