Saturday, May 17, 2008

Be Happy Every Day!

I've decided to post the following 3 cards here on my blog. All 3 were going to be published by Rubber Stamper Magazine. The artwork had already been done by them and the cards were ready for publication. Then it was announced that the company was going to be sold. So now I'm going to publish them myself on my blog! LOL

I've always liked images with alot of detail so maybe that's why this one really called out to me... I just love all the different plants sitting on the ladder.

Card #1

Stamps: All images by Hero Arts

Ink: Black Stazon

Paper: Whisper White, Mellow Moss, Perfect Plum

Also used were plum colored eyelets, Square Steps corner punch (retired SU)along with various colored pencils, watercolor crayons and aqua painter.

Everything's better when shared with a friend

How true...everything's better when shared with a friend! This is the 2nd card that was chosen by Rubber Stamper. The little girls remind me of my sister and I when we were little...we always wore dresses and one of us was always toting a cat around!

Stamps: Floral Background, And Everything Nice, both from Stampin' UP!

Ink: Black Stazon, So Saffron

Paper: Whisper White, Lavender Lace, So Saffron, Certainly Celery

Also used was a punch made by Fiskars to punch the left side design, various SU watercolor crayons and an aqua painter.

Tea Time

This little bistro table with the teapot and cups just looks so inviting. Let's just pull up a couple of chairs and have a cup of tea!

Card #3

Stamps: The table image is from Great Impressions, background stamp is the Houndstooth background by Stampin' UP!

Ink: Black Stazon

Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Pink Passion

I also used various markers, punches, and 1/4" black grosgrain ribbon, all from SU.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Happy Birthday Sweet Lily!

I can hardly believe my grandbaby turned a year old on Mother's Day! The year has gone by so quickly and it amazes me every time I look at the baby pictures I posted here on my blog when she was born. It doesn't seem as though it was that long ago when she came home from the hospital and we had to make a mad dash to the store for premie clothes that were still too big. And here she is now...standing,taking those few little baby steps, chattering, and always giggling.

Here is the card I made for her birthday. It's not at all what I'd planned, but I like the way it came out.

Stamps: SU retired Kids at Play, word stamp from Darcies

Ink: Black Stazon

Paper: Whisper White, Lavender Lace, miscellaneous designer paper from an unknown source (don't we all have a mountain of stashed paper?)

I also used my Nesties,brads,a piece of purple gingham ribbon,along with various colored pencils and SU markers for color. I didn't have a number "1" stamp image in the right size so I made it on the computer and just ran a piece of card stock through the printer....worked perfectly!


Saturday, May 3, 2008


Our family had a very important day this past Thursday, May 1st, and this was the card I made for the special event. I selected this beautiful soft color as it matched the dress the baby wore.

Stamps: Floral Background by Stampin' UP!, the saying is made by Paper Inspirations and was a gift from Nancy, a stamping friend of mine.

Ink: Almost Amethyst, Black Stazon

Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Almost Amethyst

I also used 3 pearl embellishments and some organdy ribbon just to add a bit of elegance to the card.

I cannot even begin to express how happy we are to have this precious child in our family. I thank all of our friends and family for their support throughout this journey that at times felt like it would never end. We have all been blessed, and my baby finally has her baby girl.