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!