Showing posts with label Whipper Snapper Designs. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Whipper Snapper Designs. Show all posts

Monday, September 22, 2008

A Gift and Two Love Notes

Look at this lovely 'thank you' package I just received from Jenn, my fellow Artful INKables Design Team Ink Girl! On my recent vacation to the Brimfield Antique Fair - Jenn asked me to pick up some antique post cards for her which I did. And as a Thank You - she sent me all these wonderful things!
First, there is the lovely Thank You card on the right that has a very nice note inside - then there is the ornament decorated, hand made CD cover that contains a CD of a great mix of Christmas songs by many super artists! And then there is the cute little origami pocket with a sweet candy treat inside! How lucky can a girl get? Thank you so much Jenn! I was more than happy to look for those post cards for you!

If, by any chance, you don't know Jenn - you really have to check out her wonderful work here.

I made these next two cards for a friend at work who has a new 'steady' and they are in that terrific lovey dovey stage! She likes to leave him little cards and she asked me to make up a couple of them for her.

This one she wanted to be a kissing couple with a kind of lovey sentiment.

This is what I put on the inside of this one.

Stamps: First Kiss: Penny Black, Be Still my Heart: Verve Visual - Flirty Phrases, You Make me Happy: SU So Many Sayings.

Paper: Baja Breeze, Groovy Guava: SU, Vintage Cream: PTI, DP- Basic Grey: Two Scoops.

Ink: Onyx Black Versafine

Supplies: foam dimensionals, Prismacolor markers, Copics, word punch: SU, green ribbon: Martha Stewart, Swiss Dots folder, Cuttlebug, Big heart eyelet, Cropadile

For this card - she wanted bugs or insects on it so I used my fun Whipper Snapper ladybug.

And I used this fun sentiment from Verve Visual on the inside.

I really appreciate your stopping by today! Hope you have a great evening!

Stamps: Ladybug: Whipper Snapper Designs, Make a Wish: So Many Sayings: SU, I made a wish: Verve Visual - Wonderful Wishes

Paper: Vintage Cream: PTI, Ruby Red: SU, Striped DP: Unknown

Ink: Onyx Black Versafine

Supplies: Nestability Rectangle, Cuttlebug, Word Punch: SU, foam dimensionals, Prismacolor markers

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Snailing By on a Sketch

So it's Wednesday and that means Sketch Challenge time over at Split Coast! I love the sketch challenges each week. Having a sketch usually makes it easier to create a card - you first choose a stamp you have that fits a panel on the sketch and then make your card. There are lots of blogs where you can find weekly sketch challenges such as Beate's Blog, Taylor's Blog, and Card Positioning Systems, just to name a few...

So here is the sketch for today - kind of different with the two half circles behind the center panel.

And here is the card that I created based on this sketch.

I cuttlebugged my Very Vanilla panel with the Swiss Dots folder. Then I cut my scalloped circle with my nestabilitiy die and cut it in half. I colored the cute snail image by Whipper Snapper Designs with Prismacolor markers and mounted the panel on Certainly Celery and Pretty in Pink (all from Stampin Up) with dimensionals.

You can see the the panels popped up a little better on this close up side view.

I cut the sentiment panels with my new Shapeabilities from Spellbinders. The sentiment is from the Simple Little Things set by PapertreyInk that I got free for ordering at least 11 sets from them in 2007 - what a deal huh?! It's a great set of phrases and pretty circle designs. And finally, I added the flower with flower brad attaching it with a glue dot to be sure it would stay on.

I appreciate your coming by today - hope you can find an inspiring sketch to make a card too!

Today's thought from Poor Richard's Almanac by Ben Franklin: "People who are wrapped up in themselves make small packages."

