Monday, June 27, 2011

Birthday card for Jim L.

For once I've got a card completed almost a week early for a birthday. My friend, Jim Lundy, has a birthday on July 3rd. He won't be in town, but I wanted to surprise him with this card before he heads east to spend some vacation time with his family.

This is a Mo Manning digital image called It's Hot. It's been colored with Copics. I computer generated the two sentiments. The fish on the second page is from a set from Inkadinkado.

The base card is Bazzill and all designer papers are from Echo Park Summer Days paper pad.

I can just see Jim after and Buster (Jim's beagle) hitting the wading pool after going for a walk. Video images from Toby's Keiths song Trailerhood come to mind :)

I used some Glitter Mist glaze (Icicle) on the water and on the goggles added some Crystal effects.

That's it for today. I doubt I post tomorrow as I have a card delivery to make and then my best friend and I are getting together to do some 4th of July cards. Dinner time will be at Famous Dave's. We're stretching out Liz's birthday which was the 22nd.

Hello Dear Thank You card

Good Morning Everyone!

It was a little noisy this morning with severe thunderstorms in the area. Now they're gone and it's going to be a beautiful day!

Today's card features an adorable Slapstick stamp from Penny Black called "Hello Dear". It's been stamped using Memento Tuxedo black ink and colored with Copics. The white base card (4 1/4 X 5 1/2) is from Georgia Pacific. The green card stock is from Bazzill. The designer paper is from Echo Park called Summer Days.

I added Crystal Affects to the water below the watering can. I used Liquic Pearls Silver Pearl on the screws on the watering can, Ocean Blue on the button on the one mouse's strap, and I used Cantaloupe for the center of the flowers.

The Thank You stamp is from Hero Arts and the three jewels are from Doodlebug Designs.

I hope everyone receives many blessings today!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Once Upon A Time

I have this card in my mind for awhile now as an anniversary card, but two things had to happen before it finally was completed. One, for me to decide on a card layout (the layout is very similiar to one that Julie Case did in her Magnolia class last week}. Two, was that the Just Magnolia blog announced their challenge for this week had to include butterflies.

I stamped the Magnolia stamp image of Tilda Blowing Hearts onto Blend It - Express paper with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored the image with Copics (list of Copics used will be at the end of this post). I computer generated the sentiment. Designer papers are from Lime Twist. All solid papers are Bazzill. I used an Eyelet circle Nestability and two circle Nestabilities. The ribbon is from May Arts. The rhinestones are from Hero Hues. The butterfly is a Martha Stewart punch. I did do limitied distressing with Ranger Distress ink...Tea Dye.

Copics used:
Skin: E01, E00, E000, E0000
Hair: E35, E33, E31, E50
Dress: RV66, RV63, RV000
Wings: BG10, BG00, BG000, Stickles Stardust
Socks: RV02, RV000

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Stamper's Ink Make n Takes today

Hi all! I went to Stamper's Ink in Shawnee Mission, KS earlier today to do the make n takes. On the Stamper's Ink blog site, Tanya, the store admits that she copied the design from the from of the current issue of Stamp It magazine. That card was one layer and in my humble opinion, too plain for me. So I made the white layer slightly smaller added ribbon and used turquoise card stock as the 4 1/4 X 5 1/2 card base. Now I love the card! The bird feather is on a set from Inkadinkado. It is stamped in Versafine Majestic blue. A Kaiser Company rhinestone in cobalt blue is on each feather. The Thank You sentiment is from Hero Arts.

I loved the purple "you make me smile" card just as it was so I didn't make any changes. The butterflies are on a different set of clear stamps from Inkadinkado. The butterflies are stamped in Versafine Imperial Purple. Stardust stickles were added to several of the butterflies. I'm not sure if the company name that produced the "you make me smile" sentiment.

Enjoy your Saturday everyone! And if you're in the KC area, head over to Stamper's Ink to make these adorable cards.

Friday, June 24, 2011

New home card

My sister-in-law, Dixie, is a real estate agent. She has asked me to make her some cards she could send to her customers after they purchase a home from her. This is one of my first designs for her review.

The sentiment stamp is from Northwoods stamps. The paper is from Pink Paislee and is from their Hometown Summer collection.

The base card is white cardstock from Georgia Pacific. The base card measures 4 1/4 by 5 1/2.

I've use Labels 4 to cut the stamped sentiment and the matting behind it. The green card stock is Bazzill. The three red pearls are from Hero Hues.

BFF birthday card for Liz

Good morning everyone!

Today's card is for my best friend, Liz, whose birthday was June 22nd. We've been friends for 30+ years. One hobby we share is paper crafting and especially making cards.

