Monday, March 16, 2009

So, why ...

My sweet husband, who probably has more appreciation than most for what I do, caught sight of tonight's cards. "Oh, these are cute," he said enthusiastically. "The images are from the CD Jeanne sent," I told him. The man is no dummy. "So why, if you can print images, would you ever buy stamps?" he inquired. Thus, I had to explain that not every image I like is available digitally or on a CD and besides, a lot of stamps are solid images. Heaven help me if he ever sees a digital scrapbook page. He'll cut off my cardstock supply! LOL.

He has his hobbies, too. He bear hunted once, and, of course, shot his bear. He had the whole thing processed into foot-long "bear" sticks (a lot of them). The processing cost around $400. When he brought them home, he was trying to tell me what a "good deal" they were. Quick thinker that I am, I replied, "You're absolutely right, Marv. Had I seen them in an end display at the grocery store for the bargain price of $400, I would not have been able to pass them up!" I believe he muttered something like, "Smart ass," and that was the end of that conversation. Ah, wedded bliss. While we each give the other a hard time, I think we both secretly take pride in the hobbies, activities, and accomplishments of the other.

As for the cards, I think they're kind of cute, too. I colored the images with Prismacolor colored pencils and odorless mineral spirits. The layout for the top card is from last week's Splitcoaster Stampers' sketch challenge. I resized both of the images before printing them, which is a big advantage of digital images. Everything else about the cards, I think, is self-explanatory. Besides, if you have a question, ask, and I'll try to answer it.

Materials & Tools: White Daisy and Cocoa cardstock; Basic Grey Bittersweet 6x6-inch paper pad; Cocoa ink pad; Prismacolor colored pencils; Gamsol odorless mineral spirits; Paper blending stumps; Sunshine Graphics Britches & Blooms CD; Friendship's Garden stamp set; Buttons from Wal-Mart; Pink embroidery floss; Flower brads from White Daisy Mini Medley Collection; Martha Stewart Doily Lace Edger punch; 1/2-inch circle punch.

With a story at the top, I'll keep it short at the end. Today was a fine day. I felt better and was busy enough at work to make the day go by relatively quickly. Tonight, I'm going to stamp a little and then take a relaxing bath before an early bedtime. I hope your week got off to a good start, too. As always, I appreciate your stopping by and look forward to posting again tomorrow night. Take care!

3 comments:

Sarah said...

Ok so you put your cardstock in your printer and print your pic from your digital image. I have never gotten into the digital side of this so I feel a bit silly. Does your printers ink stand up to being colored? Does it bleed or fade with markers? Is it really that easy?
Ok lots of questions..I am sorry...

Jeanne said...

Love what you have colored here! You are giving me such good ideas, thanks!

LOVED your story about Marv! I wish I was that quick-thinking! LOL

Glad to hear you are feeling better. I was cleaning yesterday and even made some banana muffins...didn't have a chance to create anything, being the domestic mommy and all...

Kariberry said...

Cute cards! Giggled and loved the bear story. :)