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I create Today as a celebration of my life - jlh

I hope you enjoy my blog.
I will do my best to make it a blog you will want to come back and visit often.

Be sure to invite your friends to follow or view
my blog.
If you have any questions, please email me. Comments are always appreciated in the comment section in each post.
Have a beautiful day and always remember to share some smiles today.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

I'm so excited......

Wow...I received another award!
This one is from Anne over
I'm so excited!
Thank you so much Anne.
It means a lot to me.
Please be sure to treat yourself to a visit over at Anne's Blog.

The rules are...
1. The winner may put the logo on their blog.

2. Put a link to the person who sent you the award.

3. Nominate 10 blogs.

4. Put links to their blogs.

5. Leave a message for your nominees.


I'd like to give this award to the following ladies because they have great blogs, big hearts or they have been very supportive in my blogging efforts!

So here are the ladies I choose.....

LynnR

Rowee

Eileen

Ann

HeatherP

Tonya

Nicki

Rossy

Sarah

Rina

Need Some Soothing?




When I lived in Vancouver, I never felt more peaceful in my life!
Nature is so soothing!
The sound of a stream flowing...
Moss on the rocks....
Ferns everywhere
The sound of leaves flickering in the breeze...
The chirping of the birds....
The crickets and tree frogs at night....
The smells of nature, specially after it rains...

When I am surrounded by nature, I am home!
STOP AND TAKE IN THE BEAUTY THAT SURROUNDS YOU!






Trees background is CHF Verse is IO


The Bunnies are Gathering

Not great pictures! In any case...

The yellow/orange background was done with Copic markers on glossy CS.

Foreground is also done with Copics.

You can't tell in these photos, but the eyes have stickle's sparkle in them.

The Bunny Stamp is Stamp Barn


Because you asked.......
Sorry about the useless picture of the copics.
I guess I better work on my photography skills. Ya think???LOL
I used the following markers for the background.
Y21,Y15, Y19, Y17, Y38, and YR09
Because you asked.......
To achieve the background effect, all I did was cover the center of my glossy
CS with a mask. I used painter's tape.
Then starting with the lightest color, swipe your marker (multiple times)
from the mask out to the edge of the CS. Do a little bit and then
change to a shade darker and repeat. Keep repeating this process
until you complete the card.
I hope this helped.
You do not need copics to do this background.
You can use the direct to paper method as well.
I can't stess this enough.......Play and never be afraid to experiment.
Try anything when it comes to art.
I usually produce better cards when I am experimenting, then
when I am trying to follow instructions, or have a card all planned out.
I've never been good at taking instruction. LOL
I am not very good at explaining things in writing. If you have
any further questions about this card or any other card, You can email
me your phone number (if you are within North America) and I will call you.
If you are outside North America, You can email me and request my phone number.
I am much better at explaining that way.
Smiles & Cheers,
Dorothy

Friday, February 27, 2009

Two Tone Embossing and Bleach!

I love to experiment and make backgrounds!
For the background I dabbed bleach onto a dark blue card stock.
Allow to dry. Then I embossed the image with a little gold in some spots
and silver in the rest.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

THE BEST INVESTMENT.....

ONE OF THE BEST INVESTMENTS IS NATURE!
All you have to do is invest a little care and love and you
can enjoy it's beauty forever.
It will always give back!
I enjoy the peace it offers to your soul in this crazy world!
A REAL SIMPLE CARD! It's just layers of paper and a few leafs.
Butterflies are also one of natures elegant beauties that fascinate me.
Their colors and daintiness can amuse me for hours.
Background stamp - Inkadinkado (Brenda Walton)
Butterfly stamp - Unknown.
The verse stamp is Hero Arts

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Dance!

Dry Perfect Pearls
I love how the colors change with the movement of the card.
I love perfect pearls!
There is a pkg of Perfect pearls in my blog candy.
The Stamp is Unmounted and I forget who makes it.
If anyone knows where this stamp came from,
please let me know so I can post the manufacturer. Thanks!
I love this saying!
I just wish I would apply this great advice.
I score a big fat zero on all three counts! LOL
Do you apply this advice?
Care to give an example of how you apply this advice?
Dance Stamp is River City Rubber Works

Monday, February 23, 2009

I always have hugs to spare....

This card is for a special someone in my life who
loves her Teddy.
I think I am starting to catch on to how to use
the Copic markers.
I will keep practicing, and let you watch my progress. Now.................
I better go and get my NEW BLOG CANDY POST READY!

I tried to make the teddies look furry. I'm not sure about furry, but I think if nothing else, it gave those hugabears some texture.

I'm Not Bossy!

Stay Tuned for The New Blog Candy Reveal
This Card Is Going To My Husband!!!
I'm still struggling with the Copics!
However, I'm not giving up!!!
Look what I did to this poor woman's face! LOL

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Academy Awards Oscar Night

I will post the next Blog Candy Tomorrow. I'm going to watch some of the Academy Awards.

