Thursday, March 28, 2013

Stippled Nature in a CAS card

Hi everybody,
I'm showing a super easy but cute birthday card today.  It's a CAS card, which I normally don't make, and not sure why because I'm always happy with the results.   I only used stamping on this one and added some pearls.




I used Gina K Designs Stippled Nature by Beth Silaika.  If you'd like an alternative to line art stamps, this one is for you.  There are butterflies, flowers, stems, fruit, birds and different sizes.  You'll get a lot of use out of this set. 

I used Gina K Designs white heavy based cardstock, orange layering weight is from S.E.I. and I used Morocco and Love Letters Memento Inks and just added pearls which are from Kaiserkraft.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Pink Caddie Maggie by Sherri Baldy Stamps

Hi everybody,
I'm posting a card today from the Scrapbook Stamp Society collection (Sherri Baldi Stamps), called Besties.  This stamp is called Pink Caddie Maggie and HERE is where you can find her.  I didn't color her scooter, her Caddie, pink, oops!  If you haven't been to the SHOP, please take a minute and see how adorable the stamps are.  Other products are sold as well.

I used a white heavy base weight card base from Gina K Designs which I would highly recommend (this is the only card stock I use for my card bases) and the pink patterned paper is from Momenta.  The greeting, which I thought was perfect for this card, is from Market Street Stamps, from a set called, Riding By. I used a small flower to stamp a background in Cotton Candy Ink by Close To My Heart, which I am now selling by the way, and also used same color to stamp greeting and added pink gems from Archivers.  I used Spellbinders Labels 8 around the image and colored her with copics.  I used the Cameo Silhouette to make the ribbon banner.  I made the flowers from a die called Judy's Blooms from Cheery Lynn




Please check out Sherri Baldy's Facebook Page also to see some beautiful cards made with these stamps.  Do you like challenges?  There are challenges on the Challenge Blog.  You can win anything from copics to digis.  If you could follow their blog and show them some love that would be awesome.  Well, look for more cards in the near future using these super cute stamps!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Cute as a Button Baby Card

Hi everybody!

Today I'm posting a really cute baby card.  The paper is from Doodlebug, Sugar & Spice.  The onesie die is from MFT.  I'm in love with that die!  Adorable!




Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Love of Butterflies - Tutorial on Making a Flower




Hi everybody,
Today I'm using a stamp set from Sin City Scraps called Love of Butterflies.  I'll be showing a super easy tutorial on another way to use the stamps on this CAS card.  As you'll see, I have Spring on my mind.

To begin, choose any of the butterfly stamps that you'd like.  I chose the one below but I actually needed a third to be able to make my project the way I wanted to.  These are gorgeous butterflies with script and flowers on them!  Fussy cut the butterflies out. These are very easy to cut.




Next, I wanted to make background paper using one of the small butterflies in the set.  I stamped them with Memento Angel Pink ink.  You can also emboss them.  I made another one in which I stamped the butterflies with Versamark ink on hot pink paper and used clear embossing powder on them so they showed up but with no color. Either one looked very pretty so I just had to pick one.  lol  Decisions, decisions right? (Please excuse the photo not being cropped.  The lighting must've been bad and when I cropped it, it looked too grainy).




Next, cut the wings of the butterflies in half so you should have eight wings. Put them together as shown in the shape of a flower.



Next choose something to put in the center of the flower.  I used a large button. 



I'm weird about my button holes showing so I tied pink and white twine in them to make a bow. 



I love to use ribbon on my cards so this seemed like the perfect opportunity to make a stem and leaves out of ribbon!  I used olive satin center band ribbon from Ribbon Carousel.





And for the final step, stamp a greeting and add bling if desired. 



And that is how you can make a flower from the wings of the butterfly stamps. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and will try it to make some Spring cards of your own.  HERE is a link to the Sin City Scraps SHOP.  HERE is a link to their BLOG. 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Spring is in the Air - Ribbon Carousel Challenge

Hi Everybody,

Have you played yet in this month's Ribbon Carousel challenge?  The theme is Spring is in the Air and you still have time to enter your project to win a Ribbon Carousel!  Head on over to the Ribbon Carousel Blog  for some inspiration from the DT. 

Here's the card I made for this challenge....







Supplies
Card stock: Gina K Designs Jelly Bean Green and Passionate Pink, White Heavy Base Weight 120#

Ink: Memento Rose Bud, Bamboo Leaves, Dandelion

Stamps: Focal image is Gina K Designs Various Verses.  Greeting is also from Gina K Designs.  Background flowers and leaves are Close To My Heart, Something Splendid (no longer available) and Chantilly Scrapbooking Workshop.

Embossing Powder: Martha Stewart Dove

Twine: Ribbon Carousel, a link to the store, http://shop.ribboncarousel.com/.
 
