Friday, February 26, 2010

I Sea Another Birthday

This card was done by Lois Larson.  She used our fish named Smiley and added wiggle eyes.  She colored Smiley with watercolored pencils.  The splash was added and glitter was added.  The background that works so well with this card is wallpaper. Great idea Lois.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Currie's Just Because Journal

Currie made this fabulous journal with our bush stamp.  I sometimes use this stamp as background, but she did a great job making this one stamp extend itself to fill the entire front.  She put eyelets in the book board and punched holes in the blank pages to thread the string through and attach it together.  I think the string makes a great embellishment as well as a fastner.  She also distressed the edges of the paper in one of the layers and used Copic markers and Bic Mark-it Ultra Fine Line to color in the bush.  She sponged the background for more of the distressed look and stamped the Just Because in each of the corners.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Currie's Caught a Bug

Isn't this a cute card Currie made?
This is a smaller tri fold card.  I think she cut out the shape for the words with her Cricut and edged it with blue ink.  The edges are cut with a deckle scissors. The bug is colored with Copic Markers and it looks like she outlined the eyes in black to make him look like a nasty bug.  The jar looks like it was colored with Copic markers also and blended out. 

The front flaps opens to the left and this is the second (right) flap, but this opens to the inside.
And this is the inside.  Again the cutout shape is the same as the front and inked on the edges.
This is a real cute card that would make a great card or a gift tag.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Yellow Daisies from Currie

This is another look at the daisies.  I am guessing that she used Copic markers to color the daisies and water.  She distressed the edges of the white and striped paper and then inked the edges.  She inked the background nicely to get rid of the "white out" background.
Inside of card:
She rounded the corners and inked around the edges of the white and inked the background again.
Looks great Currie!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Currie's Pink Flowers

Currie colored these flowers with Copic markers and cut out the center shape with the Storybook cartidge with Cricut.  The brown corners are simply a square cut at a diagonal. A very quick, easy and great looking card to give for any occasion.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

I Wish I Was a Bear by Currie

I loved the way she made the hills, and I think the trees look great too.  She used Prisma Color Watercolored Pencils and a  water brush on watercolored paper.  She edged the dark green base card with the Fiskars Edge Punch and tired embrodery floss in each hole, what a great look of brown 'hair like' look!!  Great Job Currie!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Currie's Birthday Star

Currie made this card with our friend Spot and the Happy Birthday.  She cut out the star with the Wild Card cartidge from Cricut. I like the was she hand stitched around the outer edge. An added embellishement without ribbon.  She also used the Copic markers and Prismacolor watercolored pencils.  The dots around the star were made with a gen pen.  I think this would make such a great card for any age guy, short one or tall one! 

I think this is just a great card!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Miss Crabby by Currie

Believe it or not, this has been a real good seller for us.  It is another way to say "Cheer UP!". Here Currie did a real good job with the color combination of her paper and ink.  I loved the way she did the distress look with the edge scraper.  And the cut corner pieces make it interesting by being a different size as well as the different size brads.  She used the Cuttlebug Mesh Embossing folder and it framed it beautifully.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

The Golden Years by Currie


 
Currie combined a bit of elegance and humor. She used the Cricut Storybook Cartridge for the center shape and out lined it. She stitched the red star shapes with embroidery floss, it really added a nice contrast.  The ribbons on the top of the card are a great embellishment especially with the added red buttons to match the floss.  If you notice the buttons are not all the same, and that adds an extra interest.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Currie's Happiness Fairy

I think Currie did a really good job on this one.  I like that it can be a quick card for the times you need one right away and it looks complete and clean.  This card can be used for just about any occasion, or someone who just need a smile.  And if you have a glitter, just put it inside as Happy Dust for the unexpected surprise!  She used Copic Markers, Bic Mark-It fine markers and Gelly Roll Metallic Pen.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Birthday Voodo by Currie

On this birthday card Currie used Copic markers and Prisma color water colored pencils.  Didn't she do a great job?  I really like the color combination of her card stock.  The card just makes you smile!
Great job Currie.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Currie's Happy Valentine's Day

Well, the day is here to start showing you the great cards from Currie, I am so glad you stopped by to take a look !
I know I should of started Currie's cards yesterday because one of them is a Valentine's Day card, but I had a blonde moment (or a full minute).  Even though it is a day late, it would be so easy to change the words and use it as a birthday or anniversary card.
Check back tomorrow to see another of Currie's card creations!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Currie is our new designer !

I wanted to announce that Currie has agreed to become one of our designers. You will be able to see her creations here.  On Monday, we will start to post her projects.  The other designers are very happy to have her on board, we loved her cards and I think you will too.  I asked Currie to introduce herself, and this is what she wrote.

I really wouldn't know what to write when it comes to the introduction thing. I started making cards with my daughters (9 and 4 years old) as just something fun for us to do together and ended up loving it. I'm a stay at home mom and my husband says I live in my own world. I tend to think that's funny not bad.
Mike is my husband, we have been married 13 years. Madison (9) and Allison (4) are our daughters. Madison is all about rules and being good, Allison is just the opposite. They both are great at art. Allie once drew a perfect self portrait on her stomach with a permanent marker. I love being home with them (even on their worse days). Once in a great while my mom will watch the girls but its rare. I figure if anyone is going to screw them up it's going to be me! Mike works for M. L. Chariter. They do everything from clean up contaminated spills to drill oil wells. We laugh alot and try to find humor in almost everything. I don't like stuffy or up tight, it makes me uncomfortable. Our dog's name is Izzy. She is a chihuahua mixed with a yorkie.

I wish you a wonderful day!!!


Currie Churchill

Don't forget to check back starting Monday, to check out Currie's card creations !!

Monkey Love Valentine

This is just a quick Valentine I made for Taylor this morning, I need to send it out today.
I used Cuttlebug Swiss Dots for the background on the purple. Everything else was cut out with Spellbinders and colored with Copic markers, I used Smooch over the heart the monkey is on and the small hearts to the right.

Saturday, February 06, 2010

Written Love Valentine

Just a quick Valentine card. All of the black lined images are embossed. The pen on the stamp does have a heart on it, but I used small heart stickers over them. The heart on the envelope is colored with Smooch as well as the rose.

Monday, February 01, 2010

The WINNERS are.....

We have 2 winners of the $25.00 of free stamps from the Crackerbox Palace.
The first one is Cazzy, and her blog is  IT'S CAZZYTIME! her blog is:  http://cazzytime.blogspot.com/
and Vicki, and her blog is Viceroy's Variations and her blog is: http://hillhavencreations.blogspot.com/.
I hope that you visit their blog and enjoy their talents.
I will need both of you to email me at jvbriggs@charter.net so I can give you your coupon to use at the online store on your choice of stamps.
Congrats!

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