Saturday, April 30, 2011

A Life Full of Happiness

There is no doubt that The Stampsmith create the most amazing vintage style images but sometimes there are people in our lives who like a more contemporary style of card. My sister is such a person. So when it came time to make a birthday card for her I knew Girlfriends was the perfect stamp. Here I have used the larger sized version of this stamp.When making birthday cards my preference is not to stamp "Happy Birthday" on the card front, instead adding the sentiment inside on the insert. What I like to do is add words, phrase, etc, that is when a stamp plate such as Say It With Flair is such a great investment. Here I stamped "Happiness". After all, don't we wish a life full of happiness for everyone in our lives.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Lucy Vacation Book

I had submitted this a while back and since it has been returned, thought I could share it here. I thought it would be fun to see if I could create a story using the images from the Lucy plate, so this is what I came up with.

Hope you enjoyed the trip.


Saturday, April 23, 2011

Here's to you, friend!

As you can see, my card above was inspired by the photo album below. The caption inside the card reads, "Here's to you, friend!" The vintage image I used is a photostamp by The Stampsmith, called Coffee Gal. Isn't she great?

It's hard to tell in the photo, but the album is covered in a beautiful silk material with silver, velvet flowers over it. This is also a two album set. The second album, in behind, is entirely silver silk...hence the ribbon holding the two of them together.
Here's a close up of the handmade flower, made by moi, and it gives you a better look at the silver embossed flowers that I stamped on the corners of the patterned paper.
Thanks for stoppin' by! :)

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Darling Boys

I have a 'welcome, baby boy' card to share with you tonight, featuring a photostamp from the Darling Boys plate from The Stampsmith. There's so many wonderful images in this plate and this is one of my favourites.

I'm sorry I had to crop down this image to fit inside the photo frame, but it is a sweet image if you can see the whole image. Look at that precious face and I love the old tub that he's in, washing his little teddy bear! Too cute! :)

Happy Crafting,

Springtime Beauty

Spring is the in the air and in my eyes, The Stampsmith's stamp that best captures springtime and the approaching summer days is Serena.
Pattern papers, a length of glitter ribbon sticker, a pressed flower from the garden last year and a generous length of organza ribbon make up this card along with "Beauty" from the Say It With Flair plate. Wishing you beautiful Springtime days. Lynne x

Monday, April 04, 2011

Some Birthday RAK's

Hi Smithies! I have four cards for you today. I made the cards for birthday RAK's. I used Lucy, Audrey, and Ballerina (Shall We Dance Sheet). I used a different color palette for each card and added dry embossing.

Click over to my blog, Dreaming and Creating, for more deets. Have a happy Monday.

Karen McAlpine