Tuesday, January 27, 2009

More from the GARDEN sheet...

The main image on this is three different sized layers pop-dotted. For another view and all the details see my artwork blog inkblocks Thanks, Nancy :o)



STAMPS: Rare Image Rubber Stamps, GARDEN sheet

From the GARDEN sheet...

Look at these beautiful sunflowers by Manna - I can almost feel the breeze blowing across the field!!


STAMPS: flowers - Rare Image Rubber Stamps, words - Stampin' Up!
INKS: Copic markers

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Thought you'd enjoy...

a few dog quotes to use along with the PETS sheet images :o)



The reason a dog has so many friends is that he wags his tail instead of his tongue.
-Anonymous


Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful.
-Ann Landers


There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.
-Ben Williams


A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.
-Josh Billings


The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.
-Andy Rooney


We give dogs time we can spare, space we can spare and love we can spare. And in return, dogs give us their all. It's the best deal man has ever made.
-M. Acklam



A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down
-Robert Benchley



Anybody who doesn't know what soap tastes like never washed a dog.
-Franklin P. Jones



My dog is worried about the economy because Alpo is up to $3.00 a can. That's almost $21.00 in dog money.
-Joe Weinstein


Ever consider what our dogs must think of us? I mean, here we come back from a grocery store with the most amazing haul -- chicken, pork, half a cow. They must think we're the greatest hunters on earth!
-Anne Tyler


Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.
-Robert A. Heinlein



You can say any foolish thing to a dog, and the dog will give you a look that says, 'Wow, you're right! I never would've thought of that!'
- Dave Barry

Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.
-Roger Caras

If you think dogs can't count, try putting three dog biscuits in yourpocket and then give him only two of them.

-Phil Pastoret

Friday, January 23, 2009

From the GARDEN sheet...

Another beauty from Lisa!



STAMPS: flower - Rare Image Rubber Stamps, GARDEN sheet, words and paper piercing template - Our Daily Bread Designs
TECHNIQUE: Technique Junkie Marker Water Coloring

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Stuck on these colors! LOL

While working on the last card with my Paper Soft I had some left over so I quickly stamped out this image from the GARDEN sheet and applied it to the bud area. I think next time it would be easier to apply the Paper Soft last as it was a little tricky to stamp the poem over the bulky area LOL More details on my art blog inkblocks shortly ~Nancy



STAMPS: Rare Image Rubber Stamps
SKETCH: SplitCoastStampers SC212

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

More GARDEN sheet card samples!

A couple cards featuring stamp images from the GARDEN sheet. For more info see my art blog inkblocks ~Nancy



STAMPS: Rare Image Rubber Stamps, GARDEN sheet
TECHNIQUE: Technique Junkies Watercolor Distress





STAMPS: Rare Image Rubber Stamps, GARDEN sheet
TECHNIQUES: Technique Junkies Faux Designer Paper

Little Gardener cards from Manna!

A couple of cards by the wonderful Manna using images from the GARDEN sheet, and featuring the little sweetie gardener :o)


STAMPS: Rare Image Rubber Stamps
TECHNIQUE: Technique Junkies Expressionistic Watercolor



STAMPS: Rare Image Rubber Stamps
TECHNIQUE: Stamping on bamboo tiles, colored with Copics


Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Another GARDEN sheet sample

I wanted to play along with the current SplitCoastStampers sketch. Lots of details - I'll have them up on my artwork blog inkblocks as soon as I can :o) ~Nancy


STAMPS: Rare Image Rubber Stamps
TECHNIQUE: Technique Junkies Painted Mesh
SKETCH: SplitCoastStampers SC211



New! GARDEN sheet samples from Lisa!!

How cool are the colors on this tree card?! And the leaves? Flower Soft!! To read about the inspiration and more details see Lisa's blog


STAMPS: tree - Rare Image Rubber Stamps, sentiment - unknown


STAMPS: Rare Image Rubber Stamps
TECHNIQUE: Technique Junkie Pastel Detailing

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

So Cute!

Here's a card by Lisa featuring what is currently my favorite image from the Rare Image PETS sheet!


STAMPS: dog - Rare Image Rubber Stamps, PETS sheet ~ sanded - Stampin' Up!
DESIGNER PAPER: Karen Foster
SKETCH: CPS 98

See Lisa's blog for even more details...


Morning Gloryon a Brick Wall

Not a great photo, but here's an idea for using some of the images on the new GARDEN sheet...



STAMPS: Rare Image Rubber Stamps, GARDEN sheet

TECHNIQUE: Technique Junkies 'Faux Brick'

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Sample card from the GARDEN sheet

Felt great not to make a card Winter-related card, being surrounded by enough snow and ice, thank you!! LOL I feel like Spring is just around the corner when I look over the images on the new GARDEN sheet :o) ~ Nancy

Card measures 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
(See my artwork blog today for details)

Friday, January 9, 2009

New GARDEN sheet

As promised, here's the GARDEN sheet! It's FULL of vintage renderings in a sketchy style, with lots of open spaces to use those Copics and colored pencils.

Each sheet measures 8" x 10" and is $19.95. Domestic shipping is $3.00 ~ International shipping available, please email for a quote. To order, click the Email Me link on the sidebar :o)
Check back - great sample cards coming soon so you'll have plenty of ideas for using these images to make cards for your favorite gardener!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Wouldn't this make a cute little card to give a child getting a new puppy for a birthday?!



STAMPS: dog - Rare Image Rubber Stamps, cake and herringbone bkgd - Stampin' Up!, sentiment - My Favorite Things

All other info can be found here

Check back soon for a photo of the GARDEN sheet!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Valentine's Day is coming!

A cutie-patootie card from Lisa! Don't forget, with Valentine's Day coming up as our next great reason to send some cards out or just make a really special one for that certain someone, you can add your heart stamps to any image. Great idea Lisa - I love it!!



STAMPS: dog -RIRS, heart - Stampin' Up!, word - Just Rite


TECHNIQUE: Masking


NOTES: the heart image was stamped again over the bkgd paper


SKETCH: MJ's #50 for December 29th, 2008