Thursday, April 28, 2011

Orange you sweet!

i recently purchased some Purple Onion Designs stamps and couldn't wait to put them to use! These stamps are from the Citrus set - sooo cute!
The scan isnt the best - and there is some kind of spot on the orange that isn't there in real life (i have no idea what happened there) but i think you get the idea. I stamped the background in versamark and used white embossing powder. I stamped the sentiment on a piece of white cardstock I embossed using my Scor-Pal (i just trimmed the end with my scissor to create the little flag-like edge). I stamped the half orange on some cardstock and then i colored it with prismacolor pencils and used the mcpt technique. Finally, I used Glossy Accents from Ranger to coat the half orange. I haven't been as pleased with a card I've made in a long time. Hope you're all having a good week!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

mr & mrs

my son went to a wedding this past saturday and mentioned he needed a card. that's all i needed to hear :-) i probably could've spent a little more time but it did the trick. i used nestabilites and a stampin up set Together Forever as well as the coordinating wheel (for the background).
have a good one!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter

Here are some Easter cards I made using the same set as yesterday - Friendship Jar: Spring Fillers from Papertrey Ink. I also used Background Basics: Gingham and some Memory Box papers, Nestabilities, and my prismacolor pencils.

Oh I almost forgot - I made a few cards for my sister's kids. Little cards using stamps from the Papertrey set which I colored with copics for the background as well as the egg and chick image i colored with pencils.
Happy Easter everyone!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

you've got mail

so i mentioned i've been making some cards. here's one i made using a set from Papertrey Ink" Friendship Jar - Spring Fillers It's a great set - very versatile (and i love versatile). i had some ribbon, cardstock and a piece of patterned paper i thought worked well.
i'll be back with some more cards tomorrow

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

I love a book

and if you love books - OLD books in particular - and you like to sketch, journal - heck even keep lists ( i love lists) you will absolutely LOVE ex libris anonymous
As it was my darling daughter's birthday yesterday (i cannot believe she is 20 years old!) I bought one of these as a sketchbook for her (she's an art student and goes thru a lot of sketchbooks!). When it arrived I have to admit I had to force myself to wrap it up - I wanted to keep it for me! LOL They take the old book and spiral bind the covers, adding blank pages - but they retain some of the original pages, illustrations etc (you can read more about it on their website) - it is so wonderful! I think I will be buying one (maybe more) for myself very soon.
Obviously I have been absent from the blog for a few months. It has been a tough couple of months and I feel most fortunate to have some very special friends and my wonderful family who lent emotional support - thanks so very much!. I'm trying to get back into the swing of things. I even made a couple of cards (gasp!) Hopefully I'll share something soon.