Monday, April 13, 2009

Shout Out to SheetLoad!

The April edition of Sheetload of Cards is out!! (APRIL) I really like this resource, especially when I need a lot of the same card. I have used it for several of my Christmas cards as well as thank you's.

Here are the latest I made using the April sketch. The paper is SU and the stamps are as well. I love these punny images! The embellishments are things I had laying around my work area. I am doing my best to use up what I have before buying anything else 'cause each dollar really has to stretch far these days. I colored the images using my Copics and added a bit of fluff to the ewes. I don't love the ribbon on the one card with the little balls dangling. I was a little too aggressive with the adhesive or I probably would have used a different embellishment there. Oh well....

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Spring Cards

Spring has sprung with this batch of cards. After a great vacation with my husband and son it was nice to be home and to have a little stamp time. I keep meaning to do a little cleaning in my craft room but the rubber is hard to resist. Here are three I made yesterday and one I forgot to post.....

This card is for my friend Marge's birthday. It was made using a couple of stamps from Denami Designs that I bought last year at a stamping show in Allentown, PA. I cut a strip off of the card front to expose the white interior and stamped the line of chicks. It was colored with Copics.

The bunny is a mess but I had to post him. I like the parts of this card but will rework them to make it flow a bit better. The bunny is from Stamps Happen, Inc. and the carrots in the background are from Denami Designs. I used my Copics again and included an air brushed background. I have a carrot punch that I used in the four corners then decided I didn't like the look at all and glued them back in least the ones I could find. The other two where covered up with flowers.

I really like how this card turned out. It is so quick and easy to put together. I used my Copics to air brush the back ground then used Versa Magic (Purple) to stamp the flowers. The stamps are from SU's Glorious Gift.

This card I made some time ago but forgot to post. I used an image I recieved in a swap and bits and pieces I had around. I was quite pleased with how it turned out.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Picture of Couple at Dark Hollow Falls

We met this couple at the Dark Hollow Falls in Shenandoah National Park. They were nice enough to take a family picture in front of the falls of us so we did the same for them using our camera with the understanding I'd post the picture for them to find as they didn't have an active e-mail account (or a camera). It was a chilly day but so worth the hike down to the falls.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Spring Break

Greetings from Virginia! When life gives you lemons it is always good to make lemonade. In that effort when the trip to California to see my mom, sister, and brother fell apart due to a screwy pace maker, a gall bladder that needs to come out and knee surgery we decided that it wasn't meant to be. My mom's pace maker was fixed with a minimally invasive procedure, my sister has an appointment with the a surgeon for the gall bladder and my brother had knee surgery a week ago tomorrow and is recovering as well as he can at my sister's house. After everything with my father-in-law we decided to head out on the road and unwind a bit so we are on our way to Natural Bridge, Virginia then to the Luray Caverns and finally to Gettysburg, PA before heading home on Wednesday.

So...from Rt. 66 heading south, hope everyone has a great week!

PS...looked on the map to see where Woolvine was located. Was sad to see it wasn't near any of our destinations.