Saturday, August 15, 2009


I submitted 6 cards to Take Ten Magazine - now I need to find out if I am allowed to share them on my blog!
They were made with a bunny stamp from Nise ... and with an Easter bonnet from Elemental Doodles. Wouldn't it be fun to see the cards published in a magazine!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Amy's Birthday

The front of the card was done with the Zindorf technique of versamarking then stamping, then clear embossing. Next the color was brayered over the image and rubbed off the embossed portions. The petals were colored with white colored pencil and then with shiny chalks on the petals.

The inside was stamped with her favorite birthday stamp image then that was masked and I stamped the coneflowers with versamark and then ink and the rock and roll on the edges of the cones. That was all clear embossed and then the grasses were overstamped after I masked the text. I rubbed shiny chalks over the text and used cotton balls and a dusting brush on the edges.

Here is Amy's envelope

Since we are meeting for lunch, I didn't have to make it mail-able.

Have a good day, Tony

What kind of a card do you make for an older fellow who is looking at quite a long hospital stay? This is what I came up with.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Two more cupcakes

I am late in posting because I have been working and re-working a special birthday card - won't post it here till the BIRTHDAY GAL sees it tomorrow.

I just did 2 more of the Verve stamp challenge sketches - cupcakes of course.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Cupcake ...

Cupcake ... and not ...

I was so thrilled to find the verve challenge ( click here ) that I went right downstairs and started on ...what else ... cupcake cards. Well, I had pieces here and pieces there and sure enough, I finished three cards and guess what. ... I forgot the cupcake on one of them!
WHAT was I thinking!

Stars and Stripes ... but no cupcake

Stars and Stripes ... I planned to add a cupcake right in the middle but just couldn't do it!
Sketch 241 at splitcoast.... and 365 challenge to use stars as a focal point.

Do you think I need a cupcake? Please comment by clicking on "comments" below -

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

What's the Buzz?

The teapot of the day over at Mothermark's site is a bumble bee - which is interesting because I participate in the Sunflower project online. People all over the US receive sunflower seeds which they nurture and then count how many bees visit over a half hour of counting. Unfortunately this year my sunflowers totally died for lack of sunshine so before I can even have bees, I need to get some sunshine going.
So my card has sunshine and sunflowers and hopefully the bees will come ...

Monday, August 10, 2009

Oh dear poor Sylvie

My daughter's cat fell off her tree when the cat tree broke -- so I had to make a card for my grandkitty. This one went together in a hurry and better catch the mailman before he comes!

PS ... the cat is fine. VERY embarrassed ... but fine.

The card sketch is SASSC27 from the Fresh Batch ... click here

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Elemental Doodles August Challenge

Here's the Elemental Doodles August Challenge: :
Use 1 solid cardstock
Use 2 patterned papers
Use 1 button and
Use > 1 flower in a design project of your choice.

Here is my entry ... If you do one, please add a comment below and give a link to it.

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Inside of card
Autumn showers petals down,
They're falling from the sky
Those colored leaves are warning me
That summer has gone by.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Cased from Sleepless

These cards were both inspired by Sleepyinseattle on Splitcoast.

Card Number ONE !

Inspiration from Sleepyinseat at Splitcoast