Friday, August 10, 2007

New rubbah to cheer me up!

So, I got a major disapointment the day before yesterday. I called the fair office to ask one more small question before I went into town and printed out and purchased mats for all of my pictures. As I am asking the question she said
"Well, that should have been on your pre-entry form"
"Pre-entry form? Don't we do that tomorrow?"
"Oh, no, you had to have a pre-entry form turned in by July 28th to be able to participate in the fair."
"Wow, I'm glad the 3 different times I called that someone told me about that!"
"Yes, sorry."
Click
So, if you haven't already guess I can no longer enter my photographs in the fair that I have been working on for almost a month because more than one person can't do their job. Man, am I irritated! However, I am taking the girls to the fair tonight to check out the animals and eat some fatty foods (we don't let them ride the rides, the safety aspect freaks me out!) and see just who would have been my competition had I been able to enter. Everything happens for a reason so maybe this year I just wasn't ready! Thank goodness I got my new rubbah from smARTworks to cheer me up!!

My first two cards today are using my new smARTworks stamps that I am on the DT for. I LOVE these stamps! They are deepy etched and the rubber is nice and thick! I am just giddy! I used Fabriano watercolor paper folded with this one and re-inkers and my aqua painter.

  • Spring #1, WD-27 for sentiment (smARTworks) stamp sets
  • Stazon jet black ink
  • Old Olive, Rose Romance, Bashful Blue, Close to Cocoa re-inkers
  • ribbon
This next one I used my Cuttlebug EF for the background. I used Prismacolors and Gamsol to color the Birdie and Balloon and my gray Copic marker for the outline. If you get no other Copics, make sure you get the gray! There is nothing better for shading and outline than that marker! I stamped on the word window punch and popped it up beside the image.

  • ABC-Birdie Bitties, Middie Messages #2 (smARTworks) stamp sets
  • Tempting Turquoise, black, white CS
  • Prismacolor pencils, gamsol
  • Cuttlebug Happy Birthday EF
  • Word Window punch
  • Copic gray marker
  • eyelets
  • ribbon
This next one I made for my sister who was having 'one of those days' Not a favorite card but I wanted to try and use some paper from my stacks that hasn't gotten any use so far.

Alright, so my mom is adorable! She is about 5-10 years 'behind the times'! She tells us all that 'we're the bomb', so when I saw this stamp in the unmounted rubber round robin swap I was in, I had to take it to make her some cards! These are really simple because she is all the time sending out the nieces and nephews cards with $1 for each of them in it! I swear she is the sweetest person ever! Anyway, I plan on making lots more for her so she can have a quick card to pull out. I used Stickles black glitter on the bomb but it's hard to see in the picture.

  • Bomb (unknown), Karen Foster 1/8th inch snap stamps
  • black ink
  • Black Diamond Stickles

This last one didn't turn out quite the way I wanted it to. I was going for more of a digi scrap looks with the swirly background and the black flowers. Oh well, it will just be one for my stockpile! All of these stamps are also from smARTworks!

  • Shorties, WD-27 for sentiment (smARTworks) stamp sets
  • Versamagic Sea Breeze chalk ink
  • black ink
  • push pin

Can you believe that I didn't use a single Marvy punch in any of these!?! I think this is a record for me! Usually those are the first things I pull out!

Well, I am off to change clothes and brush my hair so I can take the girls to the fair. I will be making another post though before I do that on how I use my unmounted stamps, just in case you are interested! Have a fabulous weekend everyone!!!

8 comments:

Jessica (jessrose21) said...

Wow, I love all your adorable cards. The bird stamps are so sweet! And I love the layers of stamps on the last card.

Julie Masse said...

Great cards Heidi!! I love how that last one came out - very nice!

Bethany Paull said...

These cards are all beautiful. But that first one just MADE me come over and comment. I get your blog by email so I rarely comment (yes, my bad, sorry). But I couldn't let that beautiful bird card go without letting you know how stunning it is.

malieta said...

All of these cards are beautiful! I love the birds and really love the You're the bomb card. Very cute!

dini said...

AAAAAA - too many cute cards in one post! Your first bird card looks great! I always pass by that set and think...hmmm...I bet that would look so cute colored. Beautimous, girl. I bet it would look good on the edge of an oval cut out too. Hmm...am I gonna have to get it now?

On that blue and black card with the flowers - what set is that swirly stamp from? Love that clean color combo and all the layers.

Just had to share a little love on your blog!

Dina

Rose Ann said...

Heidi, I really love all of the cards you've been making! You really have some talent, girl! The birds and flowers are my favorites, but the other two are so cute!!

I'm so sorry you weren't able to participate in the fair this year. That is such a bummer. I know you would have done well.

Colleen said...

I love your no layer cards...you are now my new "non-layer" card idol...

I am sorry to hear about the fair...how horrible that someone else ruined your chances...I hope you are able to enjoy the fair anyway.

Engstrom said...

AAAAAA - too many cute cards in one post! Your first bird card looks great! I always pass by that set and think...hmmm...I bet that would look so cute colored. Beautimous, girl. I bet it would look good on the edge of an oval cut out too. Hmm...am I gonna have to get it now? On that blue and black card with the flowers - what set is that swirly stamp from? Love that clean color combo and all the layers. Just had to share a little love on your blog! Dina