Thursday, January 26, 2012

My Thinking Owl OLW76

Good afternoon! Lately I have been trying to do some more simple cards. Susan at Simplicity really inspires me. I think placing the sentiment is the hardest part. What do you all think? It's my first time trying to join this type of challenge. This week One Layer Wednesday  (OLW76) asks for white and gray with a pop of color, so I made this card today. The paper is Whisper White and the ink is Basic Gray from Stampin' Up! The little owl - is he sleeping or thinking? lol  He is from Inkadinkado, and I just love him. No bling on this card, just used my marker from ZIG Writer in Pure Green to highlight where the owl sits. The valentine-y stamp (see the tiny hearts) is a 1996 stamp from Darcie's. I didn't want the branch to be red, so I just stamped happy valentine's day inside in red, a surprise for whomever gets this card. Fun to do. Thanks for coming by today. Bye for now.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Tag it!

Happy New Year from a now snowy Minnesota! It is pretty, but icy this morning. This card I made last week for the 4th Grade fund raiser at my dear grandson's school. Gavin is a pretty clean cut kind of guy, so this card he should like. Turns out it is a CAS which just fits The Paper Players #79, their newest challenge. Not my usual type of card! I inked up a long ignored birthday stamp from Good Impressions while the tag enhances the present. The only bling is some Stickles by Ranger on the candles and some generic blue and white twine from my stash. The hand-cut tag is secured with a Stampin' Up! Mini Brad with the sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes. The base is Whisper White and the green is Kiwi Kiss, I think. The pretty blue is from Bazzill Basics. The ink is SU Basic Gray.

I really have been creating the last few weeks, but am just getting around to the photographing and posting. Why is that so difficult for me? Doing the photos, I mean. Also, does lazy fit me? Yup. Thanks for looking at my blog today.