Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Here Fishy, Fishy......

Do you remember eating these goldfish crackers as a kid? Perhaps you give them to your kids now, or just eat them yourself? We always had these little crackers in the kitchen for snacking and every once in awhile when I buy them, it reminds me of my childhood. I think these crackers were a perfect fit with the little fish from the SU set, Very Punny. You could make these for party favors for a pool party, school treats, for the kiddo's lunch box or whatever! Hope you enjoy! Thanks for stopping by :)

Supplies used:
Stamps: SU Very Punny
Ink: Memories Black
Cardstock: SU white, Turquoise
Misc: SU markers Turquoise, Summer Sun, Orange, Cuttlebug Bubbles embossing folder, turquoise staples, small plastic food safe bags 3 x 5 (found in cake & candy isle at Michael's).
Info: I stamped the fish on white cardstock, colored them in with markers, embossed the turquoise cardstock with the cuttlebug embossing folder, mounted the fish onto that and then stapled the bag in between.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Jungle Fun!

I think the Changito line from Stampendous is absolutely adorable!! I can't get enough of these cute little buggers! I have been tinkering with them a bit and like how this one turned out. Sorry for the crooked picture but I was having a hard time getting a good shot with this one. As cute as this little guy is, I was beginning to wonder if he just didn't like his picture taken ~ each one came out with one or more elements that I didn't like. Thank goodness he wasn't a live model or I would have never gotten a decent picture! I am seriously trying this whole photo thing and have decided that I either need to take a class, do some more in depth reading, or have someone else take the pictures!! I've been reading other blogs and trying to gather bits from all the fantabulous talented stampers and bloggers out there to gather some hints on taking better pictures. I need to practice more! Just like stamping I suppose, we all start somewhere right? Anyway, I hope you enjoy the card and think he's as cute as I do. As always ~ thanks for stopping by!

Supplies used:
Stamps: Changito, Palm Fronds, sentiment all by Stampendous
Cardstock: SU white, olive, rust
Ink: Memories Black, olive, caramel, rust, pink
Misc: Giga square scallop punch, mega square punch, dimensionals.
Palm fronds were stamped in olive ink on left side of cardstock base. Second impression was stamped on the lower right hand corner and the sentiment stamped in black on top of the second impression. Changito image is layered on rust cardstock and popped up with dimensionals. Standard a2 size card.

Monday, July 23, 2007

Monday's ~ Make a Wish!!

I love this image and stamp set. It is from a company called "My Favorite Things". While time consuming to color, I really like how the entire card turned out. I'm really enjoying coloring in images lately, something I haven't done in a long time. I don't do this type of coloring enough and when I like how it turns out I try to make more than one. I used to make upwards of 8 to 10 of each card, but the ones that are very time consuming and have more detail and embellishments I get bored with and then won't use them again for a long time. I'm trying my best not to do that ~ I feel bad for letting some sit on the shelves and collect dust! Perhaps that's a sign of owning far too many stamps and stamp sets!! Anyway, I hope you enjoy this card and thanks for stopping by!

Supplies used:

Stamps: My Favorite Things

Cardstock: SU White, Gable Green, Green Galore, Pink Passion, DCWV patterned paper

Ink: Memories Black, Prismacolor markers

Misc: Pink ribbon by Dot's & Dashes, dimensionals, yellow stickles, Cloud scissors by Fiskars

Info: main image is popped up on dimensionals, yellow stickles used on candle flames