Thursday, January 28, 2010


Pink!, originally uploaded by danselan.

This card was fun because it's my first use of the Papertrey Guidelines II set for what I intended it for - making my own patterned paper!

See all those pink swirly images in the bottom layer? Those are all individually stamped. It took awhile, but I made almost a half sheet of this paper, so you might see it again soon :-)

The heart stamp is one from when I was little - it's probably the first time it's shown up on a card...Yes I save things that long!

It's a little hard to see, but there is stitching along the edge of the first layer as well.

Card Details:
Paper: PTI White, SU Pink Passion, SU Pretty in Pink
Ink: SU Pink Passion, SU Pretty in Pink
Stamps: PTI Guidelines II, Posh Impressions Small Brush Art Heart
Misc: Nestabilities Circle and Scallop Circle, Sewing machine and white thread

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Be Mine

DSC_0007, originally uploaded by danselan.
This card started with the kraft curly label down in the left corner. The button, bow and heart came next, and then it sat on my desk for the next week and a half.

It was cute as a little embellishment but I wasn't sure what to do with it - it wasn't quite right. I know I wanted a sentiment, but none seemed to be the right size.

And then inspiration hit in the middle of the night - it needed a border. And so the faux stitching was added and "be mine" became the perfect hit. I have always like how Heather Nichols adds the sponged white ink on her cards, so I gave that a try as well.

Hopefully you like the result - it's sort-of a new technique for me.

Card Details:
Paper: SU Kraft, SU Shimmery White, PTI Raspberry Fizz
Ink: SU Chocolate Chip, SU White, and SU Pink Passion
Stamps: SU So Many Sayings, PTI Polka Dot Basics II
Misc: PTI white Vintage Button, PTI white Button Twine, SU pink organza ribbon, CPE felt heart, Labels One Nestabilities

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Guest Artist

Today I have two cards made by my SD - Kyra.  She has a fantastic eye for design and creates amazing layouts!  Plus, she's super fast.  It takes me like an hour to make a card because I hem and haw - she's a natural :-)

Don't you just love how she did the ribbon around the heart like that!

On this one she made her own patterned paper with a circle stamp - just stamped a few times after one inking.

Card 1 Details:
Paper: SU Soft Sky, Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: SU Real Red
Stamps: SU Smorgasborders
Embellishments: Offray Silver Ribbon, more ribbon from my stash
Tools: Cuttlebug Heart Die

Card 2 Details:
Paper: PTI White, Pink unknown, sheet music printed from online
Ink: SU Pretty In Pink (I think)
Stamps: SU Simple Shapes, You're Neat
Embellishments: Offrey silver ribbon, PTI Vintage Button - black, PTI Swiss Dots Ribbon - black, rhinestones from my stash, CPE Felt Heart
Tools: SU Scallop Circle Punch

Friday, January 22, 2010


L.O.V.E., originally uploaded by danselan.
lots of hearts! A long time ago I bought a big stack of patterned paper that I never seem to know what to do with. This one is fun because the hearts have so many different patterns that it made sense to pair them with some more patterns :-)

Card Details:
Paper: SU Rose Romance, SU Taken With Teal, DP from unknown
Ink: SU Markers (Rose Romance, Baroque Burgandy, Taken With Teal, Orchid Opulence)
Stamps: SU So Many Sayings, SU hearts from unknown set (was a hostess gift a long time ago)
Embellishments: Michaels thin white satin ribbon
Tools: SU Word Punch

Tuesday, January 19, 2010


Love, originally uploaded by danselan.
I started with the little scallop polka dot embellishment, and built the card around it. I love the combo of textures and shapes in this one :-)

Card Details:
Paper: SU Real Red, Soft Sky DP, Provo Craft Holiday Slab V
Ink: SU Basic Black
Stamps: SU Wonderful Words
Embellishments: CPE Felt Heart, Rhinestones and button from my stash, SU White taffeta ribbon, PTI white button twine
Tools: SU scallop circle punch, Nestabilities Labels I

Saturday, January 16, 2010

All My Love

All My Love, originally uploaded by danselan.
I love these colors for Valentines!

Card Details:
Paper: PTI White, SU Real Red, SU Soft Sky DP, PTI Kraft
Ink: SU Real Red
Stamps: SU So Many Sayings
Embellies: CPE Stick-It Felt Hearts
Tools: SU Scallop border punch and circle scallop punch,SU Photo Corner punch (for tag), Nestabilities Label One, paper piercer, Fiskars Corner Rounder

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Love Bug

Love Bug, originally uploaded by danselan.

Isn't he so sweet with his little heart :-) Have you ever saved something you just "knew" you would use someday? Well the net on this one is from some flowers that were sent to me a long (long) time ago. Perfect for a Valentine's Day Card!

Card Details:
Paper: SU Basic Black, Real Red, Whisper White
Ink: SU Basic Black, Prismacolor Crimson Red
Stamps: SU Olive You
Embellishments: flower net
Tools: Cuttlebug swirls embossing folder, heart die

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Be Mine

DSC_0003, originally uploaded by danselan.

I love this stamp set from SU - "Live Your Dream" but I've never used it until now! I used SU markers to color the flowers and popped the image and sentiment up on a few dimensionals. I hope you like!

Card Details:
Paper: SU Soft Sky, Groovy Guava, Afternoon Tea DP
Ink: SU Soft Sky, Cameo Coral marker, Close to Cocoa marker, Garden Green Marker
Stamps: SU Live Your Dream, PTI Ambassador Monogram and Simple Alphabet
Embellishments: SU Soft Sky Stitched Grosgrain
Tools: Fiskars corner rounder, SU ticket punch