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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Paper Strip Flowers

So yesterday I saw these *darling* flowers on Pinterest and I knew I would be making them soon!  Well, today was the day!! Here's why: today my Sister-in-law had a baby!  I wanted to take her something just for her.  So I whipped up some flowers and made her a bouquet. 

I just love how it turned out!!  It is sure to brighten up her hospital room.  :)

TFL.  Have a creative day!!

Cardstock: DSP Stampin Up!
Ribbon: SU and Offray
Brads: SU
Stamps: Studio G, Heidi Grace
Ink: SU
Punches: SU
Basket: Target
Other: Florist Foam and Spanish Moss

Sunday, September 16, 2012

ColourQ Challenge #154: Happy Day

What a week!  I have been very sick.  I could barely get out of bed Friday to go to the doctor to see what was going on.  You may think I am crazy, but I was so happy to learn I have a sinus infection!  Hooray for antibiotics!  Saturday I felt somewhat better and I was able to do a few more things, other than just lay in bed all day. :)  You may have noticed I redesigned my blog background.  I also took some time to make a card for this week's ColourQ challenge.

Here are the colors:

At first, I wasn't sure I was even going to tackle these colors.  This was a definite challenge!  But I am so happy I did!  Here is my card:

I decided to play around in Photoshop Elements and see what I could create for this hybrid card.  I started messing around with gradients and I made a gradient out of this week's colors!  I realize that is probably not a big deal to some of you PS experts out there, but for me, it was pretty cool!

I didn't stop there.  After creating the gradient, I used the cookie cutter tool to 'cut' shapes out of the gradient to then layer on the card.  Then I created a sentiment for the center.  I am so happy with the results!  (And for inspiration in the fog of a bad head cold!) I hope you enjoy this card as much as I do!  TFL!  Have a creative day!

Photoshop Elements: Adobe
Cuttlebug: Provo Craft
Embossing Folder: Stampin Up!
Punches: EK Success, Fiskars, Marvy Uchida
Ribbon: Purchased at Tai Pan Trading

Sunday, September 9, 2012

ColourQ Challenge #153

Hello!!  Today I made my card for the ColourQ challenge.  I have been sick this week with a cold :( and have not been very motivated to do much of anything these past few days.  So I am glad that I felt well enough this afternoon to get a card in for this week's challenge!

Here are this week's colors:

And here is my card:

I was SO excited when I went to look through my patterned paper and found this that was the colors for this week's challenge!  I thought it would be fun to make a sweet boy card with a boat.  I embossed a line of dots across the small stars to add interest.  I used part of a frame (the blue you see at the bottom) for more color on the bottom.

I hope you like it!  Thanks for looking.  :)  Have a creative day!!

Patterned Paper & Die cuts: Crate Paper
Circle Cutter: Making Memories
Star Punches: EK Success and Fiskars
Embossing Folders and Cuttlebug: Provo Craft

Monday, September 3, 2012

ColourQ Challenge #152

*Edit* I was referred by a kind commenter that I should enter my card in the Great Impressions sentiment challenge.  So here is my entry that I linked over on their site.  I am excited to try a new challenge! Thanks Angela!

I'm back with a new card for the newest ColourQ Challenge.  The rules have changed a bit over there, so now I have until Monday at midnight (CST) to get my card submitted.  I needed the extra time this week, so I was grateful to have had it!

Here are the colors:

Here is my card:


At our house, I have been applying Band-Aids to lots of wounds these past few weeks, with two mishaps that occurred yesterday alone. I found this *FAB* word art here and since Crumb Cake was one of this weeks colors, I knew it would be perfect.  I changed the 'you' to Bermuda Bay in photoshop to match the scheme.  And since I have been in 'Band-Aid Mode', I thought it would be fun to put them on my card since it fit so well with the word art. :)

It's hard to see in the picture, but I put chipboard under the word art block and then pop-dotted it to help it stand out.

Here is close up view of the Band-Aids.  They have the little holes in them just like the real kind!

I'm sure all of us have someone in our lives that 'make everything better'!  I hope you will think of that person soon and let them know how much you care about them. :)

I hope you like it!  Thanks for looking.  Have a creative day!!

Cardstock: Stampin Up!
Cricut Machine & Everyday Paper Dolls cartridge: Provo Craft
Patterned Paper: Pebbles, Inc.
Word Art:
Photoshop: Adobe
Heart Stamp: Stampin Up!
Ink: Stampin Up!
Buttons, Fibers: unknown
Other: Sewing machine and thread