Monday, November 15, 2010

Good Morning Cup

I've been so busy with my trip to Atlanta, the school work with the kids, the office still not up and running trying to get that up I have not had time to even think about cards. But I started to feel tired, lackluster, not my usual over the top bouncing off the wall self- I needed to get some time off to stamp is what I think. I am taking just a few minutes to stamp for the CAS93 challenge and it really feels good. I got this set Morning cup few months ago and it still sat in its original package so I dug it out for this challenge. It seems so appropriate given how I've been feeling.

Take bridal bliss basecard. stamp the percolator with black and do it on several other pieces of DSP- here I took itsy bitsy pieces left over from sending love DSP retired and put it on top. the handle is too much to cut out so I just colored it in with markers. The mug was done the same way with real red colored in heart then crystal effects on top. The chocolate chip circle was cut out with the circle cutter to layer. Add a piece of chocolate ribbon and mount the circle and the mug with dimensionals. The sentiment was stamped in black, punched out then mounted with just regular double stick tape with little pieces of bling added for that just little extra sparkle.
Thanks splitcoast for your inspiration! You can find the challenge here:

Saturday, November 6, 2010

texting thanq

I marvel at modern technology. I am sitting at an airport waiting for my next flight and they have wifi that allows me to get on the internet and with the picture that I took of the card that I made for a tech friend I am able to post it to you right now. What an amazing world we live in.
I have been having some technical difficulties at work to put it mildly. It is enough to make me pull out my hair and sympathize with my staff that they would want to quit. I do too, except I can't. I am learning patience and with people showing me their willingness to continue to work with you despite these difficult times is a true test of your relationship.
There is this tech guy who has been on my speed dial and he even got up bright and early on a Saturday morning before his and my little kids got up to configure my computers at home and I wanted to send him a thank you. He laughed that I am so backwards that I did not text on my phone even so I thought it would be appropriate to send him a card with a text message. The base card is real red with 0101 image from lots of bots to the right side bottom and on the daffodil piece I added behind the blackberry. I stamped the image from Stampend*us in memento black and then colored it with my copics in different shades of blue, yellow and grey and cut up some words to spell his name and the sentiment in black. I mounted it on dimensionals onto daffodil stamped with the 0101 image, then mounted the whole thing on pacific blue CS for a simple thank you card. Inside I stamped U ROCK! from PTI in versamark then embossed it in silver to make it pop then attached a gift card to Starbucks as a simple token of my appreciation.
This could work for any techie man or kid in your life with all sorts of fun messages. The set comes with a variety of texting sentiments, some I still have not figured out what it means.
I am being dragged kicking and screaming into the 21st century- I just got myself a texting phone- but I had to get one with a touch keyboard because my short fat little fingers keep getting those screening touchpads from typing accurately!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

A little Asian feel card

I was at Papers*urce store and they had this really sweet blossom stamp and I just had to get it. with the Peach Parfait coloring and mellow moss onto vanilla CS, it gave a really soft Asian-y feel. the word stamp is part of a koi stamp that I have that I inked with black and red marker. I have no idea what it says but it was a nice size font. If anyone knows what it says I would dearly love to know. I took a little piece of japanese paper that I had left over from another project and put it on the bottom to anchor the card and used some papercording to make the knot and I glued it in place with some small glue dots to really secure it. The whole thing is mounted on retired mellow moss CS and peach parfait card.
A really simple card that I really liked.