Thursday, December 16, 2010

Pink Cat Studio Get Well

A co-worker of mine had to have emergency surgery over the weekend so this is the card I made for him.  I've been doing so many Christmas cards it was really nice to make something else!  This is such a cute image and I'm hoping it will bring a smile to his face while he is recovering.  I'm sure everyone is running around like a lunatic like me.  No matter how much I think I've planned ahead and done things ahead of time the week before Christmas I'm running around like a mad woman.  To much to do, not enough time!!  I'm really looking forward to Christmas this year, I know it's not about the gifts but I'm so excited ot give Mark and Angelina their gifts this year!  I love when someone loves their gift ~ makes me happy.  Well it's almost Friday, lots of cookies to make this weekend.  Enjoy everyone.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

High Hopes Release

Make sure to check out the High Hopes Blog beginning on Monday for sneak peaks of the new stamps! I can't wait. Hope everyone has a fantastic Thanksgiving enjoy!

Monday, November 22, 2010

High Hopes Challenge For The Guys

High Hopes challenge this week was to make a masculine hard not to put flowers on my cards lol~I resisted though but had to add the snowflakes and brad with just a lil glitter!!

I love this guy...colored with Copics. Happy Monday everyone I'm grateful it's a short week and am really looking forward to Thanksgiving and Black Friday shopping. I have to put together my "game plan" and take a nap on Thursday! Hugs E

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Stampavie Christmas Puppies

Christmas cuties! I love this Stampavie stamp, colored with pencils and OMS. Added some "snow" underneath their paws and a little crystal lacquer to the berries. Hope everyone is having a good weekend weather is supposed to be great today we have already had our first snow day from school - couldn't believe it. I think it caught everyone by surprise!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Wild Orchid Crafts

I just got my first order from Wild Orchid Crafts...oh my gosh...I love everything I got! I know, I know people have been raving about them for a long time and I was a little slow to order but it won't be my last that's for sure! Check them out you won't be disappointed. Happy Wednesday!

Monday, November 1, 2010

High Hopes Challenge

This weeks challenge is a "Birthday" card. I haven't used this image in a long time and it's one of my favorites.
I colored this with Copics and used Doodlebug glitter on the balloons and the present. Paper is Stampin Up. I usually color my image first and then choose my paper and I get frustrated because I can't find something to use with what I've colored so this time I went with paper first. MUCH! Added flowers (of course!). Happy Monday it's cold here, frost on the grass not happy snow is sadly around the corner. Hugs. E

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

New Stampavie

I just adore the new Stampavie stamps I bought as many as the budget would allow! Couldn't wait to go pick them up and finally had some time to play with them. Made this card square which I don't normally do but I finally picked up some cello bags for square envelopes so I thought I would try a few. I've had the envelopes forever but kept forgetting to buy the bags. Colored with Copics.

Paper is Close to my Heart. Hugs everyone!

Christmas Cards

I really need to get working on my Christmas cards! Made this card using a High Hopes image, colored with pencils which I haven't used much lately. Thought the soft colors would be nice for this image.
Punched my own coordinating flowers. Hope everyone is having a good week!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Red & Green Challenge

This is the card I made for High Hopes Challenge Blog "Red & Green".
Colored with Copics...I didn't use any background paper I used one of my Cuttlebug folders which I constantly forget I own lol! I use my bug for my nesties all the time but forget about my folders. Added some ribbon and a candy cane brad. Hope everyone had a nice weekend the weather today was awesome!

Monday, October 11, 2010

High Hopes Cutie Pig & Girl

This is the cutest image! Colored with Copics. Border punch is a Martha Stewart one, added flowers and brads. Paper is a single sheet I had in my stash. Hope everyone is having a good Monday, it's a holiday for me so I get a day off! Wish I had every Monday off lol. Oh well!!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

High Hopes Challenge 91

I made this card for the High Hopes blog challenge "Halloween" - if you didn't have any Halloween images you could substitute a fall image instead which is what I did. Paper and coordinating ribbon is from Close To My Heart. Colored with Copics. I'm off to the Inspiration Station today to pick up my Stampavie order! I pre-order some of the new holiday stamps and yay they are in!! Don't have any idea how much I spent!! Hope everyone has a great day it's beautiful here and it's a long weekend for us. Enjoy!

Monday, October 4, 2010

High Hopes Challenge 90 Sketch

I made this card for the High Hopes Challenge #90 using the sketch.
Colored with Copics, punch is from Martha Steward. High Hopes Blog is celebrating it's birthday with a fantastic giveaway make sure you check it out! Hope everyone is having a good Monday, I was freezing today at work already missing summer...sigh......

Saturday, September 25, 2010

High Hopes Farm Duo

Good morning all!
I did this card for the High Hopes "Country" challenge. I've been working on my Copic skills, so this card I did with Copics. Paper is Close to my Heart, ribbon I had in my stash. Hope everyone is enjoying their day...we are having an unsuccesful tag sale so I'm sitting outside on the computer enjoying the weather! Hugs xo

Thursday, September 23, 2010

High Hopes Angel

Sorry guys this picture isn't that good, it looked good on the camera! Love this little angel, I colored this with pencils and OMS. I couldn't find any flowers I liked so I punched my own with coordinating paper. Happy Thursday everybody hope everyone is having a good week!

Monday, September 6, 2010

High Hopes Challenge

Enjoying my day off and I got to make a card in peace! I did this for the High Hopes Challenge "It's A Girl It's A Boy". I colored this with pencil and OMS, paper is pieces of scraps that I had. I don't normally do square cards but I bought some square envelopes at a craft expo a few months ago and finally decided to try a square card. Pretty pleased!
Hope everyone else is having a good day, our weather is awesome wish it could be like this all year round! Enjoy and thanks for looking.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

High Hopes Thanksgiving Couple

I can't believe that fall is almost here but it is, feels like fall here today. One good thing is that my favorite holiday will be here before we know it. Thanksgiving!
I had to take this picture outside it's really dark in the house right now. I colored this card with pencils and OMS. Paper is from Close To My Heart. I did this card to post to Cute Card Thursday's challenge to use "material". I used ribbon and flowers (of course). Hope everyone is having a good weekend glad to have an extra day off. Enjoy! E

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Pink Cat Halloween Cuties

I just love these guys they are so cute! Colored with a mixture of Copics and Prismas. The border is one of my new Martha Steward it! Halloween has the best colors although I'm not happy it means summer is ending and the cold will be here before we know it. I know I know don't rush it!! Hope everyone is having a good week. My daughter is back to school tomorrow yay! Hugs E

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Stampavie Rosie Rabbit

I love this cute lil guy...colored with pencils and oms, added Stickles to the rose and clear lacquer to the ladybug.

I liked the pink and green combination. Hope everyone is having a good Saturday I can't seem to get myself moving today! Hugs!!!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Cutie Pig

This is an adorable Meljen digi image such a cutie!
Colored with pencils and OMS added some lacquer to the hearts. I mean well to try to post which paper I'm using but I forget and I've been trying to use up "scraps" before I dive into new papers so I don't always know whose they are. Enjoy your day today supposed to be beautiful here in Connecticut although I'm by myself for a bit so I may hide in the basement and make a card! Hugs!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Penny Blacks Old and New

Ok finally took a minute to re-do some pics of cards I made. I have good intentions of getting all this stuff done and the day just seems to get away from me. I'm off work today so I have no excuse plenty of time! These two cards are Penny Black stamps, the bunnies is an older stamp that I spied on the blog does awesome stuff and I just had to have it!

Hoping to have some time in the craft room today - happy Friday everybody!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Stampavie Christmas Release

Did you guys see these stamps?? OMG they are adorable! Had a card to post tonight except I just realized the picture is out of pic tomorrow! Hope everyone is good spent last week at the Cape didn't want to come home. Really should be living by the beach. Here's a pic of Kingsbury Beach in Eastham where we beautiful.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Cutie Mouse

Another cute Meljen digital image! I've had this cherry paper forever sitting in my stash and I picked up the cherry brads awhile ago and they are super cute! Colored with pencils and OMS, I added Twinkling H20's to the cherry it just didn't look quite right before.
I hope everyone had a nice 4th we went to the beach it was so toasty, beach was packed but we had a great time. Hugs!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Puppy Love

I know it was a gorgeous day out but I had time to make some cards so I took advantage of it! Here's another cute pup card...colored with pencils and OMS. I really need to build myself a light box so the pictures will come out a little bit better.

