Monday, April 15, 2013

Casual Friday - CFC 98



Well, it's been almost a year since I've been on here.  Life has settled down a bit, and I have found creative inspiration again!  I have a pregnant friend, who enjoys handmade gifts.   When I read Casual Friday's challenge
http://cas-ualfridays.blogspot.com/ , I thought - I could put glitter on a thank you card!  So I added stickles to the star, and here is the final product.  I made her a set of 20.    I stamped the black square first, then added the moon/star and the thank you sentiment.  I hope you enjoy!

Stamps:  Unity and Rubbernecker
Markers:  Copic
Ink:  Memento
Other:  Stickles

Sunday, May 20, 2012

CAS Friday entry: Punchy

Hey guys - it's been a long time since I have created anything!  I have to say that it's great to be back, and inspired again!  About once a year, I lose my mojo.   I hope the following card shows that I have found my mojo!  I've been very active on pinterest, and found inspiration from Jennifer McGuire's blog (see here http://www.jennifermcguireink.com/2012/04/rainbow-bright.html).  I had a new EK success die cut that I have been dying to use, but couldn't figure out just how.  So now I have the inspiration for my new die cut, and along comes CAS Fridays challenge (http://www.cas-ualfridays.blogspot.com/)!  I don't think things could have aligned up any better!

Anyway, here is my card.  I hope you enjoy!

I cut out the butterfly die cut out of white paper.  I colored the outline black, and then colored in the butterflies.  To provide additional dimension, I folded up their wings, and added a little bling.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Feel better....

My boss has been having issues with a nerve in her arm and hand, so we are getting together to do something nice for her. To start, my co-workers asked if I could create a card. This is the first time I really used a masking technique. The dot stamp by Hero Arts is really large, so I put paper on both sides of the card, so that it would dot just the small area. I colored the flowers with Copic markers, so that they would match the bee. Added stickles, and a few pearls for the finishing touches. Hope this helps her feel better!






Tuesday, October 25, 2011

CAS Just add color challenge

It just so happened that the CAS Just add color challenge (http://cas-ualfridays.blogspot.com/2011/10/cfc25.html), coincided with my husband's birthday!


My husband just had a birthday, and he LOVES monkeys. I bought this stamp a while ago, just for this occasion. I also had left over wood grain paper from another project that I was able to use too. Once the images were stamped and put together, I added the googly eyes. I hope you enjoy! Supplies used: Googly eyes, Whipper Snapper stamp, Copics, Memento ink, impression folder, Real wood cherry and kraft paper.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Speedy the cat's challenge: altered items

As a cost saving attempt, I am altering wooden picture frames for Christmas/Birthday gifts for alot of my friends and family. It just so happened that this http://marksfinestpapers.blogspot.com/2011/10/speedy-cats-friends-challenge-week_22.html
challenge, coincided with my friend's birthday.


This was a wooden frame from Michaels, that I covered with paper, painted black, and added a few flowers. Not to bad for a 50 cent frame! Thanks for looking!


Card set






As I mentioned with the altered frame, I will be making alot of gifts this year. My other idea is to make sets of cards. The set above was for my best friend's birthday. I kept a similar pattern, and changed the stamps and colors. I hope you enjoy!