Tuesday, August 31, 2010

It's a birthday card.

I'm not sure who I'm going to send this card to just yet but I love this image. "Tangii" was released earlier this summer at Paper Makeup Stamps and I just love it. Of course, I do love my Starbucks, too. I never wear my sunglasses on top of my head because I'm blind as a bat without my glasses so I'd run into everything if I tried that!! The Makeup 4 the Weekend challenge was to make a birthday card and I did this on Sunday and then our internet went out at home and it's still not back. They are coming tomorrow to see what the problem is but no home phone and no internet for three days is no fun. (Shhh, I'm posting this from work....;) So here's my birthday card.

The patterned papers are from the Summer Dreams matstack (I think) and the cardstock is from my stash that my dd gave to me. :) The flower is Prima that I fastened on with a button and some carpet thread. I finished the inside of this card so it really is a birthday card. Here is the inside of my card.

This also fits the Flutter By Wednesday challenge. I was the lucky recipient of a beautiful Danni card. I was surprised and honored to get one of her beautiful creations in the mail. "Just because" cards are the best!!

Have a "fairy" happy day!!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Let's celebrate 40!

Oh my, I'm tired. The days leading up to the first day of class and the first couple days of class make my office like a zoo when all the gates are left open. I love the students but sometimes they are very, very needy. (I'm an academic advisor to upper class college students and they should know how to change their schedule!)

This week's Makeup 4 the Weekend challenge is for the main image to be a circle and to use 4 of the same embellishment to celebrate a 40th birthday. My card uses several things from The Will to Day Dream kit from Paper Makeup Stamps (found here). The cloud paper, the orange cardstock base, the wonderful wordart, and the fun "sun" are all from the kit. The green flowered dp is Provo Craft's In the Meadow and the buttons are from my button stash. I strung the buttons/flowers together with embroidery floss and used copics to color in some of the letters on the sentiment.

Have a sunny week!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

M4TW Color Challenge

Using turquoise, lime and kraft are the challenge for this week's Makeup 4 the Weekend at Paper Makeup Stamps. I've been traveling, having company (our two adorable grandsons stayed with us for 4 days while momma was at CHA), and then more traveling so I haven't crafted for quite a bit. I was ready to try to play this week! I used PMS's Angie and colored her with copics. My dp is from the Summer Dreams matstack and the matting behind my dp almost matches too well. You can hardly see it in the photo. I had trouble finding a good way to include kraft so it's pretty small, but it mats the sentiment! Angie has a cute heart shaped bubble but I covered it up this time with some turquoise rhinestones. My sentiment is also from Paper Makeup and can be found here.

The students are moving back to campus and things are started to buzz. Classes begin next Monday so it will be a crazy week. Hope life is good wherever you are!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Christmas in the Summertime

My life has been too crazy busy to do any crafting for a couple weeks but I thought I'd share a different kind of papercrafting that I enjoy. These Christmas ornaments are done on perforated paper and use embroidery floss and beads. These are kits from Mill Hill.

This one is on kraft colored paper, has the stitching done and I've started adding the white beads in Santa's beard and the red beads on his hat. They
are pretty hard to see in the photos.

In the next two, I've completed the stitching and beading but haven't cut them out of the paper yet. They are about 2 1/2 - 3 " tall when completed.

Here's one more that is cut out,
backed with felt, and has a ribbon
added for hanging on the tree.

Everyone remember that the Paper Makeup August Release Party is Saturday night (August 7) at 8 p.m. EST! I can't be at this one because I'll be at a Ball State Theatre reunion with former students but I hope everyone has a great time chatting. There are great new Everyday Fairies (Carter and Tangii are my favorites!), new Moodies, new Wordart and former digi stamps that have been "rubberized". Check it out here if you've haven't already.

Summer is slipping away so fast. Enjoy the rest of your summer!