It's Not All Black and White

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Make a House a Home

I made this card yesterday morning and just got a chance to photo it today. I really love this darling house from Lizzie Anne's March Monthly Mix set: Lucky You. I stamped the house and extra flowers first, then masked it off to add the cloud in the background. Every thing's colored with my Copic markers. Hope you enjoy. If you're not a mix member and are interested in getting these eclectic sets each month, you can get the deets here.

What's In It?
Stamps- Lucky You (Lizzie Anne Designs)
Paper- pumpkin, teal, sky (SU), white (PTI), Bloom and Grow (My Mind's Eye)
Ink- Memento black
Other- butterfly punch (Martha Stewart), ribbon (American Crafts), brad (K&Co.), taylors tiny twinkles (Taylored Expressions), Copic markers, border punch (SU), dimensionals

Monday, February 22, 2010

Sketch Card

I am so happy to be stamping with bright, colorful springy stamps and papers again. Because we're still in snow up to our shins here. It is slowly melting finally though.

This card uses the Lizzie Anne Designs sketch challenge for this week, posted by Jen. Be sure to link your card in that thread if you play along. We'd all love to see it.

My card base is two scalloped circles (cut with nesties). I layered some strips of Garden Variety papers by Basic Grey and the green strip on top and finished it off with that oh-so-fun flower from the new March Mix, Lucky You. The two card bases are connected with that gold brad. It goes through the butterfly, then both circles, so that they swing open. Get it?

What's In It?
Stamps: Lucky You (Lizzie Anne Designs March 2010 Monthly Mix)
Paper: marigold morning, celery, glorious green (SU), white, Basic Grey Garden Variety
Ink: black (memento), glorious green
Other: Martha Stewart classic butterfly punch, Copic markers, brad, circle and oval nestabilities dies

Any hockey fans out there catch the USA-Canada olympic game last night? Woot! But I fell asleep and missed half of a very awesome game. Oh well. I'm thinking they'll be meeting up again, eh?

Thursday, February 18, 2010

What's Been Keeping Me Busy?

This. I'm about 3-1/2 months along now, and feel a little bit safer sharing my news. Having been through a miscarriage before, I've been, let's just say, a little bit cautious: ie. paranaoid.

I had started a temporary job right before I found out I was pregnant. So with extra work, extra tiredness, and a LOT of nausea, I thought it best to set aside stamping and designing for a few months. So thanks to all of you who have hung in with my blog silence, and now that I'm feeling a lot better, I plan on chatting with you here more regularly again. And as far as the baby's health, so far, so good.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Hello Again!

Did you think I dropped off the face of the Earth? Some days I feel like I did. I'll come back (soon, I promise) to let you know what's been keeping me so busy and away from blogging. But for now, I have eye candy. Go easy on me! This is the first time I've stamped since November, if you can believe it. Wow, time flies.

This card is for Lizzie Anne's design team challenge for the month. And you can play along, because it's also the sketch challenge for the week. Check it out.I love that the sketch calls for a peek-a-boo window, allowing your recipient to get a little glimpse to the inside of the card right away. It also makes for a very pretty inside, with no extra stamping! Below you'll see that I added the With Sympathy single in purple to this flower from the August 2009 Monthly Mix set, Hey Sunshine. I love how even the little butterfly peeks through the window.
I can't wait to catch up with all of you and will be doing some serious blog hopping now. Thanks for stopping by.

What's In It?
Stamps: August 2009 Hey Sunshine, With Sympathy single (Lizzie Anne Designs)
Paper: vanilla, pale plum, kraft (SU)
Ink: rich cocoa (memento), perfect plum (SU)
Other: V01, V04, G21 (Copic markers), classic butterfly punch (Martha), felt flower (American Crafts), pearls (Mike's), nestabilities dies, button and twine (PTI), lace colored with marker