a couple from this afternoon

Today our entire shop was treated to lunch by a local construction co. we do business with. and DH asked for a Large "frilly" thank-you card... so, after riffling through my already colored images tin settled on this daisy swing hedgie... figured you cant get much frillier then lace and scallops... and its HUGE. 5 1/2" x8" in real life. the hedgies stamped on gp110 and colored with prisma pencils there is some gold liquid pearls in the centers of the daisy flowers. (this panel is up on pop dots) the sentiments from SU, the textured green & Yellow cardstocks are from Bazzill, the printed paper is from K&Co and the lace is from wrights.
This one's for Glinda's family. i know the colors are not what you'd expect to see on an sympathy card but, i could not make my self make the card dark and gloomy. She was such a special beautiful lady i wanted to send her family something that expressed how i felt about her. she will be dearly missed by many many stampers.


some from the last few days

This Autumn Cruise Mousie was run through an Curved rectangle nestie then i cut the short ends off in the paper trimmer to make flat sides... some Nick Bantock ink along the edges, the pp's from K&Co a walmart pack a while back, the mulberry is unknown and the cardbase and ribbon is Papertrey Ink's Aqua Mist. this is 5X7 in real life.
The Main image is called Jolly Jack Frost from Paperinspirations and this is the first one i put together stamped Jack on su soft sky and then used the border scallops to make the edge and an 1/8" hole punch to insert the (cheap generic red organdy) through the holes. the black mat is Bazzill, and the opal shimmery cardstock is Stardream. the sentiments from SU (Snowflakes) and its 5X7 in real life.
this Jolly Jack Frost (from Paper Inspirations) was found in my stocking this Christmas so this is the second card i did with him. stamped on SU Soft Sky with India Ink Black then painted with Shimmerz Paints. the sentiments from Personal Stamp Exchange and this is 4 1/2 X 6 in real life.
Closer look at the paint, i had first painted the snowman face with angel wings then painted over that with an creamier color. (have to peek at the jar) because you could not see the angel wings on the piece at all.
Have a couple of ladies i mail cards to battling Breast Cancer, and though this may work for thinking of you cards for them... Fairy's from PSX and the sentiments from CatslifePress. this is 4 1/2X6 in real life.
fairies are blingy right? :)


Christmas Eve

This sentiment came to me via the pif swaps from Leibetty, (thanks Leigh Anne) its currently on the package that J will open tonight. Traditionally always always new PJ's. (does your family do that?) mine did, i think i finally asked my mom why somewhere around the age of 30 or so and the answer happened to be so everyone looks nice in their photos in the morning... :) so, this year the getting to smart for his own good kid has a pack of boxers on top of the pj's. which although he has convinced himself it really is PJ's in that box the look on his face when he opens it and finds underwear first should be fairly priceless.. this is an Elzybells sentiment stamped with Versafine Olympia green on gp110 and i color dusted some shabby shutters distress ink over the top of that. it was trimmed with an long rectangles die. the red is a scrap of Jupiter Stardream (shimmer cardstock) and the pp is from Basic Grey, the yellow is from SU and off the top of my head i don't remember which one. the ribbons from May Arts and that big heart brad is unknown. i did layer a second piece of the yellow to the back side to hide the ribbon ends and brad prongs.
Now this is something i put together for Tim's parents for Christmas, His mom is sick in bed so it may be a day or two or three before they receive it. its 6 inches square in real life. the PSX image is colored with prisma pencils the mat under this is blush blossom cardstock and the sentiments from Hero Arts, the lace is vintage and unknown. the green pp is from Basic Grey (the reverse side of the holly print on the tag above) and the textured cardbase is bazzill.
This is one i did with a new stamp that i ordered with part of my gift certificate from my wrak ss (artsylori) Thanks Lori!! its stamped on GP110 and colored with prisma pencils then cut out and layered to the cream stardream shimmer cardstock the red lace is unknown, the green satin is offray. that sentiments from the stampin up set fancy flexible phrases and was die cut with nestiblities dies. the cardbase is Mellow moss.
this was just for fun one i put together for Tim yesterday and also a new house mouse stamp thanks to Lori, its called eek, eek ,eek... I know what your thinking when you see this...
what you don't know is that its been at least 5 years since Ive talked on the phone and i have a phone program now and what happens is if i flip the switch on the sound processor from the everyday program to the phone program it searches for the phone and blocks sound where i am at so that the ear is focused on the noise coming from inside the phone not where i am at, so the first time i tried this i called from home to the office on my cell phone (which i have used for a couple of years now just as a text message box) (and its pink) lol, and now i have tried it twice with the land line phone at work. funny thing when i use it with my cell phone i cannot hear myself talking but, i think when i used the land line there was a slight i could almost hear myself speaking and the getting the receiver in the right spot seems to be tricky too because, haha on my i kept putting it to my ear (which is deaf) and I'm not sure about this part but, I think that it maybe that i need to get the phone receiver over the place where the magnetic connect.
Interesting thing this road to better hearing. its kind of a funny thing people always ask me every time we come back from seeing the Dr. and having it adjusted "how is your hearing" to which the reply has become... Probably better then yours *smile* it's bionic... lol so, then i know what they mean so i give them the latest comprehension levels (which is 80%) and what makes speaking on a phone possible. neat thing, got an email from the surgeons office today so we go back to the hospital to see the surgeon in January (this is a pre-surgery medical briefing type visit) then after that i find out when i will become bi-lateral with the second ear. this is thrilling and scary at the same time. thrilling/excited is winning though. :)
a close up look at the bling. the Jupiter (red) stardream is a shimmer cardstock and the cloud 9 (friskars) printed paper has like its not glitter more like diamond glaze 3-d shinny glue on bits of the hearts on the paper. the main image is up on pop dots but, this is pretty flat for the most part and is 4 1/2 X 6 in real life. i have a stack of these stamped to color so i can start making "call me" cards... you know call me make my day! :)
at any rate i hope you have a beautiful Christmas! (were gonna have a white one! whoo!) :)


