Sunday, April 12, 2015

Smiling from ear to ear


I actually finished 5 cards today, which must be some kind of record for me. As I am the slowest card maker ever, I am patting myself on the back for these.

The aliens are from The Alleyway Stamps' Phone Home set, and they are paper pieced onto a printed background. The sentiment is from TAWS' set Say It Don't Spray It. That name makes me giggle like a little girl every time.

I did 3 of the "You make me SMILE from ear to ear" cards, one of the flying saucer, and an additional "Welcome Happy Morning". 

What else could the Welcome Happy Morning be used for besides Easter? I haven't put any sentiment on the inside (yet).


Saturday, April 4, 2015

Happy Easter, everyone!



These almost speak for themselves. Welcome Happy Morning is my favorite hymn of all seasons. With any luck we'll get to sing it in church. Otherwise I'll be singing it solo in the car.

The "Welcome Happy Morning" was cobbled together from various sentiment and alphabet sets. The bunny, his flowers, frame, sentiment and papers are all from Lawn Fawn. Yay!


Friday, April 3, 2015

Where has the time gone?

I turned around and it was April! This is the only non-Easter card I've made in 2 weeks. It's another butterfly from The Alley Way Stamps' Fly By set. Shhh, don't tell anyone, but he has been colored and waiting for several months.  I won't try to make a cocoon joke. Honest!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Just moosing around


I got out my Inktense pencils and had some fun with this moose.  Yes, another stamp from The Alley Way Stamps. This one is called Moosing You. I just love him and you'll be seeing him again and again, I think.

I used Memento ink for the moose, and clear embossed him so the ink wouldn't run between the sections.

When I watch other card makers on YouTube, I often think I would have stopped before they did. So now I'm thinking that maybe I should add a black faux stitching line just above the "hill". What do you think?

Oh, happy St. Patrick's Day, everyone!

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Oh give me a home, where the buffalo roam...

Well, as promised, here are a couple of paper pieced buffalo cards. I just love this guy but I haven't had time to color him yet, so patterned paper to the rescue!



This buffalo stamp is "Buff", from The Alley Way Stamps, and I think I'm going to have even more fun with him in the future.



Monday, March 9, 2015

All those eyes on YOU!


More loving monsters, what can I say? These are from The Alleyway Stamps' Oogles set. It's hard to tell by the photo, but there are glossy accents on all those eyes. Whew!

Also, this buffalo will be featured on a card soon, if I ever find my Versamark ink pad. I am going to put the sentiment in white on the dark card. Or at least that's the plan. Seriously, I do hate losing stuff on my desktop.


Sunday, March 1, 2015

My Monsters Miss you. Really.

While I was waiting for my new monsters to arrive, I made this card with some of my old monsters. The ones looking through the window are paper piece from The Alley Way Stamps set Toxic, and the blobby guy out front is from TAWS' Buggin' Out.

I was going to enter the sketch challenge at Paper Players, but I'm way to slow to get my stuff up in time. Here is the site, and here is the sketch I was attempting to follow:



It's another one for the Operation Write Home box. I'm looking at maybe sending a small 6x6" box by May at this rate.

On a funny side note, this is the straightest picture I could get in a reasonable amount of time with my back patio photo setup. Hey, it is very breezy today; a totally BEAUTIFUL Florida spring day.

But I really need to work on my indoor photo setup so I can stop chasing paper around the patio.