Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Saturday, June 26, 2010
The images were colored with copics and prismacolor markers. The flowers and pot were cut and mounted with foam squares. My embellishments on the side of my focal image aren't quite what the sketch called for, but I had spent too much time trying to figure it out. I decided in the end to just try my best and do what looked cute. I was pleased that I had red thread in my sewing machine from stitching paper baseballs. You will be seeing what that was all about in a future post. Anway...I thought it turned out cute with the red thread. The finishing touch was a few dollops of Crystal Effects to the center of each of the stamped flowers.
You won't want to miss the other gals creations!!!!
Jen Del Muro and Andrea Ewen
Leigh O' Brien,
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Anyway...on to the card. The paper is from the old slab of paper from My Mind's Eye. I knew that I could find some suitable paper to use for masculine cards. I chose the colors for the plane based off of the colors of the paper. I colored the image using copic and prismacolor markers. I added a few details here and there to give it some detail and dimension.
You won't want to miss the other gals creations!!!!
Leigh O' Brien,
I had an interesting experience at WalMart today. I try and avoid that place like the plague, but I needed to get some Top-Secret photographs( photos of the kiddos for hubby) printed for Father's Day and I really like the finish that they use with their one hour photo processing. I got there and the photo desk worker found my pictures, but said that there was an *issue* with my photos and that there were some "copyrighted" photos. I scratched my head and told her that I had taken all of the photos myself. She thumbed through them and said that she thought they were okay, but she would need to check with someone else. He proceeds to thumb through them and said how wonderful they were, but they did appear to be copyrighted. I told him how flattered I was that they all thought that my photographs were professional, but insited that they were all taken by ME!!!!! Then, a third worker thumbs through them and brings one over to ask what is on the side of the photograph. If you look closely at the border that I put around most of my photos, it looks like an old photograph with some writing. I told him that it is from my photo-editing software. He proceeds to tell me that if *I* could take pictures that well, that I should be in the business. Again, I am flattered, but really it seems like what they were saying is this: There is no way that a frumpy house-wife, with kids dangling from the shopping card, hair mussed and make-up halfway on, could possibly have taken the photos. He said that it really was amazing that I had known just which angles to use and this that and the other! All in all, they insisted that I sign a copy-right release saying that WalMart couldn't be held accountable if the *real* photographer ever came knocking at their door asking why they had printed *their* designs! It really was humiliating and un-nerving! If anyone understands how horrible it is for someone to take their designs without permission, it is me! It was really horrid having to sit there and insist that I was the one who had taken the photos. I don't think WalMart will be getting my photo business anymore, which is the only business they were getting from me. Although, I did find some *adorable* Mary Poppins clothes there for Emma. The T-shirt says "Perfect in Every way". They had some fun clothes with Kites and a cute shirt that said "Jolly Holiday" but I couldn't buy her all of it, as much as I wanted to. Anway, I will stop venting! Thanks for fluttering by!
P.S. I thought I would share one of the Top-Secret photos. I have quite a few different ones
to give to my husband for Father's Day. I took the kids a few days after Memorial Day. It was perfect because the sky was overcast, which made conditions ideal so that the sun didn't get in their eyes. I thought this one was precious. I love my kids so much.
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Saturday, June 12, 2010
I already knew which sentiment I would be using and of course I needed to add the butterfly images, etc. I decided to use some more October Afternoon (Fly a Kite) paper. I chose to use a few of the patterns that I hadn't already used on any designs. I love the color combo, especially paired with the Kraft. I chose to use Kraft since the images I was using were silhouettes and I wanted them to have a shadowy effect rather than color. I like how soft it turned out.
Friday, June 11, 2010
I don't know what the "etiquette" is on how much cash you give a grad, but I thought it would be fun to give him $20.10 since he graduated in 2010. Maybe I am just super corny! LOL~ He would probably prefer $201.0 or maybe even $2,010 but I am not a money tree! LOL!
All of the edges are distressed with Vintage Photo distress ink by Ranger. The paper is super old from K & Co., but I love it. I hope he enjoys his card and corny money! I will be back tomorrow with a new SFYTT from Jen. Thanks for fluttering by!
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Originally, I had planned on using the flowers separately, but as I was cleaning, I stacked them up to toss them and realized what a nice statement they made stacked. That was really what got me in the mood to make something from them. The stamp set has some flower center images, but I decided to add some buttons instead. For the leaves, I inked the leaves with Spring Moss and then added a bit of Ripe Avocado to the edges before stamping it onto the cardsock. The sentiment is from this stamp set, which I love.
The friend sentiment was made using this alphabet. I added a few more buttons, scallops and lace and called it good. I didn't even add any ribbon! I know just who will be getting this card along with a sweet treat! I hope she likes it!
So...after it is all said and done, my desk is still messy and the sewing machine is still jammed! LOL!
The weekend after Mother's Day, I took Rowan for a hair cut. It was a sad day, but it needed to be done. She cut it so that I could do it in the Kewpie Doll style or the baby boy comb over. Unfortunately, now that it is cut, the ends stick *straight* up, giving it a true Mohawk look rather than a sweet Kewpie Doll. My sister gave me this really cute shirt that says "Tough Guy" so we went with the Mohawk. He really can pull it off, can't he?
Whenever I see the boys with their "Faux-Hawk" hair, I really want to comment on what a nice Kewpie Doll *do* they have, but I think they might scratch their heads and wonder what in the world I am talking about!
I actually have some really darling Kewpie Doll stickers that I should incorporate into a card design one of these days. I used to use them all the time for baby cards, but got out of the habit as soon as stamping took over my life! LOL!
Thanks for fluttering by!
Saturday, June 5, 2010
ETA: Someone asked which nestabilities I use for my ribbon slides. You can find them here.
Well...we made it through our first week of summer vacation. All I can say is that if they are all like this one, summer is going to be GREAT!!!! The kids and I have had a lot of fun. I have kept them busy and active, even reading and stuff! Now I am not saying that the T.V. hasn't been watched or the Wii played, but it has been kept to a tolerable level. I did think that I would be able to sneak a little stamping time, but that didn't happen. The kids are off at their friend's house, so I took the time to get my SFYTT card done. Three focal images later, and here I am! LOL!
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
I was running out of time, so I needed to make the cards super simple. After I was done, I realized how similar Saturday's SFYTT was to my card. I guess it must have seeped into my subconcious when I saw it for the first time.