Sunday, February 8, 2009

I'm bananas for Sgt Stamper!



Yep, it's no secret...I think she's pretty awesome! I'm so glad I've gotten to know her through SCS and blogging. In case you didn't know, Jami is one of the artists for 2 Red Bananas. They just released a bunch of new sets, and Jami sent me one of the sets along with some AMAZING ribbon. OMWord, what a sweetheart!! Thanks again, Jami!!

She drew this image to look like her dog, Shadow. She says it's just like him to sit right in the middle of a butterfly bush. Hehe! Ever since she mentioned his name in the sneak peeks, I keep referring to the set as the "Shadow set"....LOL! That's not right though, the real name of the set is Value of Joy.



For this first card, I followed Jen Del Muro's Sketch for You to Try. I also added some December Sky Shimmerz paint to Shadow's (see, there I go again) bandana, and Golden Wheat Shimmerz paint to the butterfly and flowers. I love Shimmerz!! The rhinestones in the center of the punched butterfly are Taylor's Tiny Twinkles....love these little cuties too!! The yummy ribbon is from the Fabulous Jami and that fabulous ribbon store she has there in Korea.

Here's the inside of the card:



SUPPLY LIST ~
Stamps: 2 Red Bananas Value of Joy
Paper: Cool Caribbean, SU Watercolor Paper, Chocolate Chip, Marigold Morning, Friends & Flowers DP
Ink: Versafine Black Onyx, Basic Brown, Wild Wasabi, Cool Caribbean, Marigold Morning
Accessories: December Sky and Golden Wheat Shimmerz, Taylor's Tiny Twinkles, Satin Ribbon, Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch, SU Curly Label Punch
Technique: Watercoloring with Reinkers
Card Size: 5.25" Square



I totally got on a roll with stamping and coloring images...so I made a second card.



This one follows Taylor's TECC53 sketch. The dog is layered three times...the full image on the base, just the dog as a second layer, and the bandana as the third. They're each up on Dimensionals. See the little punched half-circle next to the ribbon?...that's a trick from Dawn that I saw on THIS CARD. Cool trick! The yummy ribbon on this card is also from the lovely Jami. The three Chocolate brads are from Pink Hedgehog Paper Crafts.

Here's the inside of the card. The sentiment is also from the Value of Joy set.



SUPPLY LIST ~
Stamps: 2 Red Bananas Value of Joy
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Marigold Morning, White, SU Bella Birds DP
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics (B32, B39, B45, BV02, W5, 0, E25, E33, E35G21, G24, G28, Y38)
Accessories: Chocolate Brads, Satin Ribbon, 1" Circle Punch, Spellbinders Labels One, Dimensionals
Card Size: 5.25" Square

That's it for today! Have a good one and I'll see you soon!

Oh P.S......Did you see the Shootout last night? KEVIN WON! Whoooooo-hooooooooo! After going 71 races without a win, he did it....he started the race in the VERY back, came out of nowhere and made a final lap pass for the win. I was so excited! Actually all our guys had good finishes. My husband is a Tony Stewart fan, and Tony finished third. My daughter is a Jeff Gordon fan, and he finished fourth. I know my pal Dawn is happy about that too!!

Did you happen to catch the ARCA race that Sherry mentioned? Wow, there were some really bad crashes. It amazes me how much better the new Cup cars stay together, compared to the ones used in the ARCA series.

31 comments:

jami {sgtStamper} said...

Oh my....these are both gorgeous!! I am bananas for you my friend!! And Shadow would be bananas for that shimmery bandanna! I love the colors on both of these!!

And WooHOo for Kevin. Dale Jr didn't do so hot so I made DH go shopping again to take his mind off it! {grin}

Jetstudio Designs said...

Beautiful card, I really like the stamp you used. The one with the bright colors is so pretty!

I am so happy to see Kevin win! Brad was elated and I am sure you were too. Tony's 3rd was awesome too!

I put my NASCAR card on my blog today...I had it done yesterday just didn't get it uploaded.

