Sunday, April 13, 2014

Get Well Uncle Lloyd

My poor Uncle Lloyd has had some health problems over the years, the most recent appears to be bladder cancer, the same disease that took my Dad, his older brother.  Hopefully it's not going to be too aggressive, but he apparently is in a great deal of discomfort.  While I don't see him that often, and that is my fault because I'm lazy, I do think of him and hope he's doing well.  I figured I'd send him a get well card so he'll know I care.
Unfortunately, I have no idea who this digital image is by, so if someone out there does know, please comment and I'll be happy to modify this post and give the artist credit.  I am finding with images that I use infrequently, from artists I use even less frequently, when the time comes to give them credit I can't figure out who drew it.  I even hopefully looked at the image's properties for a clue, but alas nothing.  Suffice to say I think it's really cute, whoever did it!
Materials:  Digital Image by Somebody!; CS: SU: Embossing Folder: Tim Holtz; Sentiment: SU: Colour by Copic

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Art Impressions - Happy Birthday Lindsay

My niece Lindsay's birthday is February 7, shared with Charles Dickens, although I don't think Chas has much over Lin!  Lindsay is a professor at Niagara College, and has done extremely well in her life.  She is now involved with a very nice young man, who we all hope becomes a permanent fixture in Lin's life.  Lindsay works long and hard, so I'm sure she enjoyed a welcome respite on her birthday.  Lovely young woman!
Materials:  Rubber Stamp:  Art Impressions (Gigi & Monique); CS: SU: Sentiment - typed it myself!; Bling: CTMH: Colour by Copic

Monday, March 31, 2014

LOTV Karate Kid - Happy Birthday Nicholas #9

My darling grandson Nicholas, turned 9 on March 3.  I cannot believe he's already 9!! And what a wonderful young man he is becoming.  He is kind, thoughtful, nurturing, extremely talented artist and is absolutely incredible in math - he can add and subtract into the thousands - in his head!  Much as I'd like to take credit for that, I suspect other genes in play with that skill -- likely his mom!  Nick is involved in Tae-kwon-do (?SP?) and recently received his second yellow stripe.  I thought that would be a good starting point for his birthday card!
Materials:  Rubber Stamp: Lili of the Valley; CS: SU: DP: DCWV Far East Stack; Sentiment: SU: Spellbinder Circles; Colour by Copic

Friday, March 21, 2014

JustINKlined - Happy Birthday John

Although my husband John seldom has too much to drink, and never as much as in this picture, I thought it would make him laugh.  We have found as we've aged that drinking a lot just isn't worth the recovery!  John will be 59 this year, finally catching up to me.  When my eldest daughter was younger she asked how old John was and when she discovered he was a couple of months younger said .. "well, I guess SOME women have husbands younger than they are"!  I pointed out he was a mere 2 months younger, not like I had robbed the cradle.  I don't think she cared. As the years have gone by, I am ever thankful that John is my partner in life, even though I feel like popping him every now and then!
Materials:  Digital Image: JustINKlined; DP: SU: CS: SU: Sentiment: Mo Manning; Colour by Copic

Monday, March 17, 2014

Happy St. Patrick's Day - Mo Manning &

Rather than do these 2 separately, I figured I'd just post them together.  As you know, I routinely make cards for 7 kids (4 of my own and 3 little friends).  6 of the kids are brothers or sisters so I can't send them the same card as their sibling so I usually make 2 separate cards and send them out.  The $2 is under the shamrock.  I used images from 2 artists -- the leprechaun leaping over the pot of gold is Mo Manning; the other is La La Land Crafts from whom I also got the sentiment.
Embossing Folder was Sizzix; Colour by Copic

Mo Manning - Introducing Oscar - Happy Birthday Glen

My friend Glen is one of the funniest people I have ever known, so I'm pretty sure he'll enjoy this Oscar image, and since I honestly can't remember if he is 53 or 54 this year, the question mark is more than apt.  I decided I'd also give Oscar a pink shirt and grey pants, and use a wild pinky background.  I'm pretty sure as well that Glen is not homophobic so won't mind the pink!
Materials: Digital Image:  Mo Manning; CS: SU: Sentiment: SU: Colour by Copic

Friday, March 14, 2014

Bugaboo - Stella - Happy Birthday Carol

My friend Carol and my husband John share a birthday, so I never have trouble remembering Carol's birthday.  I just love these Stella images -- they are so expressive.  The sentiment on this one is called the Perfect Man, which didn't quite fit with a birthday image, but I thought the disgruntled look on her face and the toast pose might just work.  Besides, I just like it, and this was my first opportunity to use it!!
Materials:  Digital Image: Bugaboo Stamps; CS: SU: Colour by Copic