Friday, August 30, 2013

Worth Their Weight in Gold

This image is by Art Impressions, and the card I saw this on says:  Girlfriends  Worth Their Weight in Gold.  This card is for a friend of mine and she's worth her weight in gold --- We both struggle a little with maintaining a healthy weight - but as women of power and influence, we need a little bulk behind (and in front) of us to make it believable!  (That's my story and I'm sticking to it).  I hope she isn't offended by the card, but I just love the image and the thought behind it!
Materials:  Stamp:  Art Impressions; CS: SU: CP: CTMH: Border Die: SU: Spellbinder Die; Colour by Copic

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Mo Manning - Baby Fairy Butterfly

This card is for one of my colleagues - who is a very spunky woman - yet kind of delicate in a way.  I bought this image and this is the first time I've used it --- I just love the expression on her little face - kind of reminds me of my youngest granddaughter actually -- I selected the colours based pretty closely on the colours Mo used in one of the images I saw.  She's so darn cute!
Materials:  Digital Stamp:  Mo Manning; CS: Bazzil; DP: Prima; Flowers: Prima; Leaves: SU: Spellbinder Dies; Colour by Copic

Monday, August 26, 2013

Kisses for My Sweet - Mo Manning

My sister Debby and her husband Jim have been married for 12 years this year.  Hard to believe - it seems like yesterday.  This is the 2nd marriage for both of them and they are perfectly suited, which I think happens more often when you are a little older when you select a life-partner - you know a little more what you're looking for.  Not that her first husband wasn't a nice guy - he is - but I think Jim understands Debby a bit better.  They are still very much in love which is nice to see.
Materials:  Digital Image:  Mo Manning; CS: SU: Sizzix Embossing Folder; Spellbinder Die; Colour by Copic

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Dillman Fairy - Happy Birthday Megan

My youngest daughter Megan turned 34 this year --- how did that happen I wonder?  And, I'm still carrying a little of my baby fat - strange!  Megan is a brilliant, lovely young woman.  A daughter of whom I am very, very proud.  She is a mother, a chartered accountant, she maintains her own household and is responsible and caring.  Everything a mother can hope her child will  become --- I hope she will also be happy some day, but time will tell.  Megan is a kind of an ethereal looking young woman so I thought this Dillman fairy kind of represented her. 
Materials:  Stamp:  Meredith Dillman; DP: Prima; Corner Dies; SCACD; Colour by Copic

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Happy Anniversary Husband Mine

What can I say about my dearest John - my husband of 31 years --- how the time has flown and how wonderful these past 31 years have been.  And to think, I picked him up in a bar!!!!  John is an avid golfer and while I haven't been golfing lately, started golfing because of him.  I figured if I was going to see him during the summer it was likely only on the golf course!  This image is kind of representative of how we've changed in the past 31 years, although John is still a slender and good looking man --- I have become a bit rounder and cuddlier! And, let's not forget -- round is a shape!
Materials:  Stamp: Art Impressions; CS: SU: DP:: DCWV; Grass - Memory Box Die; Colour by Copic

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Mo Manning - Gloria at the Pool

My friend Sandra is a party girl and lives for summer -- actually she lives for her cottage in the Hailburton Highlands - but this picture of Gloria in the pool kind of describes Sandra's attitude about life --- you're here for a good time, not a long time.  That's perhaps one of the things I love about Mo Manning's stamps - the characters are so expressive! Too bad she seems to be plagued by people pirating her images -- it's hard enough in this day and age to make a buck without people stealing from you!  Not to worry, I paid for this image and every other image of hers I use!
Materials:  Digital Image:  Mo Manning; DP: CTMH: CS: SU: Spellbinder Die; Colour by Copic

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Art Impressions - Grumpy Old Guy

The man for whom I have made this card is anything but grumpy --- in fact he's quite a happy, caring kind of guy who likely is getting that much more happy as his retirement is on the horizon.  Usually I give Bart a card with a golf theme as he's an avid golfer; he's also an avid motorcycler and curler --- what Bart doesn't seem to do a lot of is lounge around in a lawn chair -- perhaps this card will give him some ideas!
Material:  Stamp:  Art Impressions; CS: SU: DP: CTMH: Spellbinder Dies; Sentiment: SU: Colour by Copic

