Sunday, June 29, 2008

Artfully Midnight

this is one of my new favorites. i have been wanting to make square cards but haven't found any square envelopes. recently i found on someone's blog(i can't remember whose now, sorry) that i could use a regular env, seal it, and cut down the side and then fold and glue a patterned paper for a flap. so i made several this week. i love it. if i find a link to that blog i will attach it later. i also used crystal effects to add something shiny.
stamps: artfully asian
paper: su apricot appeal, night of navy

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Saturday, June 28, 2008

Artfully Plaid

this is one of my favorite plaid papers. the card is done with the artfully asian set from stampin up that is soon retiring. i also used the crystal effects on both cards to give it a little something special. i like the shine. the top card is a 5x5.
this one i used a piece of spiral hardware to dress it up a bit.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Guava Riot

it took a while to watercolor this one. i used old olive and artichoke on the leaves. bravo burgandy is in the centers. and the main blooms is so saffron and groovy guava. not much room for anything else. it is also a 5x7 card.


i have been wanting to stamp on fabric for a while. i thought i would start with these cute onesies. Target has a 5pack on sale this week.
on the first 2 i used the rock-n-roll technique using my new palette inks from papertrey ink. i love that company, they are superfast with their shipping. i love that.

i also made 3 inch square cards to match using papertrey's new color cardstock. you can click on the pics for a closeup.

this one is made with su craft ink.
i followed instructions others have left on scs threads. i prewashed using no fabric softener, and heatset with an iron. i plan to rewash to see how the inks hold up.
stamps: su garden whimsey, wild about you
inks: su craft old olive, night of navy; papertrey berry sorbet, plum pudding
paper: pti berry sorbet, white

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Argyle A Muse Putter

here is another putter with a different background pattern.

Artfully Asian

which do you like better?

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Sage Doodle This

hi all, sorry it has taken me so long to post another card. i thought i would show you a couple graduation cards. the patterned paper is glittery. i also used a white gel pen.
stamps: su doodle this
paper: pale plum,sage shadow
inks: sage shadow, perfect plum, white gel pen

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Sabrina's Tote

i love this tote's upper fabric. i would like curtains made out of this for my guest room.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Sheila's Tote

i found this polka dot fabric online and just had to have it. altho once i had it, i couldn't find any solids to match it. but this cranberry kinda combines the red and pink and fools the eye. (i think.)
(edited to add: michelle is correct in her comment, this is more raspberry than cranberry. i got my fruit confused.)
i like the lining too. altho it will be dark, trying to see what is inside at the bottom.

i didn't plan this, but 2 of the straps lined up perfectly with the lining on the inside. too cool!

Friday, June 6, 2008

Patsy's Tote

this is the latest tote. patsy wanted hers a little bit smaller than what i have been doing lately. it is about 1 1/2" shorter and 1/2" narrower. and i used a plaid again on the inside.
she is picking it up tomorrow, so i had to get the pics taken tonight, so they are a little dark.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Small Tote/Purse

hey, this is my latest tote. i saw this fabric on clearance at hancock fabrics and just had to get it. it looked like a fun print. so, my intent was to make a cute little tote like a "green" grocery tote. but i started playing around and folded the tote inside itself and made half a tote, and turned it into a purse.
i put a piece of cardboard inside a fabric pocket to make it have a solid bottom that would stay square. and it has one inside pocket.

i tried several types of handles before i found this fabric. i am glad i discarded them and waited for this fabric. it matches perfectly.
sorry about the poor pics, our camera broke, and i am having to borrow my husband's work camera.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Best Blossoms

i was inspired by this card i saw on splitcoaststampers. i changed a few things.
stamps: su best blossoms
ink: su not quite navy, cool carribean, certainly celery
paper: celery, not quite navy, carribean, glossy white