Friday, April 27, 2007

For You

Sorry, I didn't post any new artwork last weekend as I promised. Friday night, I did get to stamp but I didn't make anything new. I have decided that when I make a card, I am going to make a few more of the same to have on hand. So Friday night I made three more of the car card. I actually did make another card that night but just wasn't happy with it when I looked at it later so I decided not to post that one.

I didn't get to do anymore stamping last weekend because I was so tired from the events of the week (my uncle is still in the hospital). Yesterday I was finally able to get to my sister's house to stamp while my youngest dd was in preschool. Unfortunately, in the 1 1/2 hours I had to stamp, I only got one card done!

I did get to try out my new ATG gun that I got this week. It is going to take a little getting used to but I think I am going to like it and it is going to end up saving so much on the cost of adhesive. If you don't have one, I suggest getting one.

OK, now for the card that I made yesterday. This card is inspired by a card I saw on Splitcoaststampers by its_kristy ( The striped paper is CTMH's Rough 'n Tumble, the other paper is CTMH's outdoor denim, Indian corn blue and white daisy. The ribbon is CTMH's outdoor denim grosgrain. The flower stamp set is CTMH's A Friend Is... and the sentiment is from CTMH's April SOTM For Every Occasion. I used my blending pen(which is almost dry) and Indian corn blue, outdoor denim, clover meadow, sunny yellow and cranberry ink. To make the scallops, I used my slit punch that I got from SU! This is actually the first time I have used the slit punch for scallops and I think I am going to need a little practice to get it right. I then used a 1/8" punch to punch the holes in the scallops. I am definitely going to need to be somewhere with a lot of light so I can see to center those holes better.

This was a fun card to make. I will definitely make a couple more of this same card and then play around with different colors and different flower stamps.

I hope you enjoy the card!

Friday, April 20, 2007

Sorry I haven't posted any more artwork!

This has not been a good week for stamping. Tuesday evening my sister and I had to take our uncle to the emergency room (he fell at the assisted living place where he lives and had a bloody nose and lip--he doesn't know if he passed out or not). We got him there at 7:30 p.m. It took until almost 1:00 a.m. to get him admitted to the hospital.

Wednesday, I was too exhausted to do any stamping and then yesterday I had to get my uncle from the hospital.

Well, my uncle is now back at the hospital because he has pneumonia. My sister is at the ER with him now and he will definitely be admitted again.

I WILL be stamping tonight (unless there are some unforeseen circumstances) so check back this weekend for more artwork.

Monday, April 16, 2007

My first artwork post

This is the first "real" boy card I have made. The paper is CTMH Rough 'n Tumble and the stamp set is Flyin' High.

I used the coluzzle to make the circles and a Cuttlebug to emboss the swirls on the yellow circle. For some reason when I scanned the card, the scanner reversed the embossing detail. I actually flipped the circle over so that the thicker swirls were embossed.

How did I do with my first boy card?

I can't believe I have created a blog!

I never thought I would be one to create a blog, but here I am! I am sure I will be a delinquent blogger and not post much but you never know, I may prove myself wrong.

I am hoping that having a blog will give me the boost I need to get creating. Speaking of which is very hard for me. I keep all my stamping supplies at my sister's house. It seems that whenever I go over there, the stamping bug leaves me.

Hope you enjoy my blog. I just ask that you leave me feedback on my artwork. Also please do not copy my artwork to submit for publication, contests, etc.