Friday, April 22, 2011

My Mom's BUTT....

Sorry Mom! but this stamp is FUNNY!

Ahem, let me get back on track....Mother's Day is approaching and rather than begin with a normal mushy gushy card with roses and embossing on the front, I made a card that I would actually give to my mom. We are always trading funny cards and the nastier the better!

Inky Antics makes the gal and the sentiment "How did my mom's butt get back there". They have quite a few funny ones that go with their gals..."My friend, my soul mate, my accomplice"..."Retail Therapy"...lots of ones about wine.

I think this would be a funny one that you could pass along to your sisters, aunts, or other relatives on Mothers Day too.

However you use it, she makes a darling card!
Happy Stamping!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Can I borrow some Weight Watcher's Points?

If you have ever done Weight Watchers this card is cracking you up! I did a search one day for "funny old lady stamps" and Artistic Impressions came up. I was familiar with the "Golden Oldies" stamp line but didn't know they had so many different ones.

I found some great saying but this one...sorry, gotta say it...takes the cake! My friend and I vowed to start on WW in January...she is doing MUCH better than me! So this card is dedicated to her.

So, Seriously, do you have any points I could borrow?

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Denami Designs Monochromatic Blog Hop!

Hellooooo Hoppers! Are you having fun? Welcome to my little corner of the Internet that I call Imagine That! Glad that you hopped over from Julie's page The teal colors that I chose were inspired by an upcoming trip to Hilton Head Island in a few days...can't wait! The cool blue ocean water, sand between my toes...did I mention that I can't wait?! I wanted to make an elegant card that is out of my normal cutesy comfort zone and I chose DeNami's "Leafy Vine" stamp for this challenge. I started with a dark teal piece of card stock and created a basic gate fold card. I went a little crazy with the pearls, I know! To create the background, I used an ordinary piece of cardstock and scored it diagonally, both ways. I added a pearl at each intersection that would show when the card was closed. Martha Stewart's punch was used for the border along the bottom and again I accented with pearls. The medallion like scallop, courtesy of spellbinders helped to create the closure in the middle of the card. It is only adhered to one side so the card can still open. Denami's Leafy Vine stamp was used to create the background on the white cardstock. The real beauty (at least to me)is the inside of the card. But unfortunately, you will need to tip your head sideways because I couldn't figure out how to flip the picture. I wanted to make the card a gift card holder because that seems to be what people generally need for a wedding. You could also tuck in a check or cash in the pocket too, I suppose. I went crazy with my Leafy Vine and stamped all over the place, intertwining the images(much like a a marriage is a mix of the new couple...awwww, Hallmark moment!) Lastly, I replicated the border from the front of the card and added a bow. Be sure to leave a comment on my blog, as well as everyone's on the hop to be eligible for one of the $20 gift certificates. Time to get you hopping along to Nicki's Blog.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Snips and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails...

That's what little boys are made of!

I didn't have any snails so I went with the puppy theme for this Denami Challenge. Its not often that I make a card for a little boy but you never know when you'll need one.

My stash probably could have used a card that would more suit a 2nd graders birthday party but I opted for the baby theme instead.

My color inspiration was from my cousin Michelle son's nursery. Mikey turned one this past week! (Time flies!)

Like I said, I don't often make boy cards so this one was most definitely a challenge for me. I looked through my stash of Denami stamps and almost used the surfer chickie with "Surfs up Dude". If it weren't for the fact that I have a million things to do before we leave for spring break, I might have made that one too. But onto the details of the doggie card....

I used the following Denami stamps to create my card:

A85 Paw Print

A86 Doggie Bone

PF 17 Cuddly Pals Set (dog)

E114 Small Dot Circle Frame

I53 Medium Dot Circle Frame

B85 Small Solid Circle

My card basically has 2 parts, the card background and the scallop medallion that the puppy is sitting on. For the background, I stamped the bones and embossed them with white embossing powder and stamped the paws using a light blue ink pad to fill in.

For the scalloped medallion, I alternated my colors of card stock and ink and used the circle frames to decorate. I was undecided about what I was going to do with my puppy in the middle...should I color with Copics, water color, flock??? So many tools, so little time...

Then I thought of something that I hadn't done before...I first stamped the Small Solid Circle in the light blue, then used brown ink to center my puppy on top. (I'm sure this is not new to the Denami Design Team but it was to me.) Finally, I used a small circle punch.

To finish off my card, I did some faux pen stitching down the left hand side...There you have it...blurry scanned pic and all...someday, I'll learn how to use this darn scanner better. It does not like it when I use pop dots.

Sorry, I could not get Abby to join me on this one. She has had her fill of "projects" this week: Holy Communion prep scrapbook, book report with shoe box project, regular nightly homework...not to mention that the weather is awesome today and she wanted to shoot some hoops outside. Maybe next time...

Happy Stamping!

Monday, April 4, 2011

More Medallions

I just cant help myself! I will go a few months without picking up these stamps and then I will go crazy making them in every color combination imaginable. I knew way back at Christmas that I wanted to teach another class in the spring using purples. I held that class a week ago and it went great. After the class, I decided to make a few completed ones for the store just in case people likes them but didn't want to spend the time making them. And TIME they do take! Trust me, my "make a few" became 18 cross cards and 12 of the flower medallions. I spent the greater part of my week and weekend stamping, embossing, and cutting...and cutting....and cutting! I made 12 purple crosses and 6 of the flowers. Thinking that I was done, I decided to design my next class with the citrus colors. So I went to the store with my daughter Abby to pick the colors. I guess I didn't explain what I was looking for but Abby picked up two teals that were just beautiful. I immediately thought of making more medallions and picked up a peach for contrast. After I made these two, I almost abandoned the citrus altogether. I ended up making more completed ones in these colors for the store. The pearls looked amazing so I abandoned the rhinestones this time but used a bunch of the iridescent glitter. The quicky glue pen makes adding the accents so precise. I ordered 3 more stamps on Friday and planned on using purples and pinks but I just may use the teal and peach again. One of my new stamps is a butterfly! I can't wait to use it!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Citrus Medallion class

Simply Scrapbooks is ready to reserve your space in the next Medallion class!
Sunday, May 22,2011
1:30-4:30 pm
Cost is $15

<---Rats, my little rhinestone moved in the scanner!

My scanner did a horrible job in picking up the colors. These are no where near the citrus colors I used. Stop by the store to see the lime green, lemon yellow, and peachy orange that I used on the samples...oh, and loads of glitter too. (Just the way we like them)

Items to bring to class with you: Fine detail scissors. I highly recommend the cutterbee scissors. Large scissors will leave you very frustrated. You will also need a quicky glue pen for glitter, your regular adhesive of choice,and pop dots....oh, and maybe your favorite credit card! Vicki will be placing an order for Holly Berry stamps prior to class. I'm sure she will order class samples as well as a few new ones.

Space is limited....don't delay in signing up to make cards that just scream SUMMER!