Wednesday, February 29, 2012
So... here is a pretty Spring bouquet to get our minds off the crappy roads.
This is a new Whipper Snapper image called My Garden. The sentiment is from Simple Little Things (PTI 2008 anniversary set) and the papers are from the Dolled Up 6x6 pad from My Minds Eye (delicious papers!)
Stay safe today people!
Friday, February 24, 2012
It's been a week+ of sickness in our home. ugh. But, today I actually feel 50% (which is way better than the -50% I was yesterday).
Here is a card I made last weekend for a friend who has had some health challenges of her own.
Picked Texas Wildflower (Whipper Snapper) is such a fun image for coloring. The skies the limit with what color you want these flowers to be. I matched the colors to some papers from My Minds Eye. After coloring, I punched two little holes on either side of the jar rim and tied a little bow with linen thread. The sentiment is from Everyday Classics (Papertrey), which I believe was an anniversary set.
I am so in love with dies lately. The little scallop on this card is from Taylored Expressions and the label is Memory Box.
I better get my day started. Have a happy one!
Monday, February 20, 2012
It's Presidents' Day here in the U.S., which means the day off for this banker. Yippeee.
I spent some time coloring this weekend and here is one of my creations...
This card uses Big Presents and Wish Big from Whipper Snapper. The balloon is a punch I bought probably 10 years ago. Don't you love when things you buy never go out of style? Papers are from the Hip-Hooray collection (My Minds Eye).
One of the reasons I love Whipper Snapper is how fun the images are to color. I could sit all day and color. Seriously.
And once I get laundry started and a pot of chicken dumpling soup started I will do some more coloring. After all, it is a holiday, right!?!
Thursday, February 16, 2012
I can't get enough of this Valentine Mouse from Whipper Snapper. Some blue Stickles around the heart balloon makes it all the more sparklie!
This card was for a special friend of mine who has an addiction to buttons. I wonder if she's tried to pull them off the heart yet. LOL
Both cards use My Minds Eye paper from the Love Me line.
Thanks for stopping by!
Saturday, February 11, 2012
For this year's Valentine's treats I pushed myself to NOT buy a die or template to make the container. It took a bit of sitting and pondering and digging through my stuff, but I'm happy with how they turned out!
I cut a strip of cardstock 3.5 x 11 and scored at 4.5 and 6.5. Then, carefully holding the top ends together, I place the open edge on the PTI edger #3 die, held it in place with Eclipse tape (LOVE that stuff!) and ran it through my Big Shot just up to where the fold starts so I didn't flatten the whole thing.
I used papers from My Minds Eye Love Me collection and Echo Park Yours Truly.
Thursday, February 9, 2012
I've been trying to make more *simple* cards lately. Lots of birthday cards needed at this time of year.
To me, nothing is easier than a few dies and some pretty paper.
The striped mat and scallop border are PTI. The gorgeous butterfly is Memory box.
Saturday, February 4, 2012
The image, Birthday Gopher, is from Whipper Snapper's new release. He is adorable and I love him! The papers are from the Hip-Hooray line from My Mind's Eye.
It's overcast and a bit foggy here in MN today. A good day to make happy right here at my table.
Hope you have a fun day!