Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Our 20th Anniversary, a Tri Shutter card for Bruce

Happy Anniversary to us :) We made it to a glorious 20 years.

(We've both been married before, so it's more like Bruce's 50th and my 35th LOL) It's a very long story, but I can't express how joyous I am to have 20 loving years with this man!

The ship is a free digi from the internet. The map panels are also free digis of a world map found on the internet. I just enlarged and printed it, then cut out pieces to fit and distressed it a bit with distress inks. All the stamped shells, fish & stars are from JustRite stamps. The sentiment is typed and printed. It's extremely heartfelt to me, and what I used to tell Bruce long before I knew it was a sentiment.

I painted the ship with Broken China distress ink first, then Perfect Pearls (plain white pearl) and water. The border outlines were drawn with a gold Sharpie marker. I used some Vintage Paper distress ink around the ship oval and the sentiment, then tipped around with Perfect Pearls in gold mixed with water. I used Memento Rich Cocoa to stamp the ocean critters.

Finished up with some gold nail head stickies by Mark Richards and a golden anchor charm tied on with some twine. Bazzill cardstock.

Entered into: CDAC Inspiration Challenge


Thank you very much for looking!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Tulips Basket

Sending thanks to my friend Shari in Canada. She has sent me paper punched decorations, embellishments, stamp sets, designer papers - you name it, not to mention the shipping costs. So Shari, I send you virtual hugs and ♥

This is a free digital image from Birds Cards! She is so sweet to share these with the world, so feel free to visit her blog:


Cardstock by Gina K. Design, Pure Luxury 120# white
Tulip basket is free digi from Birds Cards
Sentiment by JustRight Stamps, "Just the Right Words"
Colored with Copic Markers
Sponged with VersaMagic Chalk inks

Entered into the following Challenges: 
CDAC 1-2-3
(Sentiment, Designer paper, Embellishment)

Outlawz Copic/Promarker May 10-16, 2013
(April Showers Bring May Flowers)

 Thank you for looking!

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Gratitude Wreath

It's always a blessing to have friends, and I made this for one here on the island. She is so thoughtful!

For Karen Y. ♥

Two more friends contributed to the card. Susan S. - thank you for sending me the stamped image from Gina K. Designs, "Floral Wreath." And thank you to Shari M. for the pre punched lacy border. I'm so glad I could combine both elements from you ladies!

I also used a sentiment taken from the set "Thanks a Million" by Gina K. as well. Colored with Copic markers. I added a touch of green to the blue flowers, a tip from either Melanie Muenchinger or Sharon Harnist -- both ladies are incredible with coloring. I apologize for my brain cells and not remembering exactly which lady said not to be afraid to add the color of the leaves into the flower petals.

Entered into challenges:

"Mayflowers" at StampTV, for the May Release Party

"Anything Goes" at Through the Craft Room Door

Check out both sites for fun challenges with the nicest of people!

Thank you so much for looking!