Monday, June 30, 2008
I picked my image, a Precious Moments image from Stampendous. Then I tried Lauren's process by choosing patterned paper and taking my colors from that. The hard part for me was picking the paper! I originally didn't have the yellow striped layer in the back, and the white with pink square was actually white with green. My daughter said she preferred the pink on white to the green on white, so I went back to that. And she is also the one who suggested the yellow striped piece. I NEVER would have thought that would work!
I put little flower buttons that I tried to color darker with my copics, and adhered them to the second patterned piece which is some of my new DCWV pattern pack. I added a bow at the top. I am slowly getting better at tying bows, but it takes me forever and I am so clumsy at it!
Overall I like this card a lot. And now it's got me into my other Precious Moments images!
Thanks for looking!
Sunday, June 29, 2008
I used yellow brads in the center of the flowers. Not a very inventive way to use the brads I know, but it's all I could come up with at the moment. I used black as the back because it really makes the individual squares pop.
I love the brightness of this card! Thanks for looking!
Saturday, June 28, 2008
The words in case you can't read them, say "Summertime and the living is easy". The font (Carpenter) is one I really like a lot, but sometimes it can be hard to read unless you print really big. It reminds me of the Wonderful Words from Stampin Up! I thought the font went well with the theme of the card though; relaxed and easy.
I colored with copics (are you rolling your eyes?) and chalked the sky using my torn paper for clouds. I added a little pink and yellow to the sky too. The main card base was speckled with a brown blow pen. Hope you enjoyed it, and thanks for looking!
Friday, June 27, 2008
Would you have noticed if I didn't tell you? I have more plans for this stamp, so I hope you like it too because you will be seeing more of it in the next few days. In case you have trouble reading the quotation, it says "Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark" It was printed in Anime font.
Be sure to come back tomorrow. I have another of Chesney's drawings I colored to share! As always, thanks for looking!
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Don't you love it?!
As usual I used copic markers and chalk for the background. I used my computer to print out the saying (girls are weird font) and then cut it out with my nestaibilites and also embossed it. Used the chalk to add a little color to it before taking it out of the die too. Originally I had planned to have the uniform white and apron red, but when I went to add a little gray to shade the white it was too much, so it became a gray uniform! LOL! I'm also not sure about the bow. What do you think?
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
I computer generated the wording (Scriptina font) and embossed two lines going across the card to sort of frame them. I did this on my score-it board. I added some dew drops under the embossed lines and used a blo pen to add some speckles to the card. The iris image is matted with two colors of cardstock and then popped up on dimensionals. The colors I used on this were Stampin Up! colors in Glorious Green, Green Galore, Lavender Lace, bliss Blue, Yoyo Yellow, Cameo Coral, Almost Amethyst, and Pretty In Pink.
Be sure you come to my blog tomorrow because I have a really cute card to show you using one of my daughter's drawings that I just love!
Thanks for looking!
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Didn't it turn out cute? And really fast to do!
Thanks for looking!
Monday, June 23, 2008
I colored with copics, lightly chalked pink around the upper background of the giraffe, and cut it out with my coluzzle. I printed the words on my computer (Kayleigh font) and mounted them both on top of a piece of yellow that was embossed with my swiss dots folder. I added a little pink and white gingham bow and mounted it all on a pink card! Really simple, but really sweet!
One other thing about this card; I showed it to my daughter and she informed me that what I thought were eyes were cheeks! His eyes are closed! LOL! I thought he had a wrinkle in his forehead, eyebrows, and then eyes! It's still cute, and I'm not changing it!
Thanks for looking!
Sunday, June 22, 2008
I colored this one with watercolor pencils and then ran my aqua brush over it. The wall is chalked and the floor was done with a copic marker. Notice the little rhinestone on the collar? Isn't that just too cute?! (You may have to click on it to see it, but that works now!)
I printed the words out on my computer (fgJayne font) and cut it out and the scalloped white piece with my new rectangle megabilities. I jut love finding things to cut out with those dies!
Thanks again for taking time out of your day to visit my blog!
Saturday, June 21, 2008
The "rules" of the game: Each player answers the questions about themselves. At the end of the post, the player then tags 5-6 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know they’ve been tagged and asking them to read your blog. Let the person who tagged you know when you’ve posted your answer.
Here it goes:
Ten years ago: We had just moved into the house we presently live in. My oldest daughter was getting ready to go to college.
Five things in today’s 'to do list':
1. Grocery shop for the week.
2. Finish stamping a car for Lauren Meador’s Saturday Sketch.
3. Take our dog for a walk in the park.
4. Water my flower beds.
5. Take off my fingernail polish and re-do my nails.
Snacks I enjoy:
1. Oatmeal cookies.
2. Peanut butter Cap’n Crunch dry from the box.
3. Chips and salsa.
4. Ice cream.
Things I would do if I was a millionaire:
1. Pay off the remainder of the mortgage.
2. Hire someone to paint my craft room instead of doing it myself.
3. Hire a professional landscaper to do our yard
4. Invest more.
5. Make a large donation to American Cancer Society.
Places I have lived:
1. Houston, TX
2. Chicago, IL
3. Independence, MO
Now, here are the five people I have tagged.
