Monday, November 20, 2017

Merry Christmas to All...

Hi Everyone. My card today features the new Santa with Birds image. I had fun coloring this image and adding some shimmer here and there.


The Santa and birds image was stamped with Memento Black ink and colored with Copics. Some Nuvo Blizzard drops were added to his hat and the fur trim on his coat.  After the drops dried, I added some clear Wink of Stella to the snowy areas. The panel was die cut with a SB die, attached to the red panel and then to the white card base. Some white snowflakes were die cut and added to two of the corners. Red nail heads were added to the centers.

You can barely see, but on the inside the Interlocking Snowflakes Background image was stamped with Real Red ink along the bottom of the card.

So how are you doing with your stash of Christmas cards?  Hope you are further along than me!!

Thanks for stopping by.

blessings,
shelia

Monday, November 13, 2017

Cupcake Inspiration Challenge 431

Hi Everyone. This week's cupcakes for the Cupcake Challenge are just too cute. Plus the theme is fall, so what could be better for those last minute Thanksgiving cards. I'm glad I could play along.  Here are the cupcakes for inspiration.

And here's my card:


This was a fairly simple card to create. I started with the green panel and dry embossed it with a SB leaf EF after stamping the greeting from DRS Designs with Archival Jet Black ink. After attaching it to a kraft layer and then the cream card base, the die cut leaves were added with some TH Matte Medium. The leaves were die cut with a Stampin' Up thinlit die. I think these leaves look so elegant.

Thanks for stopping by today.

blessings,
shelia

Wishing you Peace!


Happy Monday Everyone. My card today features some images from the Christmas Village stamps. DRS Designs just released a new image (Village Rocks/Pond's Edge) to go with the village stamps, especially the Village pond.

To start I stamped the Village Pond with Memento Black ink onto white CS and then stamped the new Pond's Edge using my Misti to make sure it was lined up nicely. Once it was colored with Copics, I used a SB die to cut it out and then stamped the greeting, which is actually parts of two new greetings:  Doggone Christmas Greeting and Deco Peace and Joy Greeting. Next I stamped some trees from the Christmas Village Accessories onto white CS, colored with Copics, added some snow with a white gel pen, fussy cut and attached them to the scene. Some are glued on and some are attached with pop dots for some dimension. I used a clear Wink of Stella pen to add some shimmer to the snow and trees.

The background was created by stamping the snowflake background with VersaMark ink onto teal CS and heat embossing with white EP. Some TH Distress ink was sponged on to help make the color match the pond. Baker's twine was added before attaching the panel to the white card base. A die cut snowflake and teal rhinestone complete the look. Hope you like it.

Thanks for stopping by today.

blessings,
shelia

Monday, November 6, 2017

thinking of you

 Hi Everyone. Today I have a couple of Christmas cards that use the same new greeting on two very different cards.

The first one features the Heartache at Christmas Greeting as the focal point. It was stamped with Archival Jet Black ink onto white CS and then The Poinsettia Vine Corner image was stamped on two opposite corners and colored with Copics. After die cutting with a SB die, it was attached to the red layer that was embossed with a Paper Studio EF, then onto the green layer and then the white card base. I felt it needed something in those other two corners, so I stamped the Holly Jingle Bell image onto white CS with Memento Black ink, colored just the holly with Copics, fussy cut and added them with Matte Medium. Some red glitter Nuvo drops were added for the berries.


My second card only uses the last line of the Heartache at Christmas greeting. I purchased this snowman die while on vacation back in September and decided it would pair nicely with this greeting.


I started with white CS and sponged on some TH Distress Oxide inks after stamping the snowflake background with Versamark ink and heat embossing it with clear EP. Next the snow banks were created with some Fawn Lawn dies and the snowman was added after adding some Nuvo white Blizzard drops onto the snow banks. The partial greeting was stamped with Archival Jet Black ink and the three snow flakes were die cut with an IO snowflake die. Some blue half pearls were added to the centers of the snowflakes.

Thanks for stopping by today.

blessings,
shelia

Monday, October 30, 2017

A Doggone Christmas!


Hi Everyone. DRS Designs is just about to release some new images and I get to give you a sneak peak of this new adorable "Santa Puppy" (408F) and the new "Doggone Christmas Greeting" (410D) that goes so well with this puppy.

