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Thursday, June 26, 2008

Howdy Ya'll

Howdy Ya'll!?? My goodness, where did that come from? I can honestly say that my DD is rubbing off on me. Yes, she's getting, or has got the accent from 'round these parts. OMGoodness, there I go again! Ok ~ let's just stop and take a look at the cards...

I'm a bit behind in showing this card. I made this for my hubby's birthday last week. He really does not care too much about my card making. I know there are a lot of hubby's out there who are so supportive - and I guess he is in his own way, but he more or less does not get as thrilled as I wish he would about my craft. Oh, he'll make things for me and the craft room. And he will sit patiently while I go on and on about this and that ~ but he says he just does not understand how I can put time into something that eventually get's thrown in a drawer. And my response to that is "yes. It get's thrown in a drawer and not tossed in the trash. That's the difference between a handmade card and a store bought one". Am I not true? How many of you have tossed store bought cards but not handmade ones? My point exactly!

Ok, now to the card.

Of course I could not make the pink and brown girly card I'm used to making. I wanted something "manly" so I pulled out my Classic Pickups, Lovely as a Tree and Watercolor Minis to make this card.

First the card base is Creamy Caramel. I used some DP from RAK's that I've received to layer with Summer Sun. I made the photo corners from scraps.

For the picture I stamped the truck and trees. I used the little dots (don't know what type of flower it is) from the Watercolor Minis set. I stamped them in Creamy Caramel, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive and Summer Sun to make it look a little like fall. I then used my pencils to color the ground and I was done.

I wanted to make a thank you card for my daughter to give to her friends thanking them for taking her to Florida. What better scene could I use than a beach scene? I've had this stamp for years and I don't think I've ever used it! Can any of your relate to that ;)

The stamp is from Inkadinkadoo. I stamped it and colored it in with my prismacolor pencils. I have always liked to color with pencils, but my new prismacolor pencils are my favorites!!!

The base card is Chocolate Chip and I layered that with paper from the Berry Bliss collection. After I colored the scene with pencils I sponged Close to Cocoa ink all around the edges. I then added that to another piece of DP, tore the bottom edge and sponged that also. I used the word "thanks" from my TAC™ Trendy Greetings set and stamped that with Close to Cocoa and layered that in the bottom corner with scraps and I was done!

I need to make a couple more thank you cards and I wanted to use the dollar stamps that I picked up at Joann's the other day. I thought that this little dog was so goofy looking I had to get him ~ besides, he was only a $1.00!!

The base card is Real Red and I used TACCha Cha DP. I thought that looked good together. I stamped the image and colored it in with pencils. I then sponged Only Orange around the edges before I layered it on to Pumpkin Pie and Certainly Celery cs. I layered the DP on to a piece of Pumpkin Pie, and added to large eyelets and some ribbon to the edge of that panel. Once I adhered that I knew it needed something else. I then took another piece of DP to the bottom and cut it with my scissors (yes, I have scissors that cut those scallops - they are from Provo Craft) and punched the holes with my crop-a-dile. I layered that along the bottom edge added the saying and I was through. They are in the mail today!

Thanks everyone for being patient with me and my sporadic posting. Things are a little bit back to normal now so I should be back to my regular posting. Thanks for sticking with me.

Have a super great day!


kssdesigns said...

Your cards are darling! And the coloring is just awesome! Way to go y'all!

Barb said...

Awesome cards, love your colors & layouts, you are so artistic. I NEED to know are the photo corners a punch or do you hand make?

Stephenie said...

Joani as always your cards are amazing! We need to get together so you can teach and inspire me!

Toni said...

Joani your talent just astounds me! You're so creative and so...rad!

Thanks for the amazing inspiration. Love the cha cha paper with the chihuahua!