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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Cookie Monster and Elmo

Surprisee!! Today I am featuring my oldest grandson.
Erik is 10 years old, and last night when he visited he saw
some of my latest cards made for swaps and wanted to case one set of mine
as he loves the fun look of it and immediatly got in a casing mode.

What a busy boy, he knew the background colors he wanted to  use for hit two cards project (he wanted to make them for his teachers) Erik is sooo totally focused and enjoying every moment, and his face totally lit up when he checked his end results. Of course he had to sign the back of his paper creations too, just like his proud nonna.He decided on his initials only (ET 2012) I like that. 

Look how happy and proud he is!!
I am sure his two teachers would totally enjoy Erik's
hand made punch art cards! ♥ Who wouldn't? ♥


And here is my take. I recently made these cards for a kid's swap
hosted by Libby. {{I totally cased the idea from Debbie (lil dj)
when I received her own swap cards for a 'Male Mail' swap I hosted quite a while back. FINALLY I seized the perfect occasion for casing her cards ♥}}

Here they are folks...simple cards, but ohhh so much fun to make
for kids and kids at heart! ♥

Hope you enjoyed this post....I didn't tell Erik I was going to
dedicate this post to him, I want to surprise him with your
comments....sooo pleeeaazzz leave him some!! LOL ehhe

Have a GREAT and BLESSED day everyoneeee!!!
Thanks for visiting!! ♥

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Father's Day Duel

Hello my Darlin is Dueling time again!! ♥
Each month,on the 15th to be exact, we Dueling Dazzlers 'battle' with the Dueling Divas to compare ideas, learn new tecniques and creating DAZZLING cards together.

This month our darling hostesses are April (for the Dazzlers) and Jamie (for the Divas)
April sent us an awesome masculine kit from which to create a Father's Day card .
I {{{ }}} everything from the kit, especially the burlap!

With my kit, I decided to make an easel card ..I actually started making a sideways easel first, but truly preferred the more 'regular' kind and stuck with it.
Incredibly, I made my card ten days ago...way ahead of time for
woott it when I can receive kits a bit early! ;o)
♥ < Thanks April ! > ♥

April's kit contained the following items:
 Krafty Dots by Recollections, Out of Print/Storyteller by Basic Grey and Go Fish/Mini Fish by Carolyn Holt Designs
Burlap and Pearls by Recollections
Ribbon and Bakers Twine from my stash
Clothespin from SU!
Stamps: Favorite Occasions by JustRite and Totally Tool set from SU!

As I was creating this card my mind went to all the happy times I spent with my amazing father....
my memories of him are in sharp contrast with the man he is today....unfortunatly Alzhaimer is NEVER kind to anyone afflicted by it or their families. I am mourning my father's brilliant mind...
but when I hug him and I still receive his warm hugs back (most of the times...) I thank God he is still in my life...       
***I love you Dad, for ever and always...♥ ***

Hope you like this month's contribution   to our  friendly  monthly duel... ♥                                                  I'd love it if you could leave a sign  of  your sweet visit, I so appreciate reading all comments ...               *THANK  YOU*                           BLESSINGS TO YOU ALL!!  





Sunday, June 10, 2012

Unidentified Image # 2

Hello blogging friends...
here's the second reveal of the fairly new Unidentified Image (closed) swap started by Barb on SCS as a spin off from the original 'mystery' image swap originally created by Jeanette (Forest Ranger on SCS)

For this second round of the swap, Kelly (SCS: MiamyKell4) was the hostess with the mostest and sent all of us partecipants the cutest images of this adorable beach beauty  'Florence' from Karftin Kimmie .
Kelly also had a fabulous idea how to implement our paper creations for this swap, with her crusade to save  some specific area close to where she lives, in dangers of being destroyed in name of 'progress'...mmm :/
Please check her wonderful blog here for more explicit informations and details:

For my card, I truly wanted to capture some wonderful tropical colors and, lucky me, found what I considered a perfect background of color combos to show off  the  sky at sunset or in the middle of the afternoon ,thus, in my own mind I saw a myriad of tropical goodness possibilites...:o) Added some hand cut waves for the water ,and hand torn sand paper to depict part of the beach where this suntanning beauty is laid upon...Florence was colored with Copic (it was my very first attempt using them last week end at a friends' house...need much more pactice I'm afraid...) I also gave her some glam by using stickles around her sunglasses rim and on her belt buckle. Crystal effect was used on her 'lenses'...A couple of added button shells completed my visual of  a day spent on  a beautiful sunny Miami beach surrounded by nature's beauty...

Speaking of sunny...
this is how I made the sun...
I wanted it 3-D and wanted to use felts...
however, my very limited supply of felt
material does not include either yellow or orange...mmm what to do??Well.. some felt flowers from my stash came to my rescue...yes I was soooo determined to make the sun MY
I used part of the yellow felt flower as the sun rays and with the smallest plain circle nestie I cut out the center of the orange voila'!
I had the sun (almost) as I had envisioned creating it in my head....LOL

Oh yeahh..and for the wee sun-umbrella...wellllll...I really wanted to add one to my scene...thus I added a lil tropical looking umbrellas from the dollar store... sure came useful too...NOT only for a beverage embellish eh?!!LOL *wink*

 This is the inside part of my cards.
I like that both sentiments (front and inside) compliment each other so well...
This card could easily be read as:

    "Life is a matter of moments.....because nice matters!"

There you have it...I had fun creating these beach~scene cards for such
wonderful challenge with a cause to boot....hopefully their recipients will enjoy
receiving such labour of paper love...

Have a GREAT, blessed  Day you all...thanks for visiting!!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Con~GRAD~ulations Chickee!

Hello my dear friends in blogland!
Today I'm submitting a graduation card I created last night for one of my students'
sister who just graduated from high school -in fact she had her Commencement last night as I was talk about perfect timing...:o)

For this cute chick card I used a Whipper Snapper stamp I had for  a while and
finally got it inked. It is aptly called 'Chick with Brain' -MY822-
I totally love this adorable image and so easy to color as well....

I chose to use  layers of yellow card stock for this card as I saw Emma's gorgeous dress on her Mom's FB page and she had striking yellow accessories too ie: yellow purse, flower wristlet etc...      I think this color goes very well with the gray and black combo too.       (I forgot my camera at work yesterday, so I had to take these pictures at school this morning, just before handing over this card to Emma's Mom when she dropped  off her younger daughter ....thus my writing was already on the inside part of the card...*sigh*....)

also whipped up a quick envelope for it, use some sizzlits for the newly graduate's name and shaped up an oval with my beloved voila'...a quick personalized envie to go w/a cutie patootie feathery chick... :o)

I hope Emma liked receiving this one of  a kind chick!!

Wishing you all a great weekend full of wonderful surprises!
Thnaks for visiting, I sure appreciate your valuable comments too! 

Card Deets:
Stamp : Whipper Snapper / Spring Pictogram (SU)
Ink: Archival Onix Black ; SU markers
Card Stock : Ging Gray, Summer Sun
Designer Paper: Class Act Phrases, TPC Studio -Class of 2012
Accessories: Spellbinders-Labels Three; Swiss Dots E/F , Alphabet Sizzlets ,
MS border punch, dimentionals, Crystal effect, yellow gingham ribbon
Tecnique: distressing