Monday, February 28, 2011

You Rock House Mouse

This is a new House Mouse stamp that I colored with copic markers.  The purple paper that I used looks like it has rhinestones on it, but it is just the paper.  I outlined the House Mouse with a grey copic to make the colors pop!  The top note die cut I used is from Stampin Up.  It is one of my favorites!  I love using flowers on my cards so being able to use such a big, beautiful, layered flower was exciting.  Not often can I use large flower embellishments. 

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Waitress Gilli

This is a card that I made using the new Gilli stamps.  This is Waitress Gilli.  These are really cute stamps but I only have a couple of them.  I used rhinestones to look like steam coming from the mug of tea on the front of the card. 

The inside of the card had a pocket card that holds a bag of tea.  There is also a cute saying that says:  "I cannot sit and chat with you, the way I'd like to do.  So brew yourself a cup of tea, I'll think of you, you think of me."  I love this saying.  I enjoyed making this card!  It is perfect to send to a special friend that you do not see often.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Travel card and yearly organizing

I have a huge bin full of scrap papers.  I took several papers out of the bin that looked good together to make this card.  I needed to make a swap card on the theme of Travel.  I used the die cut figure with the umbrella as the traveler.  I really need to get into my scrap bin more often to use up the papers. 

I have been trying to simplify my life by going through all cabinets, drawers, and closets to declutter and organize.  I have totally reorganized my craft room so that it is easier to access all of my craft items when I am creating.  I also went through all of my books and have set aside a bunch to sell at a yard sale that my community does in the Spring.  I took 3 huge bags of clothes to Goodwill a few weeks ago.  Now I am working on my kitchen and already have 3 bins full of stuff that I will probably also sell at the yard sale.  I am only half way done.  I also did this to my jewelry a month ago and have a bunch of things to sell also.  I am working on better ways to organize the things that I am keeping.  I started this last year and went through everything.  It is amazing that as I do it again this year, I am finding so much more to get rid of.  I would have thought that I was done from last year when I got rid of a ton of stuff.  I am really looking forward to getting this all done.

Tilda in Flower Garden

This Tilda is a swap card that I made that was to use a new product that I had purchased.  I had gotten the new McGill punches that make these gorgeous flowers.  I thought Tilda looked perfect leaning out of the flowers.  The sun was done on my Silhouette.  I enjoyed making these flowers while I was laid up after my foot surgery.  It was something fun to do in bed.  These flowers are so dimensional so I had to mail this card in a box.  I will definitely make more of these flowers.  They are so gorgeous in person.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Tilda with Butterflies

I tried my hand at coloring an African American Tilda this week.  I think she is adorable.  I used a combo of copic colors that is recommended by Suzanne Dean.  I used the Martha Stewart butterfly punch to make some three dimensional butterflies, some magnolia crystal beads, and some prima flowers.  I love how this card turned out. 

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Watercolor Tilda

I have not updated my blog for a little bit due to surgery that I had last week.  I just never found myself in the same room as my computer and couldn't update easily on my iPad.  Well, things are getting back to normal in the house, so I am posting a few things today. 

The Tilda with a suitcase on this card was done by watercoloring with Tim Holtz distress inks.  I have been taking a class online to learn this technique.  I have to say that it is so easy and so much fun.  I had never used an aqua painter before this, and just love it.  No dipping a brush into water all of the time.  I stamped the distress inks onto wax paper and then used the aqua painter to color the image.  I used Stampin Up watercolor paper to stamp the image on. I like using the dotted background.  I have done this with copic markers as well.  I hope that you like what I have done here.

Stylish Blogger Award


I hereby pass on the Stylish Blogger Award to the following ladies:

Naomi's Blog:  A Stamper's Paradise

Melanie's Blog:  Once Upon a Cricut

Frances' Blog:  Be Creative Be You

Christie's Blog:  Creations By Christie

Cindy's Blog:  Stamping Scrapping Store

Mindy's Blog:  Stampin Mindy

Holley's Blog:  Holley Barnhart's Blog

Please stop by these blogs and see their beautiful handiwork.

Now the 8 Bloggers that have been chosen need to post 8 things that no one knows about you, and name 8 blogs that you want to give the award to, and then copy the award and link it back to me. If you have any questions please feel free to ask me!!