Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Palm Tree Riley

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Being from Hawaii I fell in love with this Riley the first time I laid eyes on him.  I love the little coconut trees and the Margarita under the hammock. The phrase "Live Your Bliss" seems to coincide perfectly with this image. The phrase is from my Papertrey Mixed Messages set.  The main image is colored with Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol. The image and sentiment are cut out with my Nesties. The DP is DCWV and the cardstock are DP and HL.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Soul Bloom

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I LOVE this saying. There are always those people in your life that leave you feeling happy with who you are and where you are in life. These are the people this sentiment was created for in my opinion. For me my DH is that person. He always seems to give me what I need. Even if I'm not sure myself what it is. He's even willing to tell me the stuff I don't want to hear. He just wants what's best for me. Now on to my card... The image and sentiment are from Gina K Designs.  The image is colored with Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol.  I used my nesties to cut out the image and free hand cutting for the sentiment. The new SU! punch was used on the blue strip on the left. The ribbon is Mike's. The DP is from Hobby Lobby. The cardstock is DCWV and GP.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Buy On Get One Free At JUST RITE STAMPERS!!!


OK if you don't already own those ultra FAB just rite products RUN don't lolly gag over to their website that you can find HERE!!

They have a buy one get one free sale going on.. take your friends and you can get your faves for half price if you split the packs!!! OMG! I wish this sale was going on when I discovered Just Rite. All those too cute new products for the holidays are being made with the Just Rite Stamper!!!  What are you waiting for?? GO GET IT!!!

You Make My World..

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This card looks much better IRL. In the photo the sentiment seems to not be as prominent but IRL it shows up well. The main image is colored with Copics and matted with my Perfect Layers system. The DP is from Hobby Lobby. The cardstock is DCWV and GP. The ribbon is from the dollar bin at Mike's. I think I bought 5 rolls of it. I love that chocolate brown color and the width is perfect not too thick not too thin. The main image is Cupcakeabella and isn't she ULTRA fabulous! She's perfect for all those Cupcake Girls in your life!!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Dropin' a Line

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More love for Riley.. The image is colored with my Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol. The DP I used is from HL. The cardstock is from HL and GP. The ribbon is from Mike's and the sentiment tag was created on my computer and punched out with my marvy punches. If you have any trouble making straight mats you need to get the Perfect Layers System.  It's a mat, rulers and cutting blade that allow you to make several different sizes of layers. I am so glad I bought this system. I use it on almost every card I make.

I'm BACK!!!!!


Well... I'm back from the land of Aloha.. My Papa is continuing his recovery and I am so glad that I was able to spend that time with him. As for my lack of postings.. I can only plead exhaustion. I took the night shift with my Papa and he seemed to have developed an internal alarm clock that woke him at at around 1:30 am and kept him calling me on and off till about 5:30am. Since I have a hard time sleeping when it's daylight I probably averaged about 2-3 hours of sleep a day for a little over three weeks. I did get 95% of my Christmas Card images colored so now I am just left the task of assembling our cards. I've been back for a few days and sufficiently caught up on my sleep so the posting shall resume promptly today!! Hope you all had a productive November.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Well sorry for being a bad bad blogger but my lack of sleep makes it hard to keep my eyes open long enough to do it. Taking care of my Papa has been my privledge but what a daunting task it is. He's trying so hard to recover and gain back what the stroke took from him but he has had a few setbacks along the way. I am so grateful to have this opportunity. Here is a card I made for my aunt who has a love of all things frog. There will be several more coming, he card base is GP. The CS is GP, and CM. The DP is from my scraps pile. The ballons are colored with my spicas and the frog with my colored pencils. The stamps are SU! The ribbon is mike's and the tag punch is SU! I used my perfect layers to mat the main image.