Anyway, for my card I stamped the image in black and embossed with clear embossing powder. I colored her with copics and then cut her out with a rectangle nestability. I left it in the die and rubbed some chalk around it. Then I cut out a scalloped die and mounted the image on that. The paw prints were stamped in black on a buff colored vellum and embossed with clear embossing powder. The paper with the "woof woof" on it is some scrapbook paper I had. I stamped and embossed the dog bones on some tan cardstock and cut them out and mounted them with some dimensionals and mounted the dog image and the words with dimensionals as well.
The dog bones are from All Night Media and the paw prints are from Stamp Craft. Here's the picture the stamp was made from so you can see how great the artist is.
Thanks for stopping!
Isn't that hilarious!? I colored him with colored pencils and odorless mineral spirits. The clouds are chalked, and the rain drops are outlined with a glittery blue gel pen. I also pulled out some handmade paper I've had in my drawer for years but haven't used. I thought the colors in the paper were perfect, and the texture of it went with the tropical rain forest look which is where I'm guessing marmosets live! LOL!
Thanks for looking today, and have a great weekend.
Friday, June 20, 2008
Isn't she cute?! Thanks for looking!
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Thanks everyone, and there will be a new card to give away on July 2nd!
First, I have today's card. I wanted to make a thank you card and had this one in mind, but nothing went right! First off when I added flocking to the bear, it made the eyes not show up very well so I drew more eyes, a nose, and added a mouth with a black pen. Then when I went to add the wording, the printer roller smudged the lines I drew AND the paper went in crooked so my saying was at an angle rather than straight like I had in mind. I really didn't want to re-do the whole thing, and the angle didn't look so bad so I decided I could live with the smudged eyes and I added more bees above the saying to make it look more balanced. Then when I went to punch holes for the brads, I used the wrong punch on my first corner and had to glue the brad on and I got a little glue on the corner of the card. Then I smeared the stickles on the bees wings when I was putting the dimensionals on the back! Oh well, even with all of that I think the card turned out pretty cute! The bear image is from Penny Black and the little bees are from Embossing Arts.
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Right after I finished making it I had an idea, and I debated doing it but I tried it, and it made me laugh so I did it. Here's the revised version:
Come on, that's funny! LOL!
Well I mentioned something special I had planned for today and I decided every other Wednesday I will pick a number from the comments left and send that person that day's card! Doesn't that sound like fun? Now, go leave me a comment!
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
I've had people tell me this before and I've always looked for someone in the card aisle doing just this so I could ask. About two months ago I saw a lady at Walgreens and asked her. She told me she had already thrown the envelopes away that day. I gave her my name and phone number and asked her to please call me next time. Well, the other day my phone rang and she had three boxes full of envelopes for me to come pick up! This was so much fun! I have envelopes of all sizes and colors. Some are decorated, some are plain, but they were all free! It's been fun going to pick out different envelopes to match with cards. Plus, it's a great way to re-cycle!
So, how many of you noticed my new photo? That is courtesy of my daughter. She came over last night and we had a mini glamour shots session! I hate having my picture taken, so you'll probably get used to seeing this picture because it will be there for a long time! LOL! Thanks for stopping by, and be sure to come back tomorrow because I have something special planned! :P
Image is from Diamonds Rubber Stamps. I have a hard time using decorative papers on my cards, and this one I'm still not sure about. It looks "jungle like" to me, but it's more giraffe like than monkey like. What do you think? I colored with copic markers and chalked the background. I have a birthday coming up next month and I plan on asking for one of the copic air gun things so I can try that instead of always using chalks! Thanks for looking!
Monday, June 16, 2008
Man, it sure didn't take long for someone to tag me! I was tagged by Sue at http://www.stampndaly.com/. Here are the rules:
And here are seven things I came up with on the spur of the moment:
1. I am the fifth daughter of six daughters
2. I have never tried sushi.
3. I am allergic to the sun.
4. I have only lived in four different states my entire life and the first three were before I was 15 years old.
5. I love puns no matter how bad.
6. I don't think skunks smell so bad.
7. I've never had a dream where I fly.
Now according the rules I have to tag seven people. I have tagged the following bloggers: Please stop by and see their blogs!
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Now for a card! This card is another image my daughter drew. I thought it was cute and I am probably the last person on earth to receive a swiss dots cuttlebug folder and mine just arrived yesterday so I had to make a card using it! I was going to add words on the front that said "Dance like nobody's watching" and then on the inside I was going to say "They'll all be busy watching the elephant in a tutu!" lol! but there just wasn't room on the front for it. I decided I need more shades of grey in my copics. I added some stickles to the tutu!
Well, thanks again for the warm welcome!
Saturday, June 14, 2008
I call this one "Super Sweetie". It was made as an anniversary card for my husband on our 32nd anniversary. The yellow around the image is chalk. I think I'm going to ask for one of the air guns for the copics for my birthday next month so I can do without the chalks.