February 29, 2012

Enjoy the Ride...

This week I'm sharing cards created using new Penny Black stamps illustrated by Mo Manning and today's card uses 40-128 Enjoy the Ride:

Sentiment by Penny Black (30-097 Hello Gorgeous) and background stamped using Penny Black 4239K Scented Message.  Dies by Spellbinders.

See ya on Friday! HUGS!

February 27, 2012

Dropping You a Line...

I love this new Penny Black stamp illustrated by Mo Manning, 40-129 Dropping You a Line.  It's so great for those masculine cards that can be difficult to make.
Thanks for your visit, my freinds!  I hope you will continue to join me this week as I share more cards featuring new Penny Black stamps illustrated by Mo Manning.

February 24, 2012

For You

So you all know how much I love butterflies; right? Then you know how my heart skipped a beat when I saw this new stamp from Penny Black (40-099 Soft Wings):
To create my card I stamped the butterfly using VersaMark ink onto cream colored cardstock and embossed using clear embossing powder.  I then applied Walnut Stain and Gathered Twigs Distress Ink over the embossing.  The background (Penny Black 40-106 Paisley) was stamped onto cardstock using Gathered Twigs Distress Ink. Both dies are by Spellbinders and larger die was inked with Brushed Corduroy and Gathered Twigs Distress Ink. 

Hope you have an awesome weekend!

February 22, 2012

Good Wishes

Hi everyone- I'm popping in today with a quick post and a bouquet of good wishes just for you!
All stamps by Penny Black (4239K Scented Message, 30-105 Gratitude, 40-113 Inspiring)

February 20, 2012

Guess who's moving??

Hi everyone! I have some news to share- I am soooo thrilled to announce that I am in the process of packing up and moving across the country to my hometown in South Dakota.  My husband and I have been dreaming of moving back near family for quite some time now, and we feel blessed that this is becoming a reality for us.  Because my craft room is currently in boxes, I am taking a couple of weeks off from my Monday PB&J videos.  But never fear I have posts scheduled for ya throughout my move and I'll be back soon with more videos.    Anywho, I consider you friends and just had to share what was happening around the Foster house. :)

Now, how 'bout a card? I mentioned last week how much I love this background (Penny Black 40-110 Damask Background):
And today I've paired it with this new clear set (Penny Black 30-096 Flowers Sweet):

(Sentiment by Penny Black, 30-103 Wishes)

The flower was stamped with VersaFine Onyx Black Ink and embossed using clear embossing powder.  It was then colored with Copic Markers and the white was added to the center of the flower using a white gel pen.  The oval was distressed with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink and then layered onto Spellbinders Deckled Edge Ovals.  To create the background, the stamp was inked with Color Box Chalk Ink and then stamped onto Penny Black Mix and Match cardstock.  The burgandy strip of paper was inked with Aged Mahogany and Seedless Preserves Distress Ink.

Oh, and I also wanted to mention that my UBER talented friend, Elizabeth Allan, has a video up on her blog using this same clear set.  You can check it out HERE.

Thanks again for popping by!
See ya on Wednesday with another card featuring new stamps!

February 17, 2012

New Stamps *Day 2*

Today's card features this new Penny Black stamp illustrated by Mo Manning.  I have to admit, she is soooooo fun to color!
Penny Black 40-124, You Are a Peach

I began by stamping the image in VersaFine Ink and embossing with clear embossing powder. I then colored in the image using Copics.  The background circles were cut from Penny Black Mix and Match cardstock and were lightly distressed (Faded Jeans, Walnut Stain, Fired Brick).  The large banner was inked with Wild Honey and Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink.  Sentiment by Penny Black.

Wishing you a wonderful and creative weekend!

February 15, 2012

New Stamps *Day 1*

Hi everyone! I'm so excited that the time has come when I can reveal some of my favorite new stamps by Penny Black that were released at CHA in January.  Over the next couple of weeks I'll be sharing some of the cards I created for the catalog.  Today's card features this awesome sunflower, 4235L Sunshine:
I've also used this new sentiment set, 30-104 Sweet Wishes:

And I can't forget what I think may be my favorite new stamp from the collection, 40-110 Damask Pattern: 
The sunflower was stamped with VersaFine Onyx Black Ink and embossed using clear powder.  I then colored the flower with Copics and cut out.  The oval was distressed with Walnut Stain Distress Ink and the tan piece (Spellbinders) was inked with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink.  The final background was inked with Fired Brick Distress Ink and stamped with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.

Thanks for popping by! HUGS!

February 13, 2012

PB&J Video

Today I'm soooo excited to share a new PB&J Video Tutorial over on the Penny Black blog using new stamps from the 2012 catalog released at CHA!!!  Here's a peek at the projects (also featuring Faber-Castell Gelatos and Stamper's Big Brush Markers):

Click HERE to check out the video.
Thanks for stopping by-- I'll be back this week to share lots of new cards with all-NEW stamps!

February 10, 2012

One more...

Here is one more card I created for the Faber-Castell booth at CHA this year--
The stamped image (Penny Black) was colored with the new neutral Art Grip Colored Pencils.  The edges were distressed using the brown Pastel Pencil.  To created the splattered look on the grey background, I colored with a dark grey Stamper's Big Brush Marker onto my acrylic block.  I spritzed this with water and then flicked it onto the background using a paint brush. Sentiment by SRM stickers.

Thanks for popping by!
Hope you have a WONDERFUL weekend!

February 8, 2012

Peeks Revealed

A couple of weeks ago I shared a few peeks at some cards I created with some of the new Faber-Castell product being released at the show... well, now I can reveal the cards!  Here we go...
This first card features coloring using the new neutral pack of Art Grip colored pencils released at the show.  I also added distressing to the background using some neutral Gelatos. Stamp by Penny Black, sentiment by SRM stickers.

To create the flower on this card, I colored white cardstock with the beautiful neutral Stamper's Big Brush Markers.  I then die cut this paper using the Tim Holtz tattered floral die.  I spritzed each flower with water and then crumpled it up in my hand.  I carefully "uncrumpled" the flowers and applied heat with the heat gun.  The background was colored with Gelatos, coloring directly onto the paper and then blending with my fingertip.  I stamped the background stamp (Penny Black) using a Stamper's Big Brush Marker.  I also pierced the edges of the background and then used the Pastel Pencil in brown to highlight the raised holes.  To do this I colored heavily with the brown Pastel Pencil onto a scratch piece of paper, rubbed my finger in the color, and then rubbed my finger over the edge of the background. Sentiment by Penny Black.

I'll be back on Friday to share the last of the 3 cards I created using this neutral color palette.  Thanks for visiting!

February 6, 2012

PB&J Video Tutorial

Hi everyone! I'm popping in to share some cards I created for the Penny Black blog today using stamps from the new London Collection and also some scrumptious new colors of Memento inks.
Click HERE to check out the video.

I also wanted to mention that I had a great time at CHA.  I didn't get a chance to walk the show and check out everything, but it was such an honor to be working in the Faber-Castell and Penny Black booths.  It was also incredible to meet some online friends in person and share lots of smiles and laughs with folks that I only get to see in person once or twice a year. :)  I wish had pictures to share with you... but I was just so stinkin' busy that I didn't even get out my camera!  HUGS and see ya soon!

February 3, 2012

Cute, Day 4

And finally, here is the last sample I made for Mementos this week using some of my favorite cutesy Penny Black stamps:
Wishing you all a GREAT weekend!

February 2, 2012

Cute, Day 3

These little ballerinas by Penny Black were so fun to color with Copics:

February 1, 2012

Cute, Day 2

Time for another card featuring a cutie-pa-tootie Penny Black stamp:
See ya tomorrow!