Sunday, August 31, 2014

Another Peace Within Card

A girl who works with my DD lost her beloved cat. So I was tasked to make another sympathy card and DD liked the image on the other one and asked for a grey tabby.

I just love this image, the kitty is so peaceful. And it is so quick to color, I used water color pencils and a blender pen to get the shaded look.

The sentiment is from another retired set. I hope you don't mind when I show you retired items. I figure if I like to keep sets to continue using them because I really like them and they are so versatile, that the rest of you do as well and might want to see some new ideas with them. The image on this card and the other one I did is stamped on a 3.25 x 3.5" piece of water color paper. Because it is a larger image and I wanted to add the banners and sentiments I used a larger size card. The card base measures 5 x 6.5"

Thanks for stopping by,


Sunday, August 24, 2014

Peace Within Sympathy

Stamping a Sympathy card, in my opinion, is one of the most difficult to do. 

Most other cards are for happy occasions: birthdays, weddings, babies, even get well cards have that optimism of hope for a better day tomorrow.  But with a sympathy card you are trying to comfort the person who receives it for the most difficult loss.

I had the sad job of creating a sympathy card for a friend who passed away at the young age of 55.

I chose the retired set Peace Within because Celia loved all animals and especially had a soft spot for cats. She took in a couple of strays she found wandering the streets, Shady and Jezzy were each in turn her closest companions.  

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Happy Birthday! ~ Make a Wish

Happy Birthday Dear Daughter. 

This is the card and gift tag I decorated for my daughters birthday.  
I used the July Paper Pumpkin Kit as the beginning for my card and I added a bit of retired designer paper and a banner created with the make a wish stamp from the Perfect Pennants Set. 
On the tag I used the same DSP and a sentiment from the retired stamp set Make a Wish.

     Perfect Pennants wood mount (133277) clear (133230)
     Make a Wish (retired)

      Soft Sky
      Blackberry Bliss

    Whisper White
    Designer paper (retired)

     Big Shot
     Banners Framlits

Adorable Details:
     White Satin Ribbon
     Silver satin Ribbon
     July Paper Pumpkin

Thanks for Stopping By
See You Soon


Sunday, August 10, 2014

Tangelo Pansies

Stamps: Flower Shop Wood Mount (130939) Clear Mount (130942)
Ink: Tangelo Twist (133646)

Paper: Green (something I had purchased years ago, using up old product for craft fairs) 
                Whisper White (100730) 
Tools: Pansy Punch (130698) 

Embellishments:  Brights candy dots (130931)
                                        Yellow ribbon (retired)

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Stampin' Up! ~ Coffee and Friends

So I was looking for new items to make for the craft fair I mentioned earlier and I came across this post 

On Mayra Mireles- Tijero's blog, she had decorated the boxes for Christmas and filled them with coffee, cookies and chocolates. I thought it was a great idea and that the Perfect Blend stamp set would be prefect for this project. 

Stamps: Perfect Blend Wood Stamp Set (130745) Clear (131392)  
              Gorgeous Grunge Wood Stamp Set (130514) Clear (130517)

Paper:  Melon Mambo (115320)
            Whisper White (100730)
            Summer Smooches DSP (retired)
            Sunshine and Sprinkles DSP (retired)

Ink:  Early Espresso (126974) 
        Memento Tuxedo Black (132708)

Tools:  Artisan Label Punch (130920)
            Tag Topper Scalloped Punch (133324)

Adorable Details:  Linen Thread (104199)
                            Tag a Bag Gift Boxes (130927)
                             Ribbon (retired)