Monday, April 30, 2012

Happy Anniversary

Daughter Leah and her husband Scott are celebrating their first anniversary!  So, I needed a card (of course!)  Digging through the stash, I couldn't help but notice how well an older paper pack (Bliss) coordinates with Florentine...the chocolate, twilight, and colonial white combo is so lovely.  I paired it with the Bliss stamp set (now retired) and 4 my Friend Stamp Set, along with some rick rack from the colonial white collection of ribbon.  Add an Antiqued Copper Designer Brad, and do some layering on an easel card and pretty pretty!  The cutouts and lacy bits are from the Art Philosophy cartridge, of course.

Happy Anniversary, Leah and Scott.  Many, many happy years ahead of you!
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Saturday, April 28, 2012

Mum's Day Card

My Mom is NOT the sentimental type.  She likes humor and fun and a little bit of goofiness.  She is also the dog-mum to an adorable Westie.  So, when I saw the A BowWow stamp set, I knew I had to have it!  Perfect for my mum for Mom's Day.  I teamed it up with some Copics (colors: BG 72 and 75, Y 23 and 26, CG 00 and 01) and the Florentine Paper packet.  First, I used the Twilight card stock to create a 4.25 x 5.5" card.  On a piece of the twilight patterned paper, I randomly stamped words such as "mother", "elegant", "goofy", "xceptional" etc on it using the Keepsake Alphabet stamp set and Twilight Ink.

On top of this, I layered my image, stamped in Black Memento Ink on Neenah Classic Crest paper, on one of the Goldrush patterned papers from the Florentine pack, and rounded two of the corners. (approx cut--3.5" x 3.75"  For the inside of my card, I cut a tag using the Art Philosophy cartridge, and stamped the bone on the corners in Goldrush Ink, stamped the dog image again, and then wonkily covered up everything but his head w/ the tag.  In the center, I stamped the sentiment in Twilight Ink.

Outside are buttons tied up w/ Waxy Flax to complete the look.  It is a perfect match for my mom's personality!  Love this card and the A BowWow stamp set....useful for so many different occasions!

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

What I've Been Up To...

I didn't stop creating the last few months!  Lots of mixed media journaling, cardmaking, copic-coloring, and knitting have been continuing apace.  I finished a beautiful aran sweater and some socks for Mister, and made an adorable baby sweater for the sweet Taylor Swift-lookalike who cuts my hair:

Also made a card for my GF "T", who turned 50 on the Ides of March (my turn is coming up this summer)

The stamp on the front was from the CTMH Rock the Block campaign, while the "50" was cut from the CTMH Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge and then layered.   

I also took some time to become Copic Certified, learned how to make my own greek yogurt, and signed up for a cheese-making class coming up in May. 

Lots of fun going on in the Winter household this year!