Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Waiting for a sentiment

Just noticed the bottom is crooked ... oops!

I like the flowers spilling over

Which do you prefer, top or bottom?

Kind of a fun look
These are generic cards waiting for a sentiment ... 

Thursday, December 13, 2012

gift tags

These were really fun to make ... but I got a bit carried away and started striping the string with copic markers in pink and green.

Then I started decorating the backs with my scraps.

Spent about 4 hours making 15 gift tags.

Now to wrap presents and put up the tree!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Birthday Cards

Happy Birthday!

It's your Birthday whether you like it or not!
I have to admit, I dug in my stash for these cards. One is for Alvin, my future son-in-law ... and the other for my sister, Sue.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

not exactly a card ...

I made this I SPY bottle to keep kids amused at Amanda's wedding.  I found little trinkets at the dollar store and in the button section at Michaels.  The rice was colored with food coloring and rubbing alcohol mixed in a plastic bag.  The cover is hot glued on.

Here is what is in the bottle:

Can you find these hidden treasures?

Diamond ring for the bride
Top hat for the groom
Flower for the bridesmaid
Star in the sky
Frog turned into a prince
Bell for the ceremony
Helmet for falling in love
Dice for luck
Paper clip to hold it together
Lucky penny to pay the bills
Clothespin for the fancy clothes
Button to keep things together
Eraser for any unhappiness
Seahorse to ride off into the sunset
Sea shell to hear the waves
Cupcake for dessert
Owl to tell when it’s nighttime
House for happily ever after

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween

I created these spooky cards for Halloween greetings. 

The drawing was done in charcoal, graphite and eraser.  

Then I made copies of it.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

The trouble with pinterest

The trouble with pinterest is that I never know where I got things from ... I saw a darling card and this is the card I made to imitate it ...

Wish I could tell you the source, but when I went back to look, it was long gone.

Anyway, thank you to somebody who inspired me ... and here are the cards that I made next:

Friday, September 14, 2012

David's Birthday Card

Happy Boat Day to David!

Yeah, I really did write that on the inside!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Amy's card and gift

Nearly forgot to show off the present wrapping and card I made for my good friend Amy this year.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Thank you and Happy Anniversary

Such a simple card but I really like how it turned out!  My news Inkadinkado Stamps are pretty.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Cards for the kids

Made this card as a back to school card for Amanda ... this is the first year she will be going back and I won't!  Not sure how I feel about that!

Sent the yellow and green one below to David who hurt his ankle ... it is from a snapdragon that I drew years ago ... before I really started drawing!

Friday, July 6, 2012

BIrthday card

Isn't this the cutest thing ever. I found the tutorial online, and here is the link

I had to make one!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Stamp Camp

Stamp camp is always a fun time with friends and snacks .... plus these cards use the new stampin up supplies.  New toys are great!

The butterfly punch is calling my name .... thinking I may have to get it. BUt then I will want the butterfly stamp. And maybe vellum so I can stamp and emboss and color on the back.

It never ends, does it!

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Happy Anniversary Susan and Walt!

Been awhile since I posted last!

The label says "Let us Celebrate the Occasion
WIth Wine and Sweet words ... Plautius"
But for somebody really special, you have to make a really special card. Too bad she will probably see it here first since I am mailing it late!

Friday, April 27, 2012

Stampin with the Girls

I met with Amy and Dee to stamp and chat. I think we chatted much more than we stamped; but this is the card I created as my contribution to the table.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Yoga thank you ...

Time to thank Diane for another great session of yoga.

And while I had the stamp out I made a thank you card for my petsitter, Wendy

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Gettting too old

When I heard that the boy who will receive this card loves Big Time Rush, I had to look it up! Here is my line drawing of the music group --- the inside of his card has the lyrics to one of their songs changed to fit him.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Birds and Biscuits

Our friend Tony is celebrating his birthday on April Fool's Day. Since he is a bit of a senior citizen and glories in his shuffleboard, I made a shuffleboard card for him complete with Altoid "biscuits".  (Wikipedia assures me that the thingies they hit are called biscuits)

Unfortunately, he was a bit under the weather and didn't come to our Tuesday dinner party at Sam's, and now I am faced with either figuring out how to mail a card with altoids glued to it, or make a new card.

The new card is on the right. I kind of prefer it!

The birdie card is not original at all, I saw it at Nancy Zindorf's blog and had to make one.  Hers is prettier ... but I do like mine too.

Here is a link to her card.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Parakeet card

I drew this parakeet for a dear lady I met in an art class in Florida.

She is a retired English teacher and has more stories than I did, believe it or not! She is in her 80s and taking art classes for fun.

Each time I see her, she asks again ... are you going to teach in fall? And every single time, I tell her, no, I am retired.   Yeah ... well, we'll see!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Chinese Blessings

I love this big "Blessings" punch I got from my sister - she found it in Hong Kong and knew I would love it.

It's the Year of the Dragon, so this is especially auspicious.

The green ribbon looked like it matched in real life, but the camera sure changed its color!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Yesterday is History

Diane always ends our classes with "Yesterday is history, tomorrow will be a mystery, but today is the present so go out and enjoy the gift.

for her birthday, I made this card and on the inside I said to celebrate her day and that she was a gift to us.

The shiny paper is fun!   I had it from when I was working with Paper Temptress. She has the prettiest papers around, but sadly I seem to be taking my art in other directions these days.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Family visit

We all made a quick trip to Wisconsin for grandpa's funeral ... and my sister did a lot to make life easier while we were there. This is the card I am sending her today.

It's an old stash card from a Stampin Up workshop, but seemed to be appropriate.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Birthday - Josh and Jess

I made cards for my niece and nephew.

Not sure my heart is into card making these days!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

More violets

Colored pencil on tracing paper.

teapot Tuesday

free digi bird
I have been missing the teaparties lately and today's teapot just wanted to be drawn.

 So here is my rendition.