I started by die cutting the window with a MFT die and then stamped the puppy inside the window with Memento Black ink. Once he was colored with Copics, I added Nuvo White Blizzard Glitter drops to his hat. The new greeting was stamped with Archival Black ink and a red gel pen was used to add the red highlights. The pine branches and holly leaves were created with a MS punch. The red bells were made with a Taylored Expressions die and red glitter paper. Some Nuvo red glitter drops were added by the greeting to complete the look.

Don't you think this little puppy is the cutest? Be sure to check back tomorrow and each day after to see this and other soon to be released images. You're going to like them!

Thanks for stopping by.

Blessings,
shelia

Friday, October 27, 2017

Leafy Thanksgiving

I am trying to get all of my Thanksgiving cards finished this week. I really like the sketch for Tuesday Morning Sketches this week and combined that challenge with the Splitcoast Stamper Challenge to use fiber on your card today. Here's my card:


And here's the sketch:


Instead of using a circle, I made a cascade of leaves. I got this idea from Sister Sandie at Spiltcoast stampers. She created a beautiful card with cascading leaves this week that I just loved and had to case it. Here's a link to her card.

I started by die cutting all the leaves with a Darice die. I sponged some distress ink in matching colors along the edges and then went back with some brown distress ink. The brown is darker in real like. I don't know why it looks almost white in the photo. Anyway, I stamped the greeting with Archival Jet Black ink at the bottom of the yellow panel, layered it onto brown CS, added the burlap ribbon and then attached it to the cream card base. The leaves were glued on and then the twine bow was added. I really like the look of these leaves.

Thanks for stopping by today!

blessings,
shelia

Monday, October 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving

Hi Everyone. I have been trying to get all of my Thanksgiving cards created this week before I get seriously started on Christmas cards. I'm afraid I have fallen behind on all of my card creating. Anyway, my card today features the elegant filigree pumpkin and Script Happy Thanksgiving greeting.

I started with a piece of water color paper and sponged on some TH Distress Oxide inks. After blending the colors, I stamped the filigree pumpkin onto the distress inks with water. I really like the result of this technique. While that dried, I stamped the filigree pumpkin with the same orange distress ink, after stamping off once onto scratch paper, then stamped the greeting over top with Archival Jet Black ink. After putting it all together, I decided it needed a little bling, so I added some orange sequins.



Thanks for stopping by today!

blessings,
shelia

Monday, October 16, 2017

Give Thanks

Happy Monday Everyone! My card today is a fairly simple one, but doesn't look too simple. I think it's the glittery gold embossing and gold paper. I really like how it turned out and I hope you do too.


 I started by die cutting the gold panel with a SB die, as well as the smaller brown panel. The Filigree Pumpkin and Gives Thanks greeting were both stamped with VersaMark ink and heat embossed with glittery gold embossing powder. I did use my Misti and ended up stamping and embossing the pumpkin twice. A die cut flower and leaves were added to the top left hand corner. Some clear Nuvo drops were added to the center of the flower. I realize you really cannot see the flower very well. I can never get a good photo whenever I use shiny cardstock.

Here's a look at the inside.

The Psalm 100 greeting was stamped with Archival Jet Black ink onto a cream panel and attached to the inside of the card. A couple of gold leaves were added to the opposite corners.

Thanks for stopping by today.

blessings,
shelia

Monday, October 9, 2017

Hello Fall


Hi Everyone,

My card to day features the new Hello Fall greeting which I stamped onto water color paper using Archival Jet Black ink. Once it was die cut with a MFT square stitched die,  I layered it onto some orange CS that was also cut with the same die set. The background layer was created by stamping the silhouette leaf image with various TH Distress Oxide inks. I added different distress inks to the stamp, spritz it with some water and then stamped the leaves onto the same water color paper. Once it dried, I layered it onto the same orange CS and attached everything to the cream card base. I really like the way the leaves turned out. I love the colors of the leaves in fall. Pretty soon though I won't think of them so fondly, since we have lots of trees which means lots of leaves to rake. But, you can't have the beauty of fall without a little clean up, right?!

Have a great week and thanks for stopping by,

shelia

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Tuesday Morning Sketches

This card is for this week's sketch challenge at Tuesday morning sketches. I've been super busy lately and haven't had much free time for card making. Today I made myself take some time to get creative. I'm so glad I did! It really is relaxing for me and that's just what I needed.

