Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Celebrate!

Mornin' hens!  Sorry for the lack of posts but I've been SOOO lazy since the holidays.  Seems all I wanna do is NOTHING!  {{{snort}}}   Oh and I've been smoochin' all over my new grand baby Jaxon too!!  Have I mentioned lately "I'M A GRANDMA?"  Goodness he's a sweet baby!  I can't get enough sugar from that little guy!  Tee-hee!  I'm not sure if I mentioned this or not, but I had this brilliant idea to send him a birthday card and a little present each month!  I thought it was a great idea until someone reminded me, "You know you're gonna have to do that with ALL your grandchildren now, right?" Ummmm, didn't think of that....  LOL!  Oh that's ok, I only have one daughter, so unless she intends to reinact the movie "Cheaper by the Dozen", I think I'm ok!  Bwah-ha-ha-ha-ha!


So here's Jaxon's January birthday card.  I thought I would try to do a theme card for each month so I went with the New Year baby for January.  I wanted to make a shaker card too, so the confetti would dance around behind the image.  I think it turned out great!


Here's a close up of the shaker circle.  Oh and here's a little tip: Instead of using multiple pieces of foam tape to make your shaker box, cut the complete shaker box shape from fun foam instead.  I used my Spellbinder Nestabilities circle dies and cut the star designer paper, the red cardstock frame, the fun foam circle frame, and the transparency, so they were sure to all be the same size.  Easy-peasy!!  Okee dokee, that's it for me today.  I hope you hens have a TEE-RIFFIC Tuesday!!  {{{hen hugs}}}

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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Have a Bright & Sparkly Christmas!

Mornin' hens!  Isn't this little guy ADORABLE?  I made 13 of these!!  I guess you can tell I love to color, cuz' there was a lot of it with this image.  Tee-hee!  The image is stamped directly onto the Kraft cardstock and colored with Copics and Faber Castell pencils.  I added some Wink of Stella and Glossy Accents to the lightbulbs to give them a little shine and twinkle.


I cut the sentiment into thirds and only stamped the top and bottom lines in black.  Then I stamped the Bright & Sparkly separate using Versamark ink and added some red glitter embossing powder.  You can see the sparkle in the photo below.  It's even prettier in person. 


To finish, I added some red & white baker's twine to the bottom, rounded the corners, and then added some faux stitching lines around the edge.  Awww, there's no friends like SNOW FRIENDS!  Okee dokee, that's it for me today.  I hope you hens have a TWINKLING Thursday!  {{{hen hugs}}}

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