February 24, 2012

February Birthday

I sure wish I could capture my images true to life...I tried everything on this and this is as close as I got...its close but still not there. 

This is my own designed card and I think I like it.  I really love this color combination. The card base is just white cardstock, the brown is some paper from Colorbok that I picked up at Wal-Mart.  The blue plaid and dotted is by Tracy Ann design from her Avalon paper kit.  I bought 4 of her paper kits off her ebay site and really like them...I printed them off with the plaid on one side and the dotted on the other on Neehah Linen stock and they are SO nice.  I plan on buying some more.  Ok, back to the card...the oval is Neehah Linen and ran through my Cuttle Bug with an embossing folder and then I used some of Jim Holtz distress ink Walnut to 'color' the embossed swirls.  The buttons and bow are from Wal-mart and the Rustic creme button twine is from PaperTrey Ink.  I need to order the Rustic Jute...need some darker, some times.  The tag I made myself in CS4...forgot what the name of the font is.  I made the dotted circle around it, added a shape and put a rhinestone in the middle of the shape and then cut it out with my 1 1/2 inch circle punch.  I don't have many punches, just a couple circle ones and an oval one.  Oh, that reminds me..the ovals were cut on the Cricut using SCAL...I just made them a bit different in size so I could mat them.  The scallops on the bottom were also cut with SCAL on the Cricut and I made them by joining some circles with a rectangle.  Easy as pie! I'm really liking SCAL and hope it works ok with the Silhouette.  The sewing is with my white paint pen and of course, is hand stitched....LOL.  I think that is all....the inside was just some white copy paper attached with double stick tape.  Again...I forgot the logo on the back...I'm getting pretty good at hand printing it.

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  1. You can design with the best of them. Good job.
    I like the embossing. I have the Sizzix but have only used it a couple of times. I think your stitching has improved. Looks neat. Who is the card for?

    I have been in bed most of the day with a cold and sore throat....feel really nasty. Hope it doesn't get worse.

    Painter finished the kitchen today. I just need to put ever thing back and make a new table runner and valance.

  2. I am so sorry to hear you are sick....I hate being sick and hate it when anyone I know is....why can't they wipe out the common cold? Be very careful...a lot of folks around here are getting Influenza A, even those that had the flu shot and its making folks mighty ill. I know of two adults and one child who spent a week in the hospital. It's nasty stuff! So, be careful!!

    I appreciate your kind words...if you noticed, this card is similar to a card I made my mom last year...I guess I can design but only with one layout...LOL

    I'm working up another one right now...will share it soon.

    This was a birthday card for my niece-in-law. It's tomorrow and it cost me 85 cents to send...LOL....guess it weighed too much and was too thick too. Oh, well, if I'm going to spend 4 hours making them, I'm not going to belly ache about the postage cost.

    Glad to hear your remodeling is coming to an end...did you paint the same color? Did you get your tile backsplash back up?

    I got the subway art printed out today and Kristen's went out in the mail and Jerri Ann will get hers tomorrow...Yippeee, I'm on time for a chance.

  3. Feeling about the same today but I did sleep some better.
    Painted everything white except the kitchen and bathroom. The kitchen I went a little darker gold and the bath lighter seafoam.
    The backsplash still needs to be done.

  4. This turned out super. I love your stitching. I don't have a steady enough of a hand to do that. That jute is some of my favorite type for my cards. Great job.

    1. LOL...trust me, Dawn, my machine stitching wouldn't be straight either. I just like the quickness and ease of putting it on by hand. I just got back from a week at my mom's and came home with a ton of ribbons and tiny flowers and such...my mom was an avid crafter but has given most of it up because of her eye sight. So...I got to 'borrow' from her craft supply. Thanks for the kudo's!



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