I love this image reminds me of my lil Dominic! I added Stickleys to the bow and the hearts, paper was in my stash which I have been trying to use and not buy any new paper. There's no need!! lol I hope everyone has a happy and safe Fourth of July! Hugs

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Whipper Snapper

I finally broke down and bought a few Whipper Snapper stamps...I never did because they aren't an Angel Company but my goodness they have the cutest stinking images. So I picked up just a few and figure I will just make them for cards I send to people which I'm trying to be better about instead of hoarding them lol! So here's one I made this week...Colored with pencils and OMS, added just a little Stickles yellow to the flower center. Of course I added a flower...can't seem to make a card without one. Hope everyone is having a good week this is my Friday, took tomorrow off. Hugs!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Another Puppy

This digi image is from Meljen's Designs, they have the cutest images! They have a new one Seafaring Seagull that is adorable definitely check them out.I made another card using this same image but used some Fourth of July paper I had and it came out so cute will try to take a pic of that one later. So I never watcedh "Lost" and my almost brother-in-law convinced me that I would love so I Netflixed them and have been addicted so I've been watching those while making cards. Can't belive I never gave that show a chance! Happy Monday everybody...hoping for a good week. Hugs!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Puppy Pile

I am making some cards for a woman out in Washington that works with dog rescue...she does great work and likes to have dog cards on hand. I have actually gotten to do a little card making this week and forget exactly how much I love it!
Picture isn't the greatest sorry!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Hello everbody!

So I knew that it had been a long time since I had time to even look at my craft stuff...then I looked at my last post date and realized it's been almost two months! How does all that time go by so fast! I knew I had been in a slump but yesterday I made time to go to the Heirloom Productions stamp show in Springfield, MA and had a blast! Bought a bunch of stuff (but stayed within my limit!) and as soon as I'm done with this weekend I'm back in the craft cave! My daughter Angelina's dance recital at the Bushnell was this weekend and that took up a ton of time but so proud of her they always put it together in the end and it's beautiful and makes me so proud. So I just wanted to say hi to my few faithful and I'm excited to play with the new stuff I got yesterday and actually make a card. Have a great day everybody.

Monday, April 5, 2010

High Hopes Possums

Such a cute image isn't this?? It's easier to find the High Hopes stamps in bare rubber although I'll tell ya my mounting skills on EZ are poor but I'm working on it! I saw this used for a card and just had to have the image it's so cute. Used pencils and OMS. Paper I think is DCWV. Ribbon and flowers of course. Hope everyone had a great Easter...our weather in Connecticut has been just awesome once we got through the floods, couple more days of gorgeous weather and then it's back to where it should be for Spring. I'm going to enjoy it while I can! Hugs!!

Friday, April 2, 2010

By The Way....

I've started selling my cards on Etsy...I've had an Etsy account forever but always put my cards on Ebay but the fees are getting outragious and Etsy is super easy to load stuff to. So if you are ever browsing Etsy search under sellers... CardsByElizabeth unfortunately my blog name was to long it would have been so much easier. Thanks!!!

Not a happy crafter...

So I was looking forward to spending some time making cards today considering I've done little to nothing the last two weeks (yes I know it's beautiful out but I really want to play with my stuff) so thanks to the unbelievable amounts of rain we got Monday and Tuesday we have been bailing out the basement for days. Which of course is where my craft stuff is....moved all the paper upstairs and tried not to panic! Today is the first day where we can go more than an hour without vacuuming up gallons of water. Not how I wanted to spend my day! But needless to say I did make this card last weekend just didn't have time to post. This is a great High Hopes image, background paper is Doodlebug and colored with pencils and OMS. Hope everyone has a wonderful holiday weekend! Gonna be warm....yay!!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

High Hopes Cutie

This little girl is so cute....colored with pencils and OMS.

