Hello and welcome to my little space in the blogging world! Originally from a small town on Vancouver Island I now live across the country in a rural community in New Brunswick. Married to the man of my dreams, we share our century old farmhouse with our three furry kids - Rosey, the houndess, Lewis, the cat and our newest addition, Cooper (a sweet puppy from Litters and Critters Rescue). April 10th, 2014 marks my twelve year anniversary with Stampin' Up! of which I am a full-time demonstrator and it is absolutely my passion! To view my classes and to shop online 24/7 be sure to visit my website. I hope my blog inspires you in some way - whether it be stamping, crafting, trying a new recipe or something all together new - enjoy! ~ Tina
Hi Friends! I have to admit, I really enjoyed making today's card (I think I always say that!). Probably because embossing was involved and even after allllll the years that I've been stamping it still WOW's me. And if you haven't tried embossing white onto Crumb Cake card stock, you've got to give it a go! Because once you add your colour, which I did using ink pads and my aqua painter, the results are stunning:
To make this card I first stamped the Swallowtail butterfly onto Crumb Cake and embossed in white. I know the butterfly becomes hidden behind the front panel but that's ok - I just wanted a bit of design in white to peek out from behind. Then I stamped the swirls and flowers from Everything Eleanor and also embossed in white. I added colour by squeezing my ink pads to get ink onto the inside lid and used that 'puddle' of ink with my aqua painter. The birthday greeting is from the "Wetlands" stamp set.
Sometimes we need to make a really quick card, right? Well, this one is pretty fast to put together. I just grabbed my stamps, paper and markers and made this card in less than ten minutes:
This would also make a sweet Easter card, don't you think? To make this card I used my Garden Green and Calypso Coral markers directly onto my stamp and stamped across my Whisper White Card Stock. FYI: I used a piece of scrap paper to mask off the bottom portion of the card before I stamped. Then I used Pistachio Pudding and Crisp Cantaloupe Markers to colour the flowers. The ribbon coordinates perfectly with the ink - this is beauty of the Stampin' Up! colour families. And don't you just love the font on the "Just Because" sentiment? So pretty. A little Dazzling Diamonds Glitter on the tops of the tulips finished the card nicely.
Hi Friends! Just a quick post for you today, as I'm in the middle of packing. The movers are coming tomorrow and I am absolutely NOT ready! We'll be staying here in NB until after my Hostess Appreciation Dinner next month but holey moley I'm BUSY! Having said that though, I did manage to whip up two cards for that were ordered from a couple of my blog readers and I wanted to make sure I got them in today's mail. These are the "Card in a Box" cards that are so popular - and for good reason - they're amazing! The cards I made today are in Springtime colours and I love how they turned out (I hope my customers will like them too!):
This is my personal blog and I am responsible for its content. Stampin' Up! does not endorse the use of or contents of the classes, services, or products offered here. All of my own ideas & creations are (c) Tina Weller. Should any item be "cased" then proper credit will be given to the creator of that item.