Friday, October 3, 2008

Sit Back, Relax and Have Some Bubbly! and Grandma Post!!!!

Happy Friday, finally!!

I am so excited for the weekend, we have a birthday party to go to tomorrow, I am going to stamp this weekend and I get to see my best friend for the first time in a whole week. We talk to each other everyday but it is not the same as seeing her. She just started a new job this week (Tracy, we are so proud of you) so she has been exhausted. I am really looking forward to sitting back and gabbing away with her.

Okay, so Izzy is growing up way to quickly :(. I put a pair of jeans and a shirt on her yesterday and she looked like such a little girl. It was so sweet, and today I called Jason and she talked to him on the phone. Of course nobody has any idea what she was telling him, but she still was just yammering away. I can't wait till she starts doing her own laundry! Right now she just pulls all the clothes out of the dryer and puts them on the floor.

So today I have two awesome cards to show you. One from my new favorite stamp line Simply Sista's and one from MFT.

My first card is a card to encourage relaxation. I love this spa girl image (which is a Digi image, love it!) from Simply Sista's. She looks so relaxed, I wish I could trade places with her. Do you think if I gave this card to Jason he would give me a gift certificate to a day spa? Ooohh I am glad I thought of it. I am certainly going to try. On this card I actually used a sketch challenge from Stamping Bella. I wanted a card with a lot of layers that showed off the central image. I printed off this image on white card stock, and two pieces of design paper. I colored her skin in with my prisma color pencils along with the cucumbers over her eyes. Then I pieced together the chair and the bowl; I wanted pattern on these two surfaces. Then I took my liquid applique pen and applied this to the towel on her body and her head. I wanted it to look like terry cloth. Next time I think I will try flocking. I think she looks great. To finish off the card, I alternated layers of black card stock with layers of designer paper. For the sentiment, I stamped this with an alphabet set I have from stamping up. I then cut out the sentiment, a piece of black card stock and a piece of DP with my circle nestabilities. The flowers I yanked off a stalk of fake flowers and added a green diamond sticker to the center. For the background a wrapped a piece of white satin ribbon around a piece of black card stock I embossed with my branches embossing folder from Cuttlebug. When I get my card scents, I am going to add lilac to the card. I think I am actually going to make up a gift basket and include this card with it. Who should be the lucky recipient? I will take bribes.

Onto the second card. This one is titled, "Time for the Bubbly", this is actually the sentiment on the inside. Guess what, it is a Halloween card! I know, shocker. This card was created for a design challenge over at MFT stamps requiring paper piecing. Paper piecing is my absolute favorite technique. It is instant gratification. You have a built in design.

I started out by stamping the main image from Meet Me at the Cafe on a piece of white card stock, green card stock and 4 pieces of Halloween designer paper. I colored in the background, the witches' arms, and their legs with my Stampin' Write markers. Then I cut out the one witch's dress from a piece of designer paper and attached it to the white card stock. I repeated this process with the other witch's outfit, the table and chairs and the goblets. Next I stamped two witch hats and a broom from Totally Witchin', colored them in with my prismas and markers, cut them out and placed them around the witches. Next I stamped the bubbles from Time for the Bubbly on a piece of green card stock. I cut out a few bubbles and placed them so that they were coming out of the glasses. Next, I cut a piece of acetate to fit over the image and stamped the spiderweb from Totally Witchin' on the backside with Stazon ink. After it had dried. I added black card stock to the edges to frame out the window. I stamped the awning from Meet Me at the Cafe on 2 pieces of Halloween card stock. I then cut them out and alternated the two patterns. I aged it by sponging on some mellow moss ink. Next, I cut a piece of Halloween card stock for the "building", aged it with mellow moss and attached the image to the center. I popped off the lower part of the awning off the page and added two shutters I made out of perfect plum card stock and my markers. I popped those off the side also. I cut out a black fence using my fence punch and placed it under the window. I stamped the cauldron from Totally Witchin' on the back side of a piece of DP and cut it out. Next I stamped the bubbles from Time for the Bubbly on a piece of green card stock, cut it out and attached it to the cauldron. I added a touch of green goo, using my goo punch and green card stock then popped it off the page. Isn't it fabulous! I almost want to be a witch, no comments from the peanut gallery.

Now what you all have been waiting for, an Izzy picture!

What a ham!!!!!

I hope you have a great rest of the day and a wonderful weekend! Thanks for stopping by!


Paula Still said...

IZZYYYYYYYY!!!! My baby is looking like a little girl! Make her stop! She is too young to look like a little girl! But what a cutie pie she is!!!!!

Love the cards! The halloween gals is one of the best you have done. Really a masterpiece! I am always amazed at your creativity. I don't know where it comes from, but enjoy the results!

As for the spa card, well that one is definately reserved for your favorite mother!!!

Jason Core Dumpter said...

Great cards! Cute Izzy picture... she must take after her parents!