Wednesday, January 2, 2008

"These are a few of My Favorite Things!"

LOL Couldn't resist singing the song, could you!? Well, these are a few of the cards I've created recently using stamps from My Favorite Things, and images sent to me by the ever-kind Carolyn King (Cammie on SCS!)
This card was made with an image Carolyn sent me from the "Baby, It's Cold Outside" set, and the snowflakes I stamped from the "Winter Blast" set. I colored the image with my Copic markers. Little by little, my collection is growing and I just LOVE those markers! My cardstock is from Archiver's... my 5 freebies that I picked up (love those coupons!) when I bought this snowman paper from The Paper Company Studio. The silver cardstock matting the main image is brushed silver from Stampin' Up. The silver brads... I don't remember where those are from. I sponged Stampin' Up Soft Sky ink around the edges of the card base, and stamped the snowflakes with Ranger clear resist ink. The snowflake on the circle was stamped with Versamagic Night Sky, and embossed with SU! Iridescent Ice. I tied silver organdy ribbon twice around the side panel, and added several frayed pieces of silver cord to mimic the pattern in the snowflake.
This card was created with another great image that Cammie sent me, but the actual name of the stamp set escapes me. I colored this also with my Copic markers. The cardstock is Bazzill and Stampin' Up. The designer paper is from My Mind's Eye (polka dots) and Anna Griffin (stripes). The "make a wish" sentiment is from my Kitchen Sink Stamps set called Happy Birthday Cupcake, is stamped in Versamagic Pink Petunia and embossed with clear EP. I added brads and ric-rac for finishing touches.
More images from Cammie... what a sweetheart she was to send me these! This card uses Stampin' Up cardstock, and Pallette O' Prints designer paper in Certainly Celery. I colored the image with Stampin' Up markers, but colored the background and the sentiment piece with a Copic marker. The flowers stamped in the background on the Taken with Teal piece are also from my Kitchen Sink Stamps Happy Birthday Cupcake set. They match the flowers in the designer paper very nicely, I think!
This card was created for the My Favorite Things sketch challenge #10 on SCS. Used those awesome Copic markers again, and some yummy new Valentine paper from Bo Bunny! Cardstock is all Bazzill, and the dotted ribbon is from May Arts.
This last card was born out of complete desperation! I have several of this stamp set "Winter Blast" at the store, and it didn't sell during the Christmas season. Usually, all I have to do is make a sample with a set or stamp and it'll be gone in a week. Problem is, I couldn't come up with any inspiration for using this set myself! (probably explains why my customers aren't buying it!) So this card is a complet and utter, total CASE of this awesome card by kimreid_stamper on SCS... I hope she doesn't mind... I plan to contact her and let her know I CASE'd her card! Anyway, I used Bazzill cardstock for my card, and more of that pretty designer paper from The Paper Company Studio. The penguins were stamped with Versafine ink, and colored with Tombow markers. I then used my Versamarker on the "star," snowball, and snow at their feet and heat embossed with Ranger embossing tinsel. The brads on each side are also from The Paper Company Studio. The snowflakes were cut out with a Cuttlebug die. I sponged French blue Colorbox chalk ink around the edges of the penguins, also. The sentiment is stamped in eggplant Colorbox pigment ink, and embossed with clear EP.

Thanks for stopping by! Stamp Happy!


Kraftin' Kimmie said...

How very sweet Tammy!!! I'm so flattered that you cased my card!! That card was actually created from a challenge that my Mom gave me to use that stamp specifically, because it's so difficult to use! I'm so glad you liked it! Your cards are ALL gorgeous by the way!! I especially love the layout and embellies on the coffee one and the colours and rick rack on the birthday one!! Great job!! And thanks totally made my day!!!

Simply Shaz said...

wow! All these cards are gorgeous..I love them all...well done you! They are fabby :)
Shaz x

michelle sturgeon said...

You have been very busy! Great those penguins!

Unknown said...

you have been a busy girl, stamping stamping away!!they all look great! I love the valentine chocolate one, seems I tend to use pink and brown with that image too. TFS

JenniferL. said...

Love these cards, especially the snowflake one at the top. Great job!

kerri said...

OMG tammy you have been busy. Gotta love them stamps.
You have done an awesome job of those cards.
love each and every one of them