Monday, May 19, 2008

A Great Weekend and A Birthday Card for my Mom

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!! I had a great time this past weekend! I went with a couple of friends, Miriam and Delores to the Rubber Stamping and Scrapping Expo in St. Paul and then we met up with my friend and fellow Spellbinders DT member Donya and her aunt Michelle. We had a wonderful day hanging out together and going to all of the booths. I met some wonderful people including Dave from RubberNeckers Stamp Company, the people from Marco's Paper and Gina from Gina K Designs. I also met a few ladies who recognized me from my blog and the Spellbinders DT so that was really fun too!!

While we were there we did some shopping, you can't go to an Expo and NOT buy something!! LOL!! Then after we left the show we drove down to Burnsville and we all met up at the Olive Garden for a late lunch. The food was scrumptious as always!! It was an all around great day with girlfriends!!

This past weekend my Mom had her Birthday--HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM!! I want to share with you the card that I made for her. The Designer Paper is from the Basic Grey-Stella Ruby Collection and it is soooo yummy!! I love all of the papers from that collection! In the upper left corner I stamped a flourish stamp from Fancy Pants-Bella Brush stamp set using Brilliance Coffee Bean pigment ink and I also sponged around the edges of the paper. I stamped the Hearty Vase Stamp from RN on the Nestabilities Large Classic Circle and backed it with a Large Petite Scallop Circle from Spellbinders. I used Brilliance Coffee Bean ink to stamp the image and colored it in using the Copic sketch markers and ABS. I also added some touches of sparkle to the flourish stamp and the floral arrangement using the Spica Gold glitter pen from Copic. Then I added all the fun embellishments-ribbon, brads, prima and a word charm.

Here are the Copic markers I used.
On the vase of flowers I wanted it to look like there was babies breath in the floral arrangement so I added some liquid pearls from Ranger using a stylus. This is very easy to do, just use the small end of the stylus and dip it into the liquid pearls and then lightly tap on your paper. Here is a close up of the vase.

Paper-Basic Grey-Stella Ruby, Prism-Prismatics Frosted Yellow, WorldWin-Treasures Deep Brown & Sage, Curious Iridescent-Cryogen White
Ink-Brilliance-Coffee Bean
Stamps-RubberNecker Stamp Company-Stamp Oasis Hearty Vase, Fancy Pants-Bella Brush
Tools-Spellbinders-Wizard Universal Die Cutting & Embossing Tool, Lg. Petite Scallop Circle Nestabilities, Lg. Classic Circle Nestabilities, Fiskar-1/4 inch Hole Punch, Stylis
Other-Prima-Flowers, Offray Ribbon-Sheer Willow, Copic-Sketch Markers (as shown above), ABS, Spica Gold Glitter Pen, Ranger-Liquid Pearls, CTMH-Brown Brads, Walmart-Copper Word Charm, Beacon-Zip Dry Adhesive

Thanks so much for stopping by today!! I have several new designs that I will be showing you over the next few days so be sure to stop by often! I just got to thinking I never did post the cards and a gift box that I made for Mother's Day--sounds like a plan for tomorrow!

I hope your Monday was Marvelous!!



  1. Wow! How pretty is that!?! Sounds like you had a great Saturday. I was glad to be able to read about it. Did anyone ask for your autograph? LOL Cause I would have! If I had ever received that publication you were published in, you KNOW I would have mailed it to you for your autograph! Can't wait to see what all else you have done!

  2. This is so pretty, Heidi! I have that urn stamp, but I haven't inked it up yet - you may have just inspired me to get a move on it.

  3. What a gorgeous card Heidi! The details are amazing. Love that vintage feel too. :)

  4. Very pretty Heidi.I love the basic Grey DP

  5. So pretty! Love all the details! I agree on the Stella Ruby's so pretty I haven't been able to even cut it! How sad is that!? I need to get mine out and use it!


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