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Friday, November 21, 2014

Bestie and Snow Pen

Hi everybody!

I just finished coloring this cutie and wanted to share her.  She will make super cute Christmas cards, don't you think?  Here is a link to where you can purchase her My Besties Digi

I'm kind of getting addicted to using these red colors now.  I can't believe I've been afraid of them for the past 3 years lol.  Again, I used R35, R37 and R39.  I used the Marvy Snow Pen again to add the dimension to the fur. I also used the Sakura Clear Star pen to add some glitter.

I hope you like her!  I'll post again when card is made.


Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Christmas Bestie with Snow Pen

Hi everybody,

I just finished coloring this Sherri Baldy Christmas Bestie and wanted to share it with you.  It's not quite finished, I haven't made card yet.  I've always been afraid of dark colored copics, especially red, well, I dove right in and I love the results.  The dress is R35, R37, and R39.  They blend super easy together.  Then I used the Marvy Snow Pen for the first time and I think it's pretty cool.  Look at the dimension it gave to the fur on her hat and boots.  The faux snow is from Papertrey Ink.  I decided from now on, everytime I place an order with someone, I will order one product I've never tried so this time was the faux snow.  I just used the Zig two way glue pen and sprinkled it on there and heat set it from the back.  I should've used a little more but I'll know next time.  I also used stickles on the mailbox.  You can never go wrong with stickles.  I did make a boo boo on her yesterday.  I took a Wink of Stella pen and lightly went over the middle of the bow on the mailbox and OMG, it started bleaching it and bleeding.  Well, I thought I had ordered a Clear one but it was White.  I just went back over the ribbon with the reds and it looks better.  So my question is, can you not use the colored Wink of Stella pens over copics?  Several people said they use the Clear and it is fine but when I used the white it immediately bleached it out as if I were using a copic blender pen. 

Anyway, here is my image.  I'll post finished card on the 24th when I blog my Besties post for the team.  Please excuse that little bit of black on the left side.  I'll cover that with something lol.  That's the great thing about us cardmakers.... we can always fix it somehow. :) 

Here's a link to the Besties Store.  Besties Store, Scrapbook Stamp Society

I hope you have a fabulous day!  Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Thanksgiving Card and a Recipe

Hi everybody!

I was going to say Fall is in the air and it's almost Thanksgiving, what a wonderful time of the year BUT.... it doesn't feel like Fall today.  The high here in MS is in the 40's all week.  I hope we didn't skip straight into Winter already. 

I wanted to share my favorite Thanksgiving stamp with you.  It's from Northwoods.  I bought it at Archivers.  Unfortunately, Archivers closed.  Sad :( 

The inside sentiment is from Close To My Heart called Harvest Home.  I used the negative from the frame on the front for the inside.  I cut the frame out with the Silhouette. 

It's so nice to be back home in MS with family and friends.  I used to have to drive 5 hours each holiday to see them.  Driving 20 minutes is wonderful!  What are some of your favorite dishes to make?  I seem to always struggle with side dishes.  I think I'll make Cream Cheese Corn as one.  Not sure if this is the name but it's what I call it.  You take 2-3 bags of frozen whole kernel corn and just mix in a block of cream cheese, butter and sugar and then a little salt and pepper (you can't really mess this up so use butter, sugar to taste).  I keep it warm in a crock pot.  Everyone loves this!  Try it and let me know if you liked it. :)

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


Friday, November 7, 2014

Ole Miss Cards With Charms

Hi everybody! 

I'm working on a Christmas card order for an Ole Miss fan.  Well, I have a question.... so I'm in a new relationship this year and I'd like to design some really special Christmas cards for us to send out.  How do you personally go about designing your own cards each year?  I was just curious what you do.  I'd love to hear from you and your ideas! 

This is the card I'm working on now.  Some of the charms say I (heart) football and some of the charms are football players.  I was going to emboss a very subtle Christmas background but she wanted the Swiss Dots. 

There are Christmas sentiments for the inside, stamped in blue if I use the blue and white twine and red if I use red and white twine. :)

That's what I do, custom cards lol.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!  Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Wedding Card - 2nd Time Around

Hi everybody!

When I make a wedding card for someone, for some reason I immediately think pink colors.  I made a sweet girl named Amanda that works in my Neurologist office in St. Louis a wedding card in pinks.  Well guess what?  It never made it!!  I mailed it in a brown bubble envelope with more than enough postage and still not there after 3 weeks.  Well you can imagine how that made me feel  !!?*!#!.  I had appointment there end of October so I had to make her another one, I mean, I couldn't just say, it still didn't make it?  So I wanted to hand deliver it.

