Saturday, June 26, 2010

WOW, the week went fast!

Happy Saturday!
I can't believe that I let a week go by without posting a card for you! Sorry about that. I guess that it just got away from me.

I had my grandson overnight on Thursday night. We took him to his 18 month check up yesterday (He is actually 19 months now). He is such a joy, and we can't get enough of him! even the doctor and his nurse commented about how good he is for his age. He's 24.1 lbs. and 32 inches. He is such a little toddler now!

OK, on to my creation for today! I am sharing a card that I made for a good friend. He is receiving it today...shhh, don't tell! He is a guitar fanatic. I don't think that this photo shows the real detail of the card. I Crystel Laquer to give the guitar that realistic edge. I also accented with my Sakura Clear Star Gelly Roll pen. I just LOVE this pen and use it often, which is why I have several in my stash! The brads I used are from my stash too. I used the Happy Happy Bithday stamp from Stampin' Up!.

The inside of the card has images of guitar by Club Scrap limited edition from 2003. I used the Scalloped Dot punch by Martha Stewart. I sure do hope he likes it! I will find out this afternoon!

My husband is celebrating his birthday tomorrow, so I may not get anything posted tomorrow...but, you never know! After all, I am up at 5:00 AM almost every day! It sure does give me time to get things it or not! Happy Birthday to my man, Mark!

Have a great weekend!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

It's the weekend!!

Happy Saturday!

It's another hot one in Texas. The sun is shining and the sky is blue. We are spending half of our day waiting for DirecTV to know what that means, don't you? We will be last on the list!

I gives me a good excuse to be here writing my blog, doing my laundry, and making cards to fill orders that I have. Besides, I want to be free of any work when Jenn, Joe and Bobby get home tomorrow. I can't wait to see them.

This cute owl birthday card is part of one of my card orders. The owl stamp is by Inky Antics. The branch that he's sitting on is from Stamps by Judith. I added a pretty pink party hat (from studio g Clear Stamps), with a pop dot giving it dimension. I colored him with Prismacolor Colored Pencils.

Have a wonderful day. Remember to appreciate all of those you love in your life, and let them know what they mean to you. Life can change in a heartbeat.


Friday, June 18, 2010

Busy cardmaking day!

Happy Friday!!
It's a hot one here in Texas. We are supposed to have temps around 100 degrees in the next 7 days, at least.

Since it is so hot and it is almost the first day of summer, it seems only fitting to share a surfing card!

I had a mini lesson on using the brayer this morning from my friend, Barb. I remembered a little bit from a long time ago. What a really need is a Michelle Zindorf class! She is the expert in using a brayer, and does the best work of anyone I have ever seen!

This card is for my husband's birthday next weekend...Shhh!! Hopefully, he won't check out my blog...but, I don't think that he's a frequent visitor!

I used Stickles to make the waves stand out. When I stamped the image (which is Stampin' Up, Extreme Surfer) it didn't look very dark when I stamped it, so I decided to color the surfer in with a black marker. It looked too dark then...ya just can't win! So, I stamped another image and cut the surfer out, used pop dots to raise it up...and there you have it!

For all of the daddies out there, I hope you have a VERY Happy Father's Day! Enjoy your father, and remember to enjoy him and know how blessed you are to have him in your life. Prayers, Love & Hugs to my friend, Judi, whose dad is not doing very well.


Thursday, June 17, 2010


Good morning, faithful followers!

Today's card is an image from Heartfelt Creations. I stamped the image and then used Prismacolor Colored Pencils to color the image. It's always more difficult to make cards for males, but I thought that this one was perfect for the outdoorsy guy!

I am looking forward to a funfilled day with a good friend today. Perhaps we will be really creative too!

Have a great day!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Another early morning

Good morning!
Well, I suspect that this is going to be a very long day. I have been up since 4:30, and figured that I may as well do something constructive. So, I started with my email, then went to my facebook page, and now I am here with you!

