Friday, June 18, 2010

Here Comes The Tooth Fairy!

     We're so excited, Alexis lost not one but 2 teeth. She is so brave she pulled them out herself, one at night, the next day she did the second one! I think this calls for a very special card don't you? I finally bought a Dummy proof digital program I can use ha ha. Its by Creative Memories and I downloaded it, played a little and printed it out. The whole process took me about 1 1/2 hours. Considering I am so computer illiterate, this was quite an accomplishment! The background paper is a digital paper from Lauren at My Time Made Easy in blushing dots. The flourish, tag and saying were all done with the CM program including the shadows (way to go Me!) I added some sparkle gel pen to the flourish and some ribbon and rhinestones I had. The Fairy is a stamp that I did the gamosol technique on. The tooth was from A Childs' Year by Provo Craft and the frame was a nestability. I used the colors from this weeks challenge at Color Throw Down #97. This was such a great project because I had a chance to use a new product and learned something new and exciting. If your interested in this program check out Diane at Capadia Designs. She sells the program (which is on sale) but also has great tutorials which convinced me that I had to have this program.

Monday, June 14, 2010

With Sympathy

     Sadly, a co-worker of mine just lost her mom after several months of watching her struggle from a debilitating stroke. It is always a shock when the day comes.
     I wanted to make her something extra special since we are in the floral industry and she loves gardens and nature. I am loving all the new layer elements you can do with your Gypsy, so I just pulled it out and voila! I am so proud of myself that I welded this just the way it came out. (the best part is it didn't take me long at all, I guess 'cuz I didn't over analyze it, I just did it, lol!)
     The tree is from Tinkerbell (who knew!), the aperture and frame are from George and the card base is from Plantin Schoolbook. I find I use the PS cart quite a bit for a card base, particularly this one because I like the stitched effect. The stamp is from M's and the circle stamped edge is a Cuttlebug die. The butterfly is a Martha Stewart punch that I layered. There are several areas with rhinestones on the butterflies that are on the ribbon. Oh and the card is inked with Tim Holtz Antique Linen. Inside there is a rub on sentiment "With Sympathy". I received some sympathy rub ons in the mystery box I ordered from My Sentiments Exactly back in March and it came in handy on this card. Pat is not what you call a glitzy girl and likes things understated so I'm sure she will love this card.

Color Throwdown # 96

     I just love these challenges! The colors for this challenge were so saffron (a peachy color) cool carribean (blue) and Pumpkin pie ( a rusty orange). I used a creamy card stock for the base and blue card stock for layering. The blue parts were cut with spellbinders nestabilities and then embossed with cuttlebug embossing folder in swiss dots and textile.
      The background paper is My Mind's Eye Home Glitter Book. It's funny but I find I use K&Company papers a lot but I must have really liked this paper pad by My Minds' Eye because when I was redoing my craft room I found 2 packs of this paper! Guess I better start using it, lol.
     The stamp is #99520 by Inkadinkado. I really love the sentiments in this set. I used Zing metallic copper to emboss the stamp so I would have the right colors for the challenge plus I thought it went nicely with all the other embossing. The image was then colored in with gel pens.
     The rest was finished with Tim Holtz distress inks, some orange brads and ribbon from  American crafts Elements, Uptown Orange. I love how these colors fit the sentiment. Hope you find some inspiration!