Monday, March 30, 2009
I started this layout with an idea. The idea was the pain I am feeling in my legs right now as a result of starting a new workout program. So, this page is an ode to my husband and I thinking we are still in our 20s. I chose the letter stickers first, and tried to revolve most of my judgments around them. The word "crack" is from a sheet by Polar Bear Press called "Rustic Retreat" cardstock stickers. I got them on sale somewhere... woo hoo! I loved the colors... there is also a red that goes with the cream and gray.
The font that I chose to go with this is Berlin Sans. I think they match up pretty well. I chose some old metallic sticko alphas (from back in the day when I believed I might do the shabby chic thing) for my year (at the top) and the words "officially on." These show up much better in person, or if you click on this image.
I was so proud that I had used almost all of a 12 x 12 piece of Tinkering Ink patterned cardstock (Seasonal Stripes - Black from the Yuletide collection). Got this on sale, too. The stripes are on the flipside of the deep green solid. I love how the colors blend with each other.
Notice how in my journaling, I keep saying, "we like it." Totally, subconsciously trying to convince myself that, if I like it, my body won't hurt that badly. Yes, "on crack."
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Saturday, March 7, 2009
Cardstock: SU! Basic Gray, Bashful Blue (textured)
Ink: SU! Basic Gray
So, instead, I used the Top Nitch Sizzix die from SU! I have to ask... what is up with the perforated frame for this die? There must be something I am missing. When used alone, it looks like a piece is missing from the cutout. When you try to cut around it, it is a difficult task. Perhaps there's something REALLY easy that I am missing with this. Otherwise, it seems to defeat the purpose of die cutting if my lame freehand cutting has to match up with it. So, I cut and I sanded the yellow layer onto the gray. It doesn't look too bad, but the perfectionist in my gets a bit uncomfortable when I look close. :)
I have to say that the Hope for Comfort SU! set has gotten a lot of use from me. Alas, that means I have made a lot of cards for grieving friends and family. However, I like how smoothly it stamps and the phrases are just right.
Card size: 4.25 x 5.5 inches
Cardstock: white, black, SU! Yo-Yo Yellow and Basic Gray
Stamp: SU! Hope for Comfort
Ribbon: Oriental Trading velvet yellow and SU! Basic Gray taffeta
Die: Sizzix Top Notch die for SU!
Ink: SU! Basic Gray