Friday, May 15, 2015

Mothers Day Card

Happy Friday!!! 
I am so happy! It's almost my and my husband's 25th Anniversary, so we're celebrating this weekend!Yay!!!
This card has nothing to do with that. this is the Mother's Day card for my amazing Mother-in Law! She's an awesome person. And hey, she raised my great husband!
This is the Unity stamp, Hello Pretty. Love the bottles with a single stem in each. So simple and pretty. Cooped up Notes is stamped along the bottom.
They are colored with Copics.
I am throwing this card in the mix for Unity Friends with Flair, and Retro Sketches.

Enjoy your weekend, and Stamp On!

Friday, May 8, 2015

Joyful Flowers!

I love these funky flowers! This is another card for a dear friend of mine!

The stamp is from the Unity Itty Bitty, "Be Joyful". I paper pieced the flowers, then shaded with Copics. Love Copics! I added some Tim Holtz Distress Glitter in the centers.
I like the distress glitter because it adds s little sparkle, but it's more subtle. Yum!
This card will be added to Unity's Friends With Flair, and the Unity Be Inspired Challenged! There are some great cards in both places!

I'll be back soon! Lots of cards to make!
Have an extraordinary day!

Friday, April 17, 2015

Owl Pals Card

I love these little owl buddies! I'll name them Midge and Madge. :-)
 So stinking cute! The stamp is from Unity of course. The set is Owl Pals. I colored the image with Copics (it looks much more smoothly blended in person).
See  that gold sparkle? Copic Atyou Glitter Pens. I used a lot of them on the card, but it's hard to pick up the sparkle. I'm glad I could show you the gold!
This card is for a very special friend who is going through a cancer struggle. This is the perfect stamp for it. I'll be right by her side. 
I'm sharing this card for the Unity Be Inspired Challenge and Friends With Flair.
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, February 27, 2015

Happy Birthday Cupcake!

Cupcakes for my friend!

I love these Unity Stamps, and I love cupcakes! :)
This Basic Gray paper went perfectly with the yummy stamps! I colored them with Copics. Sooo many Copics!

I am submitting this for Unity Friends With Flair.
Thank you for stopping by!

Friday, December 19, 2014

Love This Little Guy!

 I had to ink up this little guy, Bernie! He's so adorable, and so me ;)
He went to my boss! He was colored with Copics, with some glitter from Copic Spica pens. You can see in the picture below a little bit. 
You can also see I inlaid the image die cut. Love the look! 
I am linking this up for Unity's Friends with Flair, and the Unity Challenge.

Thank you for stopping by!
And Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 5, 2014

Christmas Card for the Veterans

I'm back! I thought I was back last week, but I posted to an old blog of mine :P
Here is one of the Christmas cards for the veterans at our local Veterans Home. My friends and I make anywhere from 450 to 600 cards for every major holiday for the veterans. We've been doing it for a few years. We love it! 
I love this stamp! It's from Unity, of course. It's called most WONDERFUL time.  
And I love this pen to add a little shimmer!
Thanks for stopping by! :-)

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

A Gift for my Daughter, and a Challenge

I have wanted to make this for my daughter for a long time. I finally took the time this week. And I love it. I'm so excited. I think she will be too :)
I should have taken pictures along the way, but I never think about that until I'm done :p
By the way, the canvas is much less green than it looks on my monitor at work ;).
I started out with a 12x12 canvas, a stencil, and some gesso. I never thought it would work out this good! I laid the stencil on the canvas, and spread some gesso over it. When I lifted it I was amazed with how defined the pattern of the stencil was. I got the idea from Angie Blom. She used textured paste. Loved hers, and thought I'd add that to the canvas for my daughter. 
The canvas was painted with a combination of a few Liquitex Soft Body acrylic paints. After that was dry I used Martha Stewart Tintable Antique Effect with a little brown acrylic paint. You use very little paint in the Antique Effect, paint it allover, then wipe it off. I love the effect. It settles in the little nooks and crannies. I also used it over the heart, and on the edges of the patterned paper. 

The heart was torn out of simple printed paper from SU. The wings were cut out of the same paper. I painted the heart red with my fingers. I didn't want it to be perfectly painted. Then I used a toilet paper roll to make some big circles. I added some small dots with Unity's Distressed Dots.

All of the papers, and the lace, were adhered with Mod Podge! Love that stuff!
The words, from the Donna Downey Adore Unity Stamp Set, were stamped with black paint. I wanted it to really show up. 
So, there you have it! 
I'm linking this up in the Unity Challenge. Go see what others have posted. Some great ideas out there!
Thank you for stopping by!