Monday, January 21, 2013

What a week

I was so glad to get in my stamp room this weekend. The flu stormed through our house last week and between taking care of a sick husband and child and then getting a terrible cold myself I didn't know if it was going to happen this weekend or not. After trying three different pharmacies my hubby finally scored some Sudafed and I am feeling darn near one hundred percent!
On to my card today. The layout is Deconstructed Sketch 85. I really like this one. I used one of my new stamps from Paper Smooches called Cuteasaurus! Dinosaurs are still really popular with kids, especially my teenage daughter! I colored the little dino with copics and then layered the image onto a red square swatch (spellbinders). I found the patterned paper in a pile of scraps. I wish I knew the manufacturer. I stamped the sentiment on green cardstock cut with a MFT bracket die.
Hopefully this week will be much better and I will get more time in my stamp room.
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Saturday, January 12, 2013

Smarty Pants

 I couldn't wait to get my hands on this adorable little girl! I love everything about this stamp set from There She Goes. From her little shoes, to the untucked shirt to the glasses with a piece of tape in the middle to the bow in her hair! She is just so darn cute!!! I colored her with colics and then layered the image onto an oval cut with a Spellbinders scalloped oval die. The delicious papers are from Imaginisce and they are perfect for this stamp set. I added some twine and a button from my stash. The red flags were cut with a MFT fishtail banner die and topped off with some black pearls.
Close up shot of Smarty Pants with a little spica glitter on her bow and tape on her glasses!
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Wednesday, January 9, 2013


I am not usually a sentiment only type of card maker, but I fell in love with these great Words of Wisdom from Verve Stamps. I had never ordered from Verve before, but I am happy to say the service and quality is awesome. I had some technical difficulties on my end and they were quick to help me out--during the holiday rush no less and the stamps were on my doorstep lickity split! What more can a girl ask for?
I stamped the image and then used a Spellbinders Label 3 die to cut it out. While it was still in the die I highlighted it with some blue chalk. The patterned paper is from My Mind's Eye.
My youngest daughter is trying out for a school play this week, thought this card would be a perfect little boost to her confidence!
BTW did you happen to notice the Angie's Originals watermark? One of my 2013 goals is to learn some new things. I still need some practice on shading and sizing but I am getting there!
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