Thursday, July 17, 2008
Here's a non-stamping bit of news. I've been wanting some shelves put up for my teapot collection. My husband finally got them up Tuesday night!!! I've been asking for 3 YEARS!! :) So this afternoon I got the teapots put up on the shelves, including a few birdhouses that I've collected. However!!! there's not enough room to get them all up. Oh, and I also have some old tea containers I've found in antique stores. The ones I didn't get up will go back in the boxes until I figure out something else to display them. I have no idea how many I have, I guess I should count them, huh. I'll take some pictures later and post them.
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
The card is blue. The images are from Stampington & Co. I edged both white layers with blue chalk ink and colored the images with Copic markers. I added brass brads on each corner and used SU's ticket corner punch. He's talking to one of his sons on the phone and when I showed him the card, he told his son the corners were "riveted". Men, what do they know! :) I got the A Muse saying today at the Paper Garden. I thought it was quite appropriate.
Saturday, July 5, 2008
Another SU set. The card base is sage shadow with a lavender and confetti natural layers, all SU cardstock. I colored the image with colored pencils. There is a piece of green with lavender flowers designers paper under the lavender layer. I tied a sheer lavender ribbon over the DP layer. I like the way it turned out.
I love this card!!! It has a very classy look. The card base is red with a piece of black patterned designers paper down the side. The image is SU and it was stamped in black ink with no coloring. I edged the white layer with red ink.
I will post a few cards that I made for Mother's Day. Again, the sayings can be changed. This card base is purple with a piece of purple patterned designers paper across the bottom. The image is a SU set and was colored with SU markers. I used a Spica clear gel glitter pen over the flowers. I use this pen on just about every design. It gives a little bit of shimmer to the image. It is part of a set of 12 different colors. A piece of sheer lavender ribbon is used.
All cards made with SU sets will have a SU copyright stamp on the back of the card. This is a condition of SU's angel policy in order to sell cards with their images.
I should also note that sometimes a different patterned washi paper needs to be used because I no longer have any left of what was used in the sample.
Thursday, July 3, 2008
Over the last 2 years, I have taken several classes at my favorite stamp store, The Paper Garden Boutique, located in the Town & Country Center in Sacramento, CA. Stephanie, the owner, and her staff, Laurie and Kelly, have been so helpful and have offered encouragement in creating a blog. They have become very dear friends.
Since January of this year, I've been selling my cards to a few friends. They along with a few family members have also encouraged me to create a blog to continue to sell my cards.
I am not sure I fully understand how to do this blogging stuff, so it will be trial and error and hopefully I don't mess up too badly!! (I am a computer dummy! I am wishing about now that one of my step-sons or my son-in-law or my grandson were here to do this for me!!) LOL
My cards are both simple and involved to a certain degree. My favorite stamp companies are: A Muse Art Stamps, Hero Arts, Memory Box, Savvy Stamps, Judikins, Hanko, Kodomo and Stampin' Up. I love to add sparkle and ribbon to my cards along with other embellishments.
I make cards for all occasions except Halloween and will do special orders if they are not too involved or time consuming. The price of my cards are $3.50 each or 2 for $6. Sets of 5 cards of the same design are priced at $16.25. Cards made using origami or washi (Japanese) paper are priced at $4.50 each.
Please contact me through my email address: firstname.lastname@example.org to place an order. For the time being, I will accept personal checks if you reside in the local Sacramento, CA area. If you reside outside of the local area or in another state, payment will be with a money order. I will set up a Pay Pal account at a later date. Orders will be shipped after checks have cleared the bank.
Thank you for visiting my blog. Please browse the samples I've posted and perhaps you will find a card(s) that you would like to purchase.