Saturday, March 17, 2012

Stamp set: Love Machines
Paper: Pebble 4-bar notecard, Sky
Ink: Navy, Memento Tuxedo Black
Other: B&W twine, washi tape

Just a fun, quick little birthday card post. I love the new Love Machines cling set from A Muse Studio. My boys aren't so little any more but I still get a kick out of the robots. I used a paper piercer to put a hole in the center of the robot's "hand," then pushed some B&W twine through the hole and taped it on the back side. I stamped the "HB2U" sentiment onto some cherry cardstock, then punched it out with a circle punch, taped the other end of the twine to the back, then attached it to the card with some foam tape. Washi tape across the bottom. Clean, simple, quick!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Spring and Easter class

My apologies for the terrible picture but the weather is not cooperating! New class posting for Spring/Easter cards and a carrot box project on my class schedules page. It's a little close to Easter, but there will still be time for you to get these cards mailed out! Class will be held Saturday, March 31st from 11:30-1:30. Please call the shop directly to reserve your spot! Hope to see you there.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Keep Swimming!

a muse studio stamps: Chevrons, Keep Swimming
a muse studio papers: Sugar, Eucalyptus
a muse studio ink: Ocean pigment inkpad
Other: Copics, crystal glaze, Memento Tuxedo Black inkpad

Chevron stripes have become the latest trend. Seems like I've seen them everywhere! With this card, I decided to use the chevron stripes as waves. I know two kids who are fighting two different types of cancer right now, and it was with them in mind that I created these cards. One is a sophomore boy in high school who has leukemia and the other is a 7th grade girl in middle school who is fighting cancer on her spine. These kids both come from two wonderfully supportive families. While they are all so strong facing these challenges head on, I know they must feel defeated at times. So, this is my hope for them... that they just keep swimming. Both have great prognoses for recovery.

(Had some old notecards to use up. These striped notecards are no longer available)