Monday, March 24, 2008
Friday, March 21, 2008
I mentioned a couple of entries ago that I ran out of the colors I normally gravitate towards when making cards. I also have this set of Earth Elements brads that I only ever used one color (old olive) of. So, I decided to try some different color combinations using the colors based on those other brads (more mustard, really rust and creamy caramel). I added not quite navy paper to the mix and was really happy with the results. Look, no ruby red paper! and I especially love the "embrace life" card.
One more thing... Yesterday was the first (and apparently the last) day of Spring here in West Michigan. It's 29 degrees (F), snowing and we are supposed to get six inches of snow today and perhaps another six overnight. However, as my son said one day when he was only two, "This is the day the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it!"
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Today is the last day of winter and this noon as I pulled into my driveway for lunch; I saw my first Robin of the year. Now, that is a sure sign that Spring is on it's way! I ran into the house, grabbed the camera and sneaked outside to catch this picture.
These are the Easter baskets that I made this year. I've had the pattern for the "basket" for years and had never really used it. I enlarged the pattern so I could make it as big as possible using a 12" sheet of paper. The paper I had was given to me (thanks Marianne!) and I glued two sheets together to make it heavier and two sided. I then added the personalized "tags" and ribbon.
This is one of the cards I made for a swap. The theme was to use one of the templates from Split Coast Stampers. I loved the "cherry" paper and thought this would be a great use for it. I may have to try some of the other templates from them.
I've been trying to use different color combinations lately since I've run out of some of my favorite color papers. It's been a challenge, but it's been fun to experiment and I've been pleasantly surprised along the way. I will post some of these cards later.
Thursday, March 13, 2008
OK, OK, I know what you're going to say... I saw this video this morning and thought, "I've got to post this to my blog!" Here are the reasons:
#1 It's a cool video shot in the arctic.
#2 It focuses on Global Warming.
#3 Jared Leto is hot! WOW!(Am I too old to say that?)
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Thursday, March 6, 2008
Awhile back I came across an ATC on a now defunct website, that had been done in this really cool technique. I contacted the artist and she forwarded me on to this website http://www.irisfolding.circleofcrafters.com/. Well, it is just about one of the most awesome things I've ever seen! The two cards above were done with patterns from that site and I recommend that you check them out. I sent my mom a card for Mother's Day done with this technique and she loved it so much that she's taught a class at the park in Florida where they spend their winters. It looks so complicated, but is so easy to do.