peaceful colored sympathy

This was totally inspired by an color combo i was asked to stamp this close to a memory set in for a snag for Diane in Iowa. Thanks Diane! the petals are so saffron, the stems are mellow moss and the sentiments always artichoke (markers) and the mat on this is river rock card stock and since i had originally cut it on the largest size of petite ovals i then trimmed it with scissors to add the black mat. this is up on pop dots and the gold organdy is unknown. (the gold looks better with the petals in real life though then in this photo) the speckled green card stock was from that club scrap prize and the black textured card stock is bazzill. the base of this 5X7 card is river rock that was randomly stamped with the hero arts fancy filaments leaf stamp.
not sure if the gold bow is just over the top on a sympathy card or not? Tim's thought was i could change it to a black bow. (which of course would require a shopping trip since i don't have black organdy that would fit into those huge holes from the ribbon slot punch) I did think though as i was doing it because i do not need a sympathy card at the moment it was alot easier to put this together then they usually are like when you need one. so I may play with this set some more while i have it out.


This afternoons cards

Impression Obsession stamps on hammermill 110 cream cardstock with India Ink black, the latte mug is colored with prisma pencils, the green pp is from Fancy Pants. the green mulberry paper is from an old mat stack. and the green mat under the pp is from Bazzill. the green double stitched ribbon is unknown, the cardbase is papertrey ink spring moss cardstock and it is 5X7 in real life. Just a little something I've been meaning to make since i first seen the lockhart apron stamp... The inspiration came from an real life one hanging in my kitchen with that sentiment boldly across the chest of it. the apple and towel were stamped on gp110 and colored with copics and paper pieced to the cream cardstock. the apron is also colored with copics the pp is an RAK from Leigh Anne and the cardbase is ridinghoodred.
Impression Obsession Swans with an A Muse sentiment. the ribbons May arts, just a bit of prisma pencil on the image, which was stamped on SU Kraft cardstock with India Ink Black. The textured green mat is from Bazzill.
This expectafellabella stamp was mailed to me as an granted wish from AnMiSu (thanks so much Michelle! Its colored with prisma pencils (except the skin is markers) and the Sentiments from Hero Arts, the scallop mat is a scrap of fancy pants pp, the mat under that is a scrap of Kraft cs, the mat under that is blush blossom the pp under that is Basic Grey and the cardbase is Blush Blossom, the peachy pink organdy is unknown.


