Sunday, August 31, 2008

Dear Friend -

Dear Friend... love this sweet sentiment. It is by Rubberstamp Tapestry. And perfect for this cute little Hanglar image, that was sent to me by a "Dear Friend" Nikki.

I colored her with my Copics and white gel pen. I decided to go with really bold pink and green colors to match the K&Co. papers. Bazzil card stock in the same shades. I doodled the corners of the image and white gel pen stitched around the card and the image.
Ok, now that wonderful France postage mark... I tracked that down after seeing the one on a card that Camilla sent me. LOVE that stamp and had to have one! It is by Stampabilities, and would you believe that I found it at Hobby Lobby with a 1/2 off coupon after trying to order it online twice and it was sold out? How cool was that? Then the Postcard stamp is from Clear Dollar Stamps, was in a set that came with a bunch of postcard images. And I already mentioned the Dear Friend stamp is by Rubberstamp Tapestry.
Well since this card came out just so girlie and pink, I think it is a perfect card to submit to the Dutch Dare Challenge Blog as this week they asked for cards for a girl.
Well it is Labor Day here, and we are going to take the day off from work and spend some time together. Hope you can do the same!
HUGS and-

Sarah Kay Purple and Green YEA!

Sunday again.. and Sarah Kay Challenge today is to use the color combo of Purple and Green. LOVE LOVE LOVE this combo. I am also using the challenge to make my MIL's birthday card. She really likes the Sarah Kay images and I picked one of my favorites.. he he favorite top 9 right? This is "Rose's Garden" and I think it is her hair up and the kitten that I just love. I colored her with my Copics, Spica Glitter Pens, white gel pen and my new Copic Multi-liners, copic ink in a tiny fine point marker. Helps with things like the trim on her blouse.

I used papers from Making Memories, and then a lilac card stock for the base and a sage green card stock for the mats. I inked the edges of everything with dark purple ink. Stitched the edges of the mats with white gel pen. The Happy Birthday sentiment is from Alota Rubber Stamps. Now how about that stack of flowers! The largest is from Bazzil, two center ones are primas, and the smaller one and the brad is from Creative Imaginations. The leaves are Prima as well.

Now as a little extra the DT of Sarah Kay Weekly Challenge was asked to make an item to match our card. I just happen to have this wonderful clear pail sitting on my desk, and thought it would be perfect to decorate to put MIL's gift into. (Candy and a pair of earrings, lucky it was a small gift this year!) I used all the same items as the card. I put the striped paper inside the pail so it would have the clear over it, then used my Oval Nestibilities to cut out the image. Now I don't know why but I don't have a scallop Nestibilities large enough for the biggest oval... hmmmm so I made my own scallops by punching small hearts with my Fiskar's Heart Squeeze punch and then attaching them to the back of the oval with just the "humps" sticking out the edge. I used a satin ribbon around the top edge and a felt flower from Creative Imaginations. Same large flower on the top.

Oh by the way .... she loved it, her birthday was Friday so I already gave it to her. =)

Off to Sunday morning breakfast with the local gang at the cafe, then we are hoping to work outside some! Hope you have a wonderful Sunday -

HUGS and-

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Tilda's Beach House & Its Donkey Day!

Card first.. then donkeys -

Today I have a card for Friday's Sketchers Challenge Blog. And this weeks sketch is by Claudia! Fun sketch and a long card! You know I use to only make rectangle cards. And then... at some point I switched over to square, love them. Stinks that they charge more to mail them here in the US, but I do love them! But I really enjoyed this size today. It also gave me a chance to use a stamp that I purchase at a sale last year, as soon as I saw Claudia's sketch I thought of this stamp. I had to move things over a bit, and I hope that is ok with the "rules" of the challenge. But I wanted to include Tilda on this card and I had to place her all the way to the left or she would cover the wording on the image.

I colored both the beach house, by Stamps Happen Inc., and Tilda with my Koh-I-Nor pencils and Mineral Spirits (except for Tilda's skin colors I used Copics there). I cut Tilda out with my Fiskar's Fingertip Craft Knife. I rounded the corners of the beach house image and then picked out an orange and blue card stock follow the sketch and rounded the corners of them as well. I inked the edges of all three with a dark brown ink. The ribbon is American crafts, love how it has all the shades in it. Tilda was pop dotted onto the front. I gel pen stitched the edges of the orange card stock and then used three baubles on the right corner. Now if only Tilda would invite me to visit her beach house... wouldn't that be a great peaceful place to vacation!

