Sorry I haven't posted anything lately but it is a hectic time of year which we all love. I finally have a little time for myself so thought I would post a card. Thanks to everyone for visiting my blog and I appreciate all of the comments. I used a Memory Box stamp with this card and after coloring, I glittered the birds. The background paper is by Basic Grey and was in my stash. The pine needles die is from Impression Obsession, the cat die from Cheery Lynn, and the window die from Memory Box. Enjoy.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Monday, December 3, 2012
I love doing the sky areas of cards but haven't really gotten into it too much. There are so many beautiful colors of inks out there to choose from. On this card, I used an old retired SU ink which is Cool Caribbean I sponged it on white glossy cardstock leaving splotches of white cloud showing. I then stamped the limbs on using an old stamp set from Papertrey Ink. I then punched out a red cardinal using a Martha Stewart punch. I embossed the cherry cobbler cardstock from SU and layered that onto a white card. This was taught the other week at Paper Ink on the downtown mall and hopefully we will have enough people for another class. Enjoy!
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Sunday, October 28, 2012
I did this card a couple of monthsago and it so reminds you of summer! The stamp is by Stamps by Judith and my good friend bought it at the Chantilly show back in June. I just had to borrow it and color it with my copics. I attached a cheery Lynn butterfly and used a sentiment from SU. Hope you enjoy this as we ride out the storm! We can keep our fingers crossed that it is not going to do much damage and we won't lose power.
Monday, October 22, 2012
This stamp set and the Tear-ific Tape can be found at the store of SNS at www.sparklensprinkle.com. The tape comes in several different sizes -- 1/8", 1/4", 1/2", and the large 2 1/2". Enjoy!
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Friday, October 19, 2012
Monday, September 24, 2012
I have made some new cards and thought I would share some with you bloggers this week. Ths stamp is by Serendipity Stamps and I used Spellbinders die to cut it out. I used copic markers to color everything. Hope you enjoy the card!
Friday, August 3, 2012
It seems like I am on a flower making kick! I have some of the flower dies from Memory Box and Cheery Lynn and have just been playing with them! It is very relaxing! I used a digital sentiment with a lavender spellbinders lattice to back it. I used the new build a flower set from Cheery Lynn. All paper is from Papertrey Ink. Enjoy!
Thursday, August 2, 2012
I have been away from blogging for so long that it is like starting over! I am still making cards and have started some scrapbooking so maybe I am going to get back to blogging also. I made this card using a SU stamp, Spellbinders, Cheery Lynn and Memory Box dies.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Good morning everyone! I made this card using Webster's pages for the background. It then used Poppy Stamps Dies to die cut the bird cage and the bird. I attached these to the paper using small dots of crystal accents. The bird cage has some brown and white twine tied through the top of it. This is then layered onto a blue card. I stamped celebrate! on the front using Stampin Up's stamp. Very quick and easy! Love those dies!
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
I'm sorry I haven't been blogging lately. Life is moving along so fast and I am enjoying every minute! We had a snowstorm last weekend and had about 8-10 inches of snow. It was a beautiful snow but we lost electricity for about 24 hours. Now we are back to having wind and rain. The sunny weather will be here soon! Since tomorrow will be the first of March, I am looking for some beautiful spring days (without allergies!! LOL).
Monday, February 13, 2012
Can you believe that I used no stamps on this card? I used a cuttlebug folder for the background on pattern paper. I then used my Grand Calibur die cutting machine to cut out all of the dies. I used a total of five dies on this card, three from Poppy Stamps dies and two from Cheery Lynn dies. I used chalks to color the bird and put a pearl in the center of one flower. Hope this gives you some inspiration.
Saturday, February 11, 2012
Here’s the list of winners for the blog hop!
Grand Prize #1: Janet 33234 - full-sized stamp set of her choice on cling
Grand Prize #2: Stampnk – Stampette set of their choice on cling
1st Place: (from Angie’s blog) JayBee46 - two glitter tinsels of her choice
2nd Place: (from Karalee’s blog) Denise Bryant - 3 small e mbossing powders of her choice
3rd Place: (from Barbara’s blog) Cat Darling - 3 small glitters of her choice
Congratulations to all of the winners and many thanks to everyone that left comments! I have read each of my comments and appreciate all comments I got.
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Welcome to the Sparkle N Sprinkle Spring Fling blog hop! If you hopped here by way of Angie @ http://hopemorestudio.blogspot.com then you are in the right place! Otherwise, you might like starting from the beginning @ http://sparklensprinkle.com/blog. to become eligible for FIVE great prizes.
There are 2 grand prizes and 3 “random” prizes that are attached to 3 different designers blogs!
The sale items for Feb. at 15% discount are: Art Deco, People, Fantasy & Gail Burton images.
