Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Making room for baby

With the upcoming arrival of baby number 4, we need to make some room. With the bathroom/laundry room complete, it is now time to move onto phase 2 of our project which is to turn my craft space into my oldest son's bedroom. The walls will be going up on Friday, which means I need to get the space cleared out. I will be downsizing in a major way and will not be stamping at all in the upcoming weeks. I thought I would let you know so that you don't think that I have fallen off the face of the earth. I should be back in a few weeks stamping from my new space, which might be a 2 foot by 2 foot corner, but I will be stamping! LOL! At least I have some great photos of my space from Stampin' Success a few years back. Sniff Sniff...It is sad saying goodbye!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Egg*stra Special Friend *SFYTT*

It's the first Saturday of the month and that means a new SFYTT! The weather has turned warm; at least for a few days, so I thought I would make a springy creation! Spring is definitely one of my favorite seasons!

This month's sketch is sponsored by Unity Stamp Company.

For my card, I started out making all of the panels and pieces using "Pretty Pastels" paper from PTI. My stamps are also from PTI.

The stamping is actually quite minimal on this design. I kept staring at my stamps hoping to find something that required some coloring, but decided on this instead. I got so used to coloring during my guest designer position with flourishes, it seemed weird not to color.

Since the stamping was so minimal, I decided to spice things up by adding some tiny rhinestones to the centers of all of the flowers around the focal image, add some sewing. I also played around with the sentiment to give the card some more visual interest.

I was wishing I had some egg shaped buttons to go along the bottom, but I didn't so I just used some coordinating PTI buttons.
As you can see, this month's sketch has a lot of fun options, especially with pattern paper or different textures. I hope you all get a chance to play along this month! You won't want to miss the other designers! !Jen Del Muro and New Guest Designer and welcoming Terri Moore Amy Rohl ( we are saying goodbye to her (sniff, sniff) Susan Liles (she is sitting this one out) {HUgs} Amy Sheffer Leigh O' Brien, (we are saying goodbye to her as well (more sniffles) Amber Hight Megan Lock Sony Christoph Jodi Collins CAROLE Kerry Johnson Thanks for fluttering by!