Monday, May 14, 2012

Happy Birthday Guy

I picked out a bunch of papers and then matched up my copics. I wanted to use a bunch of papers and this is what I ended up with! This strawberry cupcake is from a newer stamp set - oh, my old age keeps showing up! I love this image and as you all know, I adore Edwin no matter what he is doing! That is a Tim Holtz ticket - funny story about that. I am signed up for the Simon Says Stamp kit of the month done by Kristina Werner. The tickets came with the first set and I misplaced the whole shebang set of decorative elements! Finally gave up looking for them and even made my own tickets! So of course they just turned up - just laying there!! Wonder what was on top of them that I moved! That button is from my real button stash. I never buy buttons. I have so many from saving them through the years so I always had whatever color on hand (I have 4 grown kids). I cut the shank off and thought it was just too plain and a perfect place for my stickles to land!  That newsprint paper was so perfect with the baking powder ad!!  It was a little difficult to get it so you could read it without destroying the entire sheet of paper. The "twine" is from that scrapbook sewing tool. I am going to get gutsy and try it real soon!!! In the meantime, all the colored twines are coming in handy!  My grandson really raved over this one. It's his first Edwin card!! And here are the copics I used: E00, E11, R20, BG09, Y26, R17, YG23, E31, E35, E37, C2, E51, E57, E53. I drew in a bench for his to sit on and as you can really see, I can't draw either!! But it serves the purpose of giving him something to sit on. I usually use the other big cupcake stamp I have, but that would have looked stupid!!! Two cupcakes!!  So here is the inside
I used all of the tickets that I thought appropriate that I had left thinking that I would probably lose them again in my room!!! I really like the way my insides of cards have been coming out.

And for the people who asked, I went back to youtube and found some videos for the foam pads boxes and the tower. I did work out my own dimensions in the end. I didn't keep any figures, but the next time I have to add a row, I will be sure and post the dimensions for the tower pieces. Look at my previous post about the tower for that info. Recently Tim Holtz came out with his spring colors and once I gave it half a thought I pre-ordered them. I now only have one empty box but am having a problem figuring out my ink pad storage. I have one of his tin storage boxes which I love. I saw his cargo box at the Megameet I just went to - that one just might have to be in my house!!!! I am still  not sure but it does hold one heck of a lot very compactly and the chipboad is really thick. I just have so many plastic containers from changing from one method to another because I outgrew the first method. I am about to buy a file cabinet - once I figure out what I can do without on the floor space. I love storing my stamps the way I am and I just filled the container I am using!!! Seems like all I do is organize and clean up the messes!!!! I have two more May cards and then I can slow down a hair for June and pick back up in July!! Hope you enjoy this one!!! Hugs to you all, Barb F

15 comments:

Sheri said...

Perfectly adorable card Barb!! :)

Karen said...

Great card Barb! : )

Barb Hardeman said...

Wonderful job here Barb! Edwin is perfect sitting on your little bench and I love how you've used the Baker's Twine wrapped around and then used the button. Very cool. Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day...hugs...Barb <><

Rene said...

This is fantastic! Love the image and those colors are perfect!
Rene :D

Rene said...

This is fantastic! Love the image and those colors are perfect!
Rene :D

Paper Tails said...

Great card! Love the papers and the use of the twine.

Karen

Paper Tails said...

Great card! Love the papers and the use of the twine.

Karen

cabio's craft corner said...

How fun to match the DP with your Copics. So cute and lovely card :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

LeeAnn from NC said...

So cute ! My son in law and grandson are named Edwin too .

Cathy Lee said...

Edwin is adorable, Barb. And love that awesome cupcake.
Hugz,
Cathy Lee

Laura said...

Awesome card!

♥ Laura C.

Francy said...

Gorgeous work, I love this Edwin stamp and you had a great card.
Francy

syllie said...

Wow, this is gorgeous Barb. Your DP's are beautiful and also is your coloring. I love the tickets with the sentimenst on it.
xxxSylvia

Sandy said...

Really wonderful job and I love the twine!
Sandy

Christina C. said...

What a great card, Barb!!!! Love the colors and design work!