My carts (38): A Child's Year; Accent Essentials; All Mixed Up; Alphalicious; Animal Kingdom; Base Camp; Christmas Cheer; Christmas Noel; Cursive 101; Designer's Calendar; Doodlecharms; Everyday Paper Dolls; From My Kitchen; George; Going Places; Graphically Speaking; Happily Ever After; Home Accents; Indie Art; Jasmine; Mickey and Friends; Opposites Attract; Paper Doll Dress Up; Paper Pups; Pooh and Friends; Robotz; Snow Friends; Sports Mania; Stamped; Stone Script; Storybook; Stretch Your Imagination; Tags, Bags, Boxes & More; Tear Drop; Tinker Bell & Friends; Walk in My Garden; Wedding; When It's Cold Outside.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Jewel ATC swap

After Christmas, in an effort to spend my Archivers gift card (LOL) I was wandering about the store and found some great jewel flowers in the $1.99 hot spot area. It hit me right away that these would be perfect for my jewel ATC. A little digging and I was able to find 5 different colors: light pink, dark pink, light green, blue and lavender.

I thought I had the perfect stamp with stems and leaves at home but it wasn't even close to what I needed. So, I dug through the one or two (ha) stamps that I have and decided flourishes could be stems. For an unknown reason, I have lots of different colors of green ink pads, so I experimented with the colors and the stamps to create a garden.

I love the jewels because they are sparkly and they are not glitter.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

February COM - Seafoam with String

My designers choice, January, COM, was Jade with Jute. Ummm, sounds very like this month's theme so it was a little challenging not to just make the same card.

As a shipper for the Cards for Soldiers project, I get to see everyone creations. They are all so wonderful. One gal used cricut markers on her Animal Kingdom cuts, and I really liked the way they defined those decorative/defining cuts you can't see. You know what I mean? So, I purchased one set from which had the best price I found on the internet. I gave them a try with dinosauers from Paper Dolls.

The blue dino just seems to be looking at something above his head--maybe some birthday balloons? So, he was the inspiration for my card. AND I used all supplies I had on hand (well, after I purchased the cricut markers). The numbered paper is Basic Grey, Brigham, from the Oh Baby! Boy line. Dino and his darker spots underneath are Bazzill dotted swiss papers.
The balloons were cut from a Making Memories cardstock pad of basic colors. I used good ole George for the yellow and orange balloons and Stretch Your Imagination for the purple. Close to my Heart white daisy stamp was used to ink the edges. I stamped "happy birthday" with the set of stamps "Seasonal Thoughts" from Close to My Heart. The string is DMC Perle Cotton. Okay--TMI??

If you stare hard and squint your eyes just a little, you can imagine that the green is seafoam.