Monday, April 21, 2008

Lovin' this image...

You'd think that I would own this image, but I actually got it because I happen to be a good eP customer LOL. The image came with my last BIG order filled with 12 copics, a scor-pal (I finally got one!), that adorable space boy set from Lizzie Anne, some different ink, as well PP and embellies from BG's Cupcake and Archaic collection (lovin' these papers - I can see myself doing a lot with this in scrapbooks and cards!). So lots of fun goodies - and soooo excited. On a side note, I can't believe that I went this long without a scor-pal. I love how crisp I can now make the folds for my cards. Even when I used the scoring blade from my paper cutter, it didn't seem to come out straight and I would still get those crackles on either side of the fold. Soooo not the handmade look I am going after. My cards need enough help as it is!! And the funny thing is that I have only used it to make regular folds in my cards, and I am already so pleased with the purchase. Next I still have to try making a container or at least one of those cool folded cards, LOL!!
So anyhoo (where did that word come from - it must be a direct by product of the internet, right?)... back to the card. I made it for my cousin, who is celebrating her birthday tomorrow. She is someone I am close to - she is sooo fun and full of life. I love being around here - we are always having a ball together. So I wanted to make a vibrant and fun card for her. I wish I had a better pic to post. I struggled to take good pic (you should see the other ones - yikes). I think I better start shopping for new camera! :O

I colored with copics - I really need a lot of practice when it comes to blending, but I really like how the final product looks. I can see myself just biting the bullet and building up my collection - that is what I am doing anyway. I don't have any other markers anyway, so I will treat myself to these over time (notice how I didn't specify the time period - LOL!!!!) I used one of those cool BG glazed brads, and a scrap of PP - I think it is from the Oh Boy collection from a couple of years ago. If you even saw my scrapbooks, you would see this collection EVERYWHERE - I loved it, and only have scraps of it now which make their way onto card often, it seems. A PTI sentiment from Birthday Basics (love this verstile birthday set), a little bit of green apple ribbon and it is good to go!

Monday, April 7, 2008

Bad Blogger... but "Good" Stamper

It's been a few weeks, but free time has been short and I have opted to use it crafting (hence the "good" part of the entry title). It still takes me some time to take the pic, edit and insert a watermark, so I have just been taking pics all along with the intention of uploading the pics at a later date...
So here is one that I made awhile back but haven't gotten a chance to upload until today. My February challenge with my stamping bud, Jennifer, was to make a bookmark and incorporate our oldest Basic Grey PP. I used PP from Oh Boy.
We both like to read and have exchanged book suggestions in the past. And she has a monthly book club, which is what inspired my bookmark for her. Her book club sounds like a blast and right up my alley, complete with wine, as they talk about the book selection. So I thought that this Inky Girl looks like someone on her way to my kind of book club too - LOL. Thanks, Jennifer, I LOVE IT and I love our monthly challenges!!!!