I've been super busy as always but wanted to take the time to post a card I made recently. This card is very simple, I used the large cupcake stamp, watercolor pencils & blender pens from SU. I also added stickles. So I haven't had much time for scrapping since work has been so crazy ((but I'm doing well!)). I've been working on a LO for my nephew & will make sure to post a pic if & when I ever finish it.
I can't tell you how crazy this week has been! My sister has been in town with the baby & I've been trying to visit as much as possible. I love that baby so much & I can't tell you how happy I am to see him really enjoying the gifts I gave him for Christmas. I got him a sock monkey & I'm sure everyone was thinking he probably wouldn't like it but he's been playing with it alot. That was the best part of Christmas for me. We visited with most of the family. I made 3 batches of my Grandma's cut-outs (my sister helped w/2 of the batches). I also made about 25 Christmas cards for coworkers, friends & family. Nothing like leaving everything till the last minute too. I was rushing to make sure everything was perfect when those damn cards should've been done weeks ago lol.
I don't have much more to say. I'm rushing so I can get 1 more visit in with my new best friend (the above mentioned baby- Brayden) before they leave. I'll be posting some pics soon. So the card I'm posting is fitting isn't it. I made this for my boss for his birthday & never got around to posting.
As promised I'm here to post another card. I've so far made about 6 of these cards using the Lily & Milo stamp from Stampavie (Rachelle Anne Miller). For this card I also added the sentiment from Stampin Up. I used my Cricut to cut out the oval & the oval shadow & inked the edges as well. I finally had a good reason to use my Christams tree brads I picked up @ CKC 2 years back. I felt really guilty using them all up but I can always get more right? I've still been going nuts w/my new SU blender pen & watercolor pencils. I think that will be my main technique when it comes to stamping now. I also used stickes on the stars & on Lily's cheeks. I'm currently in the process of hammering out about 15 cards for my team @ work & that's not counting the other 5-10 that I really should make for my bosses & friends at work. Oh why didn't I start weeks ago??? BTW, I just got my labels nestabilities in the mail so I'm sure I'll be going to town w/those too.
Yes, I'm posting 2 days in a row! Here's just a few more to keep you interested ;) Of course you all recognize the Lily & Milo stamp (Rachelle Anne Miller) from Stampavie and I used the K&Company DP as well. For the other 2 cards I used Stampin Up stamps. The sentiment on the 1st card is Stampin Up as well.
This past week I got my Stampin Up order. This was my month to host so I got alot of goodies. I got the watercolor pencils with the blender pens & I have to tell you they are awesome. I can't believe I've gotten by stamping without them for this long. Since Monday night I've pulled out all of the Stampin Up sets & made a card using at least one stamp from each set. I'd been feeling pretty wasteful hoarding them without even mounting them. So, I've been "watercoloring" like crazy. I've got enough pics to post a different card daily for two weeks! But, I'll post them in groups. Just to update- my job is still going pretty well & I just bought a new car. The only bad news is that someone at work keyed said car my very first day driving it-- major bummer.
These 3 cards were all made using Rachelle Anne Miller's Lily & Milo stamps from Stampavie. I used various scraps of paper along with the blender pen & watercolor pencils. The sentiments are Stampin Up as well.
My dog has a new "baby" all the time, you know the stuffed animal that you purchase to replace the one she's ripped apart in love? She has this monkey & flings it around so I have this song I sing to her (in the style of that Brass monkey song?). Anyways, the SU Sock Monkey set is awesome (if you didn't get what I was getting around to). I scraplifted from toddianni723 over on splitcoaststampers. Her version was very similar but Halloween themed. I used K&Company designer paper & a little bit of stickles on the cupcake. I really like this idea of using portions of the stamps! I started out trying to paper-piece a monkey & it was too much of a pain. I wouldn't say I copied (ok I did) but I had to make the monkey "peeking" over the edge. I haven't made anything lately & I'm so proud of this. I currently only have 1 comment for my card but "cotdsffs" said it is her favorite out of all 516 cards posted. Yeah!
Well I probably could've titled many of my posts that right? I know I'm very sporadic but hey! It's not my fault. I was internet-less for about a month again. We finally had to wipe everything out & start over. Also, I got that "promotion" I was talking about. I'm not a supervisor of 12-15 people. It varies day to day since people will just up & leave- yeah it kinda' sucks. I have alot of new responsibilities & new tasks to learn. I'm also spending alot more hours hours at work as well. There goes my dream of being on a DT. I haven't even crafted anything in about 2 months. I will try to get around to all my fave blogs & maybe get to crafting something this weekend. (NO PROMISES! My house is a mess) FYI, SU has this new awesome sock monkey stamp set along w/an accessory stamp set as well. I ordered one for my SIL's b'day & now have one on it's way for myself as well. It's so cute. He comes with a little pennant flag & I dream of making a "You did it" card. If you're into sock monkeys this is a "must have".