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Saturday, February 18, 2012

Valentine Cards

Here is the card I made my husband for Valentines day:

and here are some close ups as well:
I used Tattered Rose and Old Paper Distress inks on this card and the rosette which I made with the Eyelet Pendant dies from Spellbinder.  I also used the Labels 8 set to create the sentiment plaque up top.  The heart I created by die cutting 5 hearts from a Sizzix set, 3 using the same colors as the rest of the card and 2 a matching peachy pink  pearlescent cardstock.   Some bits or ribbon and a button and done.

I made my son a tag instead of a card, he's a teen and the way to his heart is .... well FOOD!  The ribbon down the middle is a sticker - looks real ribbon doesn't it.  The heart tag and name plaque are Sizzix dies.  I stamped several different "sayings" on the heart from a set that is no longer available.  The embossed heart cardstock is more of the pearlescent cs in another color that I ran thru a heart embossing crimper and then cut into strips.  The cherub is from a package of dies I got on clearance forever ago.  Found out why the stuff was super cheap when I got home.  Weird colors!!   This cherub was originally green, ummm ick but a little acrylic paint and now I had a very shiny and beautiful cherub to use on my card.

Have a great weekend.  I hope to have my Mardi Gras doll done and mailed out soon.  Once the recipent has received it I can share some pics of her.    I have received my MG doll and all I can say is WOW!!  I was blown away when I opened her up and more than a little intimidated to create something even close to that level of "majesty" with my doll.  Thank You. Thank You. Thank You. Pat aka CritterPortraits, what a true treasure she is!!

I will try to get some pics to show you of her as well but it is going to be dark, dreary & rainy all day today. 

At least Texas is getting rain, we still need lots to refill the lakes around here. 

Saturday, February 4, 2012

nothing new to show

Sorry but I haven't gotten to do much in the way of stamping this week, so I don't have anything new to show off.  Only stamping related work has been in the way of gathering supplied for the Mardi Gras doll I'm making and I can't show that off yet.  I wouldn't want to ruin the surprise for the recipent.

There has been lots of family stuff going on, including ordering my son's cap, gown and graduation annoucements, sigh.  That all by itself can go a long way towards squashing the need to be creative.  On a happier note, the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo is in town.  I thought since I don't have any new cards to show you I could post a couple of pictures for inspiration instead, be it the colors or the western/cowboy theme.

I'll be finishing up DH's valentine card and starting one for my son this weekend so hopefully I'll have something to show you in the next couple of days.  I also received my Mardi Gras doll in the mail!!  All I can say is WOW!!!  I will post a few pics of her for you also, just as soon as I can get a few taken and uploaded.  In the mean time here are the pics from the rodeo.   Just click on them to make them bigger.

Have a great weekend y'all.