Thursday, July 23, 2009

Happy Thursday




Hi Everyone,

I am so sorry that I have not posted lately, but I have been under the weather and I am feeling better now. Thanks so much to all of you that cared and worried about me, you will never know how much it meant to me.

I wanted to share a tip with you that I share with my 101 students. When you cut your card stock and patterned paper, don't just cut for one card, since you have everything out, you might as well cut enough to make a few cards. Then when you need a card, all you have to do is piece it together and change the image and sentiment to suit your occasion. It is so much faster to make the card rather then taking everything out and starting all over. I keep these layers and my original sample in a baggie, and keep the baggie in a plastic shoe box.

Here, I made my first card using the MarchingABellas by Stamping Bella. Since I really liked my layout I cut extra layers. I needed a Birthday card for a friend, and all I had to do was find an image that suited the person, (in this case I used Stella Looves Ribbons from Stamping Bella and the sentiment is from Stampin Up), colour it up and piece the card together, easy peezy. Since the cards go to different people they will never know that you used the same layout.

I used clear glaze pen on Stellas scissors, crown, wand and the spine of the books. (I don't know if this is going to show up ). This gives the image dimension and sparkle. I coloured the images with mineral spirits and Lyra coloured pencils. I also used the Sizzix dot embossing folder on the pink panel.

Thanks for stopping by

Hugs

Nicky




16 comments:

Maria said...

So glad you are feeling better Nicky. Love the layout and the colouring ooooh la la. Great tip and storage idea with the baggies and shoebox. Hugs, Maria

Carolyn said...

Hello again Nicky,
Glad you're back with us. Also glad you're feeling better. What a fabulous tip. I'm going to take you up on that, like you said each recipient wouldn't know.
Hugs xx
Carolyn

Mary Jane said...

I'm sorry you weren't feeling well. I missed your posts. Thanks for the tip. I never would have thought about that and just changing out the main image.

Anonymous said...

Nicky, we have been worried about you and have missed your posts. Glad to hear you are on the mend. You have a great following out here in the cyper world and many of us look forward to your post so take good care of yourself. WE LOVE YOU!

Laurie said...

Great to see you're back to creating and so glad you're feeling better, Nicky. Thanks for the super tip on cutting for several cards at once. I love your samples - always such inspiring and well executed cards. Great job!

Karen Wilson said...

Welcome back, my friend! Nice to 'see' you again. Sorry you've been under the weather, and glad to see you're feeling better! Hopefully we'll see some more of your creations.

Thanks for the great tip! Cards are super cute. Chat soon!

dolcreations said...

Nice to have you back. I am so glad to hear you are feeling much better! I love your cards so much. Thank-you so much for all the tips!
Christine

Karen Motz said...

FABULOUS cards Nicky!!! LOVE the layout and the colours a just super!!! SO happy to see you stamping again! :) Hugs!

Michelle Machado said...

As usually your cards are sooo cute and clean! My style...that I learned from you!
thanks for updating your blog!
Now WE WANT CLASSES!!! ;-)

Dana White said...

WELCOME BACK!! I am so happy to see you are feeling better & have found your mojo my friend! Love the tips & of course your cards

Miss ya

Shannan Teubner said...

Hi Nicky!!! I'm so happy to see you post...I've missed you! Sending big Texas hugs to you! MWAH!

Anonymous said...

Love the cards, Nicky and the tips. You not only make beautiful cards but beautiful sense!
Keep posting...I need all the help I can get!

paulatracy66 said...

Hey Nicky! Glad to see ya back to stamping...this layout is fab too! I always love brown with any color...just told that to Shannan too! lol I need to do up the marching girls, since my daughter was a marcher for 4 years. That tip is a good one too, I will need to try that out with my fav ones. Who will know! :)

christine said...

Awwwww so glad you are feeling better. :) I loveeeeeee the cards!! Hope to see you soon :)

Miche said...

Soooo glad you are feeling better!! Great tip...I'm gonna do that...and of course beautiful cards as always!!

Robb_eeie said...

Hey Nicky ... So very glad to see you're posting again and feeling better! Sending you ...
¤ª"˜¨*¨˜"ª¤ HUGE HUGS ¤ª"˜¨*¨˜"ª¤

I'll look forward to seeing more of your creations and hopefully, when the crazy Summer months are done, we can get together =)

Keep 'on posting girl ! xxoo