Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Love is Kindness

I am beyond late posting this card.  I made these two versions to send to a few friends at the beginning of the month.  I decided to go ahead and post because I love this new stamp, Love is Kindness, from the spring Occasions catalog.  It's a fun one to color and the sentiment on the stamp, while very nice, can be easily masked off and an alternate sentiment, such as birthday or sympathy, can be used.

I used my Copics to color...don't remember which ones...oops!  The funny thing?  The purple one I "messed up" the shading around the bouquet.  I ended up liking it and then couldn't replicate it!  I used so many different markers.  Oh well!

Monday, March 16, 2015

Lucky Again

Are you ready to get your green on?  It's now or never to share my second St. Patrick's Day card.  I made this one in a similar layout, changing a few details, and primarily the central motif.  Instead of the wreath I made my own cut file with the Silhouette, stretching a "normal" sized heart to make them more skinny.

One thing I love about card making is there's always new techniques to try, even if it's only new to me.  On this card I colored my silver glitter paper with Copic markers!  Using the chisel tip I dabbed on the color of YG25.  Brushing it on would be a big no-no!  I wouldn't want to ruin my marker tip on the rough glitter.  These spots were small enough it didn't require a lot of's a keeper!
Once again I used the Silhouette to cut out "Lucky" using the Bird of Paradise font.

Time to get this in the mail!  Thanks for stopping and have a great St, Paddy's Day!

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Get Lucky

I am a child of the 80's.  Remember the band Loverboy?  "Only the lucky ones...get lucky!"  I think this song will be in my head today.

ANYWAY...I needed to make at least one St. Patrick's day card.  My sister-in-law is enthusiastic about the holiday.  Once I got going and ended up making two, but I'll share the other another day.

I happen to have this gold embossed wreath from Wondrous Wreath in my scrap pile and it thought it might fit.  Leprechauns love their I'm going with it!  It's what 'cha do when you don't own any St. Patrick's Day stamps.

I'm linking up to the Colour Me...!  Challenge.

Have a great day!

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Skunk Love

I just had to throw this one out there...I know it's last minute. This is only the second card I've done all year so at least I can say I'm 2 for 2 posting my cards for the year!

This is from an old set Pun Fun.  Some great images for the young ones.  I really do enjoy coloring, I should do it more often.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Hello You...Thinlets

Kind of an appropriate title, considering how long I've been away.  It probably won't shock you but this is my first card of 2015!  Six weeks into the New Year!  Whoa!  I was severely lacking in motivation and inspiration.  Even today I had a hard time dragging myself into my craft room.  I'm not sure if I feel any more inspired but I did get a couple cards done.  Here's my first one:

How stamping!  Just some washi tape, sequins and my new Hello You thinlet dies.  I do love the effect of running that layer through the Big Shot with the Square Lattice embossing folder.  Now that it's retired I need to treat it with extreme care.  I would hate to lose it!

So, that's it for now.  Let's see where this goes!

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Another Christmas Card - Merry Monday

Without any urgent need for a card for an upcoming occasion, I've been thinking about my Christmas cards.  I saw the challenge over at Merry Monday and thought I'd play along. 

I had a pretty good idea of what I wanted when I saw the challenge.  I have been waiting for a time to use gold embossing powder on vellum because the effect is so pretty.

I don't have a large poinsettia stamp, which would have made this card much easier, but I do have good 'ol Pick A Petal.  I used this stamp set before to make a poinsettia flower and it's a decent representation.  Twelve petals to stamp, emboss and cut out.  The background?  Strips of paper in the challenge colors.  Again, having glittered paper would have made this easier.  Instead, I used Scor-tape on strips to adhered the glitter.  It was labor intensive, let me tell you!  Very pretty, but labor intensive!  For that reason alone, I only made two or these cards.

Friday, February 28, 2014

A Start to My Christmas Cards

My recent 10 day absence was a result of no stamping energy.  I didn't have any good ideas or even the desire to stamp.  So, I thought maybe I'd shift my thinking and get a start on my Christmas cards!  I had a technique I wanted to try but every other aspect of the card was a blank for me.  Then, I saw Mary Jo's sketch and thought, "I can make this work!"

Here's her sketch:

And here's my card:

I wanted to use my new Chalk marker to color my snowman.  It's not an intense white, so after I colored it, I added highlights with my gel pen.  I had exactly 7 felt snowflakes left, so I made 7 cards.  The red banners were scraps from my file.  Most of them aren't full strips!  Since they are hiding behind my snowman (except the strip to the right) I was able to piece them all together!  I love using scraps!

We are bracing for another two snow storms this weekend.  One tonight that will only bring an inch or so.  Tomorrow night maybe up to another 4".  I can't believe this winter!  When will I see the bare ground again?  I'm suppose to start my seeds indoors this weekend!  Sure doesn't feel like it!

Thanks for stopping by today!