Monday, July 25, 2011

Sending Happy Thoughts

I am still playing around with the Hero Arts Stamps.  I posted the link to the Outlines Stamps and then started to look at the cards and wanted to try one.  So here it is.  Not sure about the colors in the flower.  I think I could have chosen better. 

Thinking of You

While having a wonderful time at Kathi's barbeque we were talking about a card that we saw at Great Scraps in Millersville MD.  They had used a Hero's Art stamp.  This card reminded me so much of the cards that does.  Matter-of-fact when I first saw it I thought it was an Outline Stamp but it was a Hero Art stamp called Layered Flowers.  So I had to try it.  One year at Christmas I made all my Christmas cards using an Outline Stamp that is a Christmas Ball.  I embossed, cut and layered until I could do it no more.  It was a lot of fun tho a lot of work.  So this is my take on the card we saw.  I can't remember the details except for the layered flowers. 

Sunday, July 17, 2011

My New Found Love for Brayering

Last weekend, as an early birthday gift, Mom (aka Gloria) took me to a class with Michelle Zindorf.  Well that's all it took....I'm in love with a new technique...BRAYERING!

Here is a card I made yesterday using this technique. 

I hope you all enjoy looking at it as much as I did making it.

Thanks Michelle for being such a FANTASTIC teacher!!



Saturday, July 16, 2011

Love is like a butterfly

This card I made just so I could try out the new die that I got from Joans Gardens.  I know you are expecting me to say I love it.  Seems like I just love everything about stamping.  Well, I do.  lol  The oval with the flowers around it is a case from Linda Duke.  Gosh, she makes beautiful cards.  I got the flowers all colored with copics and then was pleased with the way I got them glued on, then what do I do--Glue the whole thing on at an angle.  Can you believe that??  Well, there was no taking it apart because of the type of glue I used so I guess it is going to stay that way. The card measures 5 x 6 3/4".  I usually make the A4 size but this larger size is really growing on me. 

Get well card

One of the girls that I stamp with is sick and so I made a card for her.  I love this image from Flourishes.  They make the most beautiful stamps.  This stamp set is called Spring Has Sprung. The cardstock is soft suede from Stampin Up.  The designer paper is from a 6 x 6" tablet called Botanical by Prima Marketing.  I cut a few swirls with my cricut to paste under the Spellbinders lables.  Not sure I care all that much for the pearls.  I think it would be better with some gold brads or something a little darker in color.  I just might change that.  But all and all I am pretty happy with the way it came out.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Dylan's Quilt

Today I started a quilt for Dylan.  He wanted a Star Wars Quilt.  I have looked everywheres and I can't find any Star Wars material.  The closest I could find was material that had the solar system on it.  He seems happy with it so far.  I think it will turn out ok.  I plan to put a narrow black border around it and then a larger  one out of the material with the solar system on it.  Not sure yet what I will bind it with.  This quilt is called a dissapearing nine block.  It is a lot easier than it looks. Do you think it is bright enough? lol

Get well card

I had to make a get well card and I thought that this Stamp by Judith fit the bill. I just love this pig. He just looks so down. lol I colored the image with copics after I stamped it in Memento Ink. The paper I used is Mohawk Bright white. It is so much like the Stampin Up White. It has a real smooth texture and is just a dream to stamp and color with Copics on. The pink paper in the background is from a tablet called Sweet Nectar by K & Company.