Monday, June 20, 2011

Almost Two Years since I Posted!

My retirement has been great but I have been too busy to get things updated here. I have taken classes and classes and classes. My collection of stamps and stamp parphanial has grown so in the next few weeks I will try to post cards that I have designed or cased. I hope you enjoy! I have also Updated the look for my blog and I hope you like the new look.

This card is for my grandson who will be graduating on Thursday from Croton-Harmon High School in Croton on Hudson, New York. (School colors are Black and Orange - they are the tigers)
I can't believe he is grown up and will be going to Syracruse University this next August.

My next two cards were made for two of the special fathers in my life.

The first w
as made for my father who was 91 years old this year. He lives in Corpus Christi, Texas and I spent many days with him down at the T-Heads watching the pelicans so I thought this was the perfect stamp for him. It is a Stampin Up stamp. I also used the nestabilities Label 4 and a Martha Stewart border punch. The cardstock was Stampin Up Night of Navy. I stamped the image with Memento Ink London Fog and shaded with the same ink.

The second card is for my husband who retired in April.

I chose this old light house stamp for his card because we will be going to Boston this next weekend for our Family Weekend. I will be with my two children, Laura and Jack; my son-in-law, Bob and my three grandchildren, Jordan, Aria, and Dylan.

I used Night of Navy Stampin Up Cardstock with green cardstock that I found at Archivers in Indianapolis. I used the hole border punch from EK Sucess (It reminded me of bubbles) I painted everything with my copic markers and outlined the square in yellow and added shine with my glitter pen.

Hope to post again soon! I promise it will not be two years from now.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Birthdays coming up!

I have several friends that have birthdays coming soon so I stayed up late last night and got up early this morning to make up a few cards. Hope you like them!

The first one used the inkadinkadoo stamps that I bought during the "shop hop". I used stardream ivory and ruby, stamped them with SU Perfect Plum. Cut out the bird stamp and pop dotted it. Rounded the corners, used the EK success border punch and put a strip of the ruby stardream underneath the punched area. Added an ivory organza ribbon to the side.

The second card used the SU Manhattan embossing die and the swiss dot cuttlebug embossing folder. I used pink stardream cardstock. It embosses quite well. I cut the image to reveal the swiss dot embossing at the top. I added the medium size pearls in the upper corner and in the middle of the rose images. I knotted pink organz aribbon at the bottom. This card was cased from Susie B on splitcoaststampers.

The last card was the most fun. I used the cuttlebug on one side, made lines with my score-it on the right side and then punched the butterflies. They were each punched twice, one was attached to the cardstock, the other layer was only attached in the middle. The butterfly bodies are tiny pearls. I then dotted my new "smoochies" on the butterfly wings.

If you have a birthday soon, maybe you will get one of these cards!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Sad news and Conventions

Sorry I haven't posted in a while but my life has
been upside down for the last month. I had to do a sympathy card for friends , this is something that I find hard to do - I used the Denami Cross stamp along with the SU Close to Memory stamp verse.
Cardstock was Lovely Lilac and Mellow Moss. Got the idea from a card done by Lisa Altha. I loved the ribbon technique.

While at the Epsilon Sigma Alpha International Convention in San Antonio I was part of a hands on craft workshop. I chose to do Justrite monogram cards.They also learned to line their envelopes to match. I think they were well received and everyone had a great time. I bought the printed paper at Hobby Lobby.

For the Kentucky State Council incoming
and outgoing presidents, I tried to use the themes for their years and these are the cards that I gave them. Lynn used "cats" , notice the special kitty kat ribbon. Sherry is using "ants" so I stamped ants across the top and bottom.

Hope you enjoy these cards. Hopefully, I will be able to post more soon.