Friday, July 9, 2010

Friends with Flair Friday!

Happy Friday Y'all!!!

Boy, is it just me or does this week seem to have RUSHED by! I guess it's that whole Monday Holiday thing. Spent the week being chauffeured by my beautiful daughter. She's doing so well; hasn't hit anyone or anything yet!! She's getting better & better each day!! And I'm a little calmer. Her brother is not used to riding w/her yet. Says he's going to bring a Bible & a pillow. I'm not quite sure what the pillows for. Cushioning himself in case of a wreck??

I did a little better on getting my FWF card done. I did it at 11pm last night (while the Cubs blew their lead!) I'm happy w/the concept but not quite the execution. I think that has to do w/the fact that I did the stamping on vanilla cardstock & the b/g paper is too WHITE! I tried to find a Pretty in Pink/Vanilla combo but was too tired. LOL.

So, I used a journalling stamp WITHOUT any journalling (thanks for the idea Shuggy!!) Trimmed the inside image to it around a circle. I love how that looks!!

When I originally inked the butterfly, I thought it might be too solid & boring so I "kissed" it w/a swirl stamp before stamping. I LOVE how this turned out!!! Made the butterfly really have some pop to him (can you have a pink BOY butterfly???) Here's a close up of the butterfly "texture". Isn't it cool?

Supplies: Stamps -- Unity Everything Extraordinary (butterfly), Growing in Unity (swirl), Following My Heart (journalling block) and Purple Onion (sentiment), cardstock -- SU, Ink Pallet Hybrid, SU markers, SU Pretty in Pink, nesties & SU DSP.

Next on the hop is AJ or you can head back to the Unity site for the whole list. Have a FAB Friday!!! I'm off for Joplin & Springfield, MO next week. I guess that means I'll have to do my H{Ippity} Hop & FWF card BEFORE I leave. Yikes!!! Hope I can manage.....

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Unity Challenge Sketch

This was a Unity Challenge from a couple weeks ago. I pretty much LOVE it!!! But, I needed a birthday card for hubby's Uncle Don. Scott plays cards every chance he gets w/Jackie, Don & his mom (I think only OLD people play pinochle; it's a dying game? We are trying to teach the kids so at least WE'LL have someone to play with. ) Anyway, I needed his card to have something to do w/playing cards. I didn't have any Unity stamps but I took the sketch & used some clear stamps I had picked up.

What do y'all think?? I think it's a good sketch & I need to keep it in my head for future cards!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Hippity Hop

Who would have thought I'd look forward to MONDAYS?? Loving the Ippity Hop!

Made this card for a friend who is ailing. I PROMISE to mail it to her in time (I FINALLY have that b'day card from like a MONTH ago ready to go to the birthday girl. Everyone should celebrate the 2 month anniversary of their birth, right???) This is pretty straightforward: stamp & stamp off for the greenery, stamp & watercolor the fish, cut & pop dot. I then sprayed the whole thing w/glimmer mist! I'm going to have to buy MORE Glimmer Mist in MORE colors. I'm loving it! I used the "sentiment" on the inside and, horror of horrors, MY HANDWRITING!!!

Supplies: Stamps -- Ippity Fishy Philosophy, Cardstock -- SU, Ink -- Color Box Chalk & SU markers, glimmer mist.
Next on the hop is Nora Anne or head back to the Ippity site for the full list.
It's Your Ippity Opportunity!

On a totally unrelated note, I'm back home!!! My daughter finally got her permit. She's been a driving fool all weekend. She's getting better & better but mom still needs a Valium to drive with her. LOL I think I'm a closet control freak & can't deal w/HER being in charge. We're getting there.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

FWF, Redux

Ok, the stamps spoke to me when I got back home from McDs. This is the "fixed" version & I {heart} it soooo much more!!! To get the 2 colors, I inked the sentiment up with the burnt umber then used a paper towel to wipe off the words I wanted pink. Then, I took a pink maker & colored in those words. Worked SOOOO much easier than trying to ink everything w/a pen! LOL. I posted this on SCS gallery for the Unity Addicts Challenge; using a sentiment stamp as the focal point. Diggin' it!!

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I live in Southern IL, near StL. I've been married to Scott for 26 years and we have 2 kids: Becca 21 & Nick 19. We have a kitty named Jack. I work as a medical biller. Scott is an auditor & travels about 2 weeks of the month.