I love happy cards that make me smile and this one does. It seems I am not the only one enjoying our break in the temps, the birds, bees and butterflies are a jumble of activity in my garden, yard and neighborhood. Windows open this morning to blue skies and gentle Delta Breezes. All elements are mine, I had a drawing fest last week and played with my much neglected Copics, the background is a gelli pull and the photocorners are by EKSuccess. Hope your week is moving gently along, hugs
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Monday, July 29, 2013
Monday, Monday, hope your day and week are filled with smiles! This is another tabletop chalkboard, yesterdays post featured a 4X6 and todays is a 5X7. This also has a little different look, it was done with chalk and with Marvey "Bistro" chalk markers, wow love these markers, they are fun with paper too. Another butterfly for the corner. The Bistro marker will not wipe off as the chalk will, the board must be cleaned with a damp cloth.
Sunday, July 28, 2013
Saturday, July 27, 2013
So, Happy Birthday Miss Carole, love ya bunches, hugs
Thursday, July 25, 2013
Monday, July 22, 2013
Saturday, July 20, 2013
A birthday card today, I have had a lot of birthdays over the last month or so, isn't it funny how they jumble up in certain months? This was for a young woman, a professional photographer. She loves the ocean and water. The background paper is from "Paradise Discovered" by et designs at Scrapbook Graphics and the bottle is from NLD "Sea Whistle" also SG. The camera is "Echo Park" for Silhouette Library.
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
One of the blogs I follow "Funky Cards" is hosted by Madison, a recent high school graduate, who began "I Feel the Love Project" a number of years ago and has blessed so many people with her call for cards, prayers and help. When I saw her July project I knew what I wanted to do and I wanted it to be a collaboration with my friend Jessica. The call was for "Thank You" cards for the mom of the sweetest child "Mariyah", please visit Madisons blog for the full story on Mariyah. I went next door and asked Jessica if she would like to work on the cards with me, she said "YES", no hesitation, just YES. I took over 12 blanks for her to work her heart magic on, I gave her no guidance, suggestions or input it was up to her. Here is part of the magic in all of this, despite a tooth extraction and a pretty traumatic seizure, they got done. My part was to add the vinyl heart and inside cloud with "Thank You".
I know this is a pretty long post and if you have traveled the distance, I thank you! Hope you got some inspiration and pleasure from our collaboration. Have a great rest of the week, hugs
Monday, July 15, 2013
Sunday, July 14, 2013
My neighbor had an impromptu 4th of July and so I helped a little with some quick, practical decorations. They were so much fun and all done with the Cameo.
Saturday, July 13, 2013
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Morning All, The Art Journal Caravan has traveled into America this month, home sweet home. I just hope I will have time to do some of the ideas rattling around in my imagination. The background is one of my gelli pulls with a rose transfer. The other elements are from Tangie's July AJC Kit over at Scrapbook Graphics, some wonderful chalk elements. "In unity there is strength" is an American Proverb. The journaling is mine, "Like a rose there are thorns but the colors and smells of home cannot be had anywhere else." I am off today for a little RnR, going to see "The Lone Ranger", oh how I love Johnny Depp. Have a great Thursday, hugs
Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Well the Tea Light Shojis are evolving, that is always a good sign. Tools and Techniques have a unique stamp on them of your rhythm and style and this is quickly evident when you bring out tools and supplies that you have not used in awhile. My alcohol inks and daubers have been in seclusion for a long time. So I have been getting reacquainted and back in the swing with them. The Shojis will work on their own but take on a spark with a little embellishment. As I share them I have also decided to keep them strictly to the battery operated tea lights. The vinyl is only 10mil and over extended use those panels will begin to warp some with wax or soy candles, I definitely do not recommend wax tea lights with these. I am really falling in love with the process of these and they will be fun stocking stuffers for the holidays. For now I am using my Silhouette Library for the elements I am engraving into the vinyl. Hope your week is rolling well, hugs
Sunday, July 7, 2013
Saturday, July 6, 2013
Friday, July 5, 2013
Lori Whitlock one of my fav Silhouette Designers created this fab block card and I could not resist, I love the layers. The image is also from the Silhouette Library, Beatrix Potter has the license for Harry Potter and this is a Harry Potter image, they hands are hold a chain that dangles down, I did not want it in the image so did a shabby chic bow to cover it. Basic Grey and Bazzill for the card blank. Hope all is well with everyone today and that you have a great weekend. Hugs
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Monday, July 1, 2013
I found a stash of some neon lined notebook paper this weekend and thought it might make some cute note cards. I printed a gelli pull on a sheet of yellow with my printer and then using my Big Shot and the next to largest block die (it is the biggest one that will fit the plate) I cut and folded, the note turns out to be right at 5 1/2" X 4 1/2", when folded in half. I then stamped it with a Hero Arts "Blomming Meadow" stamp in black and added a sweet bird sitting on a Memory Box branch die cut. Perfect for a quick note. I love how the background gives depth to the flowers and stems. Stay cool and create much. Hugs