Saturday, February 28, 2009
Friday, February 27, 2009
Thursday, February 26, 2009
I actually made 2 cards one for our cats who will be celebrating their 1st birthdays next month and one for our cats that we left with my MIL. They have been with her over 5 years now so I guess they are not ours any more but I still like to send them a card on their birthday cause I miss them. The one pictured is for my MIL.
The latest craze I have noticed at the moment is to decorate the inside of the card a little also. I thought I would give this a try but I chose to keep it simple and not get carried away seen as the rest of the card was pretty minimal also.
Cardstock, ink and ribbon are Red Riding Hood. I used my top note die for the first time. The paw print is from TAC and the sentiment from SU.
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Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Also I usually make my cards in multiples so it was not so much the task of finishing one card but on this occasion 4. I usually make either 2, 4, 6, or 8 depending on upcoming events that match the theme of the card I am making. This time I was making Get Well cards and I thought it might come in handy to have a few spares on hand.
Cardstock is Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive and Summer Sun. Both images are from Whiff Of Joy stamps. Both Willow and her chair were watercolored. She has been cut out and mounted on dimensionals. Sentiment is Stampin Up. DP is from Imaginisce, double sided, I used both sides to give the effect of wallpaper behind her. I just love this paper. Flowers are punches with gold brads.
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Friday, February 13, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Cardstock colors are Green Galore and Brocade Blue. I think the ribbons are too.
The image is Whimsy Frog from Whimsy Stamps
Sentiment is from SU Unfrogettable
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Monday, February 9, 2009
Alison Acton is such a talented illustrator. Charlotte and Charlie are my favorite.
Release date is February 14th. Katharina has the whole set up for grabs on her blog.
You can pop on over to the store from the button on my side bar or if you want to take a look at Katharina's Blog you can find it here. http://katharina1704.blogspot.com/
She and her talented design team are going to be showing sneak peaks all this week. I can't wait.
Here is a pick from Katharina that shows Jester Charlie isn't he the cutest.
Saturday, February 7, 2009
Friday, February 6, 2009
Speaking of celebrations Kimmie http://kraftinkimmieskorner.blogspot.com/ is celebrating all week long. It is her birthday, her 2nd blogaversary and she has hit 300,000 visitors. Each day this week she has been having a daily challenge. Every day has a different prize and sponsor. Each challenge lasts a week from the day it starts and every time you enter your name goes towards a grand prize draw at the end of next week. This card actually fits her challenge for Wednesday which was to have pink on your card and a button.
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Speaking of punches you just have to look at this http://stampwithheather.typepad.com/stamp_with_heather/2009/01/monkey-around.html I just have to make one of these, aren't they the cutest thing you have ever seen.
Anyway back to the card. I spotted a challenge on one of the blogs I visit http://tracyshappyplace.blogspot.com/. To help get a head start on Christmas cards. I thought this was an awesome idea. I missed the challenge deadline - Something I do frequently but I did finish them and she is going to have one every month. The next one will be posted February 15th if you feel up to the challenge. Hopefully I can make the next one in time. So here are my finished Christmas cards. I actually made 6 but only had to show 5 in the photo to meet the challenge.
All the cards I have seen like this in the past have all shown 2 stars layered and it made me think. What on earth am I going to do with all the punched out tags. You know the middle piece that doesn't get used for the star. Well in order to make my cardstock and vellum go further I had the brain wave of using them to make a smaller star. Here's what I did step by step more or less.
I put 4 of the tags together and taped them so they would not come apart. Your best doing this on the reverse side. My Silver cardstock was the same on both sides so it didn't matter. I did this twice.
I put the second set on top of the first as shown in the above photo. I used my glue snail to glue them both together. I then cut out the middle of the tags just the same as the original instructions told me to do for the vellum star.
The other good thing about doing this is that the pieces you cut off can also be used again as photo corners. Can you tell I hate to waste. LOL. Once you have finished you are left with a star as shown below.
Which fits perfectly behind your vellum star.
*Cardstock used: Whisper White, Silver from Archiver's and Awesome shiny swirly blue from my friend Sonya.
*Swirl and sentiment were Embossed. One in silver, one in white.
*Vellum is Disney Pixie Dust Vellum
*Swirl from TAC set Holly Swirls
*Sentiment from SU set Snow Swirled
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**Added After Posting. - I just noticed on tracy's blog where it said to use ribbon for the challenge. I had fully intended too but when I got the stars finished and the card was starting to come together I just couldn't figure where to put ribbon. Probably just as well I missed the deadline. LOL
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
I wanted to put a curtain up in the little window over the downstairs shower. The sun comes through there with a vengeance and the room gets pretty hot. I bought a single panel curtain from either Target or Walmart. Can't remember which off hand but it was too long for where I wanted it. The plan was to cut off the excess and re-hem it. However my machine kept eating the thread. I had this problem before but can't remember what I did to solve it and my sewing mentor is now in California so Paul offered to have a look for me.
Before (Picture off packet)