Sunday, March 28, 2010

I think I'm addicted....

to The Greeting Farm stamps!! I love these little things...they are so adorable! This is Hope & Grace - Laundry. I'm not sure of where I got the patterned papers - they were in the scrap collection. The skittles were hand dyed...I believe these are Red Pepper. I used the usual lone Copic for her skin and a combo of SU!, Bic and Sharpie markers for the rest.
Here is a closer look at the coloring. I am no where talented at this - it's a major miracle that I can stay inside the lines. and here is another attempt to embrace my handwriting....for some reason this looks NOTHING like my usual hen scratch!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Introducing Alley Sunday

This is our newest family member, Alley Sunday Landers. She showed up one day at work, in the alley behind the office. She was pregnant and homeless and she reminds me so much of Shadow that I could not let her have the kittens outside. So after two days of feeding her and letting her sneak into my office I decided that she needed to go to the local shelter. I thought I was doing a good thing for her. Unbeknownst to me I was more attached than I could ever imagine - I cried like a baby when I dropped her off at the SPCA. I could not even drive home- I had to sit in the parking lot until the sobbing was done....the director of the SPCA is a friend of one of my co-workers so she told me that I could have her after she had her kittens. I knew in my heart that I wanted her to help fill the void that was left after Shadow's death and Purrsha really needed someone to love while we were gone all day. Alley fit the bill.
Now the hard part was talking Chuck into letting me bring her home. He fought it tooth and nail telling me that if I brought the cat home that I could find my own shelter somewhere else. I didn't let that stop me! I bombarded him with photos of Alley and finally told him that I was bringing her home and he had no choice. So, after a week at the SPCA where her kittens were aborted (she wasn't that far along I was told) she was fixed and gotten all her shots and a micro chip in case she gets lost, it was time to bring her home. She is a very loving cat and cuddly with her humans. However, she and Purrsha still have to come to terms. We usually awake to a screaming ball of fur rolling down the hall way....not what I envisioned at all. Everyone tells me that they will settle in and they may - meanwhile the current situation is NOT working for me. Today was a good day; no fights that I was aware of. Purrsha is choosing to stay in the basement on the ratty old couch - which is better than hiding behind the couch or under the bed.
I named her Alley after where she was discovered, Sunday after Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman's daughter Sunday Rose; Alley calmed down on the long ride home when listening to his music.

She sleeps through the night snuggled between Chuck and myself spread out on her back with her little kitty arms over her head....She is content with her new home.

birthday cards for Emily and Jennifer

My sister in law Jennifer's birthday was this week so I made her this Bella Birthday card. The patterned paper is Basic Grey with some random ribbon scrap that was on my desk. This card was for my co-worker Emily's birthday, also this week. The background papers are Basic Grey, some random stray ribbon, some skittles and the stamp is from TGF - its Sassy Suzi! This little chick looks the most like Em- brown highlighted hair with a funky blunt cut. And her fav color is purple

Here's a close up of the coloring - I used my SU!, Bic and Sharpie markers.

Sunday, March 7, 2010


Megan is a Wild Sprout from The Greeting Farm - I really really love these cuties!
The floral background paper is from DCWV not sure what stack; the peach polka dots is Paper Crate. Megan was colored with a combination of SU!, Bic and Sharpie markers.
I am trying to embrace my own handwriting so, instead of using a stamp I wrote the "hello" myself. I can live with it.


Here is the card I made for my friend and previous co-worker Barb - she recently got engaged and we are meeting up with a bunch of other co-workers to celebrate. I hope she is not adverse to the color purple.... Here is a close up of my faux bow and some of the faux stitching (used an old tracing wheel that old time sewing people used). I used scraps from my stash so I'm not sure of the origins.....the embossed scalloped heart is from Stampin' Up! ~ I just got it this week. The "sparkle" sentiment is also SU! Here is a close-up of the tiara and her sparkly dress~I think Barbie has a dress just like this!!

Flapper Anya

Meet Flapper Anya! She is from The Greeting Farm.
I made this card for my co-worker and friend Pat. I stickled her headband, shoes, feather and the fringe on her dress. She was colored with SU!, Bic and Sharpie markers. I did have to chalk her blush as I couldn't get a marker to look soft.

The background papers were from a set I picked up from Target several years ago - I'm thinking that it is Making Memories.


Here is Gigi - a super sweet stamp from The Greeting Farm. My friend Rachel turned me on to these adorable characters.
I honestly do not know the manufacturer of any of the printed papers- there all came out of my scrap stash.
The "friend" stamp is from SU!, a set that I got years ago during Sale-a-bration.
I used my Pixie sewing machine that Chuck bought me for last Christmas; as you can see, I can not sew a straight line.
I used the Cuttlebug for the solid blue scrap; the Swiss Dots folder is one of my favorites.
I also used some of the card candy that I got off E Bay for the corners and the center of the flower on her headband.
Gigi was colored with a combination of SU!, Bic and Sharpie markers.
I think she turned out pretty cute!!