Saturday, September 20, 2014

Doodle Bug Papers

The long awaited fall paper from Doodle Bug is in and makn' me really happy!  So bright and cheerful and so easy to use.  The stickers finish off the cards perfectly.  Inside the leaf card I wrote "I be-leaf in you with a Fudi pen.  Used the same pen on the owl card.  Now I think I'll go find some google eyes to finish off the owl card.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Halloween Paper

Two more cards using the Echo Park paper.  It's so nice to have some quick and easy cards.  Will be showing some more new paper by a different company tomorrow.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Echo Park Halloween

Lots of new seasonal paper arrived in the store while I was away.  Got to have some fun putting together some cards with this paper by Echo Park.  The edges of the paper were sponged a bit and a few black gems finished off the card.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Impression Obsession Watercolor Card

Here is the promised card from a watercolor class I took last week.  The instructor likes to work on a wet on wet surface.   She showed us how to fade out the color.  Worked pretty well for me.  Oh the joys of taking classes! 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Watercolor Class

Took a class last week on watercolors.  Peerless watercolors to be specific.  I'm never more appreciative of a class than when I am taking a watercolor class.  Watercoloring in high school nearly drove me out of art completely.  It is a very challenging medium and I have a great appreciation for those who master it.  Happily, when watercolor made it's way into stamping, I took a breath, and timidly started trying it again.  Much better results this time.  But, I am always happy to learn from those who do it well.  Wanted to show this pretty card that we did in class.  One of the things I learned this time was the joys of "tapping".  Tapping color on leaves specific spots of color.  Will show another card from class tomorrow.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Dot's Birthday Card

Here is the reason for no posts over the weekend.  I was down helping celebrate this precious lady's 87th birthday!  She is holding up the card I made for her.  We had a blast and you can see from her happy face that the celebration was a hit.  She also showed me one of the pirate cards I had sent that she loves.  How much fun is that?  No one enjoys cards more than an elderly friend.  I encourage you today to think of an older person who is just sitting waiting to have some company.  Make and send a card!  It may be the highlight of their day.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Impression Obsession Die

This die set has a several different glasses, moustaches, hats, and ties.  When I saw the set, my first thought went to decorating a pumpkin face.  The pumpkin is actually a die by Accu-cut.  The bat is one of the extra moutaches.  Words are from an IO clear set.  Liked the orange circle behind the pumpkin.  Makes me think of a harvest moon.  You can see these and more samples at the store tomorrow during our IO celebration.