Friday, August 28, 2009

Recipe Card

Hello! I thought I would share a recipe with you today! Whenever I make this soup for my stamping friends there is never leftovers! They lick the crock pot clean! lol Well not really but it is all gone! I love recipe cards and this 6x6 size is perfect for recipe books. I find my 6x6 books at Michael's and they have refill pages too!
I used the new Artful INKables set "South of the Border" for this card. I just love this armadillo guy he is so sweet and his Mexican hat just cracks me up! I really love this set, so many possibilities!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

True Friends

When I saw this stamp from the Artful INKables Fun and Friendly set I instantly thought of the Beach! My Hubby and I share a love for the Beach and hope to move there some day. I think this card could easily be given to a guy. I used a little abalone button to tie to the ribbon and some copper brads.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Artful INKables Challenge

I made these cards for the "Think Ink Tuesday" challenge for Artful INKables. The challenge for this Tuesday is a color challenge. You are use the colors black, white and red on your card or project. I made two different cards both using the "Fun and Friendly" stamp set from Artful INKables.

The challenge is for 2 weeks so make sure you join in and link your creation back to the AI Blog by September 1st. They are going to have drawing from all who participate for a grab bag of stamps!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Simple Fall Card

I made this card for an ongoing swap I am in over at ISC (inspire swap chat). If you want to meet some wonderful crafty women, join a few swaps and do some chatting then ISC is the place to be. The swap I am in is a 5 cards a month swap hosted by my friend Deb. I love this kind of swap because you don't have to participate every month and when you do it's for only 5 cards! This month was "Fall Fun". I was trying really hard to do something other than pumpkins, lol and I came across this leaf template I used about 4 years ago for some Bunco invites. I thought it would be perfect for a fall card. The paper is from the DCWV fall stack that I picked up last year. The leaf template is a medium sized maple leaf paper punch that I had punched out and then enlarged on my copy machine to the desired size for my card. Great idea right? Really you could do the same thing with any of your punches!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Que Pasa?

Here is a card I made with the Gecko from the "south of the border" stamp set from Artful INKables. This stamp set has so many cute stamps and they are so fun to color in! If you haven't had a chance to check out the store head on over and look around they have some great stamps, and an awesome gallery with great ideas.

I also wanted to let you all know that over at the AI Blog we are starting to do challenges on every other Tuesday. We are calling it "Think Ink Tuesday". The challenges will change so it will be a different kind of challenge every time. This first challenge starts today and it is to make a card or project using red, white and black. Make sure to link your creation back to the AI blog because I saw there will be a prize for one lucky person!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Artful INKables Blog Hop!

Welcome to the AI Blog Hop! If you haven't come here from Julie Ranae's blog, then you will want to start at the AI Blog so you don't miss anything along the way, and be sure to follow us all the way to the end for a chance to win some free stamps!

Today, I'm showing you a card and travel sewing kit I made using the new set from AI called "Fun and Friendly". The Fun and Friendly stamp set has 9 really cute stamps. It is the perfect stamp set for making cards for your girlfriends!

I hope you are enjoying the hop so far! This is my first time being involved with a Hop and it has been a blast! Your next stop on the Hop is Deb Young's Blog .

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Exciting News!!

Coming this Saturday, Artful INKables is having a Blog Hop, in celebration of their 3 new stamp sets for August. If you visit the AI blog during the next few days, you will get to see some sneak peeks of the new stamps.

The Blog Hop starts Saturday morning, August 15th, at the Artful INKables Blog! Make sure to leave comments on all the blogs you hop through and of course, there are prizes at the end!

So, I hope you will join in on the fun and hop with us this Saturday. I know you are going to just love the new stamp sets!

Monday, August 10, 2009

TAC Owls

I got this really cute set of owl stamps from my friend Claudia who sells TAC stamps. If you haven't looked at what TAC has to offer visit here.

For this card, I used some Cloud 9 Paper and colored the owls in with watercolor pencils. I used the masking technique with the owls because, I wanted them to appear to be huddled together. On the inside I stamped "from OWL of us!"

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Simple Bird Card

This card was so easy to make and looks great in person, but does not photograph well! I love all the cuttlebug embossing folders there are so many of them! Some of them like this one named "Bird Call" really stands on its own. I went with the monochromatic look, and really you could do this card in any color you like. I used my Pepples Inc. pearlescent chalk on the bird, which gives him just the right amount of shimmer.