Monday, February 20, 2012

A Thank You

Isn't this stamp awesome?!?  I got it from my secret valentine at school.  The first thing I did was to ink it up to make her a card.  I used twinkling H20s and brown pastel for my coloring. The image is embossed in chocolate brown, but that doesn't show up so well in this photo.  I must admit that it took me lots longer to do this than anticipated!  I had a trial run of sorts and then painstakingly colored the final version.  I used the colors from this week's JUGS challenge because they were perfect!!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

February Sketch For You to Try

Hello!  I just love this image from Totally Stamplicious!  I have a friend who is turning 50 soon, so this card is for her.  I'll admit it; I'm closing in on 50 too!  It seems to me like 50 really IS the new 30.
I used the February SFYTT for the layout of my card.  You should check it out.  Jen shares a terrific new sketch each month!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

thanks so much

Hello!  It's been a crazy couple of weeks for me.  I was SO looking forward to stamping today!  I'm playing along with the CAS-ual Fridays challenge to paper piece.  I really enjoy paper piecing, so this card was fun.  I'll let you in on a little secret...this flower was original stamped on a white card.  I tried to draw a line to serve as the ground.  It turned out awful!!  So I just grabbed some green paper and attached the grass at the bottom and cut a square out!  I used a Bella Blvd stamp set from Unity, a sentiment stamp from the Michael's $1 section and Green at Heart papers by Basic Grey.