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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Bob's birthday card

I just made this for my hubby's birthday.  Since he has gotten into black bear hunting this Cricut Lite WILDLIFE cartridge came in handy.  I made a zig-zag fold card.  This is it laying flat.  If you can image it opens up twice, sorta.  LOL  It doesn't show but I put clear accents on their noses and where their eyes should be.  I wrote him a personal poem, too. 

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Two New Watercolor stamp sets from Art Impressions

Set 1 - Only 19.95 for the unmounted on cling set

 Set 2 - Only 19.95 for the unmounted on cling set  

This is just a sample of what you can do with these two new watercolor stamp sets. 

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Bob and our newest grand-daughter

Here is my husband, Bob and our new grand daughter. She was born last night and weighed in at 8.5 lbs, 18" long. He looks kind of proud, doesn't he?
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Monday, February 7, 2011

Neutral Shadow technique with a twist

Here are 2 cards I made today using my take on the Neutral Shadow technique.
I used two different colors of ink to shadow this card.  I off centered it with Swiss Dots to the left. 

Two techniques here.  One is the top punch done on the fold, the other is the Neutral Shadow. 

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Do you like to watercolor with our Art Impressions stamp sets? Set 8 is now available to order.

Here are two new sets and some images of what you can do with them. 
19.95 unmounted on cling cushion

19.95 unmounted on cling cushion
Wouldn't this just make the prettiest card for a birthday, thinking of you or thank-you card?

New Girlfriends stamp sets - These are too cute!

19.95 um on cling cushion

19.95 um on cling cushion

19.95 um on cling cushion

19.95 um on cling cushion    
Use these stamps with watercolors, or your Copic Markers.  Make some cards and send them to a friend or two.  I am sure they will bring a smile or two.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

I guess I should mention that I make Christmas cards all year long......

   One of my hobbies is card making.  At Christmas I send out about 90 hand made cards.  I love making the Christmas cards when I am not rushed.  So every month I make at least 8 cards.  This way I can enjoy making them and not feel rushed come November.  And come December I have all of my cards finished.  I don't make any two exactly alike either.  These three cards use the same Merry Christmas stamp, but different colors of layers, inks and card bases. 
 I also make other cards through out the year.  I can't remember the last time I bought a card.  That is bad, as years ago I managed a Hallmark Card Shop.  LOL 

Still playing with the Neutral Shadows technique from Technique Junkies  This is a great glossy paper newsletter (snail mail) with all kinds of wonderful techniques for card making.  Once you sign up you also are able to see the techniques done step by step on the website.  After you become a member there is an other link to see the gallery of cards on each technique.  This stamp (Merry Christmas) is an old one from The Angel  The corners are from

Neutral Shadow Thomas Point Light House

I used to work in Annapolis, MD and spent many hours on the Chesapeake Bay.  Thomas Point light house is very famous.  It is one of many screw-leg lighthouses found only in the Chesapeake Bay.  A light house is built to help sailors find their way in the fog.  When I saw this technique I immediately thought of doing it with this stamp.  The technique is from TECHNIQUE JUNKIES  Don't you think it makes the lighthouse look as though it is in the fog?

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Puppy Love

I thought this new MOUTHFULS stamp from Art Impressions would make a cute Valentine Day card for a friend.  I stamped the big dog onto decorative paper using Black Stazon and cut him out.  Then I stamped the wagon using  Marvy Marker, English Red, onto watercolor paper.  I inked up the puppies with Sepia Marvy Marker and stamped it so the puppies look as though they are ready for a ride.  I took a damp paint brush #4, and pulled the ink into and around the wagon to color it.  I rinsed my brush and did the same for the puppies.  I took a fine point black marker to mark over the puppies eyes to accent them.  Before gluing the big dog onto the paper I stamped the clouds with a blue marker and again pulled the color with a damp brush.  The same with the grass.  I repeatedly stamped the grass across the bottom of the page.  I stamped the heart with BE MINE already on it and cut it out,  I slit the big dogs mouth and slid the heart in it.  I stamped his hat on decorative paper, cut it out and glued it onto his head.  I used the same decorative paper to make a layer under the stamped image and mounted both onto a A2 size card, ready to get mailed.