Month: July 2008

Discovering Wylde Women!

I am thrilled to get this award!  Let me tell you why… It’s not really the “award” itself, although when I saw it I was definitely intrigued by it’s unique character.  Intrigued enough to follow the trail back to it’s creator Tammy Vitale.  Let me tell you that it was a pure delight to “meet” this woman!!  Yes, in a way I do feel as though I have met her, by reading her blog, her thoughts of the day, and discovering her art, which I always feel is extremely revealing of the artist!   I think this award has already exceeded her expectations (she intended on viewing EVERY blog it was awarded to) and  through it she has discovered many wonderful sites and has listed links to many!  This is what really excites me! The discovery of these many wonderful artful/crafty/inspirational, women and all the many forms that their art take!   Many of which are paper crafters/scrapbookers and mixed media artists! The first blog you really should pay a visit to is Alina’s, who was sweet …

Buttons and Bunny Slippers!

O.k I don’t own any bunny slippers…but I wouldn’t be opposed to wearing them when I’m feeling sick!  🙂 Bunnies can cheer just about anyone up! I made this little 4 1/4 X 4 1/4 square card for a triple challenge!  I used Friday Sketchers sketch#12 , incorporated the color challenge from SCS, and finally the inspiration for the card in the first place…Paper Pretties weekly challenge! Their challenge was to use buttons, as many as we wanted to. Isn’t she cute?  This is Sophie from Paper Pretties!  She is so fun to colour and I decided to cut her out for this, since it suited the sketch.  I tied the buttons with a little thread too, I think it adds just the right touch. Stamps: Paper Pretties Bunny Slippers Paper: Afternoon tea SU, Groovy Guava, Sahara Sand substituted with DCWV cs Ink: Basic Black, Going Gray Accessories: buttons, thread, circle scallop punch, Neocolor II watersolouble crayons, blender brush So glad you stopped in!  Hope you are inspired by something you see here! 🙂 Have …

Two for Tuesday!

Here’s two quick and easy birthday cards…I just flipped the dp (double sided) for color variations. I have some self imposed rules for making quick cards and they seem to work for me. Using decorative paper is a must, unless I’m  doing a white based single layer card. When working with a simple layout/design I use BOLD/ BRIGHT patterns and colors with a white base, or I go for the opposite look and use deep rich tones with strong eyecatching patterns to create an elegant/pretty,  yet, still simple card. I make them in multiples of 2.  I Use up a sheet of cardstock.  An 8 1/2 by 11 sheet makes 2 card bases right?    Then, when cutting my decorative paper, I do the same and cut all the pieces I will need for each base I’ve made. I  put my cards together in an assembly line fashion, so I will have 2, 4 or even 6 cards done in a short time. The birds (SU Fun & Fast Notes) are water colored with a blender …

Make a Note of it!

I’ve seen these little coaster clipboards many times before, but this is the first time I’ve made them myself.  They’re fun to make! I covered the coasters with Basic Grey Infuse dp.  The ribbons are Stampin’ Up! Chocolate Chip polytwill, and Pretty in Pink grosgrain.   The Clips are from the dollar store and were already colored, so I didn’t cover them with dp, but that’s always an option too!   I added the primas for fun and brads for the centres.  I may move them to the bottom right corner, since they may be a nuisance at the top of the notes! 🙂  I’ve also added a magnet at the back so they can be put up on a magnetic board in an office or even on the fridge. ON ANOTHER NOTE… I’ve received a Brillante WebBlog Award from Pam at Creative Inking! Thanks so much Pam!! The rules for this award are: 1. The winner can put the logo on her blog. 2. Link to the person who awarded you. 3. Nominate at least 7 …

Strawberry Fields…

I thought this was kinda funny!  I found this on Kathy Hering’s blog and had to go take the silly quiz. So, what type of fruit do you think you’d be? 🙂 You Are a Strawberry You are friendly, outgoing, and well liked by many people. You are popular, but there’s nothing  ordinary or average about you. You are a very interesting person, and you have many facets to your personality. Sometimes you feel very conflicted. Your different sides of your personality pull at you. You are a very sensual and passionate person. You are fiery… you can’t help it. In general, you keep your passionate side under wraps. You are only wild in private. What Type of Fruit Are You?

A BFF Award!

I received a new award! 🙂 It’s the BFF (Blogging Friends Forever) award from Irina at Everything Paper Crafts!  She has a wonderful blog and you HAVE TO SEE the card she made today!! It is stunning!  Go on, have a peek!  Thanks Irina for this fun blogging award! Here are the rules of the Award: 1. Only 5 people allowed. 2. 4 have to be dedicated followers of your blog. 3. One has to be someone new or recently new to your blog and live in another part of the world. 4. You must link back to whoever gave you the award. Quite simple really it is a way of saying thank you to those who take time out for wonderful comments to boost your day. I would like to pass on this award to a few of the people who boosted my confidence by leaving comments on my blog in the early days of it’s creation! Jessie Laura Julia Dee Alina Thanks to all of you who do take the time to comment …

Vellum~ Part II

O.k, let’s just pretend that it’s still Wednesday, and that I am not a day late posting this!! 🙂 I know, I know, but I had a VERY busy day and night and just could not find the time…sorry! Did you ever try embossing vellum? I love the look of it! For the panel of my card I embossed the vellum with my cuttlebug using the Stylized flowers folder.  But what I really wanted to show you is how I applied some color to it. Once the paper was embossed and cut to the size I wanted for my card, I flipped it over and water colored the reverse side.  It looks kinda bright on this side, but have a look at it again when it’s flipped back around.  I love the soft effect of it! I used water color crayons and applied it directly to the vellum around the edges of the debossed areas I wanted colored.  Then I blended from the outer edges, inward with my blender pen.  I think the blender pen …