Thursday, October 28, 2010

CDE in the Making

Just a quick note to say how sorry I am for not posting.  It is crunch time.  I have 2 more weeks till I take a big certification exam.  I haven't taken an exam in many many years and anxiety level is high!!!!  I have been studying bunches  and life is general has required alot of extra attention lately.  I am certainly looking forward to having the time to blog hop and create soon!  Keep happy thoughts, have a safe, fun Halloween.
Aloha,
Brenda

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Mud Buddie

I finally got this Mud Buddie Pure Innocence stamp a few weeks ago.  My obsession with PI continues.  For this card the border was cut with 2 of the Die-namics and the paper is from Cosmo Cricket.  The image is colored with Copic Markers and the background is chalked.  Have you tried making any "wrinkled ribbon"?  I found the "how to" information here if you are interested.  This particular ribbon is not dyed, but I have used Ranger alcohol inks, Smooch spray and reinkers mixed with water to make my own color.   It is definitely a fun way to customize your creations.
Aloha,
Brenda

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Something to Warm You

I guess some parts of the country are beginning to need something to warm them.  I made this card a few weeks ago after being inspired by a card I saw, unfortunately I have know idea whose blog it was.  PJ Bear from The Cat's Pajamas was paper pieced and colored with Copics.  The cup was paper pieced also.  The punches are by EK Success and Fiskars.  The polka dot paper (love it!) is by Sassafrass Lass and the craft cardstock is from Stampin' up.  I believe the stick pin is from Making Memories.
Aloha,
Brenda

Monday, October 4, 2010

Have you ever taken stuff just hanging around on your table and put a card together with them?  This is what came from that exercise.  Not my usual style, kinda busy, but I also kinda like it.  The little witch was the stamp that hooked me on Magnolia's Tilda stamps for a while.  I have no idea whose paper this is because it was a scrap, but the border punches are from Martha Stewart (Goo) and EK Success (wavy border).    The sentiment is from one of the The Cat's Pajamas sets, the tree die is a Die-namics from MFT and the ovals are Nesties.  Tilda is colored with Copics and the background oval is colored with chalk.  Hope you have a great week!
Aloha,
Brenda