Stamps: Snail: WhipperSnapperDesigns, sentiment: PTI Simple Little Things,
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Very Vanilla, Certainly Celery, DP: Basic Grey Sultry
Ink: Onyx Black Versafine
Accessories: Shapeabilities, nestabilities, Prismacolor markers: black, tea green terra cotta, clay rose, French grey, mulberry, cuttlebug Swiss Dots, dimensionals, flower, flower brad

Saturday, May 3, 2008

A Page of Gratitude & some Artist Trading Cards

Hope you are all having a great Saturday - getting all your errands done or chores around the house - I've been happy as a clam getting some stamping done in my studio.

This fun little card (actually it's a big card - 5" x 5" !) was made for todays inspiration challenge - to be inspired by a scrapbook page in honor of National Scrapbooking Day.

I am a scrapbooker - but wasn't too enthused about this challenge - make a card from a page?? Didn't really float my boat if you KWIM? but then I browsed the Split Coast Scrapbooking forums where I have never wandered before and found this fun page by Jennie to be inspired by.

I chose this one because I had this wonderful sheet of DP from Making Memories with the stamp edge that I bought quite some time ago and then couldn't quite figure out how to use it on a card! So here was the perfect opportunity - I thought it would make a good substitute for the round edges on the inspiration page.

I colored my cute little girl from Whipper Snapper Designs that I got from Addicted to Rubber Stamps (one of my FAVORITE stamp websites - they have everything! see my side bar for a direct link to them) with Prismacolor markers and added the fun dotted primas. The sentiment is by PapertreyInk Beautiful Blooms set.

So I ended up really enjoying this challenge! Sometimes when we go where we don't think we want to we find great inspiration!

Stamps: Girl: whippersnapper designs, sentiment: PTI Beautiful blooms
Paper: very vanilla, DP: Making Memories - Hilary Stamp Shape
Ink: Onyx black versafine
Accessories: glue zots, dotted primas, Prismacolor markers: French grey, brittany blue, green tea, terra cota, yellow ochre, SU marker: Blush blossom

Several days ago I mentioned that I would be loading up some ATC's (Artist Trading Cards). Finally got the chance to do it!

I was invited by MissHelenStamps on SCS to participate in a monthly ATC swap with her. I had only made a couple of these cute little 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 cards before during Virtual Stamping Weekend challenges on SCS so I thought this would be fun! Each month one of us decides what the topic will be.

ATC's are a fun way to make a quick card design since there is not a lot of space to cover - and can be used to inspire a larger card at a later date. There are many people that swap these with large groups. Craft stores sell special round racks to hang and display them on. For now - I'm happy swapping with just Helen!

Here are 3 that I have made so far.

This one was St. Patrick's Day Theme

And here is a card I made later using the design from the ATC on the card.

Stamp: Sentiment: My Sentiment's Exactly, shamrock: AiP Vip's, Background - Cornish Heritage Farms. Paper: Green and orange Bazzill, Naturals Ivory Ink: Forest Green Stazon Ribbon: Martha Stewart

This one was to use an animal on your ATC. I used my cute Riley Stamp!

Stamp: Riley- Hanna Stamps, DP - K& Co. card stock: Very Vanilla - SU, Threaded Ribbon: SU, slot punch, dimensionals, Prismacolor markers

We had to use a flower on this ATC. I used the Paper Tole technique layering the pieces over the stamped flower.

Stamp: Measure of Life- SU, Paper: choc chip, pumpkin pie, very vanilla. Su markers, cuttlebug script folder. Ribbon, brads.

I made this Halloween ATC during an SCS Virtual Stamping Weekend for a 'Make An ATC' challenge.

Stamp: Close to my Heart, Prismacolor markers, ticket corner punch, bat eyelets, orange eyelets, stitched ribbon, ticket corner punch. Paper: Black, white.

So there you have the sum of my ATC experience so far! For May - Helen and I are making an ATC using only Black and White colors. I'll post mine after I've made it!

Have a great Saturday - Kent and I are off to the Melrose Symphony tonight with some friends - It's quite a professional group with a really congenial Conducter who always has a joke for the audience sometime during the performance!

Today's thought from Poor Richard's Almanac: "Great beauty, great strength, and great riches are really and truly of no great use; a right heart exceeds all."