Sunday, July 24, 2011

Acrylic Gesso Wash - Stampin Up!

Here is another card for papa using the Acrylic Gesso Wash technique from the June 07 newsletter with a tree stamp from Stampin Up!


Saturday, July 23, 2011

Cards for Papa - With and Without Collage

These are two cards that I made with the Try That Technique for this week...With and Without Collage.  I like the results...they are very different. 

I am making a box of cards for my husbands grandfather who is in the alzheimers ward of the NH Veterans Home.  He has been participating in activities where they take his picture.  He wants to send pictures to family and friends to let them know how he is doing.  He wanted me to buy him a cheap set of notecards...instead I decided to make some quick ones.  These are just simply mounted on a manila note card that I will stamp "Thinking of you" inside.


Saturday, July 16, 2011

Birthday Cards for Dad

Today is my husbands birthday.  I made these cards (1 for me and 1 for my son)...

The first is his dad card.  The digi image is from Dustin Pike colored with copics.  The bubble background is from the TJ newsletter Emboss or Die CD called Glimmered Textures. Sentiment is from Gina K Designs.

This one is my card to by DH.  I love this image from Karens Doodles.  It seems I make him a lot for my hubby.  He is colored with copics as well.  I got the saying from an online poetry site.  (inside says: Mind if I have a Lick?....LMBO)...  The background is, of course, from the TJ newsletter called Ghost in the Shadow.  It is hard to see in the picture but looks great IRL...

Anywho, better get ready for dinner...have a wonderful evening and TFL...

House Mouse - Glimmering Silk - Special Friend

I did this card for my friend.  It reminded me of someone who has a lot to carry. 

The background is done using the TJ newsletter Glimmering Silk technique.

The stamp is from house mouse.  The strawberry stamp is from Magnolia.  I colored him with copics and cut him out with my spellbinders.  I used my bow easy for the bow.


Thursday, July 14, 2011

House Mouse Christmas - Out of the Box

Another Christmas card done...and having a blast doing them.  This is a cute little house mouse design that just screems for winter warmth.  I used a Stampin Up! sentiment that I thought was perfect.  He is colored with copics.  The DP is from Bo Bunny that I had in my stash for a long time. I was going to use it as a scrapbook page background but it screamed at me to be used.

I used the TJ Newsletter "Out of the Box" technique.  This is one I use frequently as it allows for more of the background to be used and POPS the image I think.  I also used ribbon that I got from paper tempress and my bow easy to make the double bow.

TFL...have a great day!!!!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Faux Marble - Magnolia Stamp

Here is my card for this weeks Try That Technique, Faux Marble.  I colored Tilda with distress inks. Sentiment is from Stampin Up!  The poinsettia is a doohickeys die from magnolia.  I stickled the swirls from Quickutz. 

I am entering this into the ABC Christmas Challenge - "N is for No Nonsense".


Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Telescoping Card - Doodle Pantry - Non Stick Color

I have been seeing a lot of these and they were screaming at me to try my hand.  Here is my first one.  I am entering this into the Doodle Pantry challenge , everyone who plays gets free digis.  I colored the bird & rose with copics.  I also used another TJ technique...non stick color...a fav of mine.

Here is the closed pic:

Here is the open pic:

Card Deets:
stamps:  I brake for stamps (rose) - doodle pantry (digi bird & sentiment) - hero arts (flowers/butterfly)
Ink:  memento black & distres ink broken china & faded jeans
copics:  R89, 85, 83, 81, YG67, 63, 03 & B06, 04, 02, 01, 00, 0000

Thanks for looking :)

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Lady in Red - DigiDarla - Out of the Box Spotlight

Here is a christmas card that I am entering into the DigiDarla - Lady in Red Challenge.  The digi is from DigiDarla colored with copics.  I used distress inks (tumbled glass, broken china and faded jeans).  I used wild honey on the circle.  This is a great technique from the new TJ Newsletter.  TFL

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Tilda - Out of the Box Christmas

Here is another christmas card I made trying out my new coloring medium...distress ink pads.  I am taking a class and what a great way to practice.  I got some new magnolia stamps that screamed for me to paint them.  I used my fiskars doily punch and distress pads to make them vintage.  The snowflakes are rub-ons from stampin up!  I used the out of the box technique from the TJ Newsletter.

Did a little bit of organizing my unmounted and clear stamps.  I need to start organizing my room...I hate clutter.

Hope you have a great fourth of July.  Have a great weekend.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Christmas - Cuttlebug Highlights

Working my way through my Christmas cards I used this magnolia stamp that i love.  She is colored with copic markers.  The snowball she is sitting on is a bubble stamp that I morphed into a snowball.  I used crystal effects to make is pop out a bit.  The snowflakes were cut out with my cricut.  I sprayed them with glimmer mists (tumbled glass, dazzling diamonds) and the top layer got a healthy dose of Icicle Stickles.  The swirl is a die cut from Quikutz and stickled.

The blue boxes and top are cuttlebug highlights from the TJ newsletter

I have been lurking on the Feline Playful site for challenges.  They are AWESOME.  I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Bling It On - Anything Goes
Just Magnolia - Anything Goes
Creative Craft World - Christmas In June
For Fun - Christmas

Thanks for stopping by and have an awesome Fourth of July :)
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