Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Monday, March 29, 2010
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In My Minds Eye Creations blog to get the details on how to win this wonderful candy (that is if I don't win it first!). Just click the link I provided and it will take you there. The winner will be chosen April 22. Oh and while you're there, take a peak at the pretty cards Kadie has posted. She's a very talented lady.
Saturday, March 27, 2010
I have to admit that I made this card last fall and have never posted it. Such a shame because I like this card - something to do with the colors and the coloring of the image itself. The image is a digital stamp from Mo Manning's creations that can be found here. I love her work and this one is a favorite of mine.
I started by coordinating the Copic marker colors for the image with the background paper that I wanted to use from Cosmo Cricket. I use my Spellbinders Nestibilities dies to cut out the image and the background panel.
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Thursday, March 25, 2010
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Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Well this year I went for a jeans theme. This is one of my favorite stamps from Judikins. I stamped it using SU Buckeroo Blue ink on Buckeroo cardstock and stamped it twice. The second one I used to cut out the pocket only and mounted it on the other stamped image and punched two brads at the top corners of it.
For the hankerchief, I used a SU paisley stamp on Real Red cardstock and embellished it with my white gel pen. The twine belt was threaded through the belt loops by cutting small slits on each belt loop sides. The word stamp is from AMuse.
I dressed up the inside by using another pocket with a tag insert that says have a great birthday.
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Stamps: Judikins "Jeans 1701J", AMuse
Cardstock: SU Creamy Caramel, Real Red, Buckaroo Blue; PTI Enchanted Evening
Ink: SU Buckeroo Blue, PTI Enchanted Evening
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Stamps: SU Trendy Trees, AMuse Happy Retirement
Paper: SU Mellow Moss, Ruby Red, Close to Cocoa, Cosmo Cricket
Ink: SU Mustard, Ruby Red, Cocoa, Moss
Accessories: Rhinestones, Corner rounder punch
Thursday, March 18, 2010
I crack up every time I see this digital image from Mo Manning. Isn't he the cutest with his cheeks so puffy with all the food in them?
There are so many darling digital images from the talented Mo at Digital Pencil Too, her online store.
I never thought I'd like digital stamps but I really like them for several reasons - you can size them to whatever size your project calls for, you can instantly use them after you download them with no waiting for that pesky mail. (Really I'm not that impatient - only when it involves new stamps or card making supplies!)
This image was fun to color using my Copic markers. I cut out the image and layered them on the card. To make the little critter stand out, I colored a second image of him and cut out the top half of his "body" and popped it with a dimensional.
The cardstock and pattern papers are all from Stampin' Up.
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Wednesday, March 17, 2010
This digital image from Mo Manning is a totally accurate depiction of my daughter Hilary (Hilly). So when I saw this I knew it would be perfect for her.
I just love the carefree, relaxed, day-dreamy look. I can imagine the words "whatever..." rolling off her lips like my Hilly says when absorbed in her own important thoughts!
I colored the image with Copic markers and edged the image panel with my copper metallic marker. The background swirls are Papertrey Ink as well as the embossed daughter stamp at the bottom. Stampin Up cardstock was used - Bordering Blue, Creamy Caramel and PTI Enchanted Evening blue.
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Monday, March 15, 2010
I made this card for my dad when he was in the hospital a couple months ago. I loved the paper because it reminded me of colors my dad wears. Both the stripe and pattern papers used here are from S.E.I. and have metallic copper accents that make them glimmery - hard to see in this photograph.
The stamps are from Papertrey Ink - Button Bits. I use this stamp set a lot - it makes a quick image and let's face it, who doesn't love buttons especially when used like this?
The cardstock used is PTI Enchanted Evening (blue), Stamping Up Really Rust and Creamy Caramel. Buttons are Stampin' Up!
Sunday, March 14, 2010
So, last night I practically pulled an all-nighter working on updating my blog look. I found this wonderful background and template from Leelou Blogs - I just love it. It comes with the post separators, header, layout and design and was very easy to install.
So while I was on a blog-roll, I thought I'd upload several cards that never made it out of my camera. And this card is one of them.
I made this card for my sweet niece Jenny and it reminds me of her. There is a picture of her sitting like this with "Grandpa" when she was younger. She was just the cutest darn thing. So when I saw this stamp from High Hopes, I thought it was perfect for the occasion.
I colored the image with my Copic markers, cut it out, along with the other High Hopes images used here, then popped them with dimensionals.
Jenny really appreciates the cards I make and I don't think this one disappointed her. Love you Jenny!