Thursday, March 31, 2011

Look at me.....

My friend Nikki from Melonheadz Illustrating sent me this cute little drawing of ME today.  She draws personal  images of all of the friends she's made on Facebook. It is so cute and I absolutely love it! It looks just like me.Thank you so much Nikki! And if you like digital stamp images, for card making and more, be sure and visit Nikki's site. Her artwork is free. If you grab any of her images be sure and leave a thank you .

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Yippeee.....a new baby

I learned a few months ago that my Grandaughter Becky is expecting a baby this summer. That will make me a first time Great Grandmother!!!!!!!!!!!!!Acckkkk. I can't believe I can possibly be old enough yet~lol~but I guess I am. And I'm so happy to finally have a baby in the family that I can design and make cards and gifts for. We just found out this week, that it's going to be a girl. Yay, that's what I was hoping for :D
I started this baby book before we knew it was going to be a girl, so I used neutral colors that would work for either. Now I'll be able to add touches of pink too. So far I only have the front cover completely finished. But once it's all done I'll share it with you in it's entirety.

The paper pieced bear is from Little Scraps of Heaven and was cut using my Silhouette machine. The flower is made with ColorBox card stock, that I punched out with a Fiskars flower punch and spritzed with water. While it was wet I balled it up, waited for it to dry and then carefully smoothed it out a little to form my flower.
I found such fun paper and embellishments to play with. These are from a local big box store here in Michigan. (Meijer)  Aren't they bright and cheerful? I'll use these on the inside pages.

The cute onsie embellishments I made from the paper. I found a cute background paper I loved and used a section of it to cut them out individually. Then I laminated them to make them more durable. They look like shiny 'store bought' ones. I'll use pop dots on them for added dimension.

The background paper is from Paper Studio.

I also had time yesterday to make a couple more projects. This first one is a cute that I made into a 'poke', that can be inserted into a flowerpot, or an easter basket. It would be so cute as a table decoration.
 I love his little bunny ears. This diecut pattern is from Treasure Box's Easter Collection.

I also cut a smaller version for this cute card front.

I love working with these cute  Easter patterns. Treasure Box Designs also includes patterns that you can cut by hand using scissors, if you don't have a die cut machine. I hope you've enjoyed looking. Leave me a comment, I love reading them. Have a great weekend.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

A Blog Award From Melonheadz....

Today I received a cute blog award from Nikki of Melonheadz Illustrating. She has the most delightful artwork on her blog and the best part is she gives it!!! Yep, you heard right, free. Go check it out on her blog and if you grab anything , be sure to leave her a 'Thank You'. Thanks so much for the blog award Nikki! It was a pleasant surprise!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

First Thunderstorm Of The Season

So cool...thunder and lightning.  I know it's weird but I've missed it. And how cool is it that it's on the first day of Spring officially?
On to another posting...I know the second in one day. I have had lot's of alone time today , so I've been working on Easter projects. First up is a cute Easter Basket Project using a Silhouette America cutting file. I added egg embellishments and some Cuttlebug diecut grass to dress it up. Cardstock is from Colorbox.

And how cute is this little chicky?

I love the cute grass frame. I put him behind the frame but popped his wings out to give him dimension. The frame is a cut file from Silhouette. The chicky pattern is from Treasurebox Designs. I stamped the cute saying and added a punched out butterfly. This would make a great baby card by just changing up the sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the weekend. "Happy Spring"

A Rainy Day Sunday....

Sandra Caldwell is a wonderful artist and today I am showing two cards,  made by using one of her folk art style drawings.
 The first card I colored in soft pastel colors using my copic markers, and layered it onto decorative paper. I added a lace ribbon and then another dotted ribbon on top. There's lots of glittered flowers, as well as glitter on the cute rabbit. (Click on photo to see detail)  The decorative paper is a combination of Colorbox and Scrappin' Up. I added a cute sentiment to finish it off.

