Thursday, April 17, 2008

Searching My Stamp Room....

for something acrylic led me to the decision, that I definitely am not as organized as I thought I was!! Today's Ways to Use It challenge on SCS is to use something acrylic on your card. At first I was a little stumped, but after reading Julia's list of acrylic things you can use, I wasn't worried anymore. I made my first card, and while I was trying to load it, my Internet got really slow, so I had to reboot my computer. While I was waiting, I decided to make another card because I wasn't completely happy with the first one. I recently while searching around on SCS stumbled upon a conversation people had been having about people only uploading their good work and not their bad. I honestly upload everything I make, no matter if I love it or hate it. I figure that a. I am human and I make mistakes and have off days, and b. sometimes what I think isn't that great, someone out there will love. I have also come to the conclusion that I am not always going to create the most wonderful things, and I need to stop being so hard on myself. With that said, I have two cards for you today. The first is using the SU set Pun Fun. I colored the cup in with my watercolor pencils and a blender pen. I then covered the whole cup with crystal effects. I cut it and the layers of Mint Melody(my last sheet) and Chocolate Chip. I wanted to use that yummy polka dotted ribbon, so I dug out this last lonely sheet of Mint Melody to go with it. The DP on this came from the SU Apple Cider DSP. I had seen on Carolyn King's blog where she talked about faux stitching, and since I had never tried it, I wanted to give it a try. I also added some polka dots around the scallops and MM layer with my CC marker. My acrylic part is the dew drops in the two corners, I still haven't quite figured out how to use those things.
stamps-Pun Fun
paper- Chocolate Chip, Mint Melody, Whisper White and Apple Cider DSP
ink-Basic Black and Chocolate Chip
tools-Nestabilities, Cuttlebug, dew drops, paper piercer, SU markers, chocolate ribbon, other ribbon by American Crafts, crystal effects, blender pen, watercolor pencils, stylized silver hardware and designer label punch
The second card was made while my computer rebooted. It was made using the SU set Pick a Petal. I stamped the petals in Pink Passion and the border with Black Stazon. I filled in the polka dots with Black Stickles. The button is from SU and I attached a piece of DP from the DCWV Glitter Pack. I then put a round rhinestone brad in it and attached it with a pop dot. I put the three black brads in both corners and then attempted to stamp a sentiment, which of course went on crooked, so I re stamped it twice, once in black and once in PP, and used my designer label punch to punch it out. I hand cut out the pink part and glued it on.
Well, that is all for me now, don't forget to sign up for my blog candy. I am really enjoying reading all the answers!! Thanks for looking and have a great day!!
stamps-Pick a Petal and Sweet Serendipity
ink-Black Stazon and Pink Passion
paper-Basic Black, Pink Passion, Whisper White and DCWV Glitter paper
tools-Black stickles, designer label punch, stylized silver hardware, rhinestone brads, button, black organdy, pink ribbon,


  1. Ooooo......Jessie.....I LOVE the mint with that first card.....all I can think of now is a yummy Mint Mocha!!! LOL And your pink and black card is just stunning!!! Well, they both are!!! I also upload every single thing I make to SCS!!! I can tell by the amount of comments what works and what doesn't, and I really learn a lot from that!! But I can't say I've ever seen a flop from you, my friend!!!

  2. These cards are totally and completely adorable ! They rock. Nice work.

  3. Beautiful card. I know what you mean about being organized!
    Blog candy chance.

  4. I like the mint card. It is funny. I was just thinking yesterday that I want to make a card that looks like mint. So I was going to use Chocolate Chip and I hadn't decided on a minty green color yet. So I just had to laugh when I saw your mint card. Great minds think alike.

  5. These are fantastic. I love the green cup on the's awesome. Joan

  6. Your cards are just adorable!!!!
    You are a great card maker.

    God bless

  7. Love the mint melody card! What a gorgeous color combination! Kudos to you for cutting into that last piece; I'm not sure I could have done that!

  8. Awwww, Mint Melody---I remember her!! (I got rid of all mine a long time ago, I didn't even know there was any left!!!) This card is so reminds ME of mint chocolate chip ice cream, my sisters' and my favorite!!!
    This card is totally yummy!
    I am proud that you upload everything and don't beat yourself up. I can't say that I do that! Sometimes I just plain run out of time!

  9. Love them both! The faux stitching looks fab and I love the bright colours on the 2nd. I upload about 80% of my stuff, but there is a VERY good reason the other 20% never surfaces LOL!

  10. Jessie - both of your cards a beautiful!!! I had computer issues this morning too, but finally worked it have made at
    least another card - I was too p..... off to make a second one - LOL!!!

  11. Love your cards! I agree about posting everything...well pretty much anyway. There are a few that have been absolute REALLY bad...those promptly go in the trash. Other than those, I post everything. You're right too...even though I may not LOVE something I've done, someone else might....hopefully anyway, LOL!

  12. wow---both cards are fantastic. I dont know what you are talking about because every time i come here--you have a fantastic card you are sharing. Surely you must have some duds you hide away! lol! right?

    You rock girl!

  13. I love your style - both cards are fantastic. The pink is so funky! :)

  14. Hi, Jessie. I found your blog this morning while doing an Internet search for polka dots. Your dotty cards are adorable! Such a talented lady!

    I, too, am a huge fan of polka dots -- in fact, I have a blog devoted entirely to them! You might enjoy it:

    Have a great day,

  15. Wow two very different cards yet amazingly beautiful! Love the color combos on both...but you know I gotta go with the coffee cup! Love how strkin' and elegant it is...TFS your amazing talent!

  16. Both of these cards are absolutely amazing!!! Gorgeous work - so inspiring!!!


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