Thursday, June 30, 2011

Hello...It's another beautiful day!! Enjoying the sunshine without high temps.
I was in the mood to color last night and this is the result. This clown image is a digital image from Pink Cat Studio. I colored it with my Copic markers. I added some glitter with colored Spica pens. I also added some clear paper glaze to the clowns noses& to the balloons. The sentiment stamp is from Stampin Up. Hope this card gives you a little smile.
Have a great day!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Hello! Finally I could post this...Technology is great but not when it doesn't work!! Frustrating!
Today was a lovely day! The weather is just PERFECT!
Plus I got to be part of something wonderful!
A fellow stamper that comes to my monthly classes lost her beautiful home to a fire. After our last class she went home & her house was struck by lightening. Her hubby & her plus their pets got out but with only the clothes are their backs. They are covered by insurance thank goodness! Some of my friends & I were able to gather quite a bit of supplies for her to be able to get crafty....Crafting is good for the soul. I say it is my therapy and I knew she just needed to stamp! I am privileged to know some very caring ladies and today was able to deliver the items to her Mother in law to give to her. I am blessed to have been a part of it.
Today's card was the one I made for her. I paper pieced parts of it & tried to make it look as cheery as possible. I just hope she knows that we care about her & are praying for her.
After dinner I am going to get crafty myself...I'm feeling the need to color.
Thanks for checking in. Hugs!

PS..Linnie was helping me with packing the supplies. I thought she was chewing on her bone but it was a red glitter spica pen!!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Hello! TGIF!!
Today I have 2 cards to share. The dinosaur card is for my nephew's 2nd birthday. He is having a dinosaur theme for his party. I used my Cricut and Create a Critter cartridge. I used a number embossing folder for the background.
My next card is from the new Paper Smooches stamp set called Surf & Turf. I joined her monthly club so every month I receive 3 stamps sets and boy are they usually cute! I cut out the "perch" and the pelican and popped them up for dimension. I sponged the bottom to look like water.I also used a swirl embossing folder for the background. Used my Nesties to cut them out and added some baker's twine to finish it off.
Thanks for visiting me today. Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

These are the other 2 cards we will be doing in my next card class. The buzzard is cut out from the Cricut and the Life's a party cartridge. I borrowed it from a friend as I don't have that one. I thought the buzzard would make a good card for a "milestone" birthday...over the hill or even just a birthday for a guy. I used an embossing folder for a little texture.

The bunny stamp is by Hearfelt Creations...I think. There is no identifying stamp on the block. I cut out 3 of the leaves and popped them up for dimension. I cut 1 leaf a third time & popped it up even higher. Used my nesties again to cut out the image and the flowers. Sanded the edges a little and finished it off with red checked ribbon.
See you soon!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

These are 2 of the cards we are going to be making in my class next month. Both remind me of summer! The drink stamp is by Whipper Snapper. I used an orange slice & versamark to create a subtle background. I used my nesties to cut out the image & to create the scallop around the image.
The beach card has the cute little changito monkey. The "sun" is an old sizzix die that I have. I didn't color in the sand castle because I thought it would take the focus away from the monkey. Used the swirl embossing folder in the background to resemble water. 3 pearls finished it off.
Thanks for coming by...stop back tomorrow to see the other 2 cards we will be doing.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Hello ~ I am writing this with a bit of sadness. Why do all these animals like my yard? Anyway I was watering the flowers and 6 little eyes stared back at me..kittens! Cutie pies! We have a feral cat problem in our neighborhood but I knew exactly whose kittens they were. They are about 6 weeks old so I caught them and called someone to take them. However now Mama cat has been crying all night and still is...I feel horrible! I actually cried myself! I am an animal lover just so you know. I could have left them alone but then they would turn feral just like their mama and then they would have babies, etc... My head says I did the right thing but my heart doesn't agree. And now to hear the mama crying & looking for them is just too much! =(
I bought a really cool book called Collage Couture by Julie Nutting. She makes "paper dolls" out of newspaper and dresses them with fashions made with scrapbook papers. This was my first attempt. I added some crepe paper to the bottom of her skirt. She is a little too large for a card. The only thing I was disappointed about was I thought there would be patterns. She tells you how to draw your own...too much work for me lol! I do like how she turned out though.
Thanks for stopping. See you soon!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Monday, monday...
Hello. Hope your weekend was fabulous!
Today's card was made with my scraps and the Cricut cartridge Country Life. I sponged the edges with a little bit of brown and added some brads for the center of the flowers. A scrap of ribbon and called it done. I popped up the vase & flowers for a little dimension. Thanks for stopping. Come back soon!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

So last night I was woken up by something making a lot of ruckus in my trash. I went downstairs to see what it was. I lifted up the screen and poked my head out above the trash can. It was a cute raccoon. I said "What are you doing? You need to get out of my trash." He was sooo cute but then he bolted towards the window hissing at me. Boy did I slam that window shut so fast , I'm surprised I didn't slam something in it. He went back to rooting in the trash. I said "Have at it" and went back to bed. Never a dull moment around here! LOL!
I'll have something to share tomorrow. Working on a few things and trying to finish up. Making a scrapbook for my niece's baby shower. Only a few more pages to go...

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Hello! Can you see I'm feeling "owl" right today! LOL!
I just love this owl from Hero Arts. I had a lot of fun coloring him in all different colors. I used scraps from my scrap bin...(the never ending scraps!) I added rhinestones & gems for his eyes. The thinking of you is a rub on. And of course I had to get some Baker's twine in that stuff. Added flowers, buttons & brads to complete them. I think the pink one is my favorite with the turquoise one right behind. Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Good Morning! They say it's gonna be a hot one around here...upper 90's!
So thankful for a/c.
Today's card was made with the Country Life Cricut cartridge. I cut the chicken out at 3 1/2". Used my SU Top note sizzix die ( my fav) and added a brad for the chicken's eye. Inked the edges a little and popped it up. Sentiment was made on the computer. Finished it off with some red twine. Simple but cute I think.
Have a great day & stay cool!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Oh Brother! Apparently I don't have the midas touch...everything I touched yesterday broke or wasn't working! The carpet cleaner, the fluorescent light in my craft area and the *%#$ printer!! Without the printer I can't upload photos. And the computer guy went on vacation. FINALLY SUCCESS!! Woot woot! Got it to work! That's why I couldn't post anything yesterday afternoon...sorry!
I just love Penny Black stamps. They are so cute! This little hedgehog with the smiling snail...CA UTE! On the brown card I added glossy accents to the snail's shell. I used an embossing folder for the background. Added a ribbon & flower and called it done.
Thanks for dropping by. Hope all stays well in my computer world. Love the technology but when it breaks it's not good!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Monday, monday...
Hello! I'm back! Turns out I didn't have hard drive failure but a NASTY virus! Made the computer die. He said it was a trojan that just came out the middle of May. But my computer guy was awesome & fixed it so I can quit going thru withdrawal! I will have something to share later today.
Hope you had a great weekend. Mine was soooo much fun! Went to Girls Night Out musical with a bunch of friends. Drag Queens and feather boas were part of that night! Then went out to dinner. Laughed so hard my ribs hurt. Great times with a great bunch of ladies. Laughter is good for the soul! So is I better get at it. See you later!