Tuesday, February 14, 2012

February Stamp Camp 2012

So stamp camp was quiet but so relaxing.  With Sale-a-bration around you would think I would be so stinking busy.  Some of the cards were cased from SCS.  Thanks SCS for all of your ideas.  Here are the cards that we did at Stamp Camp:

Stamp set: Apothecary Art
Paper: So saffron, whisper white, soft suede
Ink: So saffron, soft suede, wild wasabe (marker)
Accessories: Antique brads, blender pen

Stamp set: Mixed Bunch, Bring on the Cake
Ink: Rich razzelberry, so saffron, wild wasabe
Paper: Rich Razzelberry, whisper white
Accessories: circle punch, white pen, folder, aqua pen

Stamp set: Mixed Bunch, Bring on the Cake
Ink: Night of Navy
Paper: Night of Navy, whisper white
Accessories: gold brads, flower punch, circle punch

Stamp set: Sprinkled expressions (Sale-a-bration set), Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: real red, whisper white
Ink: real red
Accessories: Satin real red ribbon, stickles - christmas red, scallp punch

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Cards and stuff

Hi!  I want to share something my niece, Kate, made for my office door.  I got a good laugh out of it.  She's eight, so I think that makes it even funnier.

Notice where the arrow is pointing.  :0)
Now for a couple cards.  My husband had to send thank you cards to his family for his birthday gifts.  This is the card I made for him.  If I do say so, it turned out really well. 

I pretty much cased it from here.  I love vdutchr's cards; this isn't the first one I've cased or taken inspiration from.  I used PTI's white cardstock and Turning a New Leaf stamp for the leaf, and the sentiment was a "thank you" from Verve that came with an order I placed.  I used Staz-On black and Memento's cottage ivy and summer(?) sky.  The blue border is brocade blue punched with an SU punch.  I think that's everything that went into it.

My other card is a sympathy card for a co-worker. 

Inspiration for this one was taken from this card.  I like how she made the flower vine into a square.  I got tired of coloring the stamp so settled for two of them.  I used rich razzleberry and old olive, coloring the stamp with the matching SU marker.

BTW, Andrea's tangles are awesome, aren't they?? I took the same class and didn't come out that talented! I really enjoyed the class, but I think I'm too ADD to sit and doodle for the time it takes to complete one.  My mind goes a thousand miles an hour, and I forget to relax.  Plus there is a lot of freedom in zentangling, and I tend more toward structure, so it's hard to just go with the flow.  Maybe one day..........

I hope all is well with you.


Friday, February 10, 2012

Ink to Paper-----tangling

I have not picked up pen in hand for about 2 weeks.  I was plain busy and was not inspired.  I did spend some time with Diana and she caught on really fast with the tangling.  So I am sharing Diana's tangle and some others I have completed.

Diana's tangle....is this not wonderful.... I love how she used the circle to define the image.

This is a tangle that I had started but finally finished.  I really like this one.

Here is another that I finished finally.  I start adding patterns but get stuck.  This one seems to be all over the paper, no proper flowing.  I still like it.  It reminds me of a garden growing.