Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Missing My Brother

I miss my brother. I haven't been able to see him in a very long time. So I made him this card to let him know.

First, I inked up PTI's Woodgrain Impression plate with some white craft ink. I ran it through my Big Shot with some Kraft Paper. Then I cut out a circle using my Nestabilities. On the Vintage Cream cardstock, I stamped the tree image and then the bird. I received some gorgeous Divine Twine from my friend Cathy and used it to tie on the Tiny Tag. I don't own the Tiny Tags set or dies, but was able to borrow them from a wonderful friend, Noora.

I stamped the other bird on top of the heart and the sentiment miss you. See how those cute birdies are separated? That's how I feel without seeing my beloved brother in such a long time. Hopefully I'll be able to visit him this summer. I miss his smiling face.

That's it for now. I have other projects in the works but I'm not sure when I'll be posting them. I really, REALLY want to get my craft room re-painted. Right now it is beige and red with a black and white border. It used to be a boy's room before we moved in. Not a very inspiring environment. Well, 3 years later and I still haven't redecorated it. Ideally I would like to get it done before the summer arrives. Crossing my fingers!

Stamps: PTI Through the Trees, Love Birds
Ink: Versacolor, Colorbox, PTI Pure Poppy
Paper: PTI Vintage Cream, Kraft
Misc: PTI Woodgrain Impression Plate, Divine Twine, pop dots, PTI Tiny Tags die

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

An Off Color card not for the Easily Offended

A wonderful and super generous friend of mine, Kelli Jo, sent me several of her unloved There She Goes stamp sets. One of the sets is "Loads of Fun". It has images of laundry, laundry baskets, a washer and dryer and some of the funniest sentiments. I know I'm going to have fun with this set!!

So I wanted to make her a thank you card. But it had to be a very unique, humorus and a bit crazy of a card to fit her personality. ;-) The idea came to me almost instantly.

Now be warned, it is not for the pearl clutchers. Although I don't think any of them follow my blog. ;-) I just don't want anyone to be offended by this.  It is just done in good "clean" fun.

In order for the sentiment to work, I had to ink up half of one sentiment for the beginning of the sentence and half of another for the end of the sentence. I'm hoping she will get a good laugh out of it. And I hope you did too! If not, you can let go of your pearls now. lol!

Stamps: There She Goes "Loads of Fun" and The Greeting Farm Cheeky Girl
Ink: Memento black, Versacolor Turquiose Gem, Copic markers
Paper: PTI Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, Raspberry Fizz, Vellum
Misc: tiny wooden clothespins, pop dots