I am really going to miss it - sniff, sniff...
Here is my first card:
I am just getting around to drawing the Blog Candy Winner.... It has been a busy Monday Morning!
I used random.org to pick the winner and the winner is #2 - Patti J!! Congratulations! Email me at (vhemingway2006 at hotmail dot com) with your address, so I can send your flowers to you!
This is my baby. Doesn't he look sweet? He is really quite mischevious! Don't let this cute pic fool you! He is sooooo excited about his party this weekend and it's all he can talk about this week!
Anyhoo, I do have more pics of new flowers! I like these much better! I used 2 different patterns.
The ones with the holes in the middle are a little easier to make. Wouldn't these look cute with some BG Sugured brads in the center?? Email me if you would like the patterns - not sure if I can post the links here or not. I want try adding glimmer mist to one of them to see how it looks. I also want to try dying them using SU re-inkers (if anyone knows if you can do this, please leave me a comment)- this is when a copic airbrush system would come in handy! LOL! The white thread I used is a smaller gauge that makes a smaller, tighter flower and if I can just dye them that would prevent me from having to buy lots of other yarn. I still need to get a smaller hook, but have not had time to get one! These little babies have really helped pass the time at lacrosse & soccer practices during the week!!
Hopefully I will have time to actually use them on a card soon!! LOL!
I am taking a Copic Class taught by Asela Hopkins tomorrow, so I am super excited!
Okay, on to the blog candy....
What's on tap for your weekend? For a chance at some crocheted flowers made by yours truly, leave me a comment by Sunday (3/22/09) at Noon and I will pull the winner on Monday morning!
Happy Stamping (and Crocheting! LOL!)
Here are the copics I used for this card:
Supplies: Stamps - Mushroom Friends - ATS; Paper - Whisper White, Pale Plum, BG Lily Kate; Ink - Memento, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, Soft Sky, Kiwi Kiss; Accessories - Labels 1 Nesties, Copics, Corner Rounder, SU Slot Punch, Ribbon
I wish I had gotten more cards made this weekend, but I came down with a nasty stomach virus on Saturday morning and never made it out of bed until Sunday night! It seems like was have had a lot of yuckies going through our house lately!! I am ready for some 'change' on that front for sure!
Thanks for stopping by!
Now, I know these are not perfect, but it has been a long time since I have crocheted anything and I was a novice back then!! LOL! I still like the way they turned out. The colors photographed a little funky, but the colors resemble: So Saffron, Groovy Guava, & Perfect Plum. I need to keep practicing and try different patterns, but I think they turned out cute!
Anyhoo, look for some of these babies on my cards in the future - I promise to hone my skills before putting them on a card.
I will be practicing while I sit at my dd's soccer practice tonight from 5-6:15 and lacrosse practice from 6:45 - 8:15 - what else am I going to do w/no internet connection and stuck in my car that long?? LOL!
A brief note about my sick kids - thanks to everyone and their well wishes for my boys. I took them both back to the dr. today and my 3 yo she now wants him to have his adnoids removed and tubes put in his ears. He has basically been WELL a whole 4 weeks since Thanksgiving. We have been to Allergy & ENT specialists and he can't catch a break and keeps having asthma attacks. I am very happy that she wants to get these done ASAP. I knew that the adnoids were inevitable, but I am glad sooner than later... My older son, just keeps catching everything his little bro suffers from. They do think he has reflux and that could be exacerbating the # of infections he catches. I am really looking forward to having kids that are well more often than they are sick!! My 12 yo dd has only had 1 ear infection in 12 yrs!! She never gets sick, thankfully!
Sorry for the long post...
I got this Riley a few weeks ago, but have been too busy to get ink on it until now!
I colored Riley with my copics and then layered him and used the slot punch to run the black ribbon through. I layered this onto this new argyle paper is from Reminisce and then layered on black CS. I used my new wavy edge punch from EK Success - love this thing and it punches like 'butta'. I typed up the sentiment and printed from my pc. I added a few green dew drops at the bottom right corner.
I went back and added some gold glitter to his shamrock, but did not like how it turned out.
Copics I used:
I used some new Pinecone Press paper along with Whisper White, Rose Red, So Saffron & Wild Wasabi. This is pretty bold for me, but I think it turned out cute! This was also my first attempt at 'blue jeans' with my copics - I think it turned out good. I cut her out and popped her up using a pop dot. I sponged the background using certainly celery, wild wasabi and bashful blue. I created the clouds by using a scallop punch as a mask. I used a white gel pen and some Wild Wasabi ribbon to add little accents. This was also my first attempt at brown hair - I think it turned out ok, but need to work on it... LOL!
Here are the copics I used:
I colored this sweet bunny and the eggs with my copics and then cut him out. I sponged my oval nestie with Blush Blossom & Certainly Celery and then I popped the bunny up using pop-dots. My new Martha Stewart border punch was perfect for this card! I thought this MME paper was a great choice for a spring card.
Here are the copics I used for this card:Supplies: Stamps - Hunny Bunnies - ATS; Ink - Memento, Certainly Celery, Blush Blossom, Copics; Paper - Certainly Celery, Blush Blossom, Whisper White, MME; Accessories - Celery Ribbon, Nesties, MS border punch, sponges, pop-dots, crop-a-dile
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This is from the new Cookie Crumbs set - Mushroom Friends.
This little bunny melted my heart!! I thought these colors where bright and springy - I used Kiwi Kiss, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White and MM's Chloe's Closet.
Here is the inside of the card.
Here are the copics I used: