Saturday, May 18, 2013
This is my first entry for Paper Crafts magazine's 2013 Gallery Idol Open Auditions. The theme is birthday cards for kids and teens. I do have a bunch of kid birthday cards to make but I thought I'd tackle the hardest one first. I love this sentiment from Mama Elephant's Good Times stamp set. The hand making the love sign was too small for this particular design so I used the one from My Favorite Things' Rock On stamp set. I rolled the flames in three different inks and added them to the extended fingers. Then I die cut some Simon Says Stamp exclusive stars from blue glitter cardstock and adhered them to the card.
Have you entered? I hope you do! :)
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It's the Victoria Day long weekend here and tomorrow we're attending a wedding. I met my lovely friend Jenn 12 years ago when we worked together. She was just 18 back then and I've watched her grow into an amazing, successful business woman over the years. I'm so happy that she's found someone to love and spend the rest of her life with. They've been house hunting on our area, too, so it will be so exciting if they can find a home near ours.
I bought these Papertrey Ink stamps and dies when they were released and I haven't used them 'til now. It was love at first sight and use. Haha! I used Jenn's wedding invitation colours as the inspiration for this card. Lucky for me, she's commissioned me to make all the thank you cards for both sets of parents and the wedding party so these dies will get plenty of use. I'll use the same design, just swapping out the sentiment and using just the man and/or woman dies for each recipient.
I hope you're enjoying your weekend! It's supposed to reach 33C/91F on holiday Monday. Yikes.
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Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Kim shared this card on the Paper Smooches Blog yesterday. I used images and two sentiments from Retail Therapy and threw in a word from Slang Gang. The word 'totes' offers a pun in meaning totally but also the carry-all bag. ;) I thought I would send this to a friend that I used to go shopping with all the time but haven't seen in a while. It's time we go shopping. After all, I do it online 24/7. LOL!
I just love how you can customize so many bags in Retail Therapy. Even those shapes that look like boxes or gifts can be bags, just like my striped one. I love that you can add price tags, zippers, pockets and snap flaps on the bags with all the little accessories! This set sure entices one to shop. Heehee.
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