Thursday, April 30, 2009

Flower Fairies

I found this stamp at Michael's on clearance and thought I could make a pretty card for my grand daughter. I colored the image with colored pencils but think it would have come out much better with water colors. With that said, it took a long time to color, so when I have a chance I'll take another crack at it.
This image provides a great opportunity to practice blending, which I think looks pretty good.
The stamp comes from Stamps Happen, Inc. and is made in the good old USA!!!! It is called "Flower Fairies".

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Chicks...lots of em!

Recently my friend Linda and I went antique shopping. While at a new antique mall I stumbled upon a booth with paper crafting items, it was glorious. I purchased several cards (want to support the craft and add to my ideas). Also, I found a card rack that was in excellent condition and only cost $25.00. I was sooo excited.
I thought these little chicks were cute and showed this card to my card pal, she knew exactly where they can be purchased. So, of course I did.
If you would like to know.....
They came from the Denami Online Store. I forgot to pick up a business card while at the shop, so I don't know the name of the card creator, but I do know the back of the card is stamped with "Sweet Cheeks".
Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Saturday Evening Post - Bird Watching

This is a Father's Day card I just created.
I know Mother's Day hasn't arrived yet but I thought I better get the jump on Father's Day because my masculine stamp line is limited and I find man cards to be a bit of a challenge.

This cards doesn't exactly please me...for one thing, it looks like it would be better suited for fall. Another issue, it really needs a little pop, or bling, or something. Don't get me wrong, it is OK but this stamp is so cool, I would think I could create a better card. So if anyone is reading this and has suggestions on how I can use this stamp and create a GREAT Father's Day card...I am listening. In the meantime, I'm going back to the drawing board to see if I can improve this one.

The stamp was purchased from Cornish Heritage Farms and is called "Bird Watching". It was stamped with SU's chocolate chip and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. The paper came from a scrap heap I had on my desk. The ribbon is a sheer brown that I dearly love and I used SUs Aged Copper embellishments.

Just thinking I better get working on a Mother's Day card.



Monday, April 27, 2009

Sunflowers and Roses

For those of us that like to create cards...I think some of the attraction to card making is that card making doesn't require a long term commitment. We can whip up a card in an hour or so, fulfill our need to create and move on. I have recently learned the same can be achieved with one stroke painting.

As mentioned in earlier posts, I've been attending art classes at a small shop in my neighborhood. This is the product of the class. Nothing fancy and only took a few hours. That is to learn and to paint. Once you know how to do this, it can be done in thirty minutes or less. Gotta love that. To date I have painted a sunflower and a rose. I will be painting a hydrangea and iris next. Once I have learned several flowers, I am going to paint a flower garden. I am sooo excited!

Hope your day is filled with sunflowers and roses!

Be blessed!


Saturday, April 25, 2009

Great is Thy Faithfulness

I recently purchased a few stamp sets from Our Daily Bread Designs. I just love that store. Kelly has created some wonderful stamp sets. One of her newest offerings is the Scripture Collection 1 and 2. This card is made using Scripture Collection 1. The paper is Basic Grey's Bittersweet. I used the Martha Stewart "twig" punch.

This verse makes me excited, just to know of God's faithfulness and that His mercys are new everyday. He knows we are flawed and subject to fall short of His glory, yet He provides new mercies everyday.

I cased this card design from SplitCoast, went back to find the name of the poster, went five pages in with 96 post on each page, didn't find it. If I find it, I'll edit this post to ensure proper credit is given. Also, the "Our Daily Bread Designs" gallery is awesome, every card is beautiful.

Now it is time for me to head outside. So glad I can, the weather has been wet and cold for weeks and I have been sick. Today, sunshine and blue skies and I am feeling a little better.

Have a day filled with sunshine and blue skies.