Sunday, February 14, 2010

Just running a test

Yes I am still trying to figure out how this all works. People have told me they have left comments and signed up for notifications of new posts but neither the comments nor the notifications are going through. So I thought I would run through the settings and see if I missed something. I couldn't find anything I need to do on my end, so here is hoping that those of you who have signed up for notification of new posts will receive this note. I do hope to get some cards posted this week since I just finished one tonight. I am not a 10 minute stamper - maybe I think things through too much.

Hope all is well in your world and with your families.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Ribbon, Ribbon and more Ribbon

Okay who isn't in love with ribbon?  Who has so much ribbon they can't use any more?  Well I for one, love ribbon and can always use more.  So here is a website where you can get ribbon, "Really Reasonable Ribbon" don't you just love the name and yes they are reasonably priced too.  Here is the link:   go check them out.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Time gets away from me to fast

I can't believe it has been so long since I posted! Seriously can someone figure out why it is these days time goes by so quickly. Do any of you remember when a week felt like a week as it dragged by to the next weekend? Now weeks just feel like a blur of time.

I have been able to do some card making in the past weeks not much but a few things here and there in between unpacking boxes and trying to figure out where to put the stuff.

This first card uses a technique that has come to be called “watercolor float.” After seeing it on another blog I had to try it being that roses are my favorite flower and I miss having roses living here in north Idaho. Of course after the card was finished and I scanned it I saw all sorts of other things I could have added but still it will be a nice “hello” to a lady on the church prayer list. Did I mention that most of the cards I make go to people on the prayer list; just something I hope cheers their day. I try to send one out every other week, not always does that happen but that is my goal most times. I don’t sign the cards because I don’t want anyone to know who they came from. You see a long time ago my son got real ill and someone send me a card once a week and never signed it and I think it just made it more interesting and special to receive.

Stamped images leaves and rose by Stampin' Up.

This next card was done a couple weeks ago and has already gone in the mail. Tree image is by Cornish Heritage Farms. I also saw that this card could have had other additions. Somehow seeing the card on the computer gives one a different perspective and I think I may take a quick scan or picture of each one before I actually called it finished. The trees have been embossed and then using a white gel pen I scribbled on top of the image to give it the look of snow. The area around the bottom of the trees is painted with white iridescent medium which doesn't show up in the scan.

I sent this to a good long time friend.  It was lots of fun to make.  The main image is by Cornish Heritage Farms.  The background is spounged inks.  The bear is colored in with a marker.

This next card was made for a Domino Art swap. I used a RummyO tile instead of a domino. The little leaf image is by Stampin’ Up. The background on the tile is a technique called “polished stone” using alcohol inks.

This card uses images by Stampin' Up!

That's it for today.  Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed seeing these cards.  Hopefully I can get more added to the blog as well as a couple watercolor paintings, which I am still learning how to do.