Thursday, September 12, 2019
Thursday, December 13, 2018
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
hopping into a cool body of water. Since it's important to use the buddy system when swimming....I would hope to find a friend in the water with me.... a Mermaid. One can wish....
Our Mermaid has brought her friends with her to play in the water....her mermaid sisters, two fishy friends and a seahorse. They can all play under the waves and at their sandcastle home.
The center unit of this Sampler is a scallop shell that opens....I thought it would be a good idea for sentiments or even a gift card, if this Sampler is a gift for someone special.
Happy Summer everyone! Keep cool and I hope that you find some Mermaid friends too.
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
The first photo shows the whole group of cards while I was working on them.
The last photo is of a completed card....on the front...each little cake was hand decorated with flowers and 1/16th inch dots...on the inside is the sentiment "Bring on the cake!". The little awnings (That can be folded down to fit into an A2 envelope)... make the card fronts look like tiny bakeshop windows.
at May 08, 2018
Friday, May 4, 2018
Soft pastel colors, perfect for Spring, they show up well even in this not-so great photo.This Sampler gave everyone who made it a chance to dream about Spring while April was being a stinker.
at May 04, 2018
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
On a trip (A very snowy trip) to Illinois State University to visit Morgan at her sorority house for"Girl's Day".....we stopped at a wonderful little gift shop where we all found things that we loved.
This was Morgan's choice....Odette the Ostrich. (She has since changed the ostrich's name...but I can't remember what she changed it to.) Morgan had seen an ostrich like this a while ago and fell in love with it....when she found the bird again....it was definitely time to take it home.
Monday, April 2, 2018
I chose Birds....and picked this bird from a wonderful My Favorite Things stamp set. He was stamped onto the ivory card mat and then stamped again on polka dot ivory paper. The sentiment "I can't believe your birthday flew by" was stamped along side the bird.
The edges of the bird on the card front and the entire bird on the dotted paper were colored with Copic Markers (Some were colored with red and orange....and some were colored with blue, purple and green). The Copic Marker colored bird on the dotted paper was cut out and adhered to the card front over the stamped bird. The birdie got a googlie eye and a black strip of paper as a grounding strip. The finished unit was adhered to a black mat and then an ivory dotted mat and then adhered to the card itself.
To finish the card...I used a Glaze Pen to go over the black ink sentiment so that it would stand out more. I think he's so cute that whoever you send him to won't be too upset that you've forgotten their birthday!