Love You Forever

Thursday, May 27, 2010

I already made my husband an anniversary card, but I made this little 3x3 card to tuck in his lunch box or dresser drawer.
I'm looking forward to a beautiful weekend. The weather here is supposed to be perfect. Sunny and warm!

Cardstock: PTI Hawaiian Shores

Ink: PTI Enchanted Evening, Color Box White

Stamps: PTI Heart Prints, Tin Types

Other: Ribbon

Faux Silk

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Take part in Ted's HOT challenge!

We had a great time at my cousin's wedding this past weekend. It's so nice to see family that I don't get to see that often. Tomorrow we are headed out of the classroom for a field trip. I think I am as excited as the kids for a change of pace and exciting adventure:)

Cardstock: PTI Summer Sunrise, White, Lemon Tart
Stamps: YOF Sweet Peas
Ink: PTI Pure Poppy, Summer Sunrise, and Berry Sorbet, Memento Black, Versamark
Other: Tissue Paper, Ribbon, Clear Embossing Powder

Watercolor Dahlias

Thursday, May 20, 2010

I love trying new techniques. This is a variation on Batik. I tried it with Copic markers and tissue paper and loved the results. When I saw a tutorial using the same technique, but with watercolors I couldn't wait to try it. It creates such a beautiful and soft effect. I'm excited to try this technique with other stamp sets.

My cousin is getting married and this card will be for her and her new husband on their wedding day. It has been a busy week at work with night performances of the school chorus. My student has a special performance signing one of the songs. She did a great job!
Tomorrow is Friday:), have a great weekend!

Cardstock: PTI White, Spring Moss
Stamps: Delightful Dahlia
Ink: Memento Black, Versamark
Punch: Martha Stewart Scallop Border Punch
Other: Ribbon, Watercolor Pencils, Clear Embossing Powder

I Just love You

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Ryan and I will celebrate our 7th wedding anniversary at the end of this month. I wanted to make a card using the things that I love, like flowers and birds, but still make it masculine for him. I love how it turned out! I stamped YOF Sweet Peas over Text Style and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder to create a resist. I stamped over a scrap of that also, to create the hummingbird. I stamped the green over the resisted area and then rubbed the excess ink off to reveal the text and also part of the sweet pea design.

I colored the leaves with copic markers, cut them out, and then inked the edges to age them. I finished off the flowers with some vintage wooden buttons.
I hope he likes it:)

Cardstock: PTI Kraft, Cream, Brown
Stamps: PTI Birds of a Feather, YOF Violets, YOF Sweet Peas, Delightful Dahlia, Text Style
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, PTI Ripe Avocado, Color Box Dark Brown , Versamark
Copics: YG95, YG97
Punch: Fiskars Upper Crest
Other: Twine, Vintage Buttons, Clear Embossing Powder

Color Inspiration Photo

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

This is one of my favorite photos. I took this photo in Central Park. I just love the green and orange against the bright white. Vote for your favorite on Kristina's blog.

Inspired By Yellow

Sunday, May 9, 2010

I made this for Melissa Phillip's photo inspiration. She chooses wonderful photos from A Creative Mint.

Thanks for coming by today, again:)

Cardstock: PTI White
Paper: PTI Bitty Box Basics
Stamps: PTI YOF Sweet Peas, YOF Violets
Ink: Memento Black
Copics: YG95, YG97
Other: Rhinestones colored with Y13 Copic, Making Memories Fabric Brad, Prima Flowers

Watercolor With Pigment Inks

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Heather posted a video a few days ago showing her watercolor technique using pigment inks. I had a chance to try it today.

It is a fun and easy technique that produces great results. The only problem I had was with the paper warping and curling when it dried. I placed the paper between two towels and ironed it flat. That solved the problem for me.

Happy Mother's Day to all the moms!

Cardstock: PTI Raspberry Fizz, Hibiscus Burst, White
Stamps: Garden of Life, YOF Sweet Peas
Inks: Color Box Cranberry, Pink, and Moss Green, Memento Black
Other: Ribbon, PTI Buttons, Twine

Madison Is Here

Friday, May 7, 2010

My cousin just had her baby girl, Madison. I saw these pictures of her nursery and thought Butterfly Dreams would make the prefect card for her.

I can't wait to meet her. Have a great weekend!

Cardstock: PTI Lavender Moon, White

Paper: Bitty Dot Basics

Stamps: PTI Bird Watching, Outlines Alphabet, Butterfly Dreams

Ink: Memento Black

Copics: RV32, RV34, V06

Other: Clear rhinestone colored with copic marker RV34

I Knew This Day Would Come

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

I knew that eventually I would need to purchase refills for my Copics. The first to go was my T1. I use that one so much. I found a place online, The Merri Artist, that has just about every color refill and marker. Their prices are really good and their shipping is even better. I purchased my order on Sunday evening and they were here this afternoon.
Refilling was a lot easier than I thought it might be. I watched this video beforehand and it was that easy. As you can see in the picture, one refill hardly made a dent in the bottle.

Jake Turns 7

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Just a quick little card for our friend's son. I wanted the card to include a little something, so I made him a personalized bookmark. I always liked having things with my name on them, especially because my name was always so hard to find.

Cardstock: PTI Lemon Tart, White, Spring Rain, Spring Moss

Paper: PTI Bitty Dot Basics

Stamps: PTI Outlines Alphabet, Enjoy The Ride, Fresh Alphabet

Ink: Memento Black, PTI Enchanted Evening

Copics: YG93, YG95, T1, T4, B45, B39

Punches: Fiskars Upper Crest, Scallop Circle, and Star

Other: Ribbon


Sunday, May 2, 2010

Hope you are having a Sunny Sunday! The weather here is gorgeous today.
Thanks for coming by!

Cardstock: PTI White, Black
Stamps: PTI YOF Sweet Peas, Outlines Alphabet
Copics: YG93, YG95, YG97, R24, R29, R39
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Other: Ribbon
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