Friday, July 24, 2009

Random Act of Kindness

This beautiful card was sent to me by Carol Milham. I FINALLY found the stamp set Stella Stamper and Carol was gracious enough to sell her to me. I've been looking for that set for YEARS!!! Much to my surprise, when I opened the envelope, this lovely card was also enclosed. It's made with the retired God's Beauty hostess set. It's hard to see, but the background the focal pieces are on is a Cuttlebug folder, Argyle. Now, you know I had to have this folder as I LOVE texture on my cards. I'm so glad Stampin' Up! has added more folders to their current catalog.

She embossed the butterfly and flowers on vellum cardstock with black embossing powder and colored them on the reverse side with markers. The butterfly and two of the flowers are popped with dimensionals. The flowers have lemon yellow liquid pearls in the center to give them more dimension. The leaves are stamped on Whisper White and punched with a large scalloped circle punch. The sentiment is punched with the word window. The ribbon is the Kiwi Kiss/Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon. I'm REALLY going to miss the old In Colors, but I have to say I'm enjoying the new ones. :-D

Hope you all enjoyed this card as much as I did. I definitely see a CASEing in my future!!!

Thanks for looking!


Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Totally Missing in Action

Hi Everyone!

Sorry that I've been missing. There's a very good reason. I had bi-lateral hip replacement surgery in June. I can't tell you how many "Bless your hearts" and "BOTH hips at the same time?" I've received. I'm five weeks out and really getting around well, still walking with a cane though. I'm feeling more myself and starting to stamp again, so I wanted to share my scalloped bear card with you. I'm sorry that I can't remember where I saw this, so if you recognize it, please let me know and I'll be happy to give you credit. Note to self: do better at remembering things . . . . :-D

His face is made with the Bigz Scallop Circle #2 in Chocolate Chip and the inside of his ears and snout are Creamy Caramel punched with the 1 3/8 circle punch. His nose is the small heart from the Heart to Heart punch. The eyes are small ovals in Whisper White and the lids are Creamy Caramel. His eyeballs are 1/2 inch circle punches. I drew his mouth and whisker holes are drawn with a fine sharpie, but you could also do it with a black marker. The birthday sentiment is from Stem Sayings. I made the catch lights with the white gel pen. Yoyo Yellow and Real Red make the card base.
Hope you enjoy him!
Thanks for looking!