My card today is made in collaboration with my wonderful, craft-y daughter. She couldn't resist coloring (yes, she used Copics!!) this digi turtle from SNSS. I added the Stickles to its shell & put the card together....so easy. The dp is Cosmo Cricket Snorkel. My embellishments are shells we found on the beach during our Spring Break vacation. I used glue dots to attach them. Lastly, I added a little shimmer to the sentiment which has an unknown origin. Although it doesn't show up very well in the pic, my dd loves this guy's deep blue eye.
My friend who will be having surgery (breast cancer) on Monday is committing this verse to memory: The Lord is the One who goes ahead of you; He will be with you. He will not fail you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed. Deuteronomy 31:8
What a good reminder for all of us to put our trust in the Lord. Hugs, Laurie
Friday, July 31, 2009
Thursday, July 30, 2009
That's it for this one, Friends. Thanks for stopping by -- Laurie
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
May you rejoice in the Lord today, whatever the day may hold.......Laurie
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
As you can see, my mousey is having a lot of fun throwing the flower petals in a celebratory manner. I had a lot of fun coloring him. The House Mouse challenge is a sketch this week. You can see it here.The Copic Colour Challenge is R35, YR04, & YG63. You can see it here. I've used BG June Bug dp, SU! cardstock, unknown ribbon, & Stampendous stamps for the butterfly & sentiment. In addition to the challenge Copics, I've used E00, E5o, E55, E57, BG000, B000, & 0. I intentionally did not blend the lines for the sky...trying to make it look like the wind is whipping those petals like confetti.
I'm off to make another card or two. Thanks for looking in on my blog, Laurie
I can't upload my picture right now...Blogger keeps saying something about an error. I'll keep trying! In the meantime, you can check out the card in my Splitcoast Gallery here.
Edit #2: Hooray! Finally able to post the card at 7pm.
Paper: SU!, Zinnia
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Accessories: corner rounder, sticky gems, Classic Scallop Oval Nestie
Friday, July 24, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
It's a bit too busy for my usual style, but I wanted to do something out of my comfort zone. If I could do it over, though, I think I would use a Cuttlebug folder to give the texture & skip the Platinum flourishes. Don't you love the dp? It's from the recently released Junebug set from Basic Grey. The birdhouse is by Rubber Stampede & the flourish stamp by Hero Arts. I used various Copics to color the image but didn't keep track of which colors. I added the sticky gems to the ribbon corners & then decided Prima flowers would make a nice touch, too. Not sure what sentiment will go inside, but am thinking of something about dropping by to say hello since the robin looks like he's singing a greeting!
I'll be at swimming championships all day tomorrow, so maybe I'll see him flying around. Thanks for stopping by....Hugs, Laurie
Friday, July 17, 2009
Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs, Gina K, Paper: SU!, Basic Grey Two Scoops, Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics: RV000, R20, R83, Y17, YR16, E55, E57, E59
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Crissy is offering an Extravaganza that includes stamps by High Hopes. You really don't want to miss the chance on this, Friends. Check it out here. Good luck!
Saturday, July 4, 2009
This weeks' challenge was so much fun for me because red and blue are my favorite colors! It's definitely a challenge, though, since B26 & R29 are such dark colors. I used the 0-colorless blender quite a bit. Actually, I had to use it on the bunny, too, because I used C1 since I don't have C0. I used a MS punch for the lattice border & Stickles on the bunny's tail & furry chest. High Hopes makes the bunny & the dp is some older paper from SU!. The sticky dots are from Joanns. I'm not sure where I got the ribbon. The sentiment stamp was purchased at a stamp convention a long time ago & is made by Imaginations.
Thanks for stopping by......Hugs, Laurie
Friday, July 3, 2009
I hope you are enjoying your 4th of July weekend......Laurie
Thursday, July 2, 2009
My card today is for the Midnight Madness Challenge. Their sketches really stretch my creativity. You should check them out & give it a try...fun, fun & they give prizes, too!
I started by stamping & coloring this fancy coffee cup from the Impression Obsession coffee set with Copics. I didn't want to take away from the pattern on the image, so decided to use geometric shapes as my background. All the dp & cs are from SU!. So are the circle & square stamps I used to make the background. The two corners are made by punching out a 1 1/2 in flower & then punching a circle out of the center. I did use Nesties to cut out the image & make the green layer.
I'm off to a fun day of shopping with a friend. -- Laurie