Saturday, May 18, 2013
Instead of gardening, we are shoveling snow in a record breaking late snowfall here in Alaska. Instead of leaves breaking out of their buds they are covered with a layer of snow! So, today we will just pretend it's Spring! This is what it looked like at my house this morning. I closed the blinds in my studio and grabbed my Claudine Hellmuth Spring Garden clear set and planted a card! It's not that I dislike snow, but 231 days with snow. Maybe it will be melted by Monday? Then we can put on our rainy boots! Such cute boots, another in the Spring Garden set! Bring on Spring! Get the GOODS!
Posted by Frozenstamper at 11:52 AM
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Still on a roll experimenting with wedding ideas and different techniques to share with my daughter. There are so many fun invitation companies online that do wonderful letterpress styles that I wanted to show her how we could create something with that sort of flair if she wanted. Hopefully, she understands that no way would I be disappointed if she chose something from one of their companies as this is HER special day! So here is a bit of Faux Letterpress technique matched up with that wonderful BasicGrey Knee High's 6x6 papers and a sweet Avery Elle sentiment from their Bonjour set. Quick and Easy!
Posted by Frozenstamper at 11:03 PM
Experimenting with some burlap sheets and my Die-namics, "Dainty Bows" die from My Favorite Things. Since we are in the wedding planning mode we are trying out fun new products and playing with color combinations. We are pinning all kinds of pretty things and thinking flowers, venues, photographers and the lists go on. This card turned into a "Thanks" card since I had been filling our daughters mailbox with all sorts of different "Save the date" and Wedding invite samples. I do like the raggedy ends of the burlap bow though and the color combination here. And a close up of the bow...
Posted by Frozenstamper at 11:18 AM
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Been hit with the camera bug lately and excited to join in the fun at the Mama Elephant Challenge HERE Here's the sketch: Here's my take: Love the camera on this WE CLICK set, the little clothespin and washi tape images and so many fun sentiments. I also tried a new product from Winter CHA called "Wink of Stella brush." It's like a waterbrush full of sparkles! I used it on the camera image which may not show up well in the photo, but the brush tip makes such a nice applicator and it looks great in real life. And, although my Alaskan days ARE getting brighter and longer some of my morning lighting is still funky. Here's another shot Images: Mama Elephant Paper: BG Bowties, Kraft, White Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black Accessories: Studio Calico Happy Button, My Minds Eye Collectable Enamel Dots, Wink of Stella in GL Clear.
Posted by Frozenstamper at 12:39 PM
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Playing along with the Moxie Fab World Trigger this time. Grab some Emerald (Pantone Color of the Year) something, your mojo and join the fun, HERE The inspiration comes from this beauty: Here's my take: I just love the green and the vintage feel with the "Stay Connected" stamps. Having worked for the Telephone industry years ago, there are many "telephony" ideas for cards that flew into my head! Studio Calico really "dialed it in" with this cute set! Images: Studio Calico Papers: Hero Arts, Studio Calico Ink: Brilliance - Black, Versamark Other: Bling - A Muse Studio, white embossing powder
Posted by Frozenstamper at 12:58 PM
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Just a teeny bit late for the Paper Smooches Trend Challenge for this card, darn! It was dog spa day and the girls needed a quick bath and since my card was nearly done, thought I'd finish it up quickly, get a picture, upload and post. But, when I went to upload photo's on my *NEW* computer (since I spilled a glass of water on my old one 2 weeks ago)the iphoto decided it needed to update thumbnails (Grrrr!) So aside from not making the Challenge in time, it was still a fun card to make! So now on to the "repurposed" paper. Last week my Studio Calico Card kit came with some fun goodies. Along with it they always include a teaser featuring some fun new product etc., This month it was a card previewing the new Sundrifter paper and asking me to bask in the warm glow, think about summer days and daydreaming. The paper patterns are GORGEOUS! Seriously in love with this paper. So I quick went online and ordered me some! But, I needed it NOW So I took that little "Teaser" paper and punched it and cut it and punched some more! All that and green, too! Have a happy week!
Posted by Frozenstamper at 8:24 PM
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Working on a few St. Patty's day cards with my Paper Smooches "A Magical Spring" set. Lately my "dearly beloved," has been brewing beer. Since he hasn't indulged himself in many hobbies, I'm trying to be supportive and it's kind of fun to watch his being creative and see him dreaming up recipes and even using my Silhouette Cameo to make his beer labels! Simon Says Stamp has a fun challenge going HERE
Posted by Frozenstamper at 1:35 PM
Sunday, March 3, 2013
Playing along with the Picture Perfect Sparks Challenge at Paper Smooches, HERE Such a cute lovey dovey kind of thing, so I did this: My Mind's Eye "Collectable 6x6 for the decorative paper and the images from 3 different PS sets. Used my Dude Block to reverse the Worm image since both images were facing the same direction. Love my new Paper Smooches "love" die cut! Quick and easy!! Images: Alfresco (bug) Smarty Pants (worm) Joyful Greetings (heart) Paper: My Mind's Eye, "Collectable" & A Muse Studio Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Hero Arts Mid Tone Red Royal (heart) Copics
Posted by Frozenstamper at 3:22 PM