Friday, February 6, 2009

A Little Birdie Told Me...

that someone AWFULLY special is having a birthday, and soon!!! In fact, I BELIEVE it is Sunday, so obviously, if she is reading this, sorry your card is late, LOL!! I know she will understand....right?
Anyway, this is my card for today's Inspiration challenge. I chose this lampshade from the Hunkydory Home site to be my inspiration. I also used Taylor's Cupcake Sketch from today!! I used Chocolate Chip, Rose Red and Pretty in Pink for this card. The DP is from the Chocolate Chip Patterns pack. I colored the bird with my SU markers and added a shadow with my Copic Cool Grey No3. Honestly, if you are wanting a grey shadow, which I prefer, there really is no SU alternative...going gray is WAY to dark!! I added some 4 different ribbons from SU as well as some silver brads. The only thing that ISN'T from SU is the spiral clip, but I can't help myself!! This card is kinda plain, but everything I tried just junked it up, so I left it alone. I did layer my ribbons, so it TECHNICALLY fits the Ways To Use It challenge from this week...yayy me!!

Well, that is it for me now, I am EXHAUSTED and I have to work in the morning and then afterwards, I am locking myself in my stamp room until I get SOMETHING done!! Thanks for stopping by!!
It is time to share another picture of my nephew Jared, but today you get a treat, you get BOTH my favorite men!! This is my DH with Jared yesterday morning...can you see Jared's little WILL NOT lay down!! Cracks me up every time I see it!!

I Love Valentine's Day

Can I tell you how much I LOVE Valentine's Day?? I truly do, and now that I am speaking about it, I think MAYBE I need to get my cards ready to all honesty, I don't even know how many I have made, YIKES!! Better add that to the To Do list, LOL! I am not one of those girls that wants flowers though(at least I don't in theory)...don't get me wrong, I love them and they are gorgeous, but seriously?? Give me the $75, I can put it to MUCH better use, LOL!! For today's post, I am going to show you a couple more of the Taylored Expression Sketch cards that I made. The first one was made using my girl Jackie's sketch. I started with the new Flirty Fortunes set and stamped it on Gina K. White. I left the box white, cause lets face it, most of them are, and then added a shadow with my Copic Cool Grey No.3 marker. I decided to make it a box full of love, so I stamped some of the hearts from the Sealed With A Kiss set(also from Paper Pretties) colored them with my copics, and glued them on. The image and it's layers were cut out using my Cuttlebug and Circle Nesties. I then paired it with some Washington Apple DSP from SU. The sentiment was cut out and added on top of a Heidi Swapp ghost heart. For this card, I used Riding Hood Red, and So Saffron plus Gina K. white. I ran the white layer through the Cuttlebug with my Swiss Dots folder. The two different DP's are connected using some So Saffron Poly Twill ribbon and then a piece of Riding Hood Red striped ribbon. Of course I HAD to do some piercing, and add some brads, and it was done!!
For this next card, I used the Sealed With a Kiss set again. I stamped Luke and Lexi on Gina K. White and colored them in using my Copics. I then layered them with Pink Pirouette, So Saffron and Bravo Burgundy...yes, I know I am over using this and TOTALLY eating my words about the whole Blavo Burgundy thing, but I AM a girl and TOTALLY entitled to change my mind, hehe!! I used some Parisian Summer DSP, the white layer was run through my Cuttlebug with the Textiles folder. The sentiment was stamped and then cut out with my Su Oval punches. I added some pearl stickers to the scallops and to the top, some piercing, YUMMY May Arts and SU ribbon and it was done. That is it for me now..gotta run!! Thanks for stopping by!!