Saturday, June 29, 2013

Suh-weet Lil' Madilyn!

Hi hens!  Just thought I'd pop in today and share this little card I made for my SUH-WEET niece Madilyn.  This digital image from the "Avery is Thankful" collection, is from Sassy Cheryl's Stamps.  She has some SERIOUSLY CUTE images over there.  You hens need to go take a look, but don't say I didn't warn you. LOL!  Ok, so I printed the digital image onto some Classic Crest CS and colored her with my Copics.  I stitched all the panels and made this cute rosette with my Tim Holtz die.  I bought this die probably a year ago and I've never tried it out.  I LOVE it and it was so easy to do too!  I'll definitely be using this die again soon.  Have a great day!

Digital Image - Sassy Cheryl's Stamps; CS - Neenah Classic Crest; Rosette - Tim Holtz Alterations; Border Punch - EK Success; Stickles; Copics; DP - Echo Park; Perfect Layers matting tool

Monday, June 24, 2013

Happy Birthday Stacey!

 Today is my sister in law's 42nd birthday.  She's a wonderful SIL and the BESTEST mother ever!  Talk about being prepared....  this gal has it ALL!  I swear she comes prepared for everything!  Need a Bandaid, she's got it!  Need a safety pin, she's got it!  Need a cold drink or snack, she's got that too! Seriously, I think she carries a 7-11 in that purse of hers!  LOL! My niece and nephew are two of the greatest kids ever... and it's because they have such a GREAT mom!  Oh yeah, and they've got my brother too!  Bwah-ha-ha-ha!  Just kidding!  My brother knows I wuv him bunches!  Anywho, Stacey is a DIEHARD coffee drinker (like me!) so when I saw this phrase on Pinterest, I knew I HAD to use it for her card.  I have to tell you this little story about Stacey.  While on a family camping trip, my mom made coffee for everyone during breakfast.  Of course we all drank a few cups and went about our day biking, hiking, etc.  Around noon, Stacey said, "I'm not feeling well, I think I'll go lie down." After a few hours she came out of the tent and said, "I have the worst headache EVER!"  So she took some Tylenol and was feeling better by the evening.  Later that evening, as we're sitting around the campfire, mom makes some more coffee for everyone but this time Stacey happens to be watching her and all of a sudden Stacey shouts, "DECAFFEINATED??  Are you kidding me?  No wonder I'm feeling so bad!"  LOL!  Of course my mom was like, what's wrong with decaffeinated?  Like you have to ask!  OMG!  So that's one of our many funny camping stories and now my mom is banned from making coffee for everyone unless she uses "LEADED" as my brother likes to call it!  

I made this card using "Morning Margaret - Have a nice day!" from Bugaboo Stamps.   OMG, isn't she a hoot!  You hens know how much I love funny people images, so Margaret is right up my alley.  Margaret, Mildred and Stella are my favs!  I printed the image onto some Classic Crest CS and colored her with my Copics.  I printed the sentiment and then stitched around the edges of each panel.  I added a little shading to the edges with some distress ink and tied a bubbly bow with this sheer dotted ribbon to finish it off.  That's it for today.  I hope you hens have a good Monday! 

Digital Image - Bugaboo Stamps; Copics; DP - Echo Park; Ribbon - Offray; Buttons; CS - Stampin Up Early Expresso; Glossy Accents; Twine; Distress Ink (Vintage Photo) - Tim Holtz; Perfect Layers matting tool

Friday, June 14, 2013

Happy Father's Day to my DH!

Hi there!  Just thought I'd pop in and show you this little cutie I made for my DH!  I just ADORE this image.  It's SO STINKIN cute!  I stumbled upon this illustrator while looking for a cute digital Father's Day image.  You know how that goes, masculine images are among the hardest to find, right?  Anyhoo, this image is from Birdie Brown.  You have GOT to go take a look at her images.  They are to die for!  I know I'm hooked!  She also features FREE images as well.  Woot-woot!  In fact, this little cutie was among her FREEBIES!  What?  Yup, you read right!  It's under the FREEBIES tab at the top of her blog. I'm entering this card into the Top Tip Tuesday challenge, as it just so happens that Birdie Brown is the sponsor.  I'm SO hoping to win some of her cute images.  The theme for the challenge is Masculine.  I think this little guy fits right in, don't you?  Ok, so I started by printing my image onto some Neenah Classic Crest CS and colored him with my Copics.  I cut the image out and used some SU dimensionals on the image and frame for a cool 3D look.  The frame was cut using my Nestabilities die and of course my perfectly trimmed mats were cut using the Perfect Layers rulers.  

MY TOP TIP - When cutting out an image, leave an 1/8" white border to make the image POP! I cut my images out using small crafting scissors, but remember to turn the image while cutting, not the scissors.  This helps with not bending or curling the edges of the image.

Digital Image - Birdie Brown; CS - Neenah Classic Crest, SU Early Expresso & Soft Suede, DP - MyMindsEye (Blink of an Eye), Twine, Button, Copics, Sakura Glaze Pens, Nestabilities, Perfect Layers