Friday, August 15, 2014

Back to school

Happy Friday!
My kids are gearing up for going back to school.  

One starts on Monday, the other two start on the day after Labor Day.  I always have mixed emotions about returning to school.  Part of me looks forward to a more disciplined routine but a bigger part is going to miss having them around.  (Though the teenagers were not around that much this summer.)

Today I have a back to school themed card, using "Teacher's Pet" from A Day for Daisies:
(Note: I think this image is on sale this week ;) )

I also used a sketch from Deconstructed Sketches (#164):


There is more back-to-school fun on my teammates' blogs:

Arielle
Broni
Danielle
Juliana
Mila
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This is also the second week for the challenge "#102 Get Glossy" on the A Day for Daisies Blog!  Have you made a card yet??  I hope you can join us!

Have you checked out the Wholesale Club?  It is perfect for anyone who loves A Day for Daisies images and saving money!

Thank you for stopping by my blog today!!


Supplies:
Image:"Teacher's Pet" from A Day for Daisies;
Coloring Medium: Copic Markers;
Papers: Blackboard and notebook papers are digital papers; others: Pebbles Inc. and Bo Bunny;
Accessories: staples; buttons; foam tape; Spellbinders die; tab punch; Alphabet stamps (Hero Arts);

Friday, August 08, 2014

Hope is the thing

Happy Friday!
For today's card I have used the first stanza of an Emily Dickinson poem.  The poem in its entirety is at the end of this blog post.

The image is "Curvy Birds" a digi from A Day For Daisies:
She is colored with Copic markers and the birds are accents with gloss medium from Liquitex.  (the challenge for this week is to use Glossy Accents)

My super talented design team members have cards to show you, too:

Arielle
Broni
Danielle
Juliana
Mila
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The Curvy Birds image is a part of the August release for the Club Kit!! (if you aren't familiar with the club kit -- check it out, I bet there is an option that is perfect for you!)

Card Details:
Image: "Curvy Birds"  from A Day For Daisies;
Coloring Medium: Copic markers;
Paper: White cardstock and scraps of designer paper;
Accessories: gloss medium, foam tape;

I hope you can join us for the A Day for Daisies Blog Challenge #102 Get Glossy!

Thanks for stopping by, today!
Enjoy your weekend!!!!!



Hope is the thing with feathers 

BY EMILY DICKINSON
   Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune without the words,
And never stops at all,

And sweetest in the gale is heard;
And sore must be the storm
That could abash the little bird
That kept so many warm.

I've heard it in the chillest land
And on the strangest sea;
Yet, never, in extremity,
It asked a crumb of me.

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Watercolor and DTGD

At SplitcoastStampers this week, there is the "Dare to Get Dirty" Challenges.  The SplitcoastStampers design team (Dirty Dozen) hosts a series of challenges for fan club members.

Both of my cards use the Rubbernececker Stamps: Floral Watercolors stamps.

My first card is for CassieT's challenge:

Card Details:

  • Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps: No mind has imagined and Blossom;
  • Papers:white and Bazzill cardstock in light pink and green;
  • Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Inks;
  • Accessories: Spellbinders die, foam tape Stickles;



This second card is for "HousesBuiltofCards"'s challenge:
Card Details:

  • Stamps: Rubbenecker Stamps: "Faith" and "Flowers in the Breeze";
  • Paper: White, and blues from Bazzill;
  • Ink: VersaMark and Tim Holtz Distress Ink;
  • Accessories: gold embossing powder, Spellbinders die, foam tape;


I hope to play more, but other parts of my life is getting in the way.

Thanks for stopping by my blog, today

Friday, August 01, 2014

Finally, brethren...

Yes!  Another Rubbernecker card as I am getting excited for the stamp show in Novi.

This verse has been a theme verse for me:

Stamps:


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

You will go out with joy!

I have yet another Rubbernecker Stamps card for you today:

Stamps:


I am looking forward to demonstrating this technique at the Rubbernecker booth in Novi, MI August 3rd and 4th! (Heirloom Productions)

Perhaps I will see you there!