Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Week 3 of Hero Arts Flickr Pairing

I was hoping to get some natural light to take a photo of my card, but mother nature has a different idea. Yesterday we got 11" of rain and in the next few days we are expected to get that again! We so needed rain, just not all at once! This is the last week of my pairing with Sarah M (Sarahjane4kids) from flickr. This challenge has been so much fun, I have really enjoyed it! Check out her awesome work here

I stamped the floral image with versamark then added two shades of orange distress inks and embossed the image. I used PP to frame the image in a scallop design then attached to a piece of green cardstock stamped with a butterfly image. The orange background was embossed with the scor-pal to outline the green piece. Thank you for stopping by and for any comments they are so appreciated!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Scary pumpkin

I love pumpkins, I love to color them, bake with it and decorate them around the house. It is still sooo hot here, I am ready for the days when it's cool outside and the mosquitos die off! Even though I can't enjoy any of the yummy pumpkin treats I usually make I am hoping I have some energy to make some once they baby gets here. At least I know I won't have to endure a diabetic Thanksgiving or Christmas this time! On another note, have you ever felt like things just can't go right? My DH and I are having a time with everything breaking down and not going right. I so want to get rid of this bad karma, I feel so bad all he is trying to do is work and we just can't seem to get ahead. I am hoping the change of seasons brings on some good luck for us!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Hero Arts Flickr Pairing Week 2

This is the second card for the pairing up challenge with Sarahjane4kids (Sarah M.). This week we chose the set  A kiss from the sun. I stamped the cloud background in blue and die cut it with a nesti label, then I stamped each element on a separate piece of paper. They were all colored with copics then cut out and attached to the cloud background. The Birdhouse was attached with a bit of button twine from PTI. I colored the sun again with a gold spica pen then added some diamond glaze for dimension. The sentiment is stamped on Bo-Bunny dot paper, that I seem to hoard and not use. So I have started bringing it out for my projects

My second card is also paper pieced, I used Basic Grey Wisteria for the PP. I then ran it thru with a embossed dot background to give it some texture. The sentiment is from PTI: baby button bits. Butterflies are a MS punch.

Make sure to hop onto Sarah's blog here to see her beautiful creation. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Fall pumpkin

   The Pumpkin stamp is from Artful Legacy, they use to have a store below Myrtle Beach, but that closed a few years ago. I saw the other day that they have moved more inland in SC and are opening another store. The owners are very nice, I took my copic certification class with them, I hope they do well. It is sad that all of our stores are closed around here, the closest store is Archviers in Raleigh, but it is not the same as being able to drive to town to see the new latest and greatest. Anyway, I stamped the pumpkin and colored with copics, the fall words is a background stamp from stamp zia, I chose a line of words to use and cut them out to attach to the card. Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Waiting for Fall

Well, here in Eastern NC, we have yet to get a break in weather, it is dry and HOT! In spite of this, I am starting to work on my fall cards. This is for the challenge at Hero Arts, and I love this Thanksgiving set. The Pumpkin is so cute, I also used a new background that I just love! The sentiment is an older Hero art stamp, and the pumpkins were colored with copics YR15, 17 & 18.

I spent some time today working on getting all my fall and holiday stamps in one place or at least the woodblock ones. I think I will use them more if they are in one area. One day I will have my office all organized, but right now I have bits and pieces orderly. It also doesn't help that I have two boys that love to play in there and make a pretty good mess when they are done. Today Wyatt & I got some baby shopping done, getting some girly things that I was lacking. I ordered the boys bunk bed which should be here in about a week. I also got Wyatt the cutest bedset for his new big boy bed! I always dread the transition from crib to bed, I don't like my babies growing up, but I am excited for him to see his new stuff! So things are finally starting to feel a little bit more under control. Thanks for stopping by, have a great Saturday!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Sunflowers and ladybugs

While blog hopping I found this sunflower stamp set by flourishes and had to have it. Flourishes has so many beautiful floral stamps, I love their style! I stamped the image and colored with copics, added diamond glaze to the ladybugs and stamped one of their beautiful sayings. 

I had another ultrasound today, and it seems will be doing this every week to check her stats since I am now on insulin. Today she scored 8 out of 8 so everything is great, the tech. also scanned me with the 4D, and printed a picture. It was so amazing she is so beautiful, and busy- her hand was on half of her face, but I got a pretty good picture of most of her face. So cool! Thanks for stopping by, have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Hero Arts Flickr- Pairing up week 1

Today I am pairing up with another Hero Arts Flickr member: Sarahjane4kids (Sarah M). We decided to choose a few stamp sets and for the next few weeks we will share cards made with them. Here is the link to her blog: http://sarahsjustvisiting.blogspot.com/ make sure stop by.

The first stamp set we chose was the clear set Real Flowers, I stamped the leaf from the set in Hero Arts chalk ink, and then overstamped the script in Distressed ink antique linen. They were die cut with the deckled spellbinder dies. I then attached them to a background cuttlebug design that was distressed with antique linen as well. The sentiment was stamped in the same green as the leaves, the twine and button are from PTI.

Thank you for stopping by, next week we will have another card to show! Have a great Tuesday!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Finally able to blog again!

This is my card for the PDCC # 46, I love the color splash challenges, this one was for black and white and a slash of gold, copper or pink. All stamps are hero arts except the  verse it is from Flourishes. The butterfly was colored with copic spica gold.

Sorry I have been MIA lately, I have had some health issues that have totally knocked me down! A few weeks ago I started getting dizzy, disoriented and throwing up. After many different doctors, a week later they determined I was experiencing a vestibular migraine, it was constant for almost two weeks. Thank God for some wonderful friends who drove my son home everyday from school and helped get me to the Doctor, since I was unable to drive! I have never felt more helpless and I really thought I would never get balance or order to my world! There was nothing the Dr.'s could give me since I am pregnant, so I had to just wait for it to pass. In the meantime my gestational diabetes was getting out of control, probably due to being so sick, but now I am on insulin 2x's a day. Not what I wanted to happen, but I also don't want this baby girl growing any bigger than she already is! I am finally feeling better and so happy to be able to function during the day!

Make sure to stop by tomorrow evening, I am pairing up with another flick hero arts member once a week for a few weeks. It should be lots of fun!  Thanks for stopping by!