Hi everyone! I must apologize for the quality of this picture, my photoshop elements decided to stop working...so until I upgrade to the newest version my pics will be a little dark :(
I finally gave in and purchased this set from Gina K...I have been admiring it for quite awhile and doing my best to talk myself out of needing it until I saw this card on Hands, Head and Heart. I have made several little tee's lately, but this is the first one I turned into a card. For those of you who don't know Eeyore is my favorite character and I couldn't resist turning him into a cute shirt. I stamped the shirt in Pink Pirouette first then rocked & rolled it in Pretty in Pink to get some great shading on the sleeves and bottom of the shirt. I added the pink bling in the corners to help dress it up a little. I have a feeling this will be one of my new favorite non-Stampin' Up! sets.
Sunday, August 17, 2008
This first one is a small scalloped note card that is about 3 x 3. I made it using my largest scallop circle nestie...I then used smaller circle nesties to make the layers. I used my brayer to dye my white taffeta ribbon Groovy Guava, but was not patient enough to let it dry conpletely before I added it to my card, so there is a little staining :( I got the idea for this card from Andrea Walford, if you have not checked out her blog you really should!!
The next card I have is this cute little gift card holder. For some reason the color got a little distorted, the base is Chocolate Chip, not Basic Gray...I will sorely miss the Berry Bliss DS paper as well as the Purely Pomegranate double stitched ribbon. If anyone is interested I will post the instructions for this holder in another post, it is so very easy to make.
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Hi everyone...I can't believe how long it has been since I posted anything fun or creative on here...
One of my friends from work wanted to have a camp last week that incorporated the mini book and some fun cards so these are the cards I came up with.
For the first card I wanted to use some of the new colors and stamp sets we were able to pre-order, so I went with this soft design. I so love how this card came out, we did the cracked glass technique on the main image. This card is a little vintage looking, a little romantic looking and a lot of ME!! I'm so loving these new in colors...every year I fall in love with the colors then get distressed that nothing will be able to replace those colors...first it was Marigold Morning / True Thyme, then it was Purely Pomegranate / Wild Wasabi and now it is Riding Hood Red / Pink Pirouette...
For the second card we did a faux metal technique that is ultra easy to do and gives such a nice "WOW" factor...This is so out of my normal zone, but it was so fun to do!! I asked Kat to help me pick out some colors that would go with my silver medallion, so we came up with Taken with Teal, Tempting Turquoise, Certain Celery and Barely Banana. I really like how the colors we picked work together with this card, and the small details like the paper piercing really help balance the card and add a little more interest to it. Of course I had to pull one of my favorite sets into this card, True Friend, I felt the large flower would make such a striking center piece and in real life it is just lovely!!
For the final card I wanted something quick and easy since the other projects were a little time consuming...so I went with the creamcicle card...I know it is far from new, but it was new to me and so quick and easy to do...it is hard to see in this picture but there is a white layer in the card that is punched a little shorter than the cover, so all the layers show and look like a bite has been taken from the frozen treat...these would be so easy to do with scratch-n-sniff...
I hope to have some more fun projects to share with you soon!!
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Hi everyone...I didn't realize it had been so long since I posted last...The kids and I finished 2 more puzzles then took a break...so only one left to put together.
The first one is the penguins we did for Danny, this was one of the hardest ones to complete due to the colors were all very close...
Sorry for the reflection, I was just having the hardest time taking a nice picture with this one...
Here is the Jaguar puzzle that is now hanging in my bedroom...I'm just loving the colors in this one!! I think it took about 7 hours to put this puzzle together.