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 (, 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
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!

Birthday Card

After I finished the altered frame and card set for my friend, I couldn't give her a store bought Birthday card! So I stamped the image on watercolor paper, then embossed. I then used two colors of blue distress inks, and saturated it with shimmer mist. I cut out the image with a nestibility, and ran the front of the card through an impression folder. Hope you enjoy the final outcome!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Wedding shower card

I really liked the sketch for Hero Arts this month, so I used it again for this shower card. I punched the holes with my circle punch, and my spellbinders. I then attached the printed paper with pop dots, then stamped the items in the circles. I really like the finished product!

Blank Card

A good friend/co-worker is moving down south (and just before winter!). Her church gave her a special going away service, and this is the card that I made for her. I was glad that my mojo came back, because when she retired, I had lost my mojo. I will be entering this card for the Hero Art challenge. I took one stamp, embossed it on to white paper, then inked it with distress ink. I then sprayed the image with glimmer mist for a little sparkle. Then I used my circle cutter for the circles.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Happy Birthday

A good friend of my husband's just turned 60, so I needed to whip up a quick birthday card. I hate making cards for boys/men. I am just to girly, and prefer to make girly cards. Anyway, here is what I came up with. Hope you enjoy!