Thursday, August 30, 2012

CAS-ual Fridays Banners & Flags

This is a quick post because of so many reasons...
I have thought about this card for weeks. A neighbors son has come home from duty and I wanted to give him a card. I hope this will be nice enough. He is a great kid and I am thankful for his courage and commitment to our country.

CAS-ual Fridays has a great challenge for banners and flags. Stop by and see all there is to see at CAS-ual Fridays!

Thanks for stopping by! 

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Make it Monday Challenge

Make It Monday #79: Fabric Die Cuts

Melissa Phillips knew what she was talking about when she made her video about using fabric and diecuts. So easy with the adhesive me, I tried it without spray and it wasn't pretty. Adding texture to your card really makes the card, in my opinion. 

I used material from a pair of shorts that I made for my daughter when she was two. She is twenty-two now. I am blessed to have her in my life. I know she will love this card. She lives 800 miles away from us for her new job... this goes in the mail first thing in the morning!

Papertrey Counting My Blessings Die and Mini Stamp Set

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Papertrey Ink Challenge - Autumn Textiles


So excited to get this card in just in time...

Working with textiles can be a challenge in itself! I loved the video about putting the cloth on card stock with adhesive spray and then using the dies. I can't wait to make a ton of cards using that method. Smelly but fun!

I am loving all my new Papertrey Ink goodies that my girlfriend ordered for me. We enjoyed talking about the newest release and what we wanted. It came just in time for me to make this card. Yay! She even surprised me with some Papertrey Ink!

I am so THANKFUL for this friend! :~)

My laptop is about to die so I will come back and list my supplies... Papertrey etc...

Monday, August 13, 2012

Case Study Challenge - thinking outside the box

Well, everything about this card is thinking out of the box for me - literally and figuratively. Weird - 1st time I've used washi tape!!!! Admired it from afar but have never used it.
Never has my card been higher than using a popup to raise a little thing. I would never put a box on my card - this will have to be hand delivered. And i know just the cutie I am gonna give it to and he is gonna love it!

I don't like Halloween but I saw Christina Kowalczyk's really cool cards on her blog and it got me turned on to Halloween. It happens every year. I am weak this way. You can click here to see all her ghost and goblins : Cristina Kowalczyk. So this is a round about way to say this is how I decided to make a card for the Case Study Challenge.

I used vellum for my ghost. (Cristina did too!) I then embossed him/her. I also free handed a cobweb on the back of the box and embossed that with silver embossing powder. I used white coated wire to hold the ghost up so he would spring out of the box! And the washi tape... it's the first time I've touched it - haha. Sad really. My life was fine without it - and I'm going to want it all now.

Thanks for stopping by. Leave me some tricks or treats!