Monday, February 21, 2011

Lots of Stuff!

It's kinda pathetic that it took this long for me to get back into card making, and only when I was sick. Yes, sadly, today I stayed home from school because I felt sick and while I was supposed to be sleeping, I made a few cards! I'm loving how much color there is in them!

Goodness, I'm sure you all see how often I use my K&Company paper packs! (Que Sera Sera and Wild Saffron) I got them for about $3 to $5 each and I seriously use them for EVERYTHING!!! So I barely need to tell you where my papers are from!

Here are the cards:

Making memories flowers, paper and brad
Hero Arts stamps
Ranger ink
Kraft cardstock and off-white cardstock
Brown marker (crayola)
EK Success corner rounder punch

Que Sera Sera papers (green and pink)
Brown cardstock (scallop) with Fiskars threading water punch
Wild Saffron paper
MSE stamps
Ranger ink (pink)
Colorbox chalk ink (brown)
Random textured cardstock- rubbed with sandpaper

Beige, brown, and yellow cardstock
Que Sera Sera paper (cut at a curve)
Hallmark cupcake sticker- sooo cute!
1 inch circle punch with blue textured cardstock
Uni Ball Signo Broad gel pen

Brown and yellow (Making Memories) cardstock
Offray ribbon
Making Memories brad and flower
off white cardstock
MSE stamp
Colorbox chalk ink
EK Success corner rounder punch

This last one I made a little later, because I forgot to make a card for my friend's family who hosted my over my winter vacation. (How rude of me!) I love the card, although it didn't photograph all that well.
Off white cardstock and light blue cardstock
Wild Saffron paper
Embroidery thread
Making memories purple paper and Fiskars threading water punch
EK Success corner rounder punch

It's sorta weird, but I've been sitting on the floor, watching TV and making cards. Weird combo, I know but apparently it works!

Also, I'm not sure if anyone's interested, but I had to make a collage representing myself or how I'd like to be seen for an Art History class in school and I decided to make mine look "artsy." I know it's not a card, but I used a lot of card elements in it so I thought it would be cool to show on here! (If you like any art things, I can also show all the projects I've had to do for art class in school- so much fun!) Let me know if you like this too! (I blacked out my full name and family picture, but you get the idea.)

And there's still more! I made a poster thing for my mother, who is getting some sort of higher degree in college (not sure which letters it is, but whatever!) It's (obviously) on hypertension, and it came out pretty good, if I do say so myself! It's due tomorrow, so I hope she gets an A!

Obviously- the K&Company packs, with some Marcella by K papers (like the heading- isn't that the prettiest paper ever?)
And, last but not least, I've been obsessed with making paper flowers! I saw it in a Jennifer McGuire video, although I can't find it now :-( It took some practice, but I think I got the hang of it! My friend loved them so I made her these:

So pretty, huh? I love making them with a large scalloped circle punch (I only have a 3 inch one, but I use it all the time! Count how many are just in this post!) and adding Stickles to the edges! (it's on the green one!) Oh, and I think you know where the papers are from!

Whew! Long post! But I feel good!

Comments are welcome! (Pretty please!)
Good night!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

My Mommy's Birthday Card!

I know, I know, I haven't posted in forever! Trying to get back into the swing of things after finals, vacation, and all that craziness!

While I was away on vacation, I finally got around to buying those products I really needed to repurchase but had been holding off on, like foam adheisve and a good brown ink pad! So it got me excited to start making cards again!
I started with this card, since it was my mother's birthday on Saturday. (Happy Birthday!!!)
I know it's a little "childish" but I love the cheeriness of it!
I used these Hallmark glittery cupcake stickers that my sister got for me as a birthday present back in the summer and I never used! I'm so glad I did- they're just adorable! I love how the frosting is like different hairstyles!
(I heat set the sticker a little, because the glitter was flying all over the place, and it really helped!)My mother loved it (or at least she told me she did- what else would I expect her to say?) and I'm happy with the card!

I hope to be posting more soon!

Cardstock/ patterend paper- I don't really know where any of it's from! Most is either basic cardstock or stuff I've had since I made a scrapbook in 5th grade! The green paper is something I got in a grabbox which I've wanted to use for ages!

Uni-ball Signo Broad white gel pen- whoohoo! I finally got a new one!

Hallmark cupcake sticker

MSE Birthday stamp

Versamark Ink + White embossing powder (heat set)

Fiskars Threading Water punch