Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Get Well

Today I spoke with my sister-in-law (briefly) and she is recovering from a major surgery. She goes through so much so I thought I would send her a bright, cheerful looking card to (hopefully) make her smile! I used some patterned paper on yellow cardstock, layered it and used some white sheer ribbon across the center. The 3-d butterfly was stamped on vellum in two shades of green, cut out and layered. I adhered them with some tombo, then a pale green rhinestone brad. I used foam 3-d squares to mount the butterfly and the circle. I punched the heart shape and stamped the words on a circle I cut out. The picture isn't the best indicator of how it looks...I couldn't get a good angle! Feel free to leave your thoughts! Have a great night!

Monday, August 25, 2008

Back to crafting...

It's been such a busy couple of weeks. My full time business has finally started taking off and I can't believe how much I have to get done now! But I had some much needed time off the past couple of days and I decided to get a couple of projects done! First off, last week I did a masculine themed card for a swap...I decided to go with a Poker theme. It's quite plain, but I love the color combo!

The next card is one that I was messing around with that was not working for me when I did it. It was from a stamp club a while back. I hated the card, so I cut the pieces I wanted, and re-adhered them to new cardstock. I love it now!

The next card I am showing here was my birthday card from my best friend in the world, Denise! She did such a beautiful job! My newest love is the Magnolia images and she picked a perfect Tilda image for my taste! I love the colors...it's very country/cozy feeling!

And finally this is a fun/experimental card. The blues aren't quite right, but it's meant for a 5 year-old! Denise's son's birthday was last week, and I wasn't able to make it to the party. And like a true space cadet, I forgot to mail him his card. So I scrapped the birthday card, and made this one to send him to wish him well on his first day of Kindergarten! He's starting to get into Batman so I found a coloring sheet online, printed it, scanned it and resized it to fit on a card. I colored it with colored pencils, then stickled it for pop. I used the collage alphabet from Stampin' Up to make his name, tore the pieces and threw it all together. It's not perfect, but I like it anyway!