Thursday, September 24, 2009
Light pink was the base of the card, the cutting system from Creative Memories was used to make the window in the card with the oval. It was necessary to cut the smaller oval in the front of the card first using hot pink. The next oval was white cut a little larger and then the final oval out of chocolate chip.
The first card the angel was stamped on the inside of the card on pink, but this just didn't show off the stamp. Wanted the stamp to be a little bighter so the angel was stamped on the oval that was left when cutting out the mat. Colored pencils were used to color in the stamp which is from Inkadinkado. Purchased this stamp at Michaels, they have expanded their selection of clear stamps.
Used chocolate chip ink from Stampin Up for the design. Felt that the card wasn't quite complete so the hot pink ribbon was added and also the punched flowers in hot pink. This punch is also from Creative Memories.
Time for me to head off to work, it is my Monday. Have a crafty day.
P. S. My sister had started to blog, check out some of her work here.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Thanks Kaylene for making such a perfect gift, know that Gigi is going to flip.
Of course it was necessary for me to make a birthday card, had a pink envelope and that is where the inspiration came from for this card. Used some patterned paper from Lasting Impressions and then the classic scalloped circles and ovals from Spellbinder. Would have never thought to put circles and ovals on the same card, I was always taught not to mix strips and plaids when growing up, so that is just the way my mind thinks. Years ago we would have never thought to mix patterns, in our clothing, but it is so excepted now that it is the norm, now I am telling my age.
Friday, September 11, 2009
Hope you can see the detail, but don't know, sorry for the lousy photo, that will have be my next learning experience, how to take better photos.
Think I am going to have to try and master the basics in cards, once again. When I first started scrapbooking everything was about making a beautiful page and I would spend hours making it perfect and forget that the focus should be on the pictures and memories, not all the extras, will be re-evaluating my thinking on cards.
Have a special card that will be posted tomorrow, it is for one of the ladies at work. Will also show you the beaded watch my daughter made as a gift.
Have a great crafty day.
Thursday, September 3, 2009
The first card is using western paper, so denim seemed to be the perfect match, but what could be added? Why not a cowboy hat from another western print, the only sentiment that seemed to fit the bill was "Howdy" which once again was computer generated, hence this was the result.
Had quite an assortment of western paper so I did make a few more cards to use the paper, thus having less scraps in my stash. The other cards don't have three patterned papers, but it was fun to try and use what was on hand.
Had some other papers that were pink and this is my second card for the challenge. In my quest for inspiration, happened to land on Rubbernecker Stamps challenge for Wednesday which was "Cut It Out". Found this stamp that I have had for years, it had writing around the edge which I didn't want to use, thus I cut out the image and added it to my card. The lady on the stamp seems to be thinking of someone that is far away. Coloring in the stamp was done with colored pencils.
Well, it is time to get ready for work. Hope everyone has a crafty day.