Saturday, May 29, 2010
I've mentioned Susan Raihala's blog here before. It's definitely one of my favorites. She has new content virtually every day, and her style is fabulously clean and simple, just what I aspire to creating. Susan has a One-Layer Wednesday challenge each week, and though I always mean to participate, this is the first week that I've managed to do so. This week's challenge is to create a card with the sentiment overlapping the main image, which is something that I love to do.
I had it in my head to make a card with a butterfly. So off I went to my stamping index book to look at the butterfly pages. And I couldn't f or the life of me decide on just one butterfly. So I decided to make a set of different butterfly cards. These four butterflies were my favorites for this technique.
Card 1 (In dreams and in love...): stamps - Butterfly of Happiness (Stampin' Up!), Heart Print Sentiments; ink - Hawaiian Shores, Memento Tuxedo Black; paper - White
Card 2 (You're Amazing): stamps - Butterfly Dreams, Thankful Blossoms (Verve); ink - Spring Rain, Memento Tuxedo Black; paper - White
Card 3 (Thank You): stamps - Wonderful Wings (Stampin' Up!), Giga Guide Lines; ink - Aqua Mist, Memento Tuxedo Black; paper - White
Card 4 (Know in your heart...): stamps - Pop Fashion (Pink Paislee), Heart Print Sentiments; ink - Simply Chartreuse, Memento Tuxedo Black; paper - White
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
I thought for sure that I wouldn't be able to participate in this month's blog hop. Our internet was down at home for the past couple of days due to a dead router, and my last-minute self had nothing prepared. But we're back online, and I'm ready to play!
This month's challenge was to use felt in our projects. Papertrey Ink has been coming out with felt in their beautiful Perfect Match colors lately, and they have also given us some great new dies that cut the felt perfectly. So I asked my almost-ten-year-old daughter to find some hair accessories that could use some pizazz, and here's what we came up with.
We cut a variety of flowers and butterflies using Papertrey Ink felt and dies, and then went searching through my supplies for the appropriate accents. I offered up a huge variety of Papertrey Ink buttons, but in the end, my daughter fell in love with some Basic Grey glazed brads that I had. So we used those instead. The butterfly barrette has a bit of Orange Zest swiss dot satin ribbon. I used my limited hand-stitching skills to put it all together (I've even photographed the back of the headband to show that perfection is not necessary!) We had a great time making these fun hair accessories, and now my daughter is eagerly awaiting more colors of felt.
Be sure to stop by Nichole's blog to see all of the other projects for the blog hop!