Saturday, May 25, 2013

House Mouse Kissin' Fish

I had so much fun with this one.  I don't remember the name of the stamp, sorry.  One of my house mouse list members sent me this image, and I love it.  I have the best members in the who world ;).  Someday I will own this stamp;)  but I had to color it and when I finished I thought how am I going to layer this I used the purplish pink card stock and sparkly  blue glitter stock (you know me, somewhere there has to be glitter,  and I glittered up the water lily's and used a lattice die  cut  that I found in a sale bin someplace and then I was stumped  so I sat on the floor and thought and remembered that Mark and I had bought some avocados and they came in a green net.  Now if there is fish there has to be net somewhere right?  So that was my thinking anyway.  Then I needed flowers but I didn't have any the same color as the lilly and so I found in a corner some old white artificial flowers off  a decoration.  I cut them smaller and tried to put pointed edges like the lilly and colored them with  Copics R22 (light prawn) and R85 (rose red) and blended them with my blender pen.  Anyway I added the green stones and highlighted the card with blue chalk pad that one of my members sent me (Thank you Carlota)   Boy I am rambling aren't I.  Sorry, I guess I am talking to you since I don't have anyone else to talk to :)  Hugs, Cathy

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Sweet Smellin' # HMFMC145

I think I got stuck on green and yellow today.  I had this oval image and I think I use this layout a bit too much but it is so "usable"  LOL.  I high lighted or shaded the back of the oval but it sure doesn't show on here.     I guess I better try some different colors on the next card huh?  Maybe I should have Mark hide the green and yellow paper LOL I found thes yellow flowers in a corner of a suitcase and they were way to pale so I copic colored them. It is hard to tell on here butI had fun anyway.   I have gotten to spend more time making cards today then in a long time.  Thank you again House Mouse girls for helping me out so much .  You are the awesomest and I love having you as part of  my house mouse group.  Come to think of it, it wouldn't be much of a group without you all. 
Hugs, Cathy

Sunflower Smooch # HMFMC145

Did you ever get stuck on an image and just have to use it and then found the paper that you hadn't seen in years.  Well,  I love this image and I thought I had the background paper before but couldn't remember for sure.  I love dots on paper so i decided to use this again. I think I could wear this stamp out.  It is one of my all time  House Mouse Favorites.   Hugs, Cathy (sistermouse) 

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

H.M. Smoochin'# HMFMC145

I have a member who has been with me for many years and gave me this stamp.  She knew I loved sunflowers :)  She is very ill now and bedridden.  I love this woman. She has a heart of gold and of God.  I miss her so much.  So I called her a while back, had been trying to get ahold of her but they said I had the wrong number. Finally..... and got to talk to her.  Made my day.  So I had to let her know how much we all loved and miss her.  Hugs, Cathy

KISS (Keep It Simple Sweetie) Swap

I don't know about the other girls, Maybe they will send me a picture of their Keep It Simple Sweetie cards but I had a horrible time not adding more and more and more.  I had more embellishments but since I was heading up the swap I sort of had to behave :)  so here is my KISS card. Hugs, Cathy

KISS (Keep It Simple Sweetie)

This is a card made by Karen for the Keep It Simple Sweetie (KISS) Swap.  I love how she was able to make such a cute card and a simple one.

A Rainy Day

I love this image as long as I don't have to be out in it.  That is why I love Arizona LOL  I wanted to add a lot more embellishments and tried but it just didn't look right.