Saturday, April 23, 2011

Very Variegated!

Over the years, I bet you have realized that I am wild about monochromatic cards. I just love the look!

Today, on my Simple Set Saturday post on the RRD blog, I decided to go big with backgrounds, specifically the Crazy Dot background from the Snow hugs plate by Relish Reading Designs.

Here's a quick peek:

To get more information on how I made these cards, check out the RRD blog!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Diamond Note Cards

Today, on Rogue Redhead Designs, I've created a simple note card set using double-sided paper. Here's a sample of what I created:

To see more, why not stop by the RRD blog? You can also check out the fabulous cards by the rest of the Rogue Crew!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Hopping Up and Down with News

Doesn't this bunny look happy? He definitely is and he's bursting with sunshine and happiness.

I am hopping up and down with excitement! I am happy to announce that I have joined the PaperTemptress Design Team and will be starting with that great group of artists shortly! How cool is that? If you haven't had a chance to check out the gorgeous papers at PaperTemptress, you really need to make some time to sit and go through her amazing collection.

Today, I have a guest spot on the PaperTemptress community blog. To see the rest of the cute bunny card shown above, check out my first PaperTemptress post!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Bunny Works

I'm trying to get things in the mail on time this year so my Easter cards to Canada just have to get finished this week! Today, I worked on the card that is destined for my sister's fantastic family - 2 adults, 2 adult kiddos and a pup. For their fab 5, I picked my favorite Easter fab 5 - bunnies (and a cute mouse)!

I used a favorite format of mine that I learned from Technique Junkies called Triple Play. It gives me lots of space to stamp and add information but still fits in a business envelope!

Easter Wishes
Stamps: Bunny Friends, Bees and Bunny, Easter Wishes and Sweet Love (Penny Black)
Cardstock: Whisper White and Really Rust (Stampin Up); tan (unknown)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Copics: B00, E07, E13, E15, E19, G05, G07, G19, R20, R27, RV13, RV14, YR04, YR07 and YR09

Hope you are having a wonderful Spring week! I have crocuses finally so I'm all excited!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Making It Simply Official!

Announcing Simple Set Saturdays on the Rogue Redhead Designs blog! Each Saturday, I'll be posting a quick set of note cards using RRD stamps and a unifying technique, color scheme or layout.

For this Saturday, I decided to do some Copic Spotlighting! Here's one of the cards!

Check out the rest of the set on the RRD blog!

Uncomplicated Cat

It's been awhile since I made a card simply to play around. I've been meaning to use these couple of stamps for ages. Our new Far East theme at Gingersnap Creations snapped me into action.

I also had some further inspiration from the C.R.A.F.T. Challenge whose theme this week is Animals/Pets.

So here's my uncomplicated cat:

Simply Cat
Stamps: Cat and Cat kanji (OnyxXpressions)
Paper: from a collage pack
Cardstock: Real Red and Basic Black (Stampin Up)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)

Hope your weekend is creative and uncomplicated!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Quick Easter Card

I am trying to be good and use up all my scraps. I came across this wonderful flowered paper that I had almost forgotten about. I love the bright flowers. The bright colors made me think of Easter eggs and I knew I had the perfect stamp for the project.

I had a lot of fun coloring in this detailed image. I tried to keep the main colors those of the flowered designer paper.

Easter Eggs
Stamp: eggs (Serendipity)
Paper: scraps from my basket
Cardstock: Elegant Eggplant and Whisper White (Stampin Up)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Copics: E13, G16, G17, G28, RV13, RV14, V12, V15, V17, Y13, Y15, YG13, and YG17

I figured it was time to get hopping on my Easter cards! Hope you have fun with your Spring-inspired creations!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

GC97: Geishas

Every month, Gingersnap Creations chooses a new theme for the month and a new technique focus. For April, the overarching theme is teh enchanting art of the Far East. Today, there's a new Chestnut Theme Challenge underway - Geishas! I have several stamps and collage images to fit this theme but I never seem to take them out. This challenge inspired me to play. I had so much fun with the GC Heart Coasters Art Exchange, I decided to use a coaster as my base and make a mini hanging. I used a piece of origami paper which I pleated to pay homage to the obi, the sash, that ties the kimono. I did not even attempt any of the intricate knots for which these beautiful pieces of clothing are known. Did you know that the Japanese character for geisha incorporates two kanji? It is made up of the kanji for art and the kanji for person or "doer". Isn't that fabulous? Perfect subject for some papercrafting creations! Geisha Dreams Collage Image: Enchanted Mercantile Paper: origami paper; Creative Imaginations Other: chipboard coaster with rounded corners (Blockheads Art Stamps) Tools: Crop-o-dile Embellishments: butterfly charm (Blue Moon Beads); twine I also created another simple card for the general theme of the Far East with this delicate cherry blossom image. Cheery Blossom Stamp: cherry blossom (Rubber Stampede) Paper: from Creative Imaginations Cardstock: Very Vanilla (Stampin Up) Ink: Tuxedo Black (Mement0); various copic markers Embellishments: 2 small pieces of coral ribbon (Papertrey) Want to see some more creations featuring these beautiful Japanese artisans? Check out the Challenge post on Gingersnap Creations and you'll see all the lovely and varied submissions by the always amazing Gingers.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Back to the Blogosphere

After an immensely busy two weeks, I got some stamping in over the weekend. Best of all, my inky time was spent with my fabulous daughter. She whipped up a bunch of great Easter cards and I played with some different ideas.

In the back of my drawer, I found a softy patterned green paper that reminded me of Spring, freshness and grass. Using that paper, I had fun creating one general card and one Easter greeting.

What's Up with Ewe?
Stamp: Friends (Penny Black); What's Up with Ewe? (Memory Box)
Paper: dark green and grass green (Provocraft stack?)
Cardstock: Whisper White (Stampin Up)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Copics: B01, B02, E21, R20, RV10, W0, W1, W2, Y00, YG21, YG23, YG25, YR02, YR04

Penny Black has some great bunnies which lend themselves well to Easter cards. I decided to go very soft with the colors on this one. Don't you just love this little mouse?

Here's the whole card:

Hoppy Easter
Stamp: Hanging On (Penny Black); Happy Easter (Art Impressions)
Paper: dark green and grass green (Provocraft stack?)
Cardstock: Whisper White (Stampin Up)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Copics: BG32, BG34, BG49E40, E41, E43, E51, E53, E55, R11, V04, V06, V09, Y13, YG17, YG21, YG23, and YG25

Today, I am off to check through more drawers for unexpected and understated treasures.
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