Wednesday, June 06, 2007

No Copics for me!

Good morning all! Today is going to be a good day! I just have a good energetic feeling this morning! I hope everyone has a super-duper day!!

I wanted to make a simple card this morning and I had only used this cherry blossom stamp by Stampendous once before. It's such a beautiful stamp I don't know why I haven't pulled it out more. Anyway, I stamped with Satzon black and used my aquapainter and re-inkers to color it in. I know cherry blossoms are white but I wanted some flowers with color so I just went ahead and colored it with the Rose Romance re-inker. I also added stickles to the centers of the flower but you can't really tell in this pic so I added another up close one.

*By the way, I didn't need a sympathy card for a specific reason, just wanted to keep one handy.

  • Cherry Blossoms stamp (Stampendous), Paper Tray (PaperTreyInk)
  • watercolor paper
  • Stazon Jet Black
  • Rose Romance, Close to Cocoa re-inkers
  • aqua painter
  • stickles
  • ribbon
You couldn't see the stickles in the big picture so I wanted to give you an up close. Plus I love taking pics with this camera so I don't even need a reason really. {cheesy grin}

This is one I started yesterday a few days ago but got stuck once I got the crown paper sewn on. *Glad I got my sewing machine back in working order by the way* I have been using the flowers from a stem lately (well, always except for the little blue primas I have) and they work just as well as the Primas I think. At least they work for me! I stuck the flowers on and then used my 1/2 hole punch for the center and added a rhinestone and dots with my peach Soufflee pen. The pink in that set seems to be very bright for most of the things I would need it for but the peachy color works well. Next, I stamped with Stazon onto my silk ribbon and added some stickles to the edges. Tah-dah! All done!

  • MME patterned paper
  • Hampton Arts clear stamps
  • Stazon Jet Black
  • 1" pink silk ribbon
  • flowers from stem
  • stickles, rhinestone, Soufflee pen, sewing machine, 1/2" hole punch

Okay, so yesterday I had my regular trip to Blockbuster and Kroger (we get movies every Tuesday) and I wanted to see if Hobby Lobby carried Copic markers. So, being the organized girl I am (if you knew the truth you would laugh) I decided to call first. Riiiiing, Riiiing, "Hello, may I speak to someone in the art department please?" -Transfers call- "Yes, how may I help you?" "I was wondering if you carried Copic markers." "Why, yes we do." "Do you sell them in sets or individually? And if individually, how much are they each?" "We only sell them individually and they are $2.49 each." "Wow! Okay, thank you!" Then, I drive there, park, get my 3 kids out of the car (it is on the way to Blockbuster so I won't complain about that), go straight to the art department and ask someone where they are. She had to take me to the back because I guess they don't keep them up front. So I say "I can't believe that you guys have them for $2.49." "Um, these are $5.89 each ma-am." "Well super! I'm so glad the person on the phone wasted my time! Thank you!" Then I proceed to walk away with a trip into HL wasted! I was pretty mad but I guess I should have known better than to think I could actually find them that cheap. Oh well, I guess there will be no Copics in my future!

On a happier note, I will be introducing new feature to the blog next week! There will be some fun goin' on here! Make sure you check back! I will be sharing some great work by a fantastic artist! Stay tuned!


Colleen Schaan said...

Your cherry blossom card is absolutely gorgeous! WOW!!! I am sorry that your trip to HL was bad...they are the only store here in town and I HATE going there...they never know much...or have much!

Rose Ann said...

Heidi...your cards are gorgeous!

Love the cheery blossoms (you can made them whatever color you like, 'cause you're the artist). ;) They look pretty in the RR and I love the added Stickles!

Your Birthday card is such a "Wow" card with that big beautiful flower and all the stitching! I love all the special things you've added. Just lovely!

Allison said...

Awesome creations Heidi...I crave that cherry blossoms stamp!

Kelly Sampson AKA Emmiestamps said...

Simple and Elegant! Perfect!

Melissa said...

Both of your cards are beautiful!