Monday, February 21, 2011

Seriously? It's been a week and a half?

Gosh, I can't believe it's been a week and a half since my last post!  I'm still here, I'm just bombarded with work, school and life.  My husband and I finally decided to go back and hit the gym so we added an extra thing to our routine that takes even more time away from crafting :)

But anywho, here are two cards that I did a while back, but just hadn't had time to post.  I'm sure I used sketches from certain challenges, but those challenges ended ages ago.

I made my first Sweet Pea card!  I was inspired by Camilla, who has been sharing some gorgeous Sweet Pea cards (see here and here), and I caved in and placed a big order a few weeks ago.  I don't quite know how she colors her images so lightly.  I tried on my card to do the same, but it's still not as delicate.  I have so much to learn!

Sweet Pea Stamps is having a sale right now on some wonderful images and I just got the newsletter in the mail that has an additional 10% off with the coupon code "presidentsale"  That puts the on sale stamps at 60% off!! The stamps are great quality, too.  I don't design for the company; I'm just a new and excited fan :)

Stamps: Sweet Pea Stamps - Bess; Whimsy Stamps Postage Stamps cut using the Whimsy Stamps Postage Stamp Die
Medium: Distress Reinkers, Small Koi Waterbrush, Strathmore 400 Series Watercolor Paper
Paper: BasicGrey Capella
Accessories/tools: WOC flowers, May Arts ribbons, pearls

Stamps: Whiff of Joy Henry with Cupcake, Whimsy Stamps Birthday Letter Seals
Medium: Distress Reinkers, Small Koi Waterbrush, Strathmore 400 Series Watercolor Paper
Paper: BasicGrey (I don't remember which pad)
Accessories/tools: lace, baker's twine, ribbon, Stickles, button


Anonymous said...

Wow Ann, these are seriously gorgeous creation hun!! I love them BOTH!! :) Good luck at the gym...something I really need to do!! HUGS

ellabella said...

Oh my goodness, another masterpiece! Love all your work.

cardmaking bird said...

Has it only been a week and a half? I've missed your wonderful creations!! Another two beautiful cards - and I love your new watermark too!! Hugs, Marie x

Iulia said...

Gorgeous cards! OMG, your coloring takes my breath away! Love them all!
Hugs, Iulia

Crystal said...

Oh WOW Ann these are FANTASTIC!!! I LOVE your coloring of that first image, TOTALLY GORGEOUS GF!!! I also love Henry he is sooo cute and what a great layout..teehee I used that same paper for my post on Wednesday..LOL!!!! :))) big HUGS!!

Chrissy said...

The first card is absolutey exquisite, your colouring...perfection.
I love the second card too...Henry is such a cutie, and again perfection.

Lorraine said...

Wow, great creations! The first card is my fav - wow, you colored that stamp gorgeously and that card is stunning! I love Sweet Pea stamps too - so unique and cool.

debby4000 said...

Oh what a beautiful cards Ann.

Andrea C said...

Great cards but the first one is just so beautiful x

Anesha said...

Two fab cards!

Renkata said...

Hi Ann,
yaaaaaaa dear, long time didn't saw you , LOL.
Very gorgeous cards.
Love the first one, so pretty.

Softpencil Studios said...

What beautiful cards you made Ann!!! they both are gorgeous!

Cindy Haffner said...

Ann your cards are GORGEOUS!!

Ellephantastic said...

Hi I just wanted to let you know that 1 your cards are stunning! & 2 you won the die cut dreams prize in our February challenge over at Ellephantastic. Please email me with your address x x

Riet said...

What a wonderful cards Ann,I love the images and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx