Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Using My New Stamps

While in the States a few weeks back, I splurged on a whole mess of new stamps. Since I do cards for work and family, I had to expand my collection of stamps (especially Happy Birthday ones).

To my delight, I found three sets of adorable Penny Black stamps at Archiver's at the Mall of America. Here are just a few of nearly two dozen I completed recently:

On this card, I used All Night Media's Clear Liquid Embossing over the balloons to give them a shiny raised texture.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Moleskine Sketches

A few weeks back, I finally got myself something I've wanted for awhile; a small pocket "Moleskine" and a set of good sketching pencils. I made a case to carry them in my purse, so I can draw wherever and whenever I please.

Here are two of my first drawings. I hope to fill the entire book one day!

My first sketch...

done in our living room while Sheba, our oldest cat slept on her favorite recliner.

When she woke up, she sat with me and I did a closeup of her beautiful green eye.

My second page, a sketch from a photo this time...

of the little Fledgling Robin

(you can read the story on my Rather Be Blogging Blog here).

Cute and scruffy all in one.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Whoo Hoo! I Won!

What a great surprise when Toni from Moved To The Mountains informed me I won her bloggy prize recently... and what a thrill it was to receieve all these cute goodies in the mail shortly afterward!

Not only is Toni a wonderful person, she is my card-making inspiration... her work is incredible and has been in Cards Only magazine a numerous times!

And now I have an "Original Toni" for my very own too ;)

Thank you Toni! I will post my creations using all these goodies as soon as I can.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Catastrophe Cats

Catastrophe Cats
A cross stitch design I slightly altered so that two of the cats looked like ours... this was done before we got our third cat, so unfortunately Tawnee isn't in this one! I shall have to do another one day with all three ;)

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