Monday, April 21, 2014

Visit Die Cut Divas for our GUEST for April!

I won't tell, but you'll love her!

Meanwhile I'm adding a new card made with a brand new die - Katie Label Pivot Card die.
 The Bugaboo image, I bought last year in July.    I stamped an old Hero Arts snowflake stamp all over the background of this card to add a little interest.

Inside of the card when the cut-out portions pivot inward from the front and back.

Close-up of the front label turning inside.

Close-up of the back label turning inside.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Lots of Layers!

I bought a couple of new dies and here's a Christmas Card I made with them.

All new dies here, at least for me.  One Stamp here.

Recipe:
Hero Arts Holiday Sayings  CL343
Red Tissue Box
Spellbinders Wrought Iron
Dee's Distinctively a cut above TREE die-cut
Cheery Lynn die -Window
Stickles
Pearls
I'm entering this in A Blog Named Hero Layer Cake challenge - add LAYERS!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Happy Birthday to Marcy

I had just finished making this birthday card and found out it was Marcy's birthday so I sent it right out last weekend.   Marcy has probably received her card so I'm posting it now with a second Happy Birthday wish. Here's hoping all your birthdays will turn out like this one.  I spotted Marcy's reply on the Hero Arts Flickr threads that herr birthday was quite magical.

Here's to magic, birthday magic.

I didn't think I'd be using this birthday image very soon, but she went out the day after I made this long oval card.  It still fits in an A2 envelope without a problem, the the next oval up would not have.
Recipe:
Bugaboo digital image - Fancy Sunbonnet Cake
Oval dies - QuicKutz Cutting Dies - nesting ovals
Happy Birthday - Elizabeth Craft Designs Dies
Stickles
Copic markers

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.

Close-up


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.

Close-up

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.


Close-up
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.

 Close-up
 

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