Monday, August 31, 2009
After several years of making cards, I can't say that I have found my style so challenges are a good way to stretch out of my typical card layout. Can't say that shabby chic is really me, yet I really like this type of card when I see them. I did try sewing!
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Well, I was going to go to bed after watching an old Star Trek movie, but then I thought, "Oh, I'll just stamp the outline of the snowman". Next then you know it's midnight and I've finished my card AND now I'm wide awake. You can't tell that there is glitter on the hat, but it adds a little touch of sparkle. I used paper from Prism, PTI and Around the Block and the Snowman and Tree stamp is from PTI. I printed the sentiment out on the computer. I did a bit of sponging on the background and used a flourish stamp from Rhona Farrar. I used the Spellbinders Deckled Edge for the frame. Lots of fun, however a bit too fiddly for mass production! Tomorrow, on to Shabby & Chic!!
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Moxie Fab World is a fun place to go to -- always new colors, trends and ideas so lots of inspiration. I have never made a Christmas card in August, I'm not sure if I've ever made a Christmas card in any month other than December. Maybe the cards I send to Australia will arrive before Christmas for a change! This was an experiment in non-traditional colors and trying to be simple to let the design and color make the impact. The card base is PTI paper, the mats are Bazzill. The snowflake stamp was one of the first stamps I ever bought by Gelatins. I printed the sentiment on the computer. I put some little glass drops on the gold snowflakes and tiny Hero Art crystals on the white snowflake. I am still struggling with photographing cards indoors, but tried a technique explained by Kristina Werner. Only problem was that my cards are long ones! I'm happy with them and hope to try some of the other styles tomorrow!
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
I love these colors together, very sherbet pretty and soft. I used PTI cardstock, PTI ribbon & buttons, PTI and Prima stamps, tried out my new Nestabilities shape and added some flowers. I also used a Martha Stewart leaf punch. One of these days I will add some sewing to a card. I just never seem to get around to going upstairs to where the sewing machine is.
I got domestic after work and made a strawberry-rhubarb pie. I left it to cool and took the dog for a walk then when I got back eagerly cut a piece. Disappointment.... It was a bit runny and a bit sour, so I'm thinking I should just skip making desserts since my waistline doesn't need them anyhow. Oh well!
Friday, August 21, 2009
Sadly, I needed to make another Sympathy card. This one use PTI paper and ribbon and the stamp is from Heidi Grace's Dreamer set. I used black embossing powder and then sponged the background. I still have problems when I use black embossing powder. I tried buying a new supply and a different brand and also a new Versamark pad. Don't know why black doesn't work very well, yet other colors do.
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
I went on an adventure this weekend! My daughter invited my husband and I along on a trip north with her friends. Two of her friends also invited their parents so we weren't the only "older" ones there. We drove 2 hours on pavement, then 2 hours on gravel, then 1/2 hour down a narrow track, then loaded up canoes and paddled 1.5 hours downstream. It got dark towards the end and we paddled by moonlight and saw phosphorescence sparking with each stroke! We arrived at our destination in the dark, pitched our tents and in the morning woke up to the most beautiful, almost deserted beach. Anyone who doubts the abilities of the younger generation should meet this group. They surfed, fished, set up an outdoor sauna, cooked, talked and gave me confidence that all is right with the world. It was a wonderful weekend!