Tuesday, March 10, 2009

For the Love of Stamping

I love reading craft blogs and looking at all the fabulous projects these talented ladies of the .com world can do. They are a little addicting and I could look through them for hours if I had the time.

What do I want this blog to be? I want it to be a place to share with you the cards I make, maybe a tutorial here and there. I want to show what's happening in the stamping world and all the fantastic, cool products that are out there. It may not be the sleekest blog you've ever read, but it will be one made with the love of all things stamping.

So, to begin with, here are a few cards I've made. I hope you like them.

I love this chicken stamp from Penny Black. And it was a joy to color using my Prisma colored pencils and mineral spirits. I used nestabilities for the scallop circle and the background is embossed using my Cuttlebug embossing folder. The red ribbon is from Stampin' Up!.

This next card was really simple, yet beautiful. It's from Stampin' Up's Inspired By Nature set. I used Kiwi Kiss to stamp the flowers and sentiment. I colored the top of the flowers with Tombow markers, added a little glue and sprinkled them with Dazzling Diamonds from Stampin' Up!.

As you'll soon see, I'm all for the simple cards. Again, I embossed the pink paper using my Cuttlebug Embossing Folder. The pink and brown flowered ribbon was from either Joann's or Michael's - I can't remember which. The brown paper is Bazzill. (Love this cardstock!)
This cool paper is from a Top Line Creations (TLC) kit. I bought this kit a few years ago at the Scrapgrlz Retreat. Shell is the best hostess and puts on the greatest retreats I've ever been to. She's got a couple retreats coming up soon, so you may want to check it out: http://www.scrapgrlz.com/Retreat.htm
I was going to put up pictures of my scraproom, but it's in need of some straightening out, so I'll post them a little later.
Stamp & Be Happy!!


fitsandstarts said...

Welcome to the world of blogging.
: )
I've linked to your blog from mine...
I love that embossed card!! How pretty!!!

Martha said...

beautiful cards.
welcome to the wonderful world of blogging ;)
and it is so addicting lol ;)

Jennifer Talley said...

Welcome! That chicken card is too cute! Great job!

Rhonda Langley said...

Welcome to the world of blogging. You will love it. Your cards are beautiful. Love the embossing! I just got my big shot & some embossing folders but I keep forgetting to use them.

Mary said...

What a great collection of cards!! TFS!

Welcome and good luck with the blog! It looks great!