Diamond Stickles

Gems: Kaiserkraft



I hope you'll find time to play in this challenge.  If you love ribbon like I do, you'll want to win a Ribbon Carousel to organize it.   Here's a link to the page in the store to see the Ribbon Carousels,  http://shop.ribboncarousel.com/Ribbon-Carousels-Spools_c56.htm.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!!

The Arrival of Spring by Scrapbook Stamp Society

Hi everybody,
It was 70 degrees here in St. Louis on Friday and today it was snowing.  CrAzY weather!  I thought this image called The Arrival of Spring would be perfect to work on this weekend.

This is a card I made using a stamp from The Scrapbook Stamp Society by Artist, Mitzi Sato-Wiuff, called The Arrival of Spring.  HERE is a link to the shop where you can purchase this awesome stamp.  The card stock is from Gina K Designs called Fresh Asparagus.  I used Prismacolor pencils to color the stamp.  The greetings is from Gina K Designs.  I used Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles and ribbon from Ribbon Carousel shop called Green Woven Diamonds Ombre Ribbon.  Green pearls are from Kaiserkraft.



Sometimes you just have to bring Spring to you. :) 

Thanks for stopping by and have a GREAT day!!!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

St. Patrick's Day Stamp by Sherri Baldy Stamps

Hi everybody,
I'm posting a card today from the Scrapbook Stamp Society collection (Sherri Baldi Stamps), called Besties.  This stamp was just 'born' and doesn't have a name yet but HERE is where you can find her.  If you haven't been to their SHOP, please take a minute and see how adorable the digis are.  Other products are sold as well.

The greeting, which I thought was perfect for this card, is from Gina K Designs, from an older set called, Kindred Greetings for Kids. I used Spellbinders Labels 10 around the image, sponged with some Memento Desert Sand ink and colored her with copics.  I used the Silhouette to make the clovers and clover background paper. Rhinestone gems are from Archivers. I used a Sharpie white paint pen on the dots.








Please check out Sherri Baldy's Facebook Page also to see some beautiful cards made with these stamps.  Do you like challenges?  There are challenges on the Challenge Blog.  You can win anything from copics to digis.  If you could follow their blog and show them some love that would be awesome.  Well, look for more cards in the near future using these super cute stamps!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Friday, March 8, 2013

Winner of $10 Gift Certificate to Ribbon Carousel

Hi everybody,
I'd like to share a Sherri Baldy Stamp with you today and let you know that we have a winner for the $10 Ribbon Carousel gift certificate. 

I used this cute Easter image which you can find in Sherri's shop HERE.  This is one of the stamps in her new Besties collection.  My Mom said she reminded her of Drew Carey because of the big glasses.  LOL!  I thought the glasses were super cute!  I could  totally envision her in yellow when I first started coloring her.  I probably went a little overboard with the yellow but I needed to see some Spring colors. 


Supplies:
Card stock:  Colorbok
Patterned Paper: Echo Park Sweet Girl
Spellbinders Floral Ovals
Ribbon: Ribbon Carousel Crushed Pink Ribbon (this ribbon is luscious by the way)
Copics
Gems: Kaiserkraft
Flowers (my friend, Donna Phelan, made these for me with her Cricut <3)

Please take a minute and look at all of the stamps in Sherri's shop.  I love her new Besties collection and I'm sure you will too!  


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Now for the winner of the $10 Ribbon Carousel Gift Certificate - - 

Drumroll Please     

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart

Holley, please send an email to me at cardsbyregina@gmail.com with your email address and I'll send you a code to redeem your gift certificate.  

I hope you enjoyed my tutorial and I'll have more blog candy real soon...

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!!

 

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Tutorial for Sin City Scraps and BLOG CANDY



Hi everybody!  I wanted to share a tutorial with you made with stamps from  Sin City Scraps. If you've never used their rubber stamps, please give them a try. I used a beautiful set on this project called Love of Butterflies.  I love using the beautiful  butterfly stamps because the butterfly signifies change or a new beginning. This is especially significant right now because I was asked to be a part of the fundraising efforts for Relay for Life.  The money will be put toward research for all types of cancer.  Rather than make a card, I decided to attempt my first altered art project.  I altered a notebook, making it a decorated journal.  For those of you who may not know how to make an altered art project, I took pictures of each step.  When I got hung up, I just pretended like it was a big card and that helped.

By the way.... Please leave a comment on this blog and I will choose one winner to win a $10 gift certificate to Ribbon Carousel!

These are the stamps I used from the Love of Love of Butterflies stamp set. 


I started with a notebook that I felt could look a whole lot better.  lol



 Next I cut a piece of card stock to fit the front of the notebook.  I stopped where the black edge starts but some people go all the way to the edge of the notebook.  6-1/2" x 9-3/4" are the measurements for mine.




