Monday, January 26, 2015

A Taste of India Elephant

Good Morning Ladies,
It feels very cold out there to me this morning. I think the dogs agree as they have only been out twice since five. This seems to be a stay inside day. But that will not be for me. Yes, work.
Today's card is A Taste of India Elephant
This card started with the cling set from Crafter's Companion A Taste of India. This is another Sheena Douglass set. The elephant was stamped on Bristol paper and colorized with watercolor crayons. He was then hand cut. The cardstock is from Graphic's 45 Bohemian Bazaar collection. It went perfect with this elephant. 
This is the inside sentiment. The banners were cut with a Sizzix Thin-lits die set. The first part of the sentiment is from a CTMH clear set and the second half of the sentiment is from the Stamps of Life. It is stamped on shimmer card stock.
The most wanted cards in my booth at the Co-op Shoppes are birthday cards. So variety is the spice of life and my cards are not conventional. There is something for everyone and no two cards are alike. If you are local stop on by and check our shoppes out on State Street in La Porte, IN.
Happy Scraps,
Mrs. Swandog

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Valentine Puppies

Good Morning Ladies,
Yesterday I went up to the Co-op Shoppes in La Porte and freshened up my booth. New cards are in and some other surprises. 
It is cold and rainy out this morning but the dogs don't seem to care. Another day of in and out, in and out. Looks like it may be a little slick out later. Glad I don't really have to go out for anything.
The card for today is Valentine Puppies
 This Valentine started with an Art Impressions mouthful clear set. Of course it is the dog set. I stamped the dog on watercolor paper and colorized her with watercolor crayons. She was then hand cut. I popped her up on Valentine paper from TPS. The heart music notes were cut with a Spellbinders die set and the heart was cut with a Sizzix Frame-lits set. A heart ribbon tops this card off.
A view to show the popping of the dog.
The inside sentiment is from the Stamps of Life. I really like mixing companies up! The puppies in the wagon are from the same mouthful set. 
The puppies are popped as well as the sentiment.
Happy Scraps,
Mrs. Swandog

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Pegasus Valentine

Good Morning Ladies,
I slept in this morning. It was a long night of being up and down. Maybe just a little too much on my mind.
Today's card is Pegasus Valentine
This card started with the cling mount pegasus stamp from Whimsey Stamps. He was colorized using watercolor crayons, us art quest mica paints, and stickles. He was then hand cut and mounted on a heart cut from a Sizzix frame-lits die set. The feather die-cuts at the top are cut from a Spellbinder's die set. A ribbon tied at the bottom tops this card off.
A close-up of the Pegasus.
This is the inside sentiment.
Happy Scraps,
Mrs. Swandog

Friday, January 23, 2015

One Crazy Stamper Blue and White Challenge

Good Morning Ladies,
I went up and trained with Dude in Kalamazoo last night. We had a blast. It was good to get out and train somewhere different.
Today I have a card for One Crazy Stamper Blue and White Challenge
You can see and enter the challenge here http://www.onecrazystampercom.blogspot.com/2015/01/january-challenge-blue-and-white-and.html
The requirements are YOU CAN USE ANY IMAGE YOU WANT EXCEPT DIGITAL IMAGES.  Any entry using a digital image will be deleted.
- You have all month long to join in our challenge.
- You can enter up to 5 times.
- Only new projects, no back linking to old projects.
- You must link the OCS blog in your entry post.
- Following the OCS blog or Facebook page is appreciated
This is a blue, white, and embellishment challenge.
This is my second entry.
This card was created using the Cheery Lynn center step card die. I have fallen in love with this die. No craft knife needed, no scoring needed, just clean creative fun. The seal image is from Stamplistic. He is stamped on watercolor paper. He was then colorized using watercolor crayons. The embellishment is a white ribbon and a blue roses created with a Sizzix rolled rose die. 
A side-view of the card.
This is the inside sentiment.
Happy Scraps,
Mrs. Swandog

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Hope Rises

Good Morning Ladies,
It's Thursday already. My how time flies. It is a really busy week. Packing all I can into the hours I have.
Today's card is Hope Rises
This card was created using a red rubber cling set from Crafter's Companion. It is a Sheena Douglass set. It was stamped on Bristol paper and colorized with watercolor crayons. It is matted with four layers of card stock. A simple card with a strong message.
This is the inside sentiment from the same set.
Happy Scraps,
Mrs. Swandog

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Canoe Be My Valentine

Good Morning Ladies,
The dogs are getting their energy out running up and down the stairs this morning.You would think it is a doggy gym.
The card for today is Canoe Be My Valentine
This card was created using an old Stampin' Up wood mounted set. The girl in the canoe was stamped on Bristol paper and colorized with watercolor crayons.  It was then cut with a Sizzix Frame-lits set. Ribbon at the bottom tops this card off.
This is the inside sentiment.
The envelope was created using the envelope maker. It was made using a piece of DCWV paper from a large stack. Once again those prints I thought I would never use are great for making envelopes with a printed inside.
Happy Scraps,
Mrs. Swandog

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Bunny Step Card

Good Morning Ladies,
I am going through my stamp stash and getting some things ready to go to my booth at the Co-op Shoppes in La Porte. I sell cards there but I also sell supplies and rubber stamps. I have not let so many things go before but I can't use it all.
The card for today is Bunny Step Card
This card was created using a Sizzix step card die. Easy to cut as all the pieces come in this die set for layering. The images and sentiments are from the Stamps of Life. The green checked card stock is from my stash. The flowers were created using a Sizzix rolled rose die. A ribbon runs across the bottom to top this card off.
A close-up of the bunny.
A close-up of the steps.
Happy Scraps,
Mrs. Swandog