Monday, July 27, 2009

So I am still warming up with regards to my cards. I feel still a bit like I am not quite up to snuff. Oh well, it will come. I had this image sitting around all ready colored. I figured it was time to use it. The image is Hanglar and is colored in with reinkers and Twinkling H2O's. I used the Just Right vertical stamper to create the word on the side. My flourishes are from Quickutz dies and the flowers are punches. I used a Martha Stewart lacy punch for the trim and some leftover brown polka dot ribbon to make the bow. All the stamped flourishes are from some Memory Box stamps. This is just a fast post and I hope to keep adding regularly.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

High Hopes card and update

Amazing I know I am actually posting! I think this time I am actually ready to begin slowly easing into this blog. There is so much that I have been trying to do and still have to do. For instance this blog is in some serious need of revamping not to mention my life lol.
Well today's card is a High Hopes card with a bit of Quickutz thrown in . I love these bug stamps that High Hopes came out with a while ago. I have been using them for a bit, but have not had time to post them before they had to be sent out. I really like the different elements of the card. I have been branching out into different areas of crafting and am starting to include allot of die cuts in my designs. This card and envelope are cut with Sizzix XL Bigz dies. The image is colored on Fabriano Hot Press watercolor paper, and I used Distress inks and some Twinkling H2O's to color it in.

The inside uses some Quickutz dies for lettering, flowers, bug and file folder. The other side is a spot for the message using Spellbinders deckle rectangle die. The envelope is Sizzix. Paper is Blush from Prisme(darkest).

I hope you enjoyed today's project and I should have another one soon. My plan is to post every 2-4 days until things are more stable.

Friday, June 19, 2009

I'm Back with a Blog Hop from Sugar Nellie

I am finally back, and posting! I thought I might never get to this point lol, but I think I have finally reached the point when I can start posting sporadically. I do a bit of surfing while I am nursing my new almost 3 month old son. It is the only time that I have to just sit and relax. I've been keeping up with every ones blog's but have never been that great at posting comments with only one hand lol. So I happened one day upon Sugar Nellies Blog when they were offering the chance to participate in a Blog Hop featuring their new artist Diane Duda. She is a phenomenal artist who features some truly unique pieces. I was thrilled to try one of her new stamps. They are whimsical and versatile. I was trying in these cards to create a totally different look from what I normally do. The first card is supposed to be the dark and light side found in all of us. The picture is not great because it is late and my lighting is terrible. I will try to re- do the photo's tomorrow. The second card is a gorgeous deep purple which sadly I have not yet captured but hope to do so tomorrow. It is created with Derwent Inktense. I love how rich these watercolor pencils are. Check out the next blog in the hop so that you can see some more fantastic artwork. Karen's Cards is next in the list, have fun.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Blog Candy Winner

Ackk! Time flies. I am so sorry to have taken so long. I have not been feeling up to anything lately. Hee, hee, finally found out why.....we are finally expecting our third child. Won't be due for a long while yet, but am certainly feeling the effects right now. So I will post the winner today, get the package out as soon as I get their address, and will post a project as soon as I feel up to stamping.
The winner is number 101:
lehtipollo said...
Howdy! What a great card. I love your style of colouring.
4:36 PM

Congratulations. I wish everyone could have won. I do thank everyone for participating and look forward to the next time that I can offer something up.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Summer and Sea and Blog Candy!!

Eek!! I feel like I lost my mojo with my vacation from stamping. This is my warm-up DT card lol. I used Edwin's Town stamp for the buildings, The moon from the Goblin collection, and the boy from the Summer and Sea collection. Images are colored with Faber Castel, Prismacolor, OMS, Twinkling H2O's and a touch of Copic's for the hearts and windows. Paper is all from the Magnolia Store. Embellishment is Robin's nest Dew Drops. Stickles and Atyou glitter pens. Now for the fun part :)
Magnolia has very generously offered some wonderful Blog Candy for one lucky winner! There are two lovely Tilda's from their most recent release. There is also the picnic blanket for Tilda to sit on, a fence and a stitch for embellishment. Also included are some Flowers, rhinestones and some DP and a card base. All you have to do is leave a comment on this post and I will be drawing on Friday when I get back from Ottawa. Oh ya, I just got back and I have to run off again for a few days. My hubby has some appointments for lenses and to see a couple more family members before he leaves. We are doing alot of running around trying to find stuff that he needs to take with him. So have a great rest of week and will be back with the winner on Friday!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

My Daughter's Birthday Card

Well, I am back and have been since Tuesday. It has been a mad rush to get my house up to scratch, to the groceries, evict the unknown remains which were attempting to crawl out of the refrigerator and prepare for my Friday night Stamper's Club. Phew! I just had time to stamp out a card today for my daughter's Birthday. We are celebrating a bit early ( it is August 2nd ) since she will be away at camp for it. I had to make her a special card that was perfect for my Prima Dona. She is now a very grown up 9 :) .
Stamps: High Hopes horse and lady, Rosie's Roadshow star
Paper: American Traditional Designs in Celebrate (DP), SU Soft Sky, So Saffron, Rose Red CS, Stamper's Select White
Ink: Tangerine Tango, Marigold Morning, Pacific Blue,
Other: Old Olive Wide Grosgrain Ribbon, Prisma color and Faber and Castel color pencils, Twinkling H2O's, Stickles, white acrylic paint, Jessie James glitter dots

I just love these images from High Hopes. They are so whimsical and fun. I based the colors on the wonderful options given in the DP Which I got from Phebe at the Town Scrapper. She has the coolest stuff in stock, and it is always shipped fast and with a smile. I colored the image with color pencil and OMS and then highlighted with Gamsol. Hopes you like :) . I am off to work on a Magnolia DT card so Cheerio!!

Saturday, June 28, 2008

On Vacation

Just a quick not to let everyone know that I am not at home, and will not be till July 15th. I am spending time with family and friends and did not bring most of my stuff. Hope you all have a Fab. vacation.