Monday, February 28, 2011

Mr. Fix- it

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I hope everyone had a great weekend!  I wanted to start off by thanking those of you who left me such thoughtful comments on my last blog posting, it really meant a lot to me and it helped me get thru that tough time....

Now on to my card....I've been wanting to start creating more masculine cards, whether it be for Birthday or Father's Day or just because, it seems like we don't see much of them.  Being it that it is going to be for a male, it has to be more simple, I can't imagine putting ribbon, bows or flowers on them, so for me, that makes it much more quicker to make.

For my image, I used a stamp from Stampavie called Mr. Fix-it.  I knew right away what paper stack I wanted to use with it, I've been hoarding this stack since it first came out last year, it's from DCWV called "The Guy Stack", available at Joann Fabric and craft store.  Using Memento Ink in Tuxedo black, I stamped my image onto Copic X-press it blending card paper, then colored the image with Copic markers.
I seldom use brads on my cards, so this was something I knew would have to come into play in place of flowers and ribbon.  I also used an EK Success Dotted wave edge punch, for both of the strips across the card.

I didn't add a sentiment to it yet, as it could either be used for both Birthday or Father's, I'll just wait until I have to use it to decide.  Hope you liked it!

Materials/Supplies used:  Cardstock: Papertrey Ink - White & Enchanted Evening, Patterned Paper: DCWV The Guy Stack, Edge Punch: Ek Success Dotted Wave, Brads: unknown, Copic Sketch Markers, Stamp: Stampavie - Mr. Fix-it Laurence Collection, Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Antique Linen, Dimensionals: 3D Dots 1/8" thick by Ek Success, Zapdots 1/2" thick in black by Helmar

Thursday, February 17, 2011

In Loving Memory of my Baby Girl

It is so difficult for me to write this post, but I wanted to dedicate it to my beautiful baby.  She became ill last Thursday, it seemed as though it was nothing more than a bacterial infection, we took her to the Vet on Monday, he ran so many tests, sent us home with medication, but she just couldn't hang on anymore, she passed away early Tuesday morning.  Apparently, she had cancer, and there would of been nothing we could have done for her.....I am crushed, I can't seem to find any comfort in anything I hear....and most of all there is this horrible void that I can't stand.  We have no kids, so our dogs are like our kids....we rescued her in July 2001 and since then, she brought us so much joy, she enjoyed sun bathing, loved her blankies and always followed me everywhere....

I know I said I would get better with my blog postings, but I hope you can all understand, I won't be posting for a while.....I'll be back, I just need some time to heal.
Thank you all for your understanding! 

Monday, February 14, 2011

House Mouse - With all my heart

I hope everyone has a very lovely day today!  Today we are using a House-Mouse stamp called with all my heart.  When I purchased this stamp, I had the perfect paper in mind, it's by Little Yellow Bicycle ~ Cupcake love collection.   The designer paper is filled with conversation hearts, which suits the stamp well. I stamped my image onto Copic X-press blending card paper using Memento Ink in Tuxedo black, then colored my image using Copic markers.  I added glitter to the hearts in order to make them stand out, then cut the image and scalloped layer using Spellbinder Nestabilities.  This was a very quick card to create!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Materials/Supplies used:  Cardstock - Papertrey Ink, Designer Paper - Little Yellow bicycle (Cupcake Love), Stamp - House-Mouse Designs (with all my heart), Spellbinder Nestabilitie Die Cuts, Ribbon - Joann's, Glitter - Dazzling Diamonds by Stampin' Up!, Copic Sketch Markers

Friday, February 11, 2011

Tilda with many hearts

Happy Friday everyone!!  I hope you all had a great week and will continue to have a great weekend!

This adorable image is yet another Magnolia stamp, it's one of my new purchases, it is from the "You are so special collection", called Tilda with many hearts.  I started by stamping the my image onto Copic X-press it blending card paper using Memento ink in Tuxedo black.  I colored my image using Copic markers, then added some shading on the edges using Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Victorian Velvet.  As you'll notice, most of my layers have been stitched, (yes, I'm still trying to get that hang of that sewing machine).  The designer paper is from K & Co Kelly Panacci Valentine 12 x 12 paper stack, the cardstock used was from Papertrey Ink.  The ribbon came from Michaels Celebrate it Valentine, I used my Bow-Easy to create the double bow (i really like it), and hung a charm from the bow.

Have a great weekend everyone, and thank you for stopping by!

Materials/Supplies used:  Cardstock - Papertrey Ink, Designer Paper - K & Co Kelly Panacci Valentine 12 x 12 stack, Stamp - Magnolia (Tilda with many hearts), Ribbon - Michaels Celebrate it Valentines, Punch - Martha Stewart, Charm - unknown, Copic Sketch markers.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Cupid Tilda

I hope everyone is doing well!  Let's see, my first Valentine Card posting....hmm! I'm a bit behind, but I've managed to catch up.  I promise to work on getting better with my blog postings....I'm kind of on a roll right now, so you'll be seeing more of my posts more often.

Okay, now on to my card.  I've had this stamp for over a year now (pretty sad, I know!), so I told myself I was going to use it this year no matter what.  I've kind of been neglecting my Magnolia stamps, so I've decided it's time to start playing with them.  The cardstock I used was Rose Red from Stampin' Up!, the designer paper is from the Martha Stewart mat pad.  The image was colored using Copic markers, added Jewel Glitter Ritz (Opaque Micro Fine Glitter) in Pink Rose to the dress and the hearts on the image.  I cut the large heart using my Nestabilities - Classic Scalloped Heart, and the smaller heart (using the largest heart in the set) with the Nestabilities - Classic Heart.  The flowers I used are from Wild Orchid Crafts, my favorite place to shop for flowers and the leaves are from a Martha Stewart Punch.

Hope you like it and thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies/Materials used:  Cardstock - Stampin' Up! (Rose Red, Pretty in Pink), Designer paper - Martha Stewart Holidays Mat Pad, Stamp - Magnolia Rubber Stamps (Cupid Tilda), Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts, Martha Stewart Punch - Leaves, Pearls - Michaels brand, Glitter - Jewel Glitter Ritz in Pink Rose by In the Making Enterprises, Stamped sentiment by Hero Arts Heart to Heart set, Copic Sketch Markers, Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Victorian Velvet
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