Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Mickey & Minnie Thank You

A thank you card from my daughter and me.... Her Mimi took her for an overnight stay at Disney's animal Kingdom Lodge and then a day at the Magic Kingdom to celebrate my daughter's 7th birthday. From the pictures, their "apartment" was amazing and there's never a bad day at the Mickey's house!

The one that didn't get away....

This is a big fish! I mounted him on paper that has the wood grain look. Colored him with Radiant Pearls (I haven't used them in forever and forgot how much I love them.) Stamped the sentiment on silver glossy to look like it's a plaque. :)

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Faux tearing

Got out the stipple brushes and after putting some torn painters tape onto card stock, just stippled quickly and stamped images. Quick but great look.

Thanks to my cat sitter

This card was so much fun to create. I stamped the cat and colored with pencils and Gamsol. I then took a dry embossing tool and on the back, made little circles all over to puff it out. The picture frame was carefully cut and added a sheet of accetate to make it look like a real glass window. The trees in the background were stamped anc colored before assembling the rest of the card. He totally got a kick out of this card!

Thank you 3-D flowers

Sent this 3-D flower beauty out to a dear friend for my thank you gift. I love curling up the flower petals to make them three dimentional.

Two special cards

Lis recently fell and broke her leg. She had to have surgery and rehab. This is a new stamp set I recently purchased. Colored with pencils and added Stickles for glitter. This lady is chillin' out for Rita's birthday.... :)

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

T2T Bedside Table now Cat Bed

I was driving home after dropping my daughter off at school and saw this and some other items at the end of this person's driveway. It turns out, his family was moving and couldn't take some things.... So he didn't mind if I did. The top drawer is broken and missing a knob. Rmoved the drawers... Also removed the bars that the drawers were sitting on... This is the top drawer that I took apart. I want to keep the front panel as I love the curves and will reuse it to hold the pillow in. Sanded it down.... Everything is now sanded down.... And added a bottom piece of scrap wood. I purposely left gaps on each side for ventilation. I painted it with 3 coats of black and then 3 coats of lacquer. I took an old bed pillow, cut it open, removed some filling, sewed it back up and used a pillow case but sewed it to be a little smaller -- making it more snug of a fit. The top view... Close up of inside... I hope my cat likes it. The pillow getting its makeover... Total cost: $3 in spray paint and $2.50 for using half of the can of lacquer... It was fun to create and repurpose this.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

My BFF's new home & A Retro Bday card

A new home for my BFF. A retro birthday card.

Christmas style birthday card for my hubby

His birthday is right before Christmas and I just bought this stamp set and was wanting to try it... I love cardinals. Ran my cs thru my Xyron, added glitter, stamped image, colored with markers. LOVE the glitter of it all. A close up...

A stamper's t-shirt....

I worked a booth at the Stampfest show this past weekend and a woman came up to look around. I asked if I could take a picture and she said "make sure you get the back, too!" LOL This is the front of her shirt.... And this was the back of her shirt. LOL

Glittery tree birthday card

This card went to someone who's birthday is coming up. I used a stencil of a tree, moulding paste and sweet light green fine glitter. Love how this looks IRL. Edged the side with a gold paint pen. Layered on black cs. Layered on dry embossed white cs that I also added dry embossed lines before stamping saying in black ink. Layered on a nice matching green folded card.

Happy Birthday, sweet chocolate card

A sweet birthday card for Celeste. I cut out the jar, layered over the original image. Stamped the label again, cut out and adhered on top. Added Crystal Laquer to the jar to give it a true glass look. And a close up of the "chocolate" - which is moulding paste with brown paint mixed it.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Thoughts of a baby & A surgery get well

A fellow stamper let us know that her daughter and SIL miscarried their baby. I made this card for them and their family and included a very personal letter, since my husband I miscarried our identical twin girls at 6 months along. It's such a tough time to go thru.
And I made this "upliftint" card for a friend who had to have his spine scraped. I hope he recovers quickly and it is helpful so he's back on his feet again.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Wine o'clock!

I bought these the other day from VLVstamps and they just make me LOL. The lady is stamped, colored and cut out. Then stamped again and colored and cut out her head and hands. I layered the hands on by running them thru my mini Xyron X. The head has a piece of Redline tape at the bottom and a pop dot at the top. Love the layered look of her head. Just like she's looking up at you. :) Her fingers I curled up just a little bit. The background is the Swiss Dots embossing folder but used the "smooth" side. This goes to a friend of mine with twins, a job, and a very busy life.

Sympathy Cracked Butterfly

A simple but powerful Sympathy card. Finished card is white. The butterfly I messed up as I ran it thru my Big Kick with the color upside down. But it picked up ALL of the imperfections (aka: cut marks) in my platform. At first I was really upset with myself, as the background is glossy cs with AI's. But when I placed the black die cut of the butterfly over the color, I really loved the look! ** You can click on the pictures to get a larger view (esp. the last one)

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

To Stephanie.

And a while back, I sent this to someone who was really sick... Glad she's better now.

Follow your dreams, Mom

My mom has decided to up and move to north Georgia. I forget how much I love making "stampscapes"..... I know she will love it.