Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Flowers and Mafia...

My DS, was recently invited to attend a dance (not prom) with one of his grade school friends. Just 14 yrs old and over 6 feet tall...isn't he handsome??? His date wore an emerald green dress. The roses were actually beautiful in person...ivory with pink. My Mom and I made the wristlet and boutonniere...that was an experience. Let's just say, I'll be ready for the next dance. I had most of the supplies on hand, just needed the wristlet thingy. Found that at Michael's for $2.99! Saved a bundle of cash by creating them ourselves. We teased DS he looked like he belonged in the Mafia. Black shirt, shoes, sox, jacket and pants.
He is only 22.5% Italian ;o) Unfortunately, I had my camera on the wrong setting and the only pic I took of the 2 of them came out so blurry.
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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Sr. Center cards from 3/12/09...

These are the cards the ladies made at my recent class at the Sr. Center.
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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Gamsol and Glitter...

For the flowers, I colored them with light blue and purple colored pencils. Magic Pencil technique using Gamsol made a more dramatic effect than colored pencil alone. I added Dazzling Diamonds glitter to give it some "pop". It's so much prettier IRL

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Friday, March 13, 2009

Sunshine Garden...

I held a class recently using the Sunshine Garden Simply Scrappin' Kit. Each person made 6 cards...3 are pictured here and I will post the other 3 in the next few days.
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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Sunshine Garden Post it...

I used the Sunshine Garden Simply Scrappin' Kit to make these Post it note covers.
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Sunday, March 08, 2009

Sick of Winter...

Yesterday, the temp. soared to 70 degrees in Delaware! I'm so ready for Spring...aren't you? When I created this card, I wasn't sure if I should add a little bit of green leaves, but didn't. I love that tiny bird pirched on the branch.
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Sunday, March 01, 2009

All my favorites...

I love 3 x 6" cards...watercoloring, organdy ribbon, flowers and the colors pink and green used together. The bee stamped in matching green ink adds just a little whimsy to this card. No greeting needed, in my opinion. ;o) I think it's beautiful, as is. I leave the greetings for the inside of the card, so my eye isn't distracted by words on my little work of art ;)
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24/7 Bird...

Not sure which version of the card I like the best. Everything is the same, except the background image is stamped in 2 different colors of ink. Oh and the branch and leaves on the bottom card were colored with colored pencil. Which one gets your vote?
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Totally CASE'd and simplified...

I CASE'd this card and simplified for my Sr. Center Class. Thank you Jill, for the inspiration! I have to keep the cards simple and easy for a large group to complete in 2 hours. And the greetings are kept to a minimum. "Thinking of you" is my personal favorite greetings for a card. This leaves me the option to use for birthday, get well, sympathy and more. I prepare 4 cards for the group. I have 24 ladies that could potentially attend my class. The attendance is usually around 16 ladies. Whew!
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Sale-a-bration Simple...

I created this simple card using 2 FREE Sale-a-bration stamp sets. The supplies 1/2 sheet of pale green CS and 2 ink pads...Always Artichoke and Regal Rose. Stamp sets: Congrats and Beautiful Blooms.
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