Sunday, January 24, 2010
Just a quick note to say that I won The Greeting Farm's Valentine's treat holder contest. I posted the picture of my entry on my blog on January 22, see below. This was my first contest entry, so it is exciting to win! I won a free digital download of my choice.
Friday, January 22, 2010
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Monday, January 18, 2010
This card features two sweet cats named Sadie Bell and Otto Cat by Stamps by Judith. I was able to practice Copic color combinations for coloring an orange tabby cat. The card also features cat-themed paper, a metal paw brad, and ribbon. The inside of the card says, "Have a purr-fectly wonderful day!"
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Friday, January 8, 2010
Monday, January 4, 2010
I made these cards with my new criss cross die from Accucut. The dies cut out all of the basic card pieces. The inside note card pulls out so you can write a greeting. This card works well with patterned paper. One of the cards features a Valentine's kitty and the other features a snarly cat with an attitude. Each of the images are from Penny Black.
Sunday, January 3, 2010
I made this card with my Vintage Valentine's set from SU. I think this set is one of my favorite Valentine's stamp sets. It was retired several years ago, so I bought mine on Ebay. It is hard to come by and not very cheap, but it is definately worth having. I colored the image with duller, vintage-like colors, and sponged the paper with Tim Holtz's Vintage Photo ink. The lacey heart border and the metal flower top off the vintage feel.
This card features chef Ian, serving up a plate of love. I'd like to take credit for the design of this card, but I CASE'd it from Splitcoaststamper's, Faith H., aka. Markie's Mom. She is one of my favorite card designers. She now has her own company now, called "Mark's Finest Papers." The main things I changed on my version of the card is the paper and ribbon. Chef Ian comes with many items, such as a cake and presents, but I never would have thought to have him serve up a heart. How clever! I'm very happy with how my version turned out, but I wish I were as creative as Faith.
I wasn't planning to purchase anymore Valentine's stamps, but when I saw this cupid kitty at Archiver's yesterday, I had to buy it. As always, I can't resist a cute cat stamp. At least I got 30% off. This was a quick and easy card featuring ribbon, blitter brads, and a heart charm.
Saturday, January 2, 2010
This is the Valentine's day card I designed to be given to the cat room sponsors at the STAF shelter. I usually have to make about 20 each year. The cat on the card is a digital download from Digi Stamp Boutique from UK. They have several cute cat and dog images that are fairly inexpensive. For this card, I cut the cat's tail off, but I think I will keep it on for the other cards I make. While sitting here typing this, my cat Oscar is scouting my craft room looking for ribbon to chew, eat, and vomit. I try to keep all of the ribbon put away, but he always manages to find a piece or two. I should also mention that my cat Tiddler loves to chew and shred paper. Ah, life with cats!!
For this card, I used the digital download from The Greeting Farm. It features Anya and Ian holding a heart. The nice thing about the digital downloads is that you can print them any size you would like, unlike a traditional rubberstamp. I used designer paper, heart-shaped Nestabilities, a Martha Stewart heart punch, and glitter and brads for bling. The image is colored with Copic markers. I think that the stamps from The Greeting Farm are quickly becoming some of my favorites. My son, Ian, really thinks it is cool that this company has a character that shares his name.
I have already started making Valentine's cards for my son and neices to exchange at school. I'm not yet sure how many I will need to make, but I'm sure it will be over 80. I have been using scrap paper and ribbon, so I have very little money invested in these cards. My son chose to have the dog on his Valentine's. For my neices I used my Vintage Valentine's set from SU. I love the vintage image and sayings. On and off for the last week, I have been asking my son, "Canoe be my valentine?" It drives him crazy. :)