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Sunday, August 23, 2009

Falling Behind

Happy weekend, woops it's almost over. I am so falling behind in my postings. This beauty is called a recessed window card. Here's the link for the directions. The papers are all Stampin' Up! The blue flowers were made using my Silhouette, I then sponged everything I could with Chocolate Chip and sprayed the flowers with some Glitter Mist.

Lots of layers with the flowers. I also curled in their petals using then end of a paintbrush.

I made this card for my friend Betty who loves butterflies.

Lots of gold embossing. She is gonna love it.

And the last card for the day is one of the cutest little cards I've made in awhile. Betty will probably want this one too. The stamp is from I stamped it on watercolor paper and used SU markers and an aqua pen to color her in. The other papers are from Stampin' Up! I did a bit of distressing and sponging around the edges.
I love the look of layering ribbon on top of the lace.

Isn't she a cutie.?

Next on my agenda, a little Stampin' Up! news
Most of you have heard me talk about Sherrill Graf before. She is the list mom for the LNS group. One of Sherrill's callings is to be lead at the Ronald McDonald House in Las Vegas, NV. Sherrill has asked us to post the following three links on our blogs to increase awareness of the RMHC and to hopefully drum up more interest and volunteers for this great organization. Please take a moment of your time to see what this great partnership between SU! and RMHC is all about.

Friday, August 07, 2009

tri-shutter card

Here's my take on the tutorial over on Splitcoasters for the tri-shutter card. You can find the directions here. I used the beautiful, retired Parisian Breeze Specialty paper from Stampin'-Up! The stamp is from the Baroque Motifs set, then added lots of flowers, half pearl backs some ribbon and a ribbon slide. Didn't it come out great?
I had made one of these a week ago, but ended up giving it to a total stranger who had admired it at CHA. She had admitted to be a newbie to the craft world and was totally overwhelmed by CHA. I'm so glad to have been able to help her along with a new craft. Who ever you are, I hope you are still smiling and enjoying your new hobby.

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Catching up

Isn't she the cutest pup! She hasn't been feeling well lately. I brought her to the vet yesterday for $93 ~ thank you very much. She was given a shot and some pills and if she's not better tomorrow, to give them a call for possible blood tests and x-rays. uggg

This is one of the stamps that I bought myself at CHA.
It screamed for watercoloring and gold embossing.

I cased this card from one of the SU convention boards that was posted online.

A tri-fold card using a doily cut out using my QuicKutz Silhouette.
It cuts such fine details. Then I just had to add the little pearls.

Another bi-fold using all Stampin' Up products.

Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, August 03, 2009

The Invisible World

I have always wanted to try a fantasy page and I got my chance when The Daily Scrapper team decided that our theme would be fantasy this month. Yay!! I created this hybrid-digi layout using the fabulous kit by New Life Dreams called The Invisible World. There were so many elements to chose from that it was very hard to narrow it down to the pieces that I chose. The kit comes with 186 elements and 18 papers, all absolutely gorgeous!
The image is a picture of my daughter in her prom glory. She was so beautiful.

Here's a close up of the butterfly I made using my Silhouette.

Doesn't the spider and it's web look almost real?