Monday, November 30, 2009
My first card is a cheater card, I ordered stuff from Ellen Hutson's and she always sends this darling 'Thank you 'card with her stuff. So I cut the image out and mounted it like a picture window. I embellished it with some cute little flowers and that was it so "No Thank You Ellen".
My second card is Cocoa and his cup, I'm lovin this little mouse and little story about the Thanks punch...I was shopping at Michael's the other day. I go shopping for my exercise not my wallet, my hip is healing well and I must walk for at least a half hour twice a day so I do the Michael's store as my exercise...works for me!!! Anyway I saw this punch from Martha Stewart on the 75% clearance rack, I grabbed it up and when it came time to check out the girl said 'this isn't clearance price' I said there are about 4 more on the clearance rack you need to check it out so she did and realized their mistake. She brought the other 4 to the register obviously to get them off the clearance rack but she exclaimed that since it was on the rack she would sell it to me for the 75% off. Its a border punch that folds up, Woo Hoo I got a steel!Last card is a simple but easy card made with white SU card stock stamped with Snowflakes in silver metallic. I used Whipper Snapper's stamp mounted it on some old Christmas scraps and silver metallic paper. The cross was colored with Copic's B0000, B12, B14, BV04, B05 and Y38. I love this card its so simple but pretty.
I hope everyone is recovering from the long weekend, my daughter had to work on Thanksgiving and Black Friday. I did Black Friday the first year I lived here. I got up at 3 and drove to Chattanooga I arrived at Best Buy at 4:15 AM and the line was over a block long. My first thought was "Are these people nuts? What are they thinking its cold out here and the store doesn't even open for another hour and a half." I ended up sitting in my car people watching knowing that the laptop computer I was there for was not going to be mine anytime soon. Needless to say there is nothing I need at oh dark thirty to get me out of a warm bed anymore!
Well I have chatted my head off and I need to catch up on emails so ladies and gents (if there are any) remember be safe out there.
Friday, November 27, 2009
Card #2 is and image I got from my friend Sandy and I love this one. That bear cracks me up the first time I saw this I laughed so hard I cried he's so funny. I used Copic's RV19, RV23, RV000, E50,BG13. I used DCWV designer series paper, some paper flowers and silver ric rak.
Another version of Cocoa in the Cocoa cup. I used SU paper in Old Olive, Real red and lots of DSP, rub on stitches and I colored Cocoa with Copics E57, E33, E30, R81, R29, spica's. These have all been fun to make and what I don't sell at 'Head Gamez' (my beautician's shop) I will recycle to the soldiers for winter cards and different salutations. I sell my cards to pay for more card stock. I have so much stuff and I just continue to make cards but no one wants to buy them they don't understand 'Handmade with Love'. So I sell them for $2.00 each and that keeps me going because I just love to make cards!!!
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
Yep, today I finished all 65 cards for the soldiers and got them in the mail. That sure was a stressful but I made it and I'm really proud of myself. Then I got the other 50 finished to take to the shop, hopefully Joey's customers will buy them all, then I'll have money to buy more card stock for the Winter and Valentine cards I'll be sending in January. The card above is called Snow Angel its a Whipper Snapper Image that I got from my friend and I colored it with Copic's and mounted it on DCWV pre-made card with a couple of snowflake eyelets.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Inchie card #2 is from SU Flakey Friends and I pretty much did the same thing with them except I colored them with SU pens (Gosh did I just say that? My Copic's are upstairs and with the Hip surgery recovery going up stairs is a pain so I used what I had plus I was so excited to be doing these.) I ordered some stuff from Ellen Hutson LLD in chipboard inches and can't wait to get them. Oops got off the subject of the card, well its a pre-made card from DCWV that I bought for the 100 cards I was suppose to make for Christmas card for "Operation Write Home" aka Cards for Heroes. Since I had the surgery I didn't get them done so I'm making Winter cards to send to them. See I did it again got off the subject! Ok I used the pre-made card stamped the images colored them and then cut them into 1 X 1 inchies matted them on a 1 1/2 X 5 inch SU real red card stock, put on the snowflakes and I was done. Love these, oh I have to get back to finishing my cards that have to be sent out by next week. Ok I'm doing sheets today so that means I get to work in my Studio so I'll try to be good.