Friday, August 16, 2013

Dillman Fairy

My friend Susan is a very pretty, delicate looking young woman, and this fairy kind of reminded me of her.  She looks forward to my cards and likes bling --- I couldn't really go nuts with bling on this one though as it would have taken away from the delicacy of the image.  The flowers in the left hand corner were an afterthought but I think they finish the card nicely.  I think card is beautiful and a little ethereal -- like all of Meredith Dillman's work.
Materials:  Stamp:  Dillman Fairy; DP: Prima; CS: SU: Spellbinder Dies; Colour by Copic

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Memory Box - Bella Bouquet - Sympathy Card

I find sympathy cards very difficult to do some days, which is odd since I seem to do quite a few - not only for my own friends, but for my boss to send to bereaved staff.  I guess because I'm sending something to someone experiencing a bad time in their lives - and I want them to receive a little comfort and know that I care --- they are so much more important it seems - although as I write this, it's also important to send a little joy to people who aren't having a bad day either --- oh well!
Materials:  Embossing Folder:  SU/Sizzix; Memory Box Die

Monday, August 12, 2013

Congratulations Sophie -- CTMH Butterfly

A friend of mine recently was awarded an Amethyst Award, which is a very honour and very difficult to get in the Ontario government.  Sophie was awarded with an award for Lifetime Achievement -- something she truly deserves.  So, I sent her a congratulations card - and in retrospect perhaps should have done it in amethyst type colours!  Oh well, hind sight is so clear.
Materials:  Stamp:  CTMH: DP: CTMH: CS: SU: Butterfly die - Memory Box; Colour by Copic; Cloud Template: SU (no longer sold)

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Get Well --- Mo Manning Big Girl Pants

Bad time of year I guess -- or it's a sign of the times as more and more people are overwhelmed by their lives - don't have time to breathe and regroup.  This card is for someone very special to me and she's in a bit of a bad way, although she's agreed to try some medication so she's on the mend!  She is a beautiful, bright, lovely young woman, who is basing a lot of her happiness on shoulds rather than recognizing how much she has and is.  I hope she comes to realize that.  This card is meant to signify there's a time to cry and a time to move it --- now it's time to move on.
Materials:  Digital Image:  Mo Manning; Sizzix/SU Embossing Folder: Spellbinder Die; Colour by Copic

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Get Well Soon

A very dear friend of mine is currently a little overwhelmed with life -- too much happened in too short a time so she's taken a little time off to regroup, heal and regenerate.  I wish her all the best and not too speedy a recovery, because there's no rush to getting back to work which is one of the big stressors.  I saw a card very similar to this on Pinterest and I loved it and while I know I pinned it, I can't find it to give the appropriate credit to the originator - my apologies.  If you know who did the original, please let me know and I'll more than happily add their info to this post!
Materials:  Stamp and Sentiment: SU: DP: CTMH: CS: Bazzil; Sponged Ink: SU: Colours by Copic.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Big Guy Golfing - Happy Father's Day John

My husband John has been a fabulous step-father to my two daughters and is now a fabulous grandfather to their children.  He and my ex-husband who is also a great father get along well and never put the girls into a position of having to choose when they were growing up.  In fact, John had told the girls that although he wasn't their father, he was their parent and loved them.  I think both girls appreciate that and love him like a Dad.  So, although John isn't my father, I am grateful for his fatherhood to my daughters and I wanted to make sure he knows that!
Materials:  Digital Image: Mo Manning; DP/CS: SU: Golf Ball Brad - Eyelet Outlet; Colour by Copic

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Mo Manning - Yeehaw!

My brother-in-law's favourite saying is "Excellent" --- and with his deep, rich baritone it sounds very impressive when he says it.  When I made the card and hadn't yet put a sentiment on it my husband said --- Excellent! Which was perfect.  I just love this image which is a nice flip-side to Mo Manning's Whoopee.  It kind of says it all doesn't it!
Materials:  Digital Image:  Mo Manning; CS: DP: SU: Colour by Copic