I've made this card before in pinks using this Elisabeth Bell image.  I think it is so cute for a young, first time married couple, don't you?  Well, I asked another lady in the office what her wedding colors were and she said Tiffany Blue and Silver.  Boy, was I way off!  LOL!  So here's the card I made for her.  Wouldn't you know it, my BG10 marker was almost dry.  I squeezed every drop out using my copic colorless blender fluid.  You know what I mean if you use copics.  I use this one all the time because I trace around edges of image a lot in addition to coloring.

The inside sentiment is from Close To My Heart.  I use it all the time because of it's appropriateness.  I put a little tulle on her veil, sparkled it up with some stickles and Sakura pen.

So, guess what??  The day of my appointment when I gave her the card, she told me it had arrived the day before.  LOL!!!!  You know what?  I'm fine with that because at least she did eventually get it and it's not on the ground somewhere, you know?  She also believes I really did make her a card 3 weeks earlier when I told her I did. :)

Thanks for stopping by and come by tomorrow!


Tuesday, November 4, 2014

My Besties Cards

Hi everybody,

I made these cards in October with My Besties digis.  I love these, they're all so sweet.  Here's a link to the page where you can get them called Scrapbook Stamp Society

This is one of the Fall Besties


This is Trixie Boo Halloween Bestie

This is Alphabet D Bestie
This is a card for someone who loves photography and dogs. Her name is Donna.  I thought this would be perfect for her. :)

I hope you'll check out the Besties shop.  They're so cute and now you can get the Christmas and Winter ones as well.

Thank you for stopping by! 


My Hermann Hills Trip and a Thank You Card

Hi everybody,

I just got back from the most amazing trip I've ever been on.  I went to Hermann, MO.  There are wineries there and we stayed at a place called Hermann Hills Inn, bed and breakfast.  All my pictures of the scenery are on my phone.  If you're interested, I can download to my computer and show you.  We wanted to go to Napa Valley but didn't have money for airfare too so we drove to this place 6 hours away.  Stopped at Lamberts on the way, throw rolls place.  Now my life has calmed down so you'll be hearing from me on a regular basis again.

My next door neighbor's Mom stayed at our house and kept Barney my 'baby'.  He's half pointer, half English Springer Spaniel.  Since I don't have kids, he's my kid.  I could relax and enjoy the trip knowing she was spoiling him rotten while I was gone. She even baked peanut butter doggie cookies for him. Wow!  So I made her this card.  Her favorite color is light pink.  The embossing folder is from Darice called Dogs and Paws in Corner.  I sell my cards and unfortunately get quite a few orders for loss of pet cards so I thought I could use this folder for those kind of cards too.

Here's the card I made for her.  The stamps are from Stampin' Up.

I really apologize about the quality of the photos.  I have a light box on a table and a window beside it.  The blinds broke and it is messing the light up so I am moving it today.

This has been a popular card.  I live in MS now so the Ole Miss Rebels college football team is very popular here.  I made this card for someone's birthday but also got an order to make these as Christmas cards so they'll look like this but have red and white and blue and white twine tied around them with football charms and a Christmas sentiment inside.  I wanted to play around with subtle Christmas embossing folders for the background but she likes the dots.

The stamp inside is from Close To My Heart.  It is a mini stamp, I think costs $2.  I love their mini stamps.  I sometimes color this stamp too.

I hope everyone is doing well.  I sure have missed hearing from everybody.

Have a wonderful day and please stop by again tomorrow.


Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Cardmaking Badge for Girl Scouts

Hi Everybody!

I was just sitting here thinking about a call I got from a friend the other day... She said her daughter's Girl Scout troop chose Cardmaking Badge this time for the badge they wanted to get. I didn't even know there was a Cardmaking badge lol. I was a Girl Scout. If there was one back then I might've started this a lot earlier!

 Anyway, she asked if I would come in and talk to the girls and show them how to make a card so they could get their badge. Of course I said YES! I was thinking we could make Christmas cards and then they can send out the cards they make. I am very honored and happy to share anything I can about cards. I think this will be cute and fun time!

Today I would just like to share a few more cards that I have made over the last few weeks.  Still trying to get myself caught up.  :)

 This was made for someone's friend's birthday. They like purple so I made this one.  The stamps are from Gina K Designs.

This was made for someone's Grandmother for Easter this year.  The cross is from Stampin' Up and the sentiment is from Close To My Heart.

 These next three cards are for males.  This was made for a gentlemen that runs a private school and my customer wanted an elegant thank you card.  This is what I came up with. This stamp is from Close To My Heart.  I love it.  It's a larger stamp so you can make a super simple card and the stamp will do the work for you.

 This card is for my customer's brother's birthday.  He is in the military so I came up with this.  The stars stamp is from Close To My Heart and the sentiment is from Gina K Designs.

 I made this one for my own brother.  He likes to go shooting and takes my nephew so I added the gun charm.  I was so surprised when he posted something on my Facebook page that he received the most awesome birthday card made by his sister and it had made his day.  Wow!  I think it was the gun charm that did it! LOL!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!