Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Cheers to you!

Ok I have to say that every so often I get impressed with myself and this card is one of them. It's so simple, but I just love it!! I created this card for my friend Amy's birthday.

I used Day at the Beach by Papertrey Ink with their Smokey Grey ink and CTMH Citris. I also thought it was genious to use some glitter at on the rim of the glasses to simulate the "salt" of a margarita. Just in case you are wondering to pull of the three glasses I stamped the glass twice on a post it note to create my own mask. This allowed me to get the appearance of two glasses is the background.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Happy Easter

So here is the card I made and sent to several family members for Easter. It is so amazing that "God gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him shall have everlasting life" John 3:16. I pulled out an oldie but goodie here -Stamps by Judith. The card is based on the Sketch 48 Bonus Sketch from 2Sketches4You. The Judith stamps are the basket, easter eggs and butterfly. I also used Mega Mixed Messages for the sentiment on the front and Everyday Blessings for the sentiment on the inside; both by Papertrey Ink. I tried a new technique for creating grass my friends Melissa & Alicia learned at a Copic class. It turned out not too bad. I'd also like to point out the glittering easter eggs below the card. I made those! I found a container of 8 wooden eggs at Hobby Lobby for 50% off. I then painted them (several coats ugh!) and then glittered them all up with Modge Podge. I also painted a wooden bird house and glittered it as well which sits on top of the eggs. It's a cute fun center piece.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Happy Birthday Mom!

Ok...I have been a bad blogger. So to make up for it I not only have a post for you today, but I have 2 more scheduled for the coming week!
Today is my mom's birthday. This card was so much fun to make. I have to be honest, I wasn't understanding why so many people loved the Polka Dot Basics II from Papertrey Ink. We'll I've used it several times and I totally see the light! It is an awesome set and I highly recommend it.
I have used two of the different background strips in the Polka Dot Basics II in this card. I also used In Bloom and Mega Mixed Messages, all Papertrey Ink of course.