Thursday, February 24, 2011

Secret Sister Monthly Image Swap

OK, so a group of us on SCS are swapping images and then making cards from the this same image each month. This month's hostess with the mostess is Linda. She sent us "Waiting Tilda" to use ... a very cute image. I also used paper and other goodies sent to me from my Secret Sister (thanks, sis ... I loved the little berries and sentiment!) We have some seriously talented crafters in the group; check out the gallery of the cards on SCS!

For the most part, I like my card. In hindsight I wish I had embossed the pink rectangles BUT since I sewed them together ... I will live with it (seriously, it was bugging me so much that I almost took it apart to redo but then I forced myself to just get a grip!) The indentation on the rectangle is complements of my youngest who was coloring on top of it (eek!) Apparently he has a REALLY strong coloring style since it made a crease!

Supplies: stamps: Magnolia (I suspect that the sentiment and berries are as well, but I'm not entirely certain since they were part of a swap.)
Paper: Color: Stampin Up Melon Mambo, White: Neenah
Accessories: MS punch, copics, Crystal Effects (on Strawberries), Nesties, Sewing Machine.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Belated Valentines Day

It's past Valentines Day but ... I'm still posting my cards. Sorry. I'm a little behind the curve ... which is kinda the story of my life!

Here's the story on this card: I was browsing Facebook (the place where I seem to spend much of my free time sad to say) and I saw that Whipper Snapper had this cute football stamp in honor of the Super Bowl. The catch was that you had to spend $25 to get him. Sadly, it is not difficult to spend $25 in their store. I bought the policeman as a "what the heck" sort of purchase and LOVE HIM. I haven't even inked the football stamp but I've made three cards with Mr. Copper. Moral of the story ... spur of the moment purchases CAN be good.

Card One: Whipper Snapper Designs "Copper" stamp, SU stop sign

Card Two: Penny Black dog, SU phrase