Friday, October 21, 2011

Creative Crew Scrapbook Challenge

Happy Friday! Today's post is one of my projects from this month's Creative Crew challenges on splitcoast. This challenge was to make anything that included a photo and was something you could give away. Some examples were a photo Christmas card, a framed scrapbook page, or framed art, etc. I decided to go with the photo Christmas card. I was going to use a wedding photo of us but then I got to thinking that if I were to actually send this card out, I wouldn't be sending out cards with a wedding photo of us getting married last year. And I figured if I'm taking the time to make this card, I need to at least be able to send it. So then I remembered I had this super cute photo of our cats. Yes, they look like they are posed very nicely but that is only because I was eating cereal near them and they were hoping to get some of the milk in my cereal. :) Crazy cats! I printed out this picture in black and white and got to work on my card. It's actually a pretty easy card that you could replicate for your holiday cards this year. I layered the picture on vanilla cardstock to give it a border. Then I used a piece of the Holly Berry Bouquet DSP that I punched with the scallop border punch. Then I embossed the saying from Christmas Lodge on some Cherry Cobbler cardstock, added 2 pearls next to the sentiment and that's it. You could skip the embossing part to make the card even quicker. I'm not sure if you can see it in the picture by the Cherry Cobbler piece is adhered with dimensionals so it gives it a little dimension. Have a nice weekend!

Stamps: Christmas Lodge
Paper: Wild Wasabi, Cherry Cobbler, Vanilla, Holly Berry Bouquet DSP
Ink: Craft White
Accessories: White embossing powder, Pearls, Scallop border punch

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Busy Busy Busy!

Where has the time gone?? I can't believe how fast these months are flying by! In the past couple of weeks work has picked up a bit so by the time I get home, I'm pooped and in no mood for stamping. Crazy, I know! I actually have my projects for the Creative Crew on Splitcoast for October which I have yet to post on here. I hope to share those this week. Yesterday I was FINALLY able to sit down and do some crafting. The card I made was for the color challenge on splitcoast. I definitely do that challenge a lot on there. I like trying out different color combos. Yesterday's colors were Blushing Bride, Regal Rose and Lucky Limeade. I ended up with a vintage feel to this card even though the colors are not really that vintage-y. I think the Regal Rose is a little bright but I tried to tone it down some by sponging the edges. Overall, I think the card came out ok. I really like how the two step stamping makes those flowers look more realistic. I have a couple of thank you cards that I need to make so I think I will try this out again in a different color combo. I will be sure to post them on here. I hope you enjoy and try these colors out for yourself.

Stamps: Field Flowers, Petite Pairs, Friendly Words wheel, Music Notes wheel
Paper: Blushing Bride, Regal Rose, Lucky Limeade, Crumb Cake, Naturals Ivory
Ink: Blushing Bride, Regal Rose, Lucky Limeade, Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Lucky Limeade ribbon, Dotted Scallop Ribbon border punch