Wednesday, January 26, 2011

My first SWAP!

"Thank You" swap featuring Aviary & Tiny Tags stamp sets
I was so excited to participate in my very first SU swap! Using only items I had on hand (I was challenging myself to use what I already have) I created these cards in Pear Pizzazz CS and DSP with Blushing Bride CS curly labels. Concord Crush and Poppy Parade inks were used for the birds and cages while the Tiny Tags were stamped in Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz, and Concord Crush.

Thoughts & Prayers Sympathy cards

Thoughts and Prayers Stamp Set
Unfortunately I found myself needing to make a small stack of these cards recently. SU! has the perfect stamp set for such sentiments of sympathy. Again, in my attempt to use up my non-SU papers I have come to realize how much I LOVE SU paper over the craft store variety. Can you see how the ink started to bleed just a bit? When on the SU paper images and phrases are crisp and clean... not so much on the other papers.

Purse gift card holder

Becky Roberts' purse tutorial available at Inking
Isn't this tiny purse just adorable?! It's perfect for a gift card and/or set of 3x3 note cards. I had so much fun creating several of these for my nieces during the holidays.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Aviary love card

What a challenge it was to create a card simply from the contents of my 'starter kit'! Well, actually it was easy because we get so many fantastic stamps, inks, designer paper, etc., it was just more challenging because I wanted to use more of my fun products that I already had on hand ;)
Any way, here is my 'love' card featuring the Aviary and Tiny Tags stamp sets in Blushing Bride, Poppy Parade, Concord Crush and Pear Pizzazz colors and Whisper White satin ribbon.