Hey there, Hanna! Sorry for the very blurry images! These lil gals were actually on their way in the mail and already sealed in their envies -- It's Hanna Brunette and Hanna Blonde! I paper-pieced their dresses and headbands and really tried to get the feel for how I thought she looked in my head (I did have this card planned out, but ...... lol) I kept the background around her clean and simple because the card looked busy enough & added a general sentiment since she's drinking coffee but it might not be used as a coffee card :)
It's release day at Elzybells! How I adore these stamps and wish I could own them all! I created this card for Scrappy's Elzy swap at the SCS and just love this image of this little kitty hiding in the grass, watching the ladybug stroll along.
Inside sentiment reads: "Friends are the purrrr-enials in the garden of life". So true!
I wish I could get my camera to take better pictures of shiny, shimmery DSP .... those flash "spots" are hard to figure out!
Deets to follow ..... it's after midnight here and I have to be up in 5 hours - ouch! :) TFL! Update: retook photo outside and it appears better - ahah! :)
This card will double as Dh's birthday card ...... my hubby will turn another year older this Sunday! TFL!
SO, here you go ...... we have an author in da house!!!!!!
It was a dark and stormy night in Monsterland ….. monsters and aliens were lurking about. Karen signed up for a monster card swap thinking “oooh, such fun! I like lumpy milk!” She thought “I can use my hairy canary stamps! They’ll be perfect!” But she didn’t know that a goat in a boat and a jumping bean were lurking nearby! What to do? She had a card swap to finish! Lucky for her, her faithful Starvin Marvin came to her rescue and a rotten banana handed her a hot tamale to scare off that silly Forest Ranger! The monsters sulked and moped but slithered off so she sat down with cardstock, inks, stamps and some inky paws. She inked! She embossed! She stickled! She even used her dunkin donuts! And finally, she created ……. an ice bucket! Way to go, Karen!
Good morning friends ~ Quick post in the blog ........ this is the card I made for my friend Jeanette's First Card Swap - named accordingly for her ...... the Forest! I wanted to jump in and support her and couldn't wait to ink up these new stamps that have been sitting FOREVER in a case, poor things! They are from H & M stamps and I bought them on their clearance sale way back when thinking I could use them for dd's Girl Scout pages ........ but, alas, we saw no bears on that outing - hee hee .......
So, I guess I should explain this card, tee hee! My SILs little sister's birthday is coming up and she is the absolute life of the party ~ she's a totally fun girl, still in her mid-20's (suuuuh-weeet!) and single, free to party as she pleases and does that well, rofl ~ she can outdrink anyone I know, dances on tables just for fun and is the first one to dash up to sing Karoake in a room full of (sober!) people - I guess her motto is no guts, no glory! (not me, I'm the one hiding in the back of the room wishing I could have as much fun, rofl!) And she ADORES the Pussycat Dolls - I mean, big fan. So I had an ah-hah "I spy with my little eye ...... a Penny Black stamp!" and ta-da, it just all came about nicely, right down to this little piggie wear a lime green thong and has some belly button bling! (just like SIL, lol) She is going to go nuts because it's so "her" ..... and I had a blast making something I wouldn't dare normally send to anyone, lol!
Now that I think of it ........ if Sweet P over on SCS has another music swap, maybe we could do one of these heifers shaking her bon-bons, eh? LOLOL! (J/K!)
Hugs to all - thanks for stoppin' by! *muah!*
I forgot to mention the deets! But they are pretty much SOP for me -- Prismas, Tombo, bling, ribbon .... and paper pieced her little red bag but I can see here I missed a tiny spot - oops! Will have to go back and fix that ;)
Deets: House Mouse Jelly Beans stamp
& SU! Cardstock
& yummy DCWV paper stack paper~ Sweet Stack
Ribbon is from PTI.
Here's to another wonderful year ahead! *Cheers!*