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Friday, December 31, 2010

OWH more butterflies

Looks like I need to get my blog updated. Here are some more butterflies. Same image, different look. The bottom card used a piece of really old Basic Grey paper. The top 2 I used my new pad which is old, of DCWV Sweet shop. I made several cards with this image. Getting pretty good at making multiples

I have been working on some masculine cards that I will be posting soon

Monday, December 27, 2010

And then I woke up

This is the card I made for my Angela's 49th birthday. I want to do some of these for OWH. I colored with Copics. Added some Diamond Glaze to the umbrella.

The holidays are winding down. Betty goes back to wet Southern CA in the morning. I will get back to eating properly. I have been having pasta and a bit of bread and a couple of pieces of pie and this evening I am up a pound from 2 weeks ago. I can't have that.

My son-in-law replaced my garbage disposal this morning. That gave a nice hit to my pocket book. Then I decided I needed some of that fancy x-press paper to use with my Copics. That was an arm and a leg. I hate to balance my checkbook. The nice thing is I am loving that Michaels has the ATG tape. Been using coupons to buy that. If I was smart I would do that everyday this week. Been using a lot of that tape!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

OWH butterflies

I have found myself making cards even with the holidays approaching. Here are 3 with the same colored image but different papers. The digital word art is from TLC. I have no idea of the company that made the butterfly stamp. It was from an image exchange a long time ago. Colored with Copics

Friday, December 17, 2010

The last of my Christmas cards

This is it folks. The end of my Christmas cards. Would you believe with all the paper I have that I bought 7 sheets of Christmas paper on sale today! With all these holiday cards I reached way back in my stash of papers. The new pads by Cosmo Cricket and Cloud 9 were ignored. I hope after Christmas to maybe pick up some embellishments on the cheap.

I have not made any cards for a few days. I do have my Angela's birthday card done but I will wait to post it. I probably won't update here until after Christmas.

I have spent the last few days messing around with my organizing. I bought 2 of the Cropper Hopper carts on wheels that have 10 12" drawers each. I got them on sale at Joannes for a good price. I have also been scanning my stamped images I have gotten from others. I did some cropping and enhancing and have turned them all into pngs. I am looking forward to taking some of the bigger images and doing a smaller version of them.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Fun cards

I see I haven't updated for a few days. Been busy I guess. Here are a couple more cards. The snowman and reindeer were precolored digital images. The little bear was a piece of clip art. I covered him with Diamond Glaze and then roughed it up to look like fur.

Friday, December 10, 2010


I made 4 of these cards. They were all a little different. Sent 3 of them to my grand kids. It was a digital image but I don't know from who. I added Stickles Distress Rock Candy to the snow lines. Added Diamond Glaze to the tree and snowballs.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Done with my holiday cards.

Finished up the last of my cards. I need to get addressed and stamped now. I guess I will post one a day until they are all here. Several I made duplicates of.

I need to get busy with birthday cards now. My Angela's is the day before Christmas. We always do the big celebration on Christmas Eve. I have several birthdays coming up the first 2 weeks in January so time to get with it.

This card was done in 2 versions. One had red crystal lacquer and one had green. They both look real nice.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Finishing up my holiday cards.

I am almost finished with my cards. I figure I have a few more days before I get them in the mail. I need to start getting them uploaded each day. This card was stamped with Stazon on sleek paper. The oversize snowflake I have had for a couple of years in my stash

Monday, December 6, 2010

Christmas Cocoa

I try to post every 2 days. Looks like I forgot yesterday.

This card was made with a digital image from TLC. I colored with Copics. Put some Diamond Glaze on the marshmellows and candy cane.

I have been making lots of holiday cards. I need to get some pictures taken and posted

I am waiting for my granddaughter and family to arrive from Gold Beach which is 4 hours from here. They got a late start. They are coming to the big city to do some gift shopping.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Pink poodles for Christmas

I made this card for my 9 year old grandaughter. The Poodle is a digital image colored with Copics. What little girl doesn't like pink although she told me a few months ago that purple was now her favorite color

Monday, November 29, 2010

Christmas cheer, Santa is near

This was a fun card. I made 2 like this and am using different paper for 2 more. The digital image is from Bugaboo. The digital sentiment is from TLC. I used Copic markers and also some Spica glitter pens to color her dress. I also used some Sakura Crystal Lacquer on the berries and bulbs. To fasten the ribbon I used my Tim Holtz tiny stapler for the first time. I was pretty impressed.
I just finished the other version so I added it. It appears as the first picture

Friday, November 26, 2010

OWH-I am nuts and bolts about you

I did this card in primary colors for the boys and the girls and then one in very girly colors. I did 7 of each. My mind is a blank on this Black Friday morning. I need to look and see if these were digis. I did them a couple of weeks ago and I have slept since then. It is Stampendous wood mounted stamp I bought just to make these cards for OWH. I kept one of them out to send later to my 6 year old grandson Taylor.

