Sunday, January 30, 2011
I am among the living!! That's the good news. I am still finding bruises and muscles I did not know I had. I'm just lucky I did not break my neck or hip.
Here is the card I designed for shoe box last week. The colors are perfect plum, not quite navy and crumb cake. The embossing folder is a Cuttlebug one and the Nestie is Eyelet Circles. I used a sponge dabber in elegant eggplant and not quite navy to sponge the edges of the flowers. Really made a difference. This color combo is one I just played with. I like it a lot and will use it again. I first tried with elegant eggplant and it did not work as well as the perfect plum.
Friday, January 21, 2011
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Friday, January 14, 2011
I used this layout in a masculine card a few days back. Decided to use it again using softer colors. I used a blender pen to color the flower. The colors are So Saffron, Elegant Eggplant and Certainly Celery. I'm off to Mesquite to the stamping convention. My friend in Georgetown went to the one last weekend in Irvine. Said everything was $25 so the money did not go far! We'll see. I'll report back on Monday.
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
This stamp has no manufacturers label on it. I bought it when I first started stamping. I love to stamp it on cork. The colors I used on the border punch are way out of my comfort zone, more mustard and old olive. I think it works. If you look closely you will see that I stamped the grass in 2 colors so the quail don't look like they are floating across the cork. I really miss seeing them. When their babies are new they look like walnuts with legs. Twice daily they would bring their babies through our yard. Loved watching them grow from babies to teens to young adults. One year a family of 17 did their daily visits. Unfortunately the numbers diminished to 14, then 12 and then at last 10 survived. Such fun to watch every day.
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Monday, January 10, 2011
Friday, January 7, 2011
Celia was kind enough to help me change some settings on my blog so hopefully leaving a comment will be easier.
Here's a card I made for my VA guys. I love this red checked paper. It is from Amuse and comes in a variety of colors. This stamp is one of those "fall back to" when I need to get a quick card done. It is Art Impressions from Salem, Oregon. I don't have a clue where I got it. I embossed it using Versamark and red embossing powder.
Thursday, January 6, 2011
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
This cake stamp is a set that is retired from StampinUp. I think it is called Birthday Whimsy. I loved this striped paper. I think I got it from the scrapbook store here that closed a long time ago. I wish I had a better way to store the 12 by 12 paper so I know what I have. Anyway, I think it turned out well. Yesterday I made a couple more cards for the VA that I think turned out well too. Some days are better than others!