Have a peaceful and Happy night!

I Got An Award! Dorothy's so excited!


YIPPY!!!
Wow, I got my very first award!
Thank you so much Lorraine!
You are too sweet!
Lorraine has been very supportive of my new blog!
I really do appreciate all the support!
If you haven't visited Lorraine's blog, Then Hop On Over!
Lorraine's blog is just full of both Heart & Talent!
Again, Thank you Lorraine!

Now, Where do people get these awards to give? Do you just wait until you get one and then pass it along to people you feel deserve it? I'm still learning the whole blog thing.
For a variety of reasons.....I think the following people should have this award as well.
I'd give one back to Lorraine but I think it has to be other people. LOL

Anyone Care For Tea or More Blog Candy?

New Blog Candy Will be Posted Very Soon.
You really won't want to miss this one.....I Promise!
Iris folding is something I only do once in a blue moon.
However, I do think it is a nice craft!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

The Winner is........

My Grandaughter Jazmyn did the draw.

The lucky winner is ....... "Crafting Joanne" from East Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Three Cheers For Joanne! Congratulations and Thank you for the very nice comments.

Please email me with your address and I will get this off to you right away.

Dorothy at lovemakingcards@gmail.com

What Joanne said..."This is the first time I've won any candy, still can't believe it. Thank you so much Dorothy for offering this candy and I look forward to receiving these goodies and crafting with them. Dorothy says..... You are very welcome Joanne!

Contest Closed.....Candy Winner will be announced early this evening.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog and taking the time to write a comment.
Specially such nice comments. It is very much appreciated!
My Grandaughter Jazmyn also appreciates all the comments you left for her.

The contest is now closed. However, I will be surprising you again with some new
and exciting BLOG CANDY in the VERY near future.
Keep Checking my Blog..... It is Candy that you won't want to miss!
GOOD LUCK TODAY!

A Little Variation with Alcohol Inks.

Background was done with alcohol inks on glossy paper .
(Heavy on the pearl and silver metalic inks) While the ink is still wet, run a soft brush across it.
The flowers were cut from a piece of paper. I covered the paper with VersaMark and embossed. I did this twice and then just stuck a couple of dots in the center of the flowers.

Enjoy Life's Moments

We let so many precious moments slip right by us.
We have busy lives and sometimes forget to take the time
to smell the roses as they say.
We lose those moments forever. There is no going back.
Trust me I know.
Stay tuned to see who won this weeks Blog Candy

This is not a great picture...sorry!

Rose Stamp - Magenta. Enjoy Life's Moments Stamp - HeroArts

Friday, February 20, 2009

Goofed with Copics Once Again! LOL

I started out wanting to use my copics yesterday.
I had the great idea of embossing the images first. LOL
"This will hold the ink in place!"
NOT!
The copics seem to dissolve the embossing. grrrrrrrrr LOL
So.......it was on to plan B
I'll try again today! Wish me Luck!
P.S. I know I can go explore websites/blogs to find out how to use the things, However, I am very stubborn! See you later.
Oh, and stay turned for another interesting announcement coming up in the next day or so.
Good Luck Tomorrow! Feb 21st
Real leaves on this card

Thursday, February 19, 2009

John Lennon....I get by with a little help from my friends

This has me singing The Beatles songs! LOL
I love the Beatles!
Stamps - older Stampin Up set

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

There Are Flowers Growing On My Blog!



Another Magenta Stamp! Painted with Art Quest Mica Watercolor Paint Palettes, purchased from Magenta as well.

Spring is in the air....and so is Candy!

Quick and easy 5 - 10 MINUTE CARDS

Penny Black Butterfly


Tulip Stamp is Magenta

Hero Art Stamps
DON'T FORGET ABOUT THE POSTED BLOG CANDY BELOW!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

BLOG CANDY DRAW



BLOG CANDY DRAW WILL BE DONE ON THIS COMING SATURDAY - FEB 21


GOOD LUCK!

My Grandaughter made this too.


Jazzy made this box for her Mother.
I did the punching for her because her dainty little hands
wouldn't allow her to do it. LOL.
Aside from that, all I did was tell her where to score, measure and cut etc...
She really is crafty for the ripe old age of 7. We had a fun day together.
I just love my Jazzy sooooo much!
Grandchildren are Wonderful!


Misc. Cards

Hero Art stamp
Dollar Bill holder. JudiKins Stamp

Masculine Card.... Sutter Stamps

Monday, February 16, 2009

P.S......

GOOD LUCK TO ALL OF YOU WONDERFUL BLOG PEOPLE!
My Grandaughter has agreed to pick the winner.
Oh, and Jazzy says thank you for the nice comments about her artwork.

Candy Anyone? Feb 21st draw





My Grandaughter Made Me a Card

My 7yr old Grandaughter took some scraps she found laying around in my craft room, put them together and made her Grammy this beautiful card. She is a real Sweetheart. One of my biggest blessings.

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