Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Birthday Hugs

Hello all,

As you know, I'm always looking to try something new.  I stumbled upon a card showcasing this technique on pinterest.    I thought it looked interesting and I happened to have the I had to give it a try.   It has a really cool look to it.  What do you think?

Copics used:
Green: YG09, YG06, YG03, YG01

Monday, August 14, 2017

Cat Sympathy

Hello all,

I got a little behind in blogging last week.  Connor was traveling for work last week and I was managing the munchkin on my own.   We had a good time together, but he slows down the card making process.

Unfortunately,  I had to come up with a cat sympathy card.  My Uncle's cat passed away unexpectedly.  The vet said he had heart disease.  It is really hard to detect in cats.  His loss was very sudden.  Oleo was a handsome ginger kitty.  He was very playful and the only cat I know that could poop in a toilet.    He will be missed.

Here is the card I made for my Uncle.  Hopefully it serves as a reminder that we are all thinking about him.

No copics today.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Stamping Poem

Hello friends.

I found this posted on social media. There was no author.
I've been struggling to find time for this was perfect.
It will just have to wait... I've got some stamping to do!
Hugs to you all,

She learned to stamp on Monday
Her embossing was quite fine.
She forgot to set out dinner,
So we went out to dine.

She brayered backgrounds on Tuesday
She says they are a must.
They really are quite lovely
But she forgot to dust.

On Wednesday it was birthday cards
She says that chalking's fun.
Shading, blending and watercoloring...
But the laundry wasn't done.

Her card swap was on Thursday
Using green and blue and red;
I guess she really was engrossed,
She never made the bed!

It was shaker cards on Friday
Using techniques she just adores,
But she never seemed to notice
The crumbs on all the floors.

I found a maid on Saturday!
My week is now complete
My wife can stamp the hours away;
The house will still be neat.

Well, it's already Sunday,
And my forehead's feeling damp.
I cursed, I raved and I ranted....
The MAID has learned to stamp!

Monday, August 7, 2017

I'm so Jelly

Hello friends.

Interactive cards are really popular at the moment.  I'm having a blast figuring out these designs.  This one is definitely one of my favorites.    It was a little tricky to put together, but I think the end result is worth the hassle.

Here is a little video showing how the card moves.  Just a reminder...the video won't work if you are looking at this in email.  You need to go to the blog or you tube to watch.

Here are some photo close ups. 


Purple: BV01, BV00, BV000 and glitter  and B66 for spots
Orange: YR12, YR14

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

You're a Treasure

Hello stampers,

How ARRrrr.. you?  Recently Ryan (my son) was gifted a pirate outfit.  It is a little big, but he will grow into it soon.  I'll be sure to share some photos of him in it.   It was a really nice gift.  I wanted to send a thank you card that reflected the gift.    

Copics used:
Red: R39, R37, R35
Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20
Green: G00, G02
Blue: B91, B95, B95
Black: N9, N7, N5
Brown: E31, E33, E35
Dk. Brown: E37, E39
Gold: Y17, Y26
Sand: E50, E51, E53, E55