Monday, November 21, 2011

More Bundles of Joy

After making such light-skinned babies on the image in my last post, I knew I needed some babies with darker skin. they are!

The paper is Kaiser double-sided. I wanted to add a touch of whimsy with the safety pin to represent a diaper pin. They boy card is obviously boy, but I decided the reddish-colored one could go either way so it just says BABY instead of "boy" or "girl."

I need to color more with those Copics to stay in practice! :-)

Sunday, November 20, 2011

More Baby Cards

Since I needed more baby cards, AND I felt like using my Copics, I decided to pull out this image from a retired TAC set. Again, I paired it with sentiments from PTI's Inside & Out: Baby.

I decided to stamp the girl's image in gray Momento (London Fog) to make it softer and a bit more subtle. The twine is from my friend Diana at Latina Crafter.

Not sure what the paper is on the boy's card. I had one or two sheets of it in my stash. The yellow is Scrapper's Floss.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Smallish Things

TAC + PTI = Baby Cards. I always need baby cards so I recently bought Papertrey's Inside & Out: Baby set. I combined those with some little Onesies from two different retired TAC sets, and the results are below.
Those scalloped ovals are frames around the Onesies. I thought that gave it a more interesting look than just layering ovals.

On the boy card I colored the duck with a glitter pen, and on the girl card I used Stickles on the flower.

Ppaer for the boy card is TAC's Toodle Loo, and the girl card uses TAC's Catelynne.

Monday, November 7, 2011

More of Verve's New Mercies

When I decided to CASE another Verve New Mercies card, I decided to go with a color scheme that I don't normally use. I'm not thrilled with my outcome, but I'll post the card anyway.Now that I look back at the original card, I see that I used WAAAAY toooooo much of the tangerine color! I wasn't thrilled with the effect, and now I know why! I guess sometimes less is best, and this would have been one of those times. sigh...
I really like her patterned paper and color combo sooo much better! This was the closest patterned paper I had, though. Since it didn't have any yellow, I just couldn't make myself think I should add yellow cardstock. The tiny little pearls are from Amuse Studio and are a GREAT size!

Maybe I'll try this one again...

Saturday, November 5, 2011

CASEd Sympathy

I've been busy with my college classes lately--doing lots of detailed lesson planning and teaching. That has kind of messed with my stamping mojo, but I wanted to take time for some cardmaking. What to do? CASE, of course!
These stamps are from the Verve set New Mercies--same set as this post. The card I CASEd is this one on the Verve website.

Mine is much plainer, but that's okay. I tend to stay on the simpler side of things. This close-up doesn't look like the ribbon matches the ink, but I promise it does in real life! :-) Embossing folder is Tim Holtz.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Encouraging Words

I made this card with a special friend in mind. She has undergone treatment for colon cancer and is now waiting to heal a bit before having surgery.
The pocket is made from TAC's Natalee Accordian Album kit, and the Scripture stamps are all from Verve. I'm loving those!

I kept the inside blank so I could write her a little note.

After she received it, she told me she's going to put the tags where she will see them often. What a great idea! I hadn't even thought of that!