Friday, February 26, 2010
"Why did you color me? Why am just laying here on your desk? What are you going to do with me?" I heard her questions all morning and afternoon on Wednesday. She was adorable--I had tried for a summer-looking gauzy feel to her dress--you know the kind that has been washed and is so soft and faded that it's 'almost' white, but still has a hint of the original color? And I was happy with my effort.
Little Red-Head was undaunted, though, and by Wednesday night, I had to cut her out. She lay on my craft table, giving me 'the look'--"Well, now what?"
So I pulled out some of my favorite paper--the BoBunny dots--and set to work on Thursday afternoon. Mind you, I had every intention of cleaning the house, as we are having company for the weekend--but I felt the constant chatter out of Little Red-Head might keep our guests awake. I cut the center circle with my Nestabilities die, and punched the lace strip--and a few hours later, she was happily nestled in with some crocheted flowers.
I imagine I'll hear from her a time or two yet--we haven't agreed whether she's going to be a birthday card or a thinking of your card, or what. For now, though, we are BOTH happy!
Supplies: Paper--GP (white), BoBunny (Dark Denim Dot), green scraps for leaves; punches--Martha Stewart, and unknown large leaf punch; pearls--Crystal Stickers; Nestabilities (large circle); Magnolia--Striped Tights (Magnolia-licious); hand crocheted flowers by me. Copic markers as shown, except for hair colors--I honestly don't remember all the ones I used.
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Thursday, February 25, 2010
Sunday, February 14, 2010
My little cousin, Molly, has a birthday this weekend, and even though she'll get her card a bit late, I wanted to make it special. She and her sister are such great kids, and I don't get to see them nearly often enough!
Since Molly has black hair--I had to attempt that for the first time. I'm pretty pleased the way this little Spring Tilda came out.
Little Molly shares a birthday with her daddy, so I had a second card to make. This golfer bear was the first image I colored when I got my Copics. Unfortunately, I didn't even think to write down the colors I used. The stamp is from Darcie's Country Folk, and the papers are GP and DCWV. The inside says: Hope your birthday is filled with birdies and so much more!
Watch for a new card in the next few days--I promise!
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
I went shopping yesterday and got some beautiful stamps for Easter--a set from Inkadinkado that includes the classic 'praying hands' image. YAY! I've been looking for it for months, and even though this one is a little bit smaller than the one I originally wanted, I'm SO happy to have found it.
Now I just need to figure out which Maggies I want to get next, and get my order in to Diana at Magnolia-licious! So many to choose from! And to start the planning on my next "Christmas All Year Long" card for the blog hop this month. Check out the January cards at Christmas All Year Long.
Just a quick Valentine today--clean and simple! Bright and cheery colors on such a dreary day in NW Ohio . . .
The background is embossed with a Sizzix embossing folder, with the panel reversed so the dots go to the back instead of sticking out front. The sentiment panel is shown below the card--I outlined it with a text box outline, then edged the cut edge with my BG13 marker.
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Supplies: Cardstock--GP white, Prism black, and DCWV salmon pink; dotted paper by Doodlebug Design (1826 swimming pool swiss dot); Ribbon--Offray black; Stamp--Valentine Tilda (Magnolia-licious); Heart punch by SU!; corner round punch by EK Success; inside sentiment computer generated (font--St. Nicholas); and Copic markers as shown below.