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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

I got lots done on MLK day

Vicki Wizniuk was my inspiration for this card.

Vick was also the inspiration for this card.  My customer said purple and flowery.  I think I have made this same card 3 times now for different people.

Saw one like this in the current Card Maker's Magazine.  If you haven't noticed by now, I really like that magazine.  the polar bear is stamped on acetate.  I have a piece of colonial white card stock behind him so you can see him.  You can't see it very well, but I colored the bear with some grey copics and the scarf with yellow and blue to match the paper. This was a "just because" kind of card so I like the sentiment.

The other side.

I used CD envelopes for these cards since I couldn't find the envelopes that I bought to go with 4.5 X 4.5 square cards.

Lisa Stenz is my inspiration for this set of cards.  I made 5 different ones using different card stock colors and different B&T (background and texture papers)
I stamped the butterfly on the base card stock in two tones and then stamped another in the three colors and cut it out and just adhered the center of the butterfly to the card stock to give it some depth.  

I wrote my message on a post it note and put it inside the card with a message that if the person removes the post it, they can reuse the card. I guess I should say re gift it.

I forgot a few people when I made my list of thank you cards, so I need to go back out to my scrap room and do a couple more.  Probably not tonight though since I will get my Mark Harmon fix in another 32 minutes.  In fact, I am not sure when I will get to them.  I am meeting with a new client this week and have a CT Scan this week.  As the last doctor said after I had a CT Scan, there is NOTHING in there.  Because I suffer from Migraines they like to do a scan every 15 years or so.  

I guess because I have lost 4 relatives to lung cancer and one lung cancer survivor, that they like to do chest xrays every so often too.  Especially when I come down with bronchitis and asthmatic bronchitis every year around this time and know that I have asthma.  I guess I thought you outgrew it, but my doctor assures me I haven't.  Now I am wondering if all those time I had "chest" pains and seldom feel that I can take a satisfying breathe that maybe it's my asthma and not just stress.  

Thanks for tuning in.  See ya later in the week.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Clever thank you card, I think

A lady at work asked me to make a thank you card for some friends where she was a guest in their home.  I think I am really pleased with how this turned out.  There are a few things I would change, but it's done, so I won't.  I used a paper pack called Sweet Home and a stamp set called Welcome Home.  Both by Close to my Heart.
I am sure everyone is cold.  It is 60 degrees in the house as we don't have the heat turned on.  I am going to snuggle up under the covers with a book.
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Sunday, January 9, 2011

A few Birthday cards

The layout for this card is in the back of the current CardMakers Magazine.  The buttons are clear and I colored them with Copic markers to match the Vineyard Berry color of the ink.

This and the next card are found in the current CardMaker Magazine, by Monika Davis.

After I took the photos I ran out to Joann's to pick up some fleece and found the JellyRoll pens that Gina K, of Stamp TV, made a video about.  The pen is called Stardust and it is a clear glitter pen.  I am in love.  No, don't look for it in these photos as it is not there.  Trust me, it is so cool.  It really does add sparkle with the ease of a ball point pen.  Pretty soon you will be so sick of seeing my stardust jelly roll clear accent on everything I make.  I made a cute little 4 in square card that I will post another day.  On the front of the card you score it to make 9 even squares then you put 9 different pieces of B& T (background and texture) paper in each of the squares.  The card in the magazine used stitching to delineate the squares.  I used my new Stardust clear pen over my score marks.  I bet you can't wait to see it.  I am such a tease.  Maybe later in the week.
I am headed to bed now.  I am not coughing as much as I have been, but my baby girl moved back home last night and we were up until 3 a.m. getting her unpacked, so I am beat.
We are having something called a state visit tomorrow and apparently it is pretty important.  Our first state visit went extremely well, so I am hopeful this one will as well.  I should probably try to be bright eyed and bushy tailed, as they say.
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Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year 010111

Happy New Year everyone.
card 1 

card holder

Card 2

Card 3

card 4



This paper pack is new from Close To My Heart.  The stamp set is also new.  The shoe, dress form, butterfly, bird and friend sentiment are from a stamp set that I can't find the name of.  The two Thank yous are from a different stamp set.
The card holder is copied from Vick Dutcher from All I Do Is Stamp blog.  She does really beautiful work.  The other cards are composites of one I found in the latest CardMaker Magazine by Kristine Reynolds.  The shoe card I copied from Leisa of Big Red Scraps.  

You see, I need to get my hair done, hopefully tomorrow, and I wanted to take a small gift to my hairdresser.  She has been coloring my hair for years now.  Ever since I let my husband pick put my hair color one time.  Big mistake!!!  He kept telling me that my hair is darker in the back where there was less gray.  So on a Sunday afternoon I used the color he chose and let's just say I had a decision to make.  I either had to go buy some black make up and nail polish and go Goth or I had to find someone to fix it. I chose the latter and called Hair Cuttery right down the street.  One girl was brave enough to tackle it and the rest is history.

A friend sent a text message this morning that had a cartoon of a naked baby and the sentiment was 
Happy Nude Rear.  Quite clever.

Thanks to those of you who sent me get well wishes.  I am doing much better.  I still have a horrible cough, but each day I am a little bit better.  Probably come Monday, when I have to go back to work, I will be right as rain. I got to do a whole lot of reading.

Thanks for tuning in.  Hopefully I can continue to create and post to my blog in 2011.