Thursday, August 7, 2014

4th of July Cards

Here are some of the cards I've made lately...

Monday, July 28, 2014

Electronics Card

As I work for a company that makes radios, this card is perfect for me.   All of the paper used is from the Recollections pack Monsters and Robots.  I cut out the gears from. one of the pages, used the circuitboard design from another page, the green background is from another page and the orange background come from the gears page.  The green twine  is from a Michael's pack.   I guess I'll save it and give it to somebody from work. 

Monday, October 7, 2013

Autumn Greetings


Last year I bought a Darice embossing folder that looked like aspen trees.  This year I decided to use it. We visited Yellowstone National Park a few weeks ago, and the aspen were just starting to turn yellow.  I miss living in the mountains in the fall.

  • embossing folder from Darice
  • chalks from Stampin Up
  • Autumn Days BigZ die from Stampin Up
  • white paper
  • yellow papper - Lemon Drop by the Paper Cut
  • Augusta Linen Green paper by the Paper Cut
  • Expression by Inky Antics

This is a true Erin Original!

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Elephant PooPoo Paper

Now before you wrinkle your nose, hear me out!

I was visiting the Caldwell Zoo recently and was in the gift shop when I noticed they had some Elephant PooPoo Paper.  What?!?  Yeppa, it was exactly that, paper made from elephant poo.  Since elephants (and other herbivores) only eat grasses, etc., and they have inefficient digestive systems, their poo is very fibrous.  So this company, PooPoo Paper, cleans up the poo and makes natural fiber paper. No, it doesn't smell and it isn't germy!  Here's the link to their webpage.  In their words "...we could create products that would represent a healthy and sustainable balance between ecological responsibility AND commercial pursuit"  It is actually nice paper.  So if you receive a card from me that has natural paper on it, you know where it came from!

Sunday, April 21, 2013

SCS Sketch Challenge 431

O, Fair New Mexico, 
We love, we love you so,
Our hearts with pride o'reflow,
No matter where we go.

I've been homesick lately, so I've been thinking about a chile card for several weeks, but nothing I tried seemed to work. I was visiting SplitCoastStampers, and found this sketch challenge and suddenly, the card came together in my head. Here is the link to the sketch challenge, check out all the creations!

I don't remember where I got the chile paper, I think a LSS was going out of business :( so I bought all they had. One side is the green chile and the other side is red chile. In NM you will be asked (when ordering Mexican food) if you want Red or Green? I'm a green chile person but my husband is a red chile person, so in our house we make both kinds of enchiladas.

The phrase is from Stamp A Mania, the chile is from SU's Southwest set and is embossed with Stamp A Mania's Red Chile EP.  I used the Cuttlebug Southwest embossing border on the black strip.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Classic Pickups

At the last stamping/scraping convention I found this flames embossing folder by Darice.  I'd been thinking about a card for my uncle's birthday and I was leaning towards a card using the old SU set "Classic Trucks".  The one I was thinking about has flames on it and this would make a perfect background.

Ink: Memento Tuxedo
Paper:  SU Glorious Green, GP White,  unknown yellow paper
Color: Colorbox rainbow pad, red, orange and some yellow
Stamps:  Classic Trucks:
Accessories:  Darice Flames embossing folder, SU watercolor pencils

After embossing the flames, I cut out some of them, then sponged the red/orange/yellow on it.  I colored the truck with the watercolor pencils and then lightly blended it.

Now that I've sent it (of course, it always seems to work this way) I think that using the SU tire roller to put tire tracks under the flames across the green might have been good.  Maybe I'll make another one!