Saturday, July 26, 2014
Monday, July 7, 2014
The card was easy to put together for these reasons:
a. the birthday candles were already wrapped with the baker's twine (was going to use several weeks ago and changed mind--now am glad because the color mix goes so perfectly with the pre-printed card)
b. the multiple print happy birthday patterned paper is actually a 3-inch section cut from a pre-printed card purchased from Hot Off the Press (Paper Wishes website or catalog to purchase)
c. the scalloped circle opening in the card base was purchased that way from Studio G (purchased at Wal-Mart)
d. stenciled number ruler and 'congratulations' wood stamp made the other decorative touches easy
Wa-hoo for cute, charming, and easy to create!!!
#2 of 3 birthday cards that were quick-to-createThis is an angled view of the cover. Not shown in the bottom right corner is the stamping 'be happy'. Papers are from different sources. Flower-shaped brads are from Hot Off the Press (available from Paper Wishes). the epoxy stickers and jewel stick-ons are also from different suppliers.
Studio G is the vendor for the mauve pink square card, purple ink stamp pad, and the 'be happy' wood stamp.
The embossed card from Studio G plus the sticker embellishments (from different sources) made this a quick-create card. Yea!
Teal and purple ink stamp pads along with the two stamps ('today is the day' clear stamp and 'happy birthday' wood stamp) are also from Studio G.
The tan color flower shaped brad is from Hot Off the Press (available from Paper Wishes).
I've forgotten the source for the patterned paper shown on the inside view--sorry. It's pretty and perfect for the color mix, however.
Friday, June 20, 2014
Monochromatic Neutrals Color Scheme (mostly)Eclectic use of supplies and vendors--at least 8 different companies represented: DCWV, The Paper Studio's Spare Parts metallic brads, Acid Free Dye Ink Stamp Pads in beige, brown, and black from Oriental Trading Company (OTC), Tree
Eclectic use of techniques--at least 6 different art-crafting skills applied=inking, stamping, outlining, decorative edging/cutting, embellishing, stenciling/cutting, etc.
Best friend is the receiver of this sweet charmer:
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Monday, May 5, 2014
Sister's 25th anniversary celebrated in March 2014Here's what I created for Martha and Dave:
*decorative edged scissors give a zig-zag finish to the bottom of the cover
*hole-punching to use the baker's twine
*stamping for the heart, initials and years using alphabet stamps, key, and love
*inking on edges of patterned papers
*stickers on top of decorative tape
*embellishments ranging from jewel stick-ons to glittered heart to silver glitter mini brad
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Friday, April 25, 2014
Finding inspiration from ever-changing supply stashRecent purchases to update my stash include baker's twine, tulle, and several pads of 6x6 paper packs. But I can get an alarming brainstorm of creativity with stickers, too.
Let's see what this card creation from a year ago looks like it was inspired by--
Quick card for college student nephewDue to Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome, I have been unable to have children and as a teacher, I get asked the question at least 3 times by each new group of students I meet. So years ago, I became the doting aunt, relishing in my "job" to spoil my 4 nieces and 2 nephews. This special group now ranges from age 24 to 9!!!
A quick card I made for my nephew last spring is still precious to me--cute combination of colors!
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Finally!--I took time this past week to transfer over 300 photos from 1 of 2 cameras I own and can now share some of my results of my "therapy".
Hope you are inspired to creatively express yourself--
I "upcycled" a boxed card front panel because I loved the colorful crazy quilted butterfly image. My adding ribbons and brad along with the wide spectrum color letter stickers as well as the background cardstock, the butterfly image now makes a bigger impact.
Monday, January 20, 2014
The 2nd weekend homework assignment for the survey class had 5 new required elements: *(not pictured: sketch layout; lots of rectangles) *use of gray and another color; suggestions were gray and peach, gray and pink, gray and yellow, or gray and turquoise *one tracing of a household or office item *sentiment contains theme of "I have a dream" or "My wish" *one use of zig-zag lines (chevron, zipper, lighting bolt, etc) (ch
Students in my survey class (Orientation to Home Economics) have been challenged with weekend homework assignments this quarter by creating cards using a "recipe" I've put together for each time. The first weekend's five required elements included: *two tones of blue *one use of plastic wrap or foil or waxed paper *winter theme *sentiment includes thanks *one part from front needs to be repeated to the inside