Friday, June 29, 2012

I needed a masculine thank you card. The man I was sending it to has zebras. I borrowered a zebra stamp from Marilyn to make this card. The zebra print background is a sack that I spotted in the gift shop. Easy!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Here's a card I made for my good friend in Tucson for her birthday. She will love this gal and saying. You can't read the saying very well. My photo skills leave a lot to be desired. It says, Listen Honey- God didn't promise it would be easy . . . He just promised it would be worth it.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Here's a VA birthday card I did for this month. I am lovin' this Inkadinkado horse stamp set. This is gray and Sahara sand. I like this layout a lot.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Here's a card I received in one of my swaps for this month. I loved the design from Peg. Here is my version of that layout. I played a long time with these colors. White card base, Sahara Sand embossed with Certainly Celery,Navy & Peach Parfait. I used this as my shoe box card. Added a little bling and it's done. .

Monday, June 25, 2012

Here's one of my swap cards for this month. I really like this color combo, Perfect Plum, Marina Mist & Certainly Celery. The stanp is Hero Arts. The It's Your Birthday is also Hero Arts clear stamp that I use a lot. I really struggled with this card. It started out with an ivory base. I kept getting ink on the acrylic block. After stamping several times, I finally decided that I liked the plum base better than the vanilla.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Here's my shoe box card for this month. The theme was masculine This is a Magenta stamp. There are 3 images on the stamp so I just cut out the boot and mounted it on black. I also ran the figured paper throught the bug with an embossing folder. It does not show well in the picture but it added texture which I liked. I had a piece of designer paper that we cut the boots from. Kick Up your Heels was done with a barbed wire font. .

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Here's another Sympathy card I did for the Auxiliary. I sure hope we don't have to use it any time soon.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

VA Birthday card

Here's a card I did for my VA buddies. The embelishment is paper called Candi. I used a marker to color it. This embilishment comes in lots of colors. Now that I know I can color it I will buy a pkg. of light colored ones and just color them in. I added the Candi dots because I had a little ink "shadow" I needed to cover up. Colors are crumb, navy & white.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Here's a card I did for the Auxiliary. I use to buy this rose colored paper @ Kelly's Paper Co. in Tucson. It is great paired with burgandy. Wish I could find it again someplace. This sweet stamp is from Magenta. Did you know that they never retire their stamps? I have trouble using this die. It seems to "move". Now I am taping it down with removable tape and that is helping. Maybe I will use it more now.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Black & White

Here's a card I did for the VA birthdays. It is simple but I like it. I added the score lines @ the bottom and that made a big difference. Looks finished after doing that and not so plain.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Here's a VA card I did using two different papers. I really am not good @ mixing and matching figured papers but I thought this one turned out fairly well.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Here's a card I did for the VA birthdays for June. I did a lot of layering on the VA cards this month. If you ever need a masculine card idea just go to Pinterest masculine cards. It is amazing. I really like the stamps in this Inkadinkado set of horses. I hope you like this card too!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Here's a get well card I did for the Auxiliary. I make sympathy & get well cards for the Sunshine committee to send out.

Monday, June 11, 2012

I made some sympathy cards yesterday & some get well cards as well. I like to do very simple sympathy cards. Here's the first one. Marina Mist and white. I love the font and the saying I used. It is unmounted and I don't know the company, wish I did. Anybody know??

Saturday, June 9, 2012

I made this card as a birthday card last month for the V A guys. I am out of this paper boo hoo! I love that paper. I think it was from Amuse. I bought it @ Stamp Antonio. It was not there the last time I was in there. Here's the inside of the card. I don't know why I don't show the inside very often. I never leave them naked.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Here's a card I made using a design from Celia. I think her "banners" were a little wider. I think mine are too skinny, something that I certainly am not!!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Usually I color in the area that I am spotlightning but I kinda like this just outlined.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

I don't think I have shown this card. It is rich razzelberry & Marina Mist. I used my new punch & stamp set for this one. Mixed Bunch. I think I will use this one a lot. I started working on some VA cards yesterday. I need to do a few more hopefully today.

Monday, June 4, 2012

The inspiration for this card came from the new clothes that are in the dept. stores. I have seen lots of hot pink and orange color combinations. I have had this Hero Arts stamp for awhile and thought it was time it saw ink. I made this card for one of my swaps this month. I like it a lot. Can't you imagine the color combinations that you could use, pink & purple, blue & green, navy & red. I need a couple of get well cards so I'm off to work on these later today, after I shovel out the bathrooms & kitchen.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Here's the last altered frame I did. These were time consuming projects but I liked the results. It has to be enlarged to see the stamping on the inside of the frame.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Another altered picture frame. Again, I made coffee filter flowers for this one. I like the feathers a lot.