Thursday, November 19, 2009

My Father In Law's Birthday

I always have a tough time making cards for the men in my life. You don't want to go too girly, but I struggle with making them something I am proud to send off in the mail.
This card, however, made me happy as soon as I finished it...and my hubby said it's his favorite card I've made (I think the largemouth bass had something to do with that! LOL!)
Stamps: Hero Arts, PSX
Copics-G21, G24, G28 and Close to My heart Markers.
For the life of me, I couldn't tell you who made the patterned paper...I found them in my scrap pile.
Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

A special little fairy...

I made this card for Jaimie, the little girl who has gone through more than anyone should ever have to go through. (Click HERE for the blog and the story.)
Her favorite colors are hot pink and black, and while I know they said she is not very girly girl, who can't resist a fairy in your favorite colors?
Stamps: Inkadinkado "Beautiful Fairies"
Ink: StazOn Jet Black
Paper: Basic Grey
Markers/Coloring: Copics-G21, G24, G28; Sharpies, Crayola colored pencils, Gelly Roll Shimmer Dust and fluorescent pink, Pink glitter marker
Others: Prima Flowers, pearls, Fiskars Scallop Punch

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Toadstool House

This is the same design that I used on the card that I posted yesterday, and I feel absolutely terrible that I can't remember where I found this card layout! If anyone knows, I'd love to be reminded! :)
A friend of mine recently purchased her first home, and since I don't seem to have a lot of "house" stamps, I decided to step outside the box and use this adorable toadstool from Hero Arts. And I got to use my new Copic markers!!!! I don't know how I've gone this long without that I have them, coloring with anything else is nowhere near as fun!
Stamps: Hero Arts "Woodland Creatures", TPC "Woodland Whimsy"
Ink: StazOn Jet Black, Colorbox Olive Green Pastel
Markers: Copics- G21, G24, G28
Paper: Basic Grey
Other: Cuttlebug Embossing Folder

Monday, November 16, 2009

OK...I'm going to try this again.

Once again, it's been two months between posts. Time certainly does fly, especially when you've got a little one on the way. I think I've entered a time warp tube or something (like those ones in the original Super Mario Brothers!)

So, I am really going to try to stay on top of this again. Really. We'll see what happens once our little boy gets here in two to three weeks! But until then, I'm going to give it my best effort!

The card I am going to share today is one I made for a really close friend of mine who had a little boy in October. He's an absolute cutie, and deserves a card that is worthy of his cuteness. :) I hope this fit the bill!

Stamps: Fiskars "The Stork has Arrived"

Ink: VersaMagic Aegean Blue, StazOn Jet Black

Markers: Close to My Heart

Paper: DCWV, Hobby Lobby

Others: Ribbon from Hobby Lobby, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder