Friday, May 23, 2008

Run for the Roses

Well this card was inspired by the Kentucky Derby (which is also called "The Run for the Roses" in case you didn't know). I enjoyed making it for my Cardi-friends but I don't think I will ever have the BRIGHT IDEA to cut out 20 roses again! LOL

I think I misplaced my mojo- I have loads of cards to do today and I just can't seem to get started... Oh well I hope I get something sorted soon! Take care and thanks for looking!

Stamps - Stampabilities, See D's, Technique Tuesday
Cardstock - DCWV, Bazzill, Georgia Pacific
Color - Prismacolor Pencils, Archival Ink

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Bouncing baby boy!

Here are a couple of cards I have made for a friend and her family on the safe arrival of their little boy. I feel a bit giddy because I have what my husband calls a "lovejob"* order to do another similar one for another couple having a boy at the end of June. Still and order is an order and its my very first - so needless to say I am absolutely delighted!

*lovejob - you do because you love them and don't expect to get PAID!

Cardstock - DCWV pastels, Georgia Pacific. Archiver's
Stamps - Main Image - High Hopes
- Alphabet - MSE, Stampendous
Color - Prismacolor pencils
Ink - Archival Jet Black, Adirondack Espresso, Tsukineko Dew Drop Summer Sky
Ribbons - Michael's
Brads - Making Memories

Friday, May 16, 2008

WILD for you!

This is the card I made for DH for our anniversary - even after all these years I'm absolutely WILD for him! He really is the greatest.

The main image stamps are from High Hopes stamped with Archival Jet Black. The sentiment was made with Stampendous alphabet stamps for the small letters and My Sentiments Exactly for the "WILD" - stamped with Cosmic Copper Dew Drop ink. All colored in with the my trusty Prismacolor pencils and baby oil technique. I decided to keep all the colors muted (read masculine LOL) and tonal. The base cardstock is Blue Linen from Archiver's, with the image mounted on brown Bazzill.

Stamps - High Hopes, Stampendous, MSE
Ink - Archival Jet Black, Cosmic Copper Dew Drop
Color - Prismacolor pencils
Cardstock - Archiver's, Bazzill, Georgia Pacific

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Mother's Day card

Well this card was inspired by the Accordion Card on the Papertake Weekly Challenge last week, that Jukie clued me in on for an idea, and then I looked today before I uploaded and my card seems to fit this week's challenge too! So I am going for it - I can only be wrong (right?) and if I am I'm sure I can live with it either way! LOL

This card was made with some bold DP that I don't know the make of (I would hate to admit how long I have had it)! layered on some DCWV pastel green and lavender cardstock. The dotted organza ribbon is from Michael's and the stamps are Stampedous, Inkadinkadoo, and Hero Arts. The ink is Tsukineko 's Versamagic Dew Drop chalk ink in Spring Pansy and Aloe Vera. AND yes the dots in the flower inspired me to use the dotted organza! Oh and they don't show on the flower so much but each dot in the center of the stamped flower on the front has a dot of glitter glue on it for a bit of BLING!
You can't quite make it out but I used the stamp on the front again on the last "topper" that we wrote messages on for my mother. Hope you like!
Cardstock - DCWV, Georgia Pacific, unknown patterned paper (let me know if you know!)
Ink - Tsukineko's Dew Drop in Spring Pansy and Aloe Vera
Stamps - Inkadinkadoo, Stampendous, Hero Arts
Ribbon - Michael's

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Thank Ewe!

Well today is Mother's Day here in the US and as I didn't finish my mother's card until very early this morning (you just can't rush the creative process ) LOL.... so I haven't taken pictures of it yet, though she said she loved it!

I have however, taken pictures of this "Thank Ewe" card set that I am sending out for some Easter gifts the children received (yes, I am that far behind!!!! I'm wondering if I will ever catch up YIKES).
Take care everyone! and remember to tell your "Mother" just how much you love her and thank her for bringing you into this world!

Stamps - High Hopes
Ink - Archival Ink jet black
DCWV cards and envelopes, cardstock
Michael's dots and stripes grosgrain ribbon
Decoration - prismacolor pencils, baby oil, liquid applique

Monday, May 5, 2008

45 pints of beer on a card, 45 pints of beer, take one down....

LOL I made this as a belated birthday card for a dear friend of ours! He has a keen interest in Beer and Bourbon so I thought while he was dreaming that he might just dream of beer too! So the bloke in the hammock is meant to be him and the background is what he is dreaming of!

The inside sentiment reads - "We wanted you to know that we didn't forget to send your birthday card... we just got overwhelmed by the amount of taste testing"

I've sent it so I'm hoping to hear soon whether he likes it in real life or not however, it passed the first male test, when I ran it past DH so I'm hopeful! LOL

Color - Archival Jet Black, Prismacolor pencils (oderless mineral spirits technique)
Cardstock - Georgia Pacific, Hobby Lobby
Stamps - VivaLasVegastamps, See D's Boys Toys, My Sentiments Exactly
Extras - glossy accents, brads, ATG

Friday, May 2, 2008

Asian April

I know we are in May now in fact we are in the throws of the excitement of the first Saturday of May and exactly what it means in Kentucky!

However, I digress. The topper is the same as the previous post, however I used it with focus on highlighting different colours. Its funny how just changing the colors can make things appear differently.
I have to admit, it's not my favorite card of all time however, I like it... I just don't love it!
Color - Prismacolor pencils, Adirondack Espresso, Archival Jet Black, Tsukineko
Cardstock - DCWV, Georgia Pacific, Tissue paper
Stamps - I Brake for Stamps, Studio G
SCS - Faux Silk.