Friday, August 26, 2011

Loads of Love

Welcome!  Since we have a hurricane coming up the coast this weekend, I wanted to post a card I made before the electricity goes out.  However, we  hardly ever  loose electricity during a storm; we seem to always loose it on a normal day with nothing special going on in the weather department! It will be interesting to see what happens with this storm.  I think New York will be hit hard, but by the time it makes it's way to Boston, it should die down, but we'll see!

For todays card I started with sketch # 232 from CPS and the colors came from The Play Date Cafe PDCC96 based on this week's  color combination of mint, ivory and coral.


Here is the card I created:





I love this little Ippity stamp set titled Loads of Love and couldn't wait to make a card using this set.    I stamped the image on watercolor paper and used watercolor paints to color the image.  Some buttons, a flower and twine finished off the card.  I wasn't sure about using only three colors on this card but I think the limited color combination worked. 

Thanks so much for stopping  by and if you live on the east coast, keep safe!

Susan

Friday, August 12, 2011

You Are Fabulous

Hello everyone!  I seem to have neglected my blog lately so today I decided to make a  card based on this weeks  Cards Patterns sketch # 127.






I wanted to make a bright and cheerful card so I started by using this pretty background paper from The  Girl's Paperie.  I then stamped and embossed the sentiment from the Ippity stamp set Where You Should Be.  The rolled flowers were made using gingham and polka dot paper.  As much as  I love the look of these flowers, I have the worst time making them!  I figure one of these days, I'll get the hang of  making them, at least I hope will!   I then punched out some leaves, added a butterfly and some lace and the card was complete. 

Thanks so much for stopping by and if you live in Massachusetts, don't forget about the tax free weekend tomorrow and Sunday.  Enjoy the rest of your day and have a great weekend!

Susan

Friday, August 5, 2011

Ippity - New Release Day

It's the fifth of the month and time for the new releases. I really like both of the new sets but  I love the flowers in the Make Your Mark set.




Here are the details on the two sets: 
Make Your Mark contains 12 stamps and is under $17.00
Loads of Love contains 5 stamps and sells for under $6.00
Both sets are available  here on my {ippity} Stamps blog.

I made two cards using the Make Your Mark stamp set.



This was the first card I made using brown and oranges.  I wasn't sure if I liked it so I redid the card in purple and pink.



I couldn't decide which card I liked better so I decided to post both of the cards, since my son liked the brown card and I liked the purple card.   For both cards I used a Unity ledger stamp for the background.  The first card was stamped on stamping paper and colored with markers.  The purple card was stamped on watercolor paper and painted with watercolor paints.  I love the little honeycomb stamp  in this set and found it was perfect for making a scalloped border. 

I didn't have a chance to use the Loads of Love set, but I can see making a card with it and sending it to my son when he goes away to college.  I told him I was going to do that and he said "Mom, No!"  But I think once he's away for a while, he'll enjoy getting a little card in the mail that says " Sending you loads of  love".... at least I hope he will!

I hope you liked this month's releases as much as I did!  Have a good weekend and thanks for stopping by!

Susan

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Ippity - Aren't You Super

Today I have another fun little card to share with you which uses the {ippity} stamp set The Best.



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To start the card I used this weeks sketch from Clean and Simple #151.  The pattern paper is  Circa 1934  from Cosmo Cricket.  A Martha Stewart border punch and  some tiny star rhinestones finished off the card. 

Two new {ippity} stamp sets are being released tomorrow. Both sets are really cute, so if you have a chance check back tomorrow.

Thanks so much for looking and have a great day!

Susan 

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Ippity - There is Light

I have a quick little {ippity} card to share with you today. For this card I used one of the newer {ippity} sets - Shine.


I like this set for those occasions when you want to send words of encouragement or acknowledge a big event in someone's life.  You know those big events people spend a long time preparing for such as recitals, presentations or even going off to college.


Using kraft card stock, I inked the edges in black then stamped the images and added some twine and a small rhinestone for the lamp finial.

Two new stamp sets are being released this Friday.  One really pretty floral set and one mini set.  One of my cards will be featured on the Unity Blog on Friday using one of the new sets so I hope you have a chance to check it out.

Enjoy the rest of your day and thanks for stopping by!

Susan


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