May 28, 2007
May 25, 2007
While I am gone there will be a guest blogger here! Her name is Bobbie, and although she has a blog of her own, she has graciously offered to post some of her creations here periodically. She is quite talented, and will most likely offer a different perspective than I normally do. This is a tall order, because I consider my work to be pretty eclectic!
Everyone, please welcome your guest blogger, Bobbie, of Inspired by Ink.
*big round of applause for Bobbie*
May 21, 2007
1. I wanted to be an actress as a teenager (theatre, NOT film) and I sat next to and conversed with Meryl Streep during my nephew's entire soccer game in NJ when I was 15, WITHOUT even knowing it was her! *slapping self on forehead* (Her brother Dana was the coach)
2. I had a "thing" for years and years where I just could NOT bring myself to use a blue pen. I got freaked out and thought it had negative powers or something. *shrugs*
3. I like looking at people's feet. I find them interesting, and I think I can tell a lot about someone if they go barefoot/wear sandals. Those folks who refuse to show their feet in public kinda freak me out. What are they hiding?
4. I am the youngest of 9, but still an only child. My Dad had 6 kids with his first wife, my Mom had 2 with her first husband. They got married and had me. My oldest sibling was born in 1947, I was born in 1977. 30 years is a big gap. Needless to say, I didn't share clothes, secrets, nor toys with any of my siblings. *pout*
5. Dale Earnhardt gave me a $100 tip once when I was 17 and worked at Pizza Hut. He signed it too, but I had no idea who he was and I went and spent it right away, even after my manager explained who he was to me. (can you tell I'm not into race cars?)
6. I became a GREAT Aunt for the first time when I was 18. I currently have 4 great-nephews and 4 great-nieces, but I am only 30!
7. I want to be a raw food-ist. That's actually a major life goal for me. I'm slowly transitioning.
I'm tagging Jenny, Heidi, and Bobbie. Feel free to play along, or ignore my tag. I promise not to take offence.
I liked how the alternate backgrounds affected this card! SUPPLIES: Basic Grey PP, DCWV cardstock, SU cardstock, Hero Arts ink, black ranger ink, brown ZIG marker, apple brads unknown, apple and sentiment stamps by ScrapGoods, Pop dots.
Here's my second entry:
SUPPLIES: SU cardstock, Bazzill CS, DCWV PP, MM brads, Leaf stamps by SU, sentiment by Hero Arts, ribbon is unknown, inks are Kaleidacolor spectrum, StazOn, and Impress, ZIG markers, corner punch, pop dots.
May 20, 2007
This card is for you girlfriend! I hope you have the most wonderful day today, you surely deserve it!
Notice how my 3D butterflies don't match up? That's because I'm a dork, and when planning her card I forgot to use the symmetrical winged butterfly! *rolling eyes* So needless to say I hope she won't mind. Knowing her, she'll just (hopefully) ignore the mistakes and focus on the positive(i.e. the incredible shimmer of the butterfly wings that I painted with pearl-ex)!
SUPPLIES: PP by Basic Grey, CS by SU!, image stamp by Rhonna Farr, sentiment by Papertrey Ink, background wheel stamp by SU!, Ranger Archival ink, Versamark pen, Pearl-ex (flamingo pink), blue Zig marker, Signo white gel pen, MM metal frame, Offray ribbon, stickles, and my trusty black Zig marker for doodling some faux stitching.
May 18, 2007
This is the card I did first, months ago, but it was harder than it looks and not all of them turned out perfect, so adding another card in there is my way of apologizing! Reverse masking is a great technique, it's just not something I'm very good at yet. The removable adhesive stuck to the card, or ripped off a layer when I tried to remove it, and the EP kept getting caught on the adhesive, and the ink kept smearing when I tried to wipe it off the embossed portions! ARGGH.
May 17, 2007
I don't have that nifty SU spiral punch, so I used a ribbon lacing punch and then cut slits to make it look like it was ripped out of a notebook. I embossed the congrats on it twice, added some rub-on letters for his name, then matted it with grey and red. I love Bazzill CS because of the yummy textures and this grey CS is one of my favorites. It looks like I used the aida cloth stamp that SU sells, doesn't it?
May 16, 2007
SUPPLIES: Bird and flower stamps by Rhonna Farr, sentiment stamps by Papertrey Ink, PP is Basic Grey, CS is SU, ink is Ranger archival, and Versamagic chalk ink, stickles were used on the bird but aren't visible in the photos, brads are Joanns, white gel pen is Sakura for faux stitching.
May 15, 2007
Today is my SIL's birthday. She is an incredible mom of 4 boys, and makes the most beautiful jewelry. She also has a blog, go check it out HERE. It's called Dreams, Gems, and Family.
Not the best photos, I know, but taken right before we needed to rush out the door at 7 AM this morning, I guess they'll do!
Hope your day is filled with love, laughter, friends, and family Jen. We love you!
May 07, 2007
May 03, 2007
May 01, 2007
SUPPLIES: PP by Basic Grey, flower stamps by Hero Arts, sentiment from SU, CS from DCWV and SU, Ink is Colorbox fluid chalk ink, and ranger archival, ribbon from my stash, and brown ZIG marker for the faux sewing.