Sunday, January 31, 2010

Thank you

Hi everyone.

Here's a thank you card I made a little while ago. I used some verve stamps, and was playing around with circles. I like how it turned out. I used my white pen to add some dots around the circles and embossed the fancy circle with white embossing powder.

I really like a black and white card. There's something understated about it, yet it is flashy in it's own way.

Here's a second thank you card. Same papers and stamps, but a little twist on the design.

My apologies about the picture quality. I need to learn how to fix them using Adobe photoshop and I'm waiting for Stephen to show me how. I hope to get to that today. Edited to add: and he did it for me. Now I have to practice!

Have a great day! Janet

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Another Verve Challenge

Well, I did it! I managed to do all the challenges this month for Verve. This one is using some doodlebug paper (I think)....I got it last year, cuz I loved the ladybugs, but hadn't used much. I was looking for something really different so I pulled it out, along with some red and black paper, and started creating. I used crystal effects of the punched out ladybugs, to give them some zip. I used rhinestones to create a flight path. Hope you like it.


Saturday, January 23, 2010

Verve Challenge

Sorry for the long time between posts. I haven't been feeling well, but I'm back at it now.

Here's the card I made for the January Verve challenge. I really like how it turned out. I was trying to include turquoise in the card, and found a scrap of this old valentine paper that I got a few years ago. I used my Verve stamps, and then put the card together. I decided it needed a few things, so ribbon was added and two stick pins I dug out of the bottom of the bin. It was still missing something so I used my glitter pen to add some accents.

I hope you like it.


Thursday, January 7, 2010

Valentine's Card

I decided to make a valentine that didn't use the traditional colors of pink or red. I love the color combination I used--that blue and brown. It's great together. I also managed to use one of the charms I've been hoarding. It says 'love' on it.

Since it's using non-traditional colors, I'm entering it in the Gina K Designs challenge. The code is GKDJAN10DB and you can check out all the other card entries at It's a great site for inspiration.

Happy Birthday Cards

I made a birthday card yesterday. I've been watching the 'button bits' stamp sets available at Papertrey Ink for some time now. I love the idea of using buttons as the focal point of an image. So---I have a couple of birthdays coming up and thought I'd use the set to create the card. Here's what I came up with:

What do you think?

Thanks for stopping by, Janet

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Verve Card Challenge

Today I've been working on some cards for the Verve Challenge. You can read about it here

I created two cards for this challenge. The first one is called You Rock. I love the shiny-ness of it. I used Verve stamps for this one and then cardstock and one piece of patterned paper I got quite a while ago.

The second card I created is also using Verve stamps. One set I bought quite a while ago and the sentiment was purchased last month. I love the loudness of the colors, and the bling--it's always about the bling, isn't it?!!!! I used Stampin Up paper for this card--I have a stash of it, and it just seemed to work for this sketch.

I hope you like them.


Friday, January 1, 2010

Valentine's Day

Here's my first Valentine's Day card for this year. I just love this new stamp set I got. I purchased some stamp from Waltzingmouse stamps

I really like Claire's stamps. She's got some great new packaging, and the stamps are high quality. I must comment on the shipping time too---it was really fast and that's one thing I love. When I order stamps, I really want to try them out, so it's great to have them arrive so quickly. Thanks Claire! I used the nestie friendly stamps to embellish the nestability I used.

The sentiment is from Verve Stamps They've got some great stamps too. You should check out their stamps---wonderful.

Anyway, the card was easy to put together. The satin ribbon (originally white) is from the local fabric store, and I used the fuschia ink to color it. Cool!

Hope you like it!

Details: pink cardstock, Fuschia ink, embossing powder, nestabilities, satin ribbon.

The Brick Wall

Here's a card I made a couple of days ago. I saw Beate's brick wall tutorial and thought I'd give it a try. It's a fiddly technique, but the end result is worth it. Definitely not a mass produce-able card though. It's a bit time consuming.

It's a freezing cold day here today. Windchills are making the temperature feel like it's in the -40's C. Brrrrr It's a good day to stay at home and create.
Happy New Year!

Card stock, big and wild thing stamps by Gelatins, SU rich razzleberry ink
Card size: 4.25 x 5.5