Monday, April 25, 2016

Happy Birthday Mom!

Mornin' hens!
Today is my mom's 77th birthday!  Woot-woot!  I'm going to take a birthday cake over to her after work.  Pssst, now you know where I get MY sweet tooth from.  LOL!  Oh yeah, I can woof down a dozen donuts in one sitting!  Me love me some sweets!!  Tee-hee!

I've been wanting to use this window die for the longest time and as I was flipping through my dies, I decided I would use it today.  I cut three windows using the die and glued them all together for a little dimension.  Then after coloring the kitty and fussy cutting him out, I adhered him in the bottom left pane using foam tape.  I stamped the word BIRTHDAY first in black and then stamped HAPPY over top with Versamark ink and applied some white embossing powder.  I love how that turned out.  To finish, I die cut a heart out of some coordinating paper and then tied some twine around the middle.  Okee dokee, that's it for me today.  I hope you hens have a MAH-VELOUS Monday!!  {{{hen hugs}}}


Monday, April 18, 2016

I SEE you have a birthday on the horizon...

Mornin' hens!
Here's a little card I made for my brother in law Mike.  He's got a great sense of humor and enjoys   receiving my funny cards.   

I began my card by stamping the image onto some Neenah 100lb coverstock and then colored it with my Copics and Prismacolor pencils.  I printed the sentiment below the image using my printer and then added some washi tape across the bottom.  To finish, I rounded two opposite corners (I love this look) and added a few green sticker dots I found at Dollar Tree to the bottom.  Okee dokee, that's it for me today.  I hope you hens have a MAH-VELOUS Monday!  {{{ hen hugs}}}


Monday, April 11, 2016

I love my Grand Dog!

Mornin' hens!
Here's a little birthday card I made for my Grand Dog Lily!  Little Chick has two fur babies so I have to make sure I don't forget them each year too!  Lily is a Malti-Poo and she's SO suh-weet!  She stays with Grandmommy occasionally and I love to spoil her rotten!

To begin this CleanAndSimple card, I first stamped the paw print several times to resemble tracks, then I stamped the image, and finally the sentiment.  Next, I added some shading using my colored pencils and then filled in the white using my Gelly Roll white pen.  To finish, I rounded two opposite corners and tied on some baker's twine.  Okee dokee, that's it for me today!  I hope you hens have a MAH-VELOUS Monday!  {{{hen hugs}}}


Monday, April 4, 2016


Mornin' hens!
This is Jaxon's FAVORITE new word, "DUMP"  {{LOL}}
OMG, he cracks me up!  Anytime he sees a truck of any kind... he points and says "DUMP"
So, when his "half" birthday rolled around, you know what kinda card Grandmommy had to make him right?  Oh yeah, a DUMP card!!

OMG, ain't it a hoot?  I just love how it turned out.  Needless to say, he did too!  Yay! 
And this is a "no stamping" card too.  I found the tutorial and template HERE.  It's super simple too!  I printed the template on cardstock, cut them out, and then traced the pieces onto the yellow and gold cardstock.  I freehand cut the dirt out of brown cardstock.  Then I sponged some distress ink around the edges of each piece.  Oh, and the tires are made using the Stampin Up scalloped punch and then you just cut the scallops off.  How clever is that??  Next, I found a picture of Jaxon that I thought would fit the look "like he's looking out the driver's window" and then printed it in a reduced size using my printer. I also printed the title on the truck, and sentiment on the card using my printer.  To finish, I rounded the bottom corners of the card and then drew some white stitched lines around the edges.  Okee dokee, that's it for me today!  I hope you hens have a MAH-VELOUS Monday!  {{{hen hugs}}}