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Friday, March 13, 2009

Happy Friday the 13th

OK, if you keep a positive outlook nothing can go wrong. I am a firm believer in the positive. If you walk around with a negative Nelly attitude then of course bad will attract to you like a magnet. In my "past" life - that is prior to 3 years ago, I was a negative person. Always preparing for the worst. But I was always unhappy. Now in my "new life" I am so happy it's hard to believe. I have no reason to think negative or unhappy, so therefor I'm always positive. Ok, now that Dr. Joani has spoke ~ keep happy thoughts today! I'm done, I'll step down from my soapbox Ü

Wanna see a card? Of course you do. But first I must tell you I made this with SCS sketch challenge 108. I've got quite a few cards to make and when your making a lot of cards sometimes you need a little inspiration. Trust me, I need the inspiration....

So here is what I came up with. The panels are just a tad bit off from the sketch, but I think it is still cute.
The base card is Blush Blossom. I layered that with a piece of pattern paper that I pulled from the scrap drawer. I stamped the images and colored them in with pencils, gamsol and markers. I layered them on to a piece of Certainly Celery and I was done. It was a quick card to make. The images are all from Bunny Hugs, Hello Spring and A Good Egg. If you look close enough you can see that I used some pink fun flock on the bunny's tail and ears. I also used colored stickles to give a little punch to the eggs in the basket.

This next card, well I had bigger ideas for it ~ it just did not work out like I planned. Sometimes I'll sit and think "ahhh, I'll do this" and then "that" comes out. Like I've said before, my brain and my hands don't communicate like they should. Sometimes my mouth is involved too Ü

Now if this isn't a BRIGHT and cheery card, huh? The base card is Pixie Pink. I layered that with a piece of So Saffron and the yellow swirls. I don't understand why not all paper companies don't put their names on their paper, sorry... The image is printed from my Diamonds Rubber Stamp CD and colored in with my watercolors. I've not had a problem with the colors "running" after I print them out with the printer. I give them a heat shot under my heat gun for a minute. I don't know if that really helps or not, but it's worked so I'll keep doing it.

I colored the image in with my watercolors and sponged some Old Olive ink around the edges. I added a piece of Certainly Celery with a piece of the green check paper to the center of the card. But before I adhered it I added a length of yellow rick rack and a yellow brad to each side. I then used my nesties Label Two set to cut the piece of Pixie Pink out. I then cut a piece of Certainly Celery and So Saffron with my large label nestie to add under the image. Notice the punched corners on my image panel. Well I don't have a ticket punch. I actually don't have room for any more punches ~ so this is what I did:

I took my 1/4" circle punch and stuck the image panel in the punch just like I show. I'm kinda good at eyeballing something, but I stuck it in til the point is just about center and punched it.

Once you punch it you have a little piece like this.

And it turns out it is almost identical to the nesties punched corner on the Large Labels set.

So anyway ~ choo choo-my train derailed and I got off track.... I added the image panel to the card with pop dots. In the bottom right corner I punched a piece of Pixie Pink with my Classic Scallop Oval nestie and the egg image with my Classic large ovals and pop dotted it to the corner. Then I was done.

Sorry this post today was kinda here and there.... But I hope that you enjoyed it!! And don't forget I'm giving away a different kind of blog candy, you can see it at this post. I've still got 3 spaces open....

Hope you all have a great weekend. I will try to get back to show you something or another. I'm not sure, but I may be going prom dress shopping (there goes the tax refund....) so I may not get back to you.

Have a great day!



Barb said...

Oh, these 2 cards are soooo darling, have to smile when I look at them. Love reading your blog, you're so funny.

Susie Sugar said...

OMG Breathtaking I love this card to bits it is fantastic darling you are so talented
Hugs Susie xx

Stephenie said...

These cards are really cute Joani! I'm sorry I haven't been better about keeping in touch. I'm working (5) 12 hour shifts a week. When I'm not at UK 60 hours a week I can be found at UK in school, if not there then I'm cleaning, cooking or doing homework. I've been super busy. I hope all is wonderful with you and your family! Hugs=0)

renee said...

aww!! These are both too cute!! I love them both. Thanks for sharing. Blessings. Renee

marsha said...

Fabulous! Your cards are so cute - I just love all the bright colors and that you did a fabulous job with the sketch!


Mona L. Pendleton said...

Joani, I love your Easter cards especially the one you made with Easter bunnies painting! Great job!