Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Sunday, June 27, 2010
This is a photo of my handsome grandson, Allen. It's very difficult to get a smile from Allen. He loves to laugh and smiles a lot...just not when I get my camera out! LOL!
The papers I used are Bella Blvd - Man of the House Collection. I love the argyle print...just very "boyish" to me. I added some rust and blue cardstock to finish it off. The scalloped edge is cut with "cloud" scissors from Ek Success. Life is good is a rubon that I placed on a circle punched with a 1" circle punch. The frog embellie is just one I found in my stash...no idea who makes that. The other circles were punched with a circle punch. I added a little journaling block. All papers and the photo are matted with a dark brown in order to make the patterned paper pop.
Here's the sketch:
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Until next time....
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Here's the card I created. I used a soft pink cardstock base. The sentiment is stamped on a Nestabilities Labels 11 die cut. I inked the edges of the patterned paper with a soft brown. The scalloped edge is a Martha Stewart punch. I added a piece of lace, a few pearls, and a pink and brown flower layered with a pearl center. I love the finished card! I think it turned out a bit feminine, so I'll have to think of someone special to send it to.
This second card is something new I was trying. I found a great tutorial at Splitcoast Stampers and it was super easy to follow. The first photo is with the card closed...and the second photo is with the card opened.
I used a combination of papers...some Cosmo Cricket - Mr. Campy, the red is My Mind's Eye, and then added some gold cardstock. The image is from PTI, stamped on white cardstock, and colored with Copic markers. You can't really see it here, but I covered the vase with some glossy accents. It gives it a nice finish.
Friday, June 18, 2010
Having decided that I really didn't "Love" the way the first two came out, I decided to try something TOTALLY different! This was done with some pink Bazzill textured cardstock...but I find it almost impossible to stamp on the texture, so I used the smooth side. I rounded the corners with my handy-dandy Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper. The flourish had some big dots at the ends of each swirl....so trying to dress it up...and thereby losing my "one-layered" look...I decided to add a few purple bling...I do love my bling! The butterflies were another afterthought...but I kinda like the balance of them. The "Thinking of You" sentiment is from a CTMH stamp set I've had forever.
I'm not so sure I adhered to the rules on this one...but I did give it the good ol' college try!
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Sunday, June 13, 2010
I used a white background with touches of orange (a color I rarely use). The border is the loopy punch by Martha Stewart. Large circle was cut with the EK Success Circle Cutter. I inked the edges of the patterned paper with some orange ink to make it stand out from the white background.
And here's the sketch...
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Friday, June 11, 2010
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
I cut the star from white cardstock, then used the negative image for my mask on this card. The sentiment is PTI, and the butterfly...well, I'm not sure who makes it.
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Friday, June 4, 2010
As you can see, I'm ready for Father's Day a little ahead of time (whew!). I usually wait until the last minute, so needless to say, I'm pretty pleased with myself for getting it done early!
Hope you have a great weekend...Until next time...