To me, this image by Mo Manning (stamp produced by Stamping Bella) is perfect for this card. It's call BFF (Best Friends Forever). The sentiment is also by Stamping Bella. The Happy Birthday stamp I used is from Hero Arts.

The BFF image was stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copics. The list of the Copics I used will be at the end of this post. I used Blend It - Express paper for the image.

I used the largest Label 3 Nestability to die cut the image. Since I used the largest die cut from that group, I had to draw around it on a piece of purple card stock and cut it out to mat the image.

The solid cardstock (white, turquoise, purple) are from Bazzill. The designer paper is from Lime Twist and is from a paper pack named Happy Go Lucky.

The flowers are from Michaels. I used Glimmer Mist glaze to add glitter to the flowers. I used Icicle on the purple flower and All that Jazz on the turquoise flowers. The pearls and rhinestones are from Hero Hues. I put just a touch of diamond Stickles on the heart on the purse. Since the pictures were taken, I've added Crackle Accents to the grey purse. I hoping after it dries, the purse will looked like leather.

Enjoy your Friday everyone and God's Blessings to each and everyone of you!

Copics used: B06, B05, B04, B01, B000, V06, V04, V01, V0000, E35, E33, E31, Y11, YG03, C5, C3, C1.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Riley for baby girl

Every now and then something in a magazine kicks off my mojo (not Mojo my Shih Tzu) and I make a card based on that something. Today it was a baby's bib.

I loved the idea of taking the Eyelet circle Nestability and cutting it to look like a baby's bib.

My back ground paper is the plain reverse side of a Tutu dotted swiss card stock from Bo Bunny. The brown card stock has been embossed using a Cuttlebug folder that shows baby clothes (note to self, highlight the embossing next time with white ink). I then dug out my baby Riley stamp. I used five Copic colors for this image; E31, E33, E37, R20, and R00. The ribbon is from my stash. The Congratulations stamp is from Hero Arts as well as the rhinestones on each side of the Congratulations.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

3rd post for today

Isn't this card precious? It's another card designed by Julie Case from the Scrapbook Page for her Copic 101 class earlier this month. My only change was to add the yellow pearls at the bottom.

I just saw pictures of one of my great nieces at her dance recital. I think this card would be perfect for her. Now do I send it to her now or wait for a birthday?

The stamp is from Stampavie and is called Summer Ballerina. I think one of the cool things we did was to unravel a piece of ribbon and wrap it onto the card. Julie thinks of so many creative things!

I glittered the tutu, wings, and the large star.

Copics used:
B0000: wings
E00, E0000: skin
G00, G0000: tutu
G0000, G00: tights (G00 at upper edge of tights)
G00: Ballet slippers
E33, E53: hair
Y11, Y00: large star
Y00, RV00, E53: shell belt trim
E33, E53: floor

2nd of three posts

This card is one that Julie Case from the Scrapbook Page originally designed. However, I did a few things different for my card. Instead of centering the image and the background paper, I shifted it to the far right and added the three Hero Hues red pearls to the left. I thought the image was perfect for telling someone you miss them. Wouldn't this be a fun card to send to a camper or to someone heading out of town for school? I also added Cracked Accents to the swing.

The tree swing stamp is from Stampendous. I'm not sure of the company that produced the sentiment stamps. It's a cling stamp on set with many sentiments called Essential Sentiments.

Copics that were used are:

YG23, YG01: leaves
E25, E33, E53, tree trunk and branches
E25: rings holding swing on branch
R24, E33: Swing seat
YG03: airbrushed grass under tree
BG13: airbrushed background

First of three posts tonight

Even though I haven't been posting, I've been making cards. The above picture shows the four cards that I did at the Bold Backgrounds class at Archiver's. My best friend, Liz, and I were in a class last Tuesday night at the Archiver's in the northern part of Kansas City, Mo. It was a small class...only three of us and the instructor. With that small of a class we each got individual attention and we were done in less than two hours. They also were playing a CD of some music that made the crafting even more fun as we caught ourselves singing along or trying to remember who the artist was. I even added comments about the music on the evaluation form...I bet they don't get good comments about the music very often.

I'm not sure I like using paints on my stamps. Seems like too much work...especially when you have to clean them almost immediately after stamping. I think I'll choose papers in the appropratie colors and inks to match from now on. My way is definitely less messy. However, I'm a technique junkie and I've got try everything at least once.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Another Anniversary card

I thought this cute image from Lili of the Valley stamps would be cute on an anniversary card. I love the designer paper that I found. It is from Graphic 45. The base card is 5 3/4 X 5 3/4 and is white Bazzil paper. So is the green.

