Wednesday, June 30, 2010
My main photo dictated my color scheme so I chose all warm colors from Graphic45 and Cloud 9. I added vintage music pages, both torn and punched with my Creative Memories square punch. I stamped flowers from Inkadinkado as well to add to my design.
Thanks for stopping by and having a look. I promise a longer post soon. I have some wonderful pictures of items I received from a swap that I will share soon!
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Prickley Pear stamps
3 D glue dots
The next card uses another new stamp set from my card class last week and this one comes from Hero Arts! (You know I love those retro women images!!) I used a mesh from orange packaging for the Glimmer Mist mask in the right corner.
Friday, June 25, 2010
Last night I went to a wonderful card class with my mother in law and Grandmother (who are great card makers!) They, along with my Grandmother's friend Annie and myself, do a monthly card swap. When I got home from card class last night, I decided to whip up the card for our July swap.
It's a rather simple card really, but I enjoyed putting it together! I stamped the images on the book page and I really liked that look. Oh, one of the stamps I used says "Priceless" but it did not photograph well.
My Mind's Eye patterned paper
Vintage book page
Marvy ink pads
Jenni Bowlin vintage photo buttons
Candle wicking yarn
I hope they'll enjoy the card!
This week's warmer temps have meant that our sprinkler has been out a lot. I snapped this pick yesterday of Ella drying off after running in it for awhile.
Have a wonderful weekend!!
Friday, June 18, 2010
Monday, June 14, 2010
I really loved the tranquil colors in the umbrellas, particularly the beige and white one, so I used that color combination for my card.
Thursday, June 10, 2010
The girls wanted to strike a pose on a little bridge!
Both girls are actually in this shot. Debbie was tall enough to be seen over the big fish but Ella is there peeking out on the right side of the fish.
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
I had this butcher block paper (De ja Views) from http://www.peachycheap.com/ for the longest time and I finally used some of it!!! I get this enormous sense of happiness when I use something that I've had for a very long time! Anyway, I loved the mixture of green and magenta for this card and the cling stamp from Hero Arts was just so pretty and I thought it made a good match with the flowers on the background paper.
This card does not have any sentiment stamped on either the outside or inside, so I am not sure what I'll use it for yet! I think it would make a nice thinking of you card. This card was not without it's errors (I'll fill you in on that in a minute), but overall, I am pleased with the look of the card. I can't help but look at these vintage pattern images and smile!
I used Close to My Heart Cream cardstock for the base of this card. I also used close to My Heart papers for this as well. I distressed the edges of the papers with my finger nail (where in the world are my 2 distressing tools when I need them?) and I used my Scotch ATC adhesive gun to apply adhesive (since I wanted to stitch, I did not use my Yes Glue!) Now my sewing machine was acting goofy (I am about 100% sure it was due to operator error) and for some reason, my zig zag stitching that I selected to do got done inside out! My zig zags ended up on the underside of the paper and I was left with this somewhat strage stitching on top, but I am okay with it I think! :) I was too tired to figure out the problem last night! I'll try to tackle that today. I had cut out my vintage pattern girls and place them on top of my layered papers. Finally I put on the layered circles with button and viola! Done!!
The next thing I worked on was finishing my June Fabric inchies for our Sheila Inchie Swap. We needed to use fabric in some way on the inchie and I chose to adhere the fabric to cardstock and use the fabric as a base. The inchie on the left had a really pretty pattern of flowers on it and I used fabric stiffener to adhere the fabric on the cardstock base. Once dry, I inked the edges of the fabric, and sewed (somehow that zig zag stitch came out okay and I did the stitching after I did the one on the card above!!). I stamped the word beautiful on kraft cardstock, inked it, and adhered it with glue. Finally, I glued on a button. Each one of the inchies I did like this one had a different button on them. The inchie on the right is probably my favorite one. I really loved the fabric and the colors of the fabric too. I used fabric stiffener to adhere the fabric on the card stock base. Once dry, I used thread from a frayed fabric scrap I had to make the ties on the inchie. Finally, I added a Prima and a gemstone to the inchie.
Friday, June 4, 2010
Thanks for looking! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
One of our favorite places that we visited this weekend was Joe's Crab Shack!! We enjoyed King Crab legs and just relaxed and had fun!
In the pic below we are wearing our crab bibs!! lol