Having said that, I'm not really sure I like this color combo, but I do like the sketch and how the card turned out. I was trying to use colors as close to the color challenge at Splitcoaster Stampers, but I don't think I got real close. Oh well, I tried.  Here's my card:

And the sketch design:


I stamped the leaf image with three different Distress Oxide inks, overlapping them some. Once the panel dried, after being spritzed with some water, I attached it to the orange CS and then to the Brown card base. The Birthday Greeting was stamped in the same brown distress ink, die cut and layered onto the same orange and brown CS. The strip at the top was die cut with a Spellbinders die. I added the orange ribbon before attaching it to the card. The bow was created using my Bow Easy (it's the only way I can make a decent bow!). Some orange rhinestones finish it off.

Thanks for stopping by.

blessings,
shelia

Cupcake Inspiration Challenge

My card today is for this week's cupcake challenge. Here's the inspiration cupcake:


Aren't they beautiful cupcakes. Makes me hungry for something sweet!! Anyway, here's my card.


I started by die cutting the nativity scene from white CS with an Echo Park die. I place it on the navy CS and marked where the top should be, removed it and stamped the sentiment and starry background with silver ink and heat embossed it with silver embossing powder. Once that cooled, I attached the nativity pieces with some Tombow glue. When I started to attach everything to the white card base, it just didn't look quite right to me, so I sponged the same silver ink along the edges of the white case base and heat embossed with silver embossing powder. Last I added the star, which was die cut from some silver CS. A milky white rhinestone was added to the center. I really like how this turned out. It's a fabulous color combo.

Thanks for stopping by.

blessings,
shelia

Monday, October 2, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving

Hi Everyone,

Trust you had a good weekend. Our weather here in NW Ohio has finally cooled down. We had a week with temperatures in the 90s. That's rare for August, let alone September! I'm happy to see those temps leave and some cooler fall like weather appear. :-)

My cards today feature a couple of new DRS greetings (Happy Thanksgiving and Favorite Season of All) and die cuts from Spellbinders. About a year ago I joined the small die of the month club at Spellbinders. Today's cards use September's dies. I really like the leafy wreath with extra leaves and acorns for embellishments.


 I started by die cutting the wreath in green, yellow and red CS and then glued onto the cream card base. While that dried I die cut several leaves and acorns from yellow, orange, rust and brown CS. I used some TH Distress inks to add some color to the edges of the leaves and acorns. Once they were added to the wreath, I stamped the Happy Thanksgiving greeting in the middle of the wreath with Archival Jet Black ink.
For the second card, I die cut the wreath out of green CS, glued it onto the white panel and attached it to a yellow card base. I again die cut some leaves and acorns from yellow, brown and red CS, using some distress inks to add some dimension to the edges. The bow was die cut from a small die of the month club set from last November. The greeting was stamped with Archival Jet black ink. Some Nuvo clear drops were added to the center of the yellow bow.

Here's a look at the inside of the cards.



The Psalm 100 greeting was stamped with Archival Jet black ink. Some die cut leaves and little acorn were added to the corner. I really like how these turned out.

Thanks for stopping by today.

blessings,
shelia

Monday, September 25, 2017

Give Thanks!


Happy Monday Everyone,

My card today features the new floor image (360P). It is easy to use and lines up perfectly with the brick wall image. I started with a piece of Water Color paper, stamped the floor and brick wall with Archival Jet Black ink using my Misti to line them up straight. The floor was colored using TH Distress Oxide Vintage Photo ink. Some Post it tape was used to mask off the brink wall while I sponged on the distress ink. Once it dried, I masked off the floor and sponged on TH Distress Oxide Fired Brick ink for the wall. After all the ink was dry I used a white colored pencil to color in between the bricks to give the wall more depth.

The bountiful basket was stamped onto white CS with Memento black ink, colored with Copics and fussy cut. I attached the image with foam adhesive. The new give thanks greeting (345D) was stamped with Versafine Black ink and die cut with a SB banner die.


On the inside the Grateful Heart greeting was stamped with Versafine Black ink. The new filigree pumpkin was stamped over the greeting with Spiced Marmalade ink, stamping off onto scratch paper once.

Thanks for stopping by today!

blessings,
shelia

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Pumpkin Patch

My card today is for this week's sketch challenge at TMS. It's a great sketch and I'm so glad I was able to play along. Here's the sketch:


And here's my card:


I started by stamping the Pumpkin Patch image from DRS Designs onto white CS with Memento Black ink, colored it with Copics and die cut with a SB circle die. Nest I die cut two smaller circles from orange CS, embossed them with a CB pumpkin swirl EF. The kraft layer was embossed with the CB swirls EF. Once everything was attached to the white case base, I added the button with yellow baker's twine in place of the flower in the sketch. I really like how this turned out.

