Friday, August 17, 2012

I did it....

Okay, first of all...I guess there is a silver lining to not selling our house as soon as we thought....we haven't been home to pack anyway.  We have been off camping as much as we can (I know don't think traveling in a 34 foot motor home is camping)!

 I did it...I made some cards...can you believe it?  I actually found time and supplies to whip up a couple of cards.  During my blog surfing I save pictures of cards I like in order to case them if I get a chance or need an idea or two.  This time I had three ideas (okay cases!!!).

 I saw this card and I just had to buy the stamp and color it up for a friend of ours.

This one was for one of our daughter-in-law's (we have two darlings) birthday.  We managed to drive up for the night so we could spend the day and evening with her, our son and grandson.  I'm In Haven has some really awesome cards and with this one I packed my punches but, I did find some flower embellishments I could use.  Okay...not colors I liked then, I remembered I could change the colors with Copic markers...presto!  I am learning to decorate the inside of my cards and I still have a few border punches not packed.  I really, really can't afford all the sentiment stamps out there and I do like creating or trying to duplicate them with free fonts and my graphic programs.  I prefer digital as the images are crisp and clean.

Our two grandsons have birthdays two weeks is turning three and the other is turning 2.
I spotted this on Deneen's website and immediately went to Mo's Digital Pencil and purchased the little guy image...he is called "Sumpins Wrong"...isn't he delightful!  I couldn't wait to color him up and make my first step card for the grandson who is turning 3.

I was having problems with the dresser and after pulling my hair out for a couple of hours I had an "AHA" moment...Tim Holtz Picket Fence dauber!  I masked off the area for the dresser and created the aged look and again on the pieces used for the drawers.  The drawer knobs are pop dots but, as I find the cover is glossy on the underside and won't stick permanently, I punched some circles and placed them on top of the sticky pads.  The dresser leg shape is a Nestability
labels die.

The inside is computer generated right to the hand prints from the internet.

The youngest grandson is turning 2 and...a huge fan of tractors. I spotted this one and it was perfect...she even had links to the coloring pages website.

Our other daughter-in-law is having a birthday at the end of the month and I had this card saved for just such an occasion.  As I was mailing it I had to alter the size of the card a bit and made it a 5.75 x 5.75 square.  I had some white scraps with black velvet swirls on them and it was perfect for the butterfly (Cheery Lynn die), again with the digital sentiment.  I "googled" butterfly images until I found one that was
swirly like the front.

You know...Blogger is not my favorite program at the is a real, real pain in the butt to insert photos and have them appear where I want in my blog posting.

Have a great day!