Sunday, November 22, 2009
It's been over a month since my last post, but it has been insane. I'm happy to say that my daughter who graduated last month fomr the Culinary Institute of America is now employed! Woohoo! She and her sweetie are working in their field in New Jersey. My eldest son proposed to his sweetie, and she said yes! Yea!!!! another daughter!!! I put in for a transfer at work last month and they approved it. I'll still be in the Design department, but working for ROW/Mapping instead of Bridge Inspection.
And when you think things couldn't get better, they do. I won a gorgeous stamp set from Belinda at Clear Artistic Stamps. It's called Shadows of Memories. Here are some of the cards I made with it. It's hard to see in the photos, but the gold paper is shimmer paper that I got from CAS and the red paper is textured paper that lends itself nicely to the Asian theme. The images are embossed in gold. The sentiment on the last card is from an SU set....can't remember which one though.
I also won a stamp set and some embellishments from a wonderful lady named Wendy. She's a blogging sister of my friend Kim. I hope to show some cards using those goodies in my next post.....which I hope won't be too long from now.
Can you say GOD is Good! I sure can!
Friday, October 16, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
I know it's been awhile, but I've been kind of busy. So on Friday I got some happy mail from Clear Artistic Stamps. And of course I had to play as ASAP. These first two cards are from Belinda's Sympathy Garden set. Isn't this pink shimmer paper just gorgeous! It was an unexpected treat I found in my order. I used colored pencils and Gamsol to color the image.
On this card I used copic markers to color the image. You know, when SU came out with groovy guava a couple of years ago, I wasn't too impressed with the color. But I still have some and pulled it out the other day. I was surprised at how well it goes with the blush blossom that I used for the card base. Then I matted the image with mellow moss and it all seemed to come together.
Friday, September 11, 2009
This card is the invitation for my daughter's graduation party. She graduates next month from the Culinary Institute of America, (CIA). I chose the grape vine image because wine is a big part of cooking. And it's more grown up looking than a peice of cake.
Monday, September 7, 2009
I finally got a chance to play with my stamps again. My friend, Kim, blessed me with this set a couple of weeks back and I finally got to ink it up. The stamp set is called Whispers in the Woods and was designed by Belinda Landtroop of Clear Artistic Stamps. Paper, ink and ribbon are from SU. I used my watercolor crayons and blender pens to color the image.
With this card, I used my SU markers to color the stamp and then "thumped" with two other colors to get the variation in the leaves.
Sunday, August 30, 2009
I just survived my first stamp camp! Man am I exhausted! Ruth's hearty laughter in this first picture says it all.....We had so much fun!!!!
And this is my good friend Angie. Showing one of the cards she made.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
I know it's been a long time since I've posted. My laptop is up and running again so postings will be on their way. Some of my friends and I are hosting a stamp camp this Saturday, so things are crazy right now tryong to get ready for it. Im hoping to have some photos to share with you on Sunday. So until then..........
Sunday, June 21, 2009
This is where the adventure begins. We were supposed to leave around lunch time on Thursday. But I couldn't get the time off from work, so we had to leave late afternoon. We drove down to NJ and spent the night with friends. Got up bright and early Friday to go to Ft. Dix for the 10 am ceremony. After the ceremony, we brought our son and another soldier back to upstate NY. Here's where it gets crazy. Our son lives almost 2 hours north west of us. And because he left his keys at our house, we had to go back to our house to get the keys before continuing on to his place. I took this opportunity to bow out of the last leg of the trip. I got our other son to ride along to keep hubby company for the ride back.
So our New Jersey adventure started in Rochester at 4 :30 Thursday afternoon when we got on the Thruway. It ended 931 miles and 31 hours later ,(11:30 pm Friday night),when hubby pulled in our driveway after dropping our son off at his place.
Oh yeah.....no cruise control either.
I know it's been awhile since I've posted. I went back to work June 1st after having the entire month of May off for recovery. Needless to say, things have been crazy! And the laptop is down again so computer access is limited.
This first card was for a nephew who graduated highschool this year. He's very involved in his local volunteer fire dept and his graduation invitation featured that along with a patriotic theme. So I ran with that theme to come up with the colors for this. the pattern paper is from Gina K's free digi downloads on Stamp TV.
I recently purchased an Ott lamp for my work space.....thank goodness for 50% off coupons :-)
This was the first card I made using my new lamp. I just stamped some random images and then colored them with my Copics. Amazing how good lighting can improve your coloring.
Thursday, May 28, 2009
I paper pieced the purses on this one and colored the flower with my marker to give it a deeper color.
Monday, May 18, 2009
Friday, May 15, 2009
I just wanted to share a couple of cards I made today with images given to me by my friend, Kim. This is a Keto image found at Stampingbella. I used Koh-i-noor pencils and gamsol to color the images. Paper comes from SU and PTI. Th sentiments are from PTI's Handwritten Notes.
I'm not a fan of the color orange, but used in small amounts it's not too bad.
It's all about the bling baby!
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Gotta love these guys,( and gals).
Here is a card that I made yesterday. I made about a dozen of them. Francis Bellamy, author of the Pledge of Allegiance, was born in near by Mt. Morris. Because I did mass production on this one, I stamped and cut everything before assembling them. It wasn't until I assembled the first one that I noticed how perfectly things lined up. Notice how the flag lines up perfectly between two of the lines of the pledge.
I did a bit of an experiment on this one. I embossed the leaves on the cardstock and then colored them with a versamarker. Then I embossed it again with the flowers. I think it looks kind of cool.
Monday, May 11, 2009
Friday, May 8, 2009
This one Uses SU very vanilla, baha breeze, kraft, and Manchester DP. I also used a linen BG stamp.
Thursday, May 7, 2009
I colored the images for these cards yesterday. I wanted to make cards with them yesterday, but I misplaced the pattern paper. It was a free download from Gina K. It's called Jersey Shore and is so versatile.
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Today I was practicing with the copic markers. Here are the cards that I made today.
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Here are some cards that I made yesterday and today. This first card was made with one of the stamps I got on my big score the other week. Before my surgery, I stamped up a bunch of images to color while stuck on the couch. Because this was stamped with Versafine, I used my SU Markers to color instead of my new Copics. The card base is Gina K's 120 lb. Other paper is SU's whispering white, mellow moss and dp. I paper pieced the blanket and then did some shading on it with bashful blue marker. SU markers I used are mellow moss, so saffron, basic grey and going grey, creamy caramel,close to cocoa, sahara sand, basic black. The sentiment is done in brocade blue. I also used my spritzer tool on this.
The paper for this card is mellow moss, elegant eggplant, barely banana, almost amethyst, whisper white. I did use my copics on this one. It's hard to see in the photo, but I used 3 different colors for the blossoms. The image and sentiment is from Gina K's Wreath of Wishes.