This second card I kept simple by layering it onto polkadot  Stampin' Up paper, added some corner accents and finished it off with a ribbon and bling. I think it would work good for a masculine card too.
Thanks to Sandra Caldwell for permission to use her cute rabbit artwork. To see more of Sandra's work please visit her blog at

Thursday, March 17, 2011

I've been busy......

I have a basket of goodies to show you today.
First up, are these little eggs, complete with a cute chocolate bunny embellishment, lace and flowers. I cut all the pieces out using my Silhouette Sd, then embossed the eggs by running them through my Cuttlebug, and adding the lace or ribbon. I finished by adding pretty rhinestones using my IRock Tool. I think I made a total of 18 and have since given a few away.

Then I made these little guys. They are each one a little different using whatever embellishments I had in my stash. The basic egg  and bunny shapes were also cut using my die machine. After cutting each egg in half, I used various border punches to create a decorative edge.  Then added the bling. Aren't they adorable?

I think I made 20 in all. I've already given a couple of these away too~LOL!

Then there's this cute couple. I love owls, but let me tell you. These were a pain. I designed the cutting file for my Silhouette, (based on the idea of a popular owl punch.) And getting everything sized right was really hard for me, since I'm new to designing my own cut files. It took me most of an afternoon. But I think it was worth it. I really like their cute spring vests. My husband thinks they look sad, but I don't mind. I guess their droopy little eyes appeal to me. I'll be making lots more in different colors.

The cardstock is from Colorbox. Decorative paper I'm not sure, since it's an older piece from my stash.

Some of the photos aren't real clear. I was messing with the settings on my camera and I guess I shouldn't have. LOL  Thanks for dropping by. I hope you've enjoyed looking. Have a great day!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Hey Chicky......

Hi All,  I was able to take some time out to play with some paper and my Silhouette this afternoon. So today I'm sharing my newest venture with paper piecing. This cute little chick is from Treasure Box Designs. I just love the patterns there, and they are so easy to put together. Even for a beginner like me! (If you'd like to visit their website, the link is in my left hand column)
Sorry for the poor picture quality, but I ran late so had to take an indoor photo with poor lighting. There is actually a lot of inking and shading that you can't see here.
The cardstock is from Stampin' Up and the ribbon and flower are from my stash. Have a great weekend.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Just a couple of things

Just wanted to stop in and show a couple of little projects I've been working on. This cute little Easter embellishment was made using cutting files and my Silhouette SD. I have more in the works, just working on getting them put together.

One can never have enough bookmarks, especially me, so these next two bookmarks are also made using cutting files with my Silhouette SD. I just love that machine. Decorative paper is from Stampin' Up.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

New Digital Stamps

I finally got the new Button Card digital stamps finished and they are now available in my Aimee Asher store.And they should be available soon at Paper Craft Kits also. This is such a fun set of stamps and the many different ways to use them are endless. The kit includes 12 different card stamps and bonus button shaped stamps. You can use the card stamps with real buttons, chipboard buttons, felt buttons, paper punched buttons, all kinds of buttons. Or you can use the included bonus button stamps. Color them with markers, copics, pencils or distress inks, cut them out and adhere the buttons to your stamped button card. Add clear glaze to the tops of the paper buttons for a realistic touch. You can use other embellishments (instead of buttons) for a more unique look. Add a piece of pinking shear cut fabric to the card first and place the buttons on after. Or grunge the card up with inks or chalks, tea stain and add lace to create vintage cards. Make baby cards using cute baby themed buttons and the baby themed button cards. You can even add vintage buttons from your Grandma's button jar. The possibilites are endless.

When you use digital stamps you have the added benefit of being able to resize them to fit any size project you're working on. And no bulky storage problems.

For more ideas scroll down to view previous posts using the stamp set. If you use them to create a project or card, I'd love to see what you've made. Have a great Friday.

You can purchase the stamps here for just $3.00