Monday, March 28, 2011

Easter Cards

I have been doing a lot of Easter cards while working on the relief fund. I even borrowed stamps from a couple people Here are some of the recent cards. Let me know if you have questions about making them.

How about a rabbit of a different color!  )

Up to $166 today for the fund. Didn't have time to try and sell many.

Canada Swap

This is the card I did for the Canada swap for Inkyfunstampers. Since my partner finally got the card, I thought I would share it here. The moose stamp is one of my favorites.  I really don't know who makes the stamp but I have seen a couple people carry it.  Search Alaska stamps ( since that is the collection it is in) and then look for the moose
I colored with Copics as usual. The embossed background was done with a Tim Holtz embossing folder.  I used vintage photo distress ink to highlight the texture of the paper after it was embossed.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

The tsunami of cards continues.....

I did some more owls. People from church took 7 of my cards today. I haven't gotten the money but it will be another $21 and brings the total to $160.
This is based off some very cool paper.

A tsunami of cards

All I have done all week is work and make cards. I have earned $139 for the tsunami victims in Japan. On top of that, Farmers Insurance and Zurich have each matched the funds I donated so it is really $417! It has been so nice to be help. I have only sold to a few people at work. I am hoping to contact a few more people this week so I am sure the total will continue to grow.  Here are a bunch of the cards I have done .

This was done with a stamp set a friend lent to me. It is by Dream Impressions. I colored the images with copics and dress inks.

This is done with the Stampin Up owl punch and a stamp from the Punch Bunch stamp set. I borrowed the punch from a person at work. The tree has been cut with my cricut using the Graphicly Speaking cartridge. The card is also bigger than my regular card. It is 5 by 7.
I have done several fairy cards. They have been good sellers. This was done with stickers. I mounted them on white card stock and cut them out. Then I used Foam mounting tape to adhere them for dimension.
Another sticker card done with stickers.

There has been a lot of requests for Easter cards. The lily stamp was created by my friend Rhonda Rainey and was sold by Dream Impressions. I colored with Copics.

This is all I will show tonight. I will post more tomorrow.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

More tsunami relief cards

Here are two more cards I am offering for sale for the tsunami relief fund

Tsunami aid for Japan

I have decided I have to personally do something to aid the people of Japan. It won't be much but it will be something. I have started to make cards that I will sell for $3 each. Free postage if you buy 2 or more cards in the USA. All the money received will be given to the Red Cross for tsunami relief. Any money received this week will be donated to the Red Cross through a fund at Farmers Insurance that will match the funds so your $3 will be $6 of aid. I am also going to try other methods of finding buyer for these relief cards. Please pass the word on and let me know if you are interested in any of the cards shown. All the cards are one of a kind so when it is gone, it is gone. I am make more card ...just won't be exactly the same.

I will add more tomorrow. Please contact me at if you are interested in purchasing cards to aid the tsunami victims in Japan

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Gel Technique

This was another JustCards swap. Mine did not make it in one piece. The gel leaked.
I used a facial scrub gel that had sand or something in it. There is a thin plastic envelope of the gel behind the hole.  The border punch with the sandcastles was done with a EK punch. My husband got it for me at Valentine's. The frame and center hole was done with nestibilities dies. The background was done with my Cricut. I stamped the fish on colored paper.  Here is the inside too.

This is some pretty paper that looks handmade.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

I is for Italy

Here is the card I did for the JustCards alphabet swap. I is for Italy. The Italy stamp is from I Brake for Stamps .  The postage stamps are stickers.  The word Italy is cut with my Cricut using the Destinations card. The background paper was purchased at Tuesday Morning. I think it is made by Making Memories.

What just a little extra can do!

I have actually made a ton of cards lately. Some of them were for swaps and I was waiting for them to be received before I posted them. Others, I have just been too busy to post.  The cards I am posting here, I did early one morning before work. I haven't been sleeping well and use crafts to relax. 

So the thing about this card is that I used a sketch from PaperCrafts magazine to start. I made the card like this.....
It is a nice simple card. Actually, I did 2 of them like this. I used an old stamp for the words. the shapes were cut out with a nestabilities die and then the black piece was textured with a cuttlebug die.  Very nice but just needed a little something.  So I added this...
Isn't it amazing what that little bit does for the card! I love it now. Simple but wonderful!
Here is a version with red butterflies but I think I like the black the best.

And then here is one of the two I did with a horizontal layout. I did a total of 4 cards. I am trying not to have as much left over paper so I used the whole sheet of background paper. That paper came from Tuesday Morning. I don't remember the company.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

This is the newest toy I got.  I got mine from Tuesday Morning but this is about the same price I have paid.  Give it a look!!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Blog candy over at Meg's

There is some blog candy over at Meg's blog. She is celebrating having her blog for a year!