My Awakening

Tuesday, August 19 2014

It has been almost two years since I have posted to my blog. I have no excuse except pure laziness or motivation. Anyway, I have decided to get back with the program of being creative. It's not that I have not been creating  cards or other projects, it is just that I have not been posting them to this blog.

In fact I have been creating 10 to 12 new cards per week.

The company I was demonstrating for, "Close to My Heart" is a good company to demonstrate for, but I got burnt out. So, I would guess you could call me Company Free.

The card I have posted today is from a stamp set from the now defunct company "The Angel Company". A lot of the stamp sets are still available through a company call "Red Rubber Designs". The set used "Good Timber" is not one of the sets that is available.

But, anyway here is the card that I have to offer today.


"Happy Birthday"



The set used , as I said is called "Good Timber", that's where the tree came from sentiment is from a "Close to My Heart" set.
I cut the hexagon out on my Cricut Explore to use as a stencil. Now a days I use the Cricut Explore in "Cricut Design Space" instead of with punches or Spellbinder Dies. You ask why? Because I can get my mats exactly the size I need. I sponged the background using the stencil I made. The birds, were drawn in with a pen. The dots used to break up the white space was done using s dot stamp from "Judikins" It's an old stamp but very useful.
Well, that's all for today. I'll post again soon.
Have a GREAT DAY!!!!!
Bob L.

"Christmas Cardinal"

Wednesday, September 25, 2012

I have become intrigued with a new maker that I have seen advertised in some of the magazines. The markers are called "Spectrum Noir".  They are alcohol based markers that can be blended, and refilled.

These markers are comparatible to the now famos "Copic" markers.

I bought a couple of sets at my local "Joann's" for $14.99 a set of six. With a 50% off coupon that came to about $1.25 for each marker. Not a bad price!!!

I am quit impressed with the results that I was able to obtain with the markers, but I'll let you judge for your self.

"Christmas Cardinal"

The stamp set is from "Close to My Heart". The background paper is from "Joann's". And, the light green leaves where cut on my Cricut.

All in all I think that the Spectrum Noir markers are well worth the money especialy when using acoupon at Joann's. It gives you a good alternative to the pricey "Copic" markers.

If anyone else has had experience with these markers, let me hear from you.

Have a GREAT DAY!!!

Bob L.

"Wonder and Joy"

Saturday, July 14, 2012

It has been a busy week, but I did get to finish up a couple of projects. Mostly at the Thursday card get together.
The card that I am posting today is called "Wonder and Joy". It reminds me of when I was a child and I was always doing something that my mother, who was city raised, thought was icky. But, I thought it was great fun.

So here is the card, and you will see what I was into;

"Wonder and Joy"

The stamp set is a set from the now defunct "The Angel Company". I sold for them for about 12 years until they closed shop. A company called "RedRubberDesigns" bought up most of thier designs.

You will notice that I used another "EK Success 2 in 1" punches for the trim along the bottom of the card. There are I think 5 different punches to be had, at Joann's.

The image was stamped with Memento ink and colored with my Copic markers on "Cryogen Cardstock". The background of the card was stamped using the remainder of the stamps in the set using Versa-Mark ink to stamps the watermarks. A little Stickles was applied to give the card some bling.

Very simple card, but the wife liked it.

Have a GREAT DAY!!!!

Bob L.