Monday, May 31, 2010

Paper Challenge

I was out of ideas of things to work on the other night. I was paging through my (obscene) amount of paper and found this lovely (not) number.

So I sat down and challenged myself to make it ... palatable. Not pretty (doubt that's possible), not useful necessarily. Just not so offensive to your optical nerves.

I came up with this:

I used a flower cut from Accent Essentials. I started cutting the flower at 3.5" and went down in increments of 1/4". I did this for the "ugly" paper as well as a pool blue color. I then picked the sizes I wanted to use and started layering. Once I figured out how I wanted to piece it together, I used a gold ink to ink the edges of each layer. I pop dotted the final 2-3 layers and added a pearl in the center for "pretty-ness".

All in all, I think I did ok in making a *really* bad piece of paper easier on the eyes!

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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Trying my hand at watercolors...

I searched high and low for Mother's Day card ideas and nothing came to me.

Until I bought this stamp with flowers. I wasn't sure what to do with it, but I LOVED where it ended up!

Three different cards. Two I used clear embossing powder on, one is simply stamped and colored.

I am SO pleased with how they turned out!
This is my first try with actually SENDING something that's been watercolored!
I adore this stamp! It will be around a LOT in the future I think!

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Monday, May 17, 2010

Another "Just Because" card

I loved the bright colors on this one! This is all cut from the Just Because cartridge!
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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

More Coffee!!

I have a ton of friends that are completely ROCKING IT on Weight Watchers! I wanted to show them that WW shouldn't stop them from having treats now and then! I went through the guidebook and picked a few things that are 0-2 pts and included them in the cards I sent this week.

The front of the card was done using the new Cricut "Just Because" cartridge. I am in the habit of making four of the "same" cards, but making them different sizes, shapes and backgrounds. That's what I did with these as well!

Inside the card, I used my coffee stamps and liquid applique pen (whipped cream!) to decorate. I wrote out the names and sizes of the drinks in that pt category with my Signo white pen (best white pen *EVER!*)

A good friend helped me with the awesome sentiment, "You deserve a "latte" more than this for all of your hard work!"

Saturday, May 8, 2010


Ok, so it really wasn't "sewing" except that I sewed on about a dozen snaps (that didn't work, BTW). But my week has been consumed with this new project.

What do you get if you have: 

14" of 1/4" elastic
60 yards of tulle
10 snaps
lots of yellow string? 

A tutu, of course!

What about: 
1 dowel rod
a yard of tulle
4 shades of ribbon
hot glue gun
(and 2nd degree burns)??
A wand!

So where am I going with all of this? 

It was all to get this, the most perfect Mother's Day present I could ask for - that smile!!