Saturday, February 28, 2015

Sunflower Sympathy

Hello and happy Saturday!

Today I'm sharing a sympathy card that was a special request from my husband.  About 7 yrs. ago he started traveling to Canada on business.  He made friends with a man who subcontracts with his company and whenever he goes up there they golf or go to dinner.  Unfortunately,  after a 7 yr. battle with brain cancer this man's wife passed away.  She was only 42.

Her favorite flower was the sunflower and her favorite colors were pink and aqua.  I was lucky enough to have a paper pad that was FULL of sunflower themed papers and many of them in this pretty aqua shade.  I also believe everything happens for a reason.  Last month when I placed my I Brake For Stamps order I chose almost exclusively flowers.  This LARGE SUNFLOWER was in my order.

I paired the flower with the verse WITH SYMPATHY.

Though my husband will tell people I'm a talented cardmaker he almost never comments on any card I make.  He told me at least 3 times how pretty and perfect this card would be for his friend.  I hope so.  I've met him and he's a wonderful person.  I can't believe he's going through this at only 40 yrs. old.

Here's a close up of the beautiful verse from IBFS.

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Under the Tuscan Sun (new Ai TryFold)

Hello Ai fans!
What an exciting day this is!  Art Impressions is releasing their newest TryFolds.
We also have a new challenge starting today called Tie It Up.
The set that I've used is called Tuscan TF Set (sku#4580)
As you may know I'm a wine lover so this set made me smile when I saw it.

Someday I hope to visit Tuscany and I'd love to stay in a place like this!

I've used the verse on the inside and it says Wishing you everything under the Tuscan sun.
If you want to check out the TryFold line at Ai you can find it HERE.

Copics used...
E33,YG03, YG17,YG25, YG61, YG67,
B14, B34, V000, V12, V22, R32, R56, W5
TriArts used...
B11, E11, W1, W3

Sunday, February 22, 2015

NEW!! Front & Back birthday girlfriend!

Hello Ai fans!  

Today I'm sharing one of the newest Ai Front and Back images.

I just love this birthday girlfriend!
And...that saying is just so perfect.

If you've never seen the Front and Backs before they come with the front of the image that you can show peeking through a window or hole on the front of your card.  You also receive the backside of the image (see below) that you see when you open up the card.

Isn't she fun!

Saturday, February 21, 2015

I Brake For Dogwoods!

Hello and happy Saturday!

Today I'm sharing a get well card with you.
I used a beautiful new image I got from I Brake For Stamps.
It's called LARGE DOGWOOD.

I also finally got brave enough to try out the new
 BISTER stains IBFS is offering.  I've been putting it off because I was so unsure about how to use them and if I'd be able to pull it off.  I did a small 2" sample to practice and almost instantly decided you really can't screw it up!  There's no wrong way for it to turn out.  I used the blue and yellow on my card this time.  It was so easy.  All I did was mist my paper with water, drop a couple of specks of the powders onto the paper.  I then just picked it up and tilted it this way and that until the entire thing was covered. After the paper was completely dry I stamped the image and verse which is from
I then colored in the flowers with Copic markers until they stood out a bit from the background.

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Sunday, February 15, 2015

Baby Monkey!

Hello Ai fans!

Today I'm sharing a card that fits in with our current Front & Back challenge over at Art Impressions.  I used the absolutely adorable Owl & Monkey Mini Set (Sku#4405).  The best part about the mini front and back line at Ai is that they have a coordinating mini die set! Owl & Monkey Mini Dies (Sku#4538) You heard me!  No more need for fussy cutting!

My friend needed a baby card for a woman who doesn't care for pink and who is doing the baby's nursery in baby monkeys and koalas.  I instantly thought of this sweet little monkey.

Look at how perfectly the dies cut around the image!
It was SUCH a time saver.

Copics used:
E37, E57, E50, E81, RV02