Now it is Saturday and that means Donkey Day! I took my camera out this morning and everyone was enjoying breakfast. We hauled in large round bales last night. Wanted to get them in place just in case we get lots of rain from Hurricane Gustav and won't be able to drive into the pens. The donkeys just get so excited when Hubby drives in the truck with the bale dolly. You would think that they would run from the truck... not my friendly donkeys. It actually stresses the tar out of me until we have the bale unloaded and the truck out of the pen. Diego and Raffie actually try and catch the truck and bite at the tires, yes while they are rolling! I need to get photos of this... but usually I am trying to corral them and move them around. Then there are some that just see fresh food and won't even wait until it is unloaded to try and start eating off of it. I age a year or two during this process... and a bale only last 3-4 weeks! Whew!

This photo is pretty funny. You see they hadn't quite finished their last bale, but we needed to get one in anyway, so we left it wrapped and explained to them that until they finish the first one... no new bale. Like good children they are all eating the old bale... yea right... I saw them grabbing off the side of the new one as well! Oh well they are too cute to get upset at them. =)

This is one of the other pens, and this is Victoria and Ellie Mae. Ellie Mae is one of Hubby's favorites... she has that loud high pitch scream that just cracks us up! Sadly she has had a problem getting pregnant. We are hoping this is her year and will get pregnant this season, as she is already 5 and hasn't had a baby yet. Victoria is our spot that lost her baby this last spring. We think she is already bred again.

Lola and Lina... what can I say this is two half sisters that will probably always be together, they are buddies and really do have fun. You can almost see the trouble in Lola's eyes... like "I am going to jump you!" She hadn't quite jumped on her yet when I snapped this one, but Lina got her back a few minutes later.

Alright this isn't a donkey. And it is a horrible photograph. It was a million miles away and I zoomed as far as I could then again on the computer I cropped out as much as I could. We have tons of birds... and this morning you could hear a woodpecker just working his beak off! Well I spotted him... yep all the trees we have and this one is working the telephone pole!

One more photograph. I know Annie would just never forgive me if I went one more week with out a Gloria photograph. So this one is for you Annie! Gloria was finishing her bite of hay as she was trotting over to me, she is really cute and man you should hear her talk! She is going to be a chatter box, she hee's and haw's more than any little one we have had! And yes she is still tiny! Growing but she is gonna be a small jenny.
Well that was a lot today - hope you enjoyed and have a great Saturday planned!
HUGS and-

Friday, August 29, 2008

Wading For You....

Hopefully with Hurricane Gustav coming into the Gulf that will not become a reality! Man Hurricanes this year really are coming in strong. We won't flood here, we could get wind and lots of rain, but I worry about the coastline. Watching Gustav closely... until then I here is my card for Cute Card Thursday!

This weeks challenge is "In the Water" I have so many stamps that qualified, but in honor of the the prize donated by Alota Rubber Stamps, "Lady in Water" and "Man Wading in Water", I made my card with the same stamps. I LOVE these images, I love that they aren't perfect. I colored them both with my Copic markers. Now I took some creative licence here... I made the guy have a what we call around here a "FARMER TAN". I love it! Ha!

I cut them both with the Nestibilities circles and then scallop circles with the orange of the card base. Now I just love DCWV Nanna's Nursery papers, especially the ones with the glitter or shimmer to them. Two patterns are used here, but you can barely see one of them. Actually I worked real hard to make 4 squares then stitched around them all... ooops circles covered that. =) I punched ribbon holes in the sides of the circles and ran ribbon thru them and attached, couldn't believe that my ribbon matched so well. Added two buttons and then the sentiment.

Well Hubby is home... that means my day is revolving around his. He says we are mowing today - we really need to get it done before it starts raining again. But the Mosquitoes are so bad and they really love my sweet blood... I hate to go out and feed them all day. We will see how much outside time I do today. I hope you have something fun planned for today and don't have to go out and mow! =)
HUGS and-

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Seasons of Magnolia

The Tilda and Friends ATC Challenge gave us a whole month to work on a four part ATC... now why do I wait until the last few days? I knew what I wanted to do as soon as I saw the challenge. Well summer was nuts and the month past in a blink of an eye. So I sat down and worked on my idea.... did not work at all like I planned in my head, couldn't find the ribbon I know I have somewhere, and my white fluff paint is MIA!!!! ARGH!

