Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Thoughful Owl

Purple is one of my favorite colors and I've had this patterned paper sitting in my stash for a while now (I love My Mind's Eye designer paper and this one is especially delightful because of the added glitter and embossing). I think I've used it only once before so I thought it was time to put it to good use in this sweet little card. The owl is paper pieced from a larger sheet of patterned paper but the colors work really well together. I wanted to change his eyes up a little bit because they are so tiny, but I decided to leave them in the end.

Hope you are having a great week?!

Stamps : Stampin'Up! (sentiment)
Ink : VersaColor Pigment Cube (Green Tea), SU! Elegant Eggplant
Paper : My Mind's Eye DP, PTI Vintage Cream and Green, SU! Lovely Lilac
Accessories : ACMoore Sheer lavendar ribbon, Kaisercraft Purple gems, SU! small oval punch, EK Success border punch and medium circle punch

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Hope and Strength

I made a few cards like this one for my mother-in-law last week. She wanted some encouragement cards that were a little more neutral in color so she could send them to men or women. SU!'s Old Olive and Chocolate Chip are two of my favorite colors so this was a joy to create. Verve Plain Jane Scripture verses are always a great choice for encouragement cards and I love the fonts that are used.

Thanks for dropping in!

Stamps : Verve (Plain Jane verse), SU! (Background)
Paper : SU! Chocolate Chip and Old Olive, PTI Vintage Cream
Ink : Tim Holtz Olive distress ink, Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories : SU! Scallop border punch, Cricut Lacy labels cartridge, Michaels Chocolate ribbon

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Embossed Butterfly Thank you

Well girls (and guys??) I've finally gotten around to posting another card for you....!!!!!!! Where have I been, you wonder? Last year my schedule was just getting insane and it was getting very difficult to fit everything in as well as make and post a card every single day. In the end I was just pumping out cards because I was trying to keep up with some crazy idea that I absolutely HAD to make a card every day and it became more of a chore than a joy..... so... I took a few months break. My creative 'mojo' had definitely left me for a good long time and it has only recently started to return.

During Christmas we received some delightful gifts from members at our church and I needed some very special thank you notes to send in return. Thus, a card design started to take shape in my head and was inspired by a card that Julee Tilman from Verve made a couple of weeks ago on her blog Poetic Artistry. Check it out and then see how I've changed the design and made it different.

Hope y'all had a wonderful Christmas and are starting the New Year off in a positive way!


Stamps : Hero Arts (Butterfly), Stampin'Up! (Sentiment)
Paper : PTI White and Pink, My Minds Eye Sophie DP
Ink : Tuxedo Memento Black
Accessories : Kaisercraft Pearls, Sizzix Embossing Folder, Ribbon from ACMoore, Copic Markers, Distressing tool
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