Chili Cook Off Thank You Card

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Hello,

This is a “Thank You” card I made a couple of years ago but never posted.  I was looking through my old pictures recently and though I would share it now.

In our community, one of the things they do to kick off the United Way Giving Campaign is a Chili Cook Off.  The office where I work participated and and I made this card for the wife of one of my coworkers who works in the local catholic school kitchen, as she helped us make the chili.  (The rules for the cook off is that the chili has to be cooked in a commercial kitchen – and she pretty much did all the work as it was way faster – we just helped by handing her the ingredients.) We bought her a gift card to the salon she likes for helping us so much.  We didn’t win the cook off but it was really fun attending the event. I have also included a picture of our booth for fun.  The theme that year was “Las Vegas”, and as we are a construction company, we went with Casino’s that have all been demolished!

The image on the front of the card is a Mo’s Digital Pencil Stamp called “What’s Cooking“, I love this image as she reminds me of a friends daughter! I colored her with Copic Markers and the background paper is from my paper stash and it is pretty old, but I believe it was from “My Minds Eye“.  I also used the same paper to create the pocket on the inside of the card.

Thanks for looking!

 

Christmas 2015 Card Post #2

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Hello, today I am sharing another Christmas Card that I made.  It also uses a Lili of the Valley rubber stamp from the Jack, Patch & Puss line.

This one was a little bit different and special as it was to say Thank You to our Veterinarian. This past year had been a long and difficult year for our dog, Mandy, who was 15 years old.  She was slightly blind, deaf and possibly suffered a stroke, and on December 2nd, I knew it was finally time to say goodbye to her.  Our veterinary office was so helpful and kind during this time.  I had previously made two other appointments to say goodbye and then backed out as she seemed to be better on some days than others, but this last time I knew there was no going back, it was time to say goodbye.

I used most of the same supplies as the last card post, so I will not repost here.  Only the paper is different, which I am not sure, but think it was from Simple Stories.  Below I will add pictures of my dog Mandy.

Thanks for stopping by.  Please leave a comment if you’d like.

Jack, Patch & Puss decorating Christmas Tree

Jack, Patch & Puss – Lili of the Valley Rubber Stamp image

Christmas 2015 Card Post #1

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Hello, today I am sharing one of the Christmas Cards that I made for 2015 for family/friends.

This card was made with a Lili of the Valley rubber stamp, that unfortunately is no longer available. The stamp I believe was from the series called Jack, Patch & Puss.  They are so cute, I’m not sure why they stopped carrying them.  This one is just Jack (the bunny) and Puss (the kitty).  A list of craft items used to create this card are listed below.

Puss, Jack & Snowman_Merry Christmas

Better late than never Christmas Card post!

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Hey Crafters,

This is a card that I made for my daughter and her boyfriend for Christmas, and didn’t want to post it till I was sure that they had received it, but then after that I sort of forgot…so I figured, better late than never right? List of Supplies to follow.

Thanks for stopping by!

Lili Of The Valley_Caroling_01 Lili Of The Valley_Caroling_02 Lili Of The Valley_Caroling_03

Supplies:

Lili Of the Valley Rubber stamp – A Christmas Carol

Copic Markers – E33, 35, 44, 47, 50, 51 & 53; BG10, 72, 75, & 78; R20, 29, 35 & 39; YG61, 63 & 67; T1, 3 & 7; W00, 0,1,2,3 & 5

Ranger Distress Ink – Antique Linen

Designer Paper from My Minds Eye – Lost & Found Christmas

Martha Steward Edge Punch

C.C. Designs Cutter Dies – Olive Branch

Saturated Canary Challenge Blog, #58 Untraditional Christmas Colours

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Hi Everyone, today I am participating in Challenge #58 over at the Saturated Canary Challenge Blog.

The theme for Challenge #58 is:
 “Untraditional Christmas Colours” so for this challenge we want to see you stay away from those reds,greens and golds of christmas and into something different!!
Saturated Canary Elf Molly_card_12-8-13

 

The digital image I used is called Molly, isn’t she cute?

I printed her out on some Copic Xpress It Blending Card stock and colored her with Copic Markers.   The designer paper is from the My Mind’s Eye – “Merry Little Christmas” 6×6 paper pad that I purchased from Michael’s.  I love these 6×6 paper pads, they are perfect for card making as the patterns are scaled down from the 12×12 scrapbooking versions.  

The card base and layering paper is a piece of Black Card stock from my local copy shop. It’s a heavier weight maybe 110 lb card stock which makes for a nice sturdy card base.  I added some decorative elements by using the Leaf-Filled Flourish Die-namics from Simon Says Stamp and added some paper roses from Wild Orchid Crafts.

The Copic Maker colors I used are:
Skin & Parchment Roll – E50, 51 & 53, R20 on her lips and cheeks
Hair – E 42, 43 & 44
Clothes – R81, 83 & 85, YG61, 63 & 67
Background – BG10, 11 & 15, W00, 1, & 3

From All Of Us Birthday Card

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Hi Everyone!

Happy Weekend! Happy 1st Day of September!  Today I have a card made with one of the Lili Of The Valley Stamps that I received in the mail a few weeks ago. I just LOVE these stamps, they are so cute!

The image I used is called “From All Of Us” and you can get it here.  I stamped the image with a Memento Ink Pad (Tuxedo Black) on a piece of Copic X-press It Blending Card Stock that I purchased from Simon Says Stamp and then colored it with Copic Markers.  This is also the first time I have posted a card with an image colored on this paper, and I’m not sure if it shows in the pictures or not, but the colors really blend well.

I cut the easel card base and top out of some craft card stock using my Silhouette Cutting Machine.  The Decorative paper is from Simple Stories “Fabulous” 6 x6 paper pad.  This card measures about 5.25 x 5.25 finished so, the 6×6 paper pads work great for this type of card.

From All Of Us Birthday Card

Garden Variety Tuesday Challenge – Girly Girl

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Hey Card Crafters, today I’m participating in The Greeting Farm’s “Garden Variety Tuesday” challenge.  The theme is Girly Girl, so I thought that their image “Dress Ebony” would fit that theme perfectly!  I used some really pretty papers from the “A Beautiful Life” 6×6 Designer Paper Pad from My Minds Eye on a black card stock base.  I chose coordinating Copic Marker colors to go with the designer papers, but I forgot to write them down when I was coloring, so I don’t have a list of colors to share. 😦

I made this card for a co-workers birthday this month, and I’m so glad that I remembered to take a picture because I think that it goes with the theme pretty well.

Dressy Ebony_watermarked

By the way, if anyone has any hints on how to take better pictures of the cards that we make, I would love to hear it, I’m having just a terrible time, they are always blurry it seems.  This one was taken with an iPad, and you can’t change the resolution (at least that I have found), and it’s only set to 72 dpi, which is ok for the web I guess, but not so great for actually printing out photos.  Maybe it is just me. 🙂 Oh well, hope you like the card!

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