Daily Archives: January 23, 2008

Silhouette Blooms 2… a birthday sketch

Wohoo! I didn’t even take time to cut out all my rubber…just enough to make this card. I just couldn’t resist! LOL This is the new Silhouette Blooms 2 set and it is so flexible and stunning…I know it will be one of my top faves! If you already own Silhouette Blooms 1…it coordinates perfectly and I love the new sentiments as well. I created this card for today’s sketch challenge SC160. I rarely use a lot of panels so this was a fun one to do. The top layer I used vellum for it to create a sheer look. Didn’t want to cover up all my new blooms!

As a note before I get to the rest of the post….I’ve been having a few problems with Feedblitz notifications going out. This is actually my second post of the day. Make sure you scroll down as there is another design and lots of links to goodies you don’t want to miss. 🙂

Bloomin’ Birthday Wishes

To create the panels of this card, I simply cut out a long strip of Natural Smooth cardstock and stamped my flowers. The flowers were inked with markers and then stamped a few times before inking again and repeating.
jks-bloomin-birthday-closeu.jpgAs I mentioned above…the vellum panel is stamped with a second impression flower and then Birthday Wishes. This card is for a special friend of mine. I’m sooo late at sending her a card. I honestly need to make a more concentrated effort this year in getting cards mailed out on time! For embellishment…I used one of my fabric brads from K & CO. This is my second last one and I’ve been hoarding them. I decided I should just break down and use it for this special card and then I can buy more! 🙂 the Prima flower is held in place with the brad and at the other side of the vellum…a little ivory Making Memories photo turn.

Quick Tip: Each side of a design does not have to be perfectly symmetrical. I used the flower/brad embellishment on the right to highlight the sentiment. Adding different embellishments to a very symmetrical design adds visual interest.

Supply List:

Cardstock: Natural Smooth, Razzleberry Dark, vellum – Prism

Patterned Paper: Rhonna Farrer for Autumn Leaves

Stamps: Silhouette Blooms 2 – Cornish Heritage Farms

Ink:Antique Linen Distress Ink – Ranger, Black & CanvasPalette Ink – Stewart Superior, Old Olive & Rose Red markers – SU

Other: Flower – Prima Marketing, ivory photo turn – Making Memories, sewing machine, brad – K & Co.

A Fresh Hello

I created this design a few weeks ago and am just now getting the time to upload it. Love this fun color combo…another variation of my teal/olive combos…this one in darker tones pulled from the My Mind’s Eye patterned paper layer. To keep it fresh…a vanilla card base.

This morning I’m sitting here with a coffee and a peanut butter cookie we made last night. It’s been so long since I baked cookies…everyone was MOST appreciative. Lots of snow here today after yesterday’s snow squalls. At one point I could not even see the driveway…about 10 feet from my living room window! Now if the temperatures would just come up slightly to make it a little more bearable…these kids could get out and play in it! I do love winter but right now…I’d love some spring!

Fresh Hello


This design uses some very simple stamping of this Kim Hughes’ Silhouette Blooms 1 stamp set from Cornish Heritage Farms. Simply inked and repeat stamped twice more without reinking. This stamp is sooooooo pretty you just don’t need any fancy techniques. The new Silhouette Blooms 2 is just as stunning and I can’t wait for it to arrive in the mail! I actually have my peripheral vision fixed on the mailbox as I write this! 😉

Edited to add…Can you hear me shouting with joy?! My HUGE pile of new rubber JUST arrived! (10:17 am) Wohoo!!! I’m off to start cutting! 🙂 I’m bouncin’!

For my background, I simply stamped it with my French Script Backgrounder in Canvas Palette Hybrid Ink and inked the edges to highlight the texture of the Prism cardstock. One of the things I love about Prism cardstock is the two options…one side has a bumply texture and the other is smooth. To add a little embellishing…a scrap of olive May Arts ribbon held with a jumbo Karen Foster Designs brad.

A few things to note:

  • Cornish Heritage Farms is having a huge new release tomorrow! A brand new line called The Rummage Bin by our designer and illustrator Lesley Langdon is going to knock your socks off. This fabulous line is designed for scrapbooking and cardmaking and is so versatile. Make sure you stop by, take a peek at the sets tomorrow and the new gallery samples. We’re also having a little fun kicking this off so check out the Fun Forum for some games and chances to win some of these new releases!
  • Lisa Strahl is giving away one of the brand new sets on her blog. Stop by Mona Lisa Moments today and enter for a chance to win the Ledger Me set. Here it is below…


Wishing you a fabulous Wednesday!