Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Blessings


This new Adriana Cirstea image called Bunny with Chicks reminds me of vintage paper mache Easter eggs we had as kids, so I tried to emulate the look and feel of them on this card. The image is stamped in Stazon Brown ink and watercolored with inks to match the patterned paper. I also distressed the main image panel and sponged it with Ranger Distress Old Paper ink. Two of the chicks and the bunny's bow are popped up for added dimension.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Love Roses

I stamped these Love Roses with Momento Rich Cocoa ink and colored with Prismacolor Pencils. I added Stardust Stickles to the bubbles and the flower centers, and I sponged around the edge of the image circle. The circles were cut and embossed with Circle Nestabilities. The paper is Sugared by BasicGrey. I embossed the background with a Cuttlebug and Heart Blocks embossing folder.

Enjoy! :)

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

With Love***


A simple card*** The image from Karen Stolper is stamped in black archival ink and colored with Copic markers.
It is layered onto black and pink cardstock.
The funky flower stickers are from Stampendous.
Enjoy***

LOVE***


After I posted this I realized that the ribbon is covering the two love birds***
I stamped this image in black archival ink on white cardstock and colored with Tombow markers. I used nestabilities to cut out the two shapes.
The polka dots are stamped in Colorbox ink "Surf"..
Ribbons were added .. This image sort of has an Alice in Wonderland feel to it..
Enjoy***

Monday, December 15, 2008

Watering

Hi! I went right from Christmas Cards to Spring cards:) I colored this Karen Stopler image with watercolor pencils and a blender pen.

The sketch is one from the fabulous Michelle (flaxychick).

Have a wonderful day!
Laura

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

JOY



While the other design team members are previewing some of the fabulous new stamps, I am still working on my Christmas cards. This Karen Stopler image was stamped with Brown Memento Ink onto vanilla cardstock and colored with watercolor pencils and a blender pen. The paper is from Scenic Route. Thanks for looking!

Laura

Monday, December 8, 2008

Couple in Love

Here is another of the new American Art Stamp Valentine images. I think it can be used for any occasion -- I'll be using this one for a wedding card. I inked Couple in Love with Top Boss Watermark, then I heat embossed with black detail embossing powder. I watercolored the image and sponged the edges with Colorbox Lemon Grass ink. I used a Cuttlebug and Swiss Dots embossing folder on the background cardstock, and the paper is from the Loves Me collection by Imaginisce.

Thanks for looking!

Birds of Hope


This is one of my favorite stamps from the newly released Valentines images. It's really something that can be used for almost any occasion and is so elegant looking.

I sponged the background with Colorbox Citrine ink, then inked the edges of the image with a darker Olive ink. The birds and flowers were colored with Copic markers. The shape was cut with Nestabilities Label die.

Thanks for looking!

Easter Chick


This is an adorable new Easter image that has been watercolored with Colorbox in Citrine and Razzberry pigment ink. I kept my watercoloring pretty simple because of the wonderful detail of the stamp itself. A pretty scalloped edge and pink ribbon sum up this sweet Easter card.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

With Love***


This is a new Easter image which I have stamped in Black archival ink, colored with Prismacolor pencils and paper pieced the bow on the rabbit.
I edged the white cardstock in Razzberry Colorbox ink as well as Tea Dye Distress ink.
The tag is cut from a Spellbinders tag and edged in Razzberry Colorbox ink as well.
Enjoy***

Time for Love... Happy Valentines Day!


I used the LOVE CLOCK stamp for the main image and stamped it with True Blue pigment ink from Colorbox, which I embossed with clear ep for a quick finish (I'm a little impatient and don't let things dry long enough). The image was watercolored, then stickles were applied for a little sparkle. The patterned paper is from Scenic Route.

I used Oval Nestabilities for the main image and echoed the scallops on the background strips as well. The Happy Valentines Day tag is attached to the ribbon with a jump ring.

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Building a Snowman

Isn't this the cutest snowman? I stamped the image on cream cardstock and colored him with watercolor pencils and a blender pen. I added sepia glaze for an antique look. Thanks for looking.

Laura





Tuesday, November 25, 2008

The Newest American Art Stamp Designers

All the applicants were so amazing that I had a hard time picking just one! So I decided to add one designer and 5 guest designers to take us through the winter and into spring.

The newest designer on our team is Christina Fischer. I've always been a huge fan of her work and was tickled pink when I received her application.

We will also have a new designer each month starting in December and running through April. They are:
December - Deb Anton
January - Renee
February - Libby
March - Kecia
April - Desiree

Congratulations to our new designer and guest designers and a big THANK YOU to all that applied!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Be Merry***


This is a stamp by Karen Stolper, embossed in white on white cardstock and then has blue ink sponged on. A little glitter on the wreath as well. The holly cuttlebug folder was used on the card base and Marvy snowflake punches as well as a snowflake brad used to finish off the card.
The sentiment is Papertrey Ink.
Enjoy***

Monday, November 17, 2008

AAS Design Team Call

Wow - Six months certainly goes by fast!! It hardly seems like it's been 6 months since the American Art Stamp design team was started, but is has! With our 6 month anniversary comes another chance for YOU to be the newest designer on the AAS team!


