Monday, August 8, 2016

Elaina's 13th birthday card

Elaina's BD card for this year.  During the summer she had "sherbet" hair color so I tried to color in the same colors on her card. She turned 13 this year and it is so hard for me to believe she is a teenager already. The image is a digital image, colored  with Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol.  The background  paper is also created with the pencils and oil because I wanted a rainbow of color to match the colors in the image.

Monday, August 1, 2016

My little man in a fedora

Isn't he a cutie? This is Alexander a couple of months ago and I think he looks so cute in his hat.

Friday, July 8, 2016

Thank you card for Sheila

The background is from Heartfelt Creations as are the Vintage Floret Die for the flowers.  I cut the flowers twice and glued the first ones down flat on the designs on the die and then popped the second set up to do a 3D effect. The centers are self adhesive flat back pearls with Stickles around them for a little sparkle.  The sentiment is computer generated.

Card for Dorothy

This is a card I made for my friend Dorothy. The roses are cut using Heartfelt Creations Vintage Floret Die, the easel card is Spellbinders scallop circles and the pretty inner design, butterfly, and leaves are JustRite dies Garden Circle, Elegant Garden Label, and Open Leaf Vines dies. Also a little sparkle was added with some crystals for the butterfly body and some Star Dust Stickles on the roses for a little extra.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

The newest love in my life

This is my great granddaughter, Seleha Grace.  She weighed in at 5 lbs 11 oz and is 18 inches long (size of a baby doll) and she is such a blessing.  We have been so worried about her during this pregnancy and my granddaughter has had to go for ultrasounds two times a week because they did not thing the baby was growing as she should and the Friday before being born they told us she only weighed 4 lbs 8 ounces, so she surprised everyone. Her Mom had a rough delivery, or a scary one for us, about 5 minutes after the epidural was put in she started having problems with her blood pressure dropping dangerously low and had to be given Epinephrine and Seleha's heart rate going up to 214 and was rushed for an emergency c-section. The only reason she had the epidural was because her doctor convinced her to do it in case they had to do a c-section because of the baby but we never thought it would be because of her! Mom and little one are both doing great now even though Seleha has lost down to 4 lbs 1 oz when she was 5 days old.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

My first and second easel cards based on Darsie Bruno's tutorial

I made two easel cards loosely based on the card Darsie Bruno made.  I have posted a link to her blog and she also has a youtube video on how to create this card.  I have never made an easel card and this one is not exactly like hers but I like the way it turned out.
 Open view of first easel card.
 Closed view of first card.

Second and last (so far) easel card.  This is the link for Darsie's gorgeous creation and I hope she won't mind my very loose interpretation of her tutorial.

Monday, February 15, 2016

Marc's valentine card 2016

This is the card I made for Marc this year using "fall squirrel" and "nuts for you" files from Miss Kate's Cuttables site.  The squirrel originally had acorns and leaves at the bottom and one he was holding but I imported the acorns with hearts on them from the "nuts for you" file and then just popped up two extra layers of the hearts on the bottom to stand out.  I just printed the leaves out for the corners and cut them with scissors.  On the inside I just printed the sentiment and did not cut it out.  Just a little glitter on some of the hearts and all done. I used crystal effects for his nose and eyes, one of the eyes shows up glossy and the other one doesn't. The links for these two files are - and