May 27, 2008

Congratulations Card for Greg & Alicia

this particular card was made last month and was the reason i found myself in Vancouver...

i tried a different technique for the bow on this card, which can be found here... i'm pleased with how it turned out, mostly because i still need to work on my bow tying skills (which sounds ridiculous, as i'm almost 30 years old, but there you go!)...

this full-time working mum bit is a lot harder than i ever expected... after yet another particularly busy month, i've not found the time to craft at all... which better change because this blog has been sorely neglected, i have a card exchange deadline looming, and i'm leaving for a family visit halfway across the country in a week!

Paper: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip
Ink: Whisper White craft ink, VersaMark
Stamp Set: Always
© Stampin' Up
Embellishments: Perfect Pearl Pigments in gold, chocolate brown ribbon from Michael's
Tools: Cuttlebug, Textile Texture and Word Hearts Cuttlebug embossing folders, ribbon punch, paper trimmer, Cutterbee scissors, dimensionals, tape roller

May 8, 2008

Thank You Card for Normande

last month we went to Vancouver for the weekend and were treated to lush greeness, beautiful cherry blossoms, and a lovely garden owned by my sister's friend, Normande, who hosted us for the weekend... i took many beautiful pictures of her spring garden and i wanted to use them as a Thank You to her for her hospitality...

this card is based on the accordian card tutorial from SCS... the only thing i changed was to add an extra panel so i could fit more pictures on the card...

Paper: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Real Red, Whisper White, Summer Picnic DSP
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Crayola Washable Markers
Stamp Set: Garde
n Whimsy, Friendship Blooms, Just Celebrate © Stampin' Up
Embellishments: SU Love & Happiness rub ons,
Icon rhinestones, brown eyelets, brown ribbon from Michael's
Tools: SU scallop, 1 3/8", corner rounder, & 1/16" punches, Cutterbee scissors, Fiskar's Ultra Shape Express & 2½" circle template, paper trimmer, tape roller, photo mounts