Sunday, March 29, 2009

When Things Just Kind of Happen........

I love it when things just kind of fall together, and it makes you smile inside. Even though, it may not be anything fabulous to anyone else, in your mind, it is just right. That is what happened with the two cards I am posting today. It has been rainy, and crappy here in NC for most of the week. With the weather being so oppressive, add a little cabin fever, and your mojo can be sucked out of you like Dorothy out of Kansas. I even asked my husband, "Have you seen my mojo?" his reply, "Its probably under the bed with the rest of your shoes and the dust bunnies,"! No, really, he is precious, and funny too...and hot...ok...I digress. Back to the cards, the first one is made with Hearts and Flowers from the Cats Pajamas. I have a friend who is going through some medical issues with her dad, and after seeing little tears well up in her eyes, I thought she needed some positive vibes, hence the card. I used watercolor crayons from SU, black Memento ink, die cuts from SU's birds and blooms, and a little pewter brad from the Hodgepodge Hardware SU set. The patterned paper, again SU, Ginger Blossoms, and the envelope from the same pack.

The second card happened quite by accident. I had been browsing at Big Lots and found this really cool pack of rub-ons, of course, there were not big lots of that, just one pack. If there had been more, I would have loaded up, LOTS of possibilities for these, and I don't normally like to work with Rub-Ons. I aged the paper, every layer, with a little Sahara Sand ink. I really like the effect that it had on the paper along with the old world look of the rub-on. The die is from SU birds and blooms again, and the little pearl brad, a little leftover in the "stash". I hope you like these little accidents, because they both came together, quite by accident, just the way I like it.

Friday, March 13, 2009

"Who is that?", said the Cat in the Hat.....AND PAJAMAS!

I recently received something special in my mailbox, really special, and there is not one stamp in this acrylic polymer goodness that I was not IN LOVE with! I am talking about the new release from The Cats Pajamas ! If you haven't checked 'em out, I suggest you slink on over to that swanky scene and shop awhile! This first card was supposed to be for last weeks TCP tuesday challenge, but of course, I was a bit late to photograph and upload. My loss. If you haven't participated, try it sometime, it is alot of fun. I used Barely Banana Cardstock with vellum stamped with the border from SU baroque motifs. The Cat was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black and color with Copics, I added a little glittah to the ribbon (after I dabbed some on my face because that is where it will end up anyway). I used some little rhinestone brads to the punched flowers for a little added interest. I am not sure whether I like them or not, but I had already punched through the flowers so it was a "go".

The second card was stamped with Memento Tuxedo black and colored with Koh-I-Nors and blended with odorless mineral spirits. I layered the "scrap" from the punched flowers over the yellow cardstock, scored the grid with my Scor-Pal and added the flowers with the "not naked" buttons that I had in my stash. I used Glassy Glaze over the jar to make it shiny and embossed the edges of the image with baby pink glitter embossing powder. The ribbon was a litte scrap that I had left over, it was just enough to added some interest to this card. I hope to get alot more fun stamping done this weekend, it is rainy and cold here in North Carolina! And to think that the first part of the week it was almost 80 degrees! Tonight it is in the 40's! Happy weekend and Happy Stamping!