Howdy from Texas! I am a recently retired tax accountant and wife to my high school sweetheart for 35 years. I've been blessed to be Mom to 2 awesome kids and their spouses, and Nana to 2 precious grandbabies. Being "Nana" to Hannah and Jake has been the "icing on the cake" of life! I enjoy making cards but am a newbie at card challenge blogging, so please check back later to see if I've figured it all out yet. Thanks for stopping by!
I made a card yesterday for my sweet little princess, Hannah. She changes into her tutu when she gets home every day. Although she LOVES wearing her tutu, she is not so fond of dance class. (tears) She is afraid of the teacher. (big tears).
Here is my card:
The image is Cling Stamps "Little Princess" and the sentiment is Inkadinkado's "Friendship" clear stamps collection. The base of the card is AC cardstock and the patterned paper is BasicGrey Sweet Threads. I used Prismacolors and Gamsol for the coloring and dressed it up with Stickles, BoBunny bling and a bow from Glitz trim.
This is my first time to enter the challenge over at MoJo Monday Sketch Challenge. This weeks challenge was based on this sketch. The Design Team over there offer lots of inspiration and I can get lost for a couple of hours just browsing their blogs.
Here is my interpretation...
For this I used AC Cardstock for the base (black and brown), My Mind's Eye - Lost & Found, and BasicGrey - Life of the Party (plaid) paper. The owl stamp is KaiserCraft colored with Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol. The Happy Birthday stamp is Hero Arts - Anyone Can Stamp. Flower is sei and the pearl is from my stash.
I am looking forward to some springtime weather in Texas next month! I've been in Singapore with hubby since January and will head to Texas on March 9th. There are no seasons here ... just hot, hot, and hot. So I do look forward to a little bit cooler weather in Texas, even if not for long. Springtime means lots of birthdays in our family, 4 guys in March and 4 girls in April. Funny how that turned out. Anyway, here is the first of my girl cards ...
Papers I used were AC cardstock for the base, BasicGrey Sweet Threads (floral), and My Minds Eye Lime Twist (polkadots). Stamp is from Alias Smith & Rowe. I also used Nestabilities Oval and Scalloped Oval, Copic Markers, Stickles. Charm is sei and "darling" brad and ribbon are from my stash.
I love this little stamp "Dress Up Marci" from La-La Land Crafts! Found it yesterday while picking up some supplies at Paper Market in Singapore. I'm using Marci with the colors of Mardi Gras in honor of my daughter who lives in Mobile Alabama where she is enjoying a week off as the whole area celebrates Mardi Gras with Parades, Balls, and King Cake!
Things I used:
Paper - BasicGrey Sweet Threads
Stamp - La La Land Crafts - "Dress Up Marci"
Embellies - sei Sunny Day
Good morning! I am excited to get this little blog started, so I am happy to share my first card. I struggled with my valentine cards a bit this year because I am currently living in two places--back and forth between Texas and Singapore. I love stamping and using my Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol. However, I can't find the mineral spirits here, so I am forced to sharpen my skills with my Copic markers. I still need lots of practice, but I am getting better. I love this Little Boy stamp from Clear Art Stamps! It reminds me of my "Dick and Jane" book as a little girl. Here is my card for my newest little valentine --- Jake.