Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Whispy Fairy

Hello there all. I have a Saturated Canary digitally stamped card for you today. She is called Whispy Fairy, and since Fairies are my favorite I had a blast coloring her. I find that the more I like a stamp, the better I color the image, odd, but true. I saw this stamp on Bev's Rochester's Blog and of course, had to skip on over to Kristin's store and buy her. What an addiction!! Better than drugs and or alcohol, says me!
I went to a "Stampede" this past weekend and actually won a second place prize for this card, yay!
And did you notice what's missing?
I'm not sure how I managed to get finished with this card without them. I did use some lovely wrinkled, hand dyed, seam binding that everyone is so crazy about now. I ordered four different colors from
 Whimsy Stamps. It's something new they have started to carry. So I'll give it a try. I have issues with messy, but I'll try my best to work with it, in hopes it will grow on me. There are quite a few pretty colors and it comes in three yard lengths. This one is called Robin's Egg.

Here's a close up of Whispy, so you can see how cute she really is.
These are the supplies I used to put this card together.

Paper: Graphic 45 Once Apon a Springtime, DCWV Mademoiselle, K&Company Julianne, white card stock
Stamps: Whispy Fairy-Saturated Canary, Magical Mini Latter Seals-Whimsy Stamps
Punches: EK Success 1 3/8 & 1 1/8 circle
Flourish Die from Marianne Designs
Hair: E79, 57, 43, 40
Eyes: E57, 25
Skin: E01, 00, 000 (my favorite skin colors)
Cheeks & Lips: R20, RV11
Skirt, Shoes, Tights: E44, 42, 41, 40
Dress, Leggings: BG11, 10, 0000
Embellishments from my stash
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012


Here's a card I did for a baby girl shower. I love this little stamp. I needed a baby stamp, and found this one at Picture This instead. I thought it was so sweet with the umbrella, made me think shower anyway.  I have to apologize for my photo's lately. It seems I'm always in a hurry to get a picture of them before they have to go out the door.
I'm learning how to use my Picasa program for some editing,, but there is only so much a computer can do. You have to give it something to work with in the first place. :-)
Maybe that new camera I've been wanting is in the not to distant future!

Recipe for this card
Ink: Memento
Paper: From an old DCWV matstack from Joann's
Stamp: Penny Johnson's Floating down the river, by Stampavie, sentiment computer generated
Dies: Spellbinder Labels Eleven, CC Designs Butterflies
Flowers, ribbon, pearls, etc. from my stash
Hope you enjoyed this card and thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Birthday Cardinal

Here's a card I was commissioned to do for a Birthday. The ladies favorite birds are Cardinals. Well, try to find a Cardinal that's not Christmas, but still looks real. Lord have mercy, did I have my work cut out for me. I looked at several shops and could not find anything I thought was suitable. So I remembered having this lovely digital stamp from Fred she Said. It really is a Christmas stamp, but I have hidden the holly leaves and berries at the end of the branch with flowers, leaves, a stick pin, etc. Clever, huh? I thought so. The sentiment is from Just-Rite Stamps. I had just picked up this die set at Picture This. LOVE that little Leann and her girls. If you ever want a great shopping experiance, check them out. I have searched for things in the past, and asked Leann to try and order them for me, and bless her little heart, she always comes through. You go girl!!!
This die is one of those things I had on my wish list.
In case your interested it is from Cheery Lynn Designs and it's called Heart to Heart Lace Doily. There are four dies in the pkg. but it cuts six shapes, cool, huh? I love it. I have several of this company's dies and they are really nice, but here is a little hint I learned from Leann. When I use my Spellbinders dies I use plate A, then plate B, paper, die face down, and the plate C in that order in my Cuttlebug. When you use these dies ( Marianne dies also) it's plate A, plate C, die face up, paper, then plate B. I'm not sure why but if you use the Spellbinder sandwich they don't cut well, but the other way they come out perfect, hmmmmmmm? It's a great thing to know.
Here's the recipe for this card:
Ink: Memento, VersaMagic Sahara Sand for shading
Paper: K&Company, 6X6 pad called Julianne (yummy!)
Stamps: Winter Cardinal digital by Fred she Said, Birthday Sentiment Set by JustRite
Dies: Heart to Heart Lace Doily by Cheery Lynn Designs, Flourish LR0116 by Marianne Designs
Cardinal, R27, 24, 22
Beak, Y21, 26
Legs, C5, C3
Branch, E35, 33, 30
Flowers from I Brake for Stamps and a few from my stash along with the stick pin. I make those with Corsage pins and pearls glued on them.
Hope you enjoyed this card and thanks for stopping by.