Wednesday, May 30, 2007

New York Style

This is one of the stamps I had purchased over the weekend while shopping at the Virginia Beach AC Moore. I colored it using SU markers (to give it watercolored look). I added a gold bead to her ring finger for added interest.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

I'm home and I'm ready to play!

Yes, I've neglected my blog. But, for good reason. I've been playing the "single mom" role for the past ten - eleven weeks, now, and this past week was just hectic beyond belief. But, after a wonderful weekend with my husband and son in Washington DC, I am back and I'm ready to play. This card is made using Glimmer Mist spray. It's a water-based ink that has fine mica mixed into it. I sponged the cardtock with Tea-Dye Distress Ink. Then, I sprayed Olive and Copper Glimmer Mist spray. After drying, I stamped the "Dutch Room" image (Queen's Dresser Drawers). I stamped it again on ivory cardstock, added party hats to each girl, and colored their dresses to match their hats.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Cards for Troops

I got busy this evening and made 20 cards for US and Canadian Troops stationed in Iraq, Afghanistan and South Korea. Since the folks in Iraq and Afghanistan don't have access to a Hallmark Store, I wanted to pitch in and contribute cards to be sent to them so they have something to send to loved ones back home. This is part of an ongoing effort on I'm trying to meet a goal of at least 10 handmade cards each day/night. Usually, I make pretty elaborate cards with many layers and sometimes, many embellishments. Since these cards needed to be light (so all they have to do is place just one postage stamp on the envelope), I hade to be sure not to overdo it with layers and embellishing. Also, since the soldiers are going to need cards for a multitude of events and purposes, I tried to make most of the cards as generic in theme as possible.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Just a few cards I made today. The first one is just a funky one using the "Darling" stamp by Stampers Anonymous. Friendship word is by Stampin Up. The second one uses the Spots background stamp by Stampin Up and the sentiment is by TAC (The Angel Company). TFL!

Happy Mother's Day!

I'd like to wish all moms a Happy Mother's Day! I hope you have a very relaxing day and you're pampered to the fullest!

Saturday, May 12, 2007

And now.....for some green and pink cards.....

I'm running a little low on my birthday card stash. I am in love with the Nick Bantock Chartreuse Green ink. I got a deal online a month ago (12 ink pads for $12). What a steal! These ink pads are so juicy. Just love 'em! Anyway, these cards use a combination of Stampin Up, All Night Media (Anna Griffin), and The Angel Company stamps. On each card, I used some poster tape to give a part of the card a "lift." The butterfly is colored with Prismacolors.

My muse is back!

It's been a busy week at work, I am the HR person where I work, and this week, we had to conduct orientations and trainings for new and old employees, Let's just say my muse ended up falling asleep because I was too preoccupied with work. But, this Saturday morning, I got my tush in gear and whipped out the last collage card I'm submitting for a swap on the Stamp Shack, Eiffel Tower Collage stamp is by Stampers Anonymous, Woman collage image by Stampin Up and Postage cancellation stamp is by Renaissance Artstamps.

Saturday, May 5, 2007

Just a few cards I plan to submit

Just a few cards I've made. I plan to submit the Marilyn Monroe card to a magazine (keeping my fingers crossed it will be picked up). The other two cards are for a swap I'm in on The Stamp Shack. TFL!

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

The Glance

This is an attemp to intermingle a vintage image with more eclectic, whimsical stamps and a little more "modern" flair (by using the scalloped punch and polka dot paper). The image of the woman is called "The Glance" by Stampington & Co. I used Autumn Leaves stamps (from Rhonna Farrer's "Swirls" and "Flowers") for the side border. Adding primas ties it altogether and gives the card texture. I may use this card as a Mother's Day card. I'm not sure yet. I know my sister-in-law and my mom would like it.