Sunday, September 19, 2010
Hey everyone! Hope you are enjoying your weekend (which is almost over). Here I am getting in on the Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger - at the last minute, I guess 2 weeks is just not enough time for me - Ughhhh! I've thought about this Trigger every day of those two weeks and of course, this is not what was in my head. But, this card does have a lot of the pinks, reds, mauves and a ting of purple in there too :)! If you click on the not-so-great photo, you may see more detail ~ not much I could do about the baby pic though ~ after all it is 40 years old!
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Wow, it seems like another "forever" since I last posted anything here, BUT, I have been a busy crafter and will share some of my cards in a bit. For today's post I wanted to enter Moxie Fab World's Offset Scallop Gallop challenge~ You have until October 4th to upload your entry and join in the fun here: http://www.moxiefabworld.com/2010/09/moxie-fab-world-challenge-offset.html
The card for this challenge started out in a totally different direction, but ended up like this!
I have a Studio G stamp from Michael's $1 bin which has been added to my "collection of owl stamps" (don't ask!). His belly has offset scallops, but the stamp is so small, I needed to enlarge him a tad...put him on my scanner. kicked it up a notch or two and wha-lah, printed out a BIG owl. Must be low on the colored inks that make brown, so he came out on the greenish side :) I thought I would cut him out and pop him onto the printed card stock, so I was really sloppy with the sponging of brown ink~~then decided I liked his coloring that way and left it on the white cardstock. Added the offset scallops (punched on yellow and melon papers) on each side, sticking out a bit from the edge of the card. I feel this needs 'something else' and have been playing with THAT ~ but then again, less is more on some cards, huh?
Well, anywhoo, if you are still here~~THANKS for dropping by friends, I just love reading your supportive comments!
Cardstock: Base White is Georgia Pacific: Yellow, Melon are DCWV; Dk Brown tree PP is American Crafts
Stamp: Owl from StudioG at Michael's, Sentiment from "Party Cupcakes" by Inque
Ink: Outlined owl in brown Crayola pencil; inked the image in Chocolate Brown by Stampabilities; outlined the belly with an orange glitter gel pen
Tools: Corner rounder by EKSuccess; "Cornice" edge punch from Martha Stewart
Embellishments: Those fabulous owl eyes are Bazzill Buttons which were included in afabulous prize package I won by entering a contest at Paper Crafts Connection's July/August I-Spy post. Thank YOU, Susan!
Saturday, September 4, 2010
Weeeelll, I've been MIA for such a long time! Missed so many fun challenges and all the posts of my "Blogger Friends" WoWza! You all have been soooo busy, I am not even close to catching up with all of your wonderful posts yet!
We were away for 16 days and it seems more like a month. Went to the North East to visit family and friends in PA, NJ, CT, MA, NH and ME. Had a really great time, beautiful weather and ate lots of wonderful seafood at our most favorite restaurants...also found a few more to add to our ever-growing list. Been thinking of starting another Blog for our Travel Adventures, posting photos along the way...will let ya know about that project latahhh (oh yeah, I got my Boston accent back ;O)
Meanwhile, back at the Card Blog, I had the chance to make a card using the fab colors in this MFW Tuesday Trigger.
I stamped the 'Row of Houses' in brown ink on yellow and raspberry cardstock, also in Sky Blue on white cardstock. I cut out two of the yellow houses and one raspberry house and used pop dots to adhere to the the same house inked underneath in blue.
Cardstock: Yellow base card, dark blue & raspberry are from DCWV; the White is Georgia Pacific
Stamp: Row of Houses from Hero Arts; sentiment computer generated in royal blue ink
Ink: SkyBlue from Archival; Chocolate Brown from Stampabilities
Embellishments: Yellow polkado ribbon from BasicBasic bought at Michaels
Tools: Corner Rounder punches (small & large) from EK Success; Lace Border is Martha Stewart