Not My Best Work

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My new stamp set arrived on Saturday and I couldn't want to try them. It was fun to have new stamps to color. Yes, I'm a big dork, I really enjoy coloring. I tried several  each of the stamps and have decided that the one below is my favorite: The actual stamp image is cute. I used my Memento markers for the center image and water-color pencils for the border. This is another fun image. Playing around with the colors of the water was fun.  Just ignore that the corners on these cards are crooked. I have discovered that I don't have a lot of blues to work with. I have ooddles and ooddles of papers, mostly in pinks and beige. This does NOT mean I need to rush out and get more papers. When I mentioned the lack of blue paper to the Mr. he sighed and asked, "Does that mean we have to go back to Hobby Lobby?" No, not at all. I will just have to be creative with what I have. A couple of my blog friends also had posts about cards this week.  I sent Sheri from My Leftover Life some cards … [Read more...]

~Bernie

Stamps and Markers -Oh My!

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My goal for this week was to make cards using stamps and my new artist markers. My stamps are from JustRite, I wanted to see how I liked them before we sold them on our website for work. The same with the markers, I wanted to see if I could make them work before pimping them on our website. I LOVED using the Memento markers! Must easier than using a stamp pad. They have dual tips, a brush tip for larger areas. A smaller tip for fine coloring. For some of the card, I used a large black stamp pad and just inked up the border. Next I put the center stamp in and used my markers to color the center. Must easier than I expected. After all these years of working with stamps and curling up my nose at scrappers who used these types of stamps, I have finally joined the band wagon. Note:If you click a card it will make it bigger for you. If you click it again it will make it full size. I put them as smaller images to help load the page up faster. … [Read more...]

~Bernie