Sunday, October 30, 2011

Onsies for Baby Gifts

I had several Onsies that I wanted to stamp on.  My daughter's friend is having a boy and the baby shower is next weekend.  So, I looked through my stamps to see what would work  The Owl and bear stamps are both from The Angel Company.  The Train is a Stampin' Up from awhile back.
Two other friends of my daughter have had baby girls, so here are some girly ones.  All of these were from The Angel Company.  

This one is for my granddaughter Sierra.  This was a newly released stamp from Mabelle RO through The Angel Company.  I was so happy that I got it before it was too late!
I colored these with a combination of Fabrico markers and copics.  Now I need to go buy more shirts!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Birthday Card for Mindy

Mindy loves shoes, so that is where I started.  The shoe is a stamp from My Sentiments Exactly that I got in a grab bag about a year ago.  I stamped it with Versamark and used White Embossing Powder.  I then sponged on Angel Pink Memento and edged it with Rose Bud Memento.  I found some shoes cardstock to use as a background and then I remembered "The Tag".  About a month back, my daughter Beth, bought new dog beds for my granddogs.  There was one on each and I made sure they didn't go in the trash.  I love using cool items that I can recycle into "art".  

The puppy part was covered over by a Happy Birthday sticker from my stash (love being able to use things up) as well as another sticker that covered up some of the other writing.  The ribbon on the card is the ribbon that came with the tag and I tied it and cut the ends.  The biggest problem is that it cost extra postage to mail it, but Mindy is worth it!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Hubby's Birthday Card

I always struggle to make a manly card - not just for my hubby, but for any guy!  So, often I try to think of things that he is interested in.  In the case of my DH, I have done just about everything.  I decided to do one based on the season.  This card could have easily been a Fall or Thanksgiving card.
The background is created using a Crayon Rub Embossing technique I saw on Splitcoaster Stampers. .  I used brown crayons with the Woodgrain Embossing folder from Tim Hotz and then added ink over it with various brown shades and a brayer.  I just kept adding various browns until I got it to where I wanted.  The stamp is Rustic Autumn Wheel from Heartfelt Creations and are the individual Pumpkin Stamps and the matching Pumpkin diecuts are from Spellbinders.  I colored the scene and individual Pumpkins with Copic markers.  After diecutting the pumpkins, I then trimmed the largest one along the front portion and popped it up along with the medium one.  I mounted all onto a base card and added leather photocorners from my stash.  The Happy Birthday is cut from Gold Metallic Cardstock on my Cricut Machine from the Beyond Birthdays cartridge and I used my Gypsy to make it 4 in wide and 1.25 in tall.

Hubby was very happy with his Happy Birthday card!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

New Stamp from Whimsy and Stars Studio

Mabelle was a designer for The Angel Company that was dearly loved by all of us.  With TAC gone, Mabelle produced 5 RUBBER stamp sets.  "Friends" is similar to "Hello You" that was on my wish list, but I didn't get it ordered in time.  The new stamps were available starting last Tuesday at and the mail man delivered my purchase today!  I had to sit and play!
I colored the girls with Copic Markers as well as white ribbon (so it would match).  The background paper is some of Mabelle's paper "Whimsy Blossoms" that had been sold by TAC and Bazzill Hot Pink.  The stone in the middle of the flower was attached with my newest toy - irock from Imaginisce.