Monday, August 29, 2011

9 months on the inside! Bugaboo stamps

This is one of the cutest digital stamps ever! 
What a great stamp to use for a baby announcement! 
It is from Bugaboo Stamps.
 Bugaboo has some of the cutest digi's around! 
This one is called Bentley on the inside.

I printed Bentley onto white paper and then
 did some distressing with Antique linen Distress Ink
 with a touch of Tea dye ink around the edges. 
Background paper comes from Basic Grey.
Of course I used my favorite circle Nestabilities.

I can hardly believe it has been one week
 since my darling grandbaby, Carson, arrived!
Here is his 1 week photo!

I can't decide which pic is my favorite!

He certainly is precious! 
It's back to work for me tomorrow. 
I am so glad I got to spend his first week 
on 'the outside' with him!
Thanks for visiting today!
I'd love it if you left me a comment!
See you soon!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Just for fun - thank you cards!

Today's post are a couple of cards I made
 for thank you cards for the wonderful RN (Nan)
 who made my grandson's delivery such a special day!

This first card is an older Penny Black 
stamp I have had forever. 
I love pulling out some of my old favorite
 wood mounted stamps and using them again.

I kept the card design very simple to showcase this darling stamp. 
I watercolored the image with Distress inks. I love the vibrant colors
you get with these inks.

My second card - also for Nan, features an older Inky Antics stamp.

This card I made in a smaller size, 3 x 5. 
I did a little paper piecing with the teacup and also 
popped up the front pansies so they popped out. 
I watercolored this image with Distress inks as well.

Here is a recent photo of my little buckaroo!
 He is showing off his new cowboy booties and hat!

Sweet baby! He is 6 days old in this photo! 
He's changed so much already!

Thanks for visiting today!
I hope you will stop by again!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Introducing Carson Colin!

Hi Everyone! Great news!
 I am a grandma! 
Carson Colin was born August 21st at 4:33 am. 
On his mom's birthday no less! What a wonderful gift! 
He weighed in at 7 lbs, 9 oz and was 20 inches long.
 He's perfect and beautiful!
Allow me to share a few of my most favorite pictures of him!

His newborn photo.

I have been practicing my photography skills.
He has been the Best model!

Those adorable feet!

I found this wonderful antique buggy.
 Had some fun taking pictures of him in it.

Experimenting with different color treatments. 
This one is the full color version.

Sepia tone.

Some old suitcases I found at
 the same place I got the buggy.

Here is my beautiful daughter with her little man.

Thanks for visiting today!
 I have a feeling I will be posting about Carson a lot!
See you next time!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Fly Fishing with Biblical Impressions

Today's card features a cute stamp from 
Biblical Impressions called Fly Fishing. 
Couldn't resist this stamp when I saw it!
I had these cute fishing themed 
background papers from Karen Foster. 
I knew they'd be perfect for this stamp!

I watercolored the image with watercolor pencils.
Thanks for stopping today!
Come and visit again!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Tea-rriffic! New digital image from Clear Dollar Stamps

Greetings! I have a Tea rriffic card to share with you today.
I am very pleased with how this card turned out!
I love this new digital tea set from CDS. 
This is from their August 2011 release.

For my card I used the
 tea bag, flower label and the words You are tea-rriffic.

After printing the image - I distressed it using Spun Sugar and Tea dye.
I cut out the flower label and the tea bag to create a dimensional image.
I then used the distress inks Worn lipstick, Spiced Marmalade
 and peeled paint to color the flowers and leaves.
Background paper is from Basic Grey.

Inside of card:

I used the same distress inks using the 
direct to paper technique to add the color.
Thanks for stopping today!
See you next time!


Sunday, August 21, 2011

Clear Dollar Stamps August Blog Hop - A few of my favorite things

Welcome to the August Blog Hop
 for Clear Dollar Stamps!

Did you arrive here from Lisa's blog? 
If you did - you are in the right place! 
Wasn't her project amazing??? 
Lisa does the most wonderful 
Tuesday Tutorials for CDS.
 You really should check them out!