I have so many buttons that I've been trying to use them more on my cards. This paper was buried in a stash...didn't even remember having it. Hope everyone is having a good week. The weather here has been so nice for the last two days I want Spring now! Going to get a little colder but at least the end of winter is in sight. Thanks for looking!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

New Penny Blacks

I got my order of new Penny Blacks, I get all of the from Dick at PB Stamps, he's the best! I had placed two orders and the new ones took a couple weeks and I couldn't remember what I ordered so it was like Christmas lol!! Anyhow, getting to spend some time making cards today, got up early got the house cleaned up and now I'm buried in the cellar watching scary movies and making cards. I know it's really nice out but it's not often it's quiet here so I'm taking advantage of it. I hope everyone has a great weekend. I colored this card with pencils, I've been trying to use up odd pieces of paper so I dug through all my paper this morning for this combo, the flowers I embossed and then cut, added dew drops for the centers. Enjoy!!

Saturday, February 27, 2010

High Hopes Farm Animals

So I had wanted this stamp for the longest time finally ordered it and then wasn't sure how I wanted it colored...I spent hours searching on Splitcoast and High Hopes blog for some inspiration! So here it is I hope you like it! Colored with pencils and OMS. The background paper with the chickens on it I found at Wiggles & Giggles in Wethersfield, thought it was cute had no idea what I was going to use it for but it worked out perfect if I do say so myself lol!!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Penny Black Hedge Hogs

I am anxiously awaiting my order of new Spring Penny Blacks, can't remembered which ones I ordered so it will be like a gift!! This is one of my favorite standby images. Colored with pencils and markers. Hard to tell in the pic but I used Crystal Lacquer on the ladybug and Stickles on the flower. Paper is from some giant paper pack I bought at Michael's loved the bright colors. It's Thursday, glad this week is almost over hoping the dreary weather goes away soon. Enjoy!!

Monday, February 22, 2010

High Hopes Koala

Another cutie....forgot I had this stamp actually until I was hunting around on Splitcoast looking at examples of High Hopes images. Colred with pencils and OMS. This was another set of paper I had in my "hoard" section. Try to better and use what I have! Added my flowers (of course lol). Happy Monday, glad it's done so tired tonight. Bringing my daughter to her dance class and crawling into bed as soon as we get home. Hugs!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Pink Cat Studio Itty Bitty Betty Butterfly

I love this image! Lots of layers, the center of the flowers are double stacked buttons, I put the first button on and it seemed to be not quite right so I added the top button which has glitter in it and I was much happier! The background behind the image was cut using one of the Nesties Pendant dies which I used at a class at the Inspiration Station back in December. I hadn't tried them before and I thought they were awesome! Just something different to use than the scallops.

High Hopes Cutie Cow

Such a cute cow! Colored with pencils, added my usual flowers everywhere! I've had the paper in my stash forever, was apparently hoarding it and decided to break it out. Love the blue/green color combo. Used my Nesties square. I hadn't paid much attention to the Nesties Borderabilities until I saw it used on a gorgeous card on Splitcoast so looks like I'm going to have to add those to my inventory!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Pink Cat Studio

This is one of the newer Pink Cat Studio digi cute! I colored with Copics and pencils. Paper was a scrap I had in my to Pink Cat is on the right side of my blog check out all the images they are so cute!

Valentine Penny Black Cat

Another great Penny Black image...colored with pencils. The flowers are three layers, back layer are Primas, middle (pink) is a Cuttlebug die and the top layers are these great buckets of shiny flowers that come in different colors that are in the wedding isle at Michael's. Hope everyone is having a great's raining like crazy here and the wind is whipping things around the yard!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Awesome Blog Candy!! Winnie's Whims

Check out this blog candy! Patty does some fantastic cards and she's super sweet so hop over and check out her blog!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Wow...time flew right by!

I can't believe how fast the last month went. Christmas and New Years have come and gone in a big blur. I don't remember a holiday season as busy before. We did enjoy ourselves though and I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday. I've been slow at card making just because there hasn't been any time but I did make a few last weekend...

These cute little mice I found at Cuddly Buddy Crafts they have all sorts of cute stuff on this site. Colored with pencils and OMS. Used one of my new Martha Steward punches for the heart, the heart paper I think is Doodlebug.

This is one of my newest Penny Black stamps, so cute~! Another new Martha Stewart punch, spent a lot of money at Michael's last! Colored with pencils and used a Copic marker for the blue around the image.
Have a great week everybody!