Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Kids names

I made some of these for my friend who had a baby shower last night. I decided I would also make some for my kids. I'll share the ones I made for my kids.

I made these with the My Digital Studio Program. I love that program. I am starting to use it for more and more things. I make it as a page, export it as a jpeg and then print it out like you would print out a picture (I go to a store to get them printed, not my own printer).

Thursday, January 26, 2012

New Queen... QFTD97

Come play along with the Queen for the Day Challenge on Splitcoast.

Here are my two cards for this week's Queen (ravengirl).

For this card I used this week's layout on Splitcoast. The flowers is made with the scallop circle punch and cutting slits in it. Then I put boho blossoms overtop.

In this picture you can see Queen ravengirl's card in the background. I changed around the colors a bit.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Embossing with sponging

For this card I embossed on very vanilla and sponged with crumb cake (kraft). The colors are all neutrals - vanilla, crumb cake and soft suede.

A simple card that can be used for many occasions and is easily made. It would also look wonderful in other colors!

Friday, January 20, 2012

New Queen... QFTD96

My two cards for this week's Queen.

Please come join us at the Queen for the Day Challenge on Splitcoast...

Monday, January 16, 2012

twine edging

The technique challenge today was to use TWINE in a different way! I pierced the holes around my frame and then threaded the twine through with a needle.

I also added a little twine bow to the sentiment.

For the frame I used my scallop square to punch a hole and also rounded the corners. It is popped up over the owl (with sponging) on the island indigo paper.

I decided to do an embossed background only half way.

I think this card will end up going to my husband or one of my kids!

The owl image and sentiment are from a retired SU set "goody-goody gumdrops"

Thursday, January 12, 2012

New Queen... QFTD95

Come play along with the Queen for the Day Challenge.

These are the two cards I've made for this week's Queen. I was using some retired Stampin' Up! images.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Wonderful butterflies

I made today's card by combining two challenges.
The Technique Lover's Challenge was to choose a technique from last year. The Technique I used was Color Blocking with a Twist. I sprayed my clear acrylic block with water and then swiped my markers across it (I used pinks and purples). Then I stamped it onto the white paper and it gives this really cool effect. I was originally going to put a larger butterfly on it, but it blocked too much of the beautiful background. So I chose to use tiny white butterflies and I put a little rhinestone on each so they are a bit easier to see.

The other challenge was the Clean & Simple Challenge to use die cuts. My die cut is the "beautiful wings embosslit".

I embossed the wisteria wonder (light purple) background and added brads to the corners. I also used my new wisteria wonder twine. The sentiment is from "fabulous phrases" and I popped it up.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

New Queen... QFTD94

I made these two cards for Queen Wendy this week. I hope you can come play along at the Queen for the Day Challenge.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Top Favorites of 2011

Here are some of my favorite cards that I made in 2011.