So here is what I came up with. I wanted to do a continuous scene. Loved Fran's so much... and had this idea of rolling hills that change with each panel. Ok I got the stamping done ok, I stamped the Magnolia background twice, masking out the sun the second time. Now my scene is what it is here in Texas. First panel is bright with color and flowers popping up everywhere. Second scene things are hot... flowers turn to native flowers, or weeds, sun is hot and sky is clear. Thirds scene things are cooling down, leaves turn and drop and the green grass starts to go brown. (Mind you the leaves never stay on the ground around here... donkeys eat them up!) And the fourth scene is cold and dry. Grass has died, weeds die and wait to be cleaned out. Sky is darker and times a cold rain comes. Ok..... so I have a lot of artistic license here, and a lot of imagination. I have a piece of ribbon that reads "Seasons of Love". It would have been perfect to go around my project. I was thinking that I would attach it to the front of a card with the ribbon across the bottom and tying the ATC closed. Oh well now that I have posted this I should find it, and then I can put together the card. If I do I'll post the card, but until then I am going to just show the ATC.

Some info about what I used: Magnolia summer background stamp, Copic Markers, Stickles, Rubberstamp Tapestry Stump stamps for flowers, leaves and weeds.

I do have a card to show today as well. I am totally loving the Hanglar images that I was sent by very wonderful generous friends for my birthday. I have colored a few and not made anything with them yet, so last night I pulled out one and found Basic Grey papers that match the dark colorings of the adorable little guy. Love the satin ribbon with the papers and that is one of my new Creative Impressions felt flowers, leaves and glitter brads. I am so in love with these! I doodled around the image and used a Papertrey Ink sentiment of Hi There in the corner.

Ok, now off to hit a few blogs, and then get my day going! Hope you have a great one!

HUGS and-

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Happy Birthday Ma Cherie!

I think this stamp is hysterical. I am having so much fun with these Alota Rubber Stamps they are just too cute and some are so funny, perfect for my friends and family. This is Ma Cherie... and this is my idea of how to spend the perfect birthday... PJ's, relaxing, watching your favorite chick flick (that you have to imagine) and eating your favorite candies brought to you by your honey. Ha! This of course would make a great Valentine card to.
I had fun coloring with my Copics and white gel pen. I was sitting here all alone, other than the dog and cat Hubby is still gone fishing, anyway I was laughing as I was coloring... especially when I got to her belly and then painted her fingernails, toenails and her blue eyeshadow!

I made sure to sew down the edges of the image to the mat, that way it qualifies for this weeks Papertake Weekly Challenge, but that was no biggie for me, as I love using my machine. I found a piece of pattern paper in my stash that has the same colors and I loved the dots. I sewed it down to the same color green mat and stamped with an Alota Rubberstamp Happy Birthday stamp... love the handwriting look and the hearts! I didn't think I could add much more to the card as it is such a busy image, but did find two Creative Impressions felt flowers with glitter brads to just make it a bit more girlie and match the pink base and of course match that pink sofa!
Well I just got a call from Hubby and he is coming home tonight! YEA! But sad for him to miss a day, but that happens sometimes. Better get my day going and get my list of things done today, I have a few projects I want to work on and can't get to them until my list is all checked off... Have a great day and I hope you have some time to craft today too -
HUGS and-

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

A Spoon Full of Sugar all in Ribbons - and a House Mouse image!

YEA it is Tuesday and time for a Spoon Full of Sugar challenge! And before I get to this weeks challenge - WOW thanks so much for the Amazing response to the challenge, there were a bunch of cards submitted this past week and it seems that the news of being able to use any brand of stamp was very well received! Thanks and I hope that this week you have just as much fun... it is a great challenge. Ribbon.... now common I know we all have miles and miles of ribbon. It is one of my favorite things. I have literally hundreds and hundreds of different ribbons. The challenge this week is to pick three ribbons and use them on one card. Oh and the prize this week! There is a great sparkly prize this week which has been very kindly donated by Bryony from Silly Monkey Crafts. Silly Monkey Crafts now have Stickles in stock in lots of fabulous colours. And the winner will receive 5 bottles! Now that is just too cool!

