Sunday, January 8, 2012

Happy 2012!!

I wish you all a wonderful 2012! Here is a birthday card actually for a late December birthday. It is for a very dear friend who reads a whole lot. So as needlework is my other passion, I made her a corner bookmark. It sits on the corner of a page to mark your place. I know, most of us have given up the ghost and gone electronic, but since she hasn't - she gets a neat gift!
That text is a page from a junk book that has been crumbled and inked with distress ink. As you all know, if a card is for a female, it has to have a bow and flowers! They all have to have glitter! I must keep Ranger in business with all the Stickles I use. Its on the flowers, her barrette, the cup, her top and around the oval. I found I needed those little pearls on this one. This is a Bildmalarna image. The copics are: E00, E11, E33, R20, R81, R85, Y28, Y21, Y11, Y15, YR31, YR20, G21, G28, G99, C2, C3.
The message is from Gina K's group. I am loving how the insides of my cards are coming out now. How about you?  And here is the little needle work thing. It fits inside of the card - how convenient that was!
So right after Christmas, I treated myself to Tim Holtz's new pinecone die. I just fell in love with it! I also love the leaves it makes. Of course I just had to make some and then didn't know what to do with them. I also bought the paint dabber from him - its name escapes me right now but its something like snow cap. It amazed the heck out of me how white it stays after it dries! The blue wreath part is a spellbinder's die and the white embossing is from a matching stamp set by Cindy from I fell in love with that set and ordered it about the same time as the pinecone. It took me 3 days to get my desk cleaned off so I could do stuff in my scrap room! I will post what I did with the twinking h2o's that I bought months ago and just finally got up enough courage to try them. I am loving the result!
Sorry, the image just won't go in straight, no matter what I do. So pretend the pinecones are on the top!
If you are looking for stuff for Valentine's day, run on over the They are putting out a kit (could be monthly, but for now, I just ordered Feb.) from Kristina Werner. And if you order the Feb. kit you also get the Winter Tim Holtz inks! Don't know how long that will last, but I got them! Its a beautiful kit also!! Hugs, Barb F


Ellis said...

Barb, fantastic work on it and love all the details! =)
Hugs, Elenor

Laurie said...

Wow. Outdid yourself again. The ideas just keep coming. I love the details!