Sunday, July 31, 2011

Boy oh Boy!

Colleen and Randy's kids have been busy!

Yes, another grandchild arrived a couple weeks ago, this time a grandson.
And, after my horrible delay at getting a card to them on the arrival of their granddaughter, I wasn't going to miss a beat on this grandchild.   Even though I was on vacation at the time, I knew ahead of time it was going to be a boy, so I had the card made, the envelope addressed and stamped.  The moment I knew of the baby's arrival, the card went in the mail!

Without further ado, here it is:
Aren't those shoes cute??

It's a very old stamp from Stampabilities.   I used to stamp these on white paper that had a leather-ish look to it.  But, I can't find it anymore, so I bought some 'pleather' (vinyl fake leather) from JoAnn's and stamped the image with StazOn, cut out and popped them up on a Nesties diecut.   I like the pleather better than the cardstock because it provides a soft texture to the card.  Can't remember where the sentiment is from (sorry!), but the scallop border is a Fiskars punch and the button is made from a PTI button die.  The tag is a punch from Martha Stewart.   Patterned paper from my stash, cardstock from PTI also.

Congrats Colleen and Randy on grandchild #8!

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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

My very own pelican!

Since moving to Florida earlier this year, I have really enjoyed seeing all the different types of birds that are here.  Especially the pelicans!  Everytime I see one, I say to whomever is with me, or to myself,  "ooooohh, look at the pelican!"  Love to watch them dive into the water for fish.

When we moved here, I mentioned to John that I really wanted our home to reflect a seashore-y, nautical feel.  I thought it would be neat to have a fun mailbox made of dock pilings.   We had an opportunity to pick up some pilings this past weekend and this is what we came up with.

And, here's a closeup of my pelican!  Isn't he just adorable???

Ok, so this is what I've been doing instead of making cards.
Gotta get back to the cards.   Will share some soon.  Promise.
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Thursday, July 7, 2011

Happy Birthday, Colleen!

Today is Colleen's birthday!
I hope you have a wonderful day, girlfriend!

The stems/leaves are from PTI's Everyday Button Bits and the sentiment is from Morningstar.  Both are stamped in Memento Bamboo (love that color!)  A few punched flowers (eksuccess), gems, ribbon and paper from the stash along with my new favorite MS border punch finishes it off.

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Monday, July 4, 2011

OLW 60: Quick Layers of Ink

Yeah!  I made the Simplicity challenge this past Wednesday!  And, it was a fun one!

This week's OLW challenge is to make quick and easy cards with nothing but layers of ink by overlapping the stamped images and/or sentiment. The idea here is to practice whipping up a quick card or even an easy card set at the last minute with just ink and cardstock!

I really needed a few quick thank you cards and this challenge fit the bill.  I dug through my stamp drawers and pulled out a mess of stamps and memento ink colors and went to town. 

First up:

Love, love, love this polka dotted scallop stamp from Memory Box.  This is the first time it's seen glad to finally use it!  Flowers and sentiment are from Savvy Stamps.

Another GREAT round script stamp from Memory Box.  Flower stamp by Just For Fun and sentiment by Printworks.

 Same Memory Box script, Hero Arts leaves and AMuse sentiment.

 Memory Box script again, Judikins cattails, Hero Arts sentiment.

 Hero  Arts script and blocks, Lockhart sentiment.

And, last but not least:
Bline Designs polka dot stamp (use this one ALL the time!), Just For Fun flowers and AMuse sentiment.

Thanks, Susan, for pushing me to get these done!  It feels good!

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