I was lucky to have a chance this week to use a Rakle image, I have been seeing these tall images on a few of my favorite blogs and was thrilled when I got a chance to use one of them. I loved coloring her, with my Copics matching her to the K&Company paper I had picked to use. Now placement... hmmm she is really tall! I tried a million different ways to put her on the card. I can see where a 5x7 card would have been really much easier with her. But I had cut all of my papers and card stock for a 6x6 so I was going to make it work. I finally decided on putting her to the left and then using a Quickutz flourish die cut coming from behind her. My three ribbons, which is the purpose this week, I wanted to use really different ribbons. Not matching in anyway but was trying to figure out how to use them was a struggle. I was making tabs off the image, corners, crossing... you name it. Then I grabbed them all at once and saw that they might look good stacked. The bottom layer is a very delicate silk ribbon in the same shade at the melon colored card stock. The next layer is a green that is similar to the pattern paper, and then I just loved the very tiny black stitched. I think it ended up matching really well. The sentiment is from SU and is cut with my Fiskars circle squeeze punch and then colored the edge with a Copic. I hope you give the challenge a try this week and make sure to take a look at the DT cards... really fabulous!
My second card was just so much fun! Last week
I told you about the brand new House Mouse Challenge Blog. Well guess what.... I was randomly chosen as last weeks winner!! Pretty darn cool huh! I won a brand new Magnolia stamp and ribbon and brads! Well this weeks challenge is to Lace it up! To use lace somehow on your card. I went thru all of my House Mouse stamps and again wanted to use one that had not been stamped before. I purchased a bunch of them during a sale online months ago and just love them decorating my craft area. Well now they are actually being used! I just loved this girly image... and it was perfect to add lace to.
I stamped the image and then colored with my Copics. And yes... I worked on it forever! But I am happy with my first time coloring this one. I picked a K&Company paper that was in the same green as the card stock and has the cutest little flowers on it. I then layered with white and green card stock and the image with pink and white card stock and then sewed everything together. I pulled out some vintage scalloped lace attached and then created a band for the top of the lace with pink and green satin ribbons. I found my pearl iron on beads and glued them down on top of the lace to go with the the pearls on the dresser. For the sentiment, I didn't want anything that would overpower all that was going on... this is a busy card. I found the words Embrace Happiness in my Papertrey Ink set at love how it fit on the bottom right corner of the image. And don't you think that is exactly what these three mice are doing?
Hubby is still gone fishing, so I was out early this morning to do the donkey chores on my own. I don't mind doing all the feeding and watering, but it is usually when I do lots of hugging and loving, while he is "working". I try and do both at the same time, but I will love when he is back to take over again! Hope you all have a great Tuesday! I am off to do some blog hopping while eating breakfast and then to try and get something completed today!
HUGS and-

Monday, August 25, 2008

Monday... Slugs and Cinderella Tilda?

Running a bit late this morning... Hubby is going fishing, getting him packed up and on the road take some time. I love that he is finally getting to go. He use to go at least once a month and lived for it. Well the last two years he hasn't gotten to go nearly often, maybe twice in two years. So he really was looking forward to this trip. I am happy, but already miss him. hopefully the week will go fast for me, and slow for him.

Now to my two cards for the day. Friday Sketchers this week is a great sketch from Carole from England, and I loved the angled square. It was perfect to use some new Alota Rubberstamps that Helene sent me. How funny is this? I love it, and a bigger shock is the fact that Hubby loved it. He thought they were hysterical and wanted to know what other slugs I had. Helene has a bunch of slug sayings and slug images on her site, make sure to check them out. This is "Slugs in the Rain".
I colored it with my Copic Markers and then used Twinkling H2Os to give a sparkle to the flower, and then stickles for the rain drops. I cut the image completely out. For the papers I used the DCWV Nana's Girls glitter papers. I wish you could see just how much it sparkles. I tried taking the photo on an angle to capture, but it still doesn't really show well. I stitched everything down. I love this. A perfect pick me up card... I mean who wouldn't smile at getting a slug card?
My second card is for this weeks Tilda & Co. Challenge. I haven't been using my Magnolias as much as I use to. I miss her... And really enjoyed making this card. When I first saw this weeks challenge, I was like... huh? HANDS....? But then when I saw the DT cards I got inspired and went straight to this Tilda and the pocket watch I have been dying to used since I purchase at a local sale. I colored everything with my Copics even the face of the watch, I was trying to make it look old... but at least it matches. The papers are K&Co. love the colors. I used brown and dark blue card stocks with them and inked the edges of everything with a dark blue ink. I used a blanket stitch around the outer edge of the pattern paper and a regular stitch around Tilda. Prima flowers in all the colors were stacked and put in the corner. The twill ribbon seemed to fit. I have always thought of this Tilda as a sort of Cinderella image, and Wish.. Hope.. Dream.. just seems to fit. To finish off I used six baubles in brown in two corners. I had such fun making this heritage card. Sometimes I tend to get in a rut making bright bold cards, but I do love the vintage feel too.
Well it is Monday... and I have total control of the computer, the remote to the TV and the thermostat. And what will I be doing today? I am going to catch up on some blog surfing, then laundry and I want to do some organizing and cleaning in our bedroom... ahem.. my craft corner. Hope you have some crafts planned!
HUGS and-

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Friends to the End

It is Sarah Kay Challenge Sunday! And today there is a fun sketch to do.

For my card I decided to use my Amy Butler K and Co. papers. I love these papers but they are so bold I have a hard time using them. But I went for it and just put them together, even though I wasn't sure about it. I like how they came out. Different for me, but I like it. I used a dark green shade of card stock to match the centers of the flowers on the dark bold paper. then a shade darker than the blue paper for the mats. And followed the sketch with the placement.

I decided to use "My sweet Lili" this week, love that teddy bear, I colored with my Copics and white gel pen. I then doodled the edge of the image with black, and with my white gel pen I stitched down all the pieced. I thought the right top corner of the image needed something more so I found some bling in the same shade of blue and made a corner out of them. The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink, and is cut with my oval Nestiblities. A bolder card, but I like the colors even if they did scare me at first.

Make sure and go and check out the other DT cards at the Sarah Kay challenge today, they are all so pretty again this week.

And for more Sarah Kay or Rachelle Ann Miller inspiration you could take a look at the Stampavie DT Blog. Lots of wonderful inspiration plus you can get news about Sarah Kay image, Rachelle Anne Millers wonderful images and soon Leere Aldrich stamps.

Sorry it is short today, we are running out for Sunday Morning breakfast at the local country cafe here. Hope you have a great day and take time to craft!

HUGS and-

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Wet Donkey Saturday

Well today it is a wet Donkey Saturday, everyone is wet and muddy. We had another inch of rain last night and more expected today. I went out this morning and got a few photos of some very nasty donkeys. Lets just say I didn't get my normal morning Donkey hugs this morning. Just some pats on their heads.

First is a sad photo... poor Irene, she is a very happy active donkey and loves to roll in the mud. But the poor thing keeps getting some sort of rash on her face. And because she is so light and keeps loosing her hair on her face she gets sunburned. We put medicine on it, and she goes straight out to the grass and rubs it off. This morning she ran over to greet me at the fence, wet, muddy but ready for love....

I don't think I have ever introduced you to Toffee and Coffee. These are two boys we purchased this last spring to sell. They are really sweet, a little skittish still, but that is our fault. We didn't have a pen to put them in with other donkeys that didn't have a Jack in it. And that would be not wise, as the Jack probably would have beat up on them. So they have been in a pen all on their own. But as of next week they will have a few pregnant girls in with them, and that should tame them down even more. And yes they are wet and that is mud all over them. I like when I sell my donkeys that they are beyond tame. They may not be super on a lead and trained and ready for a show, but they will come to you, enjoy being rubbed on and love to have treats fed to them. Usually spoiled rotten generally. =)

Now I had to show you some close up photos of Coffee... you see he is a gorgeous dark donkey. Oh and Patti, Irene's Mom, is his Mom too. Coffee has the longest ears. In fact Hubby calls him ears. Isn't he adorable!

Well it was a long night, and I need to get dressed and get my stuff for my class and get on the road. My Sister is going with me, I need to pick her up on the way and it is about 45 minutes to the class. So I am off - Hope you have a wonderful Saturday and get to craft some!
HUGS and-

Friday, August 22, 2008

A Bright Get Well Card

I love bright and cute Get Well cards. They bring a smile... and this image also brings a smile. This weeks challenge at Cute Card Thursday is to use bright colors in making your card. Well check! I did that.

I love this image. I don't know who the maker is as it was sent to me by a very sweet friend. I colored it with my Koh-n-noor pencils and mineral spirits. I really love these pencils they are so vibrant! I still just wish they came in more than 24 colors. I high lighted with my white gel pen. The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink. I colored first... then went to look for paper, I rarely do this, but was lucky how perfect is this piece of Sassafrass Lass paper? I have hoarded these papers for so long, love the scalloped edge. But I am getting better at using my stash. I matted the pattern paper with a bright blue before attaching to an orange card stock for the base. I matted the image with the same blue. My ribbon is from Heidi Grace, and the felt flower and leaves are from Creative Imaginations. The brads are also from Creative Imaginations how cool are they? They come with the matching ribbon tab. I doodled the edge of the card with both white gel pen and a blue Sakura glaze pen.

