The other day, a friend of mine was browsing my cards for sale. She came across a wedding card I had made and commented how beautiful it was but, that she had no use for it because everyone she knew was getting divorced. After a chuckle, this got me to thinking. Why not have something you can give your simply fabulous girlfriend, that is humorous, tasteful and lot's of fun?
I remembered that I had the "domestic love" set from Cornish Heritage Farms in my stash and had the perfect image and sentiment for what I was wanting. I masked half of the sentiment and just left the "love sucks" portion. I used up more of the October Afternoon paper I used on my friends Bday card and added some prints from Cosmo Cricket circa 1934 paper pad (LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this paper!).Supplies: Stamps: Domestic love (CHF). CS: kraft, basic black cs (SU!), PP: October Afternoon (thrift shop), Cosmo Cricket (circa 1934 6X6 pad). Ink: momento. Access: jumbo scallop and scalloped scallops die-namics (MFT), scalloped circle punch, black grosgrain ribbon, brad (SU!), lace trim (May Arts), antique button (Jenni Bowlin), divine twine (TCP) and dimensionals.Ciao!
Last week, a friend and I got together to just play around and make a card. We pulled out my alcohol inks, and Cornish Heritage farm Easter basket stamp and started creating. Tell me if alcohol inks and Cornish heritage farm stamps are not one of the best combo's ever?? LOL. I think it's such a shame that CHF are no longer in business, I really loved their vintage images. In fact, there is a store (about a 2 hour trip for me to get to) that still has some of their stamps for sale. Needless to say, I purchased another one for my collection when I was there last week. ((grin)).
For the alcohol ink background I used lemonade and oregano inks by Tim Holt and then stamped my image using staz on. This is a large sized card 5 1/2 " squared. I find with these CHF stamps that they are so large, there isn't much room for patterned papers and embellishments.
Supplies: Stamps: Easter Basket (Cornish Heritage Farms). Ink: staz on. CS: glossy cs (SU!), kraft cs, yellow (bazzil), PP: paper pack (Michaels, Unsure of company). Access: alcohol inks, blender solution (Tim Holtz), rub on, ribbons, hemp twine, button (Jenni Bowlin), paper flower (Prima), mini tag (SU!), computer.
Now I just need to make some more Easter cards using this set for my family, friends and some to sell.
My bestie celebrated her Birthday last month and unfortunately I was battling a household full of flu and cold's at the time and was unable to make anything for her. So, I put this together for her the other night. Guess she will just get to enjoy her Birthday this much longer...((grin)). I pulled this stamp from Inkadinkado out of my stash, blew off the thick layer of dust and put it to good use.
I pulled this random piece of patterned paper out of my stash (from October Afternoon) and stamped the image onto kraft cs. (by random I mean, I had no other pieces from that line...lol).
The music print paper is the reverse side of base paper. I added some yummy lace, scalloped scallops die-namics, a pearl stick pin and a home-made flower to finish off my design. To make the flower, I punched pieces of an old book using my scalloped circle punch from Stampin' up and then crumpled the pieces a few times to give them a soft, worn look. Then I just stacked the pieces, added some tulle and a brad...voila! paper flower complete.
Supplies: Girlfriends matter (Inkadinkado). CS: kraft, basic black cs (SU!), PP: Thrift shop (October Afternoon). Ink: Momento. Access: scalloped scallops die-namic (MFT), black lace (May Arts), book page, scalloped circle punch (SU!), tulle, brads (Recollections), stick pin (Prima) and dimensionals.
Happy really be-lated Birthday Peach!
I made this card following this weeks MFTWSC11
and also in celebration of the birth of one of my friends baby boy. I flipped this sketch onto it's side to accomodate the set I wanted to use.
I pulled out my new "who's that girl" my how you've grown
set. I paired this lovely set with some "new arrival" paper by Pebbles. I purchased some of this paper in both the boys and girls line...it's sooooo cute! I paper pieced this "mom's" pj pants and the baby's little onesie. I coloured the rest using my Copic markers. The main image is popped up onto dimensionals and some ribbon and baby braddies finish off my design. The sentiment is from A Muse and I used the "Trust yourself. You know more then you think you do" sentiment from the set. So perfect for new parents.
Supplies: Stamps: My how you've grown (MFT), sentiment (A Muse). CS: chocolate chip, creamy caramel cs (SU!), Neenah solar crest cs, PP: New arrival (Pebbles). Ink: Momento. Access: Copic markers, Ribbon (May Arts), brads (Recollections), and dimensionals.
Ya gotta love it when you take so much time setting up your card to photograph, taking multiple pictures to get the best shot and then when you load it all on the computer for whatever reason, once you auto correct your photo's they come out with a dark, bluish tint to them! Grrrrrrrr. So, with that being said...please excuse the bluish tint to my card!
I used MFTWSC10
for my card layout and used my new "something's fishy" a'la Mode's by MFT for this card. I LOOOOOve this sweet a'la mode with her stylish rubber boots, showing all them boys how even the fashionable can fish! LOL.
I continued using more of MME Stella and Rose pp (ya getting sick of it yet?). I paper pieced the fish and the a'la mode's top. Coloured her using my Copics, added some twine, ribbon, heart die's, button and dimensionals.Supplies: Stamps: Something's fishy ~A'la Mode's (MFT). CS: whisper white (base), baja breeze, kraft cs (SU!), Neenah solar crest cs, PP: Stella and Rose (My Mind's Eye). Ink: Momento. Access: Copic markers, divine twine and heart dies (TCP), ribbon and button (SU!), 2 way glue pen, dimensionals.
As soon as this little set was released by MFT I knew I had to add it to my collection. I come from a family of outdoorsmen who love to fish, camp, and all of the above, so this chic, little gal with her fish was a no brainer for me.
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