Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
Check out her tutorial... and check out this cute pocket she made with the Stampin up "Pocket Fun" stamp set!
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
ellenhutson - the classroom
Whew! No message... jeez... I was so tempted to use some of my beautiful papers and put words like peace and mother on the front but before I sat down to actually make this card, my dear Grand Aunt Verna passed away this morning at 11:10AM ~God bless her soul ~ despite all the pretty things going on in my creative mind... for her, this is the perfect paper and card. She was a sweeeet, simple soul who loved nothing more than her children and who needed nothing more than her family nearby, something pretty to look at, her bible and a song in her heart to make her most happy. For her daughters, my Aunties, I followed true to the challenge and made something pretty and peaceful.
May nature touch you
with compassion, bless
you with sunlight and
send gentle rain to quietly
weep with you. May the
breeze whisper life that
never ends, only that
it is changed - that it
continues forever in a
world more beautiful
than our words can describe.
- Author unknown
Paper: B & W cardstock and GCD Studios Item#037 Black Floral Procession Cosette Collection
Ribbon: White satin 1 inch wide wire ribbon
Font: PassionsConflict Rob
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Welll... I am nooot a red person, at all! So this was quite a challenge for me. I have to admit the rhinestones made me think of feathers and bling but that's nooot the feel I get from the movie so althogh fun, I went off on a creative tangent not appropriate for RED! So, I'll save those ideas for another more appropriate time/challenge. In the meantime, I got out my digi-cutter (still having house guests soon again, so my setup sucks) to cut out numbers in the "special" font the Bride wants for table numbers for the wedding this weekend so I figured, while I am waiting for it to cut.. let's see what we have that could make my plain red paper 'pass' for this challenge. Well, I found this template from the Craft Robo Mega Store and made it square instead and I love it and I don't want to add anything... if I knew how to emboss, I'd add some black on black embossing to give a little sheen, otherwise 0 it rocks!!
The inside is black with 2 red squares centered, with a poem printed on one. The poem came from my original blingy idea which WILL resurface again.. just wait! I printed this from my computer, and used some fancy fonts to make it elegant but the camera is crapping out on me right now :(
too swift for those who fear,
too long for those who grieve,
too short for those who rejoice,
but for those who love,
time is eternity.
WOOT WOOT... doin' the happy dance!! Those are some of my faaaaaaaave words, thanks to my dear friend Cpeep (whose name makes me think of birdies over at Extreme Cards & Papercrafting. Now seriously, you wanna talk about awesome! Check out her blog, she's got tutorials on pop ups I still haven't had the patience to try... SHE is an extraordinary and awesome blogger, that is for sure!
I'll be trolling my fave blogs to find some very deserving recipients to pass this one on to ... stay tuned!
Monday, July 20, 2009
Sunday, July 19, 2009
My lovely friend, the bride to be has a Tiffany blue and chocolate brown themed wedding and wanted this style card-holder to mimic her cake (squared, tiered) and to give the visual connection of her inspiration, a Tiffany's jewelery box.
Here's my creation and her beautiful idea - way to go Bride-ee!!
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Friday, July 17, 2009
I used some foam squares to give the card depth, some diamond stickles for a little shimmer and my grey copics to give the accent flower some depth and also took some inspiration from these challenges: Rosie D's challenge Week 42 - Weddings, 365 cards Day 138: She said and I quote and CPS 124's sketch :
May the sun bring you new energy by day,
May the moon softly restore you by night.
May the rain wash away your worries,
And the breeze blow new strength into your being.
And all the days of your life may you walk
Gently through the world and know its beauty.
Apache Blessing Author Unknown
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Then I did this one too using a red base card, b&w paper and my red copic marker to colour in the flower - cute, and versatile :)