Details to follow! Correction: Details are here now! LOL!
I had not made a card in WEEKS. Then along came a sinus infection. When I wasn't a dizzy blonde (oh, wait, I'm that always), I mean when I wasn't dizzy from the fluid in my ears, I sat on the couch and colored images. Then I sat on the floor & cut them out. Then I went up & down the stairs to the craft room for supplies since I couldn't seem to get it all at one time. I'm a TAD better today, but still sick. Who knows, I might do some more stamping!
For Laurie Wilson's Clearly Delightful Blog Challenge 4 (dry embossing & yellow) and Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge:
If you have not visited Laurie's DOODLE PANTRY digital stamps, you need to waddle on over! She has FREEBIES and then some amazing and adorable stamps to buy. SO CUTE!
Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps Digi-Image Fuzzy Ducky
Ink: Memento Black, distress ink
Paper: yellows, blue & white cardstock, dp from Hobby Lobby (for flowers), vellum from my friend Kathy (can you see the duckies at the top???)
Other stuff: brads, ribbon (Target $ spot), Copics, CB folder, flower punches
The story: This image I actually had already colored. It was perfect for both challenges, so I pulled out the cute vellum with the duckies on it (and other animals, but you can't see them!), and got to work. But, I did the sketch from memory. The ribbons on the side are supposed to be in the middle. OOPS! My stamping supplies are scattered hither and yon so I was scrambling to find ribbon to match. The sketch has bows where I have flowers. When you run out of ribbon you make flowers. I didn't have any to match, so I punched them out. Once they recovered from this abuse (I'll wait for you to catch the humor there), I pierced them through the middle and inserted a brad. Poor flowers. That's all.
For Clearly Delightful Blog Challenge 4 (yellow, dry embossing), C.R.A.F.T. (buttons), Pixie Cottage (sketch and/or embossing) and Stamp with Fun (3 Papiere/ 3 Blumen/ 2 Knöpfe or in English 3Paper/3Flowers/2Button)
Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps Digi-Image Fuzzy Ducky, CDS Christian Critters (ALSO designed by Laurie Wilson
Paper: Green & Pink from my stash, colorful dp is K&Co. Berry Sweet, the others are from an OLD pad of paper in my stash
Ink: Memento Black and Rosebud, distress ink
Extras: Prima flowers, brads, 1/2" circle punch (SU), cardstock, scrap paper, paper piercer, thread, needle, CM oval cutters, copics
The Story: Can you tell I love this ducky? I decided to use him again. I thought he'd work well for the sketch. I also thought I had flowers and buttons to match. My daughters like to use my bright embellishments (and I let them do it---which proves I have no brain cells) and one of them forgot where she put it when she was done. So we (read "I") searched high & low, which isn't easy when vertigo is just a head drop away. I never found them. Finally the other daughter found them. Turns out I didn't have flowers or buttons in the colors I needed in that box. So, I punched out more flowers. What? Those don't look like punched out flowers? That's because I changed my mind. Again. and Again. I then went upstairs and found my primas. I had the 3 perfect colors! Button, button, WHERE ARE MY BUTTONS??? I don't know where my buttons have gone, but I'm thinking there's a button convention in town that I missed. I remembered seeing a tutorial on SCS to make buttons from cardstock. I didn't really want to use the cardstock I had, plus I had no orange cardstock (fall kind of wiped that out), so I used cardstock. Bwahahahahaha! I used cardstock for the base of the button & some layers, but I added the colored paper for the tops. I have no clue where my paper piercer is, but my daughter has one, thanks to my dear dork sister Grace, for her quilling. I used that. Then I sewed green thread into them. Good thing that's the color of Bethany's dress so I had the thread & needles in my bag I take my homeschool co-op things in. Don't ask....just trust me that's where they were. And finally, about midnight, I had a card finished.
P.S. Don't you love Laurie's stamps? Can you tell how much I do?!!!!
For Teapot Tuesday and CPS 162
Stamps: CDS Farm Critters (ALSO designed by Laurie Wilson, the gal's a genius with these things!), SU's Best of Cluck, SU's roller Rough around the Edges
Paper: Red & Yellow, Black and White (they are precious in His sight...sing along)
Ink: Kaleidoscope browns from my friend Kelly, Memento Black, distress ink, basic brown
Other stuff: Copics, 1 1/2" circle punch, ribbon, a LOT OF TIME because nothing seemed to work right the first time! ha, ha!
The Story about Cindy's Story: Seems Frizzle da Dizzle was looking for some chicks. He's the type that likes to be seen with hot mamas. After sitting on eggs in the Texas heat, these were some seriously HOT MAMAS. Enter Henny, Penny, and Red. Henny is a bit like me. You might notice she's bulging out of her feathers a tad. She likes chocolate, what can she say? Then Penny is just as sweet as can be. Not sure she's going to want to hang with someone like Frizzle. She might prefer Gertie as a friend. And Red. Red has a cold. You might not be able to tell, but her beak is slightly pink. A-CHOO. Oh, excuse her. She really should see a doctor about that and eat some chicken noodle.....um, wait, maybe some nice veggie broth might be better.
The chicks was sittin' til their eggs started splittin' when YO....I said YO....
Frizzle came along and tried to sing a song but mamas ain't hearin' what Frizzle be cheerin'
He say WHAT???? He say WHAT???? Frizzy Frizzy Frizzle. Frizzy Frizzy Frizzle. Word.
That's as much as you get from me. I REALLY don't like rap. I mean REALLY REALLY REALLY. Give me Dr. Seuss any day and I'd love to stay. I can eat my eggs even if they're green but please don't give me rap (that would be really mean). NO rap, rap, rap! I can't take that rap! Not in my chair, not in the air, I DO NOT LIKE GREEN EGGS AND RAP!
My story: Ever have an idea for a card & by the time you're done it's NOTHING like you started with? I colored the chicks last week when I was first sick. Then I had this idea to use all 3 on a card. These I actually did for Cindy's challenge. A purpose driven stamping time. I punched them out & was going to punch a slightly larger circle for the back of them. Except, like everything else this weekend, my punch disappeared. It's the gold colored one if you happen to see it. Since the 3 chickens were going to take up a lot of space, I decided it was okay & just distressed the edges. Then I used Rough around the Edges (which I've had for years & NEVER used before) on some yellow paper. It was cute until I tried to use a punch my friend Kathy gave me. I didn't read the directions. It's a Fiskars edge & corner punch. I was SO excited to get it! But, always read the directions. Okay, I HAD read them when I opened the package. I just hadn't read them when I needed to read them. My square kept getting smaller & smaller. It was a mess. I scrapped that (as in put it in the trash, didn't make a scrapbook page out of it) and redid the yellow paper with brown rough around the edges. Oh, before I did that, I took a piece of black paper and made a crisscross diagonal design using my Scor-Pal. I thought I could sand it & get some white to show through looking kind of rustic. It was solid core paper & just looked dumb. It's the background black piece on here. So, I did the crisscross ---oh, LATTICE is the word I'm thinking of---on some yellow then did the roller over it. And tore the edges. I found the ribbon in my stash. I don't even remember ever getting that one. Scary! The rest is pretty cut & dry. Well, it's stamped, dried & cut. It took me all day to finish 3 cards. Maybe stamping while sick isn't as easy as I thought. Hmmmm!
Thanks for chicken in with me today! Hope you'll waddle back over soon!