Saturday, February 26, 2011

Elzybells Chicks

My intent when I started working with these earlier in the week, was to make Easter cards. The more I looked at the hatched egg, the more I wanted to make these cards baby cards. The only thing missing from the card is a sentiment I would have loved to have used, which is "newly hatched." That would have made it perfect. Looks like I have to find/buy a newly hatched stamped! :-)

Stamps - Elzybells daisy canopy and AMuse bundle of joy
C/S - Neenah classic crest avalanche white, misc Memory Box & SU, DCWV Nana's Nursery baby girl pp
Ink - Memento tuxedo black
Copics - 0, B0000, B000, Y11, Y13, Y15, Y17, R20, YR16, YG21, YG23, YG25, YG03, YG09, R81, R83, R85, R29, YR61, YR65, YR68, B21, B24
Misc - AMuse papaya sheer ribbon, misc sheer green ribbon, classic & scalloped oval Nestabilities, SU oval & scalloped punches, adhesive pink pearls, Sakura white gel pen, Micron black pen

The following 2 cards are basically the same with the exception of the sentiments. I like making the same card a few times and changing out the sentiments because I sell my cards and sometimes people like a certain card, but with a different sentiment on it. It gives my customers more variety. Enjoy!

Stamps - Elzybells spring bloom, AMuse happy easter & easter greetings
C/S - Bazzill yellow and blue, unknown pp, Neenah classic crest avalanche white
Ink - Memento tuxedo black
Copics - 0, Y11, Y13, Y15, Y17, YR12, YR16, R20, R29, YG21, YG23, YG25, YG03, YG09, B0000, B000, RV17
Misc - blue gingham ribbon, crimper, Savvy little paper flowers, Spellbinders Labels 2, white gel pen

Hope you liked the cards. I have several more I've worked on throughout the week that I'll post in the coming week.

On another note, it could be 3 more weeks before I get my laptop back from Best Buy and then it's moving all the files back to the hard drive which will be a long harrowing process. I sure hope everything is perfect when I get it back. Anyway, I'm using hubby's laptop and he works long hours so I will get posting in as I can... maybe even try to get ahead a little bit and schedule posts.

Happy stamping till the next time!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Easter/Friend Card

Here's a card I made today inbetween going through all my old stamps, cleaning through all Club Scrap/Stamp kits, and trying to get my butt moved completely back into my craft room. Everything is such a mess! I knda feel like I'm never going to get everything straightened out and mostly that I need a bit more room. I could take over my son's old bedroom, but I think hubby would have a fit. :-)

I knew exactly how I wanted this card to look! You know, I have always wondered exactly why I would need the petite versions of the classic Spellbinders dies and now I know. I really wanted the purple scalloped oval to be about an 1/8" bigger. Guess I'll have to put those petite sizes on my wish list. It still turned out so cute and I would have preferred for it to be a true Easter card, but when I saw that I had this AMuse sentiment that goes with this bunny, I had to use it.

Stamps - AMuse bunny basket, all ears, and tiny egg
C/S - Memory Box yellow & water blue, Hobby Lobby lilac, AMuse lime kitchen dot, Reminisce Easter Chick pp
Ink - Memento Tuxedo black, new sprout, lulu lavender, angel pink
Copics - 0, B000, RV10, G40, V12, V15, V17, YG03, YG06

Tomorrow's post will be using the Elzybells chicks. I just love those little stamps!

Happy stamping till the next time!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Computer Problems/Valentines Card

Hey all... my laptop went belly up. Thank goodness I suspected something awful was going on and had already started to move files to an external hard drive. I couldn't back up or anything and everything moved slower than molasses!! I do have a desktop available and I can use hubby's laptop once he gets home at night, so I'm not completely stuck. Once I move all the files to my desktop, I will continue with the card shares. I've only been without the laptop for 2 days and never realized just how attached I am to the darn thing! It may be 3 weeks before I get it back... bummer!

Anywho... I took this picture of a card I made for hubby for Valentines Day. The stamp is by Great Impressions; I adore their stamps!! This card turned out so super cute. The pic does it no justice... Tried brightening it a bit, but it still didn't pick up all the details I see when holding it.
Happy stamping til the next time!