Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Get Well Card

I wanted to share the card I made for my daughter, Kristen to give to a friend of hers who is having her gallbladder removed. She is also newly engaged so notice the bling ;-) This stamp set is from Hannah Stamps and I used Copic markers to color it. Something I just started doing......pick the designer paper I want to use so I can get a color combo for the picture. Something so simple.....yet, I never thought of doing that. Makes it really easy to color that way and I like the look of the coorindated effect.

I went to Springfield today and had to stop at Michael's and Hobby Lobby. I found some new punches....edge and small punches that looked interesting to me. After trying them out, I know I'll be back with some of my 40% off coupons to stock up on more. These were at Michael's and are by EK Success. The edge punch I got had a moon and other figures that looked like they would be cute for a baby card. The small punch was a photo corner punch (small size with scalloped edges) which is so cute! I feel like I must enable some of you since Tori is always enabling me!! :-) Another border punch that was really cute had birthday candles all along it. Got to have it. Ok, that's enough for today. Run, don't walk to Michael's.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge #56

Here is another card for Taylor's cupcake challenge. I've enjoyed participating in her challenges and just keep coming back. I used crystal effects on the fish bowl and stitched around the layers. Click on the image for a close-up view.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Happy Birthday to Terri!

Tuesday was Terri's birthday....hope it was a good one! This is a stamp from Hobby Lobby colored with Copic markers. I was in the mood to sew and thought that added to the card. I just got some stamps & fonts from Just Rite Stampers. I have been playing with those and have decided they were definitely worth the money. So nice to run across a product that exceeds my expectations~ I will share a card with those soon. I made some simple monogramed cards last night. Have a wonderful day!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge #55

Here is my card for Taylor's cupcake challenge. Nothing like finishing up at 1:00 am! I had noticed where several people had said that this was a difficult challenge. I didn't think it looked that bad until I started working on it. It was harder than it looked...

I tried out my Copic marker air brush system for the first time. It's fun to use and gives a whole different effect. I probably wouldn't have made the background so dark if my gun hadn't left a dark blob of color. I think it will just take a little practice.

Hubby and I went to Springfield today and I bought a new paper cutter with my Michael's President's Day 50% off coupon. Got it home and it's missing a part so we will have to make a trip back to exchange it. The problem is, this was the last one on the shelf, so hopefully they will get more in soon.

It's about time I head to bed or I won't want to get up tomorrow.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day!!

I couldn't share this card until today since I hadn't given it to my friend (who checks my blog regularly. I wouldn't want her to get a sneak peak of her valentine ;-) The paper looked retro to me and I loved the way it coordinated with the image. So much fun, but I'm really tired of making Valentine's cards; how about you. I love them, don't get me wrong, but I start so early on the holidays that I get tired of them by the time they arrive. I've been making a few birthday cards, thank yous, etc before I hit St. Patrick's day with a vengeance. Really I don't make as many St. Pat's cards. Do you have fun plans for Valentine's Day? Would love to hear about them in a comment. We aren't doing anything too exciting. I'm perfectly content to stay tucked inside the warm cozy house when there's snow on the ground and it's gloomy outside. Who knows....maybe stamp a little, that sounds good to me.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Finished with Valentines!

Finally at 2:15 am, I finished up my Valentine cards! I always seem to wait till the last minute to get them in the mail, but they are all ready to go. I've got a few more pictures to share so I will add them over the next couple of days. Have to spread things out to keep it interesting!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Mojo Monday 73

This is my submission for the Mojo Monday #73 challenge. I was so ready to do something other than Valentine's cards. I guess now I'll have to go back and finish those so I can get them in the mail tomorrow. Enjoy looking at everyone's submissions; there sure are alot of talented stampers out there!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Blog candy!

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Sunday, February 8, 2009

Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge #54

Finished this card tonight for Taylor's cupcake challenge. The image is one I found at Hobby Lobby and was fun to color. Love all the little critters and thought it would be a perfect birthday card!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Mojo Monday #72

Mojo Monday #72

It's time for the Mojo Monday contest again! This sketch turned out so cute. This card has me so excited....you know when everything seems to fall into place? Very seldom does this happen for me, but this card did. Notice the "Be My Honey" in the heart and then the little bee flying by in the cirle punch? How cute is that?!! This was K&Co paper and it just seemed to work. I used dimensionals on the large rectangle and then again on the circle punch and flowers. Thought it needed something else so I added the red crystal dots to finish it off.

If only you could have seen me trying to photograph this card. I was inside and then outside, and back inside again. I always have trouble getting the colors to look right.

I used a Stampin Up stamp set for this card that I have had for a couple of years. When I first used it I was using colored pencils and now I have Copic markers. Does it ever make a difference in the way the coloring looks!

I'll quit jabbering now, but please leave a comment if you visit my site. I love hearing from you ;-)