Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Is it Fall or Summer???

I can't decide if it is Summer or if it is Fall. The end of August, first part of September, it was very much like Fall. Several days back, it began to get hot -- high 70's to mid-80's and very humid. The humidity was so high 99%, I couldn't take it anymore, so the air conditioner went on.

I haven't done a lot of stamping, but I have gotten a couple of cards made and thought I would let you see. This first one is a Shy Bear, which I am crazy about! I'm sorry the scan doesn't show the clouds very well. The layout idea, for this card came from a couple of challenges I came across while surfing. On this card, I used glitter (pen), flowers/leaves, and Cuttlebug embossing folder.

This card is done with a stamp-n-stencil set, that can be found here. http://www.wood-n-paper-ink.com/m_29.asp?pa=m_29 Just click on the stamp-n-stencil set on the left hand side. There are many designs to pick from. This was my first attempt, first card, using a stamp-n-stencil set. This one is called Giraffe - P288. If you do order any, please let AJ, know that Inkyhive sent you. . .That way she will know stampers are seeing her product.
I stamped the image with black Stazon and then I colored the image using the stencil parts. The coloring is done with a stipple brush. I then cut it out with my oval scalloped nestabilitie and before removing the die, I stippled some green around the inside of the die, leaving the white ring scalloped edge. I layered that on a piece of paper from the pack of Harvest & Holiday. It is by Debbie Mumm for Jo-Ann fabrics and crafts. The card is brown cardstock.If you don't have one of these sets, you might want to take a look and order one or two or three. It is a lot of fun and very easy.
Hope this inspires you to make a card or two.

God's Word is my road map. . .

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Fishing. . .

I hope you had a very nice Labor Day week-end. Mr. Inky and I did. On Friday afternoon, we helped a lady from our church move. She will be missed, but she needed to moved closer to her daughter. We stayed around the house. . .enjoyed the yard and fresh air. We played croquet, picked a few vegetables, enjoyed a fired, and did some things in the house.

Here is one card, I made, that I wanted to share. The stamp image is from AJ's Country Stampin' and is called "Gone Fishing" After coloring it, I framed it with a nestabilities cutout so it looks like a picture. I used a strip of glittery paper that I punched one side with a scalloped punch and then layered it on some water looking paper, layered on black and then applied to the card.

I hope you like it and maybe it will give you an idea of a card to make for someone. I am hoping to stamp a card or two that is Fall in nature, but the past few days have been back to summer weather! Hot and humid. . . The leaves are beginning to change and a few have dropped, so maybe I will get in the mood, for I really enjoy making fall cards. Fall is my favorite season!

Hugs and Prayers,

Thursday, September 3, 2009

do you have a horse?

Do you have a horse? Do you go horse riding? I don't do either, but I like horses. Do you have any horse stamps? That, I do have so I thought I would make a card with one of the horse stamps I do have. On this card, both images are available from http://www.wood-n-paper-ink.com/ I uploaded this card on Amy's Blog, but thought I would also put it here, since it is my card.

Here is how I did it: I stamped the horse head on white cardstock and then I colored it in with a few copic markers. The colors I used were E02, E33, E35, R02, YR00, and 0 the colorless blender. I am new using these markers and the more I use them, the more I am liking them, though I don't have many. After getting the horse colored the way I wanted it, I used a circle scalloped nestabilites die and cut out the image and while the paper was still in the die, I used a duster with some blue ink and went around the image, thus leaving the edge white. I then used a circle nestabilities die and cut the black layer out. I stamped the horseshoe image out twice and cut them out. I colored them in with a silver glitter pen (though you can't see that very well in the scan). I layered the images on a light brown layer, which is 3 3/4 by 5 which I used the Swiss Dots cuttlebug embossing folder on. I really like how the card turned out and I hope you do to. I can think of many people who would enjoy getting a card like this? Can you?

I hope you and your family have a fun and safe Labor Day week-end and I also hope you take some time to do a little creating.

hugs and Prayers,