Thursday, April 26, 2012

Crafty Secrets New Typography CD

 I've always wanted to make a pocket card like this and now  I am wondering why it took me so long???  Anyone else out there like me? Plenty of ideas and not enough hours in the day to execute them all.

This is the tag that is inside the glassine bag. I love what the glassine brings to the card. It provides a softness while  allowing the rich colors of the tag's design to be seen. I'm not sure if these photos or should I say this photographer does it justice!   I thought it would make a great bookmark. Now all I have to do is find a good book to go with it and it will be ready to give to someone special. Between birthdays and Mother's Day coming up I'm sure finding a home
for it will not be a  problem!

The source of inspiration for this card was The Shabby Tea Room April Showers  photo. It is filled with so many beautiful colors!  My image is from Crafty Secrets upcoming Typography CD.  I'm looking forward to seeing the finished product - previews look great!  The CD will be available within the next month. They also have a free printable for Mother's Day and tutorial that should be available tomorrow. I appreciate you taking the time to stop by and I hope you have an enjoyable day!

Stampin' Sisters in Christ: pastels
Simon Says Stamp Challenge: anything goes
Frilly and Funkie Sunday Share: item from The Funkie Junkie

Monday, April 23, 2012

Fun New Finds

I received some new goodies this weekend from Vicki Chrisman  and  The Funkie Junkie Boutique which meant only one thing I  had to take time and play! My image is from Crafty Secrets' Mini Vintage Scraps and it is paired up with  Memory Box paper. I have been in the process of making 50 May Day baskets for our son's school to deliver so it was fun to take a break and be creative in a different kind of way! I hope you have a great week and thanks for stopping by!

Inspiration Challenges:
Frilly and Funkie :  repurpose two items,  pink ribbon from packaging and button from hubby's old shirt
Stampin' Sisters in Christ : pastels
Vintage Cafe Card : sketch design

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Celebrate Every Day

This is my first attempt at a collage card. Something very different for me but I enjoyed it! I began an online class with Catherine Scanlon and one of the first assignments was to use different types of paper and cut them into shapes. All of my papers and images are from Crafty Secrets. One of the papers had daisies so I thought it would be fun to cut it out and use it for my sun. The twig was painted and then sanded down because when my 8 y.o. son saw it he said " It needs some brown!" He was right : ) I also used some funky green fiber my mom had sent to  add texture and create grass. The sky was water colored. The card size is 8.5 x 6.5 inches.

This for my Mom's birthday and my wish and hope for her is that she would be able to celebrate each and every day because even on those days when it seems so very dark  the Son is still shining!
Thanks for stopping by!