Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Back to School!

It's been a long time since I have posted,
but today I found my crafting spirit and headed to
my creation room!
My project started out as a center-step card,
but ended up being large enough to be a centerpiece or desk ornament.
Either way, since my dear DIL is a teacher,
she will surely end up with it!
The header was hand-cut and the letters (PS) were welded in DS.
The pencil, school bus, and crayons are all My Community;
while the book, apple, and scissors are all ACY.
How about that cute little googly eye on the bus!
Lots of fun colors on a stand up display - I like it!
I will be entering this in the following challenges:

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Once Upon a Time....

My dear Mom turned 89 years young in July.
To celebrate this milestone, I tried an open-faced easel card to
celebrate the event.  It took a while to figure out exactly what
my design would be, but all in all, I am quite pleased with the result.
Although this will not be mailed, this is the card all folded up.

I started with a pretty pink glitter cardstock,
cut the middle three times and layered it in place.
The cut is from StoryBook.
I added a chocolate ribbon to the side, scrolling borders in white glitter cardstock,
another scroll from Home Decor adorns the bottom,
and hand-made flowers complete with a gemstone stamen along
with green glitter foliage finish the front.
The large baubel in the left corner is actually a costume party ring that
I took the bottom off and "popped" for added dimension.

This is a large card when opened up the whole way.
Since I really had no instructions, I pieced the bottom section on and
covered it with another scrolling border in pink that matches the ones on the front.

The inside background is computer generated from a print program,
and is done in muted colors.  I think it matches perfectly!

The sentiment is printed on a pearly translucent paper,
embossed with the Swiss Dots CB folder,
framed in the same cut from the card front,
and embellished with a dragonfly punch (cut 3X) and a butterfly.

                      Even the back of the card is complete with her age (cut from StoryBook),
 and a special "Happy Birthday" from the ACY cart,

                                 This card is so pretty.......it actually shimmers in the sunlight.
There are so many dimensions and small added touches that I
think my Mom will love it as much as I do.
Happy Birthday, Mom!

I will be entering this in the DL Art Happy Birthday Linky Party.