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

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

JustINKlined - Football Crazy - Happy Birthday Peter

My friend, and former boss Peter is soccer crazy.  He played in his youth, and continues to be very active in promoting the game in his city of Thunder Bay.  His children (adults now) also still play, coach and referee.  When I saw this image I thought it would be perfect for Peter.  Selecting colours for the shoes was a bit challenging as I'm a little out of the soccer loop and was frankly too lazy to find pictures of any on the internet to copy from!  It continues to amaze me that I continue to post my cards when nobody every comments.  I hope somebody's looking!  If not, at least it's a good record for me, especially when my memory deserts me!
Materials: Digital Image:  JustINKlined; DP: K&Company(?); CS: SU: Sentiment: SU: Colour by Copic

Saturday, March 8, 2014

JustINKlined - Happy Birthday Pete

I've got to say that stumbling across the JustINKlined website a year or so ago was a godsend, and finding their CD for a mere $5.00 was even better.  I'm still not familiar with all the images on the CD, but I do find some spectacularly appropriate ones every now and then.  Like this one for my friend Pete - an avid fisherman.  My friend isn't quite as "folically-challenged" as this guy, but the fish is the ticket here.   And I must say it is ridiculously hard to colour fish!  I'm going to have to take a course or something just on wildlife.  People are easy, every other species on the planet, not so much!
Materials:  Digital Image by JustINKlined; DP: K&Company; CS: SU: Colour by Copic

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Mo Manning - Eileen - Happy Birthday Lynda

My friend Lynda is living the life of Riley -- retired for a couple of years now she spends one half the year on Manitoulin Island; the other half in Florida.  She and her husband have a great time.  And, while it is freezing cold here in Ontario, it is likely nice and warm in Lynda's part of Florida so I figured a gardener with a potted plant might just work.  I also love the image, so that worked for me at least!
Materials:  Digital Image by Mo Manning; DP: K&Company; Flowers by Prima; Brad: SU: Bling: CTMH: Colour by Copic

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Art Impressions - Celeste - Happy Birthday Nicole

My friend Nicole is a talented artist, a great friend, and a very deep and spiritual woman who is always seeking to improve herself and to achieve peace and happiness.  She had a bit of a rough year last year but I'm happy that she's on the mend.  Now that I've retired, I'm going to try and make a concerted effort to see her more often.  I enjoy her company so it's not going to be a hardship.  When I first started noticing these Art Impressions images, I fell in love with them.  The only thing I wish is that they were available digitally, but, rubber works too!
Materials:  Rubber Image:  Art Impressions; Sentiment: Art Impressions; Background Embossing Folder:  Sizzix; Colour by Copic