Thursday, August 19, 2010

I love puddle pads and football

All of my stamping is quick and easy. I recently made these football schedules and mailed them out to friends and family that expressed interest in attending Andrew's football games. I used a baby wipe, a pansy purple re-inker, and a vineyard berry re-inker, as my stamp pad. I love the variation in color puddle pads make.
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Friday, August 6, 2010

Lovin the Scroll

Kristine needed a ten year poster to wrap up her 4-H career. . . . . I was so happy with how her poster turned out. I also loved that I was able to use a single stamp from the "tender tags" stamp set D1350 to decorate the letters and the white photo mats. What do you think?

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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

2010 Prom Pages

I love how this paper worked with the color of the dresses! I used an old 8 1/2 x 11 page protector for the center pages. Fun!

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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Simple graduation thanks

Sometimes simple is best, especially when you have a lot to do in a limited amount of time. Here a few super simple thank you notes that I'm stamping up for Kristine. They are cuter in person than on the screen.

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Saturday, April 17, 2010

Project 365

Yep, I'm still working on my project 365. . . . I'm currently scrapping October's photo's from '09 and still taking pictures for this year. I'm not taking a picture everyday but it is still a fun project.

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Cute Card - no gluing

I love the look of layered paper, but sometimes . . . .I love the look of layering with out the glue. This card features the text texture stamp from the Noted Backgrounds set. I stamped it in Creme Brulee then used a sponge dauber to add some color to the card stock. You can see where I used a post it to mask off a section for the saying. I used Close to My Heart Markers to color in the flowers. Ink Color for the flowers: Sorbet, Creme Brulee, and Twilight and Garden Green. I cut a stencil to make the color block for the "It's your day" text. Twilight on the left and Garden Green on the right.
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Gift Card Wallet - Thanks Jen

Jen Rubio is my hero. She posted this awsome gift card wallet and I used her directions and blatently copied her card. Visit her website for the directions and a photo of her card. Here is her blog. I think I'll be using this pattern for graduation gifts this year. I think I'll be book-marking Jen's blog as a new favorite to watch.
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Monday, March 29, 2010

April Stamp of the Month

Time marches on and I missed making any projects that featured The March Stamp of the Month. I'm sad, but instead of dwelling on the past . . . I'm focusing on the Future! Here are a few cards that I made using April's stamp of the month :
Flower Pot. After a long dreary winter I'm glad to have a chance to think Spring. Consider hosting an April Gathering! We'll have fun!

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Monday, February 22, 2010

Senior Night

This is the poster that I made for Kristine's senior night. I'm so proud of her . . . . and it was so much fun to put together this display. The center picture is actually three 8x10 photo's pieced together. It showed off her beautiful form. Plus it gives me a head start on the graduation display. I didn't use any stamps on this project, but I did use Close to My Heart papers . . . . Star Spangled Blue, Cranberry and even though you can't tell, Heavenly Blue.
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Piece of Cake

Inspired by Karen Pederson's blog I made these cards using the Piece of Cake Stamp D1407 set which is February's stamp of the month. My cards are kind of "plain Jane" by comparison, but I still love them. I also got to try out my new texture stamp set called "Noted Backgrounds" It's a new favorite. The colors used are: Heavenly Blue, Key Lime and Buttercup. . . . they make me think about spring!

Happy Stamping! - Margaret
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Sunday, January 3, 2010

Merry Christmas - belated

If you listen to my priest. . . . . We should all get our Christmas Trees on the 24th of December, then not take them down until after the epiphany. So really. . . . my Christmas greetings are not late at all!

The colors are a little non traditional . . . but I liked how this card turned out. I only made 10 of them. So if you did not receive one in the mail. . . . don't be sad, I just ran out of time! The frame is from January's SOM "true friends" stamped in creme brulee. The Colonial White ink dried nicely on the holly hock cardstock. I love snow flakes! (More on paper than real life).
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Saturday, January 2, 2010

Regrettably, several friends had parents pass away over the holidays. . . . it's hard to know what to say and how to say it. . . here are the cards that I made. The sentiment says . . .Celebrate a life well lived. I know that it is never easy to lose a parent, but I do think that there is some comfort to be taken in appreciating the love of family.
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Overstamping - a favorite technique

This is a technique that I keep coming back too. Step one. Stamp your image in a light color ink. I used Crystal Blue on a light weight bond paper.

Color the image as desired. In this case I used a Crystal Blue Marker . Then I used a blending pen with ink from a sweet leaf ink pad to add accent colors.

Finally, I "over-stamped" the butterfly image in black. I love how it "pops".

I'll post some cards that I recently made using this technique.

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