Saturday, October 17, 2009

Fall in New England!

I LOVE fall in New England! It is so beautiful. Not to mention the fresh, brisk air. I am sad this year though, because it seems half of the leaves have already fallen from the trees.

This card thought is my new favorite card. I made it using all of the "fall" colors. It is all SU! products also. The card Base is Chocolate Chip cardstock ( Love it! ) For the front base I used Dusty Durango and my versa stamp to randomly stamp the leaf image. I colored my tree stamp (Forest Friends stamp set) with my SU markers and stamped it on whisper white paper. Using sponge daubers and my ink pads in Dusty Durango and Crushed Curry I sponged a border around the tree. Matted the image on Crushed Curry and then used 5/8" grossgrain ribbon in Chocolate Chip!
I used my Modern Label Punch to punch out my sentiment.
I am so excited about the inside of my card. I often leave the inside of the card without sentiments, but try to put some design inside. I again used sponge daubers on whisper white paper to make the left edge and then again stamped my leaf stamp, but this time with my Dusty Durango ink pad.

I hope you like this card. I had so much fun making it with my sponge daubers. It makes me want to go outside and play in the leaves. It is sunny here today, so maybe I will get the kids and do just that.
Thanks for looking!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Wedding Anniversary

This is a card that I made for a friend of mine at work celebrating her 40th wedding anniversary. The image was stamped and colored with stampin' up! markers. I used the blender pen to pick up color from the marker and place it on the flowers and leaves to create a softer look than coloring directly on the image. The sentiment was colored my coloring the stamp with my marker and stamping on the card.
I love this color paper and ribbon. It is Rich Razzleberry and one of the current SU! "In colors". I LOVE it!
I also used my decorative edge punch to create the pretty boder on the paper.
I was very happy with how this card turned out. It was to her and her hubby from all of us at work, so I hope she and everyone else like it!
Thanks for looking!
~melanie :)

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Where has the time gone?

Can you believe it is October already? I have been so busy. I just did my first craft fair today and it was great! I had so much fun and I sold lots of my stuff and it was really great for my self esteem! Everyone was so generous with their positive comments, thank you all!

So, I am posting today pictures of me and my table at my craft fair. It was at Lowell General where I work FT as a nurse. Stamping is my hobby although my husband might say obsession!

Here are some closer looks at my table:

Well, now that the fair is over I am sure my house will be cleaner! I won't have to spend so much time in my craft room locked away! I do have quite a few orders to fill though, so I will still be busy. Christmas time is coming soon! Now that I am doing more, I plan to be updating my blog more often so check back for more projects.

Thanks for looking!

Happy Stampin'