Saturday, May 7, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day to us all! I hope you have a glorious weekend with your families. Here is the card I made for my own wonderful mom:

The base is Certainly Celery, with some of my new favorite DSP, and then Watercolor Paper. I used the WW Crayons to color the flower. You can't see it very well, but there's a pearl in the center of that flower to offset the two on the sentiment. Here, let me show you a close-up:

I love "antiqued" looking cards. I hope she likes it!


PS: This is a confession that my posts will diminish significantly over the next couple of weeks as I will have family in town (my mom, to name just one!). Please don't think I've left again for good... I promise I'll be back after I'm done hosting!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Happy Birthday to my Sister!

My sister's big Five-Oh is rapidly approaching! She likes turquoise, so I knew that had to be the basis for her card. Add in this very appropriate sentiment, and voila! A perfect milestone birthday card! it just me? Or are my posts getting shorter and shorter? Hmmmmm, you tell me: would you prefer MORE shorter posts or LESS longer ones where I go into detail on how I made the card? I figure you're all smart cookies... you don't need me to hold your hand through these!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Congrats to my Niece!

Our niece, Heather, recently won a beauty pageant and I wanted to make a special card to commemorate her accomplishment. I got the idea for this card from my dear friend, Marelle, in Australia. She's MUCH, MUCH better at it than I am... this was my first attempt at a pop-up card:

The colors are Certainly Celery and Marina Mist. There was one mistake on the inside - a crease where there shouldn't be one. Ah, well... next time I'll do better!

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Thanks, Dr. Altman!

Nothing too flashy here... I needed a simple masculine thank you card for our vet. One of our kitties had to go in for emergency surgery last week and our vet has been very wonderful through it all. I wanted to bake him some cookies and send him a note of appreciation.

Have a great week!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

My Old Standby

I sat down the other night to stamp a card for a good friend and I decided to pull out one of my all-time favorite stamps... this gorgeous dragonfly from Measure of a Life. Click here to see an old card I made with it that I still love. Now, here's an updated one:

The Perfect Plum DSP is from an old Halloween set, but it matched perfectly. I also used some black satin ribbon.

Here's a close-up of my watercoloring... The wings are shimmery (I used some white shimmer paint), but you can't see that in the photo. Use your imagination!

Have I told you lately how much I love being back at my stamp desk?! The neat thing is that we have recently done some updating in our basement to turn it into a cozier place to be. We added new carpet, a gas-burning fireplace, a new couch... it's such a wonderful place now to hang out and watch movies. And that's great for me, because that's where my stamp desk is! So, now you know why I've been at it more often.