Tuesday, February 5, 2013

sangfroid: noun

self-possession or imperturbability especially under strain

February Monthly Challenge with Helmar
♥ a card sketch ♥

Helmars - Liquid Scrapdots
Acid Free Glue
450 Adhesive

So I'm still working on my St. Patrick's Day stash of cards, I need 20 and this card makes #16!! yay, almost there! I'm still wondering if they will sell at the Art Mob, and I question that only because I never send out St. Patrick's Day cards myself, hence the reason I am having to make a mad dash to have them finished by Feb. 15th, that's the day I take down the Valentine cards and put up the St. Patrick's Day cards and the Easter cards. Keeping sanfroid in the face of holiday ambivalence.
Do you know want to know what my 3 favorite things about Liquid Scrapdots is?
You do?
So glad you asked!!
1. It cannot be seen as well as pop dots do, love this, especially on my mixed media wall hangings!
2. You can make the height of dimension as much or as little as you want. You are not restricted to the size of a pop dot....very cool feature!! So on my card, I wanted the jar to have just a slight lift. I squeezed out some LSD and then smooshed ( technical term ) it down to the height I wanted.
also ( although not needed here )
3. You can use LSD on the tiniest, skinniest pieces!!!

Reminisce - shamrock sticker, word sticker ( cut apart )
Really Reasonable Ribbon - twine
Echo Park - pattern paper
Bazzill - solid green
Faber Castell - PITT pens
Ranger - Distress Marker
Traveling Typewriter - font


Another "local flavor" card for the Art MoB, which should put me back up to my inventory level. It's kinda plain, I think I rushed this one, but Tuesday is my deadline each week to go into the store and re-stock. Maybe someone will like plain? lol

entering this in:
PanPastel's UK Challenge 5 - Animals

Faber Castell - PITT Pen
( ok, thinking I could delete all my fonts except for this one and I would be a happy camper...well...maybe keep Petunia Bounce...and Honey Script....forget it, bad idea...keeping them ALL, bwahaaa!)


I'm having a birthday give away to celebrate getting older...ugh!
But it's always more fun if there are presents involved! right?


Unknown said...

A really nice cheery St Patricks card which can also be used as a good luck card any time of the year.

Mary Pat Siehl said...

simply adorable!!

Jean said...

You make the cutest cards!!

Truly Lori said...

I just love your cards! I think St Patty's Day cards should sell...especially one's as cute as yours. I also love the bear card. Very appropriate for the hills of North Carolina, I'm sure:)

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Meggymay said...

Great cards Sandee, love the designs.

Alison Scott said...

The St Patrick' s day card is fab.
I love the bear too.

wwilloww said...

Both cards are cute but I love that little jar of luck!!! I've never sent a St. Paddy's day card either.

Redanne said...

Hi Sandee, love the St Pats day card, it really is beautiful. I don't think the bear is too plain at all - I sure would not want to run into one of them though......Hugs, Anne x

BJ said...

Sketch looked complicated to me but your St Paddy's Day card is super. Thanks for following my A to Z Challenge. Hugs BJ

Craftychris said...

I love both the cards. The St Patrick's day one could just be a good luck card, fabulous! xx

fairy thoughts said...

Cute cards lovely bright colours. I like the bear too. I have driven through NC to Florida (some road trip eh) it was beautiful and we also saw somew lovely bitterflies

Bev Gerard * TexasGrammy said...

Such darling cards!
I'm not a big St. Patrick's day gal, but that card is going to delight someone Irish for sure! Love the little word blocks for the bear, too.

Katie said...

Oh oh oh! I love the mason jar!!

Your local flavor cards are always a favorite of mine :)

Claire said...

Hi there, what fab cards, love that bear with the clever sentiment. Thanks so much for joining us at PanPastel UK this week and good luck in the prize draw
Claire xx

scrappymo! said...

The St Paddy's Day cards are really nice...another hot seller me thinks!

Cheryl Boglioli said...

I always love your cards. So, when is your birthday? Mine is the 13th of March. ;-) PS. Love your shout out about Liquid Scrapdots too.