Thursday, September 30, 2010

Sweet Thing Mimi Cards

These Penny Black Mimi stamps are so cute! I just had to have them all. Here's what I've made from the first one which is called Sweet Thing.

Two sets of 3in squared blank note cards. One pink themed, the other purple themed.
The pink set was colored with prismacolor pencils and OMS while the purple set was done with Promarkers.

Available in my Etsy card shop.

Friday, September 24, 2010

I told myself I wasn't going to do this...

But it seems I can't resist! Making a few Halloween cards, that is. I don't personally have much use for them, perhaps send one to my grandniece, other than that no need for them.

However, my plans go astray when I keep seeing all the fun Halloween images out there. For example, this set that I purchased from Rick's Goodies on Etsy. He has a whole sheet of images for only $10.00, and they are so nicely done (trying to avoid the word "cute", it's becoming overused). Some of you Swap-botters may have encountered Rick1949 in swaps, if you're into digital stamps, you should check out his shop.

These two cards are from his Simply Halloween sheet and I have kept the cards simple. That's pretty much what I'm working with this week, nice and simple. Sometimes cardmaking (and other crafting, I'm sure) can become stressful because we are trying to do too much to what we are making. At least that's the way I've been feeling.

These are available in my Etsy Card Shop.

More of the Simple Life

In keeping with my simple cards series I've made several from the Lili of the Valley stamps that I got in the mail a few weeks ago. I love these stamps, and really wanted almost all that they had, but I limited myself to only 7. Of the 7 I've used 6 in my simple Christmas cards. I'll show 1 or 2 here, but the rest will be in my Etsy card shop for viewing or purchasing.

It seems when I buy stamps I tend towards bears and snow people, so much so that sometimes I tell myself, "no, don't get another ________, get something different." But of course, what is most appealing is what I already know that I like!

So here's a bunch of bears and 1 rabbit.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Tag! You're it!

I haven't really been in a card making mood of late. I am still feeling crafty so I didn't want to take a complete break from paper, ink and stamps. I've never given too much thought to tags. At Christmas I just slap one of those sticker like tags that I buy during the after Christmas sales for .25 or so. I've seen on some of the blogs that folks really get into tag making as well as card making. I've never understood it, but I think I have a greater appreciation for it now because that's what I've been doing for the past couple of days.

I suppose in a lot of ways making a tag can be just like making a card, only smaller. I've kept it pretty basic for the ones I have started off with. No coloring, not much in the way of embellishments, but I am pleased with them and having mostly stress-free fun while I make them.

I'm not sure how long this will last, nor what will come when this detour away from cards is over, but it sure is fun while it lasts.

If anyone is interested, they are for sale in my Etsy shop.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Hello Kitty Christmas Card

Here's another card that has minimal stamping. Hello Kitty and the presents were made from the Hello Kitty Greetings Cricut cartridge. Only the sentiment has been stamped. I've used lots of stickles on the presents and as accents on the sentiment and HK's hat.

I don't think I use my Cricut enough, at least not since the advent of my obsession with stamping. I think I see more cards using my Cricut in my future.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Christmas Card Set

For the past couple of weeks I've been reorganizing my craft space and now I'm just about done. No pictures to share of this process, you'll just have to take my word on it. During this time my desk has been so covered that I could not make any cards, no cards, no posts.

Today I have a set of cards that I made without stamps. No rubber, no digis, instead I have used rub-on transfers. I purchased a bunch of these last Christmastime and didn't really use them.

These will be for sale in my Etsy card store if anyone is interested.

This set features Christmas ornaments 3 colors plus one card with mixed colors. The ornaments rub-ons are from Michael's and can still be found there for sale. The sentiments came from Target and are actually about 3 years old, so I'm sure they are no longer sold.