Saturday, May 23, 2009

DANG - I found some time to make some cards.

Work has been my life and I never seem to find any time to really sit and make any cards. Found some time yesterday to get a couple of cards done. Have a few birthdays and a graduation that I needed to make some cards for. I was suppose to be on vacation yesterday but ended up working 8 hours of my time off. Somehow that just doesn't seem right. But during some of the conference calls that I had, was able to putz around and get some of the cards done. It was great.

This card I made for Cathy's sister-in-law. I am hoping that it will make her smile. She has cancer. I used my nestabilities to make the frame. The stamp is one of those wonderful kids sayings from Inkadinkado. I have a bunch of these now and just love them. The little girl is Eat Cake Graphics and I colored her with pencils. The background paper is Basic Grey.
Made this card for my nephew's graduation. I finally broke down and bought some of those Cuttlebug Embossing thingies. I found some paper at a stamping show last weekend that has a colored core. Works very well for a light sanding. The stars are Purple Onion Designs and I just rolled up a bit of scrap paper for the diploma. This was an easy card.

This card is for my adopted Dad. He is actually Tina's Dad but I love her parents so much that I have kinda adopted them as my second set of parents. I often tell Tina that they like me better than her. The alpha is Purple Onion Designs and the hand is - hmmmmm - I can't remember. I think Tina gave it to me. I just punched out squares and stamped on them. Happy Birthday Dad!!!

This card is for one of the gals that works for me. I have made her several cards with Basset Hounds. She has four of them and is very involved in Basset Rescue. I found this awesome picture on the Internet. The stamp is another one of the Inkadinkado Kids Sayings. I used a Sizzix die for the background. The package is Purple Onion Designs. The balloons I cut out from the background paper.

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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

A Normal Card

Well I tired to do a normal card. You know what I mean. If you look at the cards I have posted recently they are more on the humor, fun and quirky side. Haven't done a normal card for quite some time. I think I need some practice.

I have no clue who makes the tulip stamp. Got it in a swap. Stamped with white ink on black paper and then colored with pencils. I really like this look. The Birthday Wishes is Purple Onion Design.
This was made for one of the gals that works for me. She lives in New Mexico.
Coloring on white ink stamped on black cardstock is super easy. I used Primsacolor pencils and just added the color directly over the ink. I started with the lightest shades first and then added the highlight colors, finishing off with the darkest shades last. Make sure that the ink is completely dry. I found that Stampin Up Whisper White Craft Ink works the best.

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Monday, May 11, 2009


Happy Birth Day. Found a few minutes this weekend to finish up a card that needs to go in the mail this week. It seems harder and harder to find those few minutes anymore to sit and be creative. I am trying to figure out why my life has gotten so busy lately. No luck with that yet. For this card, I did some masking and colored with Copics. The stamps are Purple Onion Designs (confetti and cupcake) Eat Cake Graphics (the three puppies) and Leave Memories (the alphabet). Did a little glitter accent on the confetti and the candle flame. Rounded the corners with a Zutter corner rounded, thank you most kindly Ms. Tina. I really like this tool.
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Sunday, May 3, 2009

Tommorow is National Scrapbook Day and Purple Onion Designs has a little sale planned. This is the first time POD has ever offered this sale. Get ready...40% off ALL alphabets. Also included are few other stamps that are great for scrapping. These additional stamps are 40% - 60% off. You can view all the sale here.

Check it out. You can't go wrong with these stamps.