Saturday, December 31, 2011
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
I hope to do an early retirement the first quarter of 2012, so we have been practising a 'vow of poverty'. Fun! But here is a card that was still on the camera, so I decided to get it onto the blog.
I find Outlines stamps beautiful to look at when others do them, but hard to do myself. I did a boy and a girl, and used printed papers so I wouldn't have to do so much intricate coloring.
Some doodads also helped the visual, rather than lots of glitter.
Some day I'll do an Outlines card as beautiful as the designers do, lol, but in the meantime these will have to suffice!
Friday, November 4, 2011
Quick stamp, cut, and color. Will have to be an A-6. Will look best on a printed background, so for 15 will need 4 pices of 12 x 12. I'll play around with that tomorrow. If we do 15 with finer coloring and some more detail, their payment will need to be to take Wes for the day, since it will take us that long, I bet, to put them together. I can cut and stamp here, then bring them to you to color and glue. Next weekend or a day this week ok with me.
Saturday, October 29, 2011
The Hemp is tied in knots, and look like spider legs when it is hanging around my neck.
Thursday, October 27, 2011
The outside sticker is from a million years ago, I had to put glue on the back since it was no longer sticky. The paper is from a Recollections Halloween pad. Martha Stewart glittery bats finish the outside-
Inside, an alcohol inked background with an Inkadinkadoo witch stamped on it- and some Memory Box papers with some more of Martha's bats.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
PTI ink is finally here!!! Yay!!! It is working perfectly for me, and I am so happy!!
A little close-up of some mottling, but that is the nature of the beast, so I expect it. This was the first use of Sweet Baby, and the third impression with the new stamps.
Monday, October 10, 2011
Friday, October 7, 2011
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
The first is the easiest- I used a Memory Box card and envie, a CB embossing folder that stopped near the bottom of the white layer, then stamped 'adorable' on the bottom right edge. Knot of ribbon and done!
Sunday, September 11, 2011
The rest of my list for tonight includes finishing the day with a beer and a little fire in the fire ring outside, finish a load of laundry, make 3 more baby cards, and post something to the blog. It's 7 pm, lol, and I want to be in bed by 8. What are the chances,lol lol lol??
Here's a quick boy card with my lovely new stork (The Stork Report by Whipper Snapper) that looks like a mailman. Hey wait! I guess he is supposed to be a Wall Street Stork (The Stock Report, get it? Sheesh...)
Saturday, August 27, 2011
I had this necklace waiting to be made, so that's what I did today- Acorns and Fall Leaves!
Monday, August 22, 2011
Thursday, August 11, 2011
I am so loving Memory Box papers, and have been buying whatever packs I can get my hands on, especially if they are pastel colors. The card base is a Memory Box card, I have a bunch of those, too, lol, and need to use them up!
The 'baby' is cut with a Boss Cut alphabet with Blueberry Sky paper. this car went together so easily I can't believe I didn't think of it before!
Friday, August 5, 2011
The challenge was to use a recent set from PTI, so I took photos of the little boys being space men on top of the car one morning, and teamed it up with Boy Basics: Out Of This World .
There is a die for the rocket ship of course, but not for the flames...curses!! There are a total of 8 sets of flames on the pages, lol, and they are not so easy to cut!!!
The Space Monkeys paper is by Reminisce, and matches the PTI Rocket just perfectly. I used some of the stickers and embellies as well from the set.
I colored the 8 ships with Copics and Spica glitter pens. The background paper is a green 12 x 12 from SU, and I took a little dotted wood backed stamp and went all around with Versamark, then embossed with clear embossing powder. The background photo layers are Harvest Gold and Summer Sunrise.
Saturday, July 30, 2011
Thursday, July 28, 2011
I am loving the $1.50 roses from Michael's, paired with a Spring Moss fern punch using the Martha Stewart punch.
Saturday, July 23, 2011
I have the camera with me, with pictures of cards on it, so will work at getting something uploaded tonight or early tomorrow... before all the Grands come and the world goes from just hot to hot and chaotic!
Good thoughts to all of you bearing the heat!
Saturday, July 9, 2011
Friday, July 8, 2011
This is so much prettier IRL then it looks here. The Memory Box paper is a soft pink, and the silk ribbon is so so so pretty! Those little paper roses are from the dollar bins at Michael's- except the dollar bins are now $1.50, lol!! The green layer is an old Anna Griffin print, and the base card is Papertrey's Sweet Blush.
