Monday, February 8, 2010

Saturday Sketch Challenge # 137

I LOVE this sketch. Stamping 411 had an awesome challenge this weekend. I made two cards that I have taken pictures of and I have another one on my stamp table awaiting assembly. Thanks for the awesome sketch!
I inked the tree with old olive and soft suede markers and decided to use a second generation stamping of it on the inside of the card. I like how not re-inking the stamp leaves a much softer look. I also stamped a phrase in soft suede. This card is a sympathy card for the family of a high school friend. He recently died of cancer and I found out Friday night so this sketch got used as my sympathy card mojo.

My second card using this sketch I took Saturday to my demo. She was having a class at her house and I thought she would enjoy a card to thank her for being such a great demo (I have known her for probably 10 years she is SO awesome). I wanted to decorate the inside of the card so i used the same stamp as I had on the front, but instead of inking it white, I inked it bermuda bay and I stamped it off so the inside image would be softer.I also like how rich razzelberry and bermuda bay go together. I also made this card into an easel style card. I must say I have figured out for myself why so many of the people making these style cards make them that the front will stand up more (a very DUH! moment).

Thursday, February 4, 2010


This is my sweet boy. About two weeks ago the weather on a friday was GORGEOUS! so we went out into the back yard of gran's house and took some pictures in the green grass. By this point he was getting tired of having his picture snapped, but he still posed for me. He is so fun.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Mojo Monday Challenge 124 card.

I combined two challenges. I did the sketch challenge over at Mojo Monday (#124) as well as a color challenge to use the colors: old olive, not quite navy, bordering blue, certainly celery, and soft suede. I had to scratch my head a few times as I puzzled out this card, but I like the end result pretty well.

Will's Birthday Card 2010

Josiah loved helping me make this card that I got the base idea from We cut out two extra top notes and he helped me stamp them. We used creamy caramel cardstock for the base, very vanilla and chocolate chip for the front top notes. We stamped in creamy caramel, close to cocoa and chocolate chip. Josiah had tons of fun just stamping this. As a matter of fact it touched off a new phase in my house. It is now a great treat for my kids to get to stamp and make cards during their break times from homeschooling. LOL. I hadn't thought of trying that before, but we are getting more school done now than I had hoped to in one day. :D Yay us!