Saturday, December 22, 2012

2 Christmas Cards and Bella

Hi, it's been awhile.  I finally got to make a couple of Christmas cards.  Not nearly what I wanted to do, but I have to be positive about any accomplishment! I've got to find a better spot to take pictures of my cards.  The first picture is of our new kitten Bella.  She is why we haven't really decorated the tree this year.  Who knew she would love climbing the tree, swatting at everything that moves and chewing on the cranberries.  Oh well, she is pretty ornament though!  Please check out my cards below and I hope you have a wonderful Christmas season.

The next picture is of a card I made for my Grandma (in-law).  I used CC Designs Fa la la Emma and created the background for her using the CC Designs Joy Music.  I am entering her in my very first challenge ever.  All that Scraps Wednesdays Challenge is anything goes and runs through January 1st.  Wish me luck.

Here is a closeup of Emma...I added stickles to her wings, dress and halo.

Here is the inside of the card. I hope she likes it. The interior sentiment is "Glory to God" by Stampabilities.

 This second card is one I made to hold a gift card for our postal carrier.  He does such a great job of delivering all of my "hauls".  This card uses a snowman stamp from Inkadinkado.  The front sentiment is from Amy R's Snowman Sentiments and the inside sentiment is from Hero Arts Laughter and Merriment clear design stamps.  Please leave comments below and as always, thanks for stopping by.  I hope you have an amazing day!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Another Card

I was browsing through my pictures and found a picture of this cute little card I made for one of my son's friends.  He was turning five.  I just love this little dog stamp.  He has the sweetest little face.  (In fact, I love it so much, I bought another one when I saw it on clearance at Michael's).  I hope you like it.  Have an amazing day.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Cards that I've created

Just wanted to post a couple of pictures of cards I've created in the past.  Hopefully I'll be able to get back to card making soon or I'm going to miss making Christmas cards..YIKES!  These are all beginner cards, like my first Magnolia card for my Grandmother's 92nd birthday.  I forgot to take pictures of the insides of some cards before I personalized them.  A few of these were inspired by Outlines Rubber Stamp company.  I think I have almost all of there stamps, sadly they are not in business anymore, although, Hampton Arts has been releasing some "Outlines" stamps recently.  Also, some feature CC Designs 'em! And they are having a new release in just a couple of days..can't wait.  Click over on their banner for a looksy. Anyway, I hope you enjoy and there will be more soon and hopefully videos too.  That's my goal anyway.  Have an amazing day!


Sunday, November 25, 2012

It's a brand new blog!

Good day, all!  I just created my first blog and this is my first post.  If you are reading this then congratulations you've embarked on a new, and hopefully exciting, journey and a big THANK YOU for choosing to spend a few moments of your day with me.  I hope to begin posting pictures of my card creations and anything else that might pop into my head.  I am learning and sometimes that is a s~l~o~o~o~w process for me. LOL.  Please be patient with me as we embark on this new frontier together.  Oh, you might ask why "TheInkinGardenSpot"?  My desk, where I "ink" up my creations is facing a window that looks out onto my "garden".   I do love gardening, but alas it is neglected, as so many things are.   It has had it's good days and bad, but there are always some cute little creatures to look at it: squirrels, birds, chipmunks, hawks, sometimes raccoons and an occasional deer or fox.  And of course, who doesn't love just looking out at nature or at nothing in particular, just out into the great outdoors.  I am hoping that this little blog will bring someone a little bit of happiness and for me this blog is hopefully a little nudge for me to get started doing some of the things I am always thinking of in my head, but always putting aside for another day.  Sometimes you gotta stop thinkin' and just start doin', stop procrastinatin' and just start livin'.   My first piece of alluring and mind blowing blog advice (smile).....more to come... Until next time, here's to doin' and livin'.