Showing posts from August, 2014

The Little Mermaid

Hi Friends,

Happy Labor Day weekend!   Today's post is a little mermaid I colored up with Copic markers. I went over her tail and scales with a Wink of Stella pen -- see bottom photo for a good picture of the blingy look.  Her top was colored pink and I used glitter glue on it.  I had these tiny bubble gems that go perfectly with an under water mermaid.   The die cut is a Spellbinder's die.  The background base of the card is metallic gold card stock.

Close up of the bubble gemstones

Here you can see the shine of the Wink of Stella pen and glitter on her tail

I'm staring to feel like I'm back in the land of the living again.  Down with another bad cold for a few days.  Thanks so much for stopping by to visit.  Wishing you all a fun and safe Labor Day weekend!

ATC Newspaper Challenge

Hi Friends!

I've named this a challenge, because for me, using newspaper on this card was definitely a challenge.  Oh dear sure picked a hard theme.  After I threw out a couple of cards, I finally decided on a basket filled with newspaper bits and pieces.  It came together and I was happy with the end result.  I stamped the basket, cut it out and distressed the edges.  Each card was different (each basket had a different theme of newspaper bits and pieces), and I used coordinating newspaper pieces to make it work.  I punched tiny leaves and distressed the edges, and used glitter glue on the gold leaf.  Added a button and twine to finish it off.  Don't know if many of you have done a swap or challenge using newspaper, but if you haven 't, give it whirl.  I'd love to hear about your challenge, and see what you come up with.

Closeup of newspapers used in basket

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My Jaguar is on "I Brake for Stamps" website!

Hi Friends!

I have some exciting news to share with you today.  I'm not sure how it all came about, but the owner of I Brake For Stamps rubber stamp company (they own Embossing Arts rubber stamps), saw one of my cards on a blog.  The owner, Della, wrote to me and asked if she could use my card on her website.  Of course, I said YES!  Take a look at their website, they have some wonderful stamps.  Thanks, Della for adding my name and blog address to my card!  ;o)

Here's the link:

And in case the link doesn't work for you, here's the company website - I Brake for Stamps:

Click on "View Stamps by Company"
then click on "Embossing Arts"
then click on "Animals"
Scroll down and you'll find my card titled "Content Jaguar"

So exciting!  Thanks for visitng today.  I'll be back with a new card soon.  Hugs, Geri  ;o)

It's Rooster Time

Hi Friends!

I know roosters are really popular with lots of folks.  I was going thru my box of stencils and came across this proud guy.  I bought him at one of the Albuquerque stamp conventions.  Had not yet used him, so thought I'd make a card.  I used several colors of Ranger Distress inks on him.  I'm happy with the end result.  Layered the image on to yellow paper with tiny hearts, then embossed a piece of teal card stock for the base.  Added a few brads in the corners, some twine to finish it off.

I hope you all are having a wonderful weekend.  Everything in Santa Fe is sooooo green....including the weeds of course.  lol   Love it.  We've had more rain this month than we had all last year.  It's wonderful.  ;o)

Thanks for stopping by to visit today.  I'll be back with another new card soon.  Take care and happy stamping!

The Greatest Journey card

Hi Friends!

I've been MIA for awhile.  Lots going on, I have some bad back issues, so have been going to physical therapy.  This getting old is for the birds!  lol

Anyway, I'm back today with a card to share.  I stamped the background words with a Kaliedacolor ink pad.  Stamped the bicycle with chocolate ink on to kraft card stock, then did some fussy cutting.  I had a tiny suitcase stamp, so stamped that and cut it out.  The sentiment is stamped on ivory card stock and then I used a Spellbinder's die to cut it out, and distressed the edges with Vintage Photo distress ink.  Layered with blacks and terra cotta card stock.  There are little gemstones in the middle of the bike tires.  Stamped on a few "dots" with an off brand dot stamp I had.  The black map-looking paper has a copper foil design on it.  Wish it showed up better in the photo.  By the way, the sentiment reads, "The greatest journey is the one that brings you home."  Love that saying.  ;o)