20 February 2010

Another card - Matryoshka

Everything is Close To My Heart (except the stamp set and the border punch). When I saw this stamp set, I just had to have it. My mother-in-law's birthday was coming up and she's of Ukrainian descent so it just had to be bought! LOL

I stamped the image and colored it in with our markers (cranberry and garden green)and used our blending pen to blend the colors out a bit and soften them. Used the blending pen, too, to add the shading on the dolls and the shadows under the dolls. The ribbon is our grosgrain cranberry ribbon as well.

Can't remember which paper pack I used, though! LOL Gotta start writing this stuff down - my memory is fabulous but VERY short!

Lifted the card design from Andrea Walford. (That girl's got some talent!) Tweaked it to make it my own, though.

MIL loved the card, BTW. :-)

14 February 2010


Okay, these are NOT the artwork I promised but it's something until I finish installing all of the programs in my new computer that I had in my old computer. I have a couple of layouts that I had scanned but I have not stitched them together yet and have not installed the program I use to do that yet. Never seems to be enough hours in a day.
These are the cards I made for Xmas. I forgot to take pictures or scan the original cards so these are scans of three rejects but will give you an idea of what the 'good' ones look like.
In the first card, my stamp block left a line of chocolate ink on the left side of the card so didn't want to send it out. :-)
The second card, I grabbed the wrong color of ink to ink over the embossed reindeer so didn't want to send that one out either.
The last one, after embossing the swirling flakes, I blew on the embossing to cool it and it splattered. Again, no way was it getting sent out. LOL
All the cards were lifted from other talented people on the web - forgot to write down who they are but have them bookmarked somewhere so will update when I find them again. Bad Lisa!
Everything, except the lattice punch is from Close To My Heart!
Have a great night ... best get to bed as 6am comes early!

Art and Soul - New Episode with techniques PLUS cardstock promotion update!

The new Art and Soul Episode is up and ready for viewing. Some super cute projects and a tutorial for emboss resist. Check it out by clicking on the Art and Soul button to the right.

Also, the Winter Cozy textured cardstock pack is sold out now. All other textured cardstock combo packs are available still and as I mentioned before, the Basic Collection is down to around 50% now. The rest are still around 80% in stock but don't wait too long because you just never know.

12 February 2010

BOGO Cardstock sale!

Okay guys and gals!

The cardstock sale is going well ... too well! LOL Don't forget that it is a "while supplies last". I did just a quick check and the Basic cardstock pack is 50% gone already and we're not even halfway through February yet. Do not delay if you want to get it on this super deal! Where else can you get cardstock for 30 cents a sheet?

I am putting in an order early next week so if you want in on this promotion, get your order to me ASAP! :-)

06 February 2010

I am still around ....

I do have artwork to post but recently bought a new computer and all of my images are on my old computer harddrive and have not transferred them over yet. I don't have the proper cable so my mission tomorrow is to find and purchase the cable I need to do it and cross my fingers. Have never transferred data from one CPU to another before so should be interesting. LOL

Wish me luck!