Friday, June 25, 2010

Josette Card and Bookmark

Josette is a dear crafting friend in Hot Hot Hotter than ever before Florida  --- and she has gone on to get a whole year older without me there to tease her. I made her this card and bookmark and included a note inside about how nice and cool the nights are in Michigan. I swear, I don't know where I got this evil streak from!

I was  playing around with background techniques and my copics ... not sure if I like the look or not. But it was something new to try.

Image is a digi from Firecracker.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Happy Anniversary Susan and Walt

 Love doesn't always last so it is important to celebrate when it does. My dear friend Susan is celebrated her anniversary yesterday. I wish her love and a snuggle! I waited till today to show the card so I wouldn't ruin her surprise.  It's colored with copics and brayered in the corner.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Sketch challenge Wednesday

Time for a sketch challenge. Sometimes you just need a pretty card. I met a dear lady in Florida who is battling cancer. I got a call that I might not see this lady again ... seems the cancer is back and vicious.

I made this card with tears in my eyes.

The sewing machine is out and happened to have yellow thread - I really like the look. The verdict is mixed on whether I just ruined my needle, I will have to see how it works when I go back to stitching fabric. Or maybe I will just leave it out to stitch on cards.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Teapot Tuesday!

I know I just did bluebirds for the Firecracker blog hop last week, but who could resist this little birdie?

My outline is a jpeg --- you can grab it for your own use but the image really belongs to the clever teapot maker.

I cut it out of patterned paper and added copic marker --- it is kind of fun to see the effects you can get with the pattern underneath!

This card will be used as a 75th birthday card for a dear little old lady. Ok... maybe she's not so old.  I have this great stamp that says "to me old age is always 15 years older than I am" and by that calculation, this 75 year old is just barely into middle age!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Road Trip!

When I saw this punch art VW online, I just had to make one of my own. Not sure if I will save it for a nephew birthday or what ... but it was fun to put together.  I see so many cute masculine ideas around Father's Day, I need to save them for boy cards the rest of the year. Our family seems to lean toward male 2 to 1 ... which makes for a lot of masculine cards.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

My baby hit the New York Times

David is working on a project at IBM and today it was featured in the New York Times.

My baby is the one with the MAC computer. Smart Boy I raised!

Here is the article link.   Watson

Father's Day

I seem to be back with my brayer again.  It has become so easy! I still love the look!