Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Fall Fun Cas-ual Fridays

I'm entering my Happy Thanksgiving card in the CAS-ual Fridays Fall Fun challenge this week.

 The sentiment is from Hero Arts Celebrate Everyday, and the colours used are from the Hero Arts Colour Challenge for September. The tree and leaf is Paper Smooches - Summer Groves. I changed the summer tree into a fall tree with patterned paper from Bo Bunny (Garden Girl). I cut out the different sections of the tree in various colours/patterns and added dimensional foam to the back (differing heights of foam from middle to bottom.)

Not sure if I like the extra leaf at the bottom - maybe a bit too big - but I thought it looked too plain without it.
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Friday, September 14, 2012

Happy Birthday...

My youngest is turning 14 on Tuesday! It's hard to believe that she already in grade 10. Where does the time go? I'm not sure what we're getting her for her birthday, but I did manage to make a card for her.
When I sat down to make one, I wasn't sure what it was going to look like. Then I received an email (on my ipod) from iSpy Sketches, and thought the sketch might be a good way to get started. I made a shaker card with the adorable (and favourite of mine) PB 'mimi the mermaid' stamp.

I took the picture at an angle due to the reflection in the plastic cardstock window. I used some small beads, but a few of them are still a little big (and got stuck at the end of her hair.)
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Wednesday, September 05, 2012

New Stamps

When my daughter came back from visiting her boyfriend (in May), she brought me home an adorable stamp set by Sandylion. Other than playing around with the stamps, I had never made a card with them. So, for my brother's birthday, I chose the robot from the stamp set. He works in electronics and robotics, so I thought this was a cute choice for him. :) I stamped and coloured the robot and cut him out. I popped him up with some dimensional foam and stood him on the 'h' for 'happy'. The sentiment is from Lawn Fawn. I didn't like the 'happy' coloured solid, so I decided to colour it halfway up.  My daughter liked the robot, but thought my card was too plain. :)
I am entering this in Papertake Weekly's Anything Goes challenge, and Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Put a Stamp On It Challenge (Don't forget to check out their STAMPtember event and blog hop going on this month!).
I am also entering this in Moxie Fab World's Card Design Handbook Week: The Movement Challenge. The movement is supposed to start at the main image, and then your eye is drawn to his foot on the 'h', and then across the word 'happy', and finally to the word 'birthday'. I think I really need a copy of the Card Design Handbook!
My second card is one I've already posted on my flickr account, but hadn't yet put on my blog. I just love this Hero Arts Newspaper Tulips stamp! I coloured it with my memento markers and stamped it so some of the stem bottom are off the paper. The sentiment is from PaperSmooches. 

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