HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY May 10, 2009
Happy Mother’s day to all of you mommy’s out there that are celebrating Mother’s day today. Last week was mother’s day here in Portugal and it was a lovely day. So then, I am celebrating two weeks in a row, hehehe!!
Today I made this card for all of you that are reading this blog. I love how it turned out and thanks to my friend K, who gave me the idea to coordinate the base CS (card stock) and and the DP (designer paper). I stamped the flower on white CS and then stamped again on another piece of white CS. I cut out the sides of the flower and popped up on dimensionals. One of the leaf was done in the same way. Next, I used my 2-way glue pen on the edges of the flower and a leaf, and then sprinkled the glitter. I made sure to cut the DP in and area to capture the flowers. Each strip of paper is cut to 2 1/2″ x 5 1/2″. The ribbon was tied to the lower portion of the stamped flower strip. I used Scrapbook adhesives Ez-runner to apply the DP strips to the green base CS. The entire stamped flower strip is popped up on dimensionals. And Whalaaa! A beautiful card made for you.
Ok, the card is a 6×6. I used DCWV DP (Spring ’09 Glitter stack) and CS (Metallic Stack).
Stamps set is Bodacious Bouqet from SU (Stampin’ Up!)
Inks: SU Summer Sun (flower), Certainly Celery (stem), Bashful blue (for inking the edges)
Chalk: Pebbles Inc Pearlescent Chalks for chalking the flower background (love this stuff!)
Ribbon: American Crafts
Glitter: Stampendous ultrafine glitter
Thanks for looking. Bless!
Cuttlebug Challenge April 8, 2009
Good Day Readers,
I decided to do a Cuttlebug Challenge today. If you are not familiar with challenges, they are simply motivational and inspirational ideas or projects to get your creative juices flowing. Now there are some awesome bloggers with really cool ideas that set up these challenges, so you can search for card challenges and I am sure you will find some great ones.
Check out the Cuttlebug Challenge I participated in today. The criteria for this Cuttlebug challenge, well was to use the Cuttlebug machine, black, white, and craft paper and to keep the card CAS “clean and simple” .
I used DCWV pattern paper and Cardstock and Inkadinkaddo Stamp set, with the Cuttlebug folder. Honestly, I am not too happy with the way it turned out. Will probably redo.
Okay so I made some alterations by adding the sentiment on a white oval CS, chalked the edges with gold chalk, added 2 flowers at the ends, and added 2 rhinestones on the flowers.
Now I am contented. 🙂 Thanks for looking.
Yesterday, I designed a logo for ZERGmoney.com. I emailed it to Cameron (one of my Twitter friends) and he actually posted it on his site. I simply can’t believe it, I feel quite honored. After I checked out his website, I see that the competition is ON!! A bunch of other logos are also competing to be the official ZERGmoney.com logo. There is even a voting poll. How fun! Anyway, check them out, and the logo you see below is the one I created, except it is showing a bit different on his site, so I will try to resubmit. I was trying to embed the image here so you can see, but for the life of me I could not figure it out. So click on this link to have a view: ZERGmoney.com Logo
and you can visit http://zergmoney.com/ to vote on the #4 logo I designed.
There are some good ones I must fore-warn you, so even though I want to win, (hehehehe) I also want the best design to win. Vote for the best!!
Thanks a bunch.
Hello world! February 6, 2009
Wow! I am venturing into new territory here. After years of reading other peoples informative and breathtaking blogs, I have decided to delve in. So far so good. For now, I will be playing around with the different buttons and see what happens. My ultimate goal is to showcase my lovely greeting cards that I so enjoy creating. I also scrapbook, and so I will be posting what I have done in that field too. I have lots of ideas as to what I want to blog about, so check back and hopefully you are inspired in some way or form, just as I have been by reading other people’s blogs. Cheers!
After learning my way around on WordPress, I have edited this post by inserting the You Tube video of Dawn demonstrating how to make a gatefold card. As you can see the possibilities are limitless and left only to your imagination.