Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Christmas Cheer

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Here's another card using the whimsical stick people by Karen Stolper. My good friend picked out this stamp so I promised I would make a card for her. I love this cheerful elf with her glass of bubbly...very festive!

Here's a toast to my good friend Stefani! Merry Christmas!

paper - pearlized cardstock, bg figgy pudding, su chocolate chip, old olive; stamps - bride to be by karen stolper; ink - stazon black; accessories - prismacolor pencils, sakura gelly roll, dazzling diamonds, ribbon, liquid applique

Monday, November 26, 2007

Holiday Sale 12/1~12/2 at InkyDiva Card E~Boutique

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~~~~ Holiday Sale at InkyDiva Card E~Boutique December 1 & December 2~~~~

Everything will be marked down 10% off the regular price!

Find great bargains on Basic Grey paper pads, christmas ribbon, and much more!

Sale ends Sunday, December 2 at midnight PST!

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Vintage Hawaiian Travel Poster

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Back in the day, United Airlines was a premier air carrier. And Hawaii was the coolest place to travel. Hawaii is definitely a cool place to visit but unfortunately I can't say much for United Air...definitely not a premier airline.

While in Maui, I picked up a bunch of vintage postcards featuring Hawaiian Travel posters. I love the bright colors and graphics and thought these would make great cards. If you like vintage and Hawaii, you can find the postcards at Island Art Store.

Aloha and Mahalo!

paper - kraft cardstock, su not quite navy (textured), wild wasabi (textured), purely pomegranate(textured), basic black; accessories - pacifica island art postcards

Christmas Card Workshop ~ Gift Tags

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The gift tags were quick and easy to make. I used basic grey (un)dressed chipboard tags and basic grey fruitcake paper (discontinued as of this year). Stampin' Up's Merry & Bright set fits perfectly on each tag. To add a little sparkle, I outlined the images with a sakura gelly roll pen. The sparkle on the snowflakes is diamond stickles.

Since this was a christmas workshop, each friend received a gift bag with a few sheets of fruitcake paper, chipboard tags, and ribbon.

paper - basic grey fruitcake; stamps - merry and bright; ink - su basic black; accessories - sakura gelly roll pens, stickles, liquid applique (on snowman), ribbon

Christmas Card Workshop ~ 4th Card

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paper - shimmer white, bg fruitcake, su basic black, blue bayou (textured); stickers - penny black stickeroos 'snowflakes falling'; accessories - dazzling diamonds, ribbon

Christmas Card Workshop ~ 3rd Card

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paper - shimmer white, bg fruitcake, su old olive, basic black; stickers - penny black stickeroos 'snowflakes falling'

Christmas Card Workshop ~ 2nd Card

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paper - shimmer white, bg fruitcake, su not quite navy, basic black; stamps - su big on christmas; ink - su basic black; accessories - sakura gelly roll pens, su basic black marker, dazzling diamonds, ribbon, silver elasticord

Christmas Card Workshop

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Yesterday I had a few close friends come to my house for a christmas card workshop. I had the workshop not to sell stuff but to share my love for stamping. I created four cards (two stamped, two w/stickers) and three gift tags. We enjoyed wine (thought that would help with creativity) & appetizers. Everyone had a great time and asked if I could make this a quarterly get together.

My next few posts are going to be the cards we made. I'm listing separately to show the materials for each. The card with this post is my favorite.

Since this was my first workshop I'd like to thank Anna for posting great sketch ideas. Her blog is always my "go to" when I need a jump start for my cards.

paper - shimmer white, bg fruitcake, su cranberry crisp, basic black; stamps - su season of joy; ink - su old olive; accessories - scallop nestabilities, paper piercer, ribbon, dazzling diamonds

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Happy Birthday Mom!

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My mama's birthday is Saturday and with all the craziness around this holiday weekend, I wanted to post the card I made for her before I send it off.

Mom, I love you very much! Thanks for being a wonderful mother and ya-ya (Jhestin knows what this means :) )

paper - shimmer white, su close to cocoa, old olive; stamps - maple leaf tile by magenta stamps; ink - su chocolate chip, more mustard, really rust, close to cocoa; accessories - cuttlebug spots & dots embossing folder, scallop nestabilities, UTEE, sakura gelly roll pen, blue moon leaf charm, pearl ex, ribbon

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

What a Ride!!!

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Today we went for 'extreme' adventure and did the zipline by the Haleakala Crater. WHAT A BLAST! There are five zipline crossings through trees and gulches. Each one gets longer and more fun...the last line is 750 ft and you zip at 45 mph! If you are ever in Maui, call Skyline Eco-Adventure for a kickass time! Here's a pic of me on the line...it's a bit blurry but you get the idea.

Friday, November 9, 2007


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I'm on my way to the beautiful island of MAUI! Hope everyone has a great week!

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Another Snowman

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If you haven't figured out by now, I love snowmen! :). I had some left over basic grey paper and made another card using a snowman from penny black stickeroos. I added mini dots to brads and dipped in dazzling diamonds. A border of sparkle is added to the snowman sticker.

The scallop squares were cut using the spellbinders nestabilities small scallop set.

paper - basic grey snowballs, shimmer white, su blue bayou (textured), basic black; accessories - su dazzling diamonds, vintage brads

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Let it Snow

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Well...not quite yet. I love the fall and would like to enjoy it a bit more. However, here's another card using the Penny Black Stickeroos. This happy snowman is from the 'snowflakes falling' sheet.

A christmas card isn't appropriate without lots of sparkle! I added su dazzling diamonds to the snowflakes, snowman, and snow. The snowman's nose has a dab of stickles. The pretty, swirlie pattern ribbon adds a final festive touch.

paper - paper company silver, basic grey snowballs (blitzen designer line), shimmer white, su basic black, blue bayou (textured); accessories - penny black stickeroos, ribbon, su dazzling diamonds, stickles 'christmas red'