Monday, September 26, 2011

Happy Birthday

Since Simple Stories paper lines came out on the market, I have been in love. The Happy Day collection is no exception. The colors are amazing and the designs are wonderful. 

For this Happy Birthday card, I used Life's Little Moments set from {ippity}. A stamp set with so many possibilities. 

In the detail shot, you can see that the edges have been inked with Versa Magic in Jumbo Java.


Thursday, September 22, 2011

Many Paisley Thanks

Creating a thank you note that can be sent to a man or woman can be a challenge in itself sometimes. 

I kept this card simple by using kraft paper and light blue cardstock. I used Bitty Pixie Paisley stamp set with cobalt and chocolate inks to stamp the images.

The "many thanks" is stamped inside a Spellbinder Nestablities label die with the edges inked.

The twine is threaded from the back of the button so that the twine could be tied into a bow.


Monday, September 19, 2011

A Jar full of Love

A Jar full of Love is something that we all wish we had sitting in our kitchen as one of our ingredients. Something that you could add to any recipe that you are baking or cooking and it would just add love to the people who ate your creation. If making everyone see and feel love in the world would be that easy. 

This is my little creation that I hope can show that love can be shown just that easily. I used Quotes a'la HAPPY to create this card of love.

To add a touch a character to the patterned papers, I inked the edges with Color Box Chalk Ink in Dark Brown. The oval was cut using a Spellbinders Nestabilities and the coloring was all completed using a plethora of Copic markers. To soften the look, ribbon was tied to the right side of the stamped image. 

Copic marker used: BG01 - Aqua Blue; BG02 - New Blue; BG10 - Cool Shadow; BG11 - Moon White; BG13 - Mint Green; BG23 - Coral Sea; BG32 - Aqua Mint; BG45 - Nile Blue; BG53 - Ice Mint; BG70 - Ocean Mist; G00 - Jade Green; G12 - Sea Green; G20 - Wax White; G21 - Lime Green; G24 - Willow; G40 - Dime Green; G82 - Spring Dim Green; YG11 - Mignonette; YG61 - Pale Moss; and YG63 - Pea Green. 
Seriously, I cannot believe the amount of markers I used to color this little jar.


Friday, September 16, 2011

Happy Heart...

Sending a little love in the mail is a special thing to do. I don't a specific style - just what I like. This card is of the simple style. 

I used Loads of Love to create this card.  This is one of my favorite sets.

The stamped images are created with Archival Ink in Crimson and the scalloped border is an EK Success punch.

To create a visual triangle, I tied a red sheer ribbon around the top of the card and made a bow with the ribbon. This creates a softens to the card and makes the eye flow around the card.


Sunday, September 11, 2011

Every New Season...{ippity} Challenge Entry

It is time for a new 2-week {ippity} challenge. The theme for this challenge is Fall. Use fall inspired papers with an {ippity} or Unity stamp that reminds you of fall. Or think out of the box. Then link your creation to the {ippity} challenge blog post for your chance to win a $20 gift certificate that you can use here to shop for some fabulous {ippity} stamps. 

Now, for my entry, I used the New Season, New Wonder stamp set and some fall like Basic Grey patterned paper. 

I stamped the pear image using Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto watercolor paper. Then I colored the image with Copic markers.

Detail shot of sentiment area

Detail shot of ribbon and button

Copic markers used: YG97 - Spanish Olive, YG99 - Marine Green, and 0 - Colorless Blender


Monday, September 5, 2011

September {ippity} Release Day

It has been so crazy for me this last week, I woke up this morning going "Oh, my goodness! I need to get the new releases on my blog!" Let alone I need to make my samples when I get home from work this evening. So look for those soon. But here are the releases. You can find them to buy in New Releases.

Have an {ippity} day!