Monday, March 31, 2008

Ever Have One Of Those Cards?

Do you ever have one of those cards that just gives you fits?!? Well that's what this one did for me. After 3 tries at coloring the image somewhat how I wanted, I screwed up the sentiment and had to start all over again. I tried just trimming it off first, but then it didn't look right so I gave up and here is what I finally came up with. The sentiment is not inked perfectly on this one, but it's going to have to do. It is hard to see in the photo, but I colored the sky with my shimmer chalks in a light blue. Image & sentiment are from Stamping Bella. I colored the main image with watercolor pencils. I did the "grass" with my Pebbles shimmer chalks as well. Wisteria note card is from Memory Box. Blueberry Polka Dot DP is an A Muse 4-bar note card cut down.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Last One For Easter

I'm glad I was able to get my second post in today. I really wasn't sure if it would happen. I finished the last of my whopping 2 Easter cards I made this year early this evening. Neither of which got used. I'm not sure about this one. I don't know if it needs something more or not. I left it without a sentiment, because I wasn't sure what I wanted to use. I figured I could always add one later if I decide to. This is an image is by Whipper Snapper, "Hen's Easter Egg" illustrated by Anna Wight aka Sweet Miss Daisy. I colored the image with watercolor pencils. I hope everyone had a beautiful day!
Card Info: Notecard by Memory Box (Cantaloupe); Cardstock by Georgia Pacific & DCWV; DP by My Minds Eye; Watercolor Pencils; Ribbon from Michael's.


I'm sad to say this, but this is the only Easter card I made this year & it didn't even get mailed out to anyone. So I'm posting it here to wish ALL of you a HAPPY EASTER! I hope that everyone has a very special day! I'm working on a non A Muse (did I just say that outloud, LOL) Easter card as well which I hoping to get later today, but no promises. I always have good intentions of getting things posted to my blog, but it doesn't always work out that way. Happy Easter to all my friends!!
Card Info: Note card by A Muse Artstamps(blue tin plate) & Memory Box (Wisteria); Cardstock by Georgia Pacific & DCWV; Ink Palette Noir; Copic Markers; Clear Spica Glitter Pen (which you can't see in the photo); ribbon from Michaels?

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Playing With PaperTrey

I recently ordered the "Out on a Limb" set from PaperTreyInk. They were out of stock for a while & when I was notified that it was back in stock, I hurried to get my order in. I just love the simplicity, yet elegance of this set. This is my first try at inking it up. I don't know about you, but I never seem to have enough Thank You cards around and it seems like I rarely have one already made when I need one so I'm sure this one will be used in a hurry. The weather had been dreary here today, so I had a hard time getting a good photo. I hope everyone is having a happy day!! Card Info: Note Card by Memory Box, DP by Bo Bunny, Cardstock by DCWV & Georgia Pacific, Images, Sentiment & Ribbon by PaperTreyInk, Ink by Stampin' Up.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

February Bumper Card

This is a card I made for my bumper card recipient for the month of February. I hope she received it OK. Her dress is colored with Twinkling H2O's so it really shimmers IRL. I know that Twinkling H2O's are kind of old news, but I haven't really used mine very much at all, so I think they are fun to work with. I also got to play with the new "Swiss Dots" Cuttlebug Embossing Folder. I've seen so many cute things that other ladies have done with this folder, I can't wait to play with it some more. I hope you have a wonderful rest of the week. I will be away from my computer for a few days. I'll catch up with everyone when we get back.

Card Info: Notecard & Sentiment by A Muse Artstamps; Misc. colored cardstock & ribbon; Image by Elzybells NA; Copic Markers; Twinkling H2o's; White Gel Pen; Palette Ink in Noir.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Same Layout

3-12-08 ETA: Thank you to Sharon in NE (HI SHARON!!), she informed me that you were not able to see the photo. I'm not sure what was wrong, but hopefully you can see it now. You'll have to let me know.
Thank you all for your kind words on my post yesterday. You really warmed my heart! Here is another card I made for a friend. Same layout (hopefully I'm not boring you) as the previous card & same sentiment. I just used different cardstock & stamped image. I just love this Elzybells image. I think she is so cute! A little softer look than the one I showed you yesterday. Thank you to Kimberly G. who inspired me with this card. I colored the swing with my gold Spica glitter pen, but yet again, you are not able to tell in the photo. I also colored the flowers with Spicas as well.
Card info: White cardstock is by Georgia Pacific, DP is by Memory Box & Making Memories, Image by Elzybells NA, Sentiment by A Muse Artstamps, Palette, Adirondack & Stampin' Up Ink, Copic Markers & Spica Glitter pens, Ribbon Unknown.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Are you still with me??

Sorry I have been a terrible blogger lately. I've been in a funk lately. So I saw Jennie posted the "Stamp of the Week" challenge over at the A Muse group, so I thought I would attempt a card. I'm thinking it's a little too busy. What do you think? It's OK, you can tell me. Kind of busy, huh? I wish I would have stamped the "Owl Buddies" on vanilla cardstock now, but oh well, didn't really feel like tearing the whole think apart. You can't tell from the picture, but the "Owl Buddies" image was colored with my Spica Glitter pens so the really sparkle IRL. I still haven't figured out how to get that sparkle to show in photos. The layout is one that Anna (Sweet Miss Daisy) had posted on her blog a while back. This is a really fun layout! I've missed all of you sweeties that stop by my blog, I appreciate you all SO much!!