Monday, March 31, 2008

A late peek and an Elzybell

Here's another sneak peek of the new A Muse stamps. The girl on the right is actually a runner. Doesn't she look like she could be playing soccer when you put her with the soccer girl? I'm not a big soccer fan, but this was fun to do. And of course, "roll with it" (from the Sushi clear set) seemed to work.
For the Elzy card I combined two stamps to make it look like the little yellow check was looking at the flower. I just masked off the bee when I inked it. Fun!

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Life is Good

Here's a sneak peek at three new A Muse images. The rain is a great new image. There's so many ways you can use it. Check out Elena's version. So cute! And this sentiment...I think I'm going to be using this one a lot! Life is Good!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Sneak peek

I've never played golf in my life, but I love this new golfer! And, of course, I had to use "have a swinging day" with it. It also might be fun to use "roll with it" from the Sushi Clear stamp set. It hard to tell in this picture, but I use a clear twinkle sticker for the golf ball. Have a swinging day!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Sneak Peeks!

I almost forgot! A Muse sneak peeks begin tomorrow! See you then.


I've been thinking about simplicity and getting down to what's really important in my life. Friends are important! I don't have a ton of friends, but the ones I do have make me laugh, sustain me when I can't laugh, love me when I'm
not very loveable, and allow me to be the person I am. I love my friends.
Here's a little Elzy card about friends. I have to say my friends don't look like this and I definitely don't look like this (we also don't hold hands!), but you get the picture!

Monday, March 24, 2008


Lately I've been thinking a lot about how I need to simplify my life. It seem that many people, including myself, just have too much stuff! It could be actual possessions, but I'm also talking about emotional stuff too. I need to simplify. I need to determine what's really important to me and what I can do without. I've been making a list. I don't know if I'm done, but this is a start....
1. My faith
2. My family
3. My friends
4. My work
5. My creative outlets
It's interesting how none of these things (except maybe creative outlets) have anything to do with my bank account or possessions. These are the things I want to focus on!

This card shows one of my simple pleasures! I love fresh flowers and I love to have them in my home (when I can afford it). This card is a very simple design also. No layering and just a little color. Simple....

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Happy Spring!

The calendar says its spring so I'm going with it! I couldn't wait to show this card because I just love this Elzybells image. The image has wonderful details so the actual card design can be very simple. What could be easier than a couple layers and some ribbon?

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Peep Again

I just can't seem to get enough of all the little birds and chicks by A Muse and Elzybells. So here's another one!

I also want to say hello to all the ladies from my Sunday classes at Rubber Chicken. I always have way too much fun! See you all next month.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Is it Spring yet?

Even though it hasn't really been that cold, I want spring to come...NOW! I wouldn't even mind if it rains as long as there are signs that warmer weather is on the way.

I just love the new clear A Muse Twinkle Stickers. The little teardrops are just perfect as raindrops on this card. In fact I designed this whole card around these little twinkles!

Monday, March 3, 2008

Is it?

The weather has been so strange here in Virginia. One day it's in the 60's and the next it's in the 30's. I can't tell if spring is in the air or not! On this card I used bits and pieces of several stamps. I masked "love" on the "love is in the air" stamp and then I used "spring" from "think spring." I masked the exhaust from the "skywriter" stamp so I could make a banner instead. I also used the Elzybells flower trio and added my own stems and leaves. It's fun to see how I can put together different stamps to make something new!

This is one of the cards in my Simply Spring class. I'll be teaching two classes at Rubber Chicken this Sunday (3/9) so if you're in the area I hope you will join us!