Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Cut Cardstock!

I'm so excited!
Today, I have projects featured on the Cut Cardstock blog!!
I had so much fun playing with their awesome cards and cardstock.  The quality is fantastic, and the colors and finishes are fantastic, and the weight is fantastic...

This Thinking of You card is made with their 6.25 x 6.25 inch SQUARE Petal Card Invitations in Aqua:







This Sweet Baby card is made with their  Gumdrop Green 5 x 7 Gatefold:



  If you get a chance, be sure to check them out!!
They even have an Invitation Sale going on right now with their awesome pre-cut cards!

I made a couple of layouts, too, so I'll be sure to post them when they're featured.
Thank you for sharing my fun with me!!

Monday, November 16, 2009

a page(s) for all seasons

I was playing around with these prints of Ellie that I edited on Picnik with two different effects.  I love the round of her cheek there - do you see it?  So precious!!

This first one uses Becky Fleck's current sketch for her A Page For All Seasons contest.  It's an awesome sketch for such a strong photo.  Not much explanation necessary (except for gushing over Gina K's Pure Luxury cardstock, but you've heard that all before!).


This second one was a total labor of love!  I started out going with the simplicity of the Hambly Wings paper and overlay to go with the whimsical feel of the photo..... and then it all went high-maintenance from there!!  LOL!

I wanted to sew on the transparent butterflies like I usually do, but I didn't have the exact floss color that I wanted... so it seemed easy enough to sew them on using this sweet lace ribbon trim.  Totally NOT easy!  The ribbon edges did not like going through the needle hole, but I stuck with it anyway.

 And then I decided that each butterfly on the overlay needed a little bling.  I don't know why, but it seemed like a good idea at the time.  So my fingers are still calloused from squeezing the tweezers so tight to place the teeny-tiny rhinestones just right!!  But I do love how it turned out.  And, even if I'm the only one who truly appreciates the time and energy that went into it, it's still worth it.

I hope you enjoy them, too.  I could apologize for days about the flat, gray photos of the projects, but I've given up waiting for any good sunshine lighting!  So, you really need to use your imagination to see the energy of the pages :)  (And don't forget that you can always click on the images to see them better.  Thanks for checking them out!)

*get well wishes*

I just realized that I totally missed the 15th yesterday!!  This was the first month in the last seven that I wasn't biting my nails over the reveal of the DD gallery at Splitcoast!  If you get a chance, be sure to check out this month's Fan Club gallery because it is a great one.  Congratulations to the newest designers!

And now, for old time's sake (*wink*), here are a set of projects from my June gallery.  One of the DD challenges each month is to do a Less is Less, More is More kinda-thing.  So, here are two shaped cards that have already found a new home :)

Less Version:

my write-up from my gallery:

Aren't these little gals just the sweetest?
Their homes are made using sheets from a Love, Elsie house-shaped mini-album and some wonderful Daisy D's papers (I'm really going to miss their papers!).

The less version is simply stitched and trimmed.
The more version is distressed and inked, layered a bit more, and glittered, too :)

and the More Version:

Supply list:
Stamps: Inka Stamps (Erika and Sally)
Paper: Love, Elsie house shaped cs from mini-album; Daisy D’s florals and printed pp
Ink: Colorbox Dark Brown chalk ink; Stampin’ Up! Chocolate Chip classic ink
Accessories: 7Gypsies flashcards; Maya Road and misc. trims; Ranger Distress Stickles (Walnut Stain) and Ice Stickles (Crystal Ice)

I hope you all have a great week!!

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