Monday, April 18, 2011

Rather Busy

I've been a bit busy lately, so the blog has been neglected. But taxes are done, and life is settling back into a routine (I hope). Here are two ATCs I created for a swap over on Willowing's website. She has a themed swap every month and it's lots of fun.

The ATC on the left reads - "The only way Red could rest was to shed her hood." I used Alicia K's Wishes and Dreams stamp set, and elevated the mushroom top for dimension. I added Flower Soft, and two plastic flowers with beads in the center. I colored the images with Copic markers. The base paper for both is Marah Johnson's from Creative Imaginations.

The ATC on the right uses a segment of Tim Holtz's Neighborhood die cut from two colors of Gina K papers. I created my own poem on my computer, printed it out on cardstock, distressed in and the homes, using Ranger Ink's distress ink. I added an architectural Sizzix die for the upper corner embellishment. The poem reads: "When it was all done, and news died down, she and her dog, The Wolf moved to a condo in town."

Thanks for visiting!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Manic Monday

I have lots of things to do today, and I'll bet you have too. I'm so glad you took time out of your schedule to join our Ippity Hop! This starts the new month of Ippity's twisted challenge - so be sure to check that out on the Ippity blog. Now, I'm not privy to what the challenge will start out as, but it's always fun.

This card features 2 of my favorite Ippity sets - Sweet Thoughts of Spring, and Love in Return. I appreciate so much how all of my Ippity images work together. They work with other products too, like Nestabilities dies - I've used 3 of them here. This layout is cool, too, because just a quick change of the colors and you're all set for a teenager or a man's card!

Next up on your hop is the very talented Chris! Be sure to leave love along your way. I hope you have a great start to an awesome week.


Bachin' It

Cabana Boy is on the road. I have the house and schedule all to myself! Right now, I'm wanting a nap, though. Here's something I've been working on for Operation Write Home.

I love this faerie by Alicia Krupsky (Wishes and Dreams set, Gina K. Designs). The love stamp is by Asela Hopkins (Dream Birds, Gina K. Designs). The base and back ground cardstock is GKD, as is the patterned paper on the left. I colored the images with Prismacolor pencils, and added some fun ribbon work using Offray sheer ribbon.

She's so cheery - I know someone will love receiving her with a message from their soldier. Thanks for stopping by today!

Welcome to the Bunny Nest! I host rescued animals in a small in-home setting. Currently, I host 3 bunnies and 2 kitties. These animals will be socialized and housed for the entirety of their lives in my home. They inspire my crafts, and I use any proceeds to pay for their needs. Thanks for visiting!