Have a great day...it's suppost to be warm today :)

Jeanette - said...

Both of these are BEAUTIFUL!! I love the butterflies you used with the first one and the way you make the insides of your cards beautiful too! :)

Maraya said...

OH MY GOSH! Your coloring of "Shadow" is beautiful! Both your cards are awesome!!

Denise said...

Two beauties! I love your take on Jen's sketch, and I really have to get that MS butterfly punch!

Dawn Easton said...

Both cards are fabulous Denise! What an adorable image!!

Oh my that race was exciting for sure! I thought Kevin was done after loosing the draft a couple of times but he never gave up!! Love that!

I missed the big crash during the ARCA race. Ran to the grocery store and when I got back it was red flagged. Always a scary moment for sure!

Enjoy the win...next week it's Jeff ;)

Jessie/knightrone said...

Well, if Tony can't win...then let it be Kevin!! Love these cards, what CUTE images!!

Karen Motz said...

These are wonderful! I really like how you decorate the inside to coordinate with the front.

Teresa said...

Love the layers and the butterfly punch. Great cards with the set.

Betty aka ZacksNana said...

Oh my goodness, this is just lovely. The colors and the layering and that little doggy. OH MY! And the inside is beautiful too! SWEET!

Rose Ann said...

Those are some sweet images, Denise, and colored beautifully too!! I love both of your cards, girl!

(I'm glad you're healing up well too!) ;)

mudmaven said...

That pup is just too cute! ~chris

Denise said...

Hey Denise, I left you something on my blog! Hugs~ Denise

Jerri Kay said...

Both of these cards are way too cute Denise!

Wendy said...

How gorgeous are both of your cards, girl! That puppy is so adorable! Your coloring, ribbon and layout are all just perfect. Nice job, Denise....i'm sure you made Jami very proud! :)

WooHoo on Kevin winning last nite! Today I actually dug out my Mark Martin t-shirt & coat and wore them to Shawn's Scion get together! LOL (First I had to blow the dust off them! LOL) Now i'm ready for the Daytona 500 next Sunday!!! Bring it on! :)

Have a good Sunday!
Wendy

Gabi With An Eye said...

Denise - I love both of your cards, but I particularly like the way you punchED a semi circle out of the second one to accomodate that luscious ribbon. Ingenious!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Jami indeed is a sweetheart and a real treasure. So nice of her to send you these goodies. Your cards that you created with them are GORGEOUS!!!!

Joan Ervin said...

What absolutely adorable cards, Denise....I love Jami's new set...you did her proud, gf!!! Such gorgeous coloring on these and I love the sketches!!! Whoohoo #24....he's sooo awesome!!!

my5bratz said...

both those cards are GORGEOUS but my fave is the second one..it really pops!!

Candy said...

Both are fabulous Denise and your coloring as always is awesome!! Congrats to your friend on the stamp set, that dog image is so cute!!

Wendy said...

Hi Denise. Your cards look awesome. You did a great job with Jami's stamp set.

Lori said...

LOVE the cards bud!!! The dog is such a cutie!! Congrats on Kevin winning!! I was happy for you, very sad for me!

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

OMG!! LOVin that dog image Denise!! Gotta go check it out! thanks for the link! Beautiful cards BTW!LOL!

Silke said...

AWWW - super cute - Denise!!!

I had no idea that is an image of Jami's dog...super neat!!!

Janice M said...

Ahhh What a CUTE stamp!!! Love the little butterfly at his nose!!!

Velta said...

Geez...after 25 comments, you will probably never see this...but I have to comment on your Coloring...You are too good...love the butterflies :)

Kristine B. said...

Awww..super cards Denise!! Love them both. What a great dog image.

Carolyn King said...

awesome job on them both. What an adorable stamp..way to go Jami. What a sweet friend you are---great job!

Sandy Knecht said...

That set with Shadow is adorable. You did a great job using that stamp.

Donna said...

what FUN cards!! I love that dog

Cindy Lawrence said...

ACK!!!!!! Must. Have. That. Set. (..cursing you again...) :) :)