Friday, March 29, 2013
Happy Good Friday to everyone. I hope everyone is enjoying some family time. We all are home today. I have some little necklaces I want to try to make for all the little girls that will be at our Easter dinner on Sunday. I'm just having a problem coming up with something for the boys. If anyone has any suggestions , I'm open for some.
I'm late posting my card so I've missed the challenges that it was made for. But here it is anyway. I cut it out shaped, and left the die cut on to ink so the edges stayed white. I then stamped the image and colored it with pencil crayons. Add a few gems and the sentiment.
Monday, March 25, 2013
Since easter is coming this weekend. I decided to do an easter theme. This is my fav easter stamp. The little mouse with the easter eggs. I colored it with watercolor pencils. The yellow is hand made paper that I found in my paper stash. I haven't used buttons and twine for a while so had to throw a few of those on.
graphicat - #24
little red wagon - #177 - easter
cute card Thursday - #261 - easter parade
raise the bar - #136 - spring is a hop away
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Yesterday was the first day of spring. Not looking like spring around here. It has been snowing all week. -5 temperatures. I am so done with winter, looking forward to nice warm sunny skies again. Although with that comes the black flies. But at least they don't last as long as the snow.
When I got home I spent the afternoon creating. I love the look of this blue against the white. Just stunning. I cut my 2x2 squares, stamped the flower on them, and inked around the edges with the same ink. Adding a simple sentiment.
365 Cards - Day 78 - A Matter of Twinches
Sunday, March 17, 2013
It has turned out to be another beautiful sunny day here. Although I'm not out enjoying it. I do enjoy the sun coming in the front windows.
I just love doing monochromatic cards. I always have a hard time with what colors to put together, and this is so simple. Besides they look great. My image was stamped with versa mark and embossed in brown, just to give it a little extra depth and shine. I add just a bit of stickles on the roof of the church to look like snow shining. My sticky mesh I colored with a marker after trying distress ink and finding out it just rubs off making a big mess. And a little bit of gold cording.
I even managed a few challenges again today:
Jingle Belles-neutral monochromatic
Sentimental Sunday-anything goes
thanks for stopping by
Saturday, March 16, 2013
I actually had fun with card. Stamping the umbrellas with versa ink and clear embossing them. Then inking the paper. The boots were stamped on colored paper, colored with shapies, then cut out and glued onto the circle.
I even managed to cover four challenges
365 Cards-Day 72-Rain
Cute Card Thursday-Anything Goes
Sweet Stop Sketches-#202-Springtime
Creative Accents-Anything Goes
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Hop on over to minted strawberry for the full instructions.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
The project for today was redoing an old calendar. I have had this calendar sitting on my craft table since I made it in 2008. A couple of weeks ago I found calendar stickers. They are smaller than the original, so I had to improvise. Cutting white card stock the same size as original and stuck the sticker at the bottom. Then I added a stamp or stick to match the page. I now will know what day it is again.
Off to finish my sock. Good news it's a match to one I've already finished.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
What a wonderful week we've been having. Another relaxing day. After a trip to the dentist for the kids, it was craft time. Two days in a row I've managed to sit at my craft table to create. After dinner it was off to the movies. Family night at the movies. Didn't realize when we planned to go tonight that it was cheap night, so the theatre was packed. Oz was our choice tonight. Great movie.
Today I choose a pet sympathy card. They were a big hit at one of the craft sales I went to, and I'm almost out. I water colored the cute puppy stamp, and found a little metal bone to match the bones on the paper.
Monday, March 11, 2013
So this is the fourth day I've been home. Third for the kids. It's so nice to be on holidays. No plans, no schedules, just do what we want. So relaxing. I have even managed to find time to make a card. It's been so long. First I had to find my craft table. Stuff wasn't being put away, and if they don't know what to do with it, they pile it on mom table. I had actually colored the flowers awhile ago and ended up not using them. So it was just a matter of putting a base together. Turned out not bad.