Sunday, July 25, 2010

Happy Hot Sunday!

Good afternoon!
Is anybody out there enjoying the hot weather? I am happy to not have the kind of humidity that we had in Virginia. That humidity makes it unbearable. Not having a pool this summer has certainly affected my tolerance of the summer heat. Next year will be different.

I am going to start out today sharing a sympathy card that I made. I seem to be making way too many of these lately, and don't really like it much. On to the card. The image is a Inkadinkadoo. The verse is from Verve. I love these colors together.

Next, I am sharing a Christmas card. Yes, I know it's only July. But, it is part of a card order that I filled. I just bought the stamp set I used on this at the stamp convention I told you that I went to a couple of weeks ago. It's called Cardinal in Holly by Rubber Stamp Tapestry. I also added the envelope in the photo. I like to have the envelope and inside of the card decorated. One thing that I did different with this card, is that the red part is where the card actually opens, not at the green. It gives it a different look and feel. This card is square also.

I hope you stay cool the remainder of the day. If you have a pool, get in for heaven's sake! I will be back...promise! Have a wonderful day.


Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Sleepy day

Hello my faithful followers!

I am running on little sleep today, but knew that I needed to be perky enough to share with you today. So, here I am!

My first card is actually one that I made yesterday. It is a digital stamp from Squigglefly. I think that she's too cute! You can't tell in the photo, but both her shoes and her flower on her hat are embossed in red.

My second card is one that I made for my granddaughter who LOVES horses. It's her new passion. She's turning 9 the beginning of August, and I wanted to make her something special. The photos are of both the front and the inside. I will be adding a special verse to it later.

Have a wonderful day! Remember to tell those you love how much you love them today!


Friday, July 16, 2010

Good Friday morning!

It's Friday! TGIF! The week just flew by. I am looking forward to going to a stamping convention tomorrow with good friends. You never know what treasures or new techniques you will learn.

This is another card I made for a friend. It has many layers. I am not sure the brand of cardstock I used. It's a very heavy cardstock. The heart stamp is a Stampabilities stamp. I used an embossing punch by Martha Stewart. I hope you like it!

I hope that you have a wonderful weekend!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Falling behind again!

Hello my faithful followers!
Yes, I am back. I get so caught up in my every day life and projects, that I sometimes forget to get online to blog. My apologies to you. 

I had such a great weekend with my grandson. He spent the night with us on Saturday night. We took him for a long walk. We were surprised how far he walked. He is so much fun now. He is going to be 20 months tomorrow. His little personality is really bigger than life. It's fun to hear him saying new words every day.

Okay, on to my new cards. for starters, I am sharing a card from the Housemouse stamps. It's one of the Happy Hoppers called Eggcellent. I used Prismacolor pencils to color the design. It was a lot of fun to do this card! I don't do a lot of coloring and shading, so it was more of a challenge for me. The hippity hoppity is a stamp that I picked up in the dollar bin yesterday at Michael's!

The next card that I am going to share with you is a Christmas card with a Santa on the front of it. It's another card for an order that I am filling. The Santa is from Inkadinkadoo clear stamps. The set is called Christmas Season. You can see all of the detail in the Santa beard,
and hat. I added 2 different colors of Stickles to it to make it shimmer and more dimensional.
I colored the Santa using Prismacolor pencils and used Gamsol to blend. He's a jolly old elf, don't you think?!
I hope that you have a wonderful evening! I am going to get back to work so that I have more to share with you in the coming days!

Monday, July 5, 2010

A new baby card

Hello my friends!
I am sharing a baby card with you that I created this morning. The recipient is going to receive it a little late...but, better late than never, right?! I hope she likes it!

The patterned paper I used is from Stampin' Up! I love using the letter beads on baby cards. They make me think of the old fashioned baby bracelets.

We saw wonderful fireworks last night from our own backyard. We weren't sure whether or not we would have a good view from here, since we have only been here a couple of months. It was our grandson, Bobby's first experience with watching fireworks. Their friends came over too with their 4 children. Seeing the world through a child's eyes makes you see everything differently.

Have a great day...especially if you have a day off today!


Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy 4th of July!

Good morning!
I hope that you rested up for your big independence Day celebrations. You want to be chipper tonight when it's time for the fireworks! Maybe that's all a reminder to me, as I sit writing my blog at 5:30 AM!

Today I am sharing 2 cards with you. Yes, I have been busy in my crafting studio. The first card I stamped a flower image from Inkadinkadoo clear stamps set called Pretty Flowers. I stamped it on vellum and then embossed the image. I added some jeweled brads for dimension and interest, over a pretty printed paper from the Fun in the Sun Summer Mat   Stack. I punched the corners of the card as well.

The second card is one of my favorite stamps. It's a group of hot air balloons. I like to stamp the image twice, color them with Prismacolor pencils, and then cut out the balloons on one of them.

I then take a couple of the balloons and use popdots to raise them over their matching balloon. This gives the card some dimension. I used a punch for the bottom edge too.
Have a wonderful day and remember that Freedom Isn't Free! Happy Birthday America!

Until tomorrow...

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Maybe this is your lucky day!

TA DA! Yes, I am making up for lost time! One more card for today, and then I promise that I will make you wait for more, OK? I am sharing a girly card that I thought came out kind of cute! Here it is:

What you can't see is that the shoe looks patent leather. It was embossed with red embossing powder. The ribbon and the pearls were in my stash. The metal edged tag that the shoe is mounted on is from Stampin' Up! The punch I used around the tag is from Martha Stewart.

I hope you are enjoying your holiday weekend so far!


Friday, July 2, 2010

Me again!!

I know, I'm not very consistant! I am here again to share another card with you. I am not sure if I will have a chance to post tomorrow, so I thought that I would get a head start.

This is one of the cards that I am making for a friend who placed a card order with me. I used Jolees golf set on this card I used paper from the metallic mat stack, and used an embossing folder to make the dimpled golf ball effect. I then cut it into a circle to make it look like a golf ball.

I hope you are having a great Friday night!


Happy Birthday, USA!

Happy 4th of July! I know that I am a couple of days early.

Instead of a nice patriotic card, I am sharing a baby card with you today. It is one that I made for my daughter-in-law to give at a baby shower. The idea came from Angel Wilde for Our Daily Bread designs. Mine is a little different from hers, but is the same general idea.

I hope that you and your family have a wonderful and safe holiday weekend!