Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Whimisical Birds

Hello everyone - has been a bit since my last post - it was a hectic and emotional week seeing my oldest son leave for New Zealand - which is halfway around the world from where we live. There were so many last minute things to do for both him and myself before he left - but he is now in New Zealand and starting work in a winery yesterday. So far things are going well for him so I am happy. It is now back to just myself and my husband for a while anyways - this card was made with one of my newest Whimsy stamps - our local scrapbooking store brought in many new ones as well as some of the older ones and I ended up buying quite a few as they were all so so adorable. I am writing this post at work so I don't have the actual name of this stamp other than it is a Whimsy image. I colored it with my copic markers (very little coloring for this image) and cut out with an older Creative Memories oval pattern and layered on my new Nestibility fancy oval border (just love this one!). The paper is from my stash pile. The flowers are from my flower drawer and the swirl is a Marianne die cut. Sentiment and top left corner are also from Whimsy. Thanks for stopping for a visit and hope you have a wonderful day!

Your stamping friend, Debbie

Sunday, March 18, 2012

More Signs of Spring

Hello - hope you had a wonderful weekend! I had a very relaxing one - which rarely ever happens. My son was gone for the weekend and my husband got back from a golf trip Saturday night - I really enjoyed the alone time I must admit - I wouldn't want to be on my own for an extended period of time but for a few days it was a really nice change. To not have to worry about what to feed everyone was my biggest relief - to just make something simple for myself was so nice. I was able to spend time in my craft room this weekend as well and I made this card for our local scrapbooking store and I used an older C.C. Designs image called Laying Nora. The sentiment is also a C.C. Designs stamp. The paper I used is new - I just bought it - it is a basic grey design called Konnichiwa (has an asian look to it). I framed the image using my sizzix die cut and the flowers were a sizzix sizxlit die called Flowers, Branches and Leaves Set. The grass was cut using Fiskars grass punch. I just added a bit of ribbon and paper pieced her dress and that finished the card. I really like the colors of this one. Copic markers used - face - E11, E00, E000 and R85 for her cheeks and her hair is E25, E31 and E50 (not too much coloring for this card). Thanks for stopping to have a look and have a wonderful week.

Your stamping friend, Debbie

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Signs of Spring

Hello - This was a fun card to make - it started with the Memory Box wrought iron gate die cut. I decided that this Sarah Kay image would be perfect with the gate die cut. I cut out 2 of the gate die to make it appear as one. I added the Wildflower Patch Poppystamps die cut to the gate - these cute little flowers were the perfect size. The paper is Basic Grey - Olivia - 6 x 6 paper pad (love the soft pinks and greens). I paper pieced the girl's overalls and colored the rest of her with copic markers. I am really excited as I was recently asked to be on the design team for our local scrapbooking store and this is one of the cards I made for the store to display. Well I am off to bed as it is already past my bedtime - good night!

Your stamping friend, Debbie

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Whimsy Wee Florist

Hello - hope your weekend was a great one! Mine was the usual - housecleaning, grocery shopping, cooking and baking but I was able to get some time in my craft room so I was happy. This card is made with Whimsy's Wee Florist stamp. Isn't she just adorable!! I bought some new Bo Bunny paper (all in soft tones) and I knew it would work nicely together with this image. I was in my glory with this image as it required lots of coloring and that is my favorite part of the card making process. I used many copic marker (see listing below). I used my Martha Stewart border punch to make a fence behind the image. The pink background was cut out using my nestability. I layered the Bo Bunny paper with some blue and yellow cardstock, added some flowers and a SU sentiment which I cut out using my SU circle punches. I added a bit of Tim Holtz Vintage Photo distress ink around some of the edges. Thanks for stopping for a visit and hope you have a wonderful week.

Copic Markers used:

Hair: E33, E30, E50
Skin: E02, E00, E95
Blouse: Y21, Y11, Y00, E30
Pants: B45, B41, B34
Shoes and Pots: E35, E34, E30, E50
Leaves: G82, G40
Roses: R85, R81

Your stamping friend, Debbie