If you want to start from the very beginning click HERE.
 You won't want to miss a thing on this awesome hop!

The theme for this month's hop is My Favorite Things. 
I used a newer stamp set from CDS called Leaf Hello.
One of my favorite things is the fall season. 
This cute little set is perfect for fall greeting cards!

My other favorite things spotlighted on this card are 
Distressing, watercoloring with Distress inks, 
acorns and of course Clear Dollar Stamps stamps!

The background paper comes from My Minds Eye
 and the other paper is from Bazzil. 
More favorite things of mine!

I hope you enjoyed viewing a few of my favorite things. 
I will be sending you off to
 Karen's blog
 for another beautiful project.

Make sure you take the time to 
comment on each and every blog for a 
chance to win gift certificate to the CDS Store!

Thanks for stopping and I will see you next time!


Friday, August 19, 2011

Clearly Inspired Challenge #34 Scripture

Welcome Friends!
Clearly Inspired Challenge #34 is to 
use a Scripture on your card.

I chose to use the lovely CDS set
Numbers 6:24-26 for my card.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

On the course with QKR Stampede

 Isn't this the cutest golfing bear ever? 
Looks like she has a great swing going!
This is a stamp from QKR Stampede. 
It's called "on the course"

I paired her with some cute
 golf themed paper I have.
Image was colored with pencils 
and blended with mineral spirits.
Thanks for stopping today!
See you next time!

Aaargh! Another Eureka Balloon Holder card!

Today's card features stamps
 from Eureka Stamps.
The Pirate balloon holder 
with his parrot ballon.

This would make a cute
 child's birthday card, wouldn't it?!
I colored the image with colored pencils.
The background is a little bit of sparkly chalk.

Thanks for visiting today!
Until next time!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Digital Release day for Clear Dollar Stamps!

 Hello and welcome to 
Clear Dollar stamps digital release for August!
 I am glad you stopped by.

This set is called Tall Trios.

I watercolored the image.
 Background paper is from Imaginese.
To make the most of this cute image,
 I made my card 5 x 7.

Thanks for visiting today!
See you next time!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Bibilical impressions Bookmark

Today's card uses a stamp from 
Bibilical Impressions called 'online'.
 They have several bookmark stamps to choose from!

I added a little bit of color to the
 bookmark with some watercolor.
Background paper is from Little Yellow Bicycle.
Thanks for stopping today!
Stop by again!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Clearly Inspired Challenge #33 Things with wings

Today's card is for Clear Dollar Stamps
 Clearly Inspired Challenge #33
 Things with wings!

For my card I used a new digital image 
drawn by our very own Trudy Sjolander 
called Everything Beautiful.

I watercolored the image my Derwent Inktense  pencils.
The background paper is from Pinecone Press.

I hope you will take the 
Clearly Inspired Challenge and break out 
those things with wings!

Thanks for stopping!
 I love to read your comments!

See you soon!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Published in the Brainerd newspaper!

Exciting news!
 My photograph was published in the local newspaper! 

This is the Bee Balm in my garden.

I was able to get some pretty neat shots of this bee at work!

Just a pretty single flower

Thanks for visiting today!
I hope you will stop by again!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Eureka Farmer Balloon Holder

Hello blogging friends! 
Today's card features two Eureka stamps. 
They have a super cute line of balloon holder stamps. 
For this card I used the 
Farmer balloon holder and the Pig balloon.

I used my Nestabilites Labels Seventeen, 
plain circle and pinking circle. I then colored 
the images with colored pencil blended with mineral spirits.
The balloon cord is some cotton cord I had in my
stash of stuff.
Thanks for visiting today!
Stop by again soon!

Monday, August 1, 2011

QKR Old truck

Stamps: QKR Old truck and QKR Fence.

I made this card as a wedding card for a dear friend.
 Not your typical wedding card!
I watercolored the images.
Flowers are also from QKR.
Thanks for stopping today!
See you next time!