26 January 2010

Hippity Hoppin' Fun!

Finally a new post!!
I spent a lovely afternoon yesterday with a friend watercolouring a bunch of different Penny Black images. From frogs to kittens to hedgehogs....it was so much fun blending different colours and painting them to life. Now to make them into cards!
Thanks for stopping by.

19 January 2010

Birds of a Feather

Birds of a feather....stamp together! This is such a cute stamp. I love how the two birds in the middle seem to be having quite a chat, while the two on the ends seem to be not paying any attention at all! Or maybe they are the "lookout's"! I seemed to take forever to make this card. I kept wanting to add things, but the dp was enough in itself, so I settled for some sheer ribbon and rhinestones. Thanks for looking.

12 January 2010

Cool Car ~ Cool Guy

Wanna go for a ride??
This cool car is for my brother who is celebrating his 45th birthday this week!! It is a 1969 Chev. Camaro from Clear Dollar stamps. They have great car stamps for guy cards - always a challenge to make. My brother actually owned an 88/89? Camaro back in the day when he was way cooler than he is now!! I didn't remember that little tidbit of information until I was done making the card (I suffer from senior moments) , and it was actually dark blue! How lucky for me...I was just trying to match the colour to the paper! Hope he likes it, and it brings back some memories of his younger, cooler days!
Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day.

10 January 2010

Monkey-ing Around

Do you ever find when you are posting a card, you really just don't know what to say?! Let me just say that I am so thankful for the many friendships in my life...and this card is for all of you!

08 January 2010

Feeling blue

What to say? Flowers. Blue. Gray. Olive green. Watercoloured with markers. Green velvet ribbon. My new punch. Button....now there's a story. After buying some pretty charms this week, I decided to dump out my button jar to see what might be in there. I found lots of great buttons including this silver, very worn, old one. Perfect. Did you know the cost to mail a card in Canada has gone up to 57 cents. And to the USA $1.00. Good thing us card makers don't have to go out and BUY the card too!!! We make our own, doesn't cost us a thing....right?

Thinking Spring!

Woke up this morning to at least another 5 cm. of snow....what a pretty sight. I really do love the snow. So why am I making a spring card you ask?....to use my new stamps and paper I got on my wonderful shopping trip this week, of course!! My mojo is humming again so I had a lovely day of creating yesterday. These flowers are from Inkadinkadoo Garden delight, floral screen cb folder, some paper, ribbon and pearls. I have a great collection of DP that I never use, so this year I have decided to try and use some, or lots, on all my cards. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day.

01 January 2010

Happy New Year!

Peace....what a beautiful word! There is something about saying it out loud that just makes me feel calm. This great little card was a creation from my niece. She handed out her homemade cards at Christmas to all the family, and each one was different. She is a very talented card maker!!! I told her to start a blog so we can see all her creations, but she said....'oh, they aren't that great!' I think they are, don't you?!?
My prayer for this year is that peace may live in our homes and in our hearts. That we may have peace with what God has given us and what He has not. That though we can't bring peace to the whole world, we can at least bring peace to our own small part of it, by the things we do and say. 'Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with me...'
Blessings to you all in 2010!