The label is a Cuttlebug embossing and die cut at once set; this is my first use although I have had if for a few months. It's hard to cut just one at a time; there are several in the folder. The edges did not come out perfectly smooth, but a teensy bit of sanding took care of that- for a very pretty result!
It's a large label, which is why I bought the set- to accommodate some of the bigger sentiments from the PTI Inside and Out set. This way, I can layer them on the fronts of cards.
I'm also playing around today with a new photo editing program. Our PC has done the 'Critical Error! screen, and none of the programs are accessible. That leaves me with the laptop until the back to college sales come out. In addition, I took the photos outside- lol, when you live in the woods this is not such an easy task!
Sunday, July 3, 2011
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
3 pretty easy baby boy cards here-All with PTI's Spring Rain put through the older Cuttlebug baby emboss and dies set. The 'Welcome Baby' die comes with the set. The 'happy' die is from PTI's new words dies. 'New Baby' is a PTI stamp as well. Welcome, Little Baby is from their Baby Button Bits set, it has the word 'bee' on the end, but I cut that off, lol. Just little bits of leftovers here and there... and a wee bit of glue put on those die cuts very carefully!!
So here is a sweet little pea, one of my favorite images from Lockhart Stamps; I use it a lot! Just colored with Copics, layer on a New Leaf scalloped oval, place on some pea looking paper, tie a retired SU ribbon that matches New Leaf along the edge, add a PTI pea green button... and well... there you have it!
Sunday, June 26, 2011
I put the Larkspur image on Stamper's Select in Memento Onyx Black, then rubbed on Plum Pudding and Lavender Moon ink with a Q-tip. The green stem was done with a Copic, just a single color, no blending. I also stamped the word 'July' from the set off to the side.
I cut the image out with a Spellbinders Label die, and added some matching rhinestones on the die cut.
I layered the image on a piece of Memory Box paper with colors that match Plum Pudding and Lavender Moon, then stamped Birthday on a Spellbinders label and set that on two layered ribbons, and wrapped it around the patterned paper. I placed all of that onto a square of Plum Pudding paper.
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Isn't it sweet? That is New Leaf paper cut with a new punch. the bunnies, beleive it or not, are stamped with Ppaertrey's non-functioning Spring Rain ink. It functioned fine this time, lol!! It did seem to look better with Blueberry Sky paper, go figure- and that's a Michael's ribbon that matches New Leaf well enough.
Just got a punch in the gut- my brothers son who has multiple handicaps (and is 24 hour care) has just been denied funding for the rest of the year. That means he will be turned out of his 'school' on Friday, and must come home- with no care providers. He is over 18, and Social Security should be covering him, but who knows how these things work- not me. Apparently the money is funneled through the state, and the State of Maine has said no, sorry, we have no moeny. My brother is too shocked to explain to me how that works. My first response was 'let's go put him on the governor's steps with a sign that says 'homeless' and see how fast they send him back to school, since we have no legal obligation to care for him (since he is over 18). Ok, other than that, let's all gather our calendars and see how many days we can each give without losing our jobs. Monday, July 1, we will sit down together and figure out what the options are, and which of us will have to quit their job to care for him.
If any of you are going through this, or have been through this, can you let me know what the options are??
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Is it just me,or do you, too, find CAS cards some of the hardest to do? Seems like CAS is a misnomer, actually.
There's just two stamps on this card, but lining them up straight, and getting a good relationship is not easy! Not to mention getting a good coverage with embossing powder, lol lol lol!!
CS is PTI's Spring Rain and Lemon Tart. Ribbon (wide gingham is some of my favorite ribbon!) is from Joanns. The duck stamp is by Inkadinkado, the sentiment is from SU's Bursting With Joy.
The bow, by the way, was done with the Bow Easy I got from Gina K. I used her tip to tie a thread around the ribbon then put the bow on top to make it look like the bow was tied with the ribbon all in one move. Lol, it looks impressive even to me!
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
I bought the Art Impressions fat ladies stamp at the May Scrapbooking getaway, and have been waiting for the chance to use it. A birthday in July is just the thing!
I confess I colored it just like the picture that came with it, since I needed to color by numbers the first time. Now I have done that, I can do it differently next time. That's the way I work, usually an exact copy of something I have seen the first time, just to get the juices flowing.
How funny is that? The sentiment ends 'friend.', but I was able to make a little s pove the period and change friends to plural- phew! I drew the little martini glass freehand to get it the size I wanted. It was a bit nerve wracking to draw it, but it came out just fine! The red retired SU paper has some glitter on it, and is just so fun!