Thursday, April 30, 2009

Soup's On

Cardbase - Memory Box; Get Well Soup stamp - All Night Media; Inks - CTMH & Memento; Copics & Spicas; Marvy punches

Ok, this will be the last of the "get well" line for a while. But hey - here's yet another card where I've created a subtle B&T paper with the same stamp. Not much to say....except I'm finding that I really enjoy making Get Well cards - I try to make them humorous so a little cheering up can be done along side the whole notion that someone is thinking of you. It just feels good, you know?

Perhaps I should get busy on making some MENTAL Get Well cards......I know some peeps that could use them right about now. I'll have to let my mind wander and see what I can come up with.

Been busy the last couple of weeks on Mom's Day cards - I'll post some of my favorites next week. Until then - have a spendid weekend & have some chicken noodle's good for what ails you (unless you're a chicken of course!).

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Bare Humor

Cardbase - Stampin Up CS; Inks - Memory Box; Markers & Liquid Glass - CTMH; Stamps - KatieBug (I think!!)

Remember how I said in one of my earlier posts how much I enjoy "funny" stamps? Well, this is what I consider a funny stamp. I've had it for YEARS (purchased it unmounted at a local rubber stamp convention - that's why I'm not positive of the manufacturer). And while I know there are some people that wouldn't appreciate this card....luckily for me, the recipients so far have appreciated the humor and the sincere wishes of speedy recovery that were sent along with the semi-tacky image!!

Lately I've had several requests for VERY specialized cards. Since I'm lucky enough (or crazy enough - it's debatable...) to have a wide variety of stamp images, I've been able to accommodate all serious requests thus far. I've been toying with the idea of posting a couple of the cards - but of course I'm fretting about offending anyone who happens to stumble onto our blog. So I'm still on the fence as to whether or not to post. Perhaps I should have another blog for my "baser" card designs (knowing my luck - that one will get more traffic!!).

I'm thinking if Heidi has read all of this so far, she's already on the phone to me now demanding to know what the heck I'm TALKING about!! It really is quite a lot of fun toying with my friends who consider themselves "on-a-need-to-know-basis"!!!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

The Best Medicine

Cardbase & Dr. Penguin - Memory Box; Medical bag & "laughter is the best medicine" & oval shadow - A Muse; various "ha, ha's" & ink - CTMH; Memento Inks; Copics & Spicas; B&T paper - "Slab" from Michaels
Why is it that laughter seems to be a cure-all for almost anything that ails you? I mean even the manic-desperate type of laughter is good for you. Sometimes we get to laughing so hard dignity is tossed out amid the snorting, honking, gasping, wheezing, tears, and of course, the painful clenching of rarely-used abdominal muscles. I guess a good release is just, well.....plain good. Love those Memory Box penguins for their sly humor - oh sure they LOOK all innocent, but underneath those layers of blubber there's a stand-up comedian just waiting for the spot-light!
Bring on another dose of laugher Doc Penguin - I think we ALL could use it!

Thursday, April 23, 2009


Cardstocks, inks & markers - CTMH; Stamp - All Night Media; Stickles

Ok, here's another example where I've made B&T paper by stamping and stamping and stamping. I think I had to stamp that image about a gazillion times (per card!! and it didn't stop sireeeeee - I also stamped the envelope with the Cootie Trio). Anyhow, I liked how it turned out and apparently so did several customers as this was one design that not only SOLD OUT, but I've received requests for MORE cards to be made. Maybe it's just that people like to say COOTIES!!!

My most humble apologies - this is SUCH a lame photo - sooooo washed out AND shadowy. Hey, I'm card-maker, not a photographer!!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Something Yummy

Stamps - A Muse; Inks - Memento; Copics; Cardstock & Liquid Glass - CTMH; Stickles; Cuddlebug's Swiss Dot Embossing folder; Marvy Oval Punch; Stampin' Up punch

You know as much as I LOVE paper, I find myself creating my own B&T paper a lot. I mean when you have a stamp set sitting in front of you with tons of coordinated stamps in various sizes - how could you NOT make your B&T paper? I guess what I like most of all, I can customize the B&T to be EXACTLY what I want and need it to be. I've been told I have a wee bit of a control issue - whatever......
I'll have to root around for some more photos of other created B&T cards - then we'll see about those control issues!!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Oceans of Fun

Cardbase- Memory Box; B&T and cardstock - CTMH; Sentiment - Hero Arts; Scallop Circle Punch - Marvy; Crab, Sand-dollar & seahorses - Martha Stewart; Ink - Memento; Stickles

Thought the small circles on the B&T paper might look like bubbles so it would go well with my "ocean" card. I'm liking those Martha punches - loads to choose from and when Michaels has them at a 30% discount...they speak to me!!