Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Color Challenge

Hi! Today's card is for the color challenge on spiltcoast yesterday. I really love these colors together - Baja Breeze, Soft Suede and Perfect Plum! I used the Fabulous Florets set again. I stamped one flower in Perfect Plum, then I stamped it again to get the lighter color small flower. The Soft Suede piece is also stamped with one of the flowers from Fabulous Florets and then I sponged the edges. The background is from the Greenhouse Gala designer series and I sponged that piece as well. The ribbon is some purple satin ribbon I had (not SU!). I really like how this came out. I definitely plan on using these colors again. Today is supposed to be nice and sunny, finally! Too bad I'm stuck inside at work all day. Let's just hope we have some of this sun over the weekend! Have a nice day!

Monday, May 23, 2011

I'm back with some pics and a card!

Hello everyone! I am back from our wonderful vacation to Costa Rica. We had a great time! The weather was really nice for us there. It was pretty hot and it did rain a little bit but not until around 4 or so in the evening. Which was fine because they we would relax a bit and get ready before dinner. We were told that we were very lucky to see the volcano so clear. Almost everyday we could, at some point, see the whole volcano clearly. It was so cool! We did a bit of relaxing while we were there but we also did some adventurous things like white water rafting, canyoning down the waterfalls and a hike through the national park. I've posted a few pics below, after the details of today's card.

Now on to today's card. While I was away, I got the Fabulous Florets set. I caved and ordered ANOTHER flower set that I didn't think I needed. But of course, I did need it. I made this card for my mother-in-law's birthday that was over the weekend. I CASED the layout from here. Everything else I changed. I used the rock and roll technique for the flowers using Peach Parafait and Poppy Parade. I don't know if you can tell in the photo but I also cut out the centers of the flowers and popped them up on dimensionals. The leaf is stamped in Wild Wasabi. I added a strip of Daffodil Delight cardstock with Daffodil Delight ribbon. Then I added another strip of Pumpkin Pie cardstock that I used the lattice texture embossing folder on. I also punched out a couple of Crumb Cake circles to layer on the Crumb Cake background. I hope you like today's card. I think its fun and bright.
Here are a few photos from vacation. Enjoy!

a lizard in the trees near our room

our balcony

hiking in the national park

the view from the resort

white water rafting


Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Penquin Birthday!

Hello! My soon to be sister-in-law asked me to make a birthday card for a friend of hers. Her friend really likes penquins so I made this card. It's similar to one that I had done before. I think it turned out super cute! The concord crush piece is stamped with the music notes wheel and then I sponged the edges. The melon mambo piece is stamped with Dot, Dot, Dot and the edges are also sponged. Then I used the owl punch to make a penquin and gave him some little wings. I added some old olive ribbon. Then added some ballons, a party hat and the sentiment. I hope you like it!
In some other news, today I am heading off to Costa Rica for our delayed honeymoon. So you won't be seeing me around here for another week or so. I thought I was going to have some posts prepared for while I was away but time just got away from me and I got busy with other things. I will share some pictures from our trip when I return. We just got a brand new fancy camera so I can't wait to use it! I'm sure we will be getting lots of cool pictures. I mean how can you not get cool pictures when you are staying at a place like this!! :) I am counting down the minutes until our flight leaves. Have a great day!!