Friday, January 27, 2012

CAS-ual Friday CFC 37

Simply said this was fun and easy to do. I found a pre-imbossed card in a light grey tone. I cut a piece of black and white striped DCWV paper horizontally. Using my Cricut I cut out this cute balloon with stars and centered in it the frame. Placed a Birthday wish and 3 pearls and it was done. I love going through all my scrappy stash. I hope you like it too.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Made Especially for you Challenge: Friendship Card

For this card I used a lavender theme. I really like how it turned out. The back ground paper is from my DCWV floral paper stack trimmed out with Black picture corners. The center is cut from my Sizzix Frame Back Die, Ornate #3. On top of that I cut an oval with my Creative memories oval cutter.
The flower was made by putting two silk flowerettes from my Recollections Handmade Floral Embellishments with a Lavender brad in the center.
The center is made from two layered oval, one from the contrasting lavendar from the front and then a plain white over top.
Using my Cricut and "Beyond Birthdays" cartridge I cut out the "My Friend", The sentiment below it reads "Listen to what you Heart is saying. I tried to get a close up of that but it just turned out really blurry. Sorry. But over all I really love this card. Please stop by again.

Friday, January 20, 2012

PSC15: Birthday Embossing Resist

This is my first attempt at doing the  Embossing Resist technique. It took me a couple of times to master the ink blending but I love how the card turned out. Background is from my DCWV Floral stack. I took a piece of old white lace that I had and placed 3 white pearls in the corner to blend with the white Birthday sentiment.
Using my Sizzix and Tim Holtz floral dies, I layered several colors together to make this beautiful little flowerette with a pink ribbon and topped with a blue button to put alittle pop in the corner.
For the Birthday sentiment I used white Bazzill to stamp my sentiment on using white embossing powder. My colors are from my Paintbox Ultimate Inkpad. Once I got the background blended I used the same ink pad with my Dots pansy stamp to make my background design using the darker colors on the pad.
For the inside, I used the same floral paper from the front with a white square trimmed with my Victorian Fishars Paper edgers and added 3 little pearls to finish it off. I hope you like my take on this challenge.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Three Ribbon Challenge: Made Especially For You weekly card challenge

For this challenge I started with a Red Bazzell card and placed a piece of white Bazzell that I ran through my BigKicks machine in a Polka Dot pouch. Then I found a package of old playing cards and framed the Ace of Hearts with my red Bazzell paper, rounding out the corners to match the card.
Using my Beyond Birthdays Cricut card, I cut out the love emblem. I had placed a strip of red heart ribbon along the side.
Using my Sizzix again, I cut the floweret from red and white Bazzell, running the white through the Polka dot embossing pouch. Onto that I placed a red ribbon rosette with red and white streamers.
To finish it off I place a piece of white paper with rounded corners on the inside and this simple heart.
I hope you like what I've done. Please stop by again.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Machine Texture: Made Especially for you card challenge

This my first challenge and I'm a bit nervous about it, but here goes. To make the texture for my card I used my paper crimper. I really like this little tool. I use it for alot of things even crimping letters. So today I just crimped a piece of light weight brown cardboard for my back ground.
 I made a Tim Holts pinwheel flower to place in the corner to give it some depth 
 with  the butterfly. 
 I found a little picket fencing in my stash of favorites that really set the scene for this card and behind that I place 3 felted flowers  to complete it.
For the inside I placed a small stripe of the crimped paper and another felt flower to  set off the Happy Birthday sentiment. This was a fun one for me.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

January Calendar Page

About a year ago, my sister, our friend Tammy and I started making monthly calendar pages for each other. We split the year up and each took 4 months to do. So January is my month and I finally got started on my project. This is not glued down since I am still in the design stages of making this but wanted to share what was done. I'd love to know what you think.

I found this really cool winter paper from my DCWV Christmas paper and just loved it. Then I took an old calendar and cut out the numbers and typed the word January on my computer, printed it and punched out several snowflakes scattered around. I think it depicks what January is all about.

I design for