Monday, February 21, 2011

Mini Dance Album

     Finally, they are done! This is the first time I used the mini Your Story by ProvoCraft and I have to say I love the look! These did seem to take quite a bit of time since I played with all the embellishments but the outcome was well worth it.This post is rather pic heavy but thought I'd share the outcome

     This was a fabulous way to use up scraps! Don't forget to leave a comment, I'd  love to hear from you!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Thanks For Being You

      It always pays to clean your workspace! The challenge @ Just Us Girls (JUGS72) is to use aqua, melon and kraft for your colors. For those of you that follow me, the background paper is a piece I had leftover from the sympathy cards I made last week. Perfect for the challenge. I love when that happens!     All the papers except for the kraft color are scraps. I even used the small pieces of melon and solid blue to cut some dimensional butterflies. I painted a few stickles on the wings and used Creative Charms gradient gems for the body of the butterfly. The white border is a punch from Fiskars and blends so well with the background paper from DCWV. I also added some faux stitching on the Spellbinders label. The stamp is also from my stash.

     I also like to finish off the inside of my cards and I had enough leftover pieces to do just that! Don't be afraid to leave a comment, I won't bite!

Wild Thing

     I'm back with another challenge I decided to do. As a member of the Cricut Circle, we are giving the opportunity to enter into some weekly challenges. This weeks was to do something using animals. This put a fire under me since I have several baby cards to do to welcome 2 beautiful babies Cohen and Collin. No they are not twins but cousins born several weeks apart, lol.
     My niece has a wild animal thing going and she and her husband love raccoons. This was a no brainier to use for the challenge and get a card done! I really LOVE how this came out. The reason is I love this paper for the raccoon. Its from DCWV the Safari Chic stack. Sometimes the die cuts look too "cutesy". This paper actually looks like fur! I cut the image from Animal Kingdom @ 3" and the phrase "wild thing" is from Zooballo @ 3/4". The stamp is one I had but wanted to keep with the "woodsy" feel so I inked it with Tim Holtz distress ink in Vintage Photo and embossed with TH embossing powder. Just added a few white dots for the eyes and some imaginisce gold dots for a little bling!
I really am trying to use up my scraps so I just added some scrap strips to the inside. Oh I forgot to mention, the background paper was a sheet I had stashed away. It was perfect for this woodsy look. Don't forget to leave a comment and tell me what you think!