Friday, January 8, 2010

Love is in the Air...

Hello Friends,

Happy Friday!! I heart Fridays!! And, I heart YOU!
Today my theme is love. And isnt that a wonderful theme? I have 3 cards to share with you today using copic markers, heat embossing, stamping....and even using up those scraps.

I hope you will spend some time visiting me, I truly love having company, especially lovely artistic, crafty friends like you.

Okay, Card no. 1~ I Heart You is a straight-up lift from the new Feb. Scrapbooks Etc. mag--I didnt do one thing different...except theirs is better. My pink flower and pink background paper is too close in color for my taste; my flower needed to be a darker pink for a bit more contrast. All the products used are CTMH ( green argyle pp is from Sweet Harmony, the pink is from Sugar and Spice) Nothing really to report on this card, it is self explanatory, simple, fast and easy. I just sponged Sweet Leaf ink on to the chipboard.

This next one, my Sending Warm Wishes card, was something I pictured in my mind as soon as I saw the bird nest stamp. I knew I was going to use a cloud and sun, and knew exactly how I wanted it to be. It came out pretty much how I wanted it. I used a lot of Copics (I will list the marker numbers below w/ the supply list), and lots of stickles and glitter. This card was not fast because of the cutting and the coloring, but it was easy & fun...and I just love it. Even though we got a little snow overnight, it makes me feel like spring is in the air, and the sun is shining.

* Remember, as always, you can click on the pictures and see them bigger and all the detail.

You cant tell in these (lousy) pictures, but everything is foam dotted up, so there is tons of dimension. The mushrooms have so many layers and look so good, but I didnt get a close up of it. I thought it would show up. *sigh* And when I finally downloaded them, I was out of daylight. (w/out daylight, my photos are even worse)

Okay, the grass, I used the icicles punch by Martha Stewart! Someone else probably already had that idea, and it may not be new to you, but I've never seen it done before and I felt pretty fancy & brilliant with my a-ha moment to use it upside down. (so dont burst my bubble if it's already been done--he he) And it used a long skinny SCRAP of green paper that I pulled from my trash can at my desk...BONUS! ( which I sponged on more green ink for texture, and to cover the argyle diamonds, since the green paper strip was from sweet harmony paper pack)

I used small pieces of white scrap CS to stamp the branch and bird nest and mushrooms. I colored them in with copic markers, cut them out and popped them up on foam.

Supplies ( all ctmh except the Copics and Stickles--love, LOVE my Stickles!):

I already talked about the grass...moving on...

Blue PP is from TopStitch paper pack
White Daisy CS (scraps)
Branch/Birds: Love You Forever; Cloud: Childhood; Sentiment: TLC

Copics: birds: Booo, B21, R20; Flower: R20, R83, y21; Leaves: YG11, G24, G28; Mushrooms, well, suffice it to say I used LOTS of colors. :o) Branch: E34, E37, E47; Nest: E33, E34, E37, E47

And plenty o'Stickles.

And lastly, a Tri-Fold card using...wait for it...BIRDS... again. I love them. This card didnt turn out as I saw it in my mind, but I know what I dont like and how I would make it better next time to get it the way I had first envisioned it. (I'll probably re-make it over the weekend, but I wont waste your time posting it.)

This is the inside. Sorry about the lousy pictures, I was out of light and using my desk lamp...nice glaring shadows. Oh well. You get the idea.
I used a Sharpie Gold paint pen and a ruler and framed everything in gold. The Somebirdy Loves you Stamps ( can you tell I love it too?) is heat embossed with gold powder.
Choc. CS, Veranda PP's. Copics to color in the stamped image are the same colors as above, except the nest , which I used: E00 and E33
I added the heart which I colored in with R20
No stickles or glitter. Just the gold for sparkle. Kinda sad about that. But it just didnt have a glitter vibe...and that is a rare thing in my world.
Okay, that's it for today.
I hope you have a wonderful and safe weekend.


  1. I saw your post on the CTMH boards and had to come check out your blog...I have the Love You Forever stamp set, but never noticed those birds until I saw your card. I actually had to pull the stamps out to make sure they were in my set! ;O) I absolutely LOVE your cards and what you did with the birds, thanks so much for sharing!! I'm now a dedicated follower!! ;O)

  2. Thank you Dawn...for the lovely words, and for joining me here. Welcome.
    I love the little birds...I dont know why I'm so attached to them right now. But I think they are sweet. I need to move on to the other animals in that set; give them a voice.


  3. How cute are these?! They are my favorites of the night after checking out the BBs :) How clever to make a heart out of the flower petals. LOOOOOVE them all!