Monday, January 26, 2009

Hang in There!

A friend of mine recently experienced some potentially serious medical problems. She is doing much better now, but as a result, she's had to come back "slow" which as you know can be frustrating. In an effort to keep her spirits up, I made this card for her. I didn’t want a traditional get-well card, but something that would be light-hearted to let her know that I was thinking of her. Of course, Changito fit the need perfectly! I hope she likes it! TFL!

Paper: old olive, chocolate chip, kraft, Basic Grey Mellow
Stamp: Stampendous! Changito
Ink: old olive, chocolate chip
Accessories: antique brass brads, Nestabilities, chocolate chip poly-twill ribbon, Copic markers

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day!

I love Valentine's Day! Personally, Valentine's Day is probably one of my most favorite holidays. This is my first time using one of my Valentine digi downloads from C. C. Design Stamps and couldn't help but fall in love with her. Hmmm . . . I'm not sure if I'll be giving her away this Valentine's Day or keeping her for myself! Stay tuned for more Valentine's Day stuff! TFL!

Paper: kiwi kiss, riding hood red, Bella Rose DP
Stamp: Digi Download
Ink: riding hood red, Copic markers, stickles
Accessories: Martha Stewart heart punch, nestabilities

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Happy Birthday!

I have plenty of "girly" birthday cards, but none that capture the masculine side. I was overdue on creating a birthday card for my brother-in-law so I whipped this one up rather quickly. I like the bright colors and how easy it was to come together. I hope he likes it! Notice how I incorporated kiwi kiss yet again -- geeezz, I didn't realize I love that color as much as I do!

Paper: Creative Imaginations, pacific point, tangerine tango, kiwi kiss, whisper white
Stamp: Hero Arts
Ink: pacific point
Accessories: ribbonFX, primary color brads, stickles

Monday, January 19, 2009

Elegant Thank You . . .

You can never have too many "thank you" cards, can you? I made this one for a friend of mine who surprised me with a Christmas gift. I love the color combo, but didn't like how the embossed image on certainly celery didn't "add" any dimension. I decided to use my brayer inked with certainly celery to add more color and definition to the image. I thought it added the extra punch that it needed! TFL!

Paper: purely pomegranate, pink pirouette, certainly celery, kiwi kiss
Stamp: Elegant Thank You
Ink: chocolate chip
Accessories: polytwill ribbon
Techniques: cuttlebug, brayer, top note die

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

One Cool Dude!

This is Balancin' Petey from Inky Antics . . . he's too cool, eh? I used my Prismacolor pencils using Gamsol to give him a watercolor-like look. The trick is using the blending stumps carefully -- a patiently -- blending colors from the outer edges toward the center of the area that you are coloring. I still need to master the blending technique (not to mention the patience part!), but it was a fun change of pace from watercolor crayons and Copics. The paper used is kiwi kiss, baja breeze, soft sky and Scenic Route paper. I also used my Cuttlebug, glitter, ticket punch and dew drops to add a little design element. Let me tell you, Petey would fit right in right now in North Florida -- temperatures are going to dip to 27 degrees by Friday morning (warming to a balmy 60 degrees by the afternoon). Brrrrrr! TFL!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Lily the Fairy

Isn't she precious? The Pink Cat Studio is offering Lily the Fairy as a free digi download; the catch? Design an original card, using the image of Lily -- that's it! Here's my take on her... I used SU WW, Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze, Basic Grey Urban Prairie papers; SU Baja Breeze ink; Fancy crush ribbon, Nestabilities, Stickles, and Copic Markers: Y21-26; YG63; G21-40; E00; R20; BG10-72. I absolutely adore her! TLF!