Sunday, June 30, 2013

Card-a-Copia: The Hot Ol' Summertime

Yes, it's been awhile.  I've been active in the craft room, but taking the photos, editing them, and then thinking of something to say about them really slows me down.

It's the week before the Fourth.  Those of you who have visited here before know how much I really enjoy the sights and sounds of Independence Day.  This is the first summer with all four of the dogs, and from the few preliminary firecrackers we experienced last night, I can tell you that Bianca and Chance will not handle the week well.  Teddy and Muffin eventually settle down.  

The worst part of this holiday is that I cannot have windows open to help ventilate the house because the sounds are louder.  Currently, at 6:20 PM, the temperature inside the house in 86 degrees.  Yippee.  I will be leaving the house in a couple hours to go have dinner some place with yummy food and even yummier air conditioning!

Alright, I have several cards to share, but because many of them were made from scraps I received from a fellow card maker, I may not have full descriptions for them.  Edits are in the future!

First is a card I made as my submission for Tickled Pink's "Lil Lads and Lolitas" design team.  C. C. Designs are sold at All That   I have a lot of former students having babies, so this image will be used often!

Stamp: Little Lads & Lolitas "Baby Ivy" (Tickled Pink)
Ink: Copics
Papers: Paper Doll Collection "Emma" (Crate Paper), Walnut Grove "Nellie" (Pebbles)
Misc.:  Groovy Guava ribbon (Stampin' Up!), circle dies (Nestabilities), pearls (unknown), white gel pen (Signo)

Here's a close-up of the main image.  Hair is still kicking my ass, but I keep trying.  I get the idea of creating hair by making strokes with the marker, but direction and color combinations continue to be a challenge.  

Second, I made a card a submission for Sami's (A Day for Daisies) design team.  I apparently didn't make the design team, but I like this card because it's a great image for lots of occasions.

Stamp: Comfy Coacoa (Sami Stamps)
Ink:  Copics
Papers: magenta, black (Core d'inations), patterned (unknown)
Misc.: flower (Prima), ribbon (Michaels), photo corner punch (Stampin' Up!)

Next, are a couple cards I did for a card class I put together for some ladies at work.  I can only lay my hands on two of the six that were offered.  I'll add the others once I figure out where I put them...including the fireworks cards that need to go into the mail tomorrow! 

Stamps:  none
Ink:  Copic Multiliner
Papers:  dark brown, teal (Core d'inations), patterned (unknown)
Misc.:  orange Stickles, photo corner punch (Stampin' Up!), orange rhinestones (unknown), sentiment (computer generated)

Stamps:  none
Ink: none
Papers:  red, teal (Core d'inations), Hip-Hooray "Boy" (My Mind's Eye)
Misc.:  yellow hemp (unknown), sentiment (computer generated)

More to come!


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