The tulip on the basket is Valita's Owl Punch Tulip! I had to see if I could make them! They are super easy and so pretty! You can find her video instructions on her blog-
I am posting tonight since I will out of comission for a few days! An MRI revealed I had a Meniscus tear in my knee. Actually, there are 2 tears on either side of my knee. The surgery is scheduled for the morning and isn't supposed to be too bad. But the recover may take awhile. Since my computer is upstairs and my Studio is in the cellar- I am thinking I won't be working on either for a few days! Any prayers for me are much welcomed! Here is a picture of the other side of my basket! I will be back soon!
Sunday, March 27, 2011
I am still hobbling along with a sore knee! I am seeing the Doctor on Tuesday so he can tell me what the MRI said. I pray it is not surgery! Here are more pictures of my Clown card!
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1765897?&si=lobster Here are a few more shots of my card! I used the Easel card technique because I love how this makes the card stand up! Can't you just taste that lobster!
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
I haven't decided how I will use this card- as a birthday card or just a Hello! I am thinking of sentiments like, Ahoy Maties! or It's Yar Birthday! I won't add sentiments until I am sure. I saw several Pirate owls that certainly inspired my owls. I loved the owl that is shown here-
I thought I would show you a few pictures on how I made the boat. I used Sizzix Spiral die for the boat.
Monday, March 14, 2011
This is the last post after spending all day in my studio. Well, I did take a little nap in the afternoon. It's back to work today after a week of vacation in Florida. What a luxury to be able to work on anything you want! I love it! I have made birdcages before with Tim Holtz's die but these were made from a new die I purchased from Marianne Design. I bought it on ebay since I believe it is not offered in the US. I love this die and have already purchase another die of fronds and leaves. The bird is from the SU bird punch and are made from paper that I bought while in Florida. It is from the Mind Eye company- The Stella & Rose line. This paper is fabulous! It almost feels like cloth! I love the colors that are offered and the feel of the paper! I plan to get some more of this great paper! I took a 3" x 3 " square of paper and scored each side 1/4 inch. After cutting one little snip on each corner up to the score line- you can fold your paper down and make the floor of the birdcage. I used this to attach the panels of my birdcage with glue at the bottom. Then you can fold in the top part of the cage and glue just the tab at the top. This is easier to make than Tim's birdcage since it is square. Although, I love Tim's die too! Here are some more pictures of these cages!
http://ellyscardcorner.blogspot.com/ This is a wonderful blog with all kinds of beautiful cards- check out some on the links on her site - they have beautiful ideas, too!
Sunday, March 13, 2011
I saw Loll Thompson's cute Pretty in Pink Basket and that led me to Stamp TV. I love Loll's adorable basket! You can see it here-
I added a duck here and a rabbit there- just because I love Punch art. I was inspired by my sister, Rochelle's adorable duckie! Take a look at her cute design-
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1928044?&si=beechwood I would never have thought to use the SU Ornament Punch for the head! It is so cute and easy to make! Easter is just around the corner!
Saturday, March 12, 2011
We visited Universal on our vacation and I loved the section of the park that had old comic strip characters. They even had Betty Boop! I was inspired to make a birthday card for my husband's cousin. I used a Spellbinder's die for the face- the name of it escapes me. Her eyes are from the SU Owl punch. I enlarged the above photo to make a template for her hair. That was really the toughest part! Her chest is from Valita's post at Valentine's. You can check out her blog to get directions here-
It was fun trying to come up with the right punches to make Betty come to life! I will probably make more cards from things I saw at Disney. What an place to find inspiration- it was around every corner. I took alot of pictures of the sights but I took just as many pictures of things that I thought, " wouldn't that make a great card", or things with color combinations that I would never think of! You just never know where inspiration can be found. Hope you like my Betty Boop!
Friday, March 11, 2011
We just got back from spending a week with my sister, Connie and her husband, Russ, at the Disney Resort Saratoga Springs . We can't go to Disney without seeing the fireworks at Epcot. Here is just a section of the fireworks display! It is my favorite thing to do at Disney's Epcot park!!