Monday, August 22, 2011

Dahlia Fold

Here's my first attempt at doing the dahlia fold for a card. I didn't realize it would turn out to be quite so big, but I like it. I'm not sure I want to attempt doing this with smaller circles. My fingers felt clumsy enough as it was! I found the tutorial for it on the OWH Stars and Stamps blog. They have such a wide variety of amazing tutorials over there.

The patterned paper is Glimpses by SignifyPink. The pink background paper is from my stash and I ran it through my Cuttlebug using the Swiss Dots embossing folder. The sentiment is from the SU! set Wonderful Words rounded with a corner rounder. In the middle is a half round acrylic crystal I found at Craft Warehouse in Yakima a few weeks ago. I got a big bag of about 500 for $4. If you tip your head just right, you can see the black cardstock base.

I'm off to try some smaller circles. Wish me luck!


Saturday, August 20, 2011

Some Fall Colors

Hello, again!

It's hard for me to think fall when we've only had a few weeks of summer so far. In fact, I actually went to Joanns and bought these design papers specifically for a few fall cards. I got 12 of these made and 10 of them will go to Operation Write Home. The other two are for personal use.

I managed to use all of the leaf paper before I remembered I needed to see who made it. Oops, my bad. The stripe paper is from DCWV. The solid orange, yellow and mulberry papers are from my stash. I used Pearl Pen for the circle accents. The water on the leaf is actually Glossy Accents.  

Thanks for stopping by,

Friday, August 12, 2011

Thinking of You

Happy Friday, everyone.

I hope you all had a good week. Mine was pretty good. I've been housesitting for my mom and her hubby and it's so different than where I live. It's so quiet. Dare I say...too quiet! At least I have their dog to keep me company.

My mom has a craft room, compared to my little craft corner. But I'm finding it really hard to be creative in there. Maybe I need my cramped little messy corner with everything within arm's length to feel my mojo lol.

So...I took the digis I had printed out and went back home for a few hours yesterday. These are pretty simple, but I still like them.

The digi is a freebie from Paula or you can find it at Operation Write Home under Free Stuff. All of the paper is from my stash. I don't need to buy paper for years!

The first one has some Baker's Twine wrapped around it and tied in a bow. This was definitely a challenge for my lack of bow tying skills.

The second one has some rhinestones added to it. They were from my stash, too. Some of the squares are shiny. The paper came that way. I didn't even have to add Glossy Accents!

The last one has two different sets of silver Pearl Pen dots. The bottom ones were big dots...then I dropped it by accident and they completely flattened. I liked the look so I did it to the rest of that set, too.

Enjoy your weekend,

Monday, August 8, 2011

Wuff You and a Kiss

There was a request put out by Sandy at Operation Write Home for love and thinking of you cards. My first thought was this cute digi. I'm not sure where I got it, but it was a freebie. If I had to choose, I'd say this is probably my favorite digi out off all the ones I have. I even used it for my hubby's Valentine card this year.

All of the papers and ribbon are from my stash. I colored the image with Copics. There is Glossy Accents on the heart. The embossing folder is Hearts from Sizzix that I purchased on my trip to Yakima last week. I also did a few with a purple heart and purple DP.

This is another free digi and it's from MelJen's. I love how simple, yet expressive her images are, don't you? I'm not quite sure where I found the sentiment, but it was another freebie.

Again, the papers and ribbon are from my stash. The image is colored with Copics and there is a litte bit of Glossy Accents highlights on the lips. The dots around the heart and in the corners are Pearl Pen. I made 21 of these. The lip colors vary from red to pale pink and the DP and ribbon colors vary.

Thanks for stopping by,

Monday, August 1, 2011

OWH MWT: Water!

Happy Monday, everyone! I'm so excited for this week. Why? Because it's finally summer here in my corner of the world. It's supposed to be in the 70s all week. Woohoo!

Being so excited for summer, finally, made doing this card yesterday a little hard lol. She reminds me of heading back to school and wanting to stay home. The digi is from Pink Gem and is pre-colored. I don't use the pre-colored ones very often, but I'm learning to appreciate them! The umbrella, rain drops and puddle all have Glossy Accents on them. The rest of the supplies came from my stash.

This is the first official day of my month long vacation. I am SO looking forward to it. I'm meeting a friend for a walk along the waterfront this morning, then running errands for my hubby. I'm not sure how I can have so many errands for him when he's in Alaska! Then tomorrow I'm off to the other side of the mountains to visit a dear friend in Yakima for a few days. 

Happy summer!