Monday, August 26, 2013
Yesterday morning I received an e-mail from a fellow Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City (BCBSKC) retiree. He had been in the hospital for almost a month recovering from triple bypass surgery and some other stomach issues (it quit working).
So not having any manly get well cards on hand, I grabbed some Taylor Expressions die cuts and made the above card for Bert.
I went to the hospital yesterday to see Bert and give him this card. He was very happy to see me and I was very glad I took the time to go see him.
He looks like he's well onto the road to recovery and I'll definitely be remembering him in my prayers.
Take care everyone and God bless!
Friday, August 23, 2013
Today's card was made for a lady who wanted a Hawaiian themed card for a special Aunt.
I used Flip Flop Tilda from Magnolia stamps. She was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copics. I then cut her out and placed her onto a panel of paper from Graphic 45 Tropical Travelogue paper. I also cut out the flower swag at the top.
I really do love this card.
Thanks for looking, have a great day, and God bless!
Thursday, August 22, 2013
Good morning everyone!
Now that last week's craft show is over I have promised myself I would ink all of Prima doll stamps and either create a tag or a card using them. As always I am inspired my what I see on Pinterest.
This card was inspired by a pin on Pinterest. I loved it when they used the designer paper with the moon in the window. That paper is from last year's Graphic 45 Halloween Haunts. On the other side of the paper with the moon is the purple paper that I used as wall paper for this 4 by 9 card.
I colored the Prima doll's skin, hair, and shoes using my Copic markers. Her dress is paper from This year's Graphic 45 Steampunk 6 x 6 paper pad.
The witch's hat is a die cut from Cheery Lynn. The window is a die cut called Small Madison Window and it's from Poppy stamps. The cat is a also a die cut from Poppy stamps. The broom is a die cut from the latest release of Memory Box.
This card is on display at Ink, Paper, Rubber store in downtown Overland Park, KS. I'll probably make at least one more to have on hand at a craft show at Piper Elementary school in early October.
It's time to hit the craft desk and make some more items. Have a great day everyone. Take care and God bless!
Thursday, August 15, 2013
Earlier this week I contacted some friends at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City to let them know that I would be at the Caring Program for Children craft show tomorrow, Friday, August 16th. I told them that if anyone needed a special card made to let me know and I would try to have it ready for the craft show.
I received a request from one lady to make a card for a couple celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary. What an awesome achievement for that couple!
This morning I made the above card. Before I began the card I looked on the internet to find out if there was a special color for 65 years of marriage and there was and it's sky blue. I then found some blue paper (I hope it's sky blue). I used the Catalina Wreath die cut, the typewriter numbers, and the birds from Memory Box to decorate the card.
I then stamped the sentiment "Anniversary Blessings" in Bashful Blue ink from Stampin' Up. Inside the card using the same ink, I stamped the sentiment: "Your Anniversary is a time to celebrate the beauty & blessing of enduring love. May you share that gift more today than ever before!". Both sentiments are from Sweet & Sassy stamps.
Well back to my craft desk as I still need to create more inventory of cards for upcoming craft shows. I also have one more special card to make that will be a Hawaiian themed birthday card for someone who will be celebrating their 70th birthday.
Take care all and God bless!
For the birds, I added some sparkly white fluff for a little texture.
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Yesterday when I was at Ink, Paper, Rubber in Overland Park, KS, I ask Jen if she had anyone to make tags or cards using the Prima doll stamps. She said she didn't and was happy that I offered to make some for the store.
Here's my first tag for the store. I just finished it up earlier today and it's at the store on display.
I stamped the Prima doll stamp onto some Blend-It Express paper with Memento Tuxedo black ink. I then stamped the dress part of the stamp onto some Graphic 45 Steampunk paper. I cut out both the doll and the paper. I colored the skin, hair, belt, and shoes with my Copic markers. (Skin E11, E00, and E000; Hair: E37, E35, and E33; shoes and belt 100).
I covered the Prima tag with some Graphic 45 Halloween paper from last year. At the bottom of the tag is a strip of paper from October's paper in the Graphic 45 Place in Time. I then cut the moon out using a Spellbinder's die cut. To mimic the bats across the moon on the strip of paper at the bottom, I cut three bats using the Memory Box bat die cut from last year. I also added some Glossy Accents to the doll's belt and shoes.
Next week I'm hoping to design some Christmas tags using the Prima dolls, but I first have to get a couple of orders for cards completed and complete making some cards for a craft show this Friday.
Take care everyone and God bless!
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
I know I've been missing in action for a little bit. Tuesday evening, July 30th, I fell in my drive way and really did a number to the right side of my face. My glasses broke and part of them made some cuts above and below the eye that required stitches (two above and three below). I'm very blessed that my eye wasn't injured and that I didn't break anything. One weird part of the fall was that my left ring finger was severely bruised, but at least it wasn't broken. My stitches have been removed and I'm pretty well healed. I'm just waiting on my new glasses to arrive. Right now all I have is the left lens in my glasses, but I can see okay. In fact, I've been driving myself, but I limited myself to local roads, though I have ventured on to the interstate twice.
Here's a card that I did for my sister-in-laws Thank you card order. It features the fresh foliage die cut from Memory Box. I used slate grey paper from Stampin' Up. The flowers and the butterfly were punched from K & Company scraps. The Thanks sentiment is from Hero Arts.
I've got an order of a couple of Thank You cards from my massage therapist. I also have a craft show at Blue Cross on August 16th, so I better get back to card making.
Thanks for looking, take care, and God bless!