More Recent Christmas Cards

these are some from today. this is an Inky Antics Snow Angel that came to me as part of my secret santa pif gift package from Diane. DSL881 (I'm probably going to do a separate post for the gift shots and Christmas Cards i am receiving closer to Christmas i think?) anyways its colored with pencils, the dotted pp is from Foofla, the green swirl is su old olive and the green base pp is Basic Grey. this is 5 1/2" square in real life.
Did this one first, it did not start out so distressed but, when i tried to layer the image to the scallops i got it crooked and when i pulled it apart the white piece got much thinner and crumpled so out came the old paper distress in an effort to "save it" so, the Merry Christmas is an Joanns 1$ stamp (this year) and the snowflake pp is from basic Grey. the cardbase is barely banana and the sentiment layer and scallop layer are So Safaron. this ones also 5 1/2" square in real life.
bling crop view.
This is an wish rak image, i think its whippersnapper but, it came to me in one of those envelopes with assortment packs and i put all the images together so, i don't know its name or who sent it to me. its colored with prisma pencils. the sentiments from hero arts. the pp is double sided Making Memories pp. this one is 5X7 in real life.
This one is an PIF image from Turtlescrapper, thanks Jaclyn! its colored with prisma pencils, some vintage lace over the daisy D's pp. this one is 5X7 also.
This is another PIF image (whippersnapper) I have to find my notebook and edit to say where it came from and what its name is, Ive had it colored for a very long time. the ruffle ribbon was from the short lived PIF ribbon swap and came to me from Leigh Anne. (I'm pretty sure) this ones is 4 1/2 X 6 in real life.
This Spirit of Christmas (kitty) is an PIF image from CatCrazy (Thanks Janice!) the sentiments an stampa rosa house mouse one, the green (PTI) cardstock was run through an script cuttlebug folder (twice) then just layered the mat over the seam. this one is 5X6 (something not quite 7 ) in real life. the mulberry is from an old mat stack the greens look a little better together in real life then the do on this lap top monitor.
This Deck the Halls kitty is an PIF image from Menolly13 (Thanks Melissa!) colored with prisma pencils, the pp is a double sided CTMH pp and the red cardstock is Bazzill. this is 4 1/2 X 6 in real life also.
Did this one today real quick as part of an personal challenge i have been thinking about doing for some time now, i make a lot of cards. and i own alot of stamps... lol
but some of my stamps (such as this one) i have only stamped them for other people...
this is an Lockhart Heart wreath, colored with Prisma Pencils. the Love tag is from the su set "love is in the air" teeny tiny eyelet is from MM as is the strip of red dot pp. the green dot pp is unknown (and was cut with the petite ovals) the circle mats are up on popdots and this is 4 1/2X6 in real life.


some quickie cards

Stampa Rosa "Ace of Hearts" stamped with India ink black on Georgia pacific 110# white cardstock and colored with prisma pencils. the sentiments from Stampin up, stamped with same ink on the back (smoother) side of a scrap of the bazzill cardstock used as the base. (this measures 5X7 in real life.) the polka dot printed paper is from Bo Bunny Press, the mat is also Bazzill cardstock.
this was done with the scraps of the card above, Northwoods Potted Poinsettia the Holiday hello is from Stampin up and is up on a pop dot. this ones 5" x 5 1/2"
I stamped this penny black image a while back on a scrap of stardream (shimmer) light blue cardstock with the India Ink black as an experiment and let it sit over night, then colored the hat and scarf with gelly roll glaze pens and let it sit again. stripe pp is from Basic Grey, these were die cut with spellbinders nestiblities mega Curved rectangle dies, the sentiments from su and up on a pop dot. this ones 4 1/2" X6" in real life.
hands are too cold to type properly so may come back and edit later.


Just saying Hello

This is 4 1/2 X6 inches in real life, the Daisy Swing (hedgehog) was diecut with nestibilities Petite Ovals (funny thing these are larger then the classic ovals YAY!) its colored with prisma pencils with some opal (Liquid Pearls) in the centers of the daisy's. this whole panel is up on pop dots. the vine pp is from K&Co. the yellow picot ribbon is from Making Memories the green loopy (ribbon) is from May Arts, the green sheer ribbon is unknown.
just another angle shot. ( I like to see these so that's why i shoot them) ;)


Season Of Thanks!

