Friday, October 29, 2010

Get Well

This was the first card that I was happy about in a very long time.  I think I had lost my creative mojo with all that has been going on.  I am still on some pretty strong pain meds while I am typing this post ( I made the card awhile back and had my son take the picture this morning) so if I make any errors I can blame them on that ;-).  As I sit here in my recliner looking across my bedroom at my work area (I cannot wait to get enough energy to get over there!) I see a pattern.  I have used the same color scheme in all of the cards that I have made the 2 weeks I had between my surgeries.  I love the Blueberry Crisp DSP and the colors that it comes in are great!

For the background on the Top Note Die I cut the paper in strips and glued them on a piece of scrap paper. I then ran it through the Big Shot and trimmed off the outer edge.  I then mounted it on the Crumb Cake and ran it through the Big Shot again with the Vintage Wallpaper Impression folder. I sponged Crumb cake across the top. The Pacific Point card base was stamped in Crumb Cake with the Sanded Background.  I sponged the edges of everything with Crumb Cake.  I am also addicted to the pearls and someone has to stop me from adding them to every card I make :).

Card Details:
Stamps: Aviary, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Sanded Background
Paper: Pacific Point, Crumb Cake, Blueberry Crisp DSP, Very Vanilla
Ink: Early Espresso, Pacific Point,
Accessories: Big Shot, Top Note Die, Corner Rounder Punch, Vintage Wallpaper Impression Folder, Victoria Crochet Trim Ribbon, Wide Oval Punch, Decorative Label Punch, Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch, Basic Pearls


Thursday, October 14, 2010

Aviary Thank you

So I figured that I would try to get a card made before my surgery. I got one done and some parts for another couple started that I hope to get together and finished yet this week.  I love this set in the catalog but it has so many options that I want to do that I just could not figure out where to start.  So I kept it pretty simple.  I stamped the cage leg and used dimensionals to pop up the cut out cage.  I love, love, love the new decorative label punch from the mini and I know I will get my money's worth out of it.  I am going to need quite a few thank you cards in the next month.  I sponged across the card from with a bit Early Espresso Ink.

Card Details:
Stamps: Aviary, Because I Care (Hostess level 1)
Paper: Marina Mist, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla
Ink: Early Espresso, Marina Mist
Accessories:  Decorative Label Punch, Early Espresso Ribbon, Big Shot, Finial Press Impression Folder, Scallop Trim Border Punch, 1/8"  Early Espresso Taffeta Ribbon


Friday, October 08, 2010

Balloon Owls

My daughter has a birthday party to go to tomorrow so I had to get a card made.  This one took me most of the week because my spare time is so sparse right now. When I saw this one on Splitcoast I know it was the one I wanted to do.  She asked if I could add a few balloons so that is just what I did ;)  I tore a piece of scratch paper and used my Whisper White Craft ink to create the clouds in the background.

The balloons are made with the 3/4" circle punch and a trimmed corner.  The hats I just free hand cut and she wanted some rhinestones added because all 9 yr old gilrs need lots of bling.

I chose not to cut the card but to just add legs for the pop up.  The hardest part was tying all of the thread to the balloons.

Stamps: Tiny Tags, Woodgrain Background, Heard from the Heart, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Marina Mist, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Not Quite Navy, Pear Pizazz, Cajun Craze, Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink: Early Espresso, Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Not Quite Navy, Lots of sponging with the matching colors
Accessories:  3/4" Circle Punch, Owl Punch, Bird Punch-Leaves, Wide Oval Punch, Jewelry Tag Punch

I am headed in for my first surgery on Monday so it may be a while before I can post again (unless I steal some time this weekend :)   )  Enjoy the beautiful fall weather and colors!

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