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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Beautiful Shades of Purple

I've been having fun with more "Fred, She Said" images. I love them -- especially because of the great 3-D effect you can get with bending and combining multiple images.

I created this card for a lift challenge -- also known as a sketch challenge. When I first saw the card we were to lift, I was kind of a little lost. I don't have a fancy edge border punch -- so unless I'm borrowing one from friends, I'm basically challenged to come up with ideas for edges. Then I found this template online, and I decided to give it a try. I inked up the edges so they show up more.

Finally I added my flowers and a few punched butterflies.

It's been awhile since I made a square card. This was fun!!! :) TFL

A Spoon Full of Sugar -- Distressing
Stamp with Fun -- Square Cards
Fairy Fun Friday -- Make Your Own Flowers

Monday, November 15, 2010

Using Some Digis

A friend of my mom's is battling cancer. It's always tough to come up with something for those type of cards, but she wanted something simple...just a "thinking of you". Here's what I came up with:

I've been using these pre-coloured digital designs from "Fred, She Said" -- I absolutely love them! These flowers were on a freebie sheet -- although they're from way back when -- so you'll have to do some digging on the blog if you want to try getting them! But it's totally worth it! :)

I bent up the top flower pedals to give the flower a 3-D look.

Also used my Fiskar "In Stitches" border punch around all the edges. TFL :)

Monday, November 8, 2010

Totally Out of My Comfort Zone

So last week we had this two sided card idea to lift on I was impressed with the actual card, although it was totally not me!!! Talk about being out of my comfort zone!!! :( I went for it though...and after a lot of trial and error, I ended up with this:

It's not too strange, but I think I'll definitely stick to the simple fold-in-half type of cards. but I'm loving trying these new ideas and techniques -- 'cause I know I would never try them if it weren't for card lifters. :p

Here are a few details:
** The original card we lifted, actually had a lot of big tags on every page. I went with one. --- stamped and embossed it.
** I have a whole bunch of these page borders in my stash -- I'm always trying to find ways to use them in layouts and cards. This one fit nicely 'cause of the gold. :)

** Christmas trees from my stash from last year or the year before. I have so many supplies that I just don't use...because I'm always wanting to use the new stuff instead of the old!!! :p

So hey, if you're looking for a challenge with card making -- why not try one of these??? TFL

Crafty Cardmakers: Spotlight Dry Embossing

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Non-traditional Christmas

 I've been making a lot of green Christmas cards this week, but yesterday I discovered how awesome blue is for a Christmas colour. Non-traditional maybe, but it fits well with snowflakes. Here's a blue card I made today -- blue, white and red. I know -- it's a little 4th of July, but it works for me! :) Christmas shouldn't just be about the reds and the greens!!! TFL

the embossing is a little hard to see on the photos. here's a close up:

A Spoonful of Sugar -- Relish to Embellish
The Crafty Calendar Challenge -- Winter & Snowflakes
C.R.A.F.T Challenge -- Dry Embossing (I dry embossed the white squares the snowflakes are on)
I Did It Creations -- Holiday Colours Mixup (I used the 4th of July colours for a Christmas card)

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


About 5+ summers ago, one of my cousins was trying to dump garbage into our junk yard...and ended up "trashing" the garbage, the gator...and herself!!!! Yes, I have no idea how it happened...but somehow she managed. Nobody was hurt -- except the gator. It had a few dents from the tumble.  My cousin though, was (thankfully) okay and not hurt.

Anyways, we snapped a picture of the "trashed" gator -- {I think it was still new!} and embarrassing moment or not, I went ahead and scrapped it! Some memories just have to be shown and talked about -- especially the really funny ones!!!!!! LOL