Sunday, April 25, 2010
Monday, April 19, 2010
My husband is a teacher and gets gift cards all the time. Made me think of trying to make a gift card holder. My mind's eye saw something with a chalk board, but I'm not sure I'm loving it. I want to try to sell as a fundraiser for my son's band - the fundraiser is in May which is right at the end of our school year, so it would be perfect timing.
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Saturday, April 17, 2010
This is going to my mom, and I'm putting it on here because she may not get it until I can deliver it by hand in June (or put it in a box to send!) As you can see, it's very 3-d with the flowers. This one is just the opposite from my last post...very detail intensive, althought not hard to make at all!! The flowers are 6 scallops, 2 of 3 different sizes, pinned together in the middle with a brad. Then I just scrunch up the leaves (actually, first I cut each scallop toward the center so I can create petals). The more scrunched the better.
I volunteered to do a Stampin' Up! workshop as a fundraiser for someone walking in the MS Walk in September. 2 problems - I haven't done one before and my style is so complicated, I'd never get anyone to buy anything because prospective stampers would say it's too hard to do what I do and then wouldn't buy anything. So I have been trying hard to experiment with easier stuff I can demo...the issue with me is I don't like my finished product when there aren't a bunch of elements going on at the same time! I'm sure these are just fine, but I have to get my brained tuned to the more simple and clean completed card.
Friday, April 16, 2010
Got some new goodies from the Stampin Up summer mini catalog that goes into effect May 1. The butterfly is called All a Flutter, and the wording is from beautiful new set called Elements of Style. Hopefully will do more with this set this weekend. It's one of the nicest sets, with a hummingbird, flowers, scrollwork, and two sets of sentiments. the flower is my take on some scallop flowers I have seen online. It's made with 6 scallops and is very easy.
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Saturday, April 10, 2010
People think Arizona is like the Sahara Desert, or worse, like the moon. We have lakes and greenery too. Took a nice hike up to Lake Pleasant, just an hour north of Phoenix, last week to try to catch the last of the wildflowers in bloom. Unfortunately, missed most of the season due to my pneumonia, but it was a nice day and great exercise regardless.
I volunteered to make cards for a fundraiser for my son's band and I need to get moving. I got the Tink and Friends cartridge this week and have been looking forward to trying it out but have been so busy at work. Have to work all weekend too, but fit this in. Not sure I am loving it, I may redo the background. Maybe I'll love it better tomorrow when the colors mellow out. I have some other ideas for Tink cards. I hope to do at least one tomorrow while it's in my mind.
Monday, April 5, 2010
I had to wait to post my mom's card and little gift until she got them in the mail today. I filled the little box with her favorite dove dark chocolates. I designed the card in design studio on my cricut...it's an attempted copy of one I saw on the cricut message board. The box is inspired by Helen and her Let's create blog. She does wonderful roses, origami and other fun things just with paper. You can find her site on my side bar.