Monday, April 26, 2010

Oh, Oh...

we had a seriously brutal computer meltdown...good thing hubby knows what he's doing when it comes to computers so he was able to fix it...we think!!

Part of the meltdown included losing a bunch of software (not to mention windows!!) so as I go along I'm supposed to make a list of all the things I find that don't work. the first thing I found was the camera software so I could put my pics on the computer...fixed...then it was the paint shop pro that I use to re-size and add my watermark to my card image...thankfully that is now fixed too..soooo yay hubby!!!

I made this card last week for one of the bdays Jessie attended...I was quite pleased with myself 'cause I also managed to use a new (well, old but never inked) stamp. I coloured in the image to match paper I just picked up at my LSS...I just couldn't resist the stripes and it was perfect for a boy. The base layer is tangerine tango which I ran through my Big shot using the new SU sizzix folder. I added some brocade blue and layered the image on old olive...since I didn't think a boy would appreciate a bunch of baubles, dots or gems, I kept it simple with a little bit of ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by to have a look!!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Yay Me!!

I made a card yesterday!! I keep meaning to sit down and start using some of the stamps that have never been inked (there are A LOT of them) but I always end up using the same ones. I've decided that my goal is to ink up at least one new (but actually old..LOL) stamp a week.

Anyway , I made this card yesterday using up some paper from crate designs and MME...I pierced around the outside of edge of paper and then coloured in the image to coordinate with the stripes in the MME paper. The ribbon is from Fancy Pants...I was thrilled when I realized it matched the present so perfectly!! I used my Sakura glaze pen on some of the dots on the present but it doesn't really stand out so I added the lime baubles across the top and bottom for some bling.

I need two bday cards for Jessie who has back to back parties on Saturday...this one doesn't really work though so I guess I'll be busy tonight.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

I'm back...I think

Soooooo it has been about a month and a half since I last a matter of fact it has been about 53 days...what can I say...sometimes life gets in the way!!

My life is always crazy (at least it seems that way to me) but ever since we went to the Dominican...see most of you didn't even know I did the beginning of March I can't seem to get back into the swing of things. As matter of fact...since we returned on the 16th (the trip was AMAZING btw) I have made a total of 3 (yes I did type 3) the good news is for the next 3 days you should see a post from me...the bad news is unless I get back on track and make some more cards..well...lets just say I can't make any promises!!

So now here is card #1...I made it for Jordan to give to a friend but now he wants to keep it...guess what HIS favourite sport is...LOL. seriously though, we are a basketball family so I decided to try and figure out a way to make a card using my Just Basketball set from SU and one of my stamps from Stamping Bella (Jackson the soccer star...who is now an ace basketball player!!) When I inked up the image I used a wipe to "de-ink" the soccer ball in the image and made it look like he was throwing a basket ball instead...Jordan gently informed me that no real basketball player would throw a ball with his hand looking like that....

Thanks for hanging around and waiting for me!!