Saturday, May 29, 2010

Card Candy - Flowers

Here is the last of the card candy for the SCS swap, flowers:

I'm not a big flower person, so joining this swap and making flowery things is a big deal. The first one is pink flowers from Prima, 2 layers, with a white brad for the center. The tag is punched from SU's Baroque Motifs in Adirondack's Salmon. The background paper is DCWV and the flower brad is something I had and never used - until now!!! The vase is a Punch Bunch punch, punched out of some recycled paper I got at WalMart...I don't recall the name of the company, but it alludes to the fact that it is recycled paper. I then used more Prima flowers, once again 2 in different shades of peach with white brads for the center. The pansy is a Sizzix die, an original red one called Pansy. I cut out one of SU's purples, but I don't know which one, then white, then green scraps, so I don't know what brand. On the white, I used the purple flocking powder from Michael's $1 bin and then Yellow Stickles. The topper is from a paper pack I bought when I first started doing this about 7 years ago. I've used quite a few items I've had forever and never used making the candy for this swap!!! Always a good thing!!! :)

Thursday, May 20, 2010

More Card Candy

Here is the graduation card candy for the SCS swap:

The topper, the book and the tassel sentiment are all SU, from Tassel Time. The two die cuts are Ellison Thin Cuts. The books sentiment is hand written. I've included, but aren't shown, different color ribbons for the diploma, so the user can choose an appropriate color. SU circle and scallop circle punches were used. And, once again, deckle scissors were used! :-)

Dustin Pike's Newest Release

Dustin Pike's newest release is a set of zoo images!!! Check them out, and get today's freebie!!!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Stamp A Mania Cards

In celebration of Stamp A Mania's sale, here are some of my cards using Stamp A Mania stamps.

These two cards use SAM's rollers, the quail is a panel from the Spirit Dancer roller, while the other card uses images from their Southwest roller. Both use brown and cream/tan cardstocks from Big Lots, black paper, black ink and the Cuttlebug Embossing Folder Diamonds in the Rough. The sentiments for both cards are from SU, the first is from a very old set ??? and the "friendship" is from Wonderful Words I. I used deckle scissors on both cards.

These cards are also made with SAM rollers. All three use their Ancient Relic roller for the background (I love that one) and the Petroglyph Herder and Petroglyph Hunter rollers for the main image. The top cards use SU's Creamy Caramel ink while the other uses SU's Basic Brown. The lighter paper is from Big Lots, while the darker colors are DCWV. I used the SW corner punch on all the cards. I'm not sure where I bought the eyelets.

I love this stamp. The chile roller is a clearsnap (I think) that I got from SAM and the chile is from SAM as well. I used generic green and red ink and paper.

This eagle is embossed with a mixture of SAM's Silver City EP (the **best** silver EP I've found...and I've tried bunches!) and Desert Jewels EP. I embossed on black paper and put it on SU's Tempting Turquoise.

Stamp A Mania's Big Sale

Hi all,

My favorite stamp company, Stamp A Mania, is having a huge sale. They are selling their inventory of Clearsnap products; rollagraph wheels, Cat's Eye inks, etc. They are making room for the new POSH line from Dee Gruenig. Check it out!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Sunday, May 9, 2010

More Card Candy

This time around it is Patriotic card candy.

The picture is not perfect because the scanner's field of focus is to narrow for the 3D firecrackers.

The topper is blue splatter paper I've had forever, cut with SU's Top Note die folded in half. The red is cut with SU's scalloped circle punch, the letters are Colorböx's Alpha Stax stamped with blue ink (?) using a little stick stamp from Michael's years ago. The firecrackers are patriotic paper scraps rolled with jewelry hemp for the wick. The stars were cut with the Sizzix Star #2...the smaller red die for the white, SU's larger star punch for the red one, and the blue one is Sizzix's yellow border star die which was then embossed with the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug Embossing Folder. All paper used was scraps and I don't know the vendor. The photo corners were punched using SU's punch and once again were punched from scraps. The last piece of candy was punched using SU's curly label punch from scraps of blue paper that has darker blue stars on it (scraps) and SU's small star punch from more maroon color scraps...yes, I have bunches of patriotic paper scraps and this is a great way to use them!!!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Card Candy - Father's Day

For the card candy swap I've joined, I also choose the Father's Day category. Here is my creation:

The topper is cut from ivory cardstock I got from Office Whichever and has the sentiment piece on it. The sentiment is from Auntie Amy's and is stamped on scraps using Adirondack's Cabin Fever ink. The saw, hammer, drill and screwdriver are Dustin Pike images colored with copics. Two of my drills have cords, but the other two are cordless, LOL! The golf tag and hardware tag are punched using SU's tag punches, while the saw tag is an Ellison Thin Cuts (Tag #7). The campfire tag is cut with Sizzix Tag Set.

The golf tag uses SU's Tropical Turf roller and Sporting Goods. The golf tee and the background tag are colored using Bic pen.

The campfire tag uses SU's Roughin' It, with the logs stamped with basic brown and colored with copic XXX, and the flame colored with generic orange and red markers and then colored with yellow copic XXX. The mosquitos are embossed with clear EP.

The hardware tag is SU's Builder Bits roller and embossed on black paper with Stamp A Mania's Silver City EP. This is the absolute best silver EP I've found. I tried multiple brands of EP and *none* work as well as Stamp A Mania's. The background tag is cut from silver envelope linings.

Card Candy - Travel

Here is the packaged travel card candy mentioned in a previous

Card Candy - BBQ

Previously, I mentioned a card candy swap on SCS. Here is my creation for the BBQ/Party category.

The hamburger is punched from scraps, using a light brown, dark brown, red, light green and yellow using SU's large oval punch for the bun and burger, the small oval for the tomatoes, the scalloped circle for the lettuce and I just cut a triangle for the cheese. I used SU's Itty Bitty backgrounds for the sesame seeds with More Mustard.

The salt and pepper shakers and the ketchsup and mustard bottles are Dustin Pike images, colored with copics. The gingham paper is from Paper Studio's Back to Basics pack. I cut the K/M background with the deckle scissors and used the curly label SU punch for the salt/pepper background.

I used Sizzix's watermelon (yellow, original) die, cutting out a green and red from scraps and coloring the green with my black copic so the seeds are black. I then used the scallop circle punch to cut bites out of the watermelon slice.

The topper is SU's Top Note die cut from grass paper I've had forever, the BBQ letters are from Colorböx's alpha stax stamped with an ant stamp of unknown origins.