Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Sunday, December 2, 2012
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Friday, November 16, 2012
The supplies I used:
- Neenah Solar White -120 lb for card base
- 7 Gypsies - Matarro - striped paper
- Stampin Up Top Note die - made from Bo Bunny Back to Basics paper
- Simple Stories - Happy Day -Blue paper with flags and the sentiment
- On the Surface Twine
- Bo Bunny Weekend Market brad
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Hi - I am working on making my cards more interesting - I get carried away and forget my original plan! Or lack of one - too ofter! I am also going to start listing the products used - that is hard!! I like how this card turned out - I am leaning towards muted colors right now - I have phases!
Card base - Neenah Solar White 120 lb
The Chevron and Dots are from the same paper I even used the paper where the name is!- Basic Grey Serenade
There is a barely seen piece of - Basic Grey Urban Couture Tweed
The small circle - EK Success Rebecca Sower Designs Twigs & Twine
Bo Bunny Weekend Market Brads
On the Surface Twine
Him Holtz Distress Ink - Walnut Stain
Memento Rich Cocoa - Sentiment
Sentiment is a dollar stamp set (Michaels)
Stampin Up Kraft paper
I promise I am working on getting better at listing supplies!
Monday, November 12, 2012
And now for my Happy Birthday card:
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Monday, November 5, 2012
Grr! I typed an eloquent description - then pressed the wrong button! Silly hands! The challenge is to create a card using a tool that hasn't been used for awhile. How about NEVER! I discovered this tool - a Circle Scissor - when cleaning out my cabinet last year - read the directions - rare for me! and discovered it was very cool. But I never used it! I also used a newish border punch by Fiskars - which makes wonderful leftovers!
The challenge was to make Valentine's cards. I was tired of Christmas cards - so I decided to change over to the next OWH challenge - due by Dec 31 - Valentine's cards! I have tons of stuff I want to use - so this should be fun! Here are four cards -
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
I went to a Stampin Up workshop on Sunday and made 5 cards - Christmas cards seem to bring out glitter paper - so I had to opt out of the glitter - of course - and isolated a snowflake card with glitter paper. I put that card in a ziploc so I didn't contaminate my cards - AND I checked everything over and over at different angles. The snowflake card remains safely isolated with it's glitter paper! These were fun cards to make and I enjoyed the company!
Thursday, October 18, 2012
I decided to try the 6 x 6 technique posted on Operation Write Home. for the 1st 14 cards I used OWH sketches - and still had A LOT of the 6 x 6 paper left! AND scraps! So I started making my own "creations". My final count is 30 cards! My 30th card is one of scrap strips! I had to clean up my craft room - the disorder really bothered me! So I had to conquer my fear of unmatched patterns next to each other! I should mention 2 things - 1) I noticed a giant smear on one card that I will go back and fix - but there are 3 in the picture; and 2) and I may have mixed up sketch 56 and sketch 115! In conclusion - - - using sketches makes the card making experience more enjoyable for me and I can't stand a huge mess in my crafting space - which is why I often make 1 card at a time.
|sketch 115 (I think!)|
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
I seem to be drawn to this pad of paper I got last year - It has crushed velvet like paper and beautiful stripped and dotted paper. I couldn't cut the paper - at first - but once I did - I couldn't stop making cards with it. I have made 20 cards -using 5 or 6 sheets of paper-12x12. So I still have lots more! the pad also has stickers - which I used! Many don't look like stickers - which is what I loved! This time I decided I wanted stripes and dots for the top and bottom section - and a different pattern to go over where these connect. Then I added "stuff". I really enjoyed the results. I also located the instructions for my Crop a Dile - and used it on two cards to set brads!!!!
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Sometimes when my creativity is at a low to medium level - I look through my paper collection for inspiration - I forgot I had this 12x12 pad of paper with black velvet-y dimensional paper! It got my attention!!!!!! The pad also had matching stickers that were velvet-y also - I made several different cards with the paper - and really really enjoyed the feel of the paper and the resulting cards. I hope whoever receives them loves the feel also. And even better - I still have more paper just like it!
|So many stickers - the oval the swirls and the sentiment!|
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Monday, September 17, 2012
I made this card for the teacher my husband works with - she thought somebody was changing lanes and would hit her on her Vespa - so she hit her brakes hard! She severely injured her elbow and cracked her knee! Life changed permanently in a second! About one year ago I invited her to a Stampin Up workshop and she loved it and became a rep. I hope she enjoys my card!