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!!

Another Sweet Pea

I had great plans of showing 4 cards today, lol. but Blogger is being a Booger- and says my photos can't load... well, I guess I won't complain about a free service, lol!

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

July Birthday

I don't have all of Papertrey's Year of Flowers series, but some day I will- I think I have all but 4, and recently I got the set of smaller ones. Unfortunately, that set arrived after I sent this card to the buyer- it would have been great with a little Larkspur in Versamark under the Birthday sentiment inside. Next time!

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.

Lastly I cut the word 'happy' from the new Wonderful Words dies. The words are very narrow, but I used the blue glue pen with the tiny tip to anchor it down. It needed more depth, so I added just a wee bit of sparkle to the centers of the flowers; a matching butterfly finished it off- Really pretty~ and I am so glad I got out these flowers again for birthday cards this month!!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Take Three: Spring Boy Bunnies

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

The hard CAS

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 keep checking my blog every day, and when there's no new post on it, I think I must be sick or away, lol... Ok, since I haven't posted in almost a month, I'm not sure what I am thinking I should see. So, I haven't been sick and I haven't been away- just can't get the time to photograph and edit and post and edit the post. Now that's a lame excuse, so here goes...

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!