Wednesday, February 29, 2012

        Time to try Perfect Sentiments Challenge

         I Love to look at challenges  to see  the beautiful cards  that are created  and  hopefully see just how I might be able to  expand  on my ability...  So  here  goes.   I used an old color combo from SU  of mellow moss and pale plum,  because  I had the ever so pretty  die cut  that I wanted to use that matched up with those colors perfectly ...  I embossed  a mat  with  a  Sizzix leaf  folder  and used  a Spellbinder  Labels 18  die cut...
          We were to use a die cut  and put our sentiment on the front, easy peasy ... I popped up the label with dimensionals and added  some sweet flowers  with blingfrom my stash,  along with a strip of sheer ribbon  to dress it up. The die cut  has a shine and shimmer to it, so this is a touch prettier in real life .
I hope you enjoyed my sneak peak, and  my  journey to reach out. As always , thank you for stopping by,  I hope you can come sit and visit  soon...   Til then,  Have a blessed day...

Here is a link to Perfect Sentiments, please go look at all the beauty they have there


Monday, February 27, 2012

Where Did February Go ?
Hello, wow it sure  has  been a while since I have been here, sorry about that .  I have been  having fun playing, and creating cards,  however, I seem to be running into a snag. Some times  my  printer / scanner  is not playing friendly  with  my computer...   LOL   Though I am not laughing , it is  a funny thing...Some days  certain programs   will not operate properly,  especially  my re sizing  one...And I have  made mistakes  in the scanning process or  actually made  a few cards  a bit larger...With that I have several cards  that I cannot share at this time,  maybe some day  : )
  So with  that   here I am, in hopes of getting an update  completed  today... Yes I am  computer challenged,  not a techie  at all  so
  Wish me luck,please...                                                                                          My first card is a  sympathy card,  I really do not like making these, but today it was easier... while I had the supplies out to make another card I wondered if I could create  a sympathy card  with the same  materials... I used a layer of natural card stock, and  then applied bashful blue  for the water color, I added  seashells and sand  and a  darker  brown ribbon  to  set if off, I mounted that on a Marina Mist  (  by SU ) base, and added a stray starfish  for dimension .
 Second is my first card that that I made today and it is a Teapot Tuesday card for some one that loves the beach, and in need of some  happy thoughts.  I love this set, BEAUTIFUL BEACH  by SU... and the ink color of Sahara Sand is so perfect for  the  sand and shells,  and  being  embossed with clear embossing powder really  sets them off.....I used  bashful blue  for the color of the water, on natural card stock, added some cream taffeta ribbon.It is a single layer card  so I added  depth by popping up a single seashell.
These cards are similar , both carry a message  from my heart...
A co blogger  that I respect and admire   "CURT"  at
 did a post  using a shadow stamp  and made such a beautiful   card.  I remembered  making a card  long ago, with such a stamp,  so I re created it  to see  how I liked mine...  I must say, his  was so much more stunning...  but I am happy that  he inspired me to do something...I hope to try another approach using this idea  very soon, I hope you all go check his out.
 Thank you so much  for stopping  by, I hope I  shared something  with you  that  made you smile...  I hope to see you soon

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Sunshine and Flowers

Here is another Teapot Tuesday  card ... These ladies and their talent are so  amazing... I am so happy I  was introduced to  them.

This card was to represent sunshine  and flowers  for a special lady...I hope it  gave her a smile too.

I used SU Daffodil Yellow Only orange  for the card base and layer.I added  some paper flowers  and bling  , I embossed the only orange layer with swiss dots  and added a sweet butterfly   for balance... Some encouraging words for the sentiment...
I am so sorry this picture is of such poor quality...

Thanks for stopping in,  I hope to see you soon...

Thursday, February 2, 2012

February....time to end the January Blahs...

Well here I am, finally... Geesh, not sure what my problem was, but I just had no energy, or enthusiasm....That sure does  put a damper on the  Creating

So  here is a  left over  challenge card, it was  to be completed in January,  but  I guess Feb 2 will have to do  : )

Th DP was black and white...Paperbilities, from Hobby Lobby, but I choose to add  some barely banana  by SU with  a marker ... Then I used a blender pen to color  in the images... Those are from a set called Morning Cup  again from SU... Nothing too fancy, but I did add  some flowers with bling  to dress it  up a bit...

And # 2  was a challenge from SCS . I rarely  try the challenges, but I was  looking for some thing to do today and this  seemed easy enough... I choose  baha  and  brown suede textured cardstock as my colors,  again from SU.  I think these colors   are soft and rich and pretty... I had ribbon from SU that blended  really nice.  The challenge was to  find and use an image more than once on our card. I stamped my own  background on the Baha,  then  I cut out  an extra butterfly to add for  depth  or dimension... Super easy,  but I thought it turned out quite pretty...  It will be used as a  thank you card, for a special  friend... 

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what a great way to start February...You still have time  to win this package, so hurry on over...These are so adorable