Sunday, December 28, 2008

Welsh Corgi

Hi everyone, this is a card I made for my fiance's sister. 
She raises Welsh Corgis. One Christmas, I almost came home with one, 
but decided that I needed the $500.00 more. She normally sells them for $800.00, so I guess the 500 was a deal. Yikes!! Think of all of the stamping supplies that could be bought with that. LOL....

Any ways, my Dad informed me that the footprints on my card were Cat prints, so I guess I need to find some dog prints. I thought it was cute either way. 

Here's the recipe:

Stamps: The Stampin Place = Corgi, Paw prints are unknown. 
Inks: Stampin Up Baroque Burgundy (Retired) Paw Prints, & Corgi = Close to Cocoa.
Paper: Stampin Up Naturals Ivy, and Whisper White. 
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Circle and Scallop Circle Nestabilities, Dew Drops, Stampin up Baroque Burgundy Ribbon (Retired), Mini Glue Dots, Prismacolor Markers used on Corgi = Blondwood on rear, Deco Pink on tongue, and Light Tan for the Body, and then Light tan again on the highlight areas, and lightened in the ears with the Colorless blender. Sponged Baroque Burgundy on the Whisper White panel, while keeping the circle nestability in place as a mask. Scotch Double Stick tape, to put it all together. 



Saturday, December 27, 2008

Hi everyone, I hope all of you had a good Christmas. 
I have to apologize for not being around much. My chemo treatments have been making me really tired, so I haven't had much energy to stamp anything new. 
Plus, I have something called Ascites, which is a build up of fluid in the Peritoneal cavity. This fluid builds up so much so that I have to go to the hospital to get it drained every 5 to 7 days. They usually get a little over 3 1/2 liters out of me. The chemo doesn't seem to be working, so they will switch the kind of chemo that I'm on, next week, or when my oncologists gets back from India. 

Any ways, I just wanted to share with you all, a photo of my parrot Merlin. He's a Senegal and about 4 years old. He's too funny, and loves to sit under the head rest cover on the recliner. He's very needy and screams when I leave the room, but I love him any ways. LOL....

I hope all of you have a Happy New Year.


Alena :o)

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Hi Gang, thank you for all of you that left comments about my Christmas cards. The consensus was the Snowman card being reserved for my special people that will appreciate my efforts. Then the other two and a few extras will be for everyone else. 

Any ways, here's another Christmas card I just made. I love this Owl made by Pamela at Firecracker Designs. The santa hat is a stamp from
Coronado Island Company.   Sorry, no photos along the way. But, above are the supplies that I used. If you actually want to know how I did something, then ask, and I'll be happy to let you know. 

Here's the specs: 
Stamps Used: Stampin Up = The snowflakes from Trees Three, and the Merry & Bright saying from All Yea Cheer I, Firecracker Designs by Pamela, and Coronado Island Co. 
Paper Used: Stampin Up Whisper White, & Pacific Point.
Ink Used: Stampin Up Baja Breeze, and Pacific Point, and Versamark and Palette Noir Black. 
Accessories: Prismacolor Markers, Crimson Red, Mahogany Red, Light Cerulean blue, colorless blender for the Santa Hat. Then, Cool Grey 10%, Buff, Sand, Cool Grey 30%, Black for the Owl. Hodgepodge Hardware from Stampin Up. Ranger fine detail embossing powder. Sponge, brayer, scissors, Fiskars Glue Pen, and Scotch Double stick tape.  Last but not least, my Scorpal.

Hugs to all, 

Alena :o)

Monday, December 1, 2008

Christmas Cards

Hi everyone, 

I did a test run on some Christmas cards, trying to figure out which ones I liked the best. So I thought I would ask you guys . Which card is your favorite. Then, that will be my card that I send to my friends and family. 

Sorry I don't have tutorials for these. I'll try to remember what I used though. The photo of the Markers are the ones I used on the card with the Snowman. 

Card # 1 Red & White Card. 
Stamps Used: Stampin Up = "Best Yet" Christmas Saying, "Background Basics," Acrylic Candy stamp set.
Ink Used: StazOn Jet Black, and Stampin Up Real Red.
Paper Used: Stampin Up Real Red, and Glossy White.
Accessories: Sponge, scissors, double stick tape.

Card # 2 Snowman with Critters.
Stamps Used: The Stampin Place Snowman and Critters. 
Inks Used: Palette Noir Black, Stampin Up Baja Breeze, & Pacific Point, and VersaMark. 
Paper Used: Stampin Up Whisper White, & Pacific Point. 
Accessories: Uni-Ball Signo White Gel Pen. Prismacolor Markers seen in photos above. Frrom Left to Right, Colorless Blender, Flagstone Red, Sand, Cool Grey 70%, Cool Grey 80%, Cool Grey 10%, Mahogany Red, Crimson Red, Sienna Brown, Dark Brown, Black, Orange, Burnt Ocre, Pale Vermillion, Sky Blue Light, True Blue.
Scotch Double Stick Tape, Ranger Super Fine Detail Embossing Powder.

Card # 3 Ornament With Owls
Stamps Used: Gina K. Designs Winter Foliage. The Stampin Place Ornament. Great Impressions   Owls stamp # F378.
Inks Used: Stampin UP Black, Always Artichoke, and Chocolate Chip.
Paper Used: Always Artichoke & Chocolate Chip. 
Accessories Used: Zig Painty Zilver pen. Prismacolor Markers = Crimson Red, SiennaBrown, Dark Brown, White Gel Pen. Scotch Double Stick tape. 

I hope all of that makes sense. 

Hugs to all,