Saturday, April 3, 2010

Totally stolen

Ok this is totally a steal - and I wish I remembered WHO I stole it from, but I can't! Anyway, I had to make this card for a very dear friend for Easter - it uses the wing of the stampin up bird punch for the tulips!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

A little dark

This turned out a little more stormy than I intended!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Nameste' Octope'

Nameste' ... literally, "I humbly bow to you"; also used as a greeting or acknowledgement of the equality of all, and pays honor to the sacredness of all --
the traditional greeting when saying the word namaste with folded hands and a slight bow
in yoga, the pose associated with this word, usually with the flat hands held palms together, fingers up, in front of the heart and a slight bow

Amanda is feeling stressed and I made this card to suggest she relax ... (the 20 dollar bill tucked inside means at least she can go out and buy coffee or chocolate or whatever her mood dictates ...)

The poem inside reads: Is your chakra on the run, are you stressed when day is done? If your life is just too taxing, take some time for some relaxing.

Actually I colored about 12 of these guys with my copics sitting outside in the sun by the pool. Now that is MY idea of relaxing! So you can expect to see more cards with an octopus in prayer.

Teapot Tuesday

My card looks nothing like the bunny, but if you know Mothermark, you know she tells a wonderful story ... and this week the story was of a rabbit who kept thinking he was a dog. Well, I did the family portrait and showed how his mom might have been a bunny, but his dad was a dog, through and through. I am learning how to do wood with copics ... and once again my scanner made a mess of it so I took this card outside to photograph.

Monday, March 29, 2010

3 kids 3 cards 3 bunnies ... whew

Had to get packages off to the kids today so it was wild cardmaking day since somehow it never occurred to me that Easter was coming soon.
This is Bertie, a brand new bunny image from Firecracker Designs --- actually she has been taken out of a family photo which you will see in tomorrow's Teapot Tuesday card since I was chosen to do one of the early release cards. I am liking the long and lean look of cards these days. The other 2 cards use the barb wire border I admired so much when Brandi used it. Kind of a nice touch, I think.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Brandi's dinosaur

I loved this card by Brandi, the featured stamper at Splitcoast today. I needed a birthday card for my nephew and this is what I came up with. I especially like how Brandi outlines her focus square with a doodle and plan to do that more often in the future.

Once again my scanner threw my colors way off, ever since I got the new computer we have had some real battles between the scanner and the mac. The card is actually yellow, red and green, if you can believe it!