Thanks TMS for another fun sketch design!

And thanks for stopping by!

blessings,
shelia

Monday, September 18, 2017

Pumpkin Spce - It's that time of the year!


Hi Everyone,

My card today features one of my very favorite fall things - Pumpkin Spice Coffee!! There's just something warm and calming about pumpkin spice coffee. I think I may have to go make a cup once I get this post completed!!

I started by stamping the Pumpkin Spice greeting (846E) onto cream CS with Archival Jet Black ink, then die cut it with a stitched oval die. Once I die cut all the parts of the coffee cup, I stamped the coffee cup with the Splatter Background image using VersaMark ink. The little pumpkin and tiny leaves are some epoxy stickers I've had forever. The oval die and coffee cup dies are all from ODBD. The rust frame was die cut with a SB die.

Here's a look at the inside:



The new Goodbye summer greeting (350F) was stamped with Archival Jet black ink and the pumpkins were stamped with TH Spiced Marmalade ink.

Thanks for stopping by today. Be sure to check all the new fall images from DRS Designs here.

Blessings,
shelia

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Tuesday Morning Sketch





My card today is for this week's sketch challenge at Tuesday Morning Sketches. DRS Designs is the sponsor for this week's sketch, so I really wanted to play along!  Here's the sketch:


I turned the sketch sideways since it fit with my image and sentiment better. The Filigree Pumpkin (334G) and the Happy Thanksgiving Greeting (339F) are both brand new stamps from DRS Designs and will be released in just a couple of days. You can check them out at the DRS Designs on line store.

To create my card, I started with some water color paper and stamped the pumpkin with TH Distress Oxide Spiced Marmalade ink and the greeting with Archival Jet Black ink. The panel was die cut with a SB die and layered onto some orange CS. I used the same water color paper for the next panel and layered it onto the same orange CS. The pumpkin ribbon has been in my stash forever. I have no idea where it came from, but I thought it went perfectly with this image and sketch design. I did use some foam adhesive to attach the smaller panel for some dimension.

I hope you can join in the fun at TMS this week!

blessings,
shelia



Monday, September 11, 2017

Drop in!!


Hi Everyone,

I have one last Halloween card to share with you before getting started on Fall and Thanksgiving cards. Today's card is pretty simple. I stamped the card front with wood grain background image with light brown ink, then die cut the window using a MFT die. The greeting was stamped with Versafine Onyx ink above the wimdow. The witch's broom was stamped onto white CS, colored with Copics and fussy cut. I used some foam adhesive to attach it to the card front. The little black cat is a die cut from IO, I think. Here's a look at the inside.


The empty spider web and vertical greeting were both stamped with black ink. A Recollections spider was added to the web.

Thanks for stopping by today. Be sure to check back soon to see some new images DRS Designs will soon be releasing. Also right now with every purchase of $25, you receive a free DRS Designs' Catalog. Be sure to check out the web page for details.

Blessings,
shelia

Monday, September 4, 2017

Happy Haunting


Hello Everyone,

For those of you in the United States, Happy Labor Day. Hope you are able to enjoy the holiday and maybe even find some time to get creative. The weather here in NW Ohio has turned cooler and that definitely puts me in the mood for fall and everything that goes with it, including creating some Halloween cards.

So I have another Halloween card to share with you today that features the new Happy Haunting greeting along with the little goblin and witch's feet images.. To begin I die cut the black frame using a MFT Collage die. I laid the frame onto the cream CS and used a pencil to draw in the areas where the images would go. Once everything was stamped and colored with Copics, I glued on the black collage frame and then some googlie eyes were added to the little goblins.

Thanks for stopping by today!

shelia

Monday, August 28, 2017

October 31


Happy Monday Everyone! I hope you had a good weekend. My card today was pretty easy to create. The black spider web cut out comes from a package of die cuts I found on sale after Halloween last year. I just cut it down to the size I wanted and added the orange glittery frame that I die cut from some SB rectangle dies. The new October 31 square was stamped with Versafine Black Onyx ink, cut out and layered on the same orange glitter paper. 


I added the Wishing I was with Ya greeting on the inside, stamping it with VersaMark ink and embossing with white EP. I did the same thing for the two spider webs and the card is complete.

Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you find some time to get inky today!

blessings,
shelia

Monday, August 21, 2017

Drop in for a spell!

Hi Everyone. Hope you had a good weekend and found some time to get inky! My card today features a couple of new Halloween stamps: Drop in for a Spell and the Bubbling Beaker.


I started with black CS, stamped the new greeting and Magic potion shelf with VersaMark ink and heat embossed with detailed white EP. The Bubbling Beaker was stamped with Memento Black ink onto white CS, colored with Copics and fussy cut. The black panel was punched with a spider web border punch before attaching it to the purple CS and then the black CS. The ribbon, button and Bubbling Beaker were then added to the panel.

Inside I stamped the Magic Potion Shelf with TH Distress Oxide ink. I smudged the ink and had to do something to hide my mistake. I used a brush and some water to grab the smudged ink and moved it around to color underneath the shelf.

Thanks for stopping by today!  Be sure to check DRS Designs' on line store to see all these fun new Halloween images and greetings.

until next time,
shelia

Monday, August 14, 2017

What's Brewing?

Hi!  Today I get to share some new Halloween images with you from DRS Designs. I think you're going to like them.


I started with kraft CS, die cut the window, then stamped the new Brewing up a Wicked Halloween greeting (308F) along with the accent bats image using Versafine Black Onyx ink. I used the same die to cut out the window on the black layer as well as the white card base. With a pencil I outlined where the burning cauldron image should go and then stamped the image on the inside with Memento Black ink and colored it up with some Copic markers. On the inside I also added a few more accent bats as well as the new Drop in for a spell greeting.(327D)



My second card is more on the whimsical side.


The grassy hills were die cut with some Fawn Lawn dies and attached to the black panel after it was stamped with the spooky eyes background image and heated embossed with white EP. The new Happy Haunting to All image (310F) was stamped with Memento Black ink, colored with some Copics as well as TH Distress Oxide inks and fussy cut. I used clear Nuvo Dew Drops on the hat's buckle for some shine. The pumpkins are part of the larger peculiar pumpkin patch image. Once colored with copics it was fussy cut and tucked behind the first hill.  Some Happy Halloween ribbon completes the look.

Inside I stamped the entire Peculiar Pumpkin Patch image with TH Distress Oxide ink. These peculiar pumpkins make me smile every time I see them.

These new images and more will soon be available at DRS Designs on line store. Be sure to check the blog each day to see more of these new images and what the DT members have created.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy stamping!

shelia

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Tuesday Morning Sketch

Today's card is for this week's sketch challenge at Tuesday Morning Sketches. I'm not sure if I followed the sketch closely enough though. We'll see.  Here's the fantastic sketch:


And here's my card:



I needed a birthday card for a friend who turned 50 this week. I'm heading off to her party in just a few minutes and needed a card for this special celebration. Instead of putting the flowers on the top portion of the card, I stamped on the bottom and keep the top clear for the sentiment which I stamped with VersaMark ink and heat embossed with white EP. The flowers were stamped with Versafine Black Onyx ink and Nuvo Crystal drops were used for the centers of the flowers and a few random spots outside of the flowers. The border was made with a MS Punch around the page punch that I've had for years and rarely use. I think my friend will like this card. All stamps are by DRS Designs.


Thanks TMS for another fun sketch and challenge!

blessings,
shelia

Monday, August 7, 2017

Boots and bling


Happy Monday Everyone. I have a quick and easy card to share with you today featuring the new little Lasso Cowgirl and Boots and Bling Greeting. Isn't she the cutest little thing?

I started by stamping her on white CS with Memento Black ink, colored her with Copics and then die cut and layered her on another die cut panel. The greeting was stamped in two parts, die cut with a stitched oval die. Some Distress ink was sponged around the edges to give some definition. I added some rhinestone stars to the greetings and then to the stars on her hat and belt. The white panel was embossed with a Darice starts folder, layered onto pink CS and then attached to a white card base.

My granddaughters would love this card!

Thanks for stopping by today.

blessings,
shelia

Monday, July 31, 2017

Cowboy Boots

Hi Everyone,

Today I have a quick and easy card to share with you that features the new Better in Cowboy Boots greeting. My niece's husband is always wearing his cowboy boots (even for their wedding ceremony) and I immediately thought of him when I saw this new greeting. So my card today is on the masculine side in his honor.


