September 28, 2010

Flourished Hummingbird


I love hummingbirds, so when I saw this flourished image from Inkadinkado I had to buy it. My friend Elaine and I share a love of hummingbirds, so this card will go to her. We both put out feeders during the summer and this year she had around 50 birds a day visit her feeders during their migration. I only had about 20 a day, but it was enjoyable sitting outside and watching them.


I liked this card so much that I made one in blue (to keep). I'll display it on my stamp shelves with some of my other favorite cards.

September 27, 2010

Altered CD Case - Frog and Dragonflies


I recently purchased a set of cute Frog stamps from Close to My Heart. Today I thought I'd make a CD case using one of the images.


I stamped the frog on white and die cut the image (Nestabilities circles). I backed it with a solid green circle and a decorative paper circle. I glued the layered image to a piece of square ivory card stock and added a punched dragonfly to each corner. I placed the square into the front of a CD case. For the inside-back of the CD case I used the same ivory and added five green brads to the left edge that would show through. Now to decide what goodies I want to put inside the case.

September 23, 2010

Just Add Ink Challenge #36



When I saw this sketch for the current Just Add Ink challenge I decided I wanted to make my card with the colors red, white and black.


I began by stamping Delight in Life (an SU image) on white. I embossed the right part of the card with a Cuttlebug folder then added decorative paper to the left. After adding a red ribbon I attached it to a red card. I punched 2 small butterflies (Martha Stewart punch), attached them above the sentiment and added small pearls for the body. A simple card, but I love it!

September 15, 2010

Altered CD Case - Feel Better Kit


It's that time of the year again...when the seasons change and colds start going around. I'm getting prepared by making little Feel Better Kits for some of my friends and family. Of course I had to use my Nurse Anya image from The Greeting Farm.


As with the other altered CD cases I cut a front and back insert piece from decorative card stock. On the front piece (which will slide inside the front of the CD case) I added a piece of ribbon, three red brads and a little 'Feel Better Soon' message. Then on the outside of the front I placed Nurse Anya (using pop dots to give her more dimension).

What did I put into the Feel Better Kit? I put a single cold tablet packet, a teabag, and a gift card to a local pharmacy.