Friday, April 24, 2009

Wishing You ... a Happy Birthday

PaperTrey's March release included this fabulous set entitled Wishing You. I tried to resist, I really did! But there are so many great sentiments with this set, that I convinced myself it should be in my stash. I'm really glad I listened to me!

I paired Ripe Avocado and Kraft cardstock together, and added bright beautiful tulips that pop right off the page! I love to stamp on Kraft cardstock because it gives a nice muted tone, and in this instance it made a great background piece to tie everything together.

Inside of card matches the envelopes. Stamping these little flowers is addictive because they are separate clear stamps and you can angle them any way you please - it gives them character! See the little wisps in the flower center? Such detail is offered with this set! I can't wait to play with it more. Wishing You .... a very happy day!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Sending Cheery Thoughts

How about some cheery cards with lots of colors to make them pop and brighten someones day! Who doesn't need that these days? I mean, it has rained so much here that I'm about to build an ark! Maybe I should have stamped animals 2 by 2?! I used a smattering of fun stamps and embellishments, whatever made me smile!

A Hero Arts birdie on a branchie ... with a message circled in blue rhinestones ... makes me giddy! "You're Tweet!" I know I know -- the "T" is kinda off but then again, I think it looks kinda cute that way. I started to re-do it, but sense got the best of me. If you want a perfect card, go to Hallmark (that's what my sister always says, and I believe everything she says).

A good friend of mine is having some medical tests done this week on her ticker (i.e. heart) so I stamped this heart tree for her so she knows she is in my prayers. All of the cards use PaperTrey AquaMist Cardstock (have you tried that stuff?! Oh my heck, it is the best when it comes to heavy cardstock!), and all of the card backgrounds are stamped with PaperTrey's Polka Dot Basics.

These two sweeties were part of the April Unity KOM. What a bargain! I'm big into buttons these days, are you? I hope these Cheery Thoughts brightened your day! And that you don't have enough rain to consider building an ark ....

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Somebunny Loves You

I pulled out the cutest little bunny stamp from my stash! It's an old set from The Angel Company (TAC), but I can't bring myself to let loose of it because of the cuteness factor. This little guy has a girlfriend too! Maybe I'll get something made with her too.

The new Spellbinders Labels 4 die is to die for! This card shows the largest nestie, so imagine how darling the tiny one is! I glittered my own embellishments with a glue stamp pad and Martha Stewart's AquaMist glitter, and tied the buttons with Martha Stewart's new spring colored twine - both products rock!

The stamped images are colored with copics. Base cardstock is Kraft, and the polka dots are stamped with PaperTrey's Polka Dot Basics. Hope you have a Blessed Easter!