Friday, August 26, 2011

Thinking of you...

Mornin' hens.... Ya'll ready for the weekend? Pffft! Do bears poop in the woods? Hellooooooo? You bet I am! Seems like the weekend has taken FOREVER to get here. Now for those hens who are nestin' on the East coast of the States, ya'll take cover now, and go roost somewhere else for the weekend. This hen's been through enough hurricanes to last me a lifetime and they're nothing to take lightly, lemme tell ya. Better safe - than sorry, my Momma always told me.

Ok, now onto this FABBY card I made! Tee-hee! Nothin' like tootin' my own horn huh? I made this card for a co-worker of mine who's havin' a birthday comin' up shortly. I think she's gonna LOVE this one. I used "Gossip Nikki", one of the GREAT images from the Nikki & Friends range over at LadyBug Crafts Ink. The sentiment is from the "It's only Words 4" set. Ya know, I think I've mentioned this before, but it's worth repeating. These LCI acrylic stamps leave the cleanest, crispest image I've ever seen for acrylic. I know sometimes when using acrylic, they just don't stamp off as nice as rubber does. Well, these do!! Absolutely a PERFECT image every time! I colored the image with my Copics and cut it out with my oval Nestabilities. Leaving the die in place, I've added a little chalk ink around the edges for this subtle sponged background look around the image. If you've never seen this technique, I have a video tutorial on it HERE. I've also, used my brand spankin' new Pretty Posies Die-namics from My Favorite Things to make this SUPER CUTE flower! Ain't it purty? I just LOVE this card. Again, this is part of that new Fancy Pants paper pack that I've fallen in LOVE with. GOR-JUSS!

This card is also doing double duty for the Catered Crop's FTR 19. Here's this week's recipe:

  • Colors – jewel tones of pink, violet and blue, gold/yellow and brown
  • Stamps and Stickers – gears or clock works, wizards and magic, butterflies, text/script, sentiment
  • Color Mediums – stamping/distress ink, markers (ProMarker, Copics), and acrylic paint
  • Embellishments – ribbon, brads, tags, polymer clay, glitter/Stickles
  • Techniques – mix-media, collage, use and/or layer digital stamps, edge the card with paint
Now it's super simple to play along in the Catered Crop's FTR (Follow the Recipe) challenge. Just use any one of the above ingredients in your project and link it up over at the Catered Crop. I've highlighted those ingredients that I've used in my card above.
Okee dokee, that's it from the hen house today. I hope you hens all have a wonderful weekend and STAY SAFE! {{{hen hugs}}}

Stamps - Lady bug Crafts Ink; DP - Fancy Pants; Border Punch - Martha Stewart; Die-namics - Pretty Posies by MFT; Twine; Copics; Nestabilities; Chalk Ink, Grosgrain Ribbon - Michael's


  1. very nice going to try and make this your work as always..thks for sharing..

  2. Love all the layers, the sweet flower and the fun stamps. Have a Fabulous Friday.

  3. Fabulous card! I love the colors and layers! Have a great week end!

  4. Super sweet card Jeanie!!! Love the colors and that flower is just beautiful!!!

  5. OMG that hair coloring is amazing!!! Beautiful card and so girly!!!

  6. Such a pretty card. I know your friend will love it.

  7. Lovely card. Love all the layers and the flower. I know your friend will love it also. TFS

  8. Ah . . . I love it. Such a great girlfriend card.

  9. I totally agree with Lou Lou...fabulicious hair!!! Hmmm....maybe a hair tutorial??? Love the card NEVER fail to impress. That pp is gorgeous and the die-namics die is now on my wish list :-D Thanks for a flabulous card :-D xx

  10. Love your card. I am blown away by your colouring. When I grow up I want to colour just like you :)

  11. Beautiful Card. Just found your blog and I love all the humor and wittiness in some of your cards! They are adorable!
    Tracy V

  12. I love this card, it reminds me of Alicia and I.


I just love hearing from da hens!! Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with me. Cluckity-cluck!