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Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Happy Tuesday everyone!
Only a couple more days until Thanksgiving! I have noticed though that a few of the neighbors have started to decorate their houses for Christmas. My parents already have their tree up and they are putting my sister's up today. I haven't even thought about it yet. I guess that we will probably do it next weekend, that is usually what we do it. I wonder what Izzy will think about it. Last year she really didn't pay attention to it, so who knows what will happen this year.
Well, I think we are going to try to head to the library this afternoon. I am getting a little tired of some of her books, so it will be nice to pick up a few new ones. Izzy loves to go. She really enjoys the little book rack that she is allowed to pick up books from. Hopefully that will put her in a little better mood. She has been a little grouchy today.
So let's get on with it! My cards that is and one of them is not a Christmas one! Who's proud of me?!!
My first card for today is a card I created for my niece using Paper Take Weekly's Sketch Challenge. This was a really fun sketch. It had so many layers and my niece loves purple so I knew that this would be perfect for her.
Isn't she sweet!!! She really reminds me of Kelsey. I started this card off by stamping Pickin' Apples by Sugar Nellie on white card stock and coloring her in with my copics and stampin' writer markers. I then added some white gel pen to highlight the apples. Using the sketch as a guide I layered on dp, green card stock, teal card stock and purple card stock. I popped off the main image and added some purple rick rack and flowers that I cut out with my Cricut machine. I placed teal brads in the center of the flowers. For the sentiment, printed it off on the computer and then adhered it to a piece of purple card stock that I used my corner rounder on. I just think this is the most precious image.
Alright, alright, the next two cards are Christmas cards. But I have a good excuse. I am not only making my Christmas cards, but also some for my mom and my friends. So see, I need quite a few. That's my story and I am sticking to it.
My next card is a card I created using the Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge over at Poetic Artistry. I always love these sketch challenges because they are so creative and different.
Now on to my final card for today. This one is just so elegant. I love this little image. It reminds me of when I was a kid. I used to have a faux, white rabbit fur muff that I would wear everywhere. It always made me feel so grown up and sophisticated. For this card I used this week's challenge over at A Spoon Full of Sugar which was a sketch.
Well I need to go get ready for the library. I think we single handily pay the librarians' salaries with all the fines we pay for over due books. Have a great rest of the day! Thanks for stopping by!
Monday, November 24, 2008
For this week's Magnolia Vs. Stampavie Challenge, the theme was "Get The Feeling". You were supposed to incorporate texture into your work. Well, I haven't used this stamp in awhile and it reminds me of Jason and I. (I know Jason isn't blond, but I wanted a contrasting hair color, okay! lol!)
I just love their little faces. He looks so nervous! Well for my texture on this card, I decided to create grass out of cut up card stock. I then embossed some of my paper with my cuttlebug swirl folder and added some fabric flowers. I started this card by stamping Lily & Milo - First Love by Rachelle Anne Miller for Stampavie on white card stock and coloring them in with my copics and markers. I added highlights with my gel pen. I then adhered my grass and layered the image on red/orange card stock and lime green card stock. I then layered on card stock and DP to create the card. I wrapped around a piece of blue ribbon and added some flowers with a brown brad in the middle. To balance the card out, I added three blue brads to the corner. I really like how this card turned out. I love all the happy colors and the image is just so cute.
Well, my theme for today has been things I love; shopping, my husband and last but not least I love the snow and winter. I don't actually like being out in the snow, but I love to look at it. I think it just makes everything look so clean and new. When I saw Mary Jo's Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge over at Technostamper, I knew the perfect stamp to use.
Doesn't it look like fun!!! I wish I could be on their sled with them!! Anywhoo, I started this card off by stamping Lily and Billy on Sled from Lily and Billy Winter Stamps by Pink Cat Studio on a piece of white card stock. I colored them in with my copics and markers. I then masked them off and used a sponging technique that I adapted from Michelle over at Just Painting Around to create the snow drifts. I ripped a piece of paper and sponged on bashful blue and ballet blue. I then went over the lines with a gray marker and some glitter. I drew in the trees and accented them with my white gel pen. I cut out my image along with a piece of green card stock and a piece of red card stock using my nesties. Following the sketch, I layered on red and blue card stock along with DP. I tied a bow around the bottom and added a snowflake button. To finish the card, I cut out three circles of red, green and blue card stock using my nesties and added two swirls and a snowflake. I really like how this turned out. I am definitely going to have to use this technique again.
Well thanks for stopping by today!! It has been really exciting for me. Thanks for all you wonderful comments and have a great evening!!
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
I'm not going to complain too much because I was able to take a nap and stamp! Yeah!! Izzy has been playing with Daddy most of the day. I have had the radio on, so she has been dancing up a storm. She was able to go outside for about five minutes, but then she grumped the whole time so we came back in. I guess she isn't used to the cold either.