Friday, May 16, 2008

Great Color Combo

So I love this color combo--turquoise and chocolate chip. I really must use it more. This card is yet another with the SAME sketch, I know I need to move on, I had cut soooo many out when I was in the "mode". The paper is MME, and I used distress ink, in brown and colored with my copics. The smaller blue mat, is the back of some DP colored with the chisel side of my copic that I used to color the flower- a perfect match.


I think I told you I'm an aunt, again. My beautiful baby niece was born. I had to go see her in the hospital when she was only 5 hours old. She is sooooo pure, and beautiful and precious. Anyway I couldn't go to the hospital to see my sister and her, empty handed. I mean home baked cookies was a must!! I had a tub of oatmeal chocolate chip cookies that I baked up 3 dozen of to bring to my sister. I remember after having my girls anything home baked and sweet was just so wonderful. Of course 3 years laters I'm still paying for that, but getting closer to my pre-baby weight. Any way, I digress. back to the hospital. I wanted to bring something special to her because she has so wanted a baby girl and I have 2 of them, so I was trying to figure what I could bring. I put together a name frame, using All In the family from SU. It was just something quick, but meaningful, that I thought would look cute in the hospital room when people came to visit. Of course, I didn't know she was going to check herself out of the hospital 20 hours later so she could go home, to her other 3 children and husband, to get "some sleep". :) At any rate, she liked it.

I colored with my copics and wrote the names below with a black souffle pen. sorry for the glare, I forgot to take a picture until I was at the hospital.

A little birdie told me.... of a sketch

These are more of the same sketch that I got from the sheetloads of cards site. This little birdie, from SU, I bought because of the versatility of the set, and it lends itself to paper piecing, to show at workshops. However, when I saw this DCWV Nana slab, that had both glitter and seemed to be made specifically for this set I had to buy it. I had bought it to use in the scrapbook I was making for my sister for her newborn daughter, but had to "borrow" those pages. The sketch calls for three embellishments in the corner. I didn't want to cover too much of the paper, so chose 2. I punched out the flower from some DP that I HAD to have, but never used, and now do not LOVE anymore. So I turned it over and colored it with the chisel side of my copic the same color as I colored the birdie. Then it's a perfect match!!!

Sheetload of Cards

I found sheetloadofcards, which is a monthly e-zine. You know an electronic type magazine. They show you great sketches, with the measurements of how to cut and assemble like 6 cardfronts, or 8, or whatever depending on the sketch and month. I gave it a try with Mikey, from Hanna stamps, and some green, masculine colored paper. They went together very quickly and I added them to my stash.

The one below is one of the cards separately. I made a little embellishment out of one of the smaller stamps that came in the set, a baseball hat.

This last one is using the workout girl from Let's get Physical, another Hanna set-- just had to get my girl in there.

MFT Mother's Day

If you read my blog you'll remember that I just had a round birthday. Well my AWESOME sister bought me a 36 set of Copics. DOES SHE ROCK OR WHAT!!!! She does. She ordered them from MFT, and the set she had was delayed in shipment, I think from China, and Kim at MFT was so awesome she sent her the Mother's Day set and a quickie glue pen too. So my sis gave me those too. Plus she made me a truly incredible scrapbook, that has pictures through the year. If you knew that my sister has like everything from Creative Memories because she has 3 boys, 8, 6, and almost 4, and now a newborn daughter, but hasn't completed any of her scrapbooks-- because, um, she a little busy-- you'd realize how much even more awesome it was of her to make the scrapbook for me. She is officially done scrapbooking for the year. LOL. Funny thing is that I had made a girl scrapbook, minus the photos, for her and had given it to her for a shower gift less than 2 weeks before.

Any way , I made this card for my sister to give to my mom for mother's day.

I made this one for my mother in law. The paper is Amy butler, the cardstock is SU, and the flowers are paper flowers from WalMart.

I love coloring with my copics, I'm not that great with them, but love them anyway.

Thursday, May 15, 2008


I am really into monograms these days. I made these cards for the teachers (for teacher appreciation day) at my daughters preschool/daycare. The girls that work there are just great and I feel so grateful that they are because it gives me a sense of calm to have my daughters there the 2 days they go there. They really appreciated it. The patterned paper is from MME, and the circles are from PTI tags and more, the letters are from a Brenda Walton set I got at Michaels.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

40 and Fabulous

This is my sister and my longes best friend. She is at my 40th birthday party and 8 months pregnant with my niece. This picture was taken in April. On May 2nd Erin was born and is soooo sooo cute, beautiful and another example of modern day miracle.

Easter Pim

These are the Easter pins I made for the ladies that joined us for Easter. These were my mom, sister, SIL, MIL, and some nieces. Sorry for the blurry picture, but how I made it is that I punched a scallop out of shrink plastic, stamped brilliance perarlescent blue roses background and then PTI black cross. After I shrunk it with my heat gun, I put glue and microbeads on them. Everyone loved them.