Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Flourishes Seashells

Here are two cards I made with the same layout. I just turned one on its side so I could use the Hero Arts sentiment.
I used the watercoloring re inker technique for the seashells. The seashells are from Flourishes. I also used stampin up Baja Breeze, Shimmery White and also gold cardstock.
The colors of reinkers are stampin up Bashful blue and Bermuda Bay and also Close to my Heart Hydrangea.
Happy stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Purple Dahlia!

Here is my card done in purples. I cant decide which I like better. Pink or Purple. I used some ds papers from Nana Baby Boy DCVW collection. Also stampin up cs almost amethyst and elegant eggplant. I added the little rhinestones at the top and colored her again with copic markers.
I love making myown flowers. I want to spend a whole day sometime doing that.
Happy stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Pink Dahlia!

Here is my pink Dahlia card. This is Dahlia from The Greeting Farm. I used ds papers from Sabrina papers from Making Memories. I used my flower punches and cuttlebug for the flowers and some brads I had from michaels. I also used the same paper on the card plus stampin up pink pirroutte and basic black. I used my nesties for the circles and colored it with copic markers.
I think she looks great in pink. After I am done with putting the pink ones together I will be working on the purple ones. I am doing 4 of each. So I will hopefully have them up tomorrow.
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Yeah! Shes Home!

Well, Kati has been home for 3 days! Yeah! It is so great to have her home. We have just been running around having fun. She bought a dresser at goodwill and has been refinishing it. We
went to check out a college that she fell in love with.
And of course we have been to several of our favorite food places. Today we are going to run around some more. She found a place she wants to apply for a job at and maybe we will go to Craft Warehouse.
I am also working on some Dahlia cards from The Greeting Farm I am hoping to finish today.
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Coloring With Copics

I was practising coloring techniques with my copic markers. For her hair I used E99,YR21, and E33. I had seen a tutorial with these colors and it was for blonde hair. But I think her hair looks a lot more like red than blonde. It is darker in person than it looks on this picture. I think I also need to practise picture taking also.
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

3 More Days!!!!!!!

Well, not much stamping going on around here. Tomorrow is my day off and I will be spending most of it cleaning house. Three more days until Kati comes home!!!!!!! I am so excited. She has been checking into colleges to see where she wants to go. She will probably have to wait until the winter semester since she is looking so late in the year.
Kati says you dont have to clean house for me mom but I want to do as much as I can. Make her bathroom all sparkly and other things.
Have a good week!
Stamper Gyrl!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Stamp Club Invites

I love this new medallion stamp from stampin up. It makes a quick and easy card when you are in a hurry. I made these for stamp club invites and for any of you gals who come to stamp club they wont be going out for awhile. I just needed to get them done now.
I used stampin up medallion and hugs and wishes. Stampin up Real Razzleberry cs and ink. Also the flower is from papertrey ink that I got about a year ago. I found some rhinestone brads and used them to attach the flower to the card.
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Making Flowers

I forgot to mention on the pony card that I ran my flowers thru the cuttlebug. The textile embossing folder for the big flower and the swiss dot embossing folder for the smaller flower. I used pink piroutte cs for the smaller flower which I forgot to mention also.
I am trying to make my own flowers more and more. Lauren Meader has a tutorial on making flowers with tissue paper. I was playing with that one day and had a few flowers laying around. I knew if I didnt use them right away they would get lost. I had a going away gift for a co worker so I used them as decoration across the top of just a craft gift bag and it really added alot to the bag. It was really inexpensive gift bag that I really liked.
Happy Stamping!

Magnolia Pony

I have been meaning to use this stamp for awhile. I love this pony. It is so much fun to color.
I colored it with copic markers E77, E74, R85, R89, T3 and a color less blender. I also used a black glaze pen for the eye and nostril and a white signo gel pen for the dots. I used two flower punches to make my own flowers and a martha stewart punch for the leaves. The ds paper is from basic grey bittersweet collection and then melon mambo and chocolate chip stampin up cardstock and a white card base. I put a button in the middle of the flowers. Also some rhinestones down in the corner. The ribbon is some from Michaels.
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Happy News!

I cant believe it! I just realized I never mentioned our exciting news until my last post.
Our daughter Kati has decided not to re-enlist in the navy after all and will be moving home! We are so excited! She is going to move in with us and go to college.
We cant wait! Just 9 days and she will be home!
Stamper Gyrl!

Shipment from the new Catty!

I got my first official order from the new stampin up catty today!
Lots of fun stuff. I ordered the Thoroughly Modern File Folders. I have some all filled up. I just need a pretty white holder to put them in. I will have to check into that. I also got the new Medallion stamp. I cant wait to play with that. And the Cottage Wall DS papers. I love orchid opulence and rich razzleberry together. Very rich and gorgeous.
I cant wait to play!
Talking about playing. Kati called today and said she got her ticket home on next week. That is the most exciting news ever. That makes it feel more official!
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Sunday, July 5, 2009


This is Doraline holding a ladybug. She is from Motivet. I think she is so cute! I used some strawberry paper from doodlebug and bermuda bay and kiwi kiss cardstock from stamping up. The sentiment is from motivet also and I used a stampin up die and punch and nestibilities for Doraline. I colored her with copic markers.
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!