The image was stamped on Blend It - Express paper. I used Memento Tuxedo black to stamp it and colored with Copic markers.

Skin: E00, E0000
Dress, Socks and Bow: R22, R21, R20
Girl's Hair: E53, E50, Y11
Boy's Hair: E33, E31, E30
Boy's Shirt: E67, Y28
Girl's Shoes: E35, E33, E31
Boy's Shoes: C5, C3, C1

I also added some Hero Hues pink pearls to the four corners and at the bottom of the oval. The ribbon is a beautiful pink velveteen ribbon that has lace on the reverse. I'm sorry I don't know the manufacturer, but I did buy it at the Scrapbook Page in Shawnee Mission, KS.

Blessings to all for this week!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Anniversary card

Last week I purchased the Copic Coloring Guide published by Annie's Attic. I fell in love with the card on page 24 designed by Colleen Schaan. The card in the book is a Thank You card, but I made it into an anniverary card as I have several requests for Happy Anniversary cards.

My coloring is the same as the designer of the card. Copics used are E11, E18, R43, R46, YG17, Y32, Y38. My designer paper is from Pink Paislee and is from a pad called Hometown Summer. I added Star Dust stickles to the butterflies and three yellow pearls from Hero Hues.

The base card is black cardstock from Bazzil. The base card is 5 3/4 by 5 3/4.

The image is a digital stamp from CC Designs. I'm not sure of the company for the Happy Anniversary stamp as it's been along time since I had it and I'm sure it was in a set with a few other wood mounded sentiments.

If you are collector card magazines/books like I am and you love your Copic markers, then the Copic Coloring Guide is a must for your library. I'm sure I'll be completing some of the other cards featured in the book (some will show up here on my blog) and I've been utilizing my plastic to buy the stamps featured!

Blessings to all!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Meeting Dixie's requests

Dixie called me this morning and requested a retirement card for a teacher friend whose party is tonight. She told me a little bit about her friend so I designed the bottom card for her.

The top card is one that I saw at Archiver's that I thought would be perfect for some of my nieces to give to their dads who golf.

Both cards use a golf bag stamp that is from Northwoods stamps.

The golf bag image was stamped on both cards using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copics.

The "For You" in the top card used an embossing pad and Vintage Photo distress embossing powder. I outlined the image in Tea Dype Distress Ink. That stamp and the golf ball, hole, and flag are also from Northwoods Stamps.

The green and the "Goodbye" sentiment are from Your Next Stamp company. All other words have been hand printed.

I masked the golf bag image to stamp the 18th green stamp which is from Your Next Stamp company. This was my first attempt at masking. Everyone told me it was easy. It was. It is tedious cutting out the image to be masked, but oh well.

Copics used on the green golf bag card were: YG67, YG63, YG03, YG01, YG00. On the clubs on that card I used, E33, E31, and E30 (the woods) and on the drivers, I used C01 and C00.

Copics used on the "Goodbye Tension" are:

Golf Bag: R85, R83, R81

Woods: E35, E33, E31, E30

Drivers: C1, C00

18th Green: YG87, YG63, YG03, YG01, and YG00

Maggie Sunday

One of my favorite blogs to visit, especially on Sunday is
Every Sunday from Magnolia-licious online store they offer free Magnolia stamps and it's so easy to try and win. Just scroll down to the blue frog and enter. You don't have to have a blog. Today's offering is below:

This week Magnolia-licious is offering two of the sweetest stamps from The brand new Sweet Rainbow Collection ! These are both so cute!!! Hugo the Snail and Seeding Tilda are this week's special prize!!! Aren't they just the most darling things you have ever seen?!?!?! If you haven't checked out all of the stamps, both regular and MINI from the new Collection that Diana has available right now, just pop on over to Magnolia-licious So many cuties and so little time!!! lol

Monday, June 6, 2011

Internet is back

I'm so grateful to my internet back on my desktop. You can only do so much on your phone and one of the things I couldn't do was upload pictures of cards to my blog and to Splitcoast. It's also hard to track all of my favorite blogs without my desktop internet too.

Today's card is one I completed last week just in time to go in a donation to help sponsor the Rod Rodger's Memorial Golf tournament that supports research to stop Pancreatic Cancer. This was my first time participating as a sponsor and a volunteer. I look forward to doing it again.

Riley Golfing is from Riley and Company, the golf background is from your next stamp, and the sentiment is from Viva Las Vegas Stamps. I believe the designer paper is from a paper pad by Echo Park. If it's not, I'll edit this post later.

My donation of six cards went in to the All For Her Basket that was raffled on Friday, June 3rd. I hope whoever won the basket enjoys the cards.