Thursday, June 25, 2015
I made this easel card for a co-worker whose husband passed away recently.
I had a die cut shape that I scanned into my Brother Scan N Cut and enlarged so that it would fit around Grand Calibur Labels One shape. The flower is a Memory Box die and the diamond shape is a Spellbinders nestabilities die. The sentiment comes from Papertrey Ink.
My studio purge is still a work in progress. I have sold several items and that feels good! I sent two packages to a friend in Texas and I threw a lot of stuff in the trash. There is still a lot more to go through and get rid of.
Monday, March 16, 2015
After the air show was over, My Man, his son, and I went out for fajitas. Yummy dinner! And I got to see the pics and videos they took at the air show. When I got back home after dinner, of course I had to continue watching Downton Abby! I am now up to Season 2, Episode 2.
Friday, March 13, 2015
This card will be going to my Stamping Friend. It is a loose "CASE" of a card we made this past weekend. She taught me how to shape flowers quickly, so now I am more inclined to do that. I've always liked the looks for shaped flowers over flat ones on a card, but I never wanted to go to all that work!
I used the designer paper that is available for this year's SAtampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration. I sponged around the edges and into the paper so that you can see the embossed design. The flowers were stamped and punched out, then shaped with a dry embossing tool & bone folder to curl the edges. The leaves were punched with a Martha Stewart leaf punch; I used the embossing tool to put in the veins & sponged around the edges for dimension.
I used the dotted rectangle die that is available through Fun Stamper's Journey for the second layer. The stickpin is one that I had made a couple of years ago.
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
I promise, I have been making cards lately! I made two cards on Sunday that I really like; I just haven't taken pictures of them yet. And I have been working on a Mother's Day card since Monday night.
I have been slowly going through my art studio and pulling stuff that needs to be purged. I tried to sell a few things on EBay; after several times of listing, I managed to sell three items. That experience was frustrating and disappointing so it will be a while before I try selling on EBay again.
I found a group on Facebook called Purge to Splurge and thought I'd give it a try. I listed four things last night and already sold two of them! So, I would say that is a success~! I am very happy to see some money in my PayPal account AND to send some tools to new homes where they will be used. I am definitely going to be listing more things on Purge to Splurge in the next few days.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Well, I missed all of the Embrace Your Art prompts between my last prompts posts and this one!
Prompt 19 is Bubbles. I painted this page in my small art journal.
Monday, January 19, 2015
The image for this card was supposed to be used on my brother's birthday card. But when I watercolored it, I used a lot of water trying to smooth out the pencil lines. It took a long time to dry and I didn't want to wait. So I created something different for my brother. I'll post that card after his birthday next week; don't want to take a chance on him seeing it on my blog beforehand. :-)
Anyway, the watercolored image was still sitting on my desk a few days later, all nice and dry!. So I decided to use it to make a really quick card for my stash. I'll add a sentiment when I send this card out.
I apologize, but I do not know the manufacturer or either the image stamp or the background cross-hatched stamp. The cardstock is Stampin' Up! Chocolate Chip and Pear Pizzazz. I used Stampin' Up!'s Old Olive ink for the background stamp. The image was stamped in Archival ink on watercolor paper.