Tuesday, July 20, 2010

{Spiro-riffic Flowers}

Ahh, back after a crazy week of cleaning the house, and getting ready for company this past weekend! My "mojo" seems to be on summer vacation so I decided to play along with the "Mojo Monday Sketch 148" This was a really fun sketch and I loved working with the circles and squares. The stamp set featured on my card is the clear set "Spiro Garden" by Technique Tuesday. The DSP is from the Green at Heart paper pad by BasicGrey. The card stock colors are all SU; Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Kiwi Kiss, Naturals, and Crumb Cake (Kraft). I used my Janome Sew mini to add the stitching that goes all the way around the card, and hand stitched the x's using white embroidery thread. I don't usually stamp bright colors on kraft, but I really like the look it gave to the card. Anywho, I hope you have a great week and thank you for visiting my blog!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Out of the Box...

Good-Afternoon friends! I hope that things are going well for you this week. Here in Oklahoma the weather has been un-seasonably cool, cool as in upper 80's, but that is 10 degrees less then the norm so no complaints here! I have been busy re-organizing my scraproom because I just was not happy with the layout, but now, I am LOVIN' my space! Happy Days! For todays card I thought I would try using non-bright colors. I know that 99% of my cards are bright, and very colorful, but today I decided to try something different. So, using Stampin' Up's Creamy Caramel, Choco Chip, and Close to Cocoa, I created this classic looking card. The stamp set is a free set I received from the Paper Crafts Magazine blog called "Margaret". It really isn'y my style, and this is the first time I used it! But, I love the vintage feel to the card. The card itself is pretty much self explanatory, I stamped the background using multi inks, and stamps, then distressed it using the Tim Holtz distress ink "Antique Linen". I stamped the bird cage, cut it out, and used pop dots for the 3-d effect. I finished off the card with black brads from SU. All in all I like the way it turned out, and I love how my pic turned out since I used my newly created light box! I found easy peasy instructions by using E-How. If you don't have one of these to take pictures of your creations I totally recommend it. It is nice to be able to take a pic anytime of the day! Anyways, my little one will be waking up from his nap so I better get outta here. As always thank you SO much for visiting my blog today!