Friday, June 28, 2013

It's Friday!!!

Happy Hellos Everyone:

It's  Friday which means it 'Time to Shake a Tail Feather.' I am so looking forward to this weekend. I do not have a lot planned and that's terrific news. I'm hoping that I will be able to get some crafting in. In other words, that's just good therapy. Hopefully, you'll find some time to get a little therapy too.

Today's birthday card is all about having fun. Take a look...

I had fun making this card and although my colour palette was
 clearly pink and black, I felt the need to add a purple feather
 in the cluster of feathers.

I thought the pink houndstooth DP provided a softer look
 opposed  to the black houndstooth DP.

The sentiment was computer generated using Adobe Photoshop.
The label was cut using a Spellbinder die.
Close up

Full View

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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Thank You w/A Splash of Colour

Happy Hellos Everyone:

I hope all is well with you and your. I also hope you're doing what needs to be done to remain cool wherever you may be.

I thought, I posted this card prior to posting it on Scraps of Color yesterday, but apparently, I had not. Today's card was a fun quick card to create. Take a look...

This is another card I feel is a bit more artsy than it is crafty. Typically, I work
with papers that way 80-140 pounds in weight. For this card, I used 140lbs. paper.

I used a stamp set from WMS--Fancy Flourishes & Scallops
& Dots. I absolutely loves this set. Afterwards, I applied
 various colors of Smooch Spritz to the paper panel; allowed
 it to dry before adhering the WMS thank you sentiment.

Finish Product

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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Get Well

Happy Hellos Everyone!!!

I hope all is well with you. Summer has officially begun here on the East Coast. The sun is hot and the air is humid here in Baltimore. The best thing about the weather lately is that it is consistent. Over the past few months we have experience so many different changes in the weather. Okay, enough small talk about the weather.

Lets talk about today's card. I think the cards I tend to make the least of are 'Get Well' and 'Sympathy' cards; and fortunately I haven't needed either recently. Of these cards, I probably make even fewer for males. Recently, I was asked to make a get well card for a male recipient and this is what I came up with. Take a look...

Oxford line is one of my favorite DP from Basic Grey
when making a card or project for a male recipient.

 I used a sentiment stamp that I love from PTI. I love it! I didn't want to over
embellish, so I added some ribbon and a metal clock. If you're wondering,
the clock ties into the inside sentiment.

I used the thin sheet of natural wood I usually discover in several
if my cigar boxes. I ran it through my CuttleBug, stamped the
sentiment; and put a few dimensionals underneath for volume.

That was it and I was done.
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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Surf's Up

Happy Hellos Everyone:

It appears as though my posting have become far and few in between, but not to worry. I have been creating cards like crazy. A good crazy-mine you. This means I have lots of cards to share with you. This weekend, I had an opportunity to attend a wonderful exciting messy hands-on class. For approximately six hours we played with several different mediums. I never once worried my clothes or my hands; however, after all was said and done, I noticed nothing was speared, not even my white purse. It was tucked away, but not far enough away from the paints and stains. Although it was a fairly new purse, I wasn't upset. Not only was the class enjoyable, I learned a lot and I suppose that out weighted the damage to my white purse.

Recently, I was asked to create ten basic birthday cards for both male and female recipients. I had just finished the greeting cards for the females. Of course I completed that request first. It was easy. I always have to put a little more thought in to it when it comes to making cards for men. You know you do not want to embellish too much and you also need the right embellishments. Well, I am so glad I waited. I began working on the male greeting cards after the class. Immediately, after the six hour (okay the all-day class), I went home to my craft table to try to recreate what I thought I had just learned. Well, it didn't happen. I thought, perhaps I hadn't learned what I though I had, but thank God, that wasn't the case. I was just exhausted. The next day I attended the new technique and had no problems. Take a look...

I'm not certain if you are able to see what I see,
but there is just enough luster for a light sheen.
 I used a combination of greens, blues, yellows and brown.

I think what I really like the best about this technique is the ability to
 manipulate the textures. I love the idea of not feeling the need to use
 any embellishments on this card. I merely just distressed the edges to
 continue the texture theme.

I selected a silhouette image from SU and the sentiment is from PTI.
 With the faux matting, the recipient could actually frame this little
 beauty so that it can be displayed at all times.

I decided to use another silhouette stamp from SU and I love the way this card
 turned out as well. I wanted the rocker to pop out, so I raised the rocker;
 applied some Stickles; and topped him off with some Glossy Accents.
The  Glossy Accents dried clear; however, the photo was
 taken before the medium was able to dry.

I entered this card in the Brown Sugar Challenge #47.
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Sunday, June 16, 2013

My Hero

Happy Hellos Everyone:

According to my dad, his Father's Day was wonder. I hope your time spent with your dad was wonderful and if your dad is longer here, I hope you have wonderful fond memories to reflect upon. It seem as though we did a lot in such a brief period of time today including going to see Superman: The Man of Steel. He love that too.

Below is the card I made for my dad. Take a look...

One might say this is a very simplistic card and I would have to agree. There's
just something about a simple card that makes it stand out. This was just one
 of those types of cards. 
This is one of Tim's embellishment; however, I tried to make it my own by
pulling out my can of gold spray paint to bring a different look to it. The
 sentiment is computer generated and the I just love the ribbon. It reminds
me of the purple heart that awarded to a military member.

I snipped the ends of the ribbon and that was it.

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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Click Your Heels

Happy Hellos Everyone:

So happy you decided to stop by. I hope all is well with you and yours. Since my last post so much has happen. The most significant being my son completed his first year of high school. Yippy!!! One year down, three more to go. Time is flying so fast. It's hard to believe his is a rising sophomore. All I can say is 'what a year.' There were so many first; lots of highs and a low here or there. Now that's over with, I feel as though I could click my heel. Which leads me right into day's card. Take a look...

I figured, if I were in Oz and all I had to do was to click my heels to return home,
 I figured my shoes wouldn't be ruby red. They would be purple, of course.

I also assumed, if the image came out in purple well, then it would look
 good colored in other hues too.

This image from, Stampendous is colored with Copic
markers and highlighted with Stickle.

The gray areas are highlighted in Glossy Accents
 and embellished with a cute little clock.

I just love this image
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