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.