Saturday, August 15, 2009

My Little Princess Turns 5

My Great Niece will turn 5 in a few weeks. She is such a little princess since our family is 99% boys. So having a little girl in the family makes her even more of a treat for us. It's so much fun shopping for the frilly stuff rather than the rough and tuff stuff. This Gorjuss girl was just perfect for her card, so thanks Tammi for all the wonderful images you sent me. As you can see, I am having tons of fun coloring.

Stamp: Gorjuss Girl
Paper: DCWV, Making Memories-Sydney, & Basic Grey
Extras: Corner Punch, Cuttlebug Birthday Embossing Folder, Prisma Flower, Self Adhesive Rhinestone, MS Branch Punch.
Image colored with Copics

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Whiff of Joy Challenge #43

This weeks challenge was to use pink and brown...well, that's right up my alley since I've always loved that color combo so here is my take on this weeks challenge.

Stamp: Whiff of Joy: Musing Melinda
Paper: Designer Paper from SU-Berry Bliss, Chocolate Chip, Creamy Carmel
Extras: Nesties, Self Adhesive Rhinestones, Sizzix Die Cut-Swirls Scribbles, MS Branch Punch, Prisma Flowers
Image colored with Copics

As always, thanks for looking

Monday, August 10, 2009

Reflection At The Lake & Nature's Beauty

Well since I had all the stuff out to brayer and my 15 year old soon to be 16 year old son commented on how much he loves my brayered cards when he saw the one I did for my BIL. I did 2 more... Now to decide which one to give him.

I used the mirror image stamp for the reflection of the wolf in the water and then the stamp-a-ma-jig to get the wolf placed just right over the reflection. For the wolf that is on the land part of the card, I first stamped it in my versa mark pad and then in Basic Black Ink. I then put clear embossing powder over it and heat embossed so that when i brayered on the sky and mountains it did not pick up any of the ink...To get the shape of the mountains, I ripped a post it, I placed one half on the top and the other half on the bottom for the reflection. I sponged on first Certainly Celery and then Old Olive. As for the tree, I stamped on the reflection again using the mirror image stamp and filled in the area between the upright tree and the reflection tree with a basic black marker

For this card I used first stamped on the tree again using the versa mark pad and then stamped it in Timber Brown Staz on. I put on clear embossing powder and heat embossed. I then brayered half the top half with Soft Sky, Blue Bayho, and sponged on Not Quite Navy. For the land, I brayered first with certainly celery and then sponged on Old Olive. I then took another post it note to make the mountains, and the horizon. Last but not least, I stamped on the buck.

Thanks for looking, and I hope you like it


This card was done for my BIL's birthday who's birthday is in 2 weeks. Since I wanted to do a masculine card and I find I always reach for my brayer when doing one. So I dusted it off and used an oldie but goodie retired set from Stampin Up from the sketches series. Before I put it away, I will do one more for my son who commented on this card and who's birthday is next week. Now to think of something to do...

Stamp: Stampin Up: Sketches, Sea Grass?
Ink: Stampin Up: Soft Sky, Blue Bayou, Creamy Carmel, Adirondack: Ginger
Paper: Paper Trey: Enchanted Evening, Stampin Up: Whisper White, Creamy Carmel, Sahara Sand DP: Bella Bleu
Image colored in Copics
Extras: Cuttlebug Embossing Folder-Swirls, MS Border Punch

Monday, August 3, 2009

Storm Approaching

As some of you know, I live right on the water and have a spectacular view of both the Atlantic Ocean and the Manhattan skyline. This is the view I have from my terrace and living room if I look the other way, I have Jamaica Bay and the Manhattan skyline.

New York has been having its share of rain. We've had so much rain, I feel like I live in London. But anyway, I was sitting in the living room and I saw these dark clouds rolling in. They rolled in so quickly, it became dark in an instant. So, I ran and got my camera and took a few pictures from my terrace. I actually got lucky and captured the lightening. And yes, that is a surfer heading into the water.. That narly dude is still looking for that big wave...

A surfer heading into the water as the storm approaches..if you click on the picture you will see one surfer riding the wave in..

Not sure if you can tell, but those little blobs in the water, are surfers but again if you click on the picture you get a better view...

The lightening was really spectacular, I lucked out by capturing Mother Natures display.