Friday, February 25, 2011

My First Card Set

Last night, I was SO in the mood to make something and be at least slightly crafty (after a stressful week). I really didn't have a project in mind, but I really wanted to try out a few of my new stamps so I made these super simple cards.

There are 6 total cards, and they measure 3.5" x 3.5". The patterned paper is from the October Afternoon Fly A Kite paper stack. All of the stamps are from Inkadinkado :)

I'm not sure what I'll do with these yet (maybe give them out at work?), but I think they're pretty darn cute for a quick project.

Friday, February 18, 2011

It's Up!

After being slightly delayed due to some technical difficulties, the February issue of Scrapbook News and Review magazine is up and so are the layouts that I created! 

There's something for everyone! Scrapbooking, stamping, altered art, and much much more!

Here's a link to head on over!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Flashy Floral Watercolor Tag

I made this tag tonight and absolutely love it! I used one of my new stamp sets from Inkadinkado called Flashy Floral. Like the Inkadinkado website says, this set just begs to be colored!

I stamped the flowers with my VersaFine Black Onyx ink onto a plain manilla tag. I inked over the entire tag with Spun Sugar Distress Ink, Victorian Velvet Distress Ink, and Tea Dye Distress Ink.

I then stamped the same flowers onto a scrap piece of watercolor paper, used Victorian Velvet and Aged Mahogany Distress Inks with my Zig Brush2O to color them in.

I cut each flower out, and adhered them to their corresponding flower on the tag. 

After stamping some dots with Victorian Velvet Distress Ink and a Tim Holtz stamp, and added some white Enamel Accents from Ranger to the dots on the stamps.

The sentiment stamp came from the Hero Arts Thinking of You Messages set. 

Monday, February 7, 2011

Watercolor Card for Momma

Earlier this week, my poor momma down in Texas had a minor stroke. I couldn't afford to send flowers or a stuffed animal (because apparently prices for those things online are outrageous  now). My boyfriend took me shopping during my double discount day at work, and saw the stamps I used on the card. He remembered me saying that my mom loved dragonflies, and suggested that I buy them and make her a card, so I did!

I stamped on watercolor paper with my new VersaFine Onyx Black ink, and my new Inkadinkado Morphic Bugs stamps. I used my Zig Brush2O and my awesome Tim Holtz Distress Inks to color in the stamps!

The 'wishing you well' stamp was an old one I had lying around...I'm not sure what company it came from, but it made for a nice font to color in :)

I hope she likes it! Feel better momma!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Guess What!!!

Hi Everyone! I am SO excited! 

I just got news that two of my pages will be published in the next issue of the Scrapbook News and Review Magazine! This will be my very first time being published, and I can't wait to see my work in the magazine next to the work of other amazing scrapbookers!

Scrapbook News and Review is the largest online scrapbooking magazine, and has lots to offer! The magazine features cards, scrapbooking layouts, stamping, altered art, mixed media and more! There's also an awesome and active forum, and lots of other goodies to give your creative senses the tingle they long for. They began in April of 2008 and have been going strong ever since! Check them out, register, and come join the fun!

I'll be posting again on the 13th of February to remind everyone to go check it out!

Love Double Discounts!

Today was Double Discount day for JoAnn employees in my area, and I got some good stuff! They had most of their Inkadinkado stamp sets on clarence for only $2.97, the Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Fillable Pen for $1.97, ink pads for 40% off and storage for 50% off. All of those awesome sales, plus my employee discount made for a very impressive total :)