 I was lucky and had this pretty piece of patterned paper on hand, it says Faith, Hope, Survivor, Pink, Courage, etc. I just cut this piece slightly shorter than the hot pink base so that I had a mat showing from the hot pink.  My measurements are 6"x 9-1/4".


Just to break up some of the paper and add some interest, I used Labels 16 Spellbinders die to cut that shape into the patterned paper.


After I cut the paper with the die, I cut a piece of patterned paper to put in that 'window'.  All I did was put some adhesive on the front and adhered it to the top layer of patterned paper.  Obviously this piece of paper needs to be a little larger than the size of the die cut out. 


 Since my notebook doesn't have a spiral side, I thought I would cut a border of scallops and adhere them to the side of the notebook.  I used Spellbinders Edgeabilities, Classic Scallop.  I always tape my die to the paper so that it doesn't move and you'll want it taped down if you need to back up and run it through your machine again.



 I centered the scallop edge along the side of the patterned papers.  This die is only 8" long which is why I had to center it between my 9-3/4" patterned paper.  I could've used the Silhouette and cut a border any size but I just chose to use this one.  Then I placed rhinestones between each scallop.



 I had been wanting to play around with my Smooch Spritzes so I did so for this project.  I stamped and cut out the butterfly below and used it as a mask by putting re-positional tape on the back.  I then just gently shook and sprayed.  This color looks like a champagne/gold color.  I was looking for something that would stand out but also be a neutral that wouldn't take away from the pink and white paper. 


 Here's what it looks like after you take the mask off.  I was then going to stamp something across the butterfly but I changed my mind at the last minute.  LOL!



I decided to spray the butterfly with the Smooch Spritz, cut it out and stamp the word, Hope from a really great set from Unity.  I used a hot pink ink to match the paper. (looks red here??)



 I thought the butterfly would look best off to the side so I attached it at the top with a breast cancer ribbon gem on it and then distressed the sides (picture below on finished project distressed).  

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

 Not sure if you can see the small, pink butterfly at the top of the flower.  That is one of the Sin City stamps I used.  I just stamped it with hot pink ink and added a small rhinestone.


Here's another of the Sin City butterfly stamps.  I stamped this one in pink and spritzed some of the Smooch on it. 



This is the finished altered journal.  It is SO pretty in real life.  The photo doesn't do it justice.  


I distressed around the edge of the large butterfly and put rhinestones around the letter 'o'.  I added some rhinestone flourishes in the Label 16 area.  I added flowers and some lace and pink gems on the lace.  I felt like I had to put ribbon on it somewhere so I just knotted a piece of ribbon through the side of the scallops, added a small flower and the small butterfly to the bottom.  It's for decoration but could be used as a bookmark if long enough. 

I hope you enjoyed my tutuorial.  Please let me know if you have any questions.  Tomorrow I'll post pics of the cards I'm selling for Relay for Life so stay tuned.  So what are you waiting for, go find something to decorate!  LOL! 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day! 


Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Ribbon Carousel Blog Candy

Hi everybody,

I'm not posting a card today but wanted to let you know that I'll be posting a tutorial on Wednesday. If you'll leave a comment on my blog, you will have a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to Ribbon Carousel.  Do you have loose ribbon like I do?  Have you bought ribbon by the yard that isn't on a spool and you wish you were more organized?   Please click on the Ribbon Carousel link to find out more about the Carousels and how they can help you with your ribbon dilemma.  Spools of ribbon are available as well.

I'm really excited about this give-a-way and I wish everyone that comments good luck.  While you're there, I'd love it if you would join my blog

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


Monday, March 4, 2013

Spring Cards

Hi everybody,
It's 16 degrees outside.... longing for some Spring like weather, I wanted to post a couple of cards that reminded me of Spring.



 I used Gina K Designs stamps, the flowers are from Various Verses by Theresa Momber.  This is one of my 'go to' sets.  Cardstock and patterned paper is also from Gina K called Jelly Bean Green and  Sunshiny Day. I just colored the stamps with Memento Markers and that's how I got the stamp to have the various colors in it.  You can use any waterbased marker such as Memento, Marvy, etc.




This dogwood stamp is from Gina K designs called Dogwood and Butterfly by Theresa Momber also, another of by 'go to' stamp sets.  The card stock is by Gina K Designs, Bubblegum Pink and the green, has been discontinued.  I colored the flowers with copics, put liquid pearls in the centers and sponged Angel Pink by Memento around the dies.

Nothing makes you feel like Spring is around the corner like pulling out your flower and butterfly stamps.  Try making some Spring cards and I'm sure that will lift your spirits and pull you right out of the Winter doldrums.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!