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9 posts from February 2010

Sat 27

You're Purr-fect!

Purr-fect

This card uses Large Kitty (228C) in this clean & simple design.

 

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Sometimes, the simpler I keep my designs, the happier I am with my final card. So that is exactly what I did with this card….kept it simple!! I think Large Kitty is purr-fectly adorable all by herself (or himself), with not a lot of “foof-ing” to the card. If you wanted to add a sentiment, a couple of ideas, “You’re Purr-fect”, or “To a Purr-fect friend”.

 

To make this card, start with a Wisteria notecard. Cut a piece of white cardstock to desired size & adhere a scrap of Snow & Cedar paper, cut with decorative edge scissors, to make “grass”. Stamp Large Kitty in black ink (I used Memento Tuxedo Black) on this piece so paws sit on grass. Stamp again onto scrap of white cardstock, color as desired (I used Copics), and trim out. Adhere trimmed pieces to the white/grass piece. Frame with Boysenberry cardstock. Embellish Wisteria notecard with ribbon & bow. Adhere the piece framed in Boysenberry to the Wisteria card.

Tue 23

A Spring Note

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I have another spring inspired card to share with you today. We have been having the most gorgeous weather here in the PNW. All the flowering cherry trees are in full bloom with their beautiful pink blossoms. The daffodils & other bulbs are popping up. I am so ready for spring to officially arrive.

 

Bobby Bird 216C

I thought Bobby Bird (216C) would work well with this particular piece of Gossamer paper. The pink hues along with the tree branches make me think of spring.

 

To make this card, I worked with one sheet of Gossamer paper. I cut a piece to fit onto the Vanilla Bean notecard, and another piece to place Bobby Bird on. The smaller piece was framed with Mocha cardstock. Bobby Bird was stamped onto the smaller piece of Gossamer paper with Ancient Page Chocolate ink. Bobby was stamped again onto white cardstock & on a couple different scraps of Snow & Cedar paper. The pieces were trimmed out, colored with Copics & adhered to the Gossamer piece. The sentiment is from the MB Little Birdie clear set. Jewel stickers were placed around the sentiment for embellishment.

 

We have much needed rain on the way, but I have really enjoyed all of the early sunshine!

Thu 18

Colorful Mushroom Trio

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I love the mushroom images in the Forest Fun (CL145) clear set. I think they make “happy” cards. This card was made entirely of paper scraps with the exception of the card base. Patterned paper scraps are perfect to use for paper piecing. I always look for scraps first when I’m going to do paper piecing so I don’t have to cut into a new sheet of paper. The polka dot paper is from the Snow & Cedar paper pack.

 

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Forest Fun CL145

 

To make this card, I cut an A2 sized card from white cardstock, and it opens on the side. I used the 2 larger mushroom images from the Forest Fun clear set. The tops of the mushrooms were stamped onto Snow & Cedar paper scraps, using Memento Rich Cocoa ink & cut out. The mushroom images were stamped again onto white paper scraps cut to 1 ½” x 1 ½”. They were framed with scraps of Dill, Taffy & Robin’s Egg. The coloring was done with colored pencils. The squares were placed together & adhered to the card base. The strips on the base of the card are scraps from the Gossamer paper pack. I placed Petal Pink jewel stickers along the entire strip of the lower piece.

Tue 16

Furry Friends

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I hope everyone had a nice Valentine’s Day & weekend. I had plans of posting this card earlier, but weekend events prevented me from doing so. So I’m posting it now, even though it has a bit of a Valentine theme to it.

 

To make this card, I started with a Kraft notecard & lined the edge with a strip of Gossamerpaper & a piece of white cardstock punched with a Martha Stewart heart edge punch. A strip of ribbon was added for embellishment. I cut three circles out of a different sheet of Gossamer paper with a 1 3/8” circle punch. Three circles were also cut out of white cardstock using a 1 ½” circle punch. Small Kitty (227B) & Small Pooch (226B) were stamped onto the Gossamer circles. Small Kitty & Pooch were stamped again onto white cardstock, colored with Copics & cut out to place on the images that were stamped on the Gossamer circles. . The heart was stamped with the retired Heart Trio (MB) stamp.  The circles were then added to the base card to complete it.

Fri 12

Triple Scoop

TripleScoop

 

I must have been daydreaming about ice cream. As I was looking at the Forest Fun (CL145) clear set, I noticed that if you turned one of the triangular tree images around, it resembled a sugar cone, my favorite ice cream cone. It could also be waffle cone if that is more to your liking. J I then thought I could turn the cloud image into the ice cream scoops. Voila, an ice cream cone!!

