Saturday, July 13, 2013

Mary's 2nd Birthday

Hi there!  I'm back with a project to share... Below is a card and a gift that I made for a very special little girl who recently turned two. I struggled for the right "thing" to get a 2 year old but never settled on the right toy. So... I made a scrapbook mini album (more for her parents) instead. For the card, I used a technique that I saw on a blog some time ago and had been wanting to try. It involves using alphabet dies to create a word on a diagonal. Mary's name is cut out of a panel that is raised from the background paper. The glittered balloons were die cut separately and adhered with pop dots with thread for the strings.

I had a lot of fun making the mini album. I have actually made more mini books than cards lately. This particular mini has a side pocket with a photo mat in each page as well as many other pockets and places for photos. The sentiments used throughout capture the elements of her birthday party.

That's all for now. Thanks so much for looking and as always,

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Friday, March 29, 2013

Easter Greetings!

Wow, it's been a very long time! I've been busy this year and had to shift my priorities a bit. Hopefully I will be able to post from time to time with some of the card (and other) projects that I'm doing. Just wanted to take a moment to say "Easter Greetings". I hope you have time to spend quality moments with family, friends and community this weekend.

Below is a card that I made some time ago with a Spellbinder's die cut placed on a sponged background with heat embossed sentiment.

Have a great weekend!

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Blue Thank You

Hi there!  I have had a lot of fun playing around with alcohol inks lately. They are great for hand-coloring embellishments as well as creating interesting one-of-a-kind backgrounds. The card I’m sharing in this post is a thank you note created with a marbled alcohol ink background and metal butterfly accents (SU! embosslit die).  Until next time...

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Thursday, November 8, 2012

Masculine Birthday

Greetings!  I am popping in very quickly to share a masculine birthday card I made for a family friend. It is very simple and I utilized some mosaic tiles I found on clearance at Michael’s along with a quote from a Studio G clear stamp set. I am submitting this card to this week's CASual Friday challenge to:
CFC77-Create a new Clean And Simple masculine project.

Thanks for dropping by!

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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Pleasant Poppies (2)

Hi there! I’m back for a second posting this week. This card is actually very similar to my last post in terms of materials and colors but with a different layout. This card is also a sympathy card for yet another friend who has recently experienced a loss (the third such event in the last few weeks). Again, the sentiment could easily be changed to something else. I am also submitting this card to the current CASual Friday challenge: CFC76: Create a Clean And Simple project using Kraft. 

That’s all for now--thanks so much for stopping by!

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