Friday, February 29, 2008

My Easter Bunny Name

Ran across this tonight while peeping into some blogs for inspiration...

I am thrilled with this name - it is my Granny's first name (spelled Millie though)

and choco in my paws is a good thing anytime! ROFL!

Your Easter Bunny Name is

Milly Choco-paws

Get your Easter Bunny Name at

Love ATC

Happy Leap Day everyone!

To close out the month of love here is a valentine I made for a swap earlier this month.

This is the Faux Denim technique from the TJ December 2007 issue. Although I guess it is Faux PINK Denim to be exact LOL!

I really liked how some of the other ones I was seeing were turning out but I needed something for Valentines so I tried it with pink and the results were pretty nice.

I used my Cuttlebug with a sizzlit heart frame die to cut out the shape. Left the center open and stamped the word LOVE inside the heart. I added some May Arts Sheer Red Polka Dot ribbon that I had on hand and tied it in a knot on the opposite side that I had adhered the heart frame.

This was for a homepage contest which I didn't win but was thrilled to send it to the winner and wish her a Happy Valentines Day :)


Thursday, February 28, 2008

Winter Wonderland

I made this as a replacement card for one that went missing in the lovely PO system. :0(
I used some scrap of pattern snowflake pattern and mounted it with some pale blue paper I had from Hollo's. I used my Seascape Palette Ink Pad to edge the mat paper some also. I liked how it set the edge off just a little.
There are 4 white snowflake eyelets I added to the top layer, the corner has a heart slipo that I slipped onto the edge and then I added the adorable snowman from my Cuttlebug die cut. He is too cute! I hate snow but he is welcome anytime with his wide smile and outstretched arms!
It wasnt' a hard card but the blues reflect the winter and like I said that little snowman is too cute!

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

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Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Cuttlebug A2 Folder used

This was a piece of pattern paper that I think actually came off of a card I had received in the mail - not a hand made one a store bought one LOL! I really liked it but I wanted to to enhance it a little. I ran it through my cuttlebug with one of the embossing folders. Then I used my New Canvas Palette ink to rub lightly onto the top to bring out the embossed pattern a bit more.

I liked the simplicity of the card and added only a rub on of the word Believe in the lower right corner of the card. Matted it onto black cs then adhered to a green card base that has a white reverse so it is easy to write a note in for a friend or something.


Sunday, February 24, 2008

Oriental Odessy Card

This was done with Prima Watercolor Pencils and Gamisol. I then added some Stickles to the top of the dragonfly for some added oomph! All paper is from Hollo's and the stamp is from Innovative Stamp Creations, part of the Oriental Nature Elements set.

I stamped the image with my Palette Noir ink onto what cs. Then I used my colored pencils to color near the edges of the image parts I wanted colored. I colored all the image areas first then took to the image with the gamisol and my blending stump to work the color in. I started with my lightest color and then lightly sanded off the end of the blending stump between colors. I then decided to tear the image out to fit the top of my card. Mounting it onto blue then to black before adhering it to the light green cs base.

The ribbon is just a scrap of sheer white I had and thought went well to fill the bottom of the card in :)


Friday, February 22, 2008

More coloring

Woke up today to LOTS of snow - but this is the light fluffy fun kind - yeah ok who ever said snow was fun needs to get another cup of cocoa and think again! ROFL! Anyway....

I was coloring more with my pencils and blender pens on this one. Added some patterned paper and then tore the snowman image out to adhere to the lower corner. Used the SU punch and some words from one of my TAC sets to set off the opposing top corner. I edged it with some light blue Palette innk (Seascape I think) which I also used to edge the torn area of the snowman image. Mounted onto light blue cs and walah! A cute and simple card ready to send to a friend with a fun note inside!

I am not sure who the snowman is by I think I stamped him at a friends get together. All paper is from Hollo's and inks Palette.

I am ready to say good bye to Mr. Snowman for the year crazy Ohio weather 50 something one day and snow and freezing rain the next! Enough already!


Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Indian Girl

This is another image that was shared as part of the Wednesday Challenge ones on one of my groups.

I paired her with some off-white flecked card stock base, brown textured card scrap (both from Hollo's) and also a scrap of my Basic Grey Recess paper.

I then mounted the pieces parts onto the top of the flecked base and added a rub on to the lower right hand corner. I didn't like how the corner of the image stuck out on the textured brown paper so I added another of of those orange felt blossoms I found laying around on my work area table top.

Thanks for looking :)


Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Wed Challenge Images

This is another card made with 2 of the challenge images from one of my groups. The baby and also the ruler. I layered a piece of my new Basic Grey Recess paper onto a pumpkin colored card base, matted the 2 images onto the pumpkin card base also. Then layered them into a sketch format that I was working on. I filled the little corner with the cute felt orange flower that I found on my work top area and then thought it needed a little something more. I found a square page pebble and put it over the second row down's #1 on the ruler. Then I found a Faux Postage Stamp that said LOVE and added it onto the ruler so it says 1 LOVE and showing the beautiful baby girl! I thought it a cute card for a 1st birthday perhaps!

Hope you enjoy - it really is a cute image to work with and I am thankful it was shared as a challenge making me step out of my comfort zone to play.


Monday, February 18, 2008

In The Wilds

This is the Alcohol Ink Press Technique from TJ Newsletter April/May 07.

The stamp is from TAC and the inks are a mix from several of the alcohol ink sets that I have. The letters are rub ons and all paper is from Hollo's.

I really had fun with this one, first I stamped with Black Staz-On the tiger on the acetate and then after it was dried flipped it over adding the alcohol inks and well...pressing them LOL!

It turned out really nice and I wished I had made more while I had everything out but it isn't so hard that I won't grab it all again and make some more with different designs/colors.