Just a little something on my mind lately...
American Home image is from Stamps Happen Stamped on GP110 and colored with prisma pencils. Season of thanks sentiment is from an old Stampin Up set (with the same name)die cut with the Spellbinders Nestibilities curved rectangles (smallest size) the mat was cut with scissors as they layers are not this close together. there is some Old Paper Distress ink on the edges of the GP110. White satin ribbon is unknown, and the blue sheer with stripes is May Arts. the Star PP is from Reminisce, the dots is from MM,
Cardbase is Papertrey Ink White and measures 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 inches in real life.
This Image just makes me feel so grateful to be an American and so Thankful for all our Military Families. Hope your all having a blessed Thanksgiving.

Happy Thanksgiving

I used the mega curved rectangles (nestiblities dies) on this card. (used some of the money my mom gave me for my birthday to order them and they just arrived in the mail the other day. (Thanks Mom) :) I'm planning to send you some samples of the die cuts because (they will work in your cuttlebug) Anyways this is 5X7 in real life. Penny Black "I'm So Cute" dog with an Inkadinkado Sentiment. the polka dot pp is from an scrap and i used some old paper distress along the edges of the white panel so they could blend a little better. the cream paper flower is from Bazzill (who knew they made flowers?) not I (this is also another birthday gift from Jan) red prima flower and button with dmc floss. Thought it would look cool with the layers sewn but, even going reallllyy SLLOOOOW i could not get the stitches to follow the curves exactly. (so harder to do then circles) :) yeppers those snowmen have the bodies to prove it too eh?
just messing around, i don't do much in the way of altered things very often. but these were fun. all of the pp (except the red check) is Basic Grey, the tags were cut with nestibility dies. (curved rectangles and scalloped rectangles) slimming chocolate sentiments from Inkadinkado, the worthwhile chocolate sentiments from Limited Editions, the Enjoy is from Hero Arts. these were stamped with Distress Inks (fired brick) brackets are die cuts from Quickutz. various ribbons. found you have to make these fit the bars though you cant just make wrappers and then go buy bars there are just so many size variations of chocolate.
just some things from yesterday afternoon...


Play room snap shots

Found this at an holiday craft bazaar yesterday... and it just screamed haul me home... It was hanging on a wall in the booth. but, it folds from the backside so can sit flat too...
Side view
late last night after moving some sentiments to it... If you have never seen photos of my space these are "re-arranged shots" last month the shelves fell down inside my closet so during the clean up and putting things back into the closet i was able to move all my tackle boxes of embellishments and all my punchies to the closet also, so the only thing that was left on one of the 6 foot tables was my sewing machine. so
Tim knocked the badly installed shelf that used to be in the corner of this space and i moved the short folding table to the corner and the desk out where the altered bakers rack of stamps used to be and parked my sewing machine on it. the photo boxes are holding spellbinders dies and embossing folders and such.
Main work space this is an 6Foot wide costco folding table set at counter height.
Had this on the wall for about a week maybe a week and a half, its just not deep enough to have round edge sentiments sit inside it. had it on the closet door for a day that didn't last long, then had it on the wall where the ink pads were moved to, that didn't work any better. So Tim says he can install some bracket things under this table so i can slide it in and out. (like a real drawer)
So, this meant moving the little black table i found this summer and because its on the end of this table I cannot put stamp boxes on it or cannot open the closet door... so a whole bunch of stamps are on the floor under the table in the corner.
flower jars, buttons etc.
table in the corner, the Stationery boxes in the center the two on the left are holding stamped images (that need colored) the box on the right is blank cardstock quarters, wish sheets, envelopes (things i use all the time stamping raks and trades)
look at the corner, moved all the paper closer together, still some on top of that table though but, its easier to pick the piece i want since its all mostly in one place now. cut cardstocks and pads are on the table.
moved this away from the door and up against the wall. the wall space between the two closet doors is actually wide enough that maybe maybe if i beg Tim could make me a similar kind of rack but, one where the trays are closer together and maybe three across... (this would keep me from crawling under the table so much) (well for a while till i bought more stamps again)
mostly the whole corner...