Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day : ) And yes, I was away for a bit

Happy Father's Day to you all!  Or day after Father's Day.  Sorry that I have not posted, my son has been in the hospital for the last 2 1/2 weeks.  He is home now, but still not completely well.  Needless to say blogging and stamping have not been a priority for me.  Please keep him in your prayers, as he could use as much help as possible in this very trying time in his life.

I need to announce the winner of the last blog drum roll please....and the winner is..........Cherie!  Cherie please email me at Jacquie at afterhoursstamper dot com with your name and address and I will get your blog candy in the mail.

And I have some cards to show you, made them a while ago and just didn't get around to taking pictures.

Here is a card I made using one of the new Victoria Case designs in the "Hearts and Hugs Summer Collection,"

From 2010-05-30

And from the same collection, the Father's Day card I made for my husband:

From 2010-05-30

On the Father's Day card I used an impressability for the background, put some of the distress ink on my craft sheet, added some glimmer mist to the ink, then placed the impressibility in the ink, then put the whole thing through my cuttle bug.  Also, the green background paper was done with distress ink, wet with glimmer mist (on the craft sheet) then I just placed my paper on top of that.

Oh, and this is my hubby (he doesn't know that I am putting his picture on the blog ; ) Isn't he a cutie?  I love him so much and appreciate his patience and understanding towards my stamping addiction.

From 2010-05-30

I just LOVE these stamps!  Fantastic collection of images that you can use so many ways.  And speaking of stamps, we have another blog hop coming up this week on Friday, June 25th.

Believe me you are going to LOVE these stamps! This time Susana is revealing a new Elisabeth Bell collection, and yes, there is blog candy too!  Just go to the SCACD blog and answer the secret question to be entered in for some great blog candy. You have until June 24th to enter, but don't wait till the last minute, get over there and leave your comment so you won't miss out on a chance to win.

And I have one more card I made, this one is with a Magnolia stamp, one of the new "Fairytale" stamps (which I just love!):

From 2010-05-30

I used colored this with Distress inks and used the Viva Decor pens to make the brown pearls as well as the yellow raised dots on the back ground.

Ok, one last picture of something I wanted to share with you all.  I used to store my copics and other markers like this:

The other day the whole stack just fell down on me, pens everywhere, so I ordered a new system to store my pens and WOW!  What a difference!

From 2010-05-30

I have enough room to split up my copics by color family now, before I had all the Y's and YR's together, the B's and BG's together, now?  Well, each letter has its own little shelf which makes it WAY easier to find what I need and use what I have!  And I now have a spot for my distress reinkers!  And a few punches as well.

Is there any room left to share some links?  YES!  Of course : )

ScrapGirl:  Wow!  Amazing cards here, just the place to go when you need some inspiration or you just want to enjoy looking at some absolutely stunning cards.

Yes, another DIY flower:  I really like posting these because it gives you more options on making flowers yourself.  This one is quick, easy and looks great.

Craft Gossip Stamping:  You are going to LOVE this link, as a matter of fact it is going on my best of list on the blog.  Freebies, great product reviews, just about anything and everything you can think of in one place!

Alright everyone, see you on Friday, June 25th for the blog hop!  Take care and thank you so very much for all of your support.


Judith Veldhuizen said...

Such a sweet cards!!!! I really love them.. they are all fantastic made!

Catrick said...

Sorry to hear about your son. I hope he is doing better.

We appreciate all the links and info your blog brings. Yes, your family comes first!


Cherie said...

Jacquie, Sorry to hear about your son. Sure hope he is doing better really soon! Your cards are gorgeous.......can you come over & play? :) I like your NEW way of storing your copics. I have mine in a Pamp. Chef turny thing! I'll work for now! Thanks so much for the blog candy!

Kim said...

Jacquie I am so sorry to hear your son was in the hospital hun! Please know he is in my thoughts and prayers!!! Hope he is feeling better!

Lovely work on all of your cards hun! Love the SCACD backgrounds on your paper and behind your images! Wonderful and amazing work hun!

Big Hugs~ Kim

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