Wednesday, April 29, 2009
I thought I would give you a picture of the completely finished invitation. Thanks to my friend, Karen, who sent me a youtube video of how to make tassels. It worked great! Now I have to go into production mode and get these finished. I cut lots of paper last night but I still have the tassels to make. That may take some time. And then I'll just have to assemble. Thanks for stopping by today.
Monday, April 27, 2009
This isn't quite finished yet because I want to make little tassels to hang from the mortar board at the top of the insert part of the announcement. Here's what it looks like when you pull out the announcement.
An earlier post showed the first announcement I made but Dan picked this one. So I'm heading into production mode to make the announcement. I hope they turn out good!
The envelope part is made from 12 x 5 1/2 card stock, scored at 4 and 8 inches. I measured the red 1/4 inch smaller than the rectangle and cut diagonally. I printed the Rose-Hulman logo on my computer and backed it with black cardstock. The announcement base is red cardstock with a white layer. The rose is stamped and colored on the white layer with an overlay of printed vellum. My DH made the pattern for the mortar board. Now to find my floss to make tassels.
Thanks for stopping by today. please let me know what you think and which invitation you like better.
Saturday, April 25, 2009
When you open the card you get this layered maze look that I think just looks so cool. And it's so easy to do. It reminds me of a jungle gym on a playground. Can't you just see kids climbing up and down. Ohhh! Monkeys! I need a monkey set. (That's for another day!) Here's a picture from the top so you can see how it's folded.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Do you have any other ideas for inviation to share. I would be very appreciative. I need to get these done soon. Please leave comments for any improvements and suggestions.
Thanks for stopping by. I have a job interview on Wednesday so I'll have my mind on that until it's over. Take care.
Monday, April 20, 2009
I didn't get much crafting done over the weekend. Instead I visited my son at his college. He played his baritone sax in a jazz concert and it was great fun to see and hear him play again. He played in the band in high school but we hadn't been able to get to any of his concerts at college. They are usually on weeknights and a four hour drive one way makes it difficult to get there after work. So this concert was on Sunday; we finally got to hear him play again yesterday. Miserable day to drive, rainy and dark, but wonderful to hear his music and see him having a good time.
So the card I made last week for a sketch challenge I think on Stamp TV. The scan is not very straight and my camera has disappeared. Sorry about the slant of the scan. I love the little monkey though. I think he's from Just So Hippy from Gina K. I added the flowers and drew the stems so he was holding a little something in his hand. The background papers are from Gina K Floral Frenzy pack.
Thanks for stopping by. Hope your week is off to a wonderful start.
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Just a quick share tonight. This was for a color challenge on Stamp TV. The colors were yellow and orange and red was optional. I found it really difficult to use just yellow and orange. Challenges are supposed to make you think, right? Well, this one did! Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful Friday. Fortunately the weekend is near!!!
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
This is a quick card. My daughter used my last baby girl card so I made this card for a sketch challenge at Stamp TV. Not much actual stamping. The scallop circle on the bottom left is stamped from Stampin' Up!'s So Many Scallops. The background paper is from Target's $1 Spot. I added a little felt flower. Hope you like it. I'll be back with a couple other projects I have cooking. Thanks for stopping by...
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Here's what I came up with.
The image is from a retired Stampin' Up! set stamped by a friend and I colored it while we were on vacation in March. The ribbon is from Target's $1 Spot. The punched edge is from a Martha Stewart punch. As you can see I used the piece that was punched off too. It was a quick and easy card. And don't you just love to recycle items! Have a wonderful Monday. Thanks for stopping by.
So I created my first Christmas card of the year. LOL! I usually don;t decorate the inside of my cards too much but lately I've been doing it more often. So here's the inside of this card.
- Stamps: A Year of Flowers from Gina K
- Ribbon is from the Floral Frenzy Embellishments from Gina K
- Sentiments: A Cardinal Christmas from Stampin' Up!
- Technique: Masking
Wishing you all a Blessed Easter. I thank the Lord for all of you and the wonderful things He does for us. Thanks for stopping by today. Until next time...
Thursday, April 9, 2009
The hummingbird is a free digital stamp from Squigglefly.com. I was very impressed with their digi stamps. I found them last weekend when they had a design team blog hop.
- black, pink, and green cardstock
- hummingbird digital stamp from Squigglefly.com
- sentiment from Say it with Flowers from Gina K
- Colored with colored pencils
- edges were sponged with Certainly Celery ink
Thanks for stopping today. I'm looking forward to the weekend and hope that I find some time to stamp. Have a wonderful Friday!
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
The image is a digital stamp. I don't have too much experience with them but it appeals to me that you can print the images as many times as you need and change the size to suit the card.
The cute little bunnies that I used on these two cards were free digi images from Mel Stampz. Aren't they cute? I just fell in love with them. There is a little girl bunny with parachute also but I didn't use her. Check out her blog and you can get them for free too.
Thanks for stopping by. Hope you are having a great week!
Saturday, April 4, 2009
I tried doing two challenges at once and really liked how it turned out.
For Created by Courtney's Tuesday Challenge you had to alter a box. Courtney used a small cigar box I think but I used an Altoids box. I thought this would make a lovely gift card holder for someones upcoming birthday.
I did say it was double duty, didn't I? There was 4 challenges issued at Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps to go along with their release party last night! I had great fun with Korin and all the sweet 'n sassy ladies that showed up! One of their challenges is to use the colors orange, green and blue. I think I managed to do that one, too!
Here's the recipe:
- Background paper: The Paper Studio
- So Many Scallops Stamp Set, Stampin' Up! and the scallop circle punch
- Ribbon from the $1 Spot at Target
Thanks for stopping by today. We have beautiful sunshine for a change but tomorrow's forecast is storms. Maybe I'll get more crafting time! Hope your weekend is great!
Friday, April 3, 2009
Not a lot of stamping on this card except the leaves in the background are from A Year in Flowers from Gina K, stamped with versamark ink and the saying. I have no idea where the saying is from because I won the stamp as blog candy and the stamps weren't mounted and only came in a little baggie. So sorry I haven't a clue on this one. But I do very much like the sentiment. The ribbon is from Michael's $1 bin. And the flowers are Bitty Blossoms and Sateen Flowers. I colored the sateen flowers with Bic permanent markers. There's a few other challenges I hope to work on this weekend. I've already started another one that requires you have a bird on the card. My bird is stamped and colored I just have to get the rest of the card together.
Thanks for stopping by. Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Yeah! It's Friday.