Monday, April 30, 2012

Dotty For You Card

I had lots of fun with this paper pack. I made this card for a party one of my students is hosting this weekend. Since Mother's Day is next weekend, I thought a card would be quite appropriate. 

Dotty For You is a great deal, spend $35 on items from the Spring/Summer Idea Book and you can purchase this great paper pack of 24 pieces of patterned paper plus art samples for only $5! This promotion goes on until May 31. You can shop online, just click on the link at the top left of my blog. 

If you would like to get this paper pack for free, host a party with a minimum of $400 in sales. Please email me if you would like to book a party!

DRCC Session 2 Class #10

I loved the style element of the Stella paper so when I saw the fabulous grad pictures of Sean's cousin Rebecca, I knew what I wanted to do. I decided to keep it somewhat simple because it's more about the pictures.

I wanted to bring in the colors from the border strips further onto the page so I created a flower by punching out 1 1/2" circles and arranging them with a button as the center. To finish off the page, I used a white gel pen to draw the stitched border and added some brads. 

Stay tuned though as I will be teaching another 8-week session starting next Tuesday. 

Thursday, April 26, 2012

DRCC Session 2 Class #9

With the new Victory paper pack I decided to spin the more army-ish paper so that it fits with an everyday hero, like my husband who is definitely Archer's hero. I like that this layout used the entire piece of the brown patterned paper and I did purposefully move the pictures on the right side higher on the page in order keep the badge visualized. I punched out the circles using my 1 1/2" punch to frame the title. 

The gold studs added a nice accent and to incorporate the milepost stars better with the layout, I inked the corrugated ridges with Outdoor Denim ink. 

Monday, April 16, 2012

DRCC Session 2 Class #8

Footloose is my new favorite paper pack I think. I love the bright Lagoon blue color and the sun on the Creme Brulee paper is so cute. I had some great pictures from our trip to Manitoba of my nieces playing at the lake. They were all being such silly girls, yet having so much fun that day. I used the Summer Slice cartridge to cut out "beach" and the sandcastle. For "bums" I used the shadow feature with the Playground Fonts cartridge. 

I wanted to capture all of the feelings that a beach could give you with my background paper so I created my own background with a stamp. I took 3 different stamp sets, arranged the specific stamps on a block and then repeatedly stamped on my base pages with Creme Brulee ink. One of a kind paper that goes perfectly with my layout and superbly with my pictures. Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Covered Tea Boxes

A friend of mine and I have a table at the Riverbend craft fair coming up on April 21. I've started to make some things to sell so I began with these covered tea boxes. What I like the most is that the Thoughtful Tidings stamp set goes perfectly with this gift. Once I figured out the dimensions, the boxes were fairly easy to cover and lots of fun to decorate. I used my Slice to cut out the flowers, leaves and bookplates. I also embossed the sentiment on the front to make it stand out more.