Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Cards for my aunt

So, I am making some cards at the request of my aunt. Hopefully, she will be able to wow some of her peers into purchasing cards, which would be awesome. I tried to go with a couple of styles, so that I am not just doing my cartoonish, fun style. I want to be taken seriously and have my cards purchased. I would actually like to make a bit of money back from the creation of these cards. I don't know... that always makes me nervous of going back to the questions of, 'Do they like me?' and 'Do they think I am creative?' I guess I will just have to wait. Anyway, here are the cards.

The first two are get well. I used the cuttlebug embossing plate across the two edges and then filled in the inside gap with the layering and message.
The second one has the tree silouette stamp and has Distress Ink surrounding the stamped image, which picks up the color in the DCWV paper.

The second set are birthday. The first has the owl from Sun Spirit Studios and is on an embossed by CB. The ribbon is from Michael's and I chalked some of the message and added to brads to the corners. The color wasn't the best on my scan, but the orange in the brads is nice with the orange on the card.

The other birthday wish is cool, I think.
The paisley paper is Basic Grey. The fairy stamp and rhinestones make this feel very light and dreamy. The ribbon along the top has the same colors and the paisley.

Next, were the two thank you cards. The first is stamped and then watercolored in. It is accented with ribbon from Michaels.

Then the last was stamped and colored in with Prismacolor markers. The statement is from My Favorite Things and the rhinestones are a nice accent on the corner. The blue cardstock is texturized from DCWV.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

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I really love this card. It seems so classy with the flowers and the Asian theme.

Just thought I would share it as I am listing it on etsy.
I have been trying to keep busy. I December, I went to a 12 hour crop at Archiver's (once upon a time, I didn't think I would have enough to work on in 12 hours - so not true) and I made a cool organizer from a Making Memories Desktop Storage set and Basic Grey paper with embellishments.

Well, when I brought it home and showed Mom, she said that the only thing wrong with it was that there wasn't another one for her. Okay... so, I got another set up for it and made one for Mom. I have to say, I love American Craft's Thickers. Of course, the ones that I put on Mom's got a little washed out, so I am going to take a marker and kind of outline them to bring them out.

I also have started to take part in swaps over at Split Coast Stampers. It is kind of nice to make something and know that it is going somewhere. So I made these cards for a birthday swap. I also am doing a no bumps swap, but I don't have pictures of those.

Lastly, I am starting up a pretty scrapbook for just pictures and fun (8x8). I like the idea of not always having a theme and sometimes creating just for the sake of creating, so I made this one of Zoey and her new coat. I like to think of her as the caped crusaders, the way it kind of seems to fly on her back. She is so adorable. I am not stopping the Beloit remake of my scrapbook/yearbook (12x12), but this one is more for fun.