Saturday, May 17, 2008

Slacker stamper....

Yes I am!!! I must confess though, I have been stamping, but not with enough time to stop and post much on my blog. I started a new job on April 7th, and I have been working my tail off since then!! I come home many nights with enough time eat something and crawl into bed. This is the first weekend I will have the entire weekend off!!!!!! So I am going to stamp, and maybe clean my house, but stamping is a higher priority!!!!

I have three cards to show you, all just released, from Treehouse Stamps!!! They are the cutest new sets with adorable patriotic kids and loveable wildlife.

My first card showcases the kids from American Dream and is so appropriate for Memorial Day as they each hold an American flag. I used my watercolor pencils to color them in and a sponge dauber to shade around the edges.

I combined two weekly SCS challenges together on this card: the color and sketch challenge for this past week. The CC is Pumpkin Pie, Soft Sky and Ruby Red. Certainly not a combo I would put together, but they work well!!

The second card uses the same kids, but this time they are celebrating July 4th!! See the sparklers? You can interchange the flags and sparklers! What a neat idea and more bang for your buck!!
On here I used my SU! markers to color them in and for highlighting the girls dress. I used DTP in Brilliant Blue for the shading around the edges. The finished size of this card is 4" x 4".

My third card uses the Make a Difference set which showcases this adorable koala. He is so cute and fun to color. But I have to confess I am not certain what color koala bears actually are!!! But I thought he looked like a brown one. I used my watercolor pencils on here and on the background. After the image was blended, I used my sponge dauber in Bashful Blue around the edges for highlights.

This card uses this week's Ways to Use it challenge on SCS for using inchies. Well, I don't have any inchies so I made my own!! My main image panel is 3" x 3" and then I cut the piece into 1" strips and then into 1" squares. After they were cut I covered them with Versamark and clear embossed them. Next time I will cut them into squares after I emboss!!! I then put him back together and mounted him on cream panel and then the Bashful Blue panel. I used my distressor tool on the blue square and background dp panel.

Let me know what you think!

Happy Stamping!!



Michele Kovack said...

So glad you have some "you" time! Love your cards!!! So cute!

Ashley said...

Oh My Gosh, Ann!!! How stinkin' CUTE are these!! Totally adorable! You go girl. I'm so happy that you finally had some you time too. I hope you have a beautiful day! Hugs, Ash~