I have chosen to make an Easter egg card and I used colorful papers to help usher in spring. I used the Mediterranean Star Embossing Powder (EP429) for the eggs and sentiment. Then I used Blue Jewel Glitter (G1113) and Cyclamen Glitter (G1090) to decorate the eggs and sentiment. The leaves is a die cut from Spellbinders and the butterfly is a die from Cheery Lynn Designs. I used green mulberry paper for the grass and leaves. I hope you enjoy this bright spot of spring!
The list of participants for the blog hop is as follows:
SNS Home Blog addy: http://sparklensprinkle.com/blog
Karalee Ingram http://kareescardsandcraftsofcourse.blogspot.com
Julie Zippel http://backtobasicsandbeyond.blogspot.com
Jill Jacobsen http://stampinhands.com
Shanna Shands http://scsdesigns.blogspot.com
Marie Berquist http://craftemarie.blogspot.com
Jessica Griffin http://canyoupixelthis.com
Charlene Driggs http://www.paperandinkplayground.com
Angie Blasingame http://hopemorestudio.blogspot.com
Eleanor Jenkins http://stampinginva.blogspot.com (you are here)
Barbara Bruder http://www.artandsoulcreations.blogspot.com
Gerlinde Townsley http://mycreativecorner-gerlinde.blogspot.com
Karin Martin http://karin-withaniforpaper.blogspot.com
Lana Clarke http://sweetpeaspapercreations.blogspot.com
April Williams http://stampwillydesigns.blogspot.com
Shona Erlenborn&nbs p; http://shonasstampingstage.blogspot.com
Amanda Reed http://cardscatsandcopics.blogspot.com
Brenda Smalle http://www.rubberroomantics.blogspot.com
Thank each of you for visiting my blog and don't forget to leave a comment to become eligible for a prize! Remember to be eligible for a prize you must comment on each blog that is listed above. Don't we all love blog candy!! Now you are ready to hop over to Barbara at http://www.artandsoulcreations.blogspot.com where another beautiful project waits for you. .
This stamp is from Sparkle N Sprinnkle and it is from a beautiful set. I also used purple glitter on the Tear-rific tape that I ran across the top and bottom of the red card. I colored the scene with Prismacolor Pencils and blended with Gamsol. Then I used a die cut from Spellbinders to cut out the image. You can get these stamps and glitter at www.sparklensprinkle.com. Hope you enjoy this card. Have a great day!
Friday, February 3, 2012
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Thought some of you might like to see a card I did with the colors of UVA. This card could be used for any occasion such as birthday, thinking of you, cheer, etc. I have a set of stamps from Close To My Heart of football things and decided to use the football player. You can find the designer pattern paper at www.paperink.net and there are about 5-6 sheets of different patterns with UVA colors. You can also order cards made for that special someone . Enjoy.
Monday, January 30, 2012
Sorry I haven't been posting much lately, but have been busy with finishing up an order of cards and working at www.paperink.net three days a week. The store has the new Cheery Lynn dies in stock and I have had so much fun demoing these delicate dies. We also have the double sided adhesive that is made for die cutting. The adhesive does not make your dies sticky and it sticks beautifully! The above card was made for SparkleNSprinkle. They came out with some new wine stamps the other month (when I was having computer problems) and I am just getting around to showing what I did with the stamps. I colored this one with prismacolor pencils and blended with Gamsol. I highlighted all of the "wet" droplets with Ranger's clear accents. You can go to www.sparklensprinkle.com to see many more views of the wine cards and to order the stamps. Have a great day!
Friday, January 20, 2012
Thought I would post another valentine card. The image is from SparkleNSprinkle. The image was stamped with white pigment ink onto watercolor paper and heat embossed with white embossing powder. I then used the Range distress inks in Spun Sugar, Pumice Stone, and the new Red from the Christmas pack. I started with the lightest color working my way up to the darkest. I used the blending tool to get a good blending of the colors. A white satin ribbon was tied around this and then layered onto charcoal cardstock and this was attached to red cardstock. Very easy card. You can buy this image from www.sparklensprinkle.com and it is one of the small sets so very reasonable in cost.
Friday, January 13, 2012
Sorry I haven't posted for a couple of weeks, but the most wonderful thing has happened! I am now working 2-3 days per week at Paper Ink on the downtown mall in Charlottesville, VA. This store opened a couple of months ago and is adding new stamps, cardstock, pens, etc. daily. I am so happy to be part of this team! I design cards using all of this new stuff and demo the die cutting with the Grand Calibur. I also teach card making classes. You can go to their web site at www.paperink.net to see pictures of the team's work. After being off from work for a whole year, I am gradually getting my body back in shape to work three days a week. This is an opportunity made in heaven!! Anyway, I am going to try to upload cards more often now. For the above card I have used the Bee Mine stamp set from www.sparklensprinkle.com. This is such an adorable set! I used a Cuttlebug folder for the background, a Fiskars border punch for the bottom row of hearts, a Memory Die for the corner flourish, and a Spellbinders circle heart for the pink circle. I used my Copics to color the pink butterfly. Enjoy!