Thursday, May 27, 2010

Busy week!

Wow!  Last week was busy!  I had my bestest friend come and stay with me for a whole week!  She came in from Upstate New York and we had a total blast!  I actually got a few cards made too. :-O  We had fun showing each other new things/card techniqes.  Here is one of the cards I made.
This Fred She Said image is Emma Blowing Her Bubbles Digi Stamp. I've colored Emma with Prismacolor color Pencils, then used Baby Oil in my version of the Gamsol Technique to blend them.  I used Clear Finger Nail Polish over the Bubbles so they would "pop" (who needs expensive Scrpapbooking products!  ;-)).  Then I cut Emma out with the Nestabilities Labels 1 die, sponged the edges lightly with reconstituted Walnut Ink Crystals and then distressed the edges.  Emma is then layered on two pieces of Card Stock that have been cut with my new Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page punch.  Added a bit of ribbon and a bow, a peel-off sentiment and it finished, ready to send out.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Here Comes Summer! Blog Hop

Welcome to our "Here Comes Summer FRED SHE SAID" blog hop!!! If you just happened to drop by my blog and you are not aware of this wonderful event taking place, please go back to the Fred She Said blog and start your hop!

Please, we would love it if you commented on our posts.

Along the way, you will see a special CODE WORD. Collect them all up! Once you reach the end of the blog hop (which will be the Fred She Said Challenge blog), follow the instructions to make your entry and your name will go in for a draw for a $20 Gift Certificate for the Fred She Said Store!

Here is my Fred She Said creation:
I used Emma in the Strawberry Patch by Fred She Said and colored her with Prismacolor Colored Pencils and cut out with the Nestabilities Mega Curved Rectangle Die.  The Red Gingham paper is one of my card fronts available on CraftsUPrint here and the Strawberry paper is some scrapbook paper from my stash.  I added a Computer Generated Sentiment that was cut out with the Nestabilities Labels 1 die and then inked around the edge.  Some cute Heart Gems and a Double Organdy Bow finish off my card for this hop.

My special code word is:  SEASON

Here is a list of the blog hoppers in case you lose your way:






*CAROL L. (You are here)







This blog hop will run from today, MAY 21st until MAY 27. On the 28th, the winner will be announced on the Fred She Said blog.

Thank-you for taking the time to play along. Now, to continue the blog hop, please visit DARSIE B.
When you are finished hopping, why not check out the Fred She Said Store!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Busy, Busy, Busy around here!

Well, it has sure been busy around my house the last couple days!  I am having some work done on my house and they are working like gang busters!  I can't believe how fast the work is going!  I am having a roof put over most of my front deck (mostly to stop some water that is going into my basement, but I will LOVE the extra shade!)  They are also going to be doing some other stuff to stop the leaking too, but this is the first step.  Here are pictures of the work in progress so far.

I've been real busy myself, getting ready for a friend who is going to be visiting me next week for a whole week.  We are going to have SO much fun when she gets here!  We have a Craft Show that we will be doing together and then on another day we are going to do some SERIOUS retail therapy at Hobby Lobby, Joann's and the Bead Haven!  I've been making up a bunch of cards too, getting ready for the show.
Here is one that I made up using Fred She Said's Emma in Her Frills for a lovely lady going through a terrible time right now.  Her husband was in a terrible motorcycle accident.  My prayers and wishes for a full recovery went out in the mail with this card.

I used Prismacolor Color Pencils to colro this one and then dry blended most of it.  I cut Emma out with the Nestabilities Labels 4 die, then inked the edges while it was still in the die.  The paper behind Emma is cut with the same die and is actually a piece of white embossed paper that I completely rubbed over with ink.  Th edge of the green card has been punched with a Martha Stewart Edge Punch and layered on the card blank which has been cut on the edge with a Deckle Blade and then inked with 2 shades of purple.  I then used Aleene's Tack-it Over & Over inside the cutouts and added glitter.  The sentiment is done the same way with the inks.  A beautiful organdy bow, peel-off corners and lots of bling finish of this card.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Man's Birthday Card with Rosey

I have an order for several Birthday Cards and when the lady told me that one of the Guy's she needed a card for, I immediately thought of Rosey by Fred She Said!  Rosey comes Pre-colored, so all I did was cut her out with the Nestabilities Labels 3 die and layer her on a very large paint sample that I rounded the corners on and a piece of DP that I rounded the corners on and then punched each end with the Martha Stewart edging punch.  All layered on top of a "leather" look piece of scrapbook paper and finished off with some gold peel-offs.  (Hope she likes it as "Men's" cards are SO hard for me to think of! ones I have to figure out are for a Blind Man and a Blind Woman! :-O  Watch out for the TEXTURE on those!  lol)