Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Happy Birthday Jane

Jane, John's neice is a lovely young woman (not as young as the girl on the card mind you, but it was more the action that I thought matched).  She is an associate professor at Mount Allison University in Sackville NB; so we don't get to see her very often, but I'm sure she's happy and enjoying herself, having mostly realized her dream.  Also a December birthday, I think it's important not to blur the line between birthday and holiday season, hence the pink kind of summery image!  I had a bit of a problem with the balloons as I didn't want a huge circle, and I still kind of suck at doing the outside the box thing so I restamped the balloons, coloured them and popped them up -- I then tied some gold string into the balloons and through her hand to match that on the digital image -- what a pain - but the effect is good I think!
Materials:  Mo Manning - digital image; DP: SU: CS: SU: Colour by Copic

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Happy Birthday Margaret

One of my dear friends in Toronto, Margaret, celebrates a birthday on December 1 --- which makes her a fellow December birthday celebrator as well!  Margaret and I have known each other for over 20 years, and I make every effort to see both her and Glenn when I am in Toronto...even though it doesn't always work out that way -- and when it doesn't, I always get shit!  Oh well - at least she knows I do still love her!  I've chosen Spanish Tilda because Miss Margarida is Portuguese --- hopefully close enough for her!
Materials: Stamp:  Magnolia - Spanish Tilda; Sizzix Corners; K&C Company DP: CS: SU: Flowers by Petaloo; Colour by Copic

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Happy Birthday Louise

One of my work colleagues is a fellow card-maker, although her real preference is using punches.  She's made some pretty amazing cards, usually for her grandchildren using punches - she's very creative!  Anyway I thought this stamp (which I got last year at Kraftin' Kimmie's first craft day) would be perfect for her.  I've actually never used it before, thinking the stacks of paper or ink pads flanking the central image would be hard to colour - surprisingly, they weren't!
Materials:  Stamp: Kraftin' Kimmie; Sentiment: SU: DP: My Mind's Eye; CS: SU; Button: CTMH: Colour by Copic

Monday, November 14, 2011

Farewell Wendy

One of my favourite colleagues in Toronto is retiring, so there's no changing her mind -- not that I'd even try.  I have had the pleasure of working with Wendy (granted at distance) for the past 8 or 9 years, and she has not only been a pleasure and a consummate professional to work with, she's been a breath of fresh air in what could easily have been an autocratic/dictatorial role as the Issues Manager and Assistant Director Communications.  But she wasn't -- she was absolutely great -- I'll really miss her.  And while Wendy does have white hair, she doesn't really bear any resemblance to the image, it is somewhat fitting - what with the suitcases and all!
Materials:  Mo Manning - digital image; DP: SU: CS: SU: Spellbinder Die; Bow by BowEasy; Colour by Copic

Monday, November 7, 2011

Happy Birthday Sam

My nephew Sam is an avid game player and TV watcher -- in between of course eating and working and sleeping!  While Sam is a big guy, a little follically challenged, and a tiny bit older (25 or so) than the young pup in the image, I think he'll still recognize the similarities!  Thank heavens for Mo Manning and her great designs as I can always count on her stuff to give me ideas and images!
Materials:  Mo's Digital Designs - Stamp: Background paper from stash; SU: CS: Spellbinder Label Die; Colour by Copic

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Happy Birthday Marita

One of my fellow EA's in southern Ontario has a birthday on November 18.  Marita is a lovely person - one of those perfect people who looks great, is sweet and charming, yet wildly efficient and talented.  My only regret is that I don't really get to see her more often!  She goes yearly on a shopping expedition with a bunch of her friends, so I thought this image was perfect for her!
Materials:  Stamp:  Lili of the Valley; DP: SU: CS: SU: Spellbinder Dies; Colour by Copic