Thursday, September 30, 2010

Thank you Kendra

I got the inspiration for these cards from Kendra Wietstock at Kendra's Cards. I follow her blog here. She is such a sweetie and makes great cards. So.... I borrowed (with permission) her design idea and I've made 4 cards for my Simply Cards class on Oct. 12th,  from 1 pm to 3 pm at Krop Paper Scissors.  Both of these cards are made with 7 Gypsies, which has some pretty awesome papers.

I've been playing around with my blog while I'm taking an online Blogspot Design class from Jessica Sprague
It's a bit over my head and has made my brain expand (very slowly, I might add), but I love it and if you want a blog to display or share yourself, you should check it out.

I hope your day is going super and you are accomplishing what you set out to do today. Remember it's never too late, John Gielgud at age 71 said "I think I'm getting a little confidence now."
We have to grow with the times, we don't necessarily have to join in all the time. I guess that's kinda my theme for now.


Sunday, September 26, 2010

More Ranger Cards

These are cards I made for my Ranger class at Krop Paper Scissors. The background is stamped with Versamark and the script stamp by Hero Arts and then brushed with Perfect Pearls "Antique Gold."I used a Hero Arts stamp called "Silhouette Grass" over that in Peeled Paint Distress Ink and tapped the stamp a little with Vintage Photo for brown grass. The base of the card is Scattered Straw and Dried Marigold Distress Inks. A few punched butter-flies, some cord and a flower and a card is born.                                

This little beauty was inked with Broken China and Peeled Paint Distress Inks and then stamped with the Hero "Script" stamp in Chestnut Roan. For the rest of the card, I used a very old Making Memories foam stamp for the swirls in Peeled Paint. A postal stamp from Inka (masked just a little) and the "Confidential" Stamp (I don't remember who makes this)were stamped with Fired Brick Distress Ink. I used a Technique Tuesday stamp for the border around the birds, which is another Inka stamp, and Chestnut Roan ink. 

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Which Came First?

This is a card that I made for my class at KPS. I

used Tim Holtz distress inks: Tumbled Glass and

Crushed Olive along with Chestnut Roan. The

Stamps are from Stampington, Technique Tuesday and Tim Holtz.

This card was inspired by a china box that I saw
at a store in Bend. I love to look at things that I
see while I'm out and about and turn them into something I can keep in the form of a card or scrapbook page. It's almost better than a photo of the memory because I have added creativity to the memory.