Monday, November 30, 2009

It's Your Day!

The quick guy card was made using two retired sets from "The Angel Company." It has already been sent off to my Auntie as part a pack of cards I sent her. This aunt is one of only two people in my life who has NEVER forgotten my birthday or anniversary, or that of my kids or husband either...a pretty special lady, huh?!?

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Here Doggy

A quick and easy masculine card using a Whipper Snapper stamp that is from the many images stamped for me by my friend Diana. Thanks again Diana!
Colored with watercolor pencil and blender pen. The paper is from my stash that I have had for years.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Floral Mug

For this card I used one of TAC's new level A hostess sets called "Floral Mug," and I combined it with another fun set, "Sending a Latte."

The paper is Lillyana, and the cardstock TACs Ivory and Bazzill.

I colored with a combo of chalks and colored pencils.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Logging Santa

I made this challenge for this weeks challenge over on the High Hopes blog. Their images are just so much fun to color. I have always liked to color, even as a kid, and just never grew out of it. I remember giving my cousin, Susan, lessons.
The sentiment is from a TAC set called "Tag Tidbits"
The patterned paper is from a retired TAC paper pack, wish we still carried it =(. There is a little bit of liquid applique to make snow on the ground, and a little bit of fun flock on the man's hat to make it fuzzy. I love those little easy extras.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

An'Udder Birthday Cowboy?

This little cowboy is so cute, and while he is not from an image sent to me by my friend Diana, he IS from an actual stamp sent to me by that same friend. Aren't I spoiled rotten?
The main image is from High Hopes, the cow spots, and the sentiment are from a TAC set called "An'udder Birthday"

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Happy Mail

I love getting happy mail...that is the kind of mail you find amid the bills and junk, the ones that someone sent just because they care. I received some of that mail from my friend Diana earlier this week. Yep, that is the same Diana that sends me so many stamped images, and yes, she sent more this time too, but she also included some other fun things that SHE created. She is to super talented. So what do you think? Are they not just tooooo cute?

And here are some close ups, I love how the top of this card pulls out of the "pot" to reveal a hidden message. The little girl is a TAC stamp, but I am not sure where she found any of her other supplies.

And isn't this just adorable, or what?
It was yummy too, lol. I think they might have been meant for the boys, since she sent two of them. but I chose to pretend that she wanted to double bless ME, so I ate them both...what can I say, I was craving chocolate, and there was none in the house.

Happy Birthday

This quick and simple birthday card was done using a retired TAC set (for the party hat), and a current one (Ordinary Greetings) for the sentiment.

I don't think I am even going to tell you what I did, because I think you can look at this one and figure it out. Oh, except that the sparkle was done with Stickles.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Udderly Perfect

As if you couldn't tell, this card was made with some leftover pieces from the Dominoes card I posted on Monday. It went together so fast because of that. This image only requires the minimal of coloring, and yet makes me smile every time I see her. She is from TAC's "An'udder Birthday" set.
The background was made with my cuttlebug Swiss dot embossing folder. The circles were done with my punches, and the white dots around the scallop edge with my ever handy white gel pen.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Butterfly Bits 4

I made this card using a sketch posted on PaperWings by Laurie. The stamp sets I used are "Butterfly Bits" and "With Sympathy."
The cardstock is TACs Brown, Ivory, and DCWV Cobalt.
The ink is Palette's Cote d'Azure and Burnt Umber. I used first and second generation stamping to get the two shades of color. I sponged a little bit of the brown around the edges of the ivory because it felt like it was still "needing something."
The ribbon is from TACs Amberlee Grace collection. I made the scallops up the side of the ivory using my threading water Friskars border punch, and the little embossed dots and the lines with my scor-pal and scor-bug.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Dominoes with "Build a Buggie"

I made this card for a game night at our house. Most of our friends at the church in Locust are avid dominoes players. I had never played until I moved here, but have found, that with the right company it is a VERY fun game.
The only stamping I did on this card is are the dots on the dominoes. I used on of the dots from the "Build a Buggie" set. The dominoes were also made with a quick score across the center with my Scor-pal and a corner rounder.
Other supplies used are my circle and scalloped circle punches, along with my Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder run through a Big Shot.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Sweet Candy

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Party Girl

This card was made using a sketch that is out on the High Hopes blog this week. It was made for a square card, but those are not my fav, so I tweeked it just a little bit.

This is yet another card made with the darling images stamped for me by my wonderful friend, Diana. I THINK it is a Whipper Snapper image, but don't quote me on that.

I colored her with watercolor pencils and a dove blender. The embossed background was done with one of my cuttlebug folders (luv 'em), and the flower were done with a punch that I have had around for eons, but almost forgot I owned.

The paper is DCWV cardstock and Basic Grey patterned paper. I added the little paper piece with yellow brad on the bottom to cover up a finger print smudge.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Bear Hugs

This is about as simple as it gets. The bear was, once again, a stamped image from my friend Diana. She is such a sweetie, and so generous.

He was colored with watercolor pencil and blender and mounted on some TAC brown. The strip of green cardstock (DCWV) was put through my Big Shot in a cuttlebug folder, sponged around the edges, and...well, that is about it, the card was done.

This card is going in a gift pack to my auntie. I didn't put a sentiment on it so she could decide what she needed the card to be for. She is not a stamper, but she bought a few sentiments just for this purpose

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Perky Penguins #5 Snowglobe

I saw a card on Splitcoast, and just knew I wanted to make one. Lucky me, there was also a tutorial, and if you scroll to the bottom there is also a video tutorial.

I didn't have any acetate, so I cut up one of the boxes that my stamps came in. Since I store mine in CD cases, I have quite a few extra of these floating around.


Stamps: Perky Penguins (TAC)

Paper: DCWV, and retired TAC paper

Ink: Palette Noir
Accessories: Friskars border punch, glitter, watercolor pencil and blender pen

Monday, November 9, 2009

You're Old

Another card made with some of the images that were sent to me by my dear friend Diana. Isn't this truck cute?
I am not sure what company makes the image, but all the paper and cardstock are from TAC. The paper is from the Winchester Soar With It collections, the cardstock is brown and craft. I colored using watercolor pencil and blender pen.
Accessories are a cuddlebug embossing folder, scallop and circle punches, scor-pal, white gel pen and sponges.

Friday, November 6, 2009

You're A Gem

I made this card with yet another image from my friend Diana. He is just too cute.

All other supplies are from The Angel Company.

Butterfly Bits 3

This card was made using a set from The Angel Company called "Butterfly Bits." I LOVE it, the picture doesn't do it justice.
I stamped the images in white Brilliance ink and then colored with a light pink chalk, and then shaded with a darker pink....I just ADORE the glimmer chalks.
The pink paper was embossed using my scor-pal, another think I have grown to love more and more. I never thought I would reach for it as often as I do.
Paper are all from TAC. (Brown, Ivory, Kraft, and Bazzill)

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Laurie's Card

Isn't this card beautiful? I love Laurie's work. She is able to create cards that are both beautiful and yet, when I look at them I say, "Hey, I can do that!"

Monday, November 2, 2009

This card was done by Jennifer Carter. I love it! The way she used the ribbon up the side of the card.