Thursday, May 31, 2012

Vacation at Sea

Not my kind of vacation, yet, anyway, but this crab from Bugaboo certainly seems happy!  The designer paper is from TLC and the subway art from SimpleCrafter.  All digital except for the ribbon.  This was another fun card.  I really love the blue and orange together!

I'm entering this card in the challenges listed below.

Thanks for visiting me.

 Digital Tuesday
C.R.A.F.T Challenge

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Fun in the Sun

Here's my first card for CAC Progressive Challenge #18, using Pool Time from Sweet Stamping Treats.  I thought it was perfect for this time of year and had LOTS of fun playing with it.  It was colored with Sharpie Ultra Fine pens and Prismacolor pencils (skin).  The background was first chalked in blue, green and yellow, then spritzed with Smooch in Silver and Blue to give the effect of water droplets in the air.  The title and sun were cut on my Silhouette.  The title was on white paper (left from practicing for a class) so I colored it with one of the 3 Copics I own.  They're great for this.  The ribbon and sparkly flip flops were in a big package of such things I received at Christmas, probably all from the dollar store.  Oh, and I did emboss the background with a Cuttlebug folder, Bubbles.  When I said I had fun playing with this card, I really did mean it!

Thanks for looking!

Fussy Cutting

Hi, again.  I just couldn't help it.  As soon as I say the fussy cutting challenge at 365 Cards Day 89 I knew I had to make this card.  I actually had already purchased the peacock paper (Recollections from Michaels) and colored the digi (I don't know where I got it because I've lost the file!), but hadn't decided what to do with them.  I really like the way this came together.  Hope you will also.

And one more picture, the great surprise I found when I watered my house plants the other day.  I haven't had a bloom like this in years!

Just beautiful!

Thanks for looking,

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Graduation Already!

I can't believe how fast time is passing.  Our seniors will graduate Saturday (right, day after tomorrow).  I've finally finished my congratulations cards, so here are s few that I am pretty happy with.  This first card is unusual, I know,  but it is intended for my very special student.  I've spent 6 years as her Special Ed. teacher, and one thing I know for sure is that monkeys are her favorite animal!
 Monkey from Cricut Create a Critter, paper from K&Company.
 Font and shapes from Silhouette, designer paper from K&Company, I'm sorry that I don't remember where the brads came from.  The idea came from a blogpost on smallbitsofpaper.  This has been entered in the graduation challenge at creativecutterroom.

Wonderful image from Bugaboo, digital paper and sentiment from a kit called ConGRADulations, and red designer paper from K&Company.

All in all I will make 15 cards.  I have worked with quite a few of the students in this graduating class so it is going to be a little odd to have them gone.  The rest of us still have five days of school after the graduates finish.  The kids are pretty antsy, hope we all survive...  Lots of tests left!

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