June 3, 2008

Thanks

Posted in Simple, Thank you at 7:44 pm by happygiggles

I needed a Thank you card so this is what I came up with!

I love the pretty simplicity!  The base is made using Bashful blue with some whisper White and designer paper out of my Costco slab for the next layers.  Over top of these layers I used some lime green Bazzill Bling and a bit of Chocolate brown satin ribbon.  I love all the texture on this card!  I stamped the images and the sentiment using Chocolate brown ink.  The final touches were the rounded bottom corners and the little crystals on the flower from Live your Dream!

Thanks for looking!

May 5, 2008

Back to normal?

Posted in Simple at 2:51 pm by happygiggles

Whew!  What a week I had last week!  My mother in law was staying with us for a few days before she made a big move a few provinces over to live closer to my sister in law.  Needless to say my normal routine was a bit off!  But things are looking like they’ll be back to normal this week!  Over the weekend I managed to go out and buy a few plants to put into my containers.  I didn’t buy much because there is still the possibility of frost.  This year I really wanted to buy some herbs so that I can just pull some off when I need it!  Can’t wait!

Onto a card!  I haven’t been making much lately but I do have a Mother’s Day card to show you!

 

Very soft looking.  I used river rock for the card base and stamped the little flowers from Boho backgrounds on the top.  Next I layered some blush blossom with some Chocolate chip and Very Vanilla.  I tied a sheer pink ribbon around those layers before I attached them.  The final layers are the scalloped circle and more Very Vanilla with the sentiment stamped in chocolate chip.  I added a bit of Stickles to all the scalloped pieces!  Because I love sparkle so much!

Recipe: 

Stamps: Boho Backgrounds, Blooming with Love
Paper: River rock, Very vanilla. chocolate chip, blush blossom
Ink: Versamark, chocolate chip
Accessories: pink sheer ribbon, scallop punch, circle punch, scalloped scissors, Stickles

Thanks for looking!
Taya
 

April 26, 2008

Another Baby Girl

Posted in Baby, Challenges, Simple at 9:11 am by happygiggles

Today’s challenge at Splitcoast was the inspiration challenge.  One of my favorites!  We were to take inspiration from this website featuring parties in a box.  Just add Cake.  We were encouraged to use the safari theme, but were allowed to use a different party box if we wanted.  Since I don’t have anything that I thought would be suitable for a safari theme, I went with the baby shower box.  I really liked the napkins and invites which are neopolitan icecream coloured.  This is what I came up with!

I thought the card called for simple since I wanted the colours to be the main focus.  I almost didn’t add the ribbon and the bling, but I’m glad I did in the end!  Since this card is pretty simple I think it explains itself.

Recipe: 

Stamps:  So Many Scallops 
Paper: Very Vanilla, Pretty in Pink, Close to Cocoa
Ink: Chocolate chip
Accessories: Crystal rhinstones, pink grosgrain ribbon, scallop punch

Thanks for looking!

March 9, 2008

Simple Simon

Posted in Just Because, Simple at 10:14 am by happygiggles

I think I’m starting to find my niche in card making.  I am starting to lean towards the clean and simple end of things.  With a bit of bling, sometimes a lot.  I love card bling!  Oh, I also love patterned paper. 

I recently made two cards the other day that are, I believe, the very definition of clean and simple.  And quick and easy!  I actually gathered my inspiration for this first card from Stampin Di on Splitcoast.  I cased this card:  http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/838424  Isn’t it cute?  I love how simple it is!

Here’s my version:

 

I used my new set, A Beautiful thing to create the layered flower using Wild Wasabi, Purely pomegranate, and a piece of yellow I had.  Each layer is stamped with Versamark then heat embossed in clear powder to create a shiny effect.  In the middle I stuck a crystal rhinestone brad.  The stem is stamped using the stem from Best Blossoms.  I messed up when I was putting the glue down for the sparkles, so I created a leaf!  I actually like it better with the leaf.   The green strip is simply a scrap of Wild Wasabi that I took some Fiskar scalloped scissors to.   The Hello saying is from my Doodle Wings by Stampendous set.

Here’s my other simple card:

This card uses one of my all time favorite sets, Simply Said.  I used my water color pencils to color in the flowers, than added a dab of Stickles to each center.  Again, the green is a scrap.

Recipes:

1st card:
Stamps: A Beautiful Thing, Best Blossoms
Paper: Whisper white, purely pomegranate, wild wasabi, a scrap of yellow
Ink: Versamark, Versamagic (Spanish olive for the stem), chocolate chip
Accessories: clear embossing powder, SU! glitter, Tombow glue, Fiskars scalloped scissors, crystal brad

2nd Card:
Stamps: Simply Said
Paper: Whisper white, wild wasabi
Ink: chocolate chip
Accessories: Stickles, water color pencils, blender pen, scalloped scissors