Monday, February 13, 2012

Masculine Birthday Card

Sometimes making a masculine card can be difficult but, finding papers with deep colors and adding metal will do the trick. I gave this card to my dad on his birthday last year.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Collage Art

Ok so its way over due that I post something, but it hasn't been for a lack of crafting time... I just haven't taken any photos of my crafts to put up. I am very happy with one of my recent creations and have it hanging in my downstairs guest bathroom. I took an old calendar of Ireland and cut it up into a millllllion little pieces and collaged it together onto foam core. Once I had it all put together I made a mixture of mod podge and added in a dab of paint before I covered the entire thing... I went through A LOT of mod podge because I wanted to give it texture. Hopefully in the last photo you can see the texture a little.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Three Rainy Day Bella Cards

Love this cute stamp from Stamping Bella. The inside of these cards say "Anyone who says sunshine brings happiness has never danced in the rain". I'm also loving this paper... I'm going to stock up on it before I cant find it again. The green circles, crossword print, and yellow wood grain is so addictive. It's from a little boy line from Bella Blvd. called "Mr. Boy" but as you can see it's very versatile and can be used for much more than boy layouts and cards.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Congratulations Cards

In the past year or so, both of my brothers and so many close friends have gotten engaged! It has been very exciting getting to share in such a great time of their lives. With so many weddings, showers, and parties for the newly engaged/soon to be wed friends and family in my life i needed to make some congrats cards to have on hand. I made quite a few of both of these to get me through this wedding season.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Halloween in July...

It's no secret that I love Echo Park paper.... this Halloween line from last year may be one of my all time favorite lines ever!!! So what if Halloween is 3 months away... if you can have Christmas in July why not Halloween?!

The stamp set is a past CTMH stamp of the month that I adore and I used the CTMH water color pencils to add a little color to the image to tie it in with purples and oranges in the paper. I embossed the image before cutting it out and then raising it with foam pop dots. I love the finishing detail of the pom-pom trim and orange gems in the center of the spider webs. This may just be one of my favorite cards that I have made ever.