Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Reminds me of...

...ICE CREAM!! Each time I look at it I am reminded of Neapolitan Ice Cream. Yummm! Anyway, I have been so inspired by pink and brown again ever since I laid my eyes on this post from Nichole Heady's Blog. Can you believe that card, or the stamp set for that matter. I can not wait to get my hands on it. I was at the release party the other night and also had a sideline chat party with my LSC members.

What a ...hoot? Ok so maybe only the PTI addicts will find that funny. But we seriously had a gut aching, pant peeing good time. Right Ladies? That is what I thought, yeah see ya next month...LOL

So onto my schtuff! (term lovingly borrowed from Char **waving at you**) I started this card on Papertrey Ink's Vintage Cream card stock, if you do not have it yet...WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? it is DIVINE!
Next I took some more VC card stock and made my background paper with the Guide Lines set and sweet blush and Burnt Umber Ink (which is now called Dark my teeth hurt just thinking of it, in a good way)

I inked the edges with chocolate and matted it on sweet blush and then on kraft. (yes all pti) I tore the edge of the kraft and decided to do the same to the edge of the card and ten make a matching liner on the inside of my card.

Then I took some SU twill (can not wait to try thins card perhaps with my NEW chocolate twill from PTI) and tied it around into a simple knot. I chose to leave the card blank for now so that I can add to it later when I decide what it is for.

EDITED TO ADD: Tutorial for stamping on candles can be found at SCS HERE

Last night (before my trip to the ER
with My oldest daughter and her apparently "bulging" ear infection) my friend of 25 years came over to stamp on candles. Since I was going to help her out I decided to whip out some of my candles as well and make these cuties.

Te first one I stamped the solid butterfly image wit sweet blush and it kinda faded away when I put it on the candle. So I did another.

I stamped the outline butterfly image first in berry sorbet and then followed with the sweet blush solid image. Then I took the decorative center and stamped it in berry sorbet. I had previously used this set and had a butterfly cut out and stored in my cd case with the stamps, so i took it out for masking and stamped the leaves in Dark Chocolate. Since my zillion invitations (in tomorrows post) stamped I noticed that not only are my leaves as dark as this ink it is also starting to tear at the sides. This saddens me and I have to be oh so careful I don't get to tough with it.

So that is what I did after the release party! I think I may give these to my sister in law for her upcoming "Not turning 30" birthday! She loves all things pink and butterflies.

Hope all my friends and readers have a wonderful day today! Oh and Guess what? BLOG CANDY is coming soon. My blog is well over 25000 hits now. Stay tuned for that. I need to go pick up some sweet candy!


  1. Holy crap these are really nice! Live guidelines on an angle! Beeee utiful!

    I had an awesome time chattin with my loonie ladies as I affectionately call you guys!
    Btw... is that where I picked up saying "schtuff" lol! I knew I got it somewhere!

  2. oh my gosh!! super nice Jewels great patetrns and great colours!

  3. I just love those colors! Your candles are gorgeous!

  4. OMG....that was the funnest night ever! I laughed and laughed.

    I thought I got the word "schtuff" from Dee?!?! LOL. And I think we all learned a few new words from Regs. Haha.

    This card is fantastic but those candles are drop dead amazing. I cannot imagine how that is done. Do you have a tutorial you can direct me to or give us a tut?

  5. Great card with the grid stamps and wonderful candles - love the colors on them!