Tuesday, February 16, 2010

A card for my Father In Law

My FIL has been in the hospital since last Friday. He had to have surgery, but he just made it home. I really wanted to make him a card that was more then just "Get well soon." This is what I came up with. I love CTMH stamps. They have a country feel to them and I love that. I'm much happier with the way this card turned out then yesterday's.
On another note, I just received my Unity stamps today. YAY!!! I love them. They have a country  fun feel to them as well. I just need to figure out how to store them. Any suggestions?

Monday, February 15, 2010

Another card for the ippity hop

I don't know about y'all, but I'm excited to get the winter release of  ippity stamps. They are soooo cute.
Until I get my hands on them I'll be using the sets I already have. This was the first time using the birdcage stamp. I like it, but I picture it with lots of glitter. I guess I don't know how to use glitter yet cuz mine just didn't turn out. What do y'all do to glitter an image? I used Versamark, but it just didn't hold much glitter.
My SIL is just as crazy about stamping as I am. We talk all the time about styles and products. She turned me on to Spellbinders and I'm so glad she did. I've always liked them, but I didn't know I could use my big shot with them. Guess what? You can use just about any product with the Big Shot. AWESOME!!!!
I'm not thrilled with this card, but it's my first time using the Nestabilities and Cuttlebug so I'm keeping it.
I want y'all to know that you encourage me. I'm always going to your blogs and learning so much. Thank you for sharing part of your life with me. I guess I'll be seeing you on your blogs.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Valentine Card for ippity challenge

Today was fun hopping around on ippity blogs. I've noticed that everyone has such a nice, organized blog with lots of bling on them. I've got to figure out how to do that. I'm still trying to figure out how to upload an Unity tag {giggle}.

So, here is my take on a MANLY Valentine card. It just so happens that this Valentine's Day I'll be celebrating 18 years of marriage with my DH. I just don't see how I can be that old. Anyway, this card will be the first one I give to him that's home made. I just hope it's not too "girly" cuz he is a good ole' country boy.

I do have a question for y'all. Where do you find the big pokey things that you stand your card up in to photograph? My barbie one is just not that strong any more, and my DD is wanting it back.......

Sunday, February 7, 2010

first blog post

I never thought I'd be creating a blog, but here I am. I really want to be able to be a part of {ippity} blog hop over at Splitcoaststampers, so I'm taking the plunge and learning all about blogging.
I'm posting a card I did this week for the {ippity} challenge. Wish me luck as I continue down this new road.....