So, I haven’t posted anything for a while. That doesn’t mean I haven’t been crafting because I always am. I just need to find the time to post more often. I’ll make a real effort to get some new pictures and posts up very soon.
Kate Spade bag April 10, 2010
Oh I am so in love with this project! I made it for a friend (assuming I can bring myself to part with it!) and it turned out so cute! It’s actually a composition book. I cut the corners off. I used versamark and clear embossing powder on red cardstock to give it a leather look. That is such a cool technique. Here’s the finished product….
Sam’s Valentine February 11, 2010
The Valentine’s Day party for Sam’s kindergarten class isn’t until tomorrow, but his teacher won’t be there. So we needed her Valentine gift a day early. I threw this together last night. I think it’s so adorable. I can’t wait to give it to her this afternoon. :) I wanted to avoid the typical candy gift. I settled on a Panera gift card. Then I made this sweet little gift card holder for it. LOVE it!
Heartfelt Thanks February 9, 2010
I made this card for the Boots 2 Stamps Inspiration Challenge. I really wanted to use my bird cage stamp that I just got in Stampin’ Up’s Happy Moments set, but I LOVE the flowers I made and the stripes….and I just couldn’t get the cage to work with those elements in a way that didn’t seem cluttered to me. I am very happy with the way this card turned out. I think it’s so sweet. I used daubers and SU ink pads to make the stripes. And the stamping was done with whisper white craft ink and clear embossing powder. Love embossing powder. 🙂
Here’s the inspiration picture:
Here’s the final product:
Spring colors February 6, 2010
I’ve had several sheets of pastel paper with white polka dots for quite a while now, about 3 years. Pastels aren’t my favorite to work with, but I’ve been wanting to use these papers for something. Today I decided to try this idea I’ve been kicking around. I don’t love it, but I think it’s pretty cute. I think I like the idea of the blocks of color. These colors just aren’t my favorite. I’ll share it anyway though. 😉
With love February 5, 2010
While browsing crafting blogs today, I noticed some entries into a challenge to create a black, white, and red card. I couldn’t figure out where exactly to enter said challenge….maybe it was a private group or something? But I was still inspired to make a card that fit the challenge. This is what I came up with:
Mojo Monday 124 February 4, 2010
I recently stumbled upon a site called Mojo Monday. They give sketch challenges. I really like it because I’m always looking for layout ideas. They have a sketch book of past challenge sketches and I could spend hours sifting through all of the ideas. Plus there are links to other people’s creations. There are some beautiful cards out there and some very talented crafters. I’m certainly not at the level of most of the people who enter these challenges, but it’s fun anyway. So I figured I would enter a card this week.
Here’s the sketch: