Monday, January 30, 2012

Feeling Cupidy

Yep, the adorable bunny from The Cat's Pajamas is back. Just in time for Valentine's Day. He is all dressed up with all the cupid necessities, wings and a bow and arrow!
I colored him with copics and added just a little sparkle to his wings with a spica glitter pen. I kept the card pretty clean and simple, added a scalloped swag from my WRMK Love Struck pad and just a small blue square embossed with my Seeing Spots folder.
Close up shot to show a little more detail.
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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Peek a boo

This is one of my favorite stamps from My Favorite Things, Pure Innocence Peek A Boo. I used Karen Giron's Sweet Sunday Sketch for this card--love the sketch. I colored the image with copics and paper pieced her dress with Milton and Company papers from Wild Rose Studios. Big change from all the pink and red I have been using lately and I love it!

This is a close up shot of the little darling, I added pearls to her dress and the flower in her hair.
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Friday, January 20, 2012

Valentine Baker

If you are a long time follower of my blog you may recognize this little baker from last year. I love stamps that I can pull out year after year. This is from In Style Stamps called Patty Love. I guess this stamp could be for a birthday or Valentine's Day. I am using it for a Valentine's Day card. I colored her with copics and then added a bit of sparkle to her cupcake. I embossed the pink layer with a Sizzix Valentine #4 folder. The patterned paper is more of the WRMK Love Struck pad. I finished it off with some baker's twine and a big, pink button.
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Wednesday, January 18, 2012


This clean and simple card was not my original plan. I had a different image all colored and ready to go and then....then I took it a step too far and messed it up. I already had the floral paper and the felt glued on, I didn't want to waste the cute card base so I used a different image I had colored earlier. I am not sure I will do a lot more CAS cards, but this one is perfect for Gracie. Poppy loves to see Gracie in overalls, and as soon as I saw this Pure Innocence stamp from My Favorite Things I thought of her. I guess this will be Gracie's card this week!
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Monday, January 16, 2012

Grow a Little Love

One of my goals this year is to practice (and hopefully master) copic hair coloring. There are tons of videos and tutorials out there, but I have admired Bev Rochester's work for a long time so I used her video as a guide. I have a long ways to go, but I am so happy with the way little Wryn's hair turned out. Wryn is a new digital image from Tiddly Inks. I love Tiddly Inks, they are so darn cute and the best part is I don't have to stalk the UPS guy waiting for a rubber stamp!
On to the deets, I colored Wryn with copies and then layered the image onto solid pink card stock. The patterned papers are from a We R Memory Keepers Love Struck pad. I strung the heart buttons on some twine, love the way it turned out!
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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Clowning Around

Here is the second card I am sending to Gracie.
The stamp set is Clowning Around from The Cat's Pajamas. The penguins seem to be having a great time!
I colored the image with copics and added some spica glitter highlights. I layered the image onto an inverted circle die cut with Nestabilities. The patterned paper is from the October Afternoon Campfire collection. I used my new Fiskars Jester punch for the red card stock and then added some bright blue bakers twine. I added some bright rhinestones to finish it off.
Can't wait to get this in the mail!
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Monday, January 9, 2012

Miles Above The Rest

My youngest daughter is in high school and while she doesn't have the big class parties anymore, she does like to give small treats to a few friends. I was downstairs in my stamp room over the weekend trying to brainstorm something that was cute but not cutesy. This is what I came up with.
I took a 3 1/2 x 2 inch paper bag and cut the top off with a zig zag die. I added some red and black cardstock and then used some My Mind's Eye Lost and Found Union Station patterned papers. I used my new Sizzix embossing folder on the red circle and then got to work on the bunny. I love this bunny and the sentiments that came with the set--perfect for lots of occasions. I colored the bunny with copies and then paper pieced his parachute with more of the Union Station papers. I stamped the sentiment and then cut it out with a First Place Ribbon Die from My Favorite Things. To finish it off I added some silver gems on the bottom and tied the bag shut with some baker's twine and a button (a la Jen Del Muro). I think these will be perfect for my daughter to fill with a few chocolates and give to a few special friends.
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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

My First Valentine

Not only is this my first Valentine's Day card for 2012, it is also my first entry into the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge.  If you'll remember one of my goals this year is to try more challenges. No better time to start than now.
I stamped the image from In Style Stamps called Patty Love. I colored her with copies (using my favorite color combo, pink and brown) and then added a little sparkle to her chain of hearts. I layered the image on to a Nestabilities heart circle. The two hearts in the corner are actually from the die. I added a pop of green to go with the Fancy Pants Hearts and Dots Bracket paper--left from last year. I used my new Sizzix embossing folder on the green card stock--got a feeling you will be seeing a lot of that embossing! I finished the whole thing off with some wonky zig zag stitches, I love how it ties it all together.
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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Gracie's Cards No 1

One of my goals this year is to send more cards, I make a ton of them but for some reason I end up with a huge pile that never get mailed out. Why create all these beautiful (IMHO) cards if they are just going to sit in a box right? I decided to try to send one a week to my granddaughter, Grace.  She is almost three and loves to get stuff in the mail, especially cards with a couple sheets of stickers to play with inside!
Anyways, this is the first card for Gracie this year. I used the Green Acres set from Taylored Expressions. I  colored the farmer, cow and the haystacks with copics and added spica glitter to the farmer's pitch fork and the cow's bell. The clouds were cut with a die from The Cat's Pajamas. The patterned paper is from October Afternoon's Campfire pad.
For the inside of the card, I used one of the sentiments and added a haystack.
Think this is a great way to start Gracie's card collection!
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Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy Birthday!

Now that the holidays are over I have a stack of thank you cards as well as a couple of birthday cards to work on. This little cake cutie is from The Greeting Farm, called Birthday Anya. I kept this card pretty clean and simple--a new look for me, but I like the final result. I colored Anya with copics and then added a little sparkle to her headband and cake with spica glitter pens. I used a Sizzix Christmas Six embossing folder on the aqua card stock. (I saw Jen Del Muro use it and loved it!) No patterned paper this time--strange for me I know but I think the solid card stock worked.
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