Friday, May 29, 2009

More Whiff of Joy

Here's another card from the day my stampin' mojo decided to come back. This is another adorable image from Whiff of Joy. I cannot get enough of their images & their Summer Stamp kit arrived about a week or so ago, and now I have even more adorable images to color! This image is called "Melinda Hugging Heart" and is from their Fall 2008 collection. This card was made for my Shiner drinkin' Texan friend, Elizabeth for her birthday.


Stamps: Whiff of Joy, Inkadinkaoo

Ink: Tsukineko Memento Ink - Tuxedo Black, SU! Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose

Paper: Georgia Pacific (white), patterned paper from Target's Dollar Spot

Accessories: Faber-Castell Polychromos colored pencils, Gamsol, blending stumps, sponges, crystal flowers, grosgrain ribbon from SU!, Stickles

Friday, May 15, 2009

Asian Flair

So I will admit, I'm not all that into the asian look. I don't know why, it just never really appealed to me, but I did get an asian feeling with this dragonfly image from Rubbernecker. I'd had some washi paper for the longest time, so I paired it with a simple distressed looking piece of lime patterned paper from Basic Grey and came up with this.

I also created the little hand-made paper beads by cutting two long, narrow triangular strips and rolling them around a piece of jute. A little dab of glue, and there you have it - home-made asian inspired paper beads.

Stamps: Rubbernecker, SU!
Paper: SU! Brocade Blue, Georgia Pacific, Basic Grey, washi paper
Ink: Adirondack Jet Black, Versafine Black, SU! Close to Cocoa, Artichoke
Accessories: Copic Markers, Jute, Stickles, sponges

Here comes the rain!

April showers bring May flowers? Not in SWFL they don't! Because it doesn't start raining here until the end of May. And we finally had our first big rainfall this week. Appropriate to break out this sweet Whiff of Joy image!

Stamps: Whiff of Joy, SU!
Paper: Bashful Blue, Shimmery White, patterned paper
Ink: Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Faber-Castell Polychromos Colored Pencils, Gamsol, Sakura Gelly Roll clear sparkle pen, clip by Making Memories

Well, I don't know what came over me, but it looks like I've got my stampin' mojo back. I've been on a roll lately! It started when I realized I hadn't followed through on my New Year's Resolution of sending hand-made cards to my internet buddies on their birthdays. So I finally just sat down with a list of who I owed cards to and started working! I caught up on my Pondie birthday cards, plus about 6 more!

I am just in love with Whiff of Joy stamps, thanks to my internet buddy Christine! (You enabler, you!) Expect to see more of them in the next few posts. They are such unique designs and just so sweet! I like my little girl and boy images to have noses and mouths, thank you very much. ;-)
Hope you like this one!


Stamps: Whiff of Joy, SU!
Paper: SU! Almost Amethyst, Barely Banana, Shimmery White, patterned paper
Ink: Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Faber-Castell Polychromos Colored Pencils, Gamsol, blending stumps, SU! markers, pop-dots, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Gelly Roll clear sparkle pen (on her hair)