Thursday, July 21, 2011

A Nice "Mistake"

I started this card for a sketch challenge. But to be honest by the time I finished it, it really didn't fit the sketch anymore. So I think my non-sketch following card "mistake" turned out to be a pretty nice card anyway. Mistakes aren't always a bad thing.
I used Cherry Cobbler and Early Espresso ink. Very Vanilla and Early Espresso cardstock and Cherry Cobbler DSP. Notably Ornate and Word Play stamp sets along with Ribbon border and Boho Blossom punches were also used. All products from Stampin' Up.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Yummy Birthday!

Unity stamps can be a lot of fun! This ice cream cone was perfect for a birthday card for my cousins little girl. I used Blushing Bride,  Chocolate Chip and crumb Cake with my blender pen to color the image. The paper is from the hostess dsp that is retired. The ribbon is Blushing Bride. and the sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes.
The idea for this little card came to me at 3AM and I couldn't get back to sleep until it was done. I really had fun with this card. It could certainly be made with more masculine colors for the guy ice cream enthusiast, don't you think?

Two for One

This first card I made for my mother-in-law for her birthday. I liked the way it turned out so much that I made a general card using the same sketch. I'm happy with the way they both turned out. I think I will be using this sketch again. 
 The dictionary paper was taken from the dictionary my grandpa actually carried to school with him. He gave it to me happily to use on my cards. His way of figuring was that somebody would be using it for good. What a deal!

The images on both cards are from Dover Publishers CD that I purchased ages ago and finally putting to good use. The flowers are Prima purchased in bulk. And the tags are just from Wal-Mart. All in all not a bad deal.