Monday, May 18, 2009

Birthday Balloon Ride

How much fun is this little stamp from Penny Black. I'm in love with little Hedgies (no matter who makes them -- they ALL CUTE)! I colored this with my Copics and shaded the edges of the main image with Cat's Eye. The little "music" dp is a freebie that I got out of a magazine and thought it would perhaps look like "Happy Birthday to You, Happy Birthday to You" etc. etc. The sentiment is the curvy verses from Stampin' Up "You're a wonderful reason to clebrate!". The ribbon is a wire ribbon which is probably why it stands up so well!

Enjoy the look see.

A Day at the Beach

Sweet Seasons is a set from Stampin' Up that I really enjoy using -- there's one that applies to each of the four seasons. This one, of course, is for summer. The "BEACH" is a part of the "A Shore Thing Collection" from Snag'em Stamps that I had ordered last year when I was stamping some "Save the Date" cards for a friend's wedding in the Bahamas. The card is one of those little ones (4.25 x 4.25) that I just love to make. I hope you like this card as much as I had fun making it.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Celebrate Memorial Day!

My good friend, Jay, is still recuperating from back surgery. He is very patriotic and is always sending emails about our troops and American holidays out to his friends. I made this card to send him for Memorial Day. The image is Patriotic Bear from Whipper Snapper Designs. The layout is from Michelle O's blog Stamps, Paper, Scissors and Donkey Smiles. The star papers are from a stash of dp Mat Pack. The sentiment is a Stampin' Up rub-on. The star buttons have been in my button inventory for a long, long time. I used embroidery thread on the hole (and boy what a hard time I had doing that. As a result of diabetes, my left hand trembles and it was a real chore threading the buttons -- note to myself .. invest in another needle threader)!


Very Vanilla CS, Real Red, Night of Navy, White, Summer Sun

Pallette Noir Black ink, Cats Eye beige for shading

Stampin' Up Large and Small Star punch

Buttons, Embroidery Thread, Copics

Saturday, May 9, 2009


My daughter, Sara Williams (Tweaks and Designs), designed my new blog for a Mother's Day Gift!!! ISN'T IT GORGEOUS!! I love the colors, flowers, and little birds. She was so creative (as usual) with the fonts, design and all of it!! I was secretly hoping that she'd do this for Mother's Day for me (we certainly do think alike) and hurray SHE DID!! I made this card trying to use the same mum images and same colors to introduce the opening of my new blog!! I had ordered from Lizzie Anne the Garden Inspirations set (having seen a preview of what was going on the blog) so that I could use it on the first card going on the new site. I used Sage Shadow from Stampin' Up as the base color. The polka dot decorative paper is from Papertrey's Polka Dot Parade and the small floral under it was a freebie from Lizzie Anne that came with the stamp set. I mounted the two dp's were mounted on Blush Blossom (Stampin' Up). I used SU's Scallop Circle Punch for the large flower (colored with Copics). The leafy stem was colored with Stampin' Up's Sage Shadow and cut by hand. I punched the flowers from Blush Blossom using STU's Three for You punch box. Cat's Eye shading was used on all of the edges and 3-D Paint in tan was used as the centers of the small punch flowers. Dashes, Dots & Checks ribbons from Michael's accents the dp strip.

I love this card and think it is such a compliment to MY NEW BLOG!!

I hope you like it and the blog design.