Sunday, March 31, 2013

My parents wedding photo

I was playing around the other day and created this layout using my parents wedding photo.  I am very pleased with how it turned out!  The hard part will be deciding who gets it - one of my kids or one of my siblings.  Have a fabulous week!

Products used:

  • Tim's Shabby Vintage Paper Stash
  • Various colors of  Distress Ink
  • Want2Scrap pearls
  • Heartfelt Creations' Botanical Floral 1 and 2 Pre-Cuts stamps
  • Spellbinder Rose Creations Shapeabilities die
  • Decorative Chateau Gate die
  • Tulle
  • Miscellaneous light tan, white, black and green cardstock

Friday, March 22, 2013

Tim's Tattered Floral Challenge

A month ago Tim posted his Tattered Floral Challenge.  With just over 3 hours left, I am posting my "project".  It's really not a project, but more of an experiment.  I have a wedding card or two to make so I've been experimenting with different flowers.

I used the large and medium flowers from the tattered floral die to make it.  What do you think?

Have a fabulous weekend.


Saturday, March 16, 2013

Back in November. . .

when the Scrapbook Expo was in Sacramento, I discovered and fell in love with a new to me company - Heartfelt Creations.  I spent a lot of time in their booth trying to decide which stamps and dies I wanted. It was very, very hard to decide.  But to the great joy of my friends, I did finally decide (although I think they were having as much fun as I was! lol)

I made a couple of cards around Thanksgiving . . .

. . . then during the first week of December I got sick . . for over a week, it was NOT fun.    My kids started coming home just past mid-December and continued arriving through the end of December (There are 4 of them plus 2 significant others and 2 grandkids).  The new year started with an unwelcomed guest . . . the flu . . .5 of the 6 still at home plus 1 who had already went back to her home were hit by it.  That was REALLY NOT fun.    

After I was feeling a bit more human I had a Scrapping Sunday.  Class was using some of my mostly unused Heartfelt Creation stamps and dies.  Usually I have samples made so they can see what they are making.  It didn't work out that way in January.  I had a picture (see above) of the poinsetta card, but I wanted a different background.  I did have a sample of the background. . . because one of my daughters had made it when she was visiting and then didn't use it.

For the "door" card, they had to imagine what it looked like finished because all I had was what was in my head and a few loose pieces to show them and explain my idea.  I had started a sample but didn't get it finished until a couple weeks after class because I got the flu AGAIN.  (I am happy to say I am HEALTHY now and I have paid my dues for the next 10 years, so all is good!)





I think they did a fabulous job with their cards!    The others escaped without me getting a picture of their cards.  

Here is the card I finished just in time to give to my husband for Valentines Day:

Hope you are having a fabulous week!


Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Playing along with a couple of challenges

My poor blog has been neglected for awhile.  I started doing a little spring cleaning!  As I was cleaning I realized some of the challenge sites were not active but some were still being used.  After I removed the inactive sites and I checked out the challenges and decided tocreate a card that I use for two of the challenges!

First challenge is the House Mouse and Friend Challenge HMFMC139 which is "wings".  While I adore House Mouse stamps, sadly I don't own any.   I do have 2 Gruffies stamps (bears, imagine that)!  But neither have any "wings".   I decided to use "Hammock Hibernation" and add the wings!

The second challenge is Simon Says by the numbers challenge. 1 bear, 2 flowers, and 3 butterflies!

There is still time to join both challenges and both are offering prizes, so go make something and enter!
To create this card I:
  • stamped the image twice with Memento Tuxedo Black ink
  • used Copics markers (YR02, Y11, Y13, Y18, G12, G14, G17, G46, G82, B21,E40, E42, E44, E47, and colorless blending solution) to color the first image completely and just the sunflowers (including stems and leaves) on the second image
  • fussy cut the sunflowers on the second image
  • attached the lower part of the stems directly to the complete image and popped the upper leaves and sunflowers with some foam tape
  • printed the sentiment with MS Word using Calbri font
  • mounted sentiment & image on dark blue mat
  • stamped inside of card using a stamp from Tim Holtz' "Words for Thoughts" set
  • added a butterfly inside
  • mounted image/mat on white card
  • added butterflies (folded the butterfly on the nose in the attempt to make it look like it is just taking off, lol)
Thanks for stopping by!  Oh, if you have a favorite challenge site, please leave a link to it in the comment section!  Thanks!  Have a great day!