Thursday, February 21, 2008

Finally . . .

After coughing and spitting and sputtering all night and then sleeping all day today, I think I'm finally on the mend. With no drugs masking any symptoms this evening, I feel much better - good enough, in fact, to do a little stamping.

My first card is for Nona's Splash of Color challenge. The challenge is to make a card or scrapbook layout using the Silhouette papers with one accent color. I chose Topiary as the accent color for my simple design. Check out Nona's aptly named blog, "Nona's Pearls of Wisdom." She just redid her wedding album with Silhouette papers, and it's beau-ti-ful!

Materials & Tools: Colonial White, Bamboo, and Topiary cardstock; Black, Bamboo, and Topiary ink pads; For Every Occasion and Joy Forever stamp sets; My Legacy Writer; Sanding Block; Piercing Tool; Stampin' Up piercing guide and mat.

My second card is completely out of the norm for me. Fall is the only time I use Orange ink, and usually, I save it for Halloween. However, here are some orange flowers, and I kinda like 'em. The card is bright and cheery and just right for "Just a Note."

Materials & Tools: Naturals (retired), Cocoa, and Garden Green cardstock; Orange, Garden Green, and Cocoa ink pads; Friendship Blessings and Impression Obsession Anytime Sentiments stamp sets; Corner Rounder (for scallops); Brown mini brads.

In my opinion, I'm saved the best for last. My third card is the result of something I saw somewhere, but once again, I find myself unable to locate the card that inspired me. My birds are three Heavenly Blue circles with simple, hand-drawn eyes, beaks, and feet. My "Just Sittin' Here Thinking of You" stamp was one stamp prior to my cutting it for this card. There have only been a few occasions when I've cut my acrylic stamps, and before cutting this one, I made certain that it would not be damaged in any way by my doing so. To my way of thinking, these three dumb looking little birds are awfully darned cute. They make me want to laugh, which is a good thing. I haven't laughed much this week.

Materials & Tools: Colonial White, Twilight, and Garden Green cardstock; Floral Tapestry paper packet; Twilight and Chocolate ink pads; Orange marker; My Legacy Writer; Papertrey Ink Out on a Limb and Impression Obsession Anytime Sentiments stamp sets; Corner rounder (for scallops), Circle Window Charms.

Cards posted, I'm going to take a bath, lay out my clothes for tomorrow, and go back to bed, so I can go to work and be normal (or close to it) tomorrow. Thanks for stopping. I'll be stopping back on the weekend.


Anonymous said...

I just LOVE the birds. They are so cute! So glad you are beginning to feel better. Thanks for your art.

Tip Junkie said...

I love those bubble chicks! Too creative.

Maricar said...

Those birds are darling, and they made me chuckle too.

Love the Silhouette card too with the splash of color. Looks great!

Jeanne said...

Yea!!!! Kathi's feeling better! And she's stamping again! I'm very happy to hear you are on the mend. Your cards are great! Like the splash of color on the first one, but I love the one with the orange flowers! That one is right up my alley. And those bubble birds are adorable!

Hope you have a good day today and don't tire yourself out.

nonapearl said...

So glad you are feeling better! =) I love your challenge card! (and thanks for the blog plug - you are too sweet.)

OMWord - the birdies are sooooo adorable. I might have to lift them for this month's card class - giving you credit of course! ;)

thanks for all your inspiration! My DH will be picking a challenge winner on Saturday. =)

Jana Banana said...

Your bubble birds are absolutely A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E!!!! They brought a moment of spring into my snowy morning! I sure love all of your work, and your blog is my favorite.

Glad you're on the mend.

Anonymous said...

I think I may have to stamp lift the birds. They are so cute. I do like all of your cards today. They are all great. Thanks for always having something great to look at on here.

Anonymous said...

Ok once again I have to write you!
I love your stuff and I am glad you are on the mend!
I turned a friend on to your blog and she called me and asked how you did something which I have no idea how you did-so my job is to find out. Corner rounder to do scallops HOW????
Gay Masterson