Monday, July 30, 2012

Tigger Birthday Card

Hi All and if your stopping over from Card A Day Blog, welcome. The theme this week is die cuts and when I think of die cuts is either my cricut or my cuttle-bug that I go to for my cuts, this card has both.
This card was made for my grandson Zachy's birthday a couple of weeks ago. Tigger was cut from the cricut, I had gotten him in a swap cause this was one of the cartridges I didn't have. So trades can be good and this one was perfect for this card. The scallop piece behind tigger was die cut from Spellbinders classic scallop oval. The card base was out of a cardstock pack-celebrations. the lettering was from a pack I got at the local Dollar Tree store.
This was the inside of the card with a hand written note on the left hand side of the card. Brought in a piece of the card front to border the inside sentiment.

I love doing cards with die cuts cause it's so fun to see what you can create from paper to turn into a fantastic image.
Thanks for stopping by today and  have a fantastic day.... 

Monday, July 9, 2012

All about Purple

Wow, when I started the research on the color purple for this post I was surprised at what I found out about it. Hi I'm the designer today over at Card A Day Blog. Purple is one of my favorite colors along with gold it's a great combination but this post is all about purple.
I found this on Emily Gems:
Purple is the color of good judgment. It is the color of people seeking spiritual fulfillment. It is said if you surround yourself with purple you will have peace of mind. Purple is a good color to use in meditation.
Purple has been used to symbolize magic and mystery, as well as royalty. Being the combination of red and blue, the warmest and coolest colors, purple is believed to be the ideal color. Most children love the color purple. Purple is the color most favored by artists. Thursday's color is purple.
No wonder I like purple so much and I'll have to remember to wear purple on Thursdays now. So this is my Monochromatic Card.
My sister loves purple too, so I thought this would be the perfect card for her birthday in August.
These are the materials I used for the card. The sketch is from Book: Scrapbook page: Maps 2 from Becky Fleck. I used all scraps to make the card and it's based on 1/2 sheet of white cardstock. folded in half to make and A2 card. The bottom stripe peice was cut at 3.5" X 4.25" and the top piece was cut at 2" X 4.25". I use a purple ribbon for the border inbetween the papers. Used spellbinders Lacy ovals and Classic Ovals Large for the sentiment and added a flower I had gotten in a swap that was the perfect color for the card. I used G-studio purple chalk ink for my stamping and used both the SU Tenny Tiny Wishes and the bottom inked border came for a fiskars aged to perfection stamp set. Added some bling rhinestones and all that is left is to add a message to the inside, Easy Peasy took roughly an hour to hour and half to make it. That is what I love about using a sketch everything just falls into place.
Have a fantastic day.....

Saturday, July 7, 2012

A SMASH*aholics Challenge

There is a challenge that I'm getting into with the facebook group SMASH*aholics
it's a 30 day challenge but you can do whichever day when you want and in no particuliar order. Also I'll be working on another challenge in a yahoo group that I belong with too and some of the layouts/pages that I do I should be able to mix together. It's gonna be a busy summer I think but I may get alot of scraping/smashing done in the process. Here is the first page I got done for the challenge so far. Day 2-Washi Tape:
Bathtime for the boys! They tolerate it. But once in awhile if they come across the wrong thing they will beat me going up the steps to get a bath! I thought this would be a good one for this challenge and I used it for another challenge on another FB group for a page about pets. 
Below is a pic of the challenge and my frame of mind is to complete the challenge but it may take all summer to do it, LOL
 Thanks for joining me today and I look forward to seeing what you may be smashing if you leave a comment and a blogspot I'll come take a look. Have a fantastic day and stay cool if you can.....