Monday, February 28, 2011
WOW what a time I have just had. I had to make 5 cards this weekend and take a trip to the hospital and to Charleston and then this ancient computer I am using decided to show it's power over me and not work. I quick posted the card and came back to tell you about it. It is another one of Cheryl Alger's precious drawings that I had to have. To give the efffect of motion, I ran it through the printer twice. The second printing was slightly off of the first so it looks like the bunny has motion. (I really didn't plan it that way, I really made a mistake and liked the end result lol) I colored it with my copics, cut it out with my oval cutter from Creative Memories. The papers are from K & Company and the floral paper is My Minds Eye. The ribbon is from my stash and I edged in yellow rick rack for a border. Lovin the spring colors and hope the recipient will like it too. No sentiment so I can use it for a number of occasions.
PS: the trip to the hospital was for my precious grandson Jonathan aka Finny. He fell over his new lab puppy and dislocated his knee cap. Then I had to drive him back home to Charleston. He is ok now, but out of commission for 6 weeks or so.
Whew I am tired. I think I will go put my feet up and rest before I start my next card. LOL Have a happy one fellow crafters!
Monday, February 21, 2011
I used my Exacto Knife to trim the wheels and right shoe to allow me to run the drywall tape under the wheels. I left all the digi stick up a little bit so it looks like the bike is really on the sidewalk. I sponged on some SU Soft Suede ink to give the dry wall tape some color. Background is sponged with Brilliance Sky Blue ink using a cloud mask. I sponged a bit of green to give it a subtle hint of grass. I had to use this little dog. It is a stamp I bought at the show on Saturday. My precious dog, Bonnie, looks like her, so I will probably be using it on every card I make, ha ha. The dress is paper-pieced with some PaperTreyInk paper. The digi is colored with Copics and I used Prisma pencils to highlight and shade the hair and clothes on the girls. The little girl I am making this for is strawberry blonde, so I attempted to match. Not real pleased but this is my first attempt, so I will have to do some practicing in the future.
Ribbon is Martha Stewart and the 2 is a sticker on white circle that I edged in blue and then Paper Glazed glued on a larger circle stamped with a Just Write Stamp. Cardstock is Almost Navy and Pretty In Pink from Stampin Up. The DP is from Hobby Lobby - Jen Wilson's Breaking Free collection. This sentiment is from here . Doesn't it match just perfectly.
Hope this brings a smile to Our Little Jillian who is celebrating birthday #2! Since I seem to be on a "2 theme" today I will just enter this card in a second Sassy Cheryl Challenge, the Color Me Challenge.
Sunday, February 20, 2011
You can tell by my stash that I am ready for Spring by all the pastels I bought. The Muy Caliente stamp is one I picked up at Scrapbooks by the Sea. It was designed by a local artist and I am working on a "hot" card with that stamp.
The little "Just A Note" notebook is something my best bud, Denise taught us at our Inky Digits Stamp Club Tuesday night. It is an altered chipboard book with a stack of post-it notes inside. Just so darn cute.
Well enjoy your snoop my nosey little bloggie friends. Gotta get to work playing with all my new goodies and I have a Sassy Cheryl repurpose challenge to finish. TTFN
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
I have been making my cards with my digis and ignoring all my other "Have To Have" stash. I decided to challenge myself in 2011. Here is how it goes: Every morning I randomly grab a stamp set, white paper, black and brown Memento Ink Pads and my Copics pop them in my pink tote and off to work I go. If I don't go out to lunch that day I sit in our break room, stamp and color. Then at night I make a card out of whatever I stamped at lunch.
This is the second card I made. The stamp set is a SU Hostess set called Picnic Parade. These little characters have so much personality. I thought it would make a cute group thank you card. All the paper is from my scrap drawers. I do know the cardstock is Stampin Up because I always use their cardstock.. I love the color variety and the quality of their paper.
I cut the shapes with Spellbinders and the white swirl was a scrap already embossed in my stash. The ribbon flower and pin are all from my stash. Unfortunately, I unpack my supplies and put them in storage containers so I don't know the brands. I need to come up with a better storage solution so I can store the labels with the embellishments.
Hope you enjoy. I'll post some more cards as I make them. Maybe I'll even find a challenge to enter them in.
Monday, February 14, 2011
But if you follow my blog you know I can't leave it at there, so I paper glazed the frog to give him a shine and hilighted the fairy with my copics and colored pencils. I had some little pink flowers left over from a border punch and I glued them on for color and dimension. I used SU punches for the corners, side tag and the sentiment is actually a SU Christmas ornament punch. The sentiment is a SU stamp and I popped a little tulle and pearl gem on for some bling.
Monday, February 7, 2011
Haven't posted in a week. I injured my right hand and have had to give it a rest. I choose to believe it was due to so much border punching I did last weekend, rather than the arthritis I suspect it may be.
My beloved Packers won our Super Bowl XLV last night so I made a birthday card in the green and gold! This little Sassy Girl is a decked out for the Super Bowl parties. Won't she just be the belle of the ball.
Colored with Copics
Glitz with Stickles
Lenses of Glasses - Paqper Glaze
Happy Birthday Cuddlebug Embossing Folder
Swiss Dot Button from stash
Paper from stash