Sunday, June 28, 2009

Flowers, Flowers Everywhere!

Karen and I got together today for an overdue crafty session. It is always fun to be able to chat while making cards and bounce ideas off each other. She has a great eye for color combinations that I would not normally use and I am always happy with the results.

A few of the cards that I made using the Hero Arts Fanfare stamp I had done on watercolor paper a while ago and finally got around to making cards with. I love working with watercolor images. With one stamp you can get multiple images and depending on the wetness of the paper get very different results.

Only one card has a sentiment. I will add other sentiments as I need. I like making cards that are multi-purpose in nature. It is nice have a card to use for that unexpected occasion.

Here is what I was able to accomplish:

Image: Fred B. Mullet

Image: Fred B. Mullet

Image: Hero Arts

Image: Fred B. Mullet

Images: Hero Arts & A Muse

Image: Hero Arts

Sunday, June 21, 2009

New Blog Header

My son Michael is interested in graphic design. He is considering pursuing computer science/web design in college. A few days ago I asked him to create a banner image for my blog and this is what he came up with. I am very happy with it! Thanks Michael!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Happy Bird-days to my 'baby' brother

Saturday is my baby brother's birthday. He is not so little anymore, he's going to be 37!
Happy Birthday Darrin!

Stamps: Denami Design
Paper: Georgia Pacific, A Muse
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Embellishments: Copic Markers, Spica Pens, Stickles, Ribbon

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Is it Summer Yet?

Here in New England the weather has been miserable. The cold, gray, wet weather does not resemble what June usually is: hot, steamy and sunny. Where is our weather? Please send warmth this way please!

So in the meanwhile I made some cards that make me feel a little closer to summertime. I got this new frame stamp from Morning Star Stamps and just LOVE it. It makes it so easy to pair a few images and sentiments together. It works really well for small images, especially all my A Muse goodies! I plan on using the frame stamp a lot!

Stamps: A Muse, Morning Star
Paper: Georgia Pacific, Bo Bunny, Memory Box
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Embellishments: Copic Markers, Spica Pens, Liquid Pearls, Glitter

Monday, June 1, 2009

Just Ducky

This card was made for a friend, who is having some medical tests done, to let her know that I am thinking of her.

These stamps are from Rosie's Roadshow, that I mentioned in a previous post.

I just think this duck is so cute! Don't you?

Images: Rosie's Roadshow
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Notecard: Memory Box
Paper: Inchie Arts
Embellishments: Copic markers, Fiskars Punch

You'll always be my friend...

I just love these two lovely ladies and the sentiment that goes so well with them!

I have a few very good friends that could be recipients of this card! The secrets that we share! Oh boy!

Anyway, the two ladies and sentiment are from a Rosie's Roadshow. I have added a few of their really cute stamps to my collection. I just love them!

Images: Rosie's Roadshow
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Colorbox
Notecard: Memory Box
Paper: Neenah, A Muse
Embellishments: Copic markers, MS Punch