I need to go look at more adds to see what kind of shopping I will do when day breaks.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

When the weather outside is Fros-Tea

I really enjoyed making this card. I have been so caught up in making cards for OWH that I have neglected making other cards. I made this card with a digital image and sentiment from TLC. The paper came with the embossed trees. I colored the image with Copics and used Spica glitter pens on the flakes. I cut and mounted on the DCWV glitter paper in pale lavender. Punched the snowflakes with the glitter paper too. Added some Swarovski crystals for a little more bling. On the sentiment I added Distress Rock Candy Stickles for the snow. I plan on making some cards like this.

Monday, November 22, 2010

TLC challenge

I did this challenge to show my support for all the hard work Paulette does on her blog. I have never figured out how to put a link in a post but you can find a link to her site on my sidebar blog roll.

Although this was a vintage image I needed a more modern look. I will use this as a Valentine for Operation Write Home. I had to restrict the size of the card to A2 so I was limited with embelishments. I colored with Copics and I have to tell you that pie crust gave me fits. I have done pie crust on an image before and it was no fun. I finally used E30 Bisque as a base and went from there on this one. It may very well be my last try at crust. lol The paper is from Basic Grey. I put the red background through my Cuttlebug and added the lace.

Thank you Paulette. Now I need to see if I can link this to your blog.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

OWH-Girls rock too!

This is the last of my rock cards. I made 8, 2 of each design. Made them nice and feminine. I am tired of embossing with black embossing powder. You think you have every little stray piece of powder off until you emboss. Maybe next time I will use clear embossing powder. Whoever heard of green flowers in real life. These Primas were perfect! Made the cards a little edgie. All of the flowers are Prima. The first 2 cards were made with discontinued Basic Grey papers.

Friday, November 19, 2010

OWH-You rock my world

Some more cards made with DCWV mat stack. Made 3 each of these ones. The word art is from TLC.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

OWH-You rock

I have 12 rock cards made. Today I will post 3 of them. I used a DCWV paper pad that Angela gave me this last weekend. I thought they were nice and masculine and suitable for teens and adults. I embossed the guitar on the first 2 cards.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

OWH-Flower cards

Very feminine cards today. The card with the multicolored background and the purple background were made with stickers. The "Lucky to be loved by you" digital word art is from TLC. On that card I took some very old flowers from K&CO. I think and covered the flowers in Diamond Glaze. They look very rich in real life. I popped up the large one to overlap the smaller one.

Monday, November 15, 2010

OWH- songbird

Just a quick post today. I want to get busy on some card making. This is a stamped card using a design from a previous card I made. That makes it easy. Again, I used scraps. I made 2 cards with this paper and I plan on making some more with other paper.

Angela brought me some more paper and I am anxious to use some of it, in particular some paper with guitars. It is black with silver guitars. Should make perfect masculine Valentines for OWH.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Birthday girl

This card will be for my granddaughter Charmaine. She will be 26 in a week. The paper and flower are Prima. I don't need paper but I fell in love with this. It is double sided and from the Fairy Flora collection. I bought 5 different sheets from the line. No, I didn't make the flower. They were 6 in a pack for $5. The flowers are made from the same paper. The digital image is Hope Jacare colored with Copics. I did a little stamping and added some Swarovski crystals for bling.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

OWH-Cosmo Cricket leftovers

More old paper and punch outs that matched the paper from 2007. I have some more punch outs so I will be using those up. I used an edge distress-er on all of the cards. I used Diamond Glaze on the heart and the center of the card with the open heart. The separate center button on three of the cards is popped up. Found some nice looking twine and leather look cording in the jewelry department at Ben Franklin. The twine was white so I soaked it in coffee which I always have in the pot. Tried to keep the cards looking at least a little masculine. Maybe I will have to get John's opinion on that. lol

Monday, November 8, 2010

OWH-Hello to you

I made five cards with this design and paper. Again, very old paper. The acrylic flowers were a purchase from long ago from Michaels $ bin. Looks like they were made to go with this paper! The digital sentiment is from TLC.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

OWH-Valentines with stickers.

I have had these Penny Black valentine stickers forever. The package says they were put out in 2006. In making these cards for OWH I have been trying to use my stash. It is fun using scraps of paper but I admit I did buy 4 sheets just to use for valentines. I also bought some lace trim.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

OWH-Here's a big hug.

I finished six of these cards today. When I scanned I couldn't get the color corrected on the image. The girl is actually quite pink. Well, in this image she is a girl! So very pink. I may do some in greens or blues that aren't girly. I colored with Copics. Did the eyes and teeth with Diamond Glaze, the spots I went over with a Sakura Glaze pen. The digital image is Hope Jacare.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

OWH-Kiss, a jumper cable for the heart

I did eight cards with this design with minor variations of trim. The word art is from TLC. The heart is a Sizzix die. On this card the center of the flower was a brown metal dot by Colorbok. I colored it with a dark red Copic marker. I love the marbled look the marker gave it. The heart (from Peggy) was red but the wrong shade so I colored with H2Os and now they are nice and shiny. These cards will arrive at their destination in time for Valentines Day.