Monday, November 16, 2009
Whoa, back the card train up, I just realized these two cards are the very first ones I made when I started making these cards for the 'Cards for Heroes' project. I used the DCWV pre-made cards added a salutation on white card stock matted it with SU Taken with Teal cs added a SU felt snowflake embellishment and I was done. The criteria for making cards for the soldiers is no glitter (Spica pens are OK), inside must be blank or a small greeting. The cards have lines for the soldiers to write home on and a lot of times all they have is a pencil to write with so they ask that the cards are light inside and have lines. I made a few of these maybe 6 but I just wanted to use up some of those darling snowmen from Whipper Snapper Designs that my friend had sent to me.
This card is called 'Snowpile' and it is from the Whipper Snapper Collection. I put it on SU card stock with DSP from last year. I colored the little guys with Copics I used B0000 for the light coloring of the snow around their feet, then B29, B18, BG0000, E21, E30, E35, E37 and 0 for lighting. I used those Taylor Expressions mini mini gems for the black on their bellies.
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Is this not cute, I made a copy of the snowman then I reduced the size, punched out the hole in this DVWC pre-made card put the snowman inside mounted on a small mat and what a darling card. I know you can't see the mini gems I put on the top 4 rows but if you compare the rows you will see the difference. So that's my two cards for the day, oh did I tell you I got into the crawl space and found my Christmas stuff. Yep I bet I found tons of stuff and images geez I got another 75 or more of Christmas stuff. I couldn't sleep last night so I finished some of my other cards till 4 AM and I went down there today after brunch and played for another 4 hours. I have so many cards to show you, oh but who is that who is YOU? Comments are greatly appreciated.
Friday, November 13, 2009
Well I'm off to the Studio to get busy, I may even dig out my Christmas tub in the crawl space today, or move some branches from the yard since its suppose to be 70 today. Woo hoo 70 in SE Tennessee now that's 'Livin the Loco' .
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
This image I got in the mail and I put it on the DCWV card sets. I used Chocolate chip ribbon and card stock to accent the image and a cute chipboard button with I accented with mini gems. Of coarse I used Copic's to color the image that I think is from Whipper Snapper. Here's a list of Copics: R59, R37, R000, B000, Y21, Y32, Y00 AND YR68.
Why am I doing this blog? To show off my cards that I think are pretty good, yes that could be the answer but I'm not getting to anyone because I just don't get any comments except for my loyal three Becky, Deedee, & Sandy. I put the counter on my blog because I felt if I wasn't getting any hit or lookers why do it. Well I'm frustrated and I really don't know what to do so if anyone has any ideas pretty please let me know. HOW DO I ATTRACT PEOPLE TO MY BLOG? Can anyone tell me please?
Monday, November 9, 2009
I colored the image with Copics and Spica pens BG32, B000, Y21, Y32, E33, E30, E35.
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Then I went and got my hair cut and Joey asked me for Christmas cards. I have a basket in his shop and he sells my cards. He says they sell themselves and Joey said everyone is asking for Christmas cards. So I'm trying to dig out my Christmas stuff but it's in the crawl space and I can't get to it but I will soon.
Update on my hip replacement: I walk as much as I can and do the exercises that PT gave me. I walk with the cane and half the time I get up and forget the cane but halfway through my trip to the kitchen or potty I realize oops should of grabbed the cane. Some days I walk great like nothing ever happened other days I limp bad. Oh well 4 weeks out of surgery and I'm walking and I haven't taken a pain pill in over 2 1/2 weeks. I think things are going real well.
Everyone get busy do you believe Christmas is less than 6 weeks away? That can't possibly be true!!! I haven't even started shopping yet Internet shopping here I come.
Take care everyone, God Bless.
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Not my best work but I was just so happy to be able to sit down there and working on some cards. I'll get my groove on pretty soon once I start feelin better. Take care everyone and know God loves you!