Hey All!!!! I'm back!!!! My computer is running like new, and I feel so connected again. Honestly, I felt isolated without it. I want to thank all of you for sticking with me and sending me emails of hello and encouragement and leaving such supportive comments on my last post. I LOVE YOU GUYS!!!
So, I've got some time to make up. In all of my upheaval the past few weeks, I have stolen some time in my craft cave to make some cards. So I'll show you a few of them that I've done. Here is the first:
This is a fun technique called a folded frame. It's super easy to do and I like the effect. This was a birthday card I made for a friend of my Mom's. The main image is from Flourishes, the viney stamp is a Hero Arts background stamp, and the butterfly is punched with a MS punch. Here is a side view to show you the dimension:
This folds down beautifully to put into an envelope and pops up by itself when removed. You can find a tutorial for this technique HERE.
The next card I made was for our next door neighbor who broke her foot:
How perfect is this image for that!?! The House Mouse Stamp actually has nothing on the cast when you stamp it, so you can put anything on it. I drew a smiley face on the cast, and had this great $1 stamp with a smiley face on it so I created the background paper with it. I colored the image with my colored pencils and oms. The inside says "Sending Happy Thoughts for a Speedy Recovery".
The last card I'm sharing with you tonight is one I made for another neighbor who's two daughters got pregnant at pretty much the same time, and ended up having their babies together while being in the hospital at the same time. So here is the card I made for her:
I so love this House Mouse stamp. . .However, since she is a Grandma only twice, I had to alter the original image. Here is what the stamp actually looks like:
You can see that I removed the third bunny so only two showed. I just put a piece of cut paper on the stamp when I stamped the image so the third bunny did not stamp. Here is a close up of the bed:
If you click on the picture, you'll see that I used a gold glittery pen to give it the look of brass. Obviously the blue represents the two boys that her daughters had.
So, I've shown great restraint by not showing all of the cards I've made over the last few weeks. They are being saved for next Wednesday's post. I hope you've enjoyed the cards tonight.
I want to again say thank you for continuing to visit me and leave me wonderful comments, even though I've not been able to do the same for you. You are truly wonderful blogging friends, and I appreciate you all so much. I hope you all know that. I'll be visiting you all in the next few days. Boy, do I have a lot of catching up to do! Thanks again to all for staying with me!
Don't forget the Pic of the Week below. This duck was standing on a rock in the middle of a creek and this sun beam was highlighting him like he was a messenger from the heavens! LOL It looks like he is posing for me.
Take care all! Hope you are all well!
"God, please help me be the person that my dogs think I am."