I'm looking for one new person to fill this team... interested? If you'd like the opportunity to work on this design team then please do the following:



1. Go to American Art Stamp and take a peek at the lines that they offer. It's really important to LIKE the stamps that you work with! American Art Stamps has several lines with vastly different styles, so there is a wide assortment to choose from!


2. If you like what you see and think you would enjoy working with them then I'd like you to send me an email with the following:
- Name
- Address to your SCS gallery and/or Blog
- Any Design Teams you currently work with
- Why you would like to be on this design team
- send this email to flaxychick@gmail.com



The monthly requirements are pretty low stress (I'm easy to work with). The monthly requirements will be 5-6 cards or projects - just about one per week. The projects will be posted on the American Art Stamp blog and also on your personal blog and galleries.


I look forward to hearing you!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Merry Christmas***


This image is designed by Karen Stolper. She is stamped with black stazon and colored with prismacolor pencils and gamsol. Stickles were added to the tree and the lady's coat.
The white cardstock was edged with tea dye distress inks. A star sticker was added as well !
Enjoy!!!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

From Our Family To Yours!


I love stamping on colored cardstock and coloring it with Copic markers. This image from the AAS Ornament Set has 2 images and three sentiments that will be perfect for all your holiday cards.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Sing Noel!


I just love this caroling pair of Karen Stolper's darlings. Each are stamped in Palette Burnt Umber ink and colored with reinkers and blender pen in shades or browns, greens and reds to match the Basic Grey Figgy Puddy paper.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Me and My Friend***


Hello! This image is designed by Karen Stolper... The image was stamped with black archival ink and colored with Copic markers.
The shapes were cut with Nestabilities and the designer paper is from SEI.
Enjoy***

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Trick or Treat


Hi! I needed one last Halloween card for a friend who absolutely adores Karen Stopler images. I did this card for her and added it to a basket full of fun goodies for Halloween. The image was stamp on Lt. Grey cardstock and colored with watercolor pencils and a blender pen.
Laura~

Friday, October 24, 2008

Simply LOVE


The Love Flower image was colored with copic markers to add just a little bit of color. The flowers were embellished with rhinestones and pearls for some added dimension. I love the clean white background with the cuttlebugged swiss dots - simple but sweet!
Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Want Some Candy?


It's hard to believe that Halloween is just around the corner! For this card I used the Halloween 2 set, which I colored with Copic markers. The paper is from Basic Grey's Ambrosia line.

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Cupcakes~


STAMPS: American Art Stamp by Kym Bowles, it's called Cupcake.
Ink: Copic Markers.
PAPER: Pink, DP. brown, gold.
Ribbon, Curly Punch, brads, primas, cuttlebug, gel pen, spellbinder dies, Martha Stewart border punch, SU border punch.

Cindy Haffner's Corner

Friday, October 17, 2008

Skinny Pink Witch

My skinny witch is colored with reinkers and a blender pen in Kiwi Kiss and Pink Passon; her black boots, hat and cat, as well as the pink portions of her skinny outfit are all shined up with Crystal Effects (even though its a bit hard to detect in my photo). This stamp is from one of the new cling mount sets called Halloween2 by Karen Stolper.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Happy Hallowe'en***


I just received the unmounted Hallowe'en set and had to use this lovely lady!
I stamped her on white cardstock and colored her with Copics. I used nestabilities to cut out and emboss the shapes and distress ink in milled lavender around the edges as well as a little bit of black. The paper was sent by Michelle G. and the ribbon was from my stash!
Enjoy***

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Autumn Greetings



Hi! To color this fabulous image from the Fall set by Karen Stolper and Kathleene Callei, I used watercolor pencils and a blender pen. I used nestabilties for the image oval and the piece of burlap behind the image.

Thanks for looking!

Laura

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Christmas Joy***


This is an image designed by Karen Stolper. I stamped the image in Black StazOn and colored it with Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol.
I added some gold sakura pen to the tinsel around the tree***
Enjoy***

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Holiday Gifts

GIFT GIVING


STAMPS: American Art Stamp, Karen Stolper Holidays 10.
PAPER: Black, red DP.
INK: Copic MarkersRibbon, brads, spellbinder dies, Martha Stewart Border punches, gel pen.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Cheers!



Hello! Don't these cocktails look yummy? After I colored them with watercolor pencils, I gave them a coat of Crystal Effects for shine and dimension. I couldn't get the phrase 'cheers' out of my head so I printed the sentiment on my computer and cut it out with oval Nestabilities. The paper is from Imaginisce and the ribbon is from Michaels. Thanks for looking.

Laura~

Monday, September 22, 2008

A Special Gift Just For You

I love working with these long legged stamps, oh to be half that tall........

STAMPS: American Art Stamp, Karen Stolper Baby. PAPER: Olive, red, DP. INK: Copic Markers. Cuttlebug, spellbinder dies, scallop punch, oval punch, primas, brads, ribbon.