I am starting today with a "vintage" card...meaning that I made it awhile back! This card was made using a fan stamp that I stamped twice and cut out. I try not to always use stamps the traditional way, and try using imagination to create something different with it. Sometimes it works...sometimes it doesn't! Sadly, the detail doesn't come through on this card.The design has glitter embossing on it, with a heart shaped jewel in the center. A piece of black ribbon is across the center, finished with a patterned black and white paper on the bottom. I hope that you get the gist of it.

I hope to get my creative juices flowing today. I am going to work on a scrapbook that I am making for a gift, and cards that I have an order for. If you would like to order cards from me, I am happy to take orders. Just remember that often my cards are one of a kind. We can talk about it though! Have a great day!


Monday, June 14, 2010

It's a beautiful sunny morning!!!

Good Monday morning!

There's nothing like a day that starts with sunshine to make you feel great! It makes it easier to wake up and start the week.

I thought that I would share this cute little owl card with googly eyes. I just love adding a little personality to little animal friends! You can't tell in the photo how dimensional this card is. The party hat is raised, as well as the owl. The hat is embossed with gold embossing powder. The owl is a clear stamp by Hampton Arts.

My second card is a cute little alligator card. The background is textured with a Cuttlebug folder. I added some jewel brads for shine and dimension. He's kind of cute, huh?

Have a super day today. Smile at a stranger and see how good it feels to make someone's day!


Sunday, June 13, 2010

Happy Sunday!

Happy Sunday!
I was so excited about posting here today, that I got up at 5:00 AM, just for you...well, not really! I did get up and started creating then though. Since I hadn't posted since Thursday, and finally came out of the shadows on facebook, I decided to post 2 cards today.

My first card is my first attempt with the JustRite stamps. The set is called Beautiful Blossoms. I stamped on watercolor paper, and used Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol to blend. I used Spellbinders to make a decorative mat. I then used a Sakura gelly roll pen to outline bith the design and the embossed edge of the Spellbinder. I can't remember the name of the strip of natural woven material that I used across the card (sorry!).  The finishing touch is small floral stamp that I used with Versmark for the background on the vanilla cardstock.

My second card was more of an experiment. I hope that you will indulge me! It isn't exactly what I had in mind, but will be once I get the actual colors of cardstock that I really wanted to use! My plan had been to make the overalls denim, and to have a plaid type shirt. Since I didn't have those available to me, I made it into more of a little boy overall set, with a kind of fancy shirt. Anyway, it was just me playing around! I hope that you get the idea!  

Thanks for checking out my blog! I hope that the rest of your day is great!


Thursday, June 10, 2010

Girlfriends card

Today I am sharing a card with you that I made using some of my clear stamps from Fiskars, Girl's Night set. The brads are from Spare Parts by Paper Studio. I used Crystal Lacquer to make the shoe look like "Patent leather". The printed paper is from Basic Grey. It's from the Cappella paper pad. The cardstock is a vanilla from Stampin' Up!

Time to go pick up my grandson!! Lucky me! Have a great night!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

A Father's Day card

Good morning, my faithful followers!

Today I am posting a Father's Day card. I have been dying to use these brads from the Eyelet Outlet! I have had them in my stash for about 2 years. They look like little screws, and are so darned cute! My Dad has always been a car nut, and is always building or fixing something, so I thought that this card would be perfect for him. I Cuttlebugged and inked the background paper. I hope you like it!

Have a GREAT day!

Monday, June 7, 2010

No, I haven't disappeared forever!

I know, you thought that I was on the MIA list! Actually, we moved and the process took up all of my time. I had to be sure that my scrapbook/stamping room was just right! One day I will share some photos of my new room with you.

For today, I am sharing a card that I made for a 90th birthday. I used the Spellbinders Fleur de Lis Border, and the Spellbinders Fair Isle Pendant. I used Brilliance Pearlescent Orchid Dew Drop pigment ink. You may not be able to see in the photo that I used Versamark to stamp a flower background with a Stampin' Up stamp. Stickles were used to highlight the Fair Isle Pendant.

I am also sharing a photo of Tim Holtz with you from he Great American Scrapbook Convention in Arlington, TX this past weekend. What a thrill to see such an icon and celebrity in the stamping industry.

Thanks for coming back to see my blog again! I promise that I will work harder to get back here on a regular basis.

Have a great day!