 

Forest Fun CL145

 

I am fortunate enough to live in an area that has a local dairy that makes a very good ice cream. It is really hard for me to narrow it down to one favorite flavor, I enjoy so many of them, but if I had to, it would probably be Espresso Madness. Coffee & dark chocolate….two of my favorite things! What’s your favorite flavor?

 

 

 

Supplies:

 

Poppystamps ForestFun Clear Set (CL145)

Memory Box Cherry Blossom Notecard

Memory Box Taffy Cardstock

Memory Box Gossamer Paper

Memory Box “You’re The Sweetest” sentiment

Memory Box Petal Pink jewel stickers

Memento ink Tuxedo Black & Rich Cocoa

Copic Markers

Stickles

Foam adhesive

Tue 09

Gift ideas from Deborah

This is the finale of the great samples received from Deborah at Buffalo Stamps and Stuff in New York. She included some really nice gift projects she created with Poppystamps.

 

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The first project I’m sharing that Deborah created, is this fun desk calendar. This would make a nice gift for someone. I like how it folds down, so it could easily be mailed in an envelope, but when it is opened up, it exposes the little calendar. Deborah used several stamps including, Big Pooch (225C), Small Pooch (226B), Paw Print (229B), and the food bowl stamp from the Forest Fun (CL145) clear set.  The photos give you an idea of the calendar when it is folded down & when is opened for use.

 

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The final project of Deborah’s is this adorable notepad enclosure, using Petunia Petals (217C). Another fabulous gift idea. I love the vibrant colors she used on this and especially the colors she chose for the flower. It reminds me of a Black Eyed Susan.

 

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It even holds a pen on the side.

 

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Thank you Deborah & Buffalo Stamps and Stuff for sending your beautiful samples. It has really been a pleasure sharing them on the blog. J

 

If you live in the area, I encourage you to sign up for one of Deborah's classes!!

 

-Nancy

Sat 06

A few more cards by Deborah

I have a few more card samples share with you from Deborah, instructor at Buffalo Stamps and Stuff in New York. This is the last of her card samples I have to share, but I will be sharing one more post with some very fun projects she created with Poppystamps, so be sure to check back for that.

 

First up is Andrew Angel (213C). I love how everything coordinates so perfectly on this card. The chocolate silk ribbon is a gorgeous added embellishment. She also added some glitter to Andrew's wings so they sparkle.

 

 

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One her next card, she uses a fun combination of images using Bobby Bird (216C),Small Rex (223B) & Bare Tree(E1125 by Memory Box). If you look closely, you can see the faint blue/gray clouds Deborah added to the background, this really adds a nice addition to her combination of images.

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On her final card, Deborah creates a cozy card using Daniel Digger (230C). You may click on any of the images for a closer view of Deborah's amazing coloring!

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I hope you have enjoyed Deborah's cards as much as I have!! Please stay tuned for a couple of fun projects created by Deborah.

 

 

  -Nancy

Thu 04

More cards by Deborah

I have a couple more cards to share with you today made by Deborah from Buffalo Stamps and Stuff in New York. The first one features Catie Cupcake (220C). I love all of the heart accents she used on this card. This would make a great Valentines Day card.

 

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Her next card features Fiona Faerie (219C). She creates that realistic grass again on this card.

 

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Here is a close up of the “stardust” she added around Fiona’s wand. So clever! It also give you a little closer view of her beautiful techniques using colored pencils & Gamsol.

 

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If you missed my previous post featuring Deborah’s first series of cards, be sure to check it out below. I will have more cards & other goodies made by Deborah to share soon.  

 

-Nancy

Tue 02

Cards by Deborah from Buffalo Stamps and Stuff

I have a fun treat for you this week. Dave received a wonderful box of sample cards made by the very talented Deborah Morrissey, an instructor at Buffalo Stamps and Stuff in New York. He forwarded them to me to share with you on the blog. She has amazing colored pencil techniques that she uses on her Poppy designs. I will be sharing her beautiful work over a series of several posts this week, so be sure you check back to see more of her fabulous creations.

 

The first of Deborah's cards features Teresa Tea Time (215C).

 

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Look how perfect she creates steam above the mug.


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Next, Deborah uses Peggy Polka Dot (218C) on this sweet card. I love how she creates such real looking grass!


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Be sure to check back as I will share more inspiration from Deborah all week.

-Nancy