Cindy Haffner's Corner


Sunday, September 21, 2008

Hey Sailor***


This is a stamp designed by Ken Brown. When I saw it "Hey Sailor" immediately came to mind.
I stamped the image in black archival ink, colored it with Prismacolor pencils, distressed it with Scattered Straw distress ink, then crumpled it up to make it look old.
I layered it to black linen cardstock and then to some designer paper from my stash.
Enjoy ***

Season's Greeting***


This is a design by Karen Stolper. I stamped her in Adirondack Black ink and colored her with Copics and copper shimmer pen.
I added some glitter to her dress and layered her to copper mirri card and a deep yellow.
The sentiment is from Penny Black***
Enjoy***

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Celebrate the Bride***


This stamp is from a set designed by Karen Stolper for American Art Stamp and is one of the new Cling Thing sets.
I stamped the image on Shimmer white cardstock and barely colored the bride's dress and the roses on the wedding gown in soft pink. It is difficult to see in this picture but I added glitter on the gown.
A large pink prima and smaller white one were added with a pink brad and a Martha Stewart punch was used to decorate the edge of the card.
The sentiment is from the same set.
Enjoy***

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Holiday Wishes


Hello! I am absolutely in love with these Karen Stolper images. I stamped her onto vanilla cardstock and colored her with watercolor pencils and a blender pen. The paper is from Imaginisce. Thanks for looking!
Laura

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Caroling

I just love coloring these fun images by Karen Stolper, and have taken my color cues from the patterned paper on this card. My caroling couple is stamped in Versafine Onyx Black ink and then colored with a blender pen and reinkers. The textured Soft Sky cardstock was cut to mimic a wide ribbon, secured with a fancied up button. Be sure to stop on over at American Art Stamp to browse through more of Karen Stolper's fun and whimsical designs, now available in cling mounted sets!

Putting up lights...

Christmas is in the air...not really, but this fun image from Karen Stolper called Putting Up The Lights is sure to get you in the mood! My little decorator is stamped in Versafine Black Onyx and then colored with a blender pen and reinkers. This image is one of a set of cling mounted stamps available through AAS.

Walkin' the dog...

I was so excited to receive new stamps in the mail yesterday, including this cling mounted Dog set which is a combination of Karen Stolper images and Kathleene Callei sentiments. This particular image made me think of walking on a crisp, chilly Autumn morning! The image is colored with a blender pens and reinkers.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Happy Turkey Day

Happy Holidays
My stamps are from American Art Stamp . They now have cling mounted stamps so no need for the wood block. Set is called Autumn. INK: Copic Markers. PAPER: DP, Caramel, Blue. SU brads, gel pen, cuttlebug, spellbinder dies.
Cindy Haffner's Corner

Thursday, September 11, 2008

You Can Do Anything...


Michelle and I had the same angel in mind for the sketch challenge at SCS, all great minds right! I colored the image with copic markers. The paper is from my remnant bin.

Thanks for stopping by!
Laura

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Believe in the Magic of the Season!


Here are the details:
-Main image colored with Copic Markers
-Designer paper and ribbon from mftstamps.com
-Angel and sentiment

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Sending Happiness


I just LOVE this huge snowflake and the adorable family holding it up!!! There are so many things you can do with this snowflake too - color it, emboss it, cut it out & pop it up, or do like I did here and cover it with glitter!

This is from the Winter Set available HERE. Thanks for looking!

Monday, September 1, 2008

Small Things


I am so thrilled to be a member of the American Art Stamp Design Team. For this card I used an image from Angels 3. I stamped the angel onto decorative paper with brown StazOn and used Copics for a little additional shading. The paper is from Basic Grey.
Laura~

Leaf Shower***


This is a stamp designed by Karen Stolper for American Art Stamp.
I stamped her with Black Brilliance ink, and colored the image with Copic markers.
The edges of the cream oval cardstock is distressed with Scattered straw distress ink. Nestabilities were used to cut out the ovals.
The pumpkin on the tag is from Stampin Up.
Primas were added as well.
Enjoy***

Friday, August 29, 2008

Believe in the Magic

It's hard to believe that it's time to start thinking about the holidays!! I've been digging into some of my Christmas stamps so I can have a stash of cards ready to go by the time Christmas actually sneaks up on me!! American Art Stamp has a fantastic collection of unmounted Christmas and Holiday sets that are all ready to go with mulitple images and sentiments. I love the whimsical look of Karen Stolper's stick people - they're almost magical!!



This image was stamped on patterned paper and colored in with Prisma Pencils. The snowflake and ground were decorated with dazzling diamonds glitter, then sparkly snowflake sequins were adhered with pop dots.



Thanks for looking!!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Spooky Halloween!


This fun Halloween card features the new *cling thing* set Halloween2! Image is colored with blender pen and reinkers.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Karen Stolper.

Autumn
My stamps are from American Art Stamp . They now have cling mounted stamps so no need for the wood block. Set is called Autumn by Karen Stolper.

~ Cindy Haffner's Corner~