Thursday, July 23, 2009

A man card

This is a card I made for a new catty swap recently. One of my dear MI Mingle friends hosted it. These girls did a top notch job. It was a pleasure getting their cards. I love getting swap cards from my friends. I'm sad I didn't sign up for the latest PSF/Dork swap, but next time I will. Although, as I'm finishing my twentieth card I usually say, "Never again!". Never rarely lasts more than a month or two.

It's a man card or an attempt at one anyway. It doesn't have any pink. That's something, right? The pheasant is embossed with clear EP. It got Stefan's seal of approval. Then again he liked that purple one from the other day too... His mom is an interior decorator so it isn't a huge stretch for him to show a little attention to detail. I appreciate that. In fact, I appreciate a lot about my beloved husband. I probably don't tell him that enough. Bossing everyone around really takes it out of me, and I just forget sometimes. Don't get me wrong; I'm not a nag. I am way too bossy though. So if you need someone to tell you what to do, give me a ring. I'm happy to help.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Muddy jungle - sketch challenge

This is my creation for today's Splitcoaststampers sketch challenge. These stamps are by Autumn Leaves. I colored them with my copic markers. I dirtied up the paper to hide a little flaw, but I like the way it turned out. This was a great sketch.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Good times friend

I've spent a lot of time in the girl cave (a.k.a. craft room) recently. It looks like a paper factory exploded in there about now. Fear not. I threw myself upon the paper grenade to save you, my friends, from paper cuts. Someone should probably call FEMA to come clean up the mess.

Here is another card for you. I think it works okay, but is a bit busy for my tastes. It will go to a friend whose birthday has come and gone. Extend the celebration with a little procrastination. I hope she likes it. She is just one of my favorite people.

Stamps - Great Friend

Paper - SU! retired DS, Whisper White, Basic Gray, Baja Breeze

Ink - Baja Breeze, Basic Gray, White craft

Accessories - ribbon, Martha Stewart edge punch, MS butterfly punch, bling, flower eyelet, matchbox die

Monday, July 20, 2009

A confession

Brace yourself. I have to make a confession. It is something that has weighed on my mind for years. Are you ready? I don't like working with purple, not at all. I find it a tedious chore. I like somethings other people make using it, but I hate almost everything I make with purple. It is a deeply rooted neurosis of some sort I'm sure. Just confessing makes me feel much better.
In an effort to improve myself, I'm attempting to use purple more. This is a set from Stampin' Up's new catalog. It went together very quickly and I didn't feed it to the trash can. Double bonus.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Flitting and fluttering

Greetings from the slacker blogger. I hope you are having a great Sunday.
This is a little card I made for my friend's birthday. It will be late, but hopefully she'll like it just the same. This uses Stampin' Up! 's new butterfly punch to make the butterflies' wings pop. I stamped the wings on vellum CS, colored the backside of the vellum with my SU! markers, and then adhered them to the stamped images. You can see the detail best in the first picture. Don't ask how to adhere those little suckers. It involved a little swearing and a small jab in my finger with paper snips. I used glue dots just on the body. I would love to hear how you adhere vellum.
Stamps -Flight of the Butterfly, sentiment
Paper - vellum CS, Pumpkin Pie, Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Regal Rose
Ink - Melon Mambo, Regal Rose, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories - SU! Markers, corner punch, Butterfly punch, Melon Mambo polka dot ribbon, Scallop punch, circle punch