Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Hero Card

Operation Write Home sends cards we address to "Any Hero". These cards go to the heroes themselves, so some of the heroes that, maybe, don't have a large family or support system also gets his or her share of mail while away from home. We hear that this does wonders for the moral of these heroes. This is a one of the "any hero" cards I am sending in my next package. Amuse has a great clear stamp set titled "Hero Mail" that I love. All the stamps I used on this card came from that set.
This afternoon/evening it is scheduled to start snowing again. The good thing about that is I tend to head for my craft room and make more cards. Something good comes from everything, I guess. Have a great, safe day.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Spring Time

The temperature right now is below zero so, again, I'm trying to make cards that remind me of nice warm days. This card seemed to do the trick for me this morning. The flower on this card is a Line Art Studio stencil that I stenciled with chalks and a stencil brush on to Whisper White card stock which has then been run through the Big Shot Machine to cut out using Nestabilities Scallop Ovals. Two other Nestabilities were cut out to use as graduating mats. I wish I could tell you whose designer paper this is, but I have had it for about five years and don't remember where I got it. I also layered White Organza Ribbon from Stampin Up on to a strip of Stampin Up's Lavender Lace's card stock. The card base is also Lavender Lace. This card will go off to the soldiers overseas. Thanks for stopping by. Questions and comments are always appreciated.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Digi Stamp Card

This is a card I made using a DiGi Stamp. That is a digital stamp that you can upload to your computer, print it out and color it or do what you want with it. There are many companies that offer these stamps free of charge. Other companies charge you a minimal amount to use them. I colored this image with Copic Markers. This one was done for a Operation Write Home Challenge last summer. I played with blending two different colors on the girls dress.

Friday, January 21, 2011

"Operation Write Home" Cards

These are a few of the cards I made to send to the soldiers overseas. We send out cards through "Operation Write Home". This is a wonderful organization that sends cards to our "heroes" serving over seas. This group of cards are all made with the "Ready, Set, Snow" stamp set from Gina K. Designs. I think this set is adorable and they just make me smile.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Summer Rose

Our weather forecast for tomorrow is for a second snow storm in a week. I do love the snow but I hate the cold so I started to think about this card that I made a while ago which makes me think of a nice summer afternoon.
I made this card for a special couple that are avid gardeners. I thought it seemed like an appropriate Thank You card to send to them. I used a piece of Vellum card stock from Stampin Up. The two color inks I used were Cameo Coral and Apricot Appeal, both Stampin Up colors. I rubbed the flat surface of the Cameo Coral ink pad across the piece of vellum in several different directions and did the same thing with the Apricot Appeal ink pad. I then turned the vellum over and ran it through the Stampin Up Big Shot machine using the Manhattan Flower Embossing Folder. I cut out the flowers and added Stampin Up's two way glue and Dazzling Diamonds around the embossed edges to achieve that beautiful glittered finish to the outlines of the flowers. I then glued the flowers to a piece of Stampin Up's Whisper White card stock and adhered that onto my card base which is Stampin Up's Apricot Appeal. The "Thank You" stamp and the leaf stamp are both old stamps from Stampin Up. Hope you like it.

A new blogger

Hi Everyone
This is my first post to this new blog that I am just learning how to navigate so please be patient with me.

I have started this blog for several reasons, mainly to showcase some of the cards that I love to make and maybe, in the future, show you how to make them yourself. I do not consider myself a good teacher, but I promise that I will do my best to keep things simple and fun.

If you don't mind I may also share a few funny stories about my "babies" along the way. These two Yorkies, Molly and Daisey, bring so much fun and laughter to our lives that we can't help ourselves but to gush over them.

Hopefully publishing this blog will help to keep me out of trouble but I cannot guarantee that. LOL

I welcome all questions and suggestions