Sunday, October 26, 2008

More Holiday Cards

Hope everyone had a great weekend. I got a little crafting time in, colored more images for a few birthday cards I'm making and also putting the finishing touches on my Magnolia-Licious Recipe Swap.

The Janome Mini Sewing machine that I won from Lesa arrived on Friday and I did play with it a little over the weekend! I hope to be able to show something I've done with the sewing sometime this week. Thanks again Lesa!! I know I'm going to put this to good use!

The cards I am sharing tonight are a variety of different cards I made.

I'm not sure who makes the stamp above. I stamped it at my friend Lynn's house. I'll have to ask her if she remembers who makes this stamp. I just love these snowmen! I'm not sure I like the size card I used to make this. I bought these cards at JoAnns and they come with the circle already cut out. Colored with my copics and I used my snowflake cuttlebug embossing folder. Image was cut out with my Nesties.

Another A Muse card. Again colored with my copics. Simple and a little crooked too!

This card features A Muse stamps. I just love A Muse!! I colored the image with Copic Markers. Very simple card as you can see. Sometimes simple is so cute!

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Thursday, October 23, 2008

My Hero in Iraq

Some of you who have followed my blog know that a very special person to me is serving in the United States Marines and is currently in Iraq. Kevin dated my daughter for almost 4 years and is so very special to our entire family. When my brother died, he flew all the way from California to honor my brother who served in the Army. Kevin and two other dear friends who are Marines conducted the Flag Folding Ceremony and presentation of the Flag to my parents and my niece.

I'm very lucky that I get to email quite frequently with Kevin. Today he sent me some pictures of him in Iraq. To say it made my day is putting it mildly! I hope you don't mind me sharing.. One of the pictures is so cool!

I'm going to be sending a box of cards to Kevin in the next couple of weeks. I'm working on some holiday cards to send him and his unit so they will have some cards to send home to their families and friends during the holidays. If you'd like to help and make a few cards.. I'd love it! Email me at riverviewstamper at gmail dot com and I will give you my address to send them too!

Thanks for serving our country Kevin and please know you are in my thoughts and prayers daily! I love you!!

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Saturday, October 18, 2008

Twenty Years Ago Today....

I gave birth to my first child. I can't believe my little boy is now a man. Not a teenager anymore. Funny...he said that to me the other day. "Mom, I'm not going to be a teenager anymore." This is Eric. He's so special to me.

Happy Birthday!!

Here's the card I made him for his birthday. It's perfect because he loves to fish!
I colored Riley with copic markers and the DP is Basic Grey. I used baubles and some hemp twine for embellishments.

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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

I'm So Excited!!!

I just found out I won a WONDERFUL blog candy contest I entered!! Lesa was giving away a Jenome Mini Sewing Machine if you entered her 40th Birthday Blog Candy Challenge. I did and I won!! OMG.. I am so excited. I have been dying to try stitching on my cards!

I forgot to post this the other day. I also won the entire new holiday release from Saltbox Studios!
You can see all the stamps I won here

Thanks Lesa and Linda for the chance to win such awesome prizes!!

Fall is in the air...

This has nothing to do with my next card, but I wanted to share what an awesome weekend this past weekend was. I am an AVID sports fan. I LOVE Football and am a Die Hard Florida Gator and Tampa Bay Buccaneer Fan. I watch and go to football games more than I do baseball, but I've been avidly following the Tampa Bay Rays this year since they are doing so well.

This weekend, all of my teams just kicked some booty! The Gators rolled over the LSU Tigers who are the defending National Champs. The Rays are in the ALCS and we're hoping to make it to the World Series. The Buccaneers beat the Carolina Panthers yesterday in an whooping they hadn't received in our home town in several meetings. It was a great sports weekend! My dad, mom and I had so much fun cheering on our teams!

Anywhoo.. Go Gators, Rays and Bucs!!

Now on to my next Card..

I love Fall and wish that we had more of this beautiful season here in Florida. I colored Tilda with copic markers and sponged distress ink around the image after I cut it out with my Nesties. I mounted the image on pop-dots to give it some dimension and the DP is from Basic Grey.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Merry Chris-Moose! Florida Gator Style!

First of all, I'm sorry it's been 12 days since I last posted. Life has been busy lately and I've spent a great deal of time coloring images to complete lots of cards. Tonight was very productive. I finished 5 cards!

Before I share my cards tonight, I'm happy to report that my friend Lynn came through her surgery just fine and even better, the biopsy came back fine!! Praise God for his blessings! Thanks so much to everyone who kept her in your thoughts and prayers and emailed me and sent comments! Lynn and I really appreciate it! She's home recuperating now and doing lots of blog surfing! She's even coloring and making some cards! I promised her I'd help her set up her own blog as soon as she's up to it.

The first card I'm sharing tonight is one of the Christmas cards I'm sending out to my Friends and Family who are avid Gator Fans like me! I used the new Hanna Stamps, Riley and Snowman stamp. I colored Riley's hat and scarf in Orange and Blue - Gator colors!

I'm not sure what's up with my camera. I think I need to clean the sensor. I have a Nikon D50- DSLR and you can see a shadow on these pictures I took tonight that looks like a squiggly line. It is not on the card itself, so I need to get the sensor cleaned so it doesn't keep showing up on my photos.


Ink: Memento-Pitch Black and Clear Embossing Powder
Paper: Stamped on PTI Stampers Select; SU Pumpkin Pie to mat and DP is a paperpack of Christmas paper from ProvoCraft.
Ribbon: Michaels
Coloring: Copic Markers: YR24,E57,B00,C3,E37,B29,YR09

Thanks for looking! As always.. I love to hear your comments!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Your Kidding Me!! It's not a Magnolia??

It's a Bella!! Latte Bella that is...

I made this card for my boss who is also a very very dear friend of mine. I have worked for her for over 12 years and love her to death.

I colored Bella with my Copics and used my Nesties.
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Wednesday, October 1, 2008

My First Whiff of Joy Card

I purchased this stamp by Whif of Joy from All That Scraps a week or so ago, with a special purpose in mind. My dear friend Lynn, LOVES Angels and I saw this stamp and had to get it to make a card for her. Lynn is having surgery on Thursday. This will be her third major surgery in the past year and we are all praying it's her last! Lynn is one of those people that the moment you meet them you know they are special. I am so Blessed to call her my friend and have her in my life. She sits next to me at work and I'm going to miss her the next few weeks while she's recouperating. Lynn... I love you and am praying for you.

Here is the card I made for Lynn...

Here's a close up of the colored image. I really love how it turned out because it was my first time embossing the stamped image. Not only does it make the card look so much better, it makes the coloring so much easier and vibrant.

I used SU Certainly Celery as my card base and the DP is Basic Grey Two Scoops. I used my nestabilites to cut out the image and the mat around the stamped image. I used Copic Markers to color the image and used some Stickles to add a little bling.

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