Sunday, July 29, 2012

Christmas in July

Hello - well July is almost over and that means summer is half way over too - I am sad that summer is going by so quickly - I am really enjoying the hot sunny weather.  Now having said all of that - you may wonder why I am making a Christmas card? - I wouldn't be doing this on my own but the scrapbooking store I design for had asked me to make a Christmas card.  I was a bit reluctant at first but then decided to take it on as a fun challenge.  I have to admit it is not easy to make a Christmas card in the summer somehow it all just doesn't come together as well.  I did struggle with this card and I have to admit it is not one of my more favorites but maybe it is because my creative mind isn't tuned in yet to winter/cold and Christmas - anyways it was still fun to be in my craft room once again and create.  I am not sure which Tilda this is or which Christmas set she belongs to but she is adorable!  I paper pieced her hat, scarf and boots and then colored the rest of her with copics.  I used a Sizzix die to cut the tree in behind and added glitter and star brads. I also used my circuit machine to cut out the lamp post in the background.  I added some pretty prima flowers and used my Memory Box die to add some black swirls behind the flowers and added some ribbon and a Whimsy sentiment stamp.  That pretty much sums up this card - I kind of went a bit overboard on it as far as embellishing but sometimes it is hard to know when to stop - lol!!  Hope you are all having a wonderful relaxing Sunday where-ever that may be.

Your stamping friend, Debbie

Friday, July 20, 2012

Raining Hearts

Hello - again the days fly by and another week is gone.  I have been very busy as my son and his fiance and their dog were visiting for a few days and we had lots of running around to do for the wedding next year.  Today I got a chance to spend time in my craft room so I made this card using a new Penny Black stamp.   It just so happens to be raining here today so I chose this cute umbrella couple.  The umbrella and her dress is paper pieced and the rest is colored using copic markers.  I used a fiskar border punch on the top part of the card and added some yellow and green brads.  I also added ribbon and a Marianne swirl punch.  The flowers on top of the umbrella are cut out of designer paper.  All the paper was from my paper stash drawer.  The sentiment is also from Penny Black.  Thanks for stopping by for a visit and enjoy the weekend whatever your plans may be.

Your stamping friend, Debbie

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Geeky Love

Hello - boy do the days just fly by - hard to believe it is already well in to July.  We finally got our hot summer weather and I am loving it - I don't like being directly in the sun but I love the heat and my favorite part of the day is when the sun just goes down and we take our dog for a long walk on the trail - it doesn't get any better than that!!  Well I finally found some time to spend in my craft room - (it is just so much more difficult to get time for my craft room in the summer with so many other things on the go) but I managed to make this card this afternoon with my new Make it Crafty "Geeky Love" stamp. This stamp is adorable and I combined it with a Magnolia fence stamp.  I had to do some masking which I haven't done in a very long time but it worked out fine.  I also had to mask the images to color the sky in behind (it is kind of hard to see on the picture but I did make clouds with Tim Holtz distess ink Tumbled Glass).  The image is colored with my copic markers (see list of colors below) and lots of paper piecing.  All the paper is from Cosmo Cricket "Tea for Two" 6 x 6 paper pad.  The sentiment is computer generated.  I hope you are having a wonderful day and enjoying sunshine! Thanks for stopping by for a visit and enjoy your week.  My son and his fiance are coming on Wednesday and will be staying until Monday so I am looking forward to their visit.  It will be busy as we have lots of wedding details to look after while they are here.  The wedding is for July 27th, 2013 and we are all very excited about it.

Copics Used:
Skin - E02, E00, E000
Fence - E29, E25, E35, E53
Hair - E25, E35, E53
Grass - E53, YG63, YG67, YG91
Flowers - E07, E95
Shoes - W7, W5, W3, W1
Rest is paper pieced

Your stamping friend, Debbie