Thursday, April 7, 2011

Way out there layout

Tonight's card was made using one of those Mojo Monday card sketches that I printed out in bulk and head to when I need some new inspiration. This layout is kind of out there for me, but upon further review, I think I really like it. I got to use almost all the stamps in the Easter blossoms set on this card too, which gives me a feeling like I got my money's worth (not a problem with this stamp set!) I used all but the Easter egg on one card - that's got to be some sort of record! (I guess I could use the egg on the inside with the Happy Easter stamp . . . hmmmm. This is one of those rare cards (for me at least) where there's a lot going on with it as far as stamps go, but there is not one single embellishment (aside from DSP, if you think of that as an embellishment) on it, which means it's going to be easy to ship, for one thing. I am totally guilty of relying on bling and embellishments to fill up a card, and sometimes with the right design, you can let the stamps speak for themselves. Just one more reason why I love to make cards!

Card Supplies: (All supplies from Stampin' Up unless otherwise noted)
Stamps: Easter blossoms
Cardstock: River rock, Very vanilla, Not quite navy, Springtime vintage DSP
Ink: Not quite navy, Baja breeze, River rock
Other Stuff: 1 3/8" circle punch, Scalloped circle punch, Versamarker, Rose red, Pretty in pink and Pear pizzazz markers, Sponge dauber, dimensionals

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Love this little girl

I think I'm up to 14 of the (at least) 17 Easter cards I want to send out. This little girl silhouette is certainly getting good mileage from me. She's so pretty and easy to work with, and I just love highlighting her hair bow and flowers. I think I love that her hair is probably kind of curly, but it could also just be a little bit unruly and windblown. Just like my hair back then. And now. And, unfortunately, my daughter's hair. In silhouette it looks really cute sometimes but most of the time we just look, as my husband puts it oh-so-gently (NOT!) . . . scruffy. And as much as I'd like to, I can't deny it. We're a scruffy bunch. I guess there are worse things in this world, but I'll be honest . . . when my 4 year old daughter yanks her best friend's honey blonde golden hair that flows silkily and remarkably un-knotted all the way down her back, I kinda get where she's coming from :-)

Card Supplies: (All supplies from Stampin' Up unless otherwise noted)
Stamps: Easter blossoms, Dotted spring
Cardstock: River rock, Always artichoke, Very vanilla, Springtime vintage DSP
Ink: Always artichoke, river rock,Rose red
Other Stuff: Sponge dauber, 3/8" whisper white taffeta ribbon (I dyed it with the rose red ink), Rose red marker, Basic pearls, mini glue dots, Bow easy

Monday, April 4, 2011

Easter flowers

Now that our household is finally feeling healthy again, I had the energy to go upstairs and have some fun. I made three different Easter cards tonight and could have kept going if I didn't have some more grown-up stuff to do downstairs. I am bound and determined to use as much of the Springtime Vintage paper as I can, and I used another big chunk on this card. I also got to use the dogwood branch which is just gorgeous and has been underutilized by me so far. The only downside of tonight is that I ruined my brand-new pretty in pink inkpad by my own laziness: I forgot to clean off my background stamp and now my pretty in pink is covered with purple :-( Lesson learned!!!!!!

Card Supplies: (All supplies from Stampin' Up unless otherwise noted)
Stamps: Easter blossoms, Sanded
Cardstock: Pretty in pink,Very vanilla, Rose red, Springtime vintage DSP
Ink: Rose red, Baja breeze, Pear pizzazz, Always artichoke, Pretty in Pink (mixed with purple :-(
Other Stuff: 2 1/2" circle punch, Scalloped circle die (Non SU), Pretty in pink marker, Basic pearls