I know you have all seen this one before, but I thought I would share this card that I just finished for a special order. I was contact by someone who found me on Etsy and she wanted me to design 40 bridal invitations for her. She sent me a picture of the china that was going to be used at the shower and I went from there. Having no pattern paper that had the colors from the china in it or even the design, I decided to make my own. I used a TAC set for the background. I must of stamped 10-15 sheets of this background paper and then I had to color it all in. Whew, that was a big job. I then decided to glam her up with paper piecing to her dress, which was also the background paper.
I colored everything else with Prismacolor markers and added some shimmery silver ribbon on the side.
All in all, I think the cards turned out pretty good. It was a big job, but I loved it. I never knew I liked to design something from a china pattern so much..LOL
Anyway, thats it for now....more later
Monday, March 16, 2009
Two new cards that I completed probably about a month ago and Im now just getting them posted. Due to everything that has gone on, I have neglected you all. The images are digital downloads that I got from Pink Petticoat...I absolutely love these. Takes no space in my craft room and I can just print them as I need them.
The card on the left is pretty simple....just pattern paper, regular cardstock and some ribbon on the side. Each image is colored with Prismacolor markers.
The card on the right is the same except I added stickles on her boa and my scallop punch as a decorative border on the pattern paper...which is from TAC.
You can find both of these cards on my Etsy site for sale if your interested...more later........
Monday, March 02, 2009
This is a sad post to write...my mom passed away on February 18th after her Alzheimer's just got the best of her. She was only 67 years young. She was full of life and I will miss her terribly.
She had gone downhill quite a bit when I saw her in November. Raymond (in the chair) who is her second husband had been caring for her and it got to be too much. He put her into a home down in Florida and I believe she just gave up after that. My brother and I flew down to Florida to see where she was at and the place was very nice. I was surprised. Hospice came in and was caring for her 24/7 since this place was not for anyone in advanced stages of Alzheimer's. When it was clear that my mom would not get better, hospice moved her to their care center. I was home for two days and then my husband and I drove down to Florida to be with her. I left on a Tuesday and she passed away on Wednesday night. I can only take comfort in the fact that she is now at peace with my father.
Its hard to believe that I have no parents anymore. Sometimes it does not seem real to me. Most days I do ok if I keep busy and don't think about things too much.
Anyway, I thought you all should know why I have not been around. I will get back to posting my newest cards and things when I'm up to it. So, please hang in there with me.
See you soon......