Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Card Share

Hello, all. Well, it's been a while since I have posted much on this poor neglected blog, but life has been quite busy with sicknesses, work, and ministry things to keep life interesting. :)  May is a huge month for cards for me. there are three birthday's in my family, friend's who have birthdays in May, Mother's Day, etc. so I tend to be a card making machine in the month of May, lol. I just thought I would share a few birthday cards I made. The one with the monkeys is for my brother and the other if for my father-in-law. I was primarily using up scraps for my father-in-law's card and added in some enamel dots and a vellum sentiment from K&Company. The third was originally for someone, but I wanted to make a more feminine card for her, so that one will just be a spare for the next birthday!

Card for Father-in-law

My brother's card is using a Studio Calico 6x6 paper pad, some Teresa Collins enamel dots, and an image that my cousin stamped and sent to me. I used my different shades of brown Spectrum Noir markers. It's really hard to get the shading right with the darker markers, so I thought a picture of a bunch of monkeys in a barrel was the perfect image to practice on!

Card for Brother

Card for TBD Recipient :)

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Charleston Vacation Layouts

Sorry friends for the lapse in posts. I will most likely not be posting very often for the next couple of months. I had a recent escalation in some of my health problems and will be having to scale back a lot in the different things I do and do a lot of resting and therapy/pain management appointments, but I thought I would pop in to share some layouts I did a few weeks ago, before all of this recent stuff started. I finally pulled out the pictures I had printed from the trip to Charleston, SC that my hubby and I went for vacation a couple of years ago. We had so much fun. For these layouts, I used primarily Crate Paper, with some Basic Grey papers as well. I used several different Studio Calico wood veneers, some enamel dots from Teresa Collin's, and some other gems from Hobby Lobby. For alphas, I used a number of different lines: Fancy Pants, Lilly Bee Designs, Tim Holtz, Heidi Swapp, Lawn Fawn, Basic Grey, letter stickers from the Target dollar aisles and American Crafts DIY lettering. I also tried some Jenni Bowlin products for the first time, with some of her red lined cream labels and gold rub ons. I used some wash tape from My Mind's eye and Studio G on a few of the layouts too.

Even though these layouts are quite different, color scheme wise than I usually work on, I really like how they turned out!

I am also trying to get better at journaling little bits on my layouts so that I can look back and read memories that I don't want to forget :)