Sunday, September 27, 2009

Stay Cool from Artful Inables

Hi everybody! I hope you have all had a great week...It has been raining here for it seems like 3 weeks and we are all ready to have a little sunshine. The weather guy says that this coming week will be like "FALL" and I am so thankful for that. This is my favorite time of year...I just love swinging on my wicker swing on the patio and reading a good book with all of the windows down so the smells and breeze can just take over. My sister and I have a favorite candle scent for this time of year and it is called "Mulled Cider." I have the candles going at night time, which makes it all just perfect for the autumn season.

Anyhoo, on to this next card, which is from Artful Inkables, one of my very favorite places to shop. It is called "Stay Cool." There is another image that comes with this stamp so run on over to Kristin's so you can see what that image is. I am really looking forward to inking that one up now that winter is coming into the picture. For this card I used white cardstock and Basic Grey's Two Scoops DP. I used Momento Tuxedo Black to stamp the image and colored him with my Copics. I stamped him on Spellbinders Labels 4 (I think) and used watercolor paper that I purchased at Flourishes. This is probably the best watercolor paper that I have used. I also used SU's Blue Bayou for the ribbon. I though it matched perfectly. The rhinestones and spacers came from stash along with that little star that the penquin is looking at. I also used one of my favorite new embellishments from Flower Soft called Polar White. Now that is going to be used for a lot of my Christmas Cards. Oops, I almost forgot...the Labels from Spellbinders where I stamped Stay Cool.
Thanks ever so much for stopping by! I hope you like this little fella. Have a wonderful week ahead and stay safe!!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

I Ruff You !

Good Sunday to everyone! Sorry I have not posted in so long. I have had so much going on in my life that I am having a problem keeping up! I have my cards that I have been making to post, but I just have not had to time to get on and post them. Kinda hard to find the time when you are working 6 days a week, which is what I have been doing for the last few months. Hey, it's okay, I am not complaining!! I am so blessed to have a great job, when there are so many out there that cannot even find a job.

On to the card...This one I made for someone very special! The theme at the party was puppies and/or doggies. When I found this paper and ribbon at Hobby Lobby...I just knew what I would do with it...then I found the sticker Bone and even though I had to make a few changes with the sticker, it really turned out how I wanted it to look. All of the parents at the party just loved it. Really there is not much else going on with this card other than I used Spellbinders Long Deckled Dies. Anyhoo, it just made me smile and I am quite certain it will be going into a scrapbook soon.

Thanks for taking the time to visit with me and for all of your lovely comments!

Sunday, September 13, 2009


What fun this card was to make!!! I made it for a friend, Julie. When I say a friend, I mean a friend for over 20 years. We used to work together and many years ago, she retired. However, we still keep in touch and go to lunch whenever we get the chance. Julie is one of those friends who is "right" there for you when you are in need. I am very blessed with my circle of friends !

On to the card, I have so many Cuttlebug Folders and I am ashamed to say, they have sat in the drawer for the most part. Mainly, because there is always something new coming out and of course I have to have that also. So I pulled out this set of 4 folders and decided to put it to use. The paper came from Basic Grey's Two Scoops, which I bought at Joan's Gardens. The ribbon came from Flourishes. That hat pin came from the Pretties Kit from SU. The 'sparklies' are Swarovski Crystals and the vellum butterfly is from MS. The sentiment is computer generated.

I really like how this one turned out and can just think of the possibilities that those CB folders can be used as. I took this photo on my patio, because the details turned out better than the ones that I took in my tent.

Wishing you all a wonderful week ahead. Stay safe !

Monday, September 7, 2009

Feel of Fall Challenge from Flourishes

Happy Labor Day!!! It is September and it is time for the Fall!!! I love this time of the year. It is my all time favorite, as here in Alabama the weather during this time is just beautiful. The smells in the air, the colors of the leaves, just everything about this time of year makes me smile.

This card I made with the Feel of Fall Challenge from Flourishes in mind. I used SU's Creamy Caramel CS and on top of that Classic Paper Designs from Crafty Secrets, which I bought from Joan's Garden. I then used a MS punch and SU's Really Rust. On top of that I used some leaf paper that I bought from Hobby Lobby (very Autumny). I used my Nestabilities Rectangle Die and stamped the flower from Flourishes Thank You Set. I colored with my Copic Markers and then had the idea that I would love some shimmer around the flower. I used my VersaMark stamp pad and some Eclipse Masking Tape, which I got from Flourishes. I mased the flower and then just put my stamp pad on top of the image. I put some Ranger Antique Gold Embossing Powder on that and tapped off the excess. I heat embossed the powder and it really looks great IRL. The ribbon and bow came from Autumn Harvest at Hobby Lobby and I found some glittered leaf brads there also and put one on the middle of the bow. I stamped Thank You from Flourishes at the bottom right.

Please click on the picture so you can see the shimmer and the small rhinestone below the Thank You. LOL...I put that rhinestone there because my Momento Tuxedo Black kinda left a dot where I did not want it.

If you want to see more from this challenge...I am posting on SCS with FLLCSEPT. Just go to the Flourishes Newsletter and you can see some beautiful images using this same design.

I wish you all the best of the week ahead and thanks again for stopping by!