Friday, September 30, 2011

Great Stitched Postcard Swap

I participated in the Great Big Stitched Postcard Swap this year.  You can learn more about this very cool swap here http://dowhatyouloveforlife.com/swap/.   The theme this year was 'Blossom' and here is what I sent:


You are required to include stitching of some sort and so I added a simple stitched border to the outside of the card.  I used colored pencils blended with gamsol on the lotus blossom.  I loved this technique and I will definitely be using it again.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Published!

I am thrilled to report that one of my cards has been published in the Aug/Sep 2011 Stamper's Sampler magazine!  The card that I submitted is a modified version of my sister's birthday card.  The magazine challenge was to use a photograph or magazine picture.  I have always loved this picture of my beautiful sister.  Now I can confess that the trim came from a 'vintage' hand towel that belonged to my aunts.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Larry's Birthday Card

My brother-in-law Larry cultivates some wonderful honey!  The idea came to me when I saw a mason jar template in the Stamper's Sampler magazine. I used a combination of copic markers and Perfect Pearls for the 'honey'.  On the back, I used Stampin Up rubber stamps and more Copic markers. 

Happy Birthday Larry!


Tuesday, June 7, 2011

A Card for Dr. Craftenstein



My good friend Dr. Craftenstein gifted me with a fantastic piece of artwork.  I love it!  In thanks, I composed this 'Thank You ' card.  It is kind of a weird bifold card with half of the interior exposed.  This is my first card using Copic markers.