Thursday, December 13, 2007

Just a quickie! (Get your mind out of the gutter!)

I just wanted to post this card before going to bed. I am so tired! I love the holidays, but boy are they exhausting! I have such a busy weekend ahead! Anyway, I used alcohol inks on glossy paper to get this marbleized effect. I stitched it on gold paper with my sewing machine. The picture looks rather yellow, but in real life it is a deeper gold. I had these awesome rhinestone swirl stickers and used them with the star that I embossed in gold. The stamp was from Stampendous. The ribbon is SU!

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

Magnolia or Matilda?

I received this adorable cake paper from Mary Ann over at A Very Mary Design. I didn't want to cover it up, so I stamped my Magnolia/MAtilda image and then cut her out. (What is the name of this stamp? Does anyone know? ) I colored her in with my Copics. I chose green for her dress because there was so much green and brown in the background paper. While I was coloring it I couldn't help thinking of the song, "If I had a million dollars." There is a line in there that says, "If I had a million dollars, I'd buy you a new dress, but not a green one cuz that's cruel!" ........Guess ya had to be there! LOL! OK moving on......The ribbon is from Making Memories. I cut the oval out using my Coluzzle. I added some glitter to the cake because glitter makes everything better! : )

Cortney's appt went fine yesterday. They X-rayed her hips because she has "subluxed" hips. They just like to make sure they haven't dislocated. Her muscles are tightening since she is growing like a weed! At some point she may need surgery to lengthen her muscles. In the meantime we were given night splints. We also met with the wheelchair guy. He admitted that he screwed up and is ordering all new parts to make her chair right. Unfortunately, this could take a couple of months. Nothing I do can ever be right the first time apparently! Thanks for checking in and leaving comments! It really does brighten my day!!!!!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

TAC Penguin!

I love these cute penguins from TAC! I colored him in with my Copics and flocked him in white and black. I also added stickles to his scarf and hat. The scalloped punch behind him is by SU! I used my Coluzzle for the 2 circles behind him. The paper is by K I Memories. The snowflake border punch is by Martha Stewart. The sentiment is by Stampendous! I pulled out those eyelets.....had to actually blow dust off the top of em! It felt good to hammer away!

Off to Shriner's Hospital today for Cortney's orthopaedic appt. She has X-rays 2 times a year to check her hips. Because of her fast growth spurt, her muscles are tightening up again. She had muscle lengthening surgery a few years ago....and I am dreading the day it has to be done again. So I guess we will see what the doc says. We also have therapy and a meeting with the wheelchair company. I am praying that this issue also gets resolved. No rest for the weary I guess! Hope you have a great day!

Monday, December 10, 2007

More Elzybells!

I have a tendency to go on "kicks!" I start with a particular stamp and just go crazy! This is another Elzybell's stamp. I cut the note card using my Spellbinders. I distressed the edges and again used my Copic Airbrush System. I cut the scalloped heart with my Marvy punches. I glued some dew drops onto the heart. This angel is standing on a flocked cloud with glitter wings.

I haven't had much time to create these days! These are cards I made a few weeks ago! Thanks to those of you who have sent me lovely Christmas cards! At some point when I can get my act together I will post them. Eventually, I guess I need to send out cards.....haven't even sent my family any! So much to do and so little time to do it! I apologize for not visiting you more often.....soon I will have 2 weeks off and then maybe I will have a bit more time!

Sunday, December 9, 2007


I made this little note card with my Spellbinders die cut. I also used my new Copic Air brush. I placed the circle over the reindeer and bird and sprayed around it. I also used the liquid applique for the snow on the ground and on the animals. While I was heating it, I sprinkled glitter over it. The image was colored with my Copics. The ribbon was in the dollar bin at Michael's!

What a busy, busy weekend! Friday we had friends over. Saturday was the eye doctor, dentist and tons of Christmas shopping. And on Sunday, we went downtown Chicago to see the Christmas lights on State street. For a change of pace we also went to Navy Pier. They have their Winterfest there. It was so cool! There was ice skating, rides, food, slides......I am sooo tired! I will post a few pics tomorrow! Hope everyone had a great weekend!