Saturday, August 8, 2009

my own shades

Had to try the shades card while I have Amy's crimper. This is what I ended up with. I may have to drag out my camera as my scanner didn't catch the texture or shading on the image.

Find a vase ...

Splitcoast challenged to find a vase at Bellacor and use it as inspiration. Here's the vase I found and the card I made. My original intent was to have a cupcake whereever there was a dot but that card may need to wait.

Update ... I added a ribbon to the top with brads and made this into a purse for a birthday card for a friend. It turned out really cute.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Birthday again

My camera didn't do this one justice, it is actually very bright and cheery. Another birthday card for my daughter.

Old McDonald better think again

Spring is sprung and popped up bright

Sparkling sunny days

WIth skies of blue and clouds of white

Sparkling sunny days

With a sun beam here and a sunbeam there

Here a spark there a glow everywhere you go go

Spring is sprung and popped up bright

Sparkling sunny days

Summer days are lazing by

Picnics, walks and fun

Hummer birds and bees that buzz

Dancing in the sun

With a buzz and a hum and a buzz and a hum

Buzz hum buzz hum Everywhere a buzz hum

Summer days are lazing by

Soon the summer’s done.

Lady fall is set to flower

brown and orange and red

And all the trees are dropping leaves

Down upon your head

With a red one here and an orange one there

Here a yellow, feeling mellow, happy fellow fall fall

Lady fall is set to flower

Brown and orange and red

Old man winter’s on his way

Oh my oh oh no

With ice and snow and wintry day

Oh my oh oh no

With a snow flake here and a snowflake there,

Here a flake there a flake everywhere a flake flake

Old man winter’s on his way

Oh my oh oh no

Mothermark had a challenge (click here) to change the Old McDonald song and make a card .. but I got carried away ( what else is new ) and made a calendar instead. I need to wait till Amy gets back from up north to borrow her snowflake stamps since all of mine are in Florida!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

School meetings all day

Oh my gosh, I need to go to work today! I had kind of forgotten what it was like! The scary thing is, I am trying to decide when to schedule office hours around which day I really want to have my mornings for CARD CHALLENGES. Thinking office hours on Thursday so I can still play Tuesday mornings!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

I gotta admit

You may recognize my "cow" paper from Tuesday - I think it looks great on a masculine card. I gotta admit I started out to do The Fresh Batch challenge SASSC26 ( /2009/07/stamps-and-smiles-sketch-challenge_30.html) but it got away from me. This is the card I am sending to Bob - see my sidebar - he is the nicest guy I know and has been working on houses for Habitat for Humanity for more years than I can imagine. I have worked with him and he is just the sweetest most caring person - so if you have a moment to spare, PLEASE send a card for his birthday!

The inside of my card has a SU saying ... "You came, you sawed, you fixed ..."

It's a cupcake kind of day !

Splitcoast wednesday sketch ... and my interpretation. I need to get going on these cupcake cards, I begin mailing them on Sept 1. Amanda will get a card a day for 30 days till her big 3 0 birthday ...
My scanner is off color - the background is really a pretty blue.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

How Now Brown Cow ?

Just in case anyone was wondering, if you put bleach on black paper, you do NOT get nice white blotches that look like cow skin. At least not on the black paper I tried - I did get some interesting brown blotches.
So ...I made this card for this week's teapot over at mothermark's blog. Somehow I think I made this one more involved than it had to be! I made the denim for his pants by rubbing 2 blue ink pads across some lighter blue cardstock and adding gel pen stitching and marker for the wrinkles at the seam. I used my scor-pal to do checkers on the red shirt, then rubbed it with white. My cow ( YES it is a cow, what did you think it was? ) has a Martha Stewart punched udder and feet ... my revenge on Martha for her years of being organized while I was .... not ... and an Elemental Doodles stamped hat of course. I word processed the Moooooo. I thought Snickers looked kind of like cow fur so I used her for a background. The cat whiskers sticking out do not add to the illusion of cow.

Sunflowers !

The prompt at 365 cards was to do a card with sunflowers ... and I got a little carried away.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Birds and the bees and the flowers and the trees ...

Well, no, actually, it is just birds and bees that are the challenge today at CCEE. ( /2009/08/birds-bees.html) Since it is a rainy day and I can make cards, clean the house or paint the basement, I think it is a great time to do some challenges, don't you !
This one has some branchy doodles and text from Elemental Doodles ... I just got the email that I am on the new design team! I had the card done BEFORE the email came, I want you to know !

Inspiration room ... well, messy dresser

This piled up dresser is the inspiration over at 365 cards --- lots to look at, kind of like my house. I love the wicker baskets underneath, although around here there would be a cat in each of them. I chose to double the flower vases and used wigglies from Elemental Doodles to create my flowers intending to add flower soft. Then I decided I really liked it with just the stamping. If you can't read it, the maxim on the wall is "Relax!" which is exactly what I am doing on this very rainy day in Michigan.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Best way to celebrate ... with CUPCAKES!

Today's FS130 at splitcoast gave me the inspiration for this card