Wednesday, July 20, 2011
I think I got it all. Bye for now!
It's the last week of my card class. It's been fun, and I have learned a lot of new techniques that I want to try. This week's color combination was a little difficult for me. I don't know why, it just was, and the cards I made aren't my favorite for some reason. But I'm posting them anyway. Here's the first card that I made:
In the photo, the greens and blues don't appear to have much of a difference in color (at least on my monitor), but they do in reality, I promise!
Stamps: Hero Arts
Glitter, Button: Doodlebug Designs
Ribbon: Hobby Lobby
Baker's Twine: The Twinery
Grunge Paper: Tim Holtz
Ink: Tim Holtz/Ranger
Die Cut: Sizzix
Paint (used under the glitter on the grunge paper heart): Delta
Adhesive: Glue Dots, Tombow, Stampin' Up, Zig
I think that's it.
Sunday, July 17, 2011
And here's a close up of the flower:
It's hard to see in the photo, but I stamped the flower 3 times and cut around each layer of petals and then used pop-dots to add some dimension. The Twinkling H2Os make the flower really shiny in person. I just barely bought those this week and I think I need to go buy a few more colors.
I used a sketch from the class as my inspiration, but I didn't follow it exactly. I also added a little bit of yellow and green on the card because the flower needed it.
Cardstock: Bazzill, Provo Craft
Stamps: Hero Arts
Ink: Ranger, Versamark
Watercolors: Twinkling H2Os
Embossing Powder: Ranger
Punch: EK Success
Adhesive: Glue Dots, Tombow
Watercolor Paper: Stampin' Up
I get the colors for my last week in this summer card camp tonight. The weeks in this class have really flown by! It has been fun though!
Thursday, July 14, 2011
It looks a little orange in the photo, but I used red, I promise!
Watercolor Paper, Button: Stampin' Up
Embossing Powder: Whispers/Darice, Inc.
Ink: Versamark, Tim Holtz/Ranger
Watercolors: Twinkling H2O's
Adhesive: Tombow, Glue Dots, Inkssentials
Twine: I have no idea. I bought it when I was around 15 years old to make friendship bracelets and I don't even remember where I bought it, let alone what brand it is.
Hopefully I didn't miss anything. I'm typing this very quickly so I can get ready to leave.
Happy Friday Eve!
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Here's my second card for this week's color combo. I used the same stamp set as in the card I posted yesterday. And it's another mini card.
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Well, here we go again. I only did one card last week. I was going to make some more, but then I ended up spending most of Saturday and Sunday with my sister and her kids, and I decided spending time with them was more important than making cards. But just barely. :)
When I saw this color combination, I immediately thought of the Eat Chocolate stamp set from Stampin' Up, and this is what I created with it:
It's actually a mini card. It's only 3" by 3". I thought the stamps in this set were too small for a regular sized card. I think I will send this to my sister-in-law when she in Texas for a year doing an internship. And of course, I'll send her some chocolate along with it!
Here's the supplies:
Stamps: Hero Arts, Stampin' Up
Punch: We R Memory Keepers, Stampin' Up
Pearls: Zva Creative
Flowers: Prima Marketing
Adhesive: Glue Dots, Tombow
I'm off to create another card so hopefully I will have something to post tomorrow!
Thursday, July 7, 2011
"I wish I was playing this game with smart people instead of stupid people who don't know how to play!"
same 8-year-nephew also during Apples to Apples after he picked math as matching fearful:
Me: "Why are you scared of math? You're good at math!"
Nephew: "I'm scared that I'll never get a wrong answer and I'll never know what it feels like to get a wrong answer!"
5-year-old niece who wanted to sit on my lap while Gaston was sitting to my left and 6-year-old niece was sitting on my right knee:
"I don't want to sit next to evil [Gaston]!"
6-year-old niece just talking to me:
"I'm really more of a meat girl. I like my steaks pink and juicy!"
same 6-year-old niece talking to her gram while staying at my house for a few days:
Gram: "Do you think your brother and sister miss you?"
Niece: "Well, my sister does, because she loves me."
Apparently her brother doesn't? :)
same 6-year-old niece just talking to me:
Niece: "I wish I lived here with you."
Me: "That would be fun, but wouldn't you miss your mom and dad?"
Niece: "No I mean my whole family should live here with you."
That would be nice and cozy - the 6 of them and the 3 of us in a house that really isn't big.
15-year-old nephew a couple years ago, talking to his cousin after surprising me and giving me a hug:
"You have to be nice to her. She's the one who spoils you."
Gotta love those kids! I don't know if you'll find them as funny as do since you don't know them, but I wanted to post it anyway so I don't forget them.
Bummer news - the internet company that I had come to my house on Tuesday to finally hook up high-speed internet couldn't get a signal because there are too many trees in the way, so I'm still using dial-up. I was so excited to finally have high-speed and now I have to find a different company to go through. What a pain! I took a vacation day from work and so I kind of feel like I just wasted a day off. Oh well. There are worse things that could happen.
Oh and sorry if you are getting tired of looking at the cards I have made for the card class. I have to post pictures of them somewhere before I can upload them to the class site and be eligible for prizes. But hey, at least it's making me update my blog a few times a week. ;)
I only rounded one corner, which is something that I haven't done before. I usually round all the corners, or none of them. I like the way it turned out though. Here's a closer look at the flowers I made: