Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day!!

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Hope you're having a wonderful Valentine's Day so far!! I'm not much into the whole Valentine's Day thing . . . but I love doing stuff for my kids, especially when they're far away at college. I didn't get around to sending my youngest DD's Valentine's package this year, and she called the other day and let me know how disappointed she was. Oddly enough, I've gathered some stuff up for her over the past several weeks, but just never got around to sending it. Between our trip to NYC and getting my DT work done, I just haven't had time to pack it all up. But my plan is to head to the Post Office today, so hopefully she'll forgive me for being a slacker mom. I hope your Valentine's Day is filled with sweet thoughts and lotsa love!!

So, now on to more creating. I've been a crafting fool the past couple of days. Gotta get it all done before my brother-in-law arrives. Unfortunately, I don't have a dedicated craft room, so I have to drag all my crap out into the kitchen and family room when I want to make stuff. I want it all put away when they arrive - gotta at least give the appearance that my house is clean. hehehe Anyways, I digress . . . so I've been doing more stuff with my fun Shirley's 2 Girls stamps. They're just such fun images to work with, and they inspire all kinds of creative thinking . . . so much so that my brain won't shut off at night and I dream about Shirley's 2 Girls all night long!!

Isn't this gal fabulous?!! This is another one of those Ladies With Attitude from Shirley's 2 Girls (SG507 Once Is Enough). I've GOT to meet the brilliant ladies behind these images, because they are just so fun and sassy! I think I'd really like the people who come up with these funny ladies . . . they're just so ME. I saw this layout on Amy Sheffer's blog a while ago and filed it away in my sketches to try file. I used some of my new Tea Party DP from Stampin' Up, and colored her with my Copics. I added some Kaisercraft pearls and some ribbon from my stash. I'm pretty happy with how this turned out.

Stamps: Once Is Enough (SG 507 Shirley's 2 Girls)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Paper: Almost Amethyst CS, Certainly Celery CS, Stamper's Select White CS (PTI)
Accessories: Curvy Rectangle Nestabilities, Rectangle Classic and Scalloped Nestabilities, Cuttlebug, Stampin Dimensionals, Flower and Leaf Buttons (Doodlebug), Self-Adhesive Pearls (Kaisercraft), 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, Scrapper's Floss (Karen Foster), Copic Markers

This is another design for the Shirley's 2 Girls Dog In Chair (SG 607) image. I just love the bright and fun colors in this Collage Press Citrus DP, don't you? It just makes me happy. I paper-pieced the chair. I also stamped the dog on the orange CS and ran it through my Cuttlebug using the Swiss Dots Embossing Folder. You can't really see it in the picture, but he's got all kinds of fun texture.

Stamps: Dog In Chair (SG 607 Shirley's 2 Girls)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Paper: Rose Red CS, Summer Sunrise CS (PTI), Stamper's Select White CS (PTI), Citrus DP (Collage Press), Regal Rose CS
Accessories: Buttons, Raspberry Fizz 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon (PTI), Summer Sunrise 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon (PTI), Stampin Dimensionals, Rectangle Classic Nestabilities, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Cuttlebug, Glue Dots


Scrubbysue said...

These are awesome! I just love the pearls on the female image. Very nice touch!

Michelle said...

LOL, that image of the dog on the couch has me cracking up! If I weren't on a spending freeze, I would be ordering him ASAP! :) You are a great salesperson for Shirleys2Girls, my friend!

Wendy said...

I LOVE the dog on the couch card! I'm a meow person myself, but that card has my motto on it - never pass up a good place for a nap!!!

Suzanne J Dean said...

Congrats on making the DT! These stamps are fabby--might have to order me a few! Love the elegant/fun ladies---all the cards are great!


Leigh said...

Great cards Karolyn. The colours you've used on both are lovely.

Maria (Inky Stamper) said...

oh the doggie card made me smile. love the buttons on the arms for the chair. the girl looks so fab with her pearls too!