Saturday, February 20, 2016

A Few New Cards

It's been months since my last post, I know.  I almost wasn't sure I would be able to keep up with any posts this year.  School, kids and life has kept me busy so I just haven't had the time to sit and create, or post, like I did previously.  Today I am just sharing with you a few cards I made recently and have also added to my ETSY shop.  I hope you enjoy them!






And, finally, this one uses the Saturated Canary image, Zoe.

Three great artists and a lot of joy to color.  Thanks for staying with me through my very long hiatus and I'm glad you stopped by!



Monday, October 12, 2015

Finally!

Well, I've finally had the mojo to make a few new cards and now I have a few seconds to post them.  It's been a very busy month and a half since my last post!

I have two card I am sharing with you today using and image from Saturated Canary, Hairy Situation and one from Scrapper's Delight, Princess.

This first one is the Scrapper's Delight image, Princess. I originally colored her for a Kit and Clowder challenge on FB, but I just never got around to posting her.  So here she is now, all colored with my copic markers, dolled up with my Stickles and embellished with Spellbinder's dies, Wild Orchid and Prima flowers, a Martha Stewart Punch and some rhinestones.


Here is a little closer look at the image.


The next is the Saturated Canary image, Hairy Situation.  I have always loved this image and think it is a great way to practice coloring hair!


More Spellbinder's dies, flowers and punches for this little lady!  Another close up as well.


Well, that's it for me.  I hope to be back soon, these long periods of time between posts are just too much!  I hope you are having a fabulous day!
Thanks so much for stopping by,


Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Happy Birthday Grandpa!

Hi everyone!  Today I am posting another birthday card, this time for my father-in-law.  He is an avid gardener, an expert in fact, and he owns several John Deere products, including a gator.  I included one in my card for fun.  The image is a Little Miss Muffet Digital Stamp called Maurice, Ready for Business.


I used copic markers to color the image and went to Google images to get the picture of the gator.  The Happy Birthday stamp is one that I have had in my stash for quite some time  and the clouds are made using a Fiskars Punch.  The background was made using the same punch and my airbrush while the grass was made using a metal die.  I gave his glasses a little shine using glossy accents.


That's it for me today.  I'm off to hopefully spend at least a little time cleaning my craft room.  Happy first day of September!
Thanks so much for stopping by,


Thursday, August 27, 2015

Birthdays

Hi everyone!  Today I am posting a few cards that I made for my niece and nephews birthdays this past month.  They are teenagers, so you can imagine how hard it is to make cards for them.  The first card uses an image from Tiddly Inks, Wryn Swinging By.  The second is an image from Mo's Digital Pencil, Zoom.  This one was for my nephew as he turned 16 this year, yikes!


I colored this cutie using copic markers and embellished it using Wild Orchid Flowers, Spellbinder's dies and Martha Stewart punches.  The Happy Birthday sentiment stamp is from an old Unity Stamp company Kit of the month.


My niece can be a daredevil so I thought this image would be cute for her.


This image was also colored using copic markers and embellished using Spellbinder's dies and EK Success Punches.  The 16 was cut on my Silhouette machine.



I hope you all are enjoying the end of the summer!  It's back to school for me soon!
Thanks so much for stopping by,

Sunday, August 2, 2015

New Cards

Hi all!  Today I am posting a few new cards that I put together this week.  One of the images has been colored for quite awhile, I just hadn't yet put it onto a card.  The other I just colored for a contest at Kit and Clowder on Facebook.  If you are a paper crafter, and haven't yet seen Kit and Clowder, I highly recommend it.  The group on Facebook is incredibly supportive and just a wonderful bunch of crafters.

The first card I am going to share uses the image Day of the Dead Alex image from Simply Betty Stamps.


I used copic markers for the image and I colored her after the hair and skin class at Kit and Clowder.  This is one of the images where I just love the way her hair and skin came out.  I used glossy accents on her eyes, Spellbinder's and Cheery Lynn designs dies and Wild Orchid Flowers.  I also used and EK Success Punch and black self-adhesive rhinestones.  A girl has to have her bling.


Here is a close up of the image.

The next card I made used a Ching Chong Kuik stamp, Love in Spring.  This is the image that I used for the contest at Kit and Clowder on Facebook.  It was a half price image, but really she is worth her price!



I tried to think a little  outside the box with this one and made a tri-fold card with a little twist.  The front has a nice shape that allows the image to be seen even though both flaps are closed.  For this card I use Glossy Accents on her eyes again.  I love big eyes and I think they look even better when you give them a little shine.  The flowers were made using different size Fiskars flower punches and
the flourished embellishments is a Cheery Lynn Designs die.  Pearls and Diamond Stickles were the final touch for this one.



That's it for me today!  Hope you are having a nice relaxing Sunday!
Thanks so much for stopping by,



Sunday, July 5, 2015

June Cards

Hi everyone!  Happy Sunday to all of you!  Since I posted Mother's Days cards in my last post I thought I would continue on and share the cards I made for Father's Day as well!  I always struggle with male cards as you just can't add the bling that you can to female cards so I always feel as if they are unfinished.  The guys seemed to like them, so I guess I can't complain.

The first card is the one I made for my husband.  It uses a Saturated Canary image, Liam's Good Catch.  I also used my Spellbinder's dies and a few embellishments.


The next image is called Fixer Boy and is from Mo's Digital Pencil.  Again, I finished up with some Spellbinder's dies, a Martha Stewart border Punch and a few embellishments on the corner.



For my dad I used a Tiddly Inks image and sentiment.  This one is called Dad's Tree.  No Spellbinder's dies on this one but a few embellishments to make it pop just a little.  I colored the pearls using my Ranger alcohol inks.

One last card has an image from Little Miss Muffet.  This one is called Bandit Boy Tom.  More spellbinder's dies, Martha Stewart punches and pearls for this one as well.

That's all of them.  Colors and patterns aren't the best for these cards but I was making them on the fly between work and family obligations and as I said, male cards are completely out of my comfort zone.

Enjoy your Sunday!
Thanks so much for stopping by,




Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Catching Up

Hi everyone!  I am back again with the cards I made for all the wonderful women in my life for Mother's Day.  Of course Mother's Day was back in May, but since I didn't post them then I am sharing them with you all now.  This Mother's Day was hard for my family as my grandmother passed away in December.  We all miss her terribly and every day is hard not having her here, but holidays are the worst.

I am still a lucky girl as I am blessed to have my mother, grandmother and mother-in-laws to share this day with.  These are a few of the cards I made for these amazing women.


All of the images I used for these cards are from Tiddly Inks.  The first is an image called Beach Boy.  I know it probably seems strange to have such an image on a Mother's Day card, but I often try to model images close to life and I have a 6 year old that loves to play with grandma, so I thought this image would be perfect for her!


This next image is called Mom and Me and is the card I made for my mother this year.


This last image is called Grace's Wish and was the card I made for my grandmother.  I am blessed to still have remaining grandparents and I always honor them as well on Mother's and Father's Day!  Because it was a Mother's Day card I cut the wings out of this image, but it is simply a beautiful image in its original form.

All the images are colored using copic markers, have Prima and Wild Orchid Flowers and use many punches and dies from my collection.  Mother's Day cards are so much more fun than Father's Day as I can add all the flowers and bling that I like, within reason of course.

I hope you all are having a fabulous Tuesday!
Thanks so much for stopping by,