Tuesday, March 14, 2017

I'm your pigest fan! (Pigs round 2)

More water colored pigs from My Favorite Things' Sow Much Cuteness set. I had a great time with the stitched triple peek-a-boo windows, too.

The brick panel was done with a stencil months ago.

Ham it up! (Pigs round 3)

So, this is the last of the water colored pigs from My Favorite Things' Sow Much Cuteness set.

I ink blended the background panel and then splotched it with water to disguise the mistakes. I loved doing that!  I may go back in and add more flowers.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Hello, pigs!

I promised you pigs, and you shall get pigs!  These are pigs from My Favorite Things' Sow Much Cuteness, and they are adorable! The "hello" on an arrow is also MFT.

These 2 were water colored with my Mission Gold water colors, as the background panel was splotched up with, as well. That purple/green piece has been in my to-be-used pile for several months. The messiness of it looked just right for these guys!

Speaking of messy, don't you hate it when you do this?

Yup, I cut that panel with a hole so close to the edge that I couldn't cover it up. Well, jaunty angles to the rescue. Straight and even elements are over-rated, anyway.

It's Sunday evening, and I should be finishing up my weekend chores, but I'd much rather play with paper and then write about it.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Little birdie

Today's card is another from My Favorite Things' Purrfect Friends set. I was delighted when I was in the MFT store last week to see a new paper set with all black and white prints. If they had an entire set of b&w stripes I'd grab that very quickly.  One of the best parts of shopping in the store was that the new products were on the racks even though they weren't on the web site yet. Woo hoo! Of course, I didn't get to play with them until I got home and by that time they were up on the site. The pigs are so cute. I'm just sayin'.

The yellow panel was ink blended with a Tim Holtz stencil, and the sentiment is from an old set from The Alley Way Stamp called Flap Happy. The inside of the card is blank so I can choose the occasion when I need it.

Friday, March 10, 2017


This fun card was made from a cute new stamp set from My Favorite Things called Purrfect Friends. It features 2 artsy styled cats, a bunch of birds, and 2 bird cages.

As part of the 30-day coloring challenge I stamped all the images and colored them with my Copic markers.

Funny story: I ordered the dies instead of the stamps. So I went back to order the stamps and they were out of stock. I ended up buying them from Simon Says Stamps because I couldn't wait.

Last weekend I got to shop in the MFT store in Eustis, Florida. The store is very close to my brother's house, but since I usually visit on holiday weekends, the store is often closed. That's good for my wallet, anyway.

One thing that strikes me, in the store, is how clean and perfect all the samples are.  Now, I know that sample cards need to be perfect, but since I had never seen hand-made cards in person (only on the Internet) I figured it was just really good photography. Nope, it's really good cards. But, how do they keep them so darn clean and flat in the the store? I know people are touching them, so how do they do it?

By the way, look for some new pig cards real soon.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

We have great stories!

Yes, we do! You know, as a librarian, that I'm going to go ga-ga over book or reading related stamp sets. This one is so cute it hurts.

I colored the little My Favorite Things' Pure Innocence Bookworm girl with Zig Real Brush Clean Color markers, put her on an ombre background and embellished her with some Nuvo Jewel Drops. In hindsight, Crystal Drops or enamel dots would have shown up better.

By the way, here is my messy desk and photo setup. I still don't have the right lighting setup, but the lamps are kind of in the way when I work. Oh well.

Monday, February 20, 2017

So sorry!

Ever look at a scrap in your pile and say, I'm going to toss that. Well, maybe if I don't use it soon. Well, maybe, just maybe I'm so stubborn I force things.

So, I had a piece of white card stock with a practice blend of Distress Inks that had gone south. It was OK, just not what I ever needed. So, stubborn old me put even more color on it, splashed on some water and dabbed it off, and slapped a white die cut flower over the two colors.

I used My Favorite Thing's "Roses in Bloom" die, and another sentiment from MFT's "Deepest Sympathy" set.

I have on order some Nuvo Jewel Drops which I will add when I get them. I just didn't want to wait to post this, since it has been a while.

Amazon tells me I'll be getting it today, but the package tracker says USPS plain as day. Doesn't their software recognize national postal holidays? That will be tomorrow, at the earliest, for sure.