Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Their launch takes place during the first week of March. Check out the cool blinkie on the right. Also, go and check out ways that you could win some free stuff. That's always a good time, yes?
Just a cardmaker, you say? I have gathered a good amount of ideas for my cards from scrapbookers. Same idea, smaller "canvas." I also use a good deal of my cardmaking "skills" when I scrap. Do not fear the merging of the two worlds.
Friday, February 20, 2009
Saturday, February 14, 2009
As I wandered through my photos, I happened upon Ignatius' First Holy Communion pictures. What a dapper dude. It was his first experience with a full suit, and he looked adorable, all 8 years old of him. Since he and his dad were in black suits, I decided on black as one of my colors (8 1/2 x 11 piece in the background). That was my "gallon."
Then, since there was green in my dress and green in my fake ficus, hues of green were an obvious second pick. At first I tried solid-colored cardstock. I was then inspired to take a peek through my patterned paper. Lo and behold! Manchester DSP from SU! was a perfect fit. That was my quart. The argyle threw in an additional color: sand/kraft. Since that color is in the walls in two of the photos, I took it as a sign. I used Kraft for my journaling and important info. That was my pint. For the title, I decided upon Thickers (hide your shock!) Sweater felt stickers. Not sure that the color goes 100%, but I am OK with that. My OCD is allowing it tonight.
It cracks me up to see how short Ignatius was. Four brief years, and *poof*, he's practically taller than Scott now. Sigh.
Cardstock: The Paper Studio Kraft and Stampin’ Up! Textured Chocolate Chip
Image: Stampin’ Up! Season of Friendship set
Ink: Stampin’ Up! Chocolate Chip and Color Box Chalk Chestnut Roan
Patterned Paper: Stampin’ Up! Autumn Vine Designer Series Paper
Circle Paper Punches: 1” and 1-1/4” diameters
Techniques: Distressing (on Chocolate Chip circles), scoring, inking/distressing