Wednesday, September 30, 2009

I made this card for my SIL. When I pick a card to make for someone, sometimes it is very easy to relate their personality to a card. I try to do that all the time, but this is among the easiest. To me this card is very clean and uncluttered. Just like my SIL! Deets:
Stamps: Basket of Blossoms
Paper: Naturals White
Ink: Night of Navy
Accessories: Dimensionals, Night of Navy Grosgrain and Organdy Ribbons, Sponge

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

My stamping buddy will be having a birthday soon. I made this card for her. I feel very fortunate to have her as a friend. We schedule time to stamp together every month and I so enjoy the company. I ran out of the satin ribbon and now the rest of the cards will have the grosgrain ribbon on them. Deets:
Stamps: Business Memos, Itty Bitty Backgrounds
Paper: Garden Green, Rose Red, Ultrasmooth White, Summer Sun
Inks: Black, Rose Red, More Mustard, Blush Blossom
Accessories: Paper Corrugator, Satin Ribbon, More Mustard Grosgrain Ribbon, Deckle Scissors, Sponge, Glue Dots

Monday, September 28, 2009

Happy B Jackie M

I made this card for a friend's birthday. I'm happy about the way it turned out, but it is nothing like I imagined in my mind's eye. Funny how some things just morf into different ideas. Her 2 youngest daughters gave me the Dove Punch (among other things) for Mother's Day. I'm honored that they think so highly of me!
Stamps: Brushstroke Blossoms
Paper: Almost Amethyst, Barely Banana, Ultra Smooth Vanilla
Inks: Lovely Lilac, Almost Amethyst, Barely Banana, Sage Shadow
Accessories: Scallop Punch, Dove Punch (MS), Dimensionals

Sunday, September 27, 2009

H A Lee & Dave

I made this card for a couple of friends of ours. They were our next door neighbors in Guam. We had some great times there. We went out with them on their anniversary. Now they live in Ohio. My DH got to visit with them once since we've both moved away. We still keep in touch via email.
Stamps: Brushstroke Blossoms, Antique Lace
Paper: Sage Shadow, Naturals White
Inks: Marvelous Magenta, Sage Shadow, VersaMark
Accessories: Embossing Buddy, Embossing Powder - Gold Glory, Ribbon, Gold Thread, Zig Painty Gold Marker, 1/8th Hole Punch, Corner Lace Punch

Saturday, September 26, 2009

H A Dawn & Luis

My sister & BIL have an anniversary this month. I made this card for them. To make this card, I embossed the outline on one side of the vellum and colored the images on the other side. I don't care to heat emboss on Vellum. It never lays flat after it's heated. Other Deets:
Stamps: Brushstroke Blossoms
Paper: Marvelous Magenta, Naturals White, Vellum Radiant White
Inks: VersaMark, Marvelous Magenta, Pink Passion, Lovely Lilac, Forest Foliage
Accessories: 3/16" Corner Rounder, Embossing Buddy, Gold Glory Embossing Powder, Vellum Tape

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

HB Jean

My Mother-In-Law is having a birthday this month. No, I didn't mistakenly make 2 cards for the same person; I've been blessed with an MIL and a Step-MIL and they both celebrate their birthdays the same week! My MIL paints pictures and I think she painted a picture that is basically the same format as this card. I chose the colors as a pun for my faux oil painting. I used the canvas background stamp to make it look more like an oil painting on canvas. I made an oval template so that I could define the stippled area. I stamped the background trees on a scrap paper before I stamped it on the card to make it look like they are further away than the single fir tree. I embossed the whole thing because I know that after a painting dries for a few days, you put a protective coating on it. I hope she likes it!
Stamps: Canvas Background, Lovely As A Tree, Birthday Greetings
Paper: NOT QUITE Navy, CLOSE TO Cocoa, Naturals Ivory
Inks: NOT QUITE Navy, CLOSE TO Cocoa, VersaMark, Stazon Azure
Accessories: Coluzzle, Stipple brush
(C)Stampin'Up! TFL

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

HB Ann

My Step-Mother-In-Law is having a birthday this month. I made this card for her. I started with the larger half-pearls, but I make 5 of the same card and I didn't have enough of those. I scrambled around and found the smaller half-pearls. I think I prefer the smaller ones anyway!
Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Rose Red
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Rose Red
Accessories: Half-pearls, Sheer Pink Ribbon, Dimensionals, Manhattan Flower Textured Impression, Sizzix Big Shot
(C)Stampin'Up! TFL

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Lovely Lilac Purses

I love these purses! They are a bit of work, but they are so CUTE! I made 20 of them for a friend who's mother is going to have a birthday soon. I stuck a Hershey's Bliss Dark Chocolate candy in each if them. I even made the box out of cardstock and the lid out of a piece of plastic that I sized down. I'm learning how to recycle so many things! Anyway, I hope my friend's mom and her guests enjoy the purses!
Stamps: Itty Bitty Backgrounds, Delight in Life
Paper: Lovely Lilac, Lavender Lace
Ink: Lovely Lilac
Accessories: 3/16" Corner Punch, Boho Blossoms Punch, 1/8" Circle Punch, Paper Fasteners
(C) Stampin'Up! TFL

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

H Anniversary AB & UE

My aunt and uncle will be celebrating their wedding anniversary this month. I made this card for them. I didn't realize that I didn't have an anniversary stamp! I'll have to order one at the next stamp therapy.
Stamps: Delight in Life, Everyday Flexible Phrases
Paper: Whisper White, Black
Inks: Black, Cameo Coral, Ruby Red, Versamark Marker
Accessories: Black Ribbon, Dimensionals, Clear Embossing Powder, Embossing Buddy
(C)Stampin'Up TFL

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

HB Dor

My cousin's birthday is coming up. Her name is Doreen, but we've always called most of our relatives by the first syllable of their name. BTW, that is why my site is tunedon2stamps. I was always called Don. That is also why I call my DH Ton (pronounced tone). But I digress...
Stamps: Alphabet Soup
C/S: Elegant Eggplant, Certainly Celery
Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Certainly Celery
Accessories: Eyelet Border Punch, Organza Ribbon
(C)StampinUp! TFL

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

HB Kyle

Another birthday for a nephew! Actually, Kyle is Ronald's little brother. Ronald is 8 years minus 2 days older than Kyle. They have another brother in between. They are all great kids. Very well behaved. I don't get to see them often enough.
Stamps: Birthday Whimsy
C/S: More Mustard, Real Red, Not Quite Navy, Whisper White
Ink: More Mustard, Real Red
Accessories: More Mustard Ribbon, White Gel Pen, Brads
(C)Stampin'Up! TFL