I stamped the new greeting and Cowboy Garb image with black ink onto white CS and die cut with nesties. The Cowboy Garb image was colored with various shades of gray Copics (C1,3,5 &7). Both were layered onto matching gray CS and then on black. The large gray panel was dry embossed with a TH EF that reminds me of rope, even though it is lined up in perfect squares???

Thanks for stopping by today.

blessings,
shelia

Sunday, July 30, 2017

TMS Challenge

I've been away all week visiting family and just had time to quickly create a card for this week's TMS Challenge. I need a get well card for someone very special, so this is for her. Here's this week's awesome sketch.



And here's my card.




I tweaked the sketch a little to fit my images. Hope that is ok. I started with some water color paper and sponged TH Distress Oxide inks onto it. Next I stamped my background with water. I like the soft impression this technique creates. The greeting and swirl of butterflies are from the Get Well set by Our Daily Bread Designs. They too were stamped with TH Distress Oxide inks. The butterfly swirl doesn't show up as well in this photo as it does in real life. I like the way the oxide inks stamp on darker CS. Some ribbon and rhinestones complete the look.

Thanks for stopping by!

blessings,
shelia

Monday, July 24, 2017

Dropping you a Line



Hi Everyone,

Hope you had a great weekend! Today I am on my way to VA to visit with family and celebrate some birthdays. It's always fun to celebrate with family. My card today features two new stamps from DRS Designs: Dropping you a line greeting and the Silhouette Palm Trees. I just can't get enough of this new palm tree image. It is so fun to use!

I started with some watercolor paper, stamped the silhouette palm trees with Versafine Onyx ink, heat embossed with clear EP and then used various TH Distress Oxide inks to create the sky and water. Once the inks dried I stamped the greeting with Versafine Onyx ink. The proud fisherman was stamped into white CS with Memento black ink, colored with Copics and fussy cut. The frame was die cut with nesties and sponged with the same distress inks as the sky. Before attaching it to the card base I stamped the fishing pole with Verafine Onyx ink. The fisherman and his catch were added with foam squares.

Here's a look at the inside of the card:


The big mouth bass was stamped with distress ink and the Good things come greeting was stamped with Versafine Onyx ink.

Thanks for stopping by today. Be sure to check out all the new images at DRS Designs.

Blessings,
shelia

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

60th B'day Wishes

My card today is for a friend who is turning 60. I used this week's sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches to create this fun card.

Here's the sketch from TMS:

And here's my card:


I used my Cricut to cut out the 60, washi tape for the background and some square black sequins for the added bling. The small Happy Birthday greeting is part of a larger greeting from DRS Designs. It's a fun sketch to work with and I believe my friend will like this. I was only going to use black and white washi tape, but decided it needed a little color so I added the small flower tape. I like it.

Thanks for stopping by,

Blessings,
shelia

Monday, July 17, 2017

Wild Thing?

Well this card turned into something totally different than I had envisioned. But I think I like it. When I received the new Pretty Bird Odie, the Parrot I knew I wanted to color him to look like an African Grey Parrot. When we lived in Germany we babysat an African Grey for friends for a year and fell in love with that bird. Her name was Gabby and we thought that was because she was from Gabon, West Africa. We soon learned the real reason for her name. That bird could gab! She had lived in France for a while so she spoke some French. She always told us good night in French and she would whistle the French National Anthem. She was so good at imitating voices. She soon learned to call my husband's name in my voice and my name in his. She had us answering and looking for each other all the time!  The kids taught her to say "Eat me, yum!" Not sure the owners appreciated that new phrase. Anyway, in honor of Gabby my parrot is an African Grey.




I started by stamping, coloring and fussy cutting Odie and Jimbo and the gang. To make it look like a jungle I die cut a bunch of leaves from various shades of green CS as well as some from yellow and orange CS. The Markers Mart Die of the Month kit for July was tropical leaves. Talk about good timing! So after die cutting all the leaves, I die cut a green frame and partially glued it onto the kraft card base. I added Jimbo and the gang and then began placing all the leaves where I wanted. I had no intention of adding so many, but it kind of took on a life of its own. Once I had things where I wanted I started gluing everything down with TH Multi Matte Medium. The last thing I did was stamp Wild Thing onto kraft CS and die cut it with a banner die.

I stamped Odie on the inside with VersaMark ink and added the "It's a Jungle Out There" greeting.


Well I hope you like my African Grey Parrot with his jungle friends. Be sure to check the DRS Designs on line store for all the new images, including Pretty Bird Odie.

Thanks for stopping by today!

blessings,
shelia