Thursday, May 28, 2009
I just HAD to use this new adorable image from Hangin' Loose with Kona, a new eP exclusive set for her birthday card!
You see the first time I met Joy was at a SU! regional event in Milwaukee. It was February, a hundred degrees below 0 and snowing like crazy. A bunch of us girls were standing at the door (inside!) of the hotel waiting for the airport shuttle to bring Joy and her sister, Joyce. Now, these two girls are PURE Cali girls, so you can imagine what a shock the weather was! LOL!
Well, here they come off the shuttle bus, bundled with multiple layers, giant mucklukk boots and the brightest Hawaiian flowery luggage you've ever seen!
The minute I saw this image and pared it with the Hawaiin flower paper, it just screamed Joy! So, there you go... a peak at eP's new exclusive set and a birthday wish all rolled into one!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY O'JOYOUS ONE!
(act surprised when you find this in the mail, ok?)
Monday, May 11, 2009
I chose THIS card she created, changing the stamps, papers and colors. I love this new set; Life's a Beach! It has just the right amount of whimsy!
The palm trees are stamped on white, cut out and attached to the blue half circles. I added a tich of Coffee Bean Brown Sparkly Fluff (OCL) to the coconuts. LOVE that stuff!
The umbrella is stamped on pattern paper with Versamark and embossed with clear EP. I cut it out and attached it with a glue dot. The glue dot gave it a little height where a foam dot was just too much.
I think my favorite stamp in the set is this little guy. Isn't he just the cutest crab ever?
Thursday, May 7, 2009
I used Anna Wight's Crazy for Chickens set. I took some liberties with the chick by giving her a black and white polka dot *coat*. Although if you've seen some of Anna's chicks, a polka dot coat is pretty tame compared to some of them! LOL
Here's a close up of the center panel. I used a rectangle Nestability and smoodged Antique Linen ink around the edges, followed by Spiced Marmalade (both Ranger Distress Inks). *Smoodged* is a technical term meaning to rub ink in a circular motion with a foam blending tool along the edge. :o)
So, what inspires you these days?
Stamps: Whipper Snapper Designs
Paper: Heidi Grace, SU!, Prism
Ink: Memento, Ranger Distress Inks, Copic Markers (all from Eclectic Paperie)
Misc: buttons, tracing wheel, photo corner punch, scallop border punch, Nestabilities, brad
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
As we neared her birthday, I'd ask her "who has a special day coming up?". Her response was always "Happy To You... ME!" LOL!
Ok... back to the card. I also used Around & About Sentiments (Papertrey Ink) for the sentiment and for the little flowers in the scallop border. The paper and ribbon are all Papertrey Ink
So, I suppose you're wondering about that interactive element. Here's a look at the inside. I stamped the lion, colored and cut him out and attached him to a scallop circle. His main is covered with gold Sparkly Fluff (Our Craft Lounge - LOVE that stuff!) as is the end of his tail.
Once completed I folded a strip of cardstock into an accordion, attached it to the card and to the scallop. When you open the card, the lion bounces.
Thanks for stopping by!
Monday, May 4, 2009
So, in honor of her achievement, I had her pick the winning number to win the new Bees Knees set from Our Craft Lounge. She picked #88 (the year she was born). And the winner is...
And THANK YOU to everyone who left such wonderful comments!
Now... to upload all those pictures from the weekend. whew, what a job! lol
Friday, May 1, 2009
I am featuring Bees Knees! I loved this set the minute I saw it. It's fun and whimsical and so fun to color!
I've made a couple samples to show you.
Here is a pic of the full set. Don't you just love it! Look at the little faces on those bees!
So... here's the deal. Leave me a comment by Monday noon and I'll be drawing for one lucky winner to receive this set! (play fair though, only one per person).
Then, buzz on over to these blogs as EACH will be giving away a new OCL set!
- Cambria Turnbow
- Joy Kennedy
- Diane Gibbs
- Cindy Lawrence
- Jeanne Streiff
- Heather McNally
- Nancy Morgan
- Val Stangle
- Vicki Garrett
- Denise Marzec
- Lila Holgate
- Holly McMillen
- Pam Hooten
- Jacqui Lines
- Debbie Corbari
- Deb Felts
- Kendra Wietstock
- Bethie Silaika
- Roseanne Knowles
- Kisa Peters
- Amber Hillman
- Sherry Cheever
- Marianne Walker
ooo', one more thing. Make double sure to read Debbie's blog! She has a special surprise!
Thanks for sharing in all this excitement!