Wednesday, April 16, 2014

What was I Drinking?

 I'm posting two cards today.  The first one makes me wonder, that's it, just makes me wonder....  Obviously something green is giving the patient butterfly effects.  A great gag card.  I think she's fun and her face just says it all.   The digitals are all from Bugaboo Digi Stamps.

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Second card is for those coffee lovers. 
 I definitely think this is fun coffee humor for that person who MUST have their first cup of coffee.

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Hope you liked the fun cards today!


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

My trips to the Convention

My trips to the Convention - yes, more than one trip - I went both days to the Sacramento Stamp Convention over the 12th and 13th.  I have a couple photos from the convention to share as well as a surprise Christmas tree and bicycle.  Don't skip the bicycle!

Lots of things to buy.

Photo of the demonstrator where I bought some goodies.  She's showing us fun foam she's going to use on the back of one of the butterflies.

 AND here is my first die-cut Coke Can made into a Xmas tree

 Here is my Coke men's bicycle - DON'T you just LOVE it!

Here are my die-cut Xmas trees cut from Tissue Boxes

Arlene and the Die Cut Divas

Monday, April 14, 2014

Ladybug, Ladybug, Am I seeing Double?

Bugaboo has crazy stamps and then there are some just charming stamps that make me just sit back and bask in the the lovely glow of sweet satisfaction.  Check out the challenge at Die Cut Divas.

I really loved the way these two cards turned out, very similar images.  I couldn't decide which card to lead off with, but I eventually chose the single flower.  Color just brings out the the flower and little ladybug.  I know the lady's head is red, but I think she's in love with the flower - artistic license, you know.


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Cuttlebug
QuicKutz Cutting Dies
Copic markers

I just love the colors here.  It really turned out much better than I was even hoping.  I was focusing on one thing at a time here and  ended up with this card and I love it.  I hope you don't mind my open mouth and look of wonder on my face.

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Copic Markers used
Colored panel cut to fit note card
Hero Arts Enjoy Today (CL759) - sentiment
No die-cut or embossing done on second card

I just loved the images and the colors just flew to my hands.  Hope you like these.  Enjoy the spring.
I'm going to enter the Bugaboo Challenge here too.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Stamp Convention April 12 - April 13, 2014

Stamp Convention in Sacramento, California.

I entered the ATC contest with this ATC:

 The Deep - ATC -  Winner 2nd Place
$20.00 to buy from any vendor

 ATC with matte black Dreamweaver Paste
Background was made in a JudiKins class
Painted with PanPastel Pastels


I was going to enter this one (I made the top to exchange with a friend)
I can't find this one.  I swear it was in my purse.  

I splurged on picking up a die.  Woohoo

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Are you Fabulous at 40?

This fun image is from our April sponsor at Die Cut Divas.    Ruby Fabulous 40 is just one of the hip, cool, outrageously fun images at Bugaboo Digi Stamps.  I know you can't tell unless you look very closely, but I paper pieced Ruby on top of her flat image to give a little depth to her.

Close-up of Ruby where I think you can tell she's paper pieced on top of the same image. A bit of Glossy Accents for the dress and boots makes her look a bit more fab!

I just had fun with this.  Hope you enjoyed Ruby dropping by.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Twenty Nine Again!

As the sentiment goes, "talk about recycling", how about recycling a tissue box, not the birthday girl!  The panel behind the numbers 2 and 9 is a recycled tissue box.  YES, I'm back to recycling.  I'm finding some great and fun patterns, so I can't help but use one.  

This fun image is from Die Cut Divas' April sponsor, Bugaboo and I loved the sentiment.  Someone must be turning TWENTY-NINE again somewhere!  I'll be ready.  Hope you enjoyed this bit of recycling in your life. 

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If you found this image to be fun, here's where you can find Stella at 29.  I know this would tickle many of my friends.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Come CCC with me to SOS

Join in with friends and visit Society of Stampaholics to exchange cards with other card makers from around the world!   I first got to know Deborah Nolan from the Hero Arts group, one of the nicest stamp communities around.  Deborah established a very successful Card Chain Challenge (CCC) on her own blog and then she successfully took it to a group challenge blog which unfortunately had to close.

NOW, Deborah is working on rebuilding the CCC on her own blog at the Society of Stampaholics.  You have until the 16th of April to join in the group.  Do NOT put the card you are making on the link so your card will be a surprise for the recipient.  I

t's FUN and don't you like to receive a card from someone who knows the labor of love that goes into card making?   Here is the direct link to the CCC post.  Come join the fun with me.  Always something new to create!