Thursday, August 18, 2011

A Glimpse of my Soul

Journaling Reads:
Sometimes this is how I feel like I’m looking out at the world from the inside and no one sees the real me in here.  My life has evolved to the age of not knowing or sometimes caring what day or hour it is.  Our life is most times uncomplicated and easy, we roll with whatever each day brings and plan little.  My children have grown and the roles shifted to their shoulders instead of mine, I no longer have to worry about school hours, or homework or the agony of growing, a Grandma only has to smile and love.  I can do that.  We hop in the car and travel and see, me with the camera in hand and lens open to seeing the world about me with new vision, seeking beauty in just the everyday.  I cherish all this time I get to create, to play with pixels and paper.   How wonderful to start with a blank screen or bits of paper and bling and end up with something that makes me happy to share my creative side with those I love.
Life, it’s certainly changed, it’s gentler to me now, or perhaps I’m more gentle to myself at this stage of my life.
Here's what I used from the Cottage Arts Store:
Simply Friendship Pak - Paper 2 and 6 blended together, Mat 1 elongated (3 copies), key 2, string
Quirky Back to School Element Pak -  Quirky Tree, Word Art 1, Hanging Chain, Brick
Font - Constantia distressed with Grunge Paints 1 Brushes & Stamp Set
Natures Sketchbook  -Photo Art Blends 2 - Blend 07, placed over photo at multiply blend, added texture Weave 4 over photo and tree
Plum Haze Page Pak- Word Art Personable
As Time Goes By Page Pak- Word Art Glimpse Soul

Friday, August 12, 2011

Gator Love

I have entered this card in the CES Challenge Blog
I made this card for my daughter and son-in-law for their anniversary.
Don't ya just 'luv' these litter gators?
This is a digital stamp from The Paper Shelter
I used Copic Markers for coloring and restamped the image a second time on
plain white cardstock.  After coloring I cut out all the colored pieces and
glued them on top the stamped image.
The cat tails have an additional layer of Doddlebug Design crushed velvet on them
And the hearts have been popped up for dimension and covered with Glossy Accents

The 'love' sentiment I got at Michaels in the Wedding section
I used a fine mist of Tattered Angels Iridescent Gold over the whole card
and then added a smattering of Diamond Stickers to the sky

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Sew Thoughtful

This is entered in the Papertake Weekly Challenge - Grow Your Own,
where you were to use a flower that you had made yourself
Card is made from a recycled pattern from the thrift store.
A piece of the pattern was cut and distressed and matted with brown cardstock

Inside strip is a twill measuring tape with you buy by the yard

The flower is made with the Sizzix 3D flower die and distress with Vintage Photo

Thread spool is a die cut and the thread is baker's twine

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Snail Tails

I used the Cricut Paisley Cartridge and the first cut on it, the Snail.  I loaded the shape into my Gypsy and made it into a folded card.  The front circles have been run through my Cuttlebug.

Face is from the Peachy Keen Simple Sallies Face Assortment PK-531

Because the glasses on the stamped face are a little short I just extended  them a tad
and added Glossy Accents to make the glasses shine.
A little bling for the necklace and a hairbow to complete her outfit!

Here three more I created in the same way:
Face from the Peachy Keen Everyday Character Face Assortment PK-490
Ribbon is Martha Stewart
Face from the Peachy Keen Everyday Character Face Assortment PK-490
Bling is Recollections
Face from the Peachy Keen Everyday Character Face Assortment PK-490
Hat is K and Company

I uploaded my Gypsy file to 4Shared if you are interested you can retrieve it here.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Poppy Ladies

Poppy is cut with the Silhoutte out of red cardstock and misted with Glimmer mist

Papers are Graphic 45 Fashionista

More poppies, the gold and orange are cut on white paper and
colored using Distress Inks and Glimmer mist
the purple one is Glimmer Mist on white die cut

Monday, August 1, 2011

Another Birthday!

House Mouse - Chewable Aspirin

Created for a friends birthday
Inside says "OH NO - Another Birthday!"
Some Glossy Accents on the Ice Cube and water droplets
and Stickles on the cotton
Glaze pen on the Aspirin