Two More Cards!

8/21/2011 08:05:00 PM Edit This 3 Comments »

Hello, my friends. It was a bittersweet weekend! I took advantage of my time to craft a bit and spend time with family and friends. Saturday night we got together with a group from church and had so many laughs - pretty much what happens whenever we get together. But this is the end of my summer break. I will still make time to craft, but I will miss sleeping late and taking naps!
Today I have two cards for you. The little umbrella girl is colored with Copics, and I used the colors blue and orange for the iCopic challenge #43. (Edited to say that I thought they were due Monday, not Sunday; so I missed the deadline - OOPS! Check them out anyway, because there are such cute entries). Check out their blog and the other wonderful entries here. The other card is my little flower girl. I made her for iCopic's "All About Kids" blog hop challenge. Blog hops are such fun - great ideas and prizes! Check them out here.
That's it for now. Thank you for stopping by. Hugs to all of you, and double hugs for anyone in need of them!

The End of My Summer

8/19/2011 10:51:00 AM Edit This 5 Comments »

Hello there, my dear friends. Thank you for stopping by today. I have a sweet little friendship card for a very special friend (I hope that you are lucky enough to have several of these special friends). For this card, I stamped the image in Memento black and colored with Copics. I used the color combo from Samantha's SPCC #113. Check it out here. The image is fron TAC's "Oh, No, She Didn't". I love the attitude in that set!
When you flip the image to the right, on the left there is a wonderful sentiment stamped (found on e-bay). I love, love, love the sentiment! On the right is a sentiment from TAC. Then, open the flap on the left to finally get inside the card. I found this "double card" idea on another blog, but I'll be darned if I can find that blog now.
At any rate, I can't wait to send this card to a dear friend who has been by my side through good and bad. I've had a lot of both this summer. I sure do hate to see this summer end. Monday I go back to my "other life" as a college engineering instructor. I love what I do, but I sure do enjoy my free time!
Until next time (whenever that may be), I wish you love and the best that life has to offer.

Butterfly Swirls

8/07/2011 06:25:00 PM Edit This 7 Comments »
Life is back to some semblance of normal and is chugging along. We got our youngest daughter moved into a new apartment in another town. She has a 7-month internship in Landscape Architecture. After she finishes that, she will have completed her MLA degree. She will continue looking for a "permanent" job. Such exciting times for her (and so nice fr us to have all 4 of our kids finished with college).
This little card is one that I am doing for a swap. I don't think that you can see it, but the butterfly image is sprayed with Tsukineko sparkle stuff. I stamped the background swirls with Memento London Fog, over a mask on the butterfly (stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black). I colored the image with Copics. The frame is Bazzill CS cut with a Nestie, with faux stitches inked around the edge. I actually made these in about 6 different colors. I will try to add a pic of those later. This pic was taken with my phone, and isn't great.
Well, my friends, wherever you are on life's journey, I hope that you are doing well. Take some time for yourself, and then take some time to give a hug (you will find that is for yourself, too, in the end).