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Saturday, June 26, 2010

New HouseMouse card

I have fallen in love with House Mouse stamps, and found a great site to inspire me to improve my coloring techniques. It's called HouseMouse and Friends and you can check them out here at:
Their latest challenge is a sketch challenge using a HouseMouse image, and this one is one of my newest faves. I used this one on several Father's Day cards, but thought it would be just as cute as a summer note card. I popped out the wheels of the wagon by coloring two images and cutting out thw hweels to place on top of their counterparts with dimensional dots. I masked the whole image and spritzed a little GlimmerMist by Tattered Angels for the background. I know a person who needs a bright summery card, so it will go to a nice home!

Monday, June 21, 2010

A Father's Day Gift for my Son

I was clearance saling a couple months ago when I happened upon a whole shelf of K&Co. albums and scrapbooking items. I found this Photo Cube Kit and fell in love with it. I bought three of them, and wish I had bought out the store (as it was, I paid $100 for $500 worth of albums, album kits and photo cubes and patterned papers).
I made this photo cube for my son, who is often forgotten when it comes to being recognised as a parent because his daughter doesn't live with him. I printed and sized six photos of him with his daughter, except for the top picture, which is my favorite Christmas photo. The papers were sized for the sies of the cube, and were adhesive backed. The stickers and frames were included. I had to add a little more dimension by using buttons and jewels, and matted a couple photos as well with cardstock. I think it turned out well, but my son really really liked it, so I know it was a hit, and he knows he is an appreciated daddy.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day

I made this Father's Day card for my daughter's boyfriend's dad, Michaelangelo. We stopped at their house to pick up our daughter and stayed for an hour. Whenever we come over, we always leave with a plate of food that they insist they made special for us. They are the most hospitable people I've ever known, and they love Wendy lkike their own daughter. I just have to be careful not to leap too far ahead. She's only 14!!
I have a new love---it is House Mouse. I used to shy away from these stamped images, but now I'm hungry for them! I picked up a few that HobbyLobby was clearancing off, and received a bunch from a swap in my Yahoo group. I thought the little bunny pulling his dad in the wagon was perfect for a Father's Day card, but the cover image worked better as a triptyc, and I felt in the mood to cut the colored image into three pieces.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

New Day, New Card

Found this image in a pile a swapped images and wanted to see if it made me sneeze! No I'm not crazy, I have pet allergies and try to steer away from all things animal. My allergies extend to many flowers, and can you believe it, I took an oil painting class and all my canvases looked good, except for the flowers. It has to be psychological as well as physical, don't you think?!
Anyway, my daughter gave her stamp of approval on this card. She said she liked the way I colored the dog and cake. High praise from my artiste! I made this for her boyfriend of eight months--his name is Fabio.
So I've entered it in the:
Copic Creations Blog challenge this week, as well as
My Time To Craft Challenge Blog #95 Extra Special Challenge (see here at:

Monday, June 7, 2010

gorjuss girls card

I am in love with my new Gorjuss girls. I am ready to put in another order to for more of these so cute girlies. I received a couple images with a card kit last week and couldn't wait to color the girls and make cards out of them.
This card qualifies for Quirky Crafts Blog challenge #29 Girlie Girl. See their blog here:

Sunday, June 6, 2010

New Card for a Friend

I waqs asked by a good friend to make her a card to give to her brother. he is having a bout of serious depression following the death of his mother, and is being cared for in a nursing home out of state.
I didn't want to make a get well card, so I took my friend's feelings and worry to mind and made a card of love, a card to tell her brother how much she loves him.
I used chipboard shapes on both the front cover and inside, inking and embossing them before adhering them to the card. I have never done this before, believe it or not!! I also adhered jewels to the insides of some star buttons, attaching them to some small embossed chipboard.
Finally, I printed out a quote that originally used the word "Sisters" but changed it out for "Brothers". I gave her the card today and she hugged me to let me know how much it meant to her. I'm including my prayers for him to get well.
This card qualifies for the CupCake Craft Challenges blog challenge #94 "dazzle Us".
See their blog here: