My Stamping Corner

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Anniversary Wishes....

As you can probably tell if you've visited me before, my blog is not in its usual state! Somehow the list of all my favorite blogs has disappeared too. I've been trying to find time to re-do it, but for now, this will have to do....I expect to get it back to some semblance of 'normal' or at least something better soon!

This past week, my DH and I celebrated our 44th wedding anniversary - quite an accomplishment in this day and age.  I always have a hard time coming up with a card for him because I can't think of anything as good as what the Hallmark cards have to say. But I wanted to make him a card, so I did my best at expressing myself inside. It wasn't as poetic as a store-bought card, but hopefully he got it....and appreciated it even more because I made it for him! :)

I stamped "Kiss me you fool" on Bella's Bestest paper with Memento Black ink then colored with a combination of Copics and Prismacolor pencils. All the shading is done with pencils/gamsol.  The cardstock is SU!'s Ruby Red and Sage Shadow, the patterned paper is My Mind's Eye.  I used my Circles and Big Scalloped Circle Nestability to matt the image then raised on dimensionals, hand-lettered and cut the sentiment, placing under the raised image. As always, I had to add a little Star Dust Stickles to give it a little bling!

Oh darn... I just remembered that I had intended to somehow attach a little "love" charm and a "key" to my heart, but in the rush to get this done, I completely forgot.  Oh well....he already has the key to my heart anyway.  (blush!)


Saturday, September 4, 2010

Birthday Kitty.....

These days, I only seem to make a card when I need one - LOL!!  That may change now though since summer is just about over and my days will be my own again.

I needed a birthday card for a neighbor, so I dredged up this Penny Black set buried in with my clear stamps. This little kitty has never been inked up and he looked kinda cute so thought he might give my neighbor a smile!  :o)

As usual, I can't remember which Basic Grey collection this is from!  (Ha!) Hmmm....either I'm having memory issues or just have too much Basic Grey!!  (I think it's a combination of both!)  I used my big scalloped circle nestabilities and intended to layer my image on that. When I tried it, it just didn't give it the 'pop' that I wanted.....when I looked at the remnant of my die cutting, I decided to give that a try....and I liked it!  Looking at the finished product, I wish I'd done a little more stitching, but I'm pretty happy with it. :)

I colored this smiling little kitty with my prismacolor pencils & blended with gamsol. The balloons are covered with Diamond Glaze and I just had to use some glitter (on the gift, his hat & around him)!  Can't seem to do many cards without some glitter or bling!  Some ribbon remnants and a loop and this card is ready to rock & roll! 

I used the big scalloped piece (originally cut out to go behind the image) on the inside of the card as the background for the "Happy Birthday" sentiment. 

The grandkids will be back to school this week so no more coming over to Grandma's house during the day.  I'm really going to miss them!!  They have made this summer so wonderful for both my DH and I.  It's been busy...and we've been totally exhausted at times...but we have so enjoyed the time we've spent with them.  Luckily, they live close to us, so we'll still see a lot of them!   (aren't they cute?!!)

Hope you have a wonderful Labor Day weekend!!