Mom, I'm so lucky to have you!

>> Friday, March 5, 2010

Today is the 3rd day of sneak peeks from Paper Makeup Stamps.

This is set of stamps is very personal and very meaningful to me.
When taking with Diem (illustrator of the Beautiful Day Fairy line) about having some "on the farm" fairies, she has some fantastic ideas and these 3 fairies came about.
I wanted to name these fairies after the best farmers i know, My Grandpa Wayne, My mom and my Aunt Nell. You can view all of the fairies today over on the PMS blog.

For my card today I used Carma, the fairy i named after my mom.
My mom is AWESOME! Truly, she is! (sorry mom, you may need to grab the tissues, i know you) My mom is truly my very best friend. She knows me better than anyone else. She's the first person i call when i'm upset. The first person i call with good news. Sure i tell my husband all these things, but I call my mom first. She has never ever not been 110% supportive of something that I want to do. When i wanted to move across the country to Los Angeles, she helped me drive the truck. When I called her and told her I was pregnant (unexpectedly) she assured me everything would be ok. When I told her we would be moving across the country to South Carolina i think she did a happy dance that i'd be closer, and she made the flight with me and my 2 week old baby. This is my mom. There for me thru anything. She is my best friend and i am LUCKY!

Here is my card....

I also used a sentiment (that wasnt peeked yesterday) from the Lucky Me Sentiment Set also being released on the 7th. This sentiment is just perfect for this card for my mama! Because i do just feel so lucky to have her in my life!

Here is a close up shot of the image. I have also been playing quite a bit with the One Sheet Wonder cardstock by Couture Cardstock. Blending with copics on it is much different than on the Neenah paper I usually use. I dont know that I would say it's better or that it's worse, just different. The colors dont blend within the fibers of the paper because something about the paper doesnt soak in the ink. So it's a little more like you are blending on the surface. You get absolutely zero bleed thru, as in you flip it over and there is nothing on the other side, not that it would matter when you have layers on your card. I will say that solid image stamps stamp out like a dream on this cardstock!
I did use the copic airbrush on my image as well (after it was colored for the record). Since the patterned paper had that more rustic appeal, i thought my image looked too white and crisp so i dinged it up a bit with the airbrush and an E40 marker.

Moving on to the sentiment...
I love this sentiment. It's actually the only wordart that i put together myself this month. The rest of it was all arranged by the ever fabulous, Shaela Odd.

This was a very random shot i took. not even sure why. I think i was trying to show off one of my new nesities (the big scallop rectangle) but the one i used it actually 1 size too small for the image so that just the edges of the scallop peek out. It just just a subtle bump up that you barely notice. I kinda like it. :)

So thats my card! PMS is having 2 giveaways of the release this week. 1 is from comments collected from the PMS blog and the other is comments collected from the design team members blogs. You can see a list of all the design team members in my sidebar and also get links to them daily off of the PMS blog.

Dont forget i have 2 giveaways going on right now as well! Check out THIS POST for the Sure Cuts A Lot giveaway (i mean thats kinda huge, it's a $70 program being donated by and then a fun little PMS stamp or gift certificate giveaway on THIS POST

Thanks everyone... and GOOD LUCK! :)

Stamps: Paper Makeup Stamps March Release, being released march 7th at 8pm
Carma Fairy
Lucky Me Sentiment Set

Coloring with Copics
Hair: E33, E37
Skin: E00, E21, E000
Shirt: Y21, YR23, custom color "Y20"
Shorts: B91, B93, B97, B99
Chicks: R08, R27; BG72, BG75; BG93, BG97

Patterned Paper by Cosmo Cricket, Earth Love collection
Cardstock: Marcos Paper (Brown Bag Cover Paper); Stampin Up (Kiwi Kiss); Cardstock Couture (One Sheet Wonder, white)

Tools and Accessories:
Spellbinders: Classic Rectangles Small, Big Scallop Rectangles Large
Brads by The Paper Studio
Copic Airbrush and E40 Marker
Distress Ink (all edges) in vintage photo


Julye Friday, March 05, 2010  

Love how different the birds look when coloured in different colours thanks for sharing Julye

Tracey Friday, March 05, 2010  

I know just what you are saying Katie. My Momma is my best friend too! What an adorable fairy and such a fantastic tribute to your Mom. Love your card and that sentiment truly is perfect!! xx

Anonymous,  Friday, March 05, 2010  

I am so proud of my lovely daughter! I am, indeed, a very lucky mama.


Heather Friday, March 05, 2010  

This is adorable. I love the sentiment.

Dawn Mercedes Friday, March 05, 2010  

Fun to see that paper as a back drop too? Does Diem stamp with her images? I'd love to see what she does.

Michele Gross Friday, March 05, 2010  

I can't believe you held out on us!! I love the double sneak :) Carma is delicious-love her and the sentiment is sooooo sweet-love that too :)

Ginny Friday, March 05, 2010  

Love how you matched the chicks in the stamp to the ones on the paper. Really cute.

Michelle VP Friday, March 05, 2010  

What a sweet tribute to your Mom. :)

Tina Friday, March 05, 2010  

As always, amazing coloring. I love all the new fairies, they are just so sweet.

Anonymous,  Friday, March 05, 2010  

FABULOUS card Katie...and your story was so sweet :)

Lisa M. (aka. Lisabee) Friday, March 05, 2010  

Awhhh, such sweet things to say about your mommy! Love your card and your coloring of the birds was very creative! Love the multi colors and you just did such a sweet job on this card!

Good Kardma by Jules Friday, March 05, 2010  

What a great tribute to your mom! Lovely card and I love that sentiment, too.

Jenn Friday, March 05, 2010  

Love that sentiment! sweet card

Canda Friday, March 05, 2010  

This is such a cute stamp. Great coloring!

Rene Friday, March 05, 2010  

How cute is Carma,I love the bird paper.
Rene from OZ xo

Lindsy Friday, March 05, 2010  

Darling card ~ I love this fairy =) And yes, you are a lucky girl! Your mom sounds like one in a million!

Danni Friday, March 05, 2010  

What a wonderful post!! and a cute card!

Shaela Friday, March 05, 2010  

I am so glad you have such a wonderful, supportive mom and friend :)

Tracey Cuccia Saturday, March 06, 2010  

This is adorable Katie -- and that sentiment??? how cool is that?? I feel the same way about my Mom -- she's awesome, and I'm SO lucky to have her :).

Ciacchina Saturday, March 06, 2010  

molto carina e simpatica!

Lisa Kind Saturday, March 06, 2010  

What a nice post about your mom! This is so pretty and I just love your coloring! Great card and great sentiment!

Stampin_melissa Saturday, March 06, 2010  

Wonderful card Katie, love the warm colors!

Ashley Nguyen Newell Sunday, March 07, 2010  

Oh Katie! You hug my heart! I love this post! I heart you and I am so glad you have such a wonderful mom who raised you to be such an amazing woman!

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