Here we are at another Wednesday. Wanted to thank those of you who sent me their address and birthday info. I have paper copy now so if my computer eats it again, I've got a hard copy backup. For those of you who requested my info, it's on the way.
Thanks too for those of you who went to visit Katie. . .I just came from there, and let me tell you, I had to wipe the tears away several times. My heart just aches for her and her struggle. I've seen several of your comments to her and it means a lot to me, as I know it does to her too.
Before I get on with my cards, my friend Karen over at "1 Wacky Woman" has written a book on water coloring techniques using markers. Here is a pic of her new book:
Karen is so talented, especially when it comes to coloring her images. I have always marveled at her talent. She has a video on her blog HERE giving a demo of her coloring. Be sure to take a look and click HERE for info on her book! You'll love this!
OK, I've got a treat this post (or maybe some of you might not think so). Instead of the normal 3 cards I usually post, I have 5! I fought with myself to save a couple for next post, but lost the fight with myself. . .I'm a little scary aren't I? LOL On to the cards:
I found this simple sketch (can't remember where - looked at so many) and I liked its simple, elegant look. The "Pic of the Week" below, actually inspired this card! I added red Stickles to the branch berries and used my Bow Easy to create the double loop bow.
Next. . .
Staying with the red/black/white theme, this is a simple Valentine that I came up with. I used a Hero Arts background stamp (musical notes) and drew in little red hearts with a marker. Super quick, super easy. I call it "Love Notes". . . LOL I'm such a dork!
Here's another Valentine. This Gruffies image is a natural for Valentine's Day. I just love him. The sentiment and the chocolate candy heart is from a very talented lady and my blog friend Elaine over at Crafticious. She has posted there the BEST sheets of backgrounds and pieces of candy and chocolate sayings. They are all free to download and are just amazing. Thanks Elaine! I colored this image with colored pencils and oms.
I have had this stamp for over a year and never have used it. Well, this card takes care of that issue! I colored this with Bic markers! That is a first for me. The only thing that wasn't colored with marker was their pink mouths. That is a colored pencil. This is a Penny Black image. I made it for my Mom to give to one of her friends.
Last card. . .
Once again I've used the Deadbeat Designs "A Tree for All Reasons". I sponged the background with distress inks and the "snow" on the branches was created with liquid appliqué. Birdhouse is from Artful Inkables, bird from PTI, and sentiment from Crafty Lounge.
Pic of the Week:
I picked this photo because it reminds me of the stamp I used on the first card above!
Thanks so much for coming by. . .I'm still waiting for that magical 250 followers to offer my blog candy package which is growing bigger and bigger. . .thanks to those who have deemed me worth following. It means a lot to me.
OK, I'll be coming by as I always do each week to see what you all have been creating. Can't wait to see what you've done this past week.
Hugs to all of you and your families!
"God, please help me be the person that my dogs think I am."