Friday, May 23, 2008

Hydrangeas & Hippos

How's that for a catchy title : ) ?? First, the hydrangea card. The flower is from Blooming Beautiful (Occasions Mini Catalog). My friend, Nancy Littrell, was nice enough to let me borrow this set and stamp some images. We did a little swap. She has my beloved "A Little Birdie Told Me" set, and I have this one. Nancy is a great friend...{big hugs} for Nancy : ) !!!! The real reason I borrowed this was so I could practice watercoloring, but today, I didn't have much time, so I used my Copics (oh yeah!!!). The sentiment is from the brand spankin new Fresh Cuts stamp set...available as a special sneak peak purchase June 1st -30th!! I have the sweeeet notecards that go with that set too (just arrived today), so I'l be showing you those, along with the rest of the set soon! Here are the Copics I used to color the image (including B63, light hydrangea...how perfect is that?) ~

I stamped the image with Graphite Brilliance ink (love that stuff...got mine at Eclectic Paperie) onto Shimmer White cardstock (love that too...it's SU!). This was my first attempt with the hydrangea image and it was a quick one. I think next time I'd try a different layout, it looks too tall to me...but still pretty (irl anyway) so I thought I'd show it to ya : ) . No matter what lighting I used, the photo just isn't coming close to capturing the vivid color, shimmer & dimension that's on the card and especially on the image, it's really pretty...but, you'll have to take my word for it. Or, if you're ever in North Bend, you can stop by and have a cup of tea with me, and I'll show it to ya : ) !
And now, onto the Hippo. I made this card, with my Pun Fun & Phrases for a Freind sets. I made it for a brand new mom and her precious new little one : ) ! Congratulations Angeline & Malia!! And congrats to grandma, Rachel, and great grandma, Kay too!!!

Speaking of grandmas...guess who else is going to be a grandma soon??? Yep, you guessed it...it's me! My daughter, Kathryn, and her husband Ryan are expecting their first baby on December 31st! Wooo-hooo! We're all very excited!! I just finished Katie's (or Kathyrn as she prefers to be called these days) college graduation announcements last week...and now, there will be baby announcements before you know it!! Oh how fun : ) !

That's it for today. I probably won't post anything for a few days. Memorial weekend and family fun...you know how it is : ) ! Be safe & have a super fun weekend!!! Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies for the Hydrangea Card~ Stamps: Blooming Beautiful & Fresh Cuts Paper: Night of Navy, Orchid Oppulence, Shimmery White Ink: Brilliance Graphite (image) and Black Stazon (sentiment) Copics: see above Accessories: Silver HPH, Small Oval punch, Bashful Taffeta Ribbon, Paper piercing tool, Dimensionals, spica clear glitter pen, Sakura clear glaze pen

Supplies for the Hippo Card ~ Stamps: Pun Fun, Phrases for a Friend Paper: Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, Prints Pack Designer Series Paper (hostess level-1) Ink: Brilliance Graphite, Regal Rose Copics: N1, 3 & 6, C1, RV10, 21 & 23 Accessories: 3/16" corner punch (for scallops), Paper piercing tool/mat pack, Sakura clear glaze pen, 1/4" gg ribbon in pink & white

8 comments:

Theresa said...

Lovely cards. That hydrangea set is growing on me. Congrats on your exciting news!

Dawn Easton said...

Nancy, your cards are both fantastic!! Congrats on the exciting news. I hope she has a wonderful prenancy! Enjoy the holiday weekend!!

nancy littrell said...

OMG...totally gorgeous Hydrangea and Adorable Hippo baby card :-) I can't wait to play with your A Birdie Told Me. Because of you I am getting Pun Fun on tuesday! We sure have fun, don't we?!? I can't wait to see your cards IRL :-) TFS

P.S. You will make an awesome Grammy.....Congratulations to Katie, DH and family :-)

Mercy said...

both of these cards are wonderful, nancy! your coloring is amazing...you're my hero!

Anonymous said...

Lovely cards! The little "hippo" card is soo cute. Congratulations on your wonderful news! In my opinion, being a grandmother is like icing on a cake. You have so much happiness coming your way. Enjoy! Sheila

tonya said...

Nancy, Congratulations on becoming a grandma and to all the familyl involved. You are going to be amazing in that role!!

On to the cards.....wow, that hydrangea card is so shimmery and beautiful!!! I love the color combo. Very sophisticated. The Hippo card is just so much fun and full of pretty, pretty pink.

Leslie Miller said...

One beautiful, one absolutely darling cute! So glad I stopped by to enjoy your wonderful cards, Nancy!

Vicki (CraftCrazy98) said...

Nancy, you were right... this hippo card is adorable, too! Love the girliness of it (is that a word??). Too cute! And a big congratulations to you on becoming a grandma!