Saturday, December 19, 2009
If I don't post between now and the new year ... it is because we are going to Boston from Michigan by way of the middle of Florida.
AND ... we are doing it in the middle of a snowstorm with a husband, 2 cats, 3 birds, and a dog.
I am taking my stamping stuff along and will be ready to post a bunch of new cards and such in January.
Anyway, this is the card I made to tuck in Mike's briefcase on his last day of work in Michigan before we head to Florida for the winter.
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Gotta love this bird! But it sure does show that I cut him off at the ankle because he was too long. I think I will go back and stamp another foot and raise it on dimensionals. Then I will want to stamp another beak and raise it up. And another tail. And another wing. And now my foot will need to be raised even higher ...
Actually the scanner picked up the edge and made it look awful, in real life you can barely see that the paper is pieced
Monday, December 14, 2009
The scan doesn't show the bright orange carrot noses... and ..Is the red a little much? Trying to decide if I should keep the red or not.
No kissy face at our house, I have developed a whopping cold and am sneezing and snurfling... but when I saw this tag I had to make one like it. This is a direct case, copy and steal everything , and I have absolutely no creative genius going but isn't it the cutest thing you have ever seen! GO see this lady's blog, her name is Ellen Kemper and she does darling stuff. If you go to see the original, you will have to scroll down to Dec 11th ... but you will enjoy the scroll because this lady does some CUTE CUTE stuff.
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009
And I spent my whole evening creating a rhyme
Hey Joyce you'll have to tell me what you think
Of the poem I composed when you print it with ink.
If you want to know what I'm talking about
Just read the comments and you will find out.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Susan has really been sweet about encouraging me to try the Tim Holtz tags. But after she said she spent 9 hours making the first 9 tags, I gotta admit I was a bit intimidated! Here you see tag # 3, well, tag # 1 for me, in JULIET TONES ... with a shrinky dink charm and a gold heart and silver jump ring. I have never matched my shoes with my purse either --- >^..^<
Sunday, December 6, 2009
UPDATED : Jan 10. JULIET USED MY IMAGE and made a VALENTINE ! I was so tickled. Go see her blog to see the whole story.
I decided to play along with the featured stamper at Splitcoast and was inspired by her bird card, this snowman card and this tree card, Then I set the snowman background down upside down by accident and came up with another card .... and another ....
I didn't have the bird stamp but got out a pen and did my best to draw it. Not bad, huh! Had to add the card late because I was waiting for it to arrive in Virginia before it was spied here !
Thursday, December 3, 2009
There were images to stamp and digis to enlarge, That was the job that was sent over to Marge
Barb was the coloring queen for a day, With her markers and crayons she was happy to play
The table was cluttered and feeling quite sticky, But nothing could stop the creative Vicki
And over by the cuttlebug cranking alone, Was the embossing maven that we all call Joan
There was glitter and sparkles to make your eye bleary, Plus stickles and glitz all put on by Cherie
Linda was laughing as she layered a card, And claimed to us all that it was not very hard.
But hats off to Lois racing round on her scooter, With a Santa hat that just couldn't be cuter
And just as the ladies were done for the night, A tiny little sleigh was seen in the night
Santa came calling and followed his ear, To the sound of the laughter that we all felt here
You could hear him exclaim as he looked at our group, Happy Christmas to all of you dear stamping troup.
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Twas the night Before Christmas when all through the house, I was alone at my computer with my hand on my mouse.
I was looking at cards and techniques galore, And thinking of last minute trips to the store
My punches were hung by my table with care, My cards had been mailed, I was happy to share
My stamps were all snuggled and clean in the box, When suddenly something sounded just like a fox
Away to the window I flew in a flash, I pulled back the curtain and yanked up the sash
The moon on the breast of the new fallen snow, Gave a luster of stickles to objects below
When, what to my wondering eye should appear? But a miniature mailbox and 8 tiny reindeer
With a little old mailman so lively and quick, I knew in a minute he wasn't St. Nick
Before I could back from the window in shame, He whistled and snorted and called them by name
On Punchie and Doodle, on Copic and Brad, On Eyelet and Prima and Nestie and Chad
To the top of the stack to the top of the pile, Now dash away dash away don't take awhile.
I drew back my head and quick as a wink, I could hear them exclaim as they stepped in my ink
But the mailman worked fast and then turned with a smile, He left me some cardstock and stamps in a pile
Then putting his finger along side his nose, ( He left an ink spot there ) up the chimney he rose
and I heard him exclaim as he drove out of sight Happy Stamping to all and to all a good night
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
I downloaded some digital images and finally figured out how to print them. Then I got to play with my copic markers. Well, these colored images have been sitting on my coffee table for a week and I finally made one into a card. It says " You better be good" and "guess who's coming to town." On the inside it says "ME" and I am sending it to my Florida neighbor, Sam, to tell her when we will arrive in Florida. It looks better in full size so click on the picture to see the stickles.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Erin was at our stamping retreat and a little bit under the weather. She didn't know why and of course we all were worried. Turns out it was her new little baby-to-be that was ready to spring a surprise.
The more I colored with my copics, the more this started looking like an evil mask with scary eyes and a very big nose. So I turned it sideways to get rid of the idea of a face. The smaller piece is a painting by Matt Stevens that retails for a mere $700.00. I tried coloring the warm tones with regular watercolor markers. There really is a difference.