Saturday, September 29, 2012

Christmas Kitty

Hey there blog friends!  Good morning to you and happy weekend!  I have another Christmas card for you today.  Another CAS card that is easy to mail.  I used Cat's Pajamas stamps, stickles, PTI paper, and little copic coloring.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Naughty or Nice?

Hello friends!  I have a card for you today!  A simple one layer Christmas Card.  I used stamps from The Cat's Pajamas.  I think this is a retiring set because it was on clearance at my LSS and I think it is on sale from TCP. Anyway super simple construction:  line up the penguins and stamp in black.  Stamp the sentiment underneath.  Color the penguins hats with copic.  Add bling to hats and stickles to belly.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Shady Tree Studio Cardinal

Hello friends!  Two days in a row, crazy huh?  Anyway I am back with one of my most favorite stamps from Shady Tree Studio.  I just love this cardinal.  He is so fun to color.  The best part is you can still buy him.  Even though STS is no longer selling off of their blog, Nancy's gorgeous artwork has been picked up by Inky Antics.  He is part of the Perching Birds set!  You can order directly from Inky Antics or you can get them at your LSS.
My Cardinal was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with copics.  I mounted him on some Echo Park paper.  I stamped a sentiment from Waltzinmouse on some vellum and then added some red buttons.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Waltzingmouse Stamps Blog Party! "Falling for You"

Hello Friends! Its the 17th of the month which means its time for the Waltzingmouse Blog Party.  You can find all the details here.  The theme is fall and I have the perfect WMS set for fall.  Its one of my all time favorites- Teeny Trees.  Here I used the largest tree trunk paired with the tiny maple leaf.  I stamped the tree and sentiment in palette dark chocolate.  I stamped the leaves in a variety of versamagic chalk inks.  I used my copic liner to make the stitching lines and the leaf trail.  I hope you like it!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Gift Set

Good Morning Friends!  I have a quick little share with you today.  Horrid pictures!  Sorry!  Took them with my iphone the other day.  I tried to edit them a bit but really I never intended to post them, LOL!
This is a set I made for my mom to give her friend.  I printed the sentiment on with my computer and then stamped the rest using PTI's Year of the Flowers Mini's and some echo park paper.
Close up!
Matching lined envies to finish it off!  Its post and run cause I got work!  Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Rosemary for Rememberance

As always on this day, I remember September 11, 2001.  I spend some time thinking of those who sacrificed everything, of those who were taken too soon, and of those who are still sacrificing today.  As my children grow older and they see the specials on the news, the documentaries, and the memorials I hope I am giving them an adequate lesson on the history of this today.  I hope that we as a nation never forget what happened and also never forget how we all came together in the aftermath. I hope you will join me in reflection as we take some time from our busy lives to remember.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Cake in a Cup!

Hello friends I have some cute packaging for you today!  I originally got this idea from Pinterest.  I pinned it from this site:  Bird on a CakeUntitled
Basically what you do is make some cupcakes.  When they cool plop them into a clear 9 ounce cup and frost them.  I used a big 1M tip and some swirly pink frosting.  After they are frosted then you cut some cellophane to cover the cup.  Tie on a pretty ribbon.  Make some tags.  I used PTI's stamps.  Two different sets.  The cake is Tiny Treats: Valentine.  The circle and just for you are from another set that I can't remember the name of.  The black paper is PTI.  The pink papers are from a variety of makers.
A close up of the tag.  I used some stickles and glossy accents on each one.
Here are some with silver ribbons.  I ran through three full rolls of ribbon to make 24 of these.  I gave them away to my coworkers on the first day of school.

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Just For You

Good Morning Friends!  Another card to share with you using Waltzingmouse and Papertrey Ink.  Copic coloring on the image and patterned paper from a supplier I cannot recall. Its post and run today cause I gotta get to work!!

Monday, September 03, 2012

Birthday Sunflowers

Hey there friends!  Bet you thought I had dropped of the face of the Earth, huh?  I have thought about my sad little blog so many times over the last few weeks but just couldn't get the oomph to go take some pictures, edit them, and fix it all up.  I have been creating.  I haven't been taking photos.  But a few days ago I finally did and this is what I have for you today:
Copic colored card using PTI's Autumn Abundance and Waltzingmouse Stamp's Compact Sentiments.  Just a little aside about the WMS set-  It is the best sentiment set I own.  I LOVE the font, I love how bold it is and I love the sizes.  Excellent set- check it out!  Anyway papers are fairly new and I believe are by Cosmo Cricket.  The die cut is Spellbinders Lacy Circles.   As for the coloring I kind of cheated and copied Debbie Olson's color scheme from this post.  I just went out and looked at it again, and I used a totally different green combo for the leaves but the vase is totally based off of hers.  Anyway elsewhere on her blog she has a totally stepped out tutorial if you are new to copics.
Well I would like to promise you that I will be posting again in earnest but I go back to work tomorrow to start a new school year and I have no idea how long it will take me to get back into the swing of things so I'll I can say is I will TRY to get back into the regularly scheduled postings!  As always thanks for stopping by!