Wednesday, September 28, 2011

September Monthly Image

This is what I finally came up with for the Lockhart image that Pat sent this month for our Monthly Image Challenge. You can see the gallery of what the other girls did here. We have some AMAZING artists in our group!

Scenic images like this are soooo far outside my box that it was hard to come up with an idea. Since the image itself was so large, the layout had to be very simple. I used fall tones and doodled a bit to jazz it up.

Stamps: Image: Lockhart, Phrase: Memory Box
Accessories: ribbon, copics, ribbon, Nestibilities: tags, brads

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Happy Birthday Deb

(sigh) Yes, I know ... another belated birthday card to show. This one I'm blaming on a lack of Mojo. I started making this card Friday afternoon, when it WOULD have been on-time. I began coloring a cute Penny Black cow image and started working with my lay-out but the image was too big. Hated it! Went away, grumpy.

Saturday morning, I set out again. I scrapped the cows and started looking for a cool retro sewing stamp set that I own. That set would have been PERFECT for Deb. But I couldn't find the stamp set. Went away, grumpy.

Sunday afternoon (on her actual birthday) I forced myself to find another stamp set (it's not like I don't own a billion other perfectly good stamps). Initially I had wanted to make a card in Deb's style: retro, grunge, and CAS but in the end I just settled for finished!

Stamps: Stampabilities
Accessories: Bo Bunny paper, ribbon, brads, sewing machine, lacy circle nesties, flowers

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Yep, another birthday

Happy, happy day Carol!

Another card from my September birthdays. Technically, this should probably be a belated card since I only mailed it yesterday BUT I'm going to count it as on-time since I mailed it prior to her actual day. I suppose I'm being cheesy, like the airlines when they count a plane that arrives in the destination city's airspace on-time but then circles for 20 minutes before landing, but I can't have any more belated cards go out this month. My husband ALREADY says "all" my cards are late.

Stamps: SU
Accessories: Lacy squares, nestibilities; copics; blue bayou ribbon and paper; embroidery floss

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Oh Nuts

September is such a busy month.

Aside from the start of school and the craziness of that schedule change, I am lucky enough to know 9 people with birthdays this month. I feel like I walk around this month with a perpetual "Oh nuts" expression on my face because of all the birthdays I seem to miss. Thank heavens for the little reminders from facebook "You have 4 friends with birthdays this week" that come to my e-mail or I'd be sending out MORE belated cards than actual happy birthday cards this month! Confession time, I've already sent out THREE belated cards!

Hope it was happy Jackie.

Stamps: Inky Antics
Accessories: Lables 11, nestibilities; copics; ribbon; MS punch