Sunday, February 20, 2011

More Valentines!!

Hi friends! If you live here in Kansas hope you have been able to get out and enjoy some of this warm weather! I can't believe how beautiful it was outside this weekend. I am so happy to have tomorrow off for President's Day! I know the weather isn't supposed to be as nice but dang it's nice to have a day off during the week!

I still have a few more posts to share with you on Valentine cards so hang in there with me! I just love Valentine cards they are so much fun to make with all the lovely colors!

I got the idea for this card layout from Split Coast Stampers. If you ever get stuck for a layout idea just head over there...some of the most creative people post their stuff there!
On this card I used the EK Boarder punch (there up at the top of the card) called Apron Strings...this is one of my most fav boarder punches! And here is a total BONUS  it matches the new Lacey Circles I just got from Nestibilities. The sentiment is from this really fun set called Say It With Style by Paper Trey Ink.

This next card was so much fun to make. But I have to admit I was a little stumped at first when a friend of mine asked me to make it.  She wanted a custom valentine card for her granddaughter who had recently been in a few high school musical productions.  She wanted me to make a girl on a stage with a spot light and a microphone....what do you think of how it turned out? I was so excited when this all came together! I was racking my brain trying to figure out what I was going to do for the girl on stage...then it hit me like a ton of bricks...the girl from the Glam Girls set from CC Designs would be perfect! Then it was the microphone...which turned out to be easier than I thought to make.  The handle of the microphone is made from a black scrap and the top is just the hole from a hole punch! After coloring her sunglasses black I used a clear glitter Copic Spica pen to add a little shimmer to her glasses. The spotlight is from Kayla's Creations, a paper piecing program I haven't used in ages...but so thankful I had it for this job! she is!

Another co-worker wanted something not quite so girly for her hubby. She wanted something "outdoorsy". I completely forgot about this little guy until I got home and dug through all of my stamps. I purchased Riley the Moose last year for Father's Day! Isn't he the cutest little fisherman?

So glad you stopped in friend! On my last post I shared with you that I had used digi stamps for the first time this Valentine's day and loved them. You know there aren't too many companies out there that sell digi stamps but guess what??? Yep, I found another fun one and I will share it with you soon. Thanks for peekin' in! Have a wonderful day!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Are we feelin' the love yet?

Hi there crafty little buddies! Are we happy that it's Friday? I sure am! Let me tell you...I had a ton of orders to fill before today. I really didn't know that my cards would go over so well! You are going to think I am nuts but I stayed up until 2:30 this morning completing my orders! I know...4 hours of sleep! I already told the family that I am turning in early tonight...after all a girl has to get her beauty sleep doesn't she?
Here are another couple of fun digi stamps from Whimsie Doodles. I gotta say I am really impressed with their designs. They are so cute! I think that I like digi stamps better than digi scrappin' because you can still cut, color and embellish digi stamps. Plus with Whimsie Doodles you just pay and download your stamp right waiting for that darn mail!
Any ways, here is a fun little card my intent was to make something that would be nice for a boy or maybe teacher. I saw an example of this card on the Whimsie Doodle web page and thought it was so cute how they used the silver brad to give it that real propeller look!

Isn't this owl just the cutest? I had so much fun coloring this little owl in different shades. The heart background is from the Fancypants line and it has so many fun colors you just can't go wrong using any color combination. The little verse on the card came along with the owl as a set. I really learned a lot about how to use my Copic markers with shading and so forth. Once you get the hang of using the markers they are a blast!

I have to share my new addiction with you. Back on New Year's day one of the cable channels was running an all day marathon of Dallas. Do you remember that show? The first season aired in 1978 so I certainly wasn't old enough to watch it but it went on for 13 years and I do remember my grandparents watching the show every Friday night. So Mike and I sat down and watched it all day on New Year's and I decided to Netflix the entire series! Is that crazy or what? It is so funny to see some of the outfits that were popular or how they wore their hair. Some of the acting isn't the best either but I can see how they kept you tuned in every week. I am currently in season 3 and just about to the episode of "Who Shot JR?" Sick isn't it? Oh well I am sure we all have some weird little obsession!
Thanks for peekin' in tonight! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Toadly Yours

Haa! Can you believe it? Two whole days in a row!!! We must be on the edge of something big here huh? No, seriously I wanted to share another fun digi stamp with you. Again this saweet little froggie is from our friends over at Whimsie Doodles. Don't you just love the kissy lips? This cute little frog went over very well for Valentines.

Both of these little gals were colored with Copic markers and the glitter accents are stickles.

Thanks for peekin' in! Looks like we may begin to get out of this deep freeze weather for the next few days. I am so ready for spring...but then again who isn't?

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Holy Shnikees...SHE'S BACK!

Hi Friends! Did you think I fell off the planet? I know! Insanity right? Well I had to take a little break from blogging for a while. Too many things going on around here with these sweet girls of mine! So I don't want you to think for a minute that I haven't been crafting...then you would think I was really sick wouldn't you?? I am so excited to share some of my cards with you. I just love Valentine's Day. It is so fun to make the cards for this lovey holiday...I probably enjoy it because I love girly colors! Well I found this great little web site called Whimsie Doodles and they carry digital ( a.k.a. digi) stamps. I wasn't sure how I was going to like them but let me tell you I love them! Check these cuties out!

I colored this card using Copic markers and for the hearts I used Doodlebug Glitter in hot pink! Man-O-Man do I love glitter! I tried out some new glitter glue too. This glue was by Martha Stewart and I picked it up at Michael's a few months back. Works amazing with glitter!

Ok now on this sweet little thang I am so happy to introduce Spellbinders Lacey Circles!  These are my favorite fun new tool!  I just love the little lacy circles!  They just make the card don't they?
This little web site has some really cute designs and needless to say they were a big hit with my co-workers! I will have more to post from this web site tomorrow...yes, you did hear me right I am going to post again tomorrow. Thanks for hanging in there with me!