Tonight is a midnight crop at my LSS. Although with the Olympics on I haven't been getting to bed much earlier than that anyway. Hope you have something fun planned for your weekend. We have rain in the forecast, but that doesn't matter to me cuz I'll be cropping... and then Saturday I have a class at a different LSS. I haven't taught a class there before. I have done a Fiskar's training there and I know the owner, Hi Susan! But this will be my first "real" class. I hope they like my stuff - Oh and this is where I got the felt flowers... so I will be stocking up on more of those! I know everything revolves around my shopping. =)

Have a great Friday,

HUGS and-

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Ouch... I should know better!

At my age I know better... especially when I have done this before! Hubby asked me to come out and help him with the addition he is working on our house. Just for a minute, then I can come right back in.

Remember when I said that the sun came out yesterday morning? Well I was only going out for just a minute to help hold a beam until he attached it. 4 hours later I came in. I couldn't take anymore.. I was a lobster!! I really kept saying I needed to go in and put lotion on, and then would think well I'll just help with one more board. So here I sit, very carefully. Actually it isn't as bad this morning as I thought I would be. But last night I was miserable. So much so, here is the shocker, I didn't feel like making anything! I just sat and watched the Olympics. I never just sit and watch TV... I craft when I watch TV.

So today you are seeing a card I started a couple of weeks ago, I wasn't happy with how it was turning out so I put it aside. I love the image from Alota Rubberstamps, but wasn't happy on the placement of things. But decided to show it anyway, cuz I was happy with the "string" tied around it. How cute is it? Not hard to do at all. Now I should say how I punched holes in the paper and threaded it around and then tied that pretty little knot. But I can't fib... It is a rub-on. Yep a rub on from Basic Grey. How funny it is? It looks so real. For the sentiment I used a Paper Studio stamp and my Stampin Up Word Window Punch. My image is colored with Copics and Sakura Glaze pens. I love the dragon fly brad... hubby said it was hard to see.
Ok... off to put lotion on and then get to work. Have a great Thursday... and stay out of the sun unless you are wearing sunscreen! ;)
HUGS and-

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Purple and Green... love these together!

While out the other day I found a Making Memories Pad with the prettiest shades of purple and greens. I had to have it! I then went thru and found a great image to color. (Thanks to my wonderful friend that spoiled me!)
This is my first time using Papilio Images... oh they are so cute and fun to color! Of course I colored them in shades of purple and green with my Copics, Sakura Glaze pens and white gel pens. All of the greens and purples are from the pad of papers, I cut and inked them following this Katharina's sketch for Papertake Weekly. I just love her sketches, and this one I will be adding to my collection to do again! The sentiment is from Rubberstamp Tapestry. I used a Doodlebug Purple ribbon for the vertical band, and the felt flower, leaves and glittered brad are all from Creative Impressions. I love these colors!

My second card is for one of my best friends Daughters wedding. Hope she isn't peeking here! Jen is getting married on Saturday. I can't believe it! I was so excited when I saw Alota Rubberstamp came out with this adorable wedding couple called "Mr. and Mrs. Wedding Couple".
The bridal couples colors are bright and fun so I knew I was safe by making the card bright as well. I colored this couple with my Copics and white gel pen. Cut with my Nestibilities Oval, and doodled the edges.
I wanted something different so I used my Scor-Pal and made the card as a gate fold opening. I double matted the Sassafrass Lass heart paper with hot pink card stock and white card stock and placed on each side. For behind the couple I cut a piece of hot pink and white card stock and wrapped two pieces of this lattice ribbon around the pink attaching only to the left side of the card.
I then cut two pieces for the inside of the card and stamped with a Studio G "Congratulations!" stamp. I love how it came out, and hope the happy couple like it too! I still can't believe she is getting married... I guess between the birthday last week and this I need to realize that I am getting older huh? =)

It is Wednesday already, and it looks like the sun is going to come out today. We have gotten just over 5 inches of rain the past three days - so needed! But I did enjoy seeing it bright this morning and the donkeys enjoying the cooler morning. Hope you have a great day -
HUGS and-

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

I just had to share -

I just had to share the beautiful handmade cards that I have been receiving all week!

It really made this birthday special ladies - Thanks so much!

I am going to leave this at the top of my post for a few days so all can get a chance to see!