Friday, May 22, 2009

I heart you

Happy Friday Everyone!
I was able to spend a little time creating yesterday and came up with this cute card. I just got the new Maybelle Ro "Dear Friend" stamp set featured in Serendipity and couldn't wait to play with the adorable images. For this card I used a white card base. I've been drawn lately to the vibrant colors of Miss Moxie paper so I used the green from that collection for the background on my base. I also used the red pattern paper to paper piece the heart ballons on the image. I colored this darling sweetie with prisma colored pencils blended with goo gone( yes I know.. there she goes again with the goo gone- I just love the affect!) I did a little paper piercing around the colored image and used my edge distresser to rough up the edges. I placed my colored image on two scallopped squares that I punched out and stack to make a rectangle. I punched holes in the scallops for more punch. I stamped my sentiment on a small oval and added ribbons and buttons. For the final touch I cut two small ovals in half, punched a hole in the end and attached them to the front. I thought the card needed a little more red. What do you think?

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Reece Scrapbook page

For national scrapbook day I was asked to post a project over at paperwings. I shared this layout which was one I did for the monthly contest for TAC ( didn't win though). I had fun with the flower punches and the stamping. The Reece paper was perfect- not to girly-just right to allow the photo to shine. ( That's my beautiful baby girl!) I'll add the specifics another day- just wanted to share since I haven't posted in so long! Hope you like it and it inspires you to use your stamps in your scrapbook layouts!!

quick Birthday card

Hi Everyone,
Thank you for your good wishes and kind thoughts during our car crisis. We are doing better- just about have the flooded car dried out and back together and still driving the totalled van until we get a replacement.. life sure throws you curveballs from time to time but we get through! I was asked by a friend to head up a project to make birthday cards for a hospice down in Houston that likes to give home made cards to their dying patients. I've been busily working on cards ever since. I have 70 cards put together- raided my stash and revamped several older creations to give them the birthday spirit. I wanted to share a quick one I put together this evening. It is simpler than I usually do but I like the outcome- the staples add great texture to it and go along with the ribbon which is a silvery metallic ( that didn't quite show up well in the scan). A little paper peicing, a kalediacolor pad and your all set. I hope to share more with you as I can-life is crazy busy right now! Thanks for your patience and again thanks for all the good wishes...

Sunday, May 3, 2009

I'll be back

Hi Everyone,
Just a quick note- life has been super busy. My daughter is home for the summer from college and I am starting to work part time at the scrapbook store I teach at. We had our car flooded in a flash flood and the very next day I was rear ended in our other car- jeepers!! LOL Needless to say I haven't had much time to create but I am hoping to get back in my scraproom soon. Please stay tuned.. I hope to have some new creations ready for you this week. All my best to each of you!