Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Dad rules the roost!

I am so excited! I went to Michael's today for a few supplies and came across the gcd studios provence paper collection. I picked up a few single pieces at a local scrapbooking store recently and was so excited to find the whole collection today! When I came home I found the gcd studios blog and was excited to see that they have a Father's Day card challenge right now. I still needed to make a card for my own dad, so I got to work. I thought the rooster paper in the collection was so funny and came up with this card:

I had a lot of fun with this simple card and I think my dad will get a kick out of it!


First ever Dawn McVey challenge!

I just finished my FIRST EVER Dawn McVey challenge. I've enjoyed all of her color challenges and the awesome creations her other readers come up with. Today I wanted to create a birthday card for a friend of mine. These colors were so elegant together so I wanted to create a more elegant card. The sentiment is heat embossed with black embossing powder. I give Dawn all of the credit for that black embossing powder because I first saw it being used on cards on her blog!

Here is Dawn's challenge photo:

And here's the card I came up with:


Sunday, June 14, 2009

The value of vintage

I've been really enjoying using pages of old books to create repurposed paper crafts. I was especially inspired to the Moxie Fab World's Value of Vintage challenge. I helped co-host a couples' baby shower last night for some good friends of ours. The couple is named Becky and Brandon and they are doing a bee theme in the baby's room. I found the perfect sentiment from a Mother Goose book (published in 1941!!) and designed a shower card for the two Bs and their "bb."

Here are a few of the girls:
(from left to right; Miranda and baby Sophia, Becky, Ellese and moi!)

I wanted to use the nursery rhyme as the focal point of the card and found it a bit challenging to incorporate other design aspects because the sentiment was so large! I heat embossed the "B" with black embossing powder and used some sticky strip and black glitter to create the stripe across the yellow polka-dotted paper. All in all, the theme went together really well with some AWESOME designer burpies and diaper clutch from my super-talented friend, Jenna, and some sweet-smelling baby bath products from Burt's Bees.


Bright and bubbly birthday

We attended another 5th birthday party yesterday and I once again used Kristina's Color Inspiration Challenge to come up with a fun, boyish card. Here's my card:

I almost forgot the white for the card and the number 5 added just the right pop. Hope you like it!