Friday, December 31, 2010

Sunflower Surprise

I just had to make this card and share it.  Christmas morning as I peeked into my stocking I was totally surprised to find this stamp in a set by Stampendous (Sunflower Bouquet)!!!  My husband really surprised me - I never expected him to go into a stamp store and actually pick out  a stamp for me......after 30 years of marriage he continues to surprise me :)

I used Memento Ink to stamp on my Expressions paper and then colored it in with Copic Markers.  Used my latest Nestabilities  Beaded Oval as a background.  Found some awesome BoBunny paper that I ran thru the CB with some vines for a background and then put it all together.  There is a single sunflower in the set and I will use it to stamp on the outside of the envelope when I give this away.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Into the Sunset

Wow - the last few weeks have been, the holiday, shopping, wrapping. all so my daughter and I can get to the ranch and ride for a week.  Made this card to take to a friend - it has that southwestern cowboy look I was going for.  The ribbon was sent to me by a friend in the Rockford area and the stamps are from Marks Finest Paper.  Gave a little distressing to the edge for that vintage look.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Nostalgic Santa

The craft show I participated in is finally over and I had time to go out and play today with my friend Pat. We visited one of our favorite paper spots in Kirkwood where they had on display beautiful old postcards made into posters as well as in smaller form on cardstock.   I was inspired by their display to do this card.  It is not stamped - it instead has a copy of a postcard, that I made smaller, that belonged to my grandmother.  (From what I can tell in checking the internet, card images like this before 1923 are public domain)  I embossed the red cs with my CB and used a little gold behind the image with a few gold embellishments in the corners.  I have a few other postcards that she saved that I hope to make some more cards with - The card gives me a warm fuzzy feeling when I look at it.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Sashaying Horse

Some time back my friend Pat gave me a card that inspired me to make this one.   I made a card that was 5.5 by 7 and scored it at 4.25. I then layered the shorter top piece with bazzil cs that was empossed over chocolate brown cs and tied with some rafia.  The inside right side is some contemporary horse print paper layered over chocolate brown cs and the inside of the card is bazzil cs underneath.  The horse is layered over a piece of chocolate cs that measures 2 by 2.5.  The stamp is a piece of rubber purchased from a vendor in LasVegas. 

Saturday, October 23, 2010


This is a card I have made for a friend.  Used my CB to emboss the purple paper and then used the Fiskar corner punch on the edges which I finished off with a rhinestone (I like bling). The  Angel is stamped on cs (stamp is old Stampin Up 04) and then I layered her on silver paper cut with a nestie.  Simple and sweet like my friend. 

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Whimsical Fun Christmas Card

This is a card I am making to sell at a church craft show.  The stamps are by Paper Inspirations and Inky Antics.  I stamped the words onto the navy paper in VersaMark and then stamped them again on white cs in Night of Navy ink by Stampin Up.  I layered them to allow the words to show on the navy as a background paper.  I like the Inky Antics Nativity scene and will probably use it in some ornament. 

Cards posted on my blog are also posted on Splitcoaststampers under Kushabella.   

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Fun Fan in a Frame

Card pattern I used for Club last year - you make a frame by cutting and folding the paper back and inserting a background paper, then I put my fan on a pop up.  The tutorial for the frame can be found on Splitcoaststampers. 

Monday, October 11, 2010

Patriotic Card

This was a card I made for a challenge that had to use 'something that flies'.  This stamp was in a bag of rubber I got at the Gateway Convention several years ago.  I used my Cuttlebug to emboss two halves that I pieced together with ribbon in the middle.  Used  Quik Kutz to make the scalloped background and my Cricut to cut the circle.  I colored this with Prisma color pencils using Gamsol (one of my favorite ways to color) on Brilliance Radiance cardstock.  The inside said:  The future is bought with the present - Samuel Johnson.  I printed that from my computer.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Angels we have heard on high

One of several Christmas cards I have done.  Bought this word stamp at the Gateway convention 3 or 4 years ago and it took me over a year to use it.  Stamped and embossed the angel then cut her out and placed her on a square with a pop up - the square is edged in gold.  This is on pop up on a large square that has the words stamped in versa mark and embossed also in gold, it is layered over another piece edged with gold deco color.  Makes me want to sing when I read this card!!  Also posted this on Splitcoaststampers one of my favorite places. 

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Birthday Card for Pat

Had lunch with my friend Pat to celebrate her Birthday (late).  Made this card for her.  Used my copics to color a stamp by KK Originals, popped up the flower,circles and scallops....since its an easel card I used some rhinestones to hold it up when its opened. Spritzed it with a little shimmer mist for some sparkle.  I think she enjoyed it since she is a stamper also.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Western Thank You posted on Splitcoasters

Did I mention I enjoy working on horse/western style cards.  Made some of these for the White Stallion Ranch Gift Shop.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Birthday Card for my sister.

Made this card for my sisters birthday, it is an easel card.  They are fun to make as well as receive!  As usual before I sent thisI decided it needed a little more work and I stamped a butterfly that I cut out and put on a pop up in the just seemed like it needed a little something else since it was very monochromatic.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Christmas Ornaments I am working on.

Used a glass ornament, then stamped my image on acetate with Staz One.  On the back I  painted with Sharpie paint pens.  You then rolled the acetate into a thin tube and insert it  into the ornament - then I added some fancy shredding.  They make nice gifts - I am hoping to sell this one.  On Splitcoasters under Kushabella you can see this ornament with a lovely Santa face that has some sparkly embellishment on the beard.

I enjoy creating cards with horses and western themes!

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