Thursday, April 30, 2009
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
UH Graduation is right around the corner...and believe it or not, I am actually one step ahead of the game. Usually I'm making the card the night before or that day... but not this time. I tried to keep the card really simple since it's for a guy. I used two different design papers and a little bit of stickles on the tassel and the ribbon to give it a little bit of texture. Congratulations to all the graduates!
Sunday, April 26, 2009
This card was based of Madelynn's "Twinkling" Tuesday's sketch from 4/21/09. The sketch was done by a guest artist, Jack. These kids are just so talented. I don't know how they do it. I've missed out working on these sketches for a while, so I'm just trying to get back into it. If you want to play along, the next sketch will be posted for Tuesday. For this card, I used an old stamp that I had bought years ago. It's by Juju's Tiny Treasures. I tried to accentuate the leaves, so I added a lot of stickles.
I was flipping through a card sample magazine and saw that someone had used a sizzix die to cut felt. So, I thought about trying to do a "Hello Kitty"... To my surprise, it cut the felt pretty easily and cleanly too. The hardest part was gluing everything down. I like the texture of the felt for Hello Kitty, now she's soft. Hope you're having a great Sunday!
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Look familiar? This is my attempt at Jean's (Dandelion Designs) cupcake box. I thought it was such cute idea, so I had to give it a try. Jean shared the pattern on her blog.
These are some Easter treats that I made for my office. I used my "silhouette" machine to cut the boxes, (carton with handle box and the match box). To give these little boxes their Easter touch, I used stamps from Dandelion Designs. Before I put the boxes together, I stamped "Happy Easter" over the entire box with Versamark ink. You can barely see it in the picture.
Thursday, April 09, 2009
Saturday, April 04, 2009
My Aloha RAK partner last month was De. I made her a regular card and little box of mini thank you (arigato) cards in a holder. Since the image I chose was a little girl in a Japanese Kimono (Juju's Tiny Treasures), I just HAD to incorporate washi paper. I'll post the RAK that De sent me later. She makes some really nice things...visit her blog, Stamping De-va's Blog Spot.
Here are a few photos that I took of the RATS...it was really hard to get some good shots. This was the best I could do out of 40 photos. They kept moving around. The mixed color one is Cassandra (Cassie) and the all gray one is Annabelle (Annie). They don't really know their names, but they do respond to you if you walk by the cage. There favorite thing to eat is Cheerios. They both love to get out of their cage and they run fast, but it's funny, they don't roam too far. We recently bought them each a clear pet ball for exercise. Once they get in, they run, and roll, and roll, and roll. Annie and Cassie are very sweet and amazingly gentle critters. : ) Hope you're having a great weekend!