Friday, March 27, 2009

Where in the World...

That was the title theme for this month's swap at the InkSpot ( )

Even though most of us are from IL, BirchTree is a tiny little town in the Ozarks that unless you are from this area, you probably don't even know it exists. So, welcome to Birch Tree MO!

With the help of my local chamber of commerce, I took state maps and cut out the area I needed. I wanted to use clear embossed glue dots to highlight the town but of course I was out and no place in the area had them. I improvised with the red pen and used a red arrow to point to my house. The cone flower is the state flower. I picked the stamp up on my trip to IL last week. I used LePlume markers and spritzed them for a water-color effect. For a final touch (though not really visible), I used the slick tape transfer to add the title to the card.

I enjoyed making this one. Next month is One Day Of Creation. Hmmm... gonna have to think on that one.

Till next time...

Creative Blessings

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

New toys!

I'm enjoying my visit to central IL. I have access to Michaels Arts & Crafts, Hobby Lobby, Jeffery Allen crafts and JoAnne's Fabrics. I'm like a kid in a candy store. Today, I made the plunge to Copic markers. The girls at Splitcoast Stampers - - love the way these markers blend without muddying.

Because my favorite stamps to play with are Victorian themed SU stamps I chose Victorian colors. I only bought seven. At $6.49 a pop, that was enough for me to start with. :-)

So when things settle down at the house with the new additions to our household, I'll play and post.

Be watching in the next couple weeks for new Spring Postcards. I've joined a swap with my Stamp&Scrap group and those postcards need to be mailed by end of the month. I already know the stamp set I'm going to play with and I bought new springy Basic Grey papers today. The creative juices are flowing and I'm not home to play.

Until then..
Creative Blessings

Friday, March 13, 2009

Oriental Butterfly

Now that the daughter and granddaughter are here and we're finding a routine, I have finally found time to get into my creative space. It felt wonderful! This is one of 2 birthday cards I was suppose to have done for February. Carol enjoys ATC's so I pulled colors from the Oriental ATC to make a card and included one of the ATC's.