Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Baby Blue

 These pictures are of a feral (used to be) kitten from our neighborhood that adopted us.  He is very sweet and has a laid back, "whatever" type personality.  He is determined to be friends with our Raven, but she's not cooperating.  She's friends with the dog, but not with any cats that I know of.

He is very sweet and seems to think that I'm his new mom.  When I'm outside he follows me around talking to me and waiting for me to pet him.

You can't tell here, but he has very striking, beautiful blue eyes, so I've been calling him Baby Blue.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Sneak Peak

This is one of the cards that will be available to make at my Christmas Card Buffet at the end of the month.  It uses Snow Swirled and has a Polished Stone background.  The colors are much more vibrant in person.

October Stamp Club

Here are the three cards that we made at our club this month.

The first 2 cards are very simple, but still pretty cards.  This first one is made with Autumn Days. I used Pumpkin Pie & Chocolate Chip CS, Pumpkin Pie DSP, & Pumpkin Pie and Chocolate Chip ink pads.  Finished with Pumpkin Pie taffeta ribbon.

 Card # 2 is made with one of my favorite stamp sets, Lovely as a tree.  Masked and sponged the background with Marina Mist and Always Artichoke ink, then stamped with Early Espresso ink.  Embossed with the Lattice folder and the word is from Teeny Tiny Wishes.  This card is totally cased from splitcoaststampers, and can be found here.

Card #3 is Just Believe.  Cherry Cobbler, So Saffron, Early Espresso & Very Vanilla CS, Real Red dsp, Early Espresso & Old Olive Ink, and Old Olive grosgrain ribbon. This card also came from splitcoaststampers and can be found here.

I just love splitcoaststampers.  There are thousands of ideas there, which I really appreciate when my brain is design challenged and I need ideas quickly.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

2011 Calendars

I've been working on these calendars for quite a while now and am very glad that I finally finished, although I'm sure that I will be making more.

The top 2 pictures are of the coaster book calendar that I made.  These use the 4" square chipboard coasters with patterned paper attached.

I also made 4" and 6" calendars that have cardstock for a base, then sit in an easel.  The 3rd picture is of the box that I made to put the 4" calendars into.  Picture #4 is the bunch of them together. These are a lot of fun to make and I sell quite a few of them at work.