Sunday, October 12, 2014

Graphic 45 Botanical Tea

 I hope you all had a great weekend. I have been very busy altering Altoids tins for an up coming class that I am teaching this week. I will share those with you after the class. Today's card is shabby chic. I used papers from the Graphic 45 Botanical Tea 8x8 pad. This line is great because it has designer paper and several pages of panels that can be cut apart for tags, which is what the pink rose is. The sentiment was created with SU's Curly Label punch and Modern Label punch. I think we sometimes forget how we can get such a different look by layering two different punches. I then used the Medium Oval to puch out the sentiment from SU Petite Pairs. The ribbon is also from SU which is Pool Party seam binding. This card took me all of 15 minutes.
The DH and I went out for diner Friday night and then to the movies to see The Judge. Is it possible for a middle aged woman to have a crush on a movie star? I have seen several Iron Man movies with Robert Downey Jr., but let me tell you, it wasn't until The Judge that I would have put a poster of him on the wall if I thought I could get away with it. That was one hot guy in this movie. I guess what is even more appealing is how he has turned his life around. You go RD! Oh and by the way, the  story line was great and I highly recommend it. Five stars from me.
~have fun and enjoy!


Thursday, October 2, 2014

A little bird's nest

 It's Friday eve and one of my most favorite nights of the week. I thought I would get a post in before my favorite TV shows start. My weekend will be spent in my stamping studio making sample cards with some of the new Stampin' Up Christmas stamps. Later this month I will be teaching a class on altered Altoids tins at our stamp club so I need to make some samples for that as well.

This is a card that is all Stampin' Up and was very fun to make. I especially liked the nest which I used twine to make it look more realistic and to give the card more texture. I started out by embossing the Crisp Cantaloupe card stock with the Framed Tulips embossing folder. I cut the designer paper to fit just inside the embossed frame. The border was created with the Dotted Scallop Ribbon punch on Strawberry Slush card stock and the I layered pearls over the top. The stamp set for the nest and branch is from the Take Care set and the flowers are the Petite Petals Mini set punched out with the Petite Petals mini punch. I used twine to make the nest more realistic. The sentiment is also from the Take Care set and I punched that out with the Ticket Duo punch. The ink is Melon Mambo. For some reason the Strawberry Slush ink seems more red to me than the paper so I went with the Melon Mambo.

Well Grey's Anatomy is ready to start to I gotta run. My ultimate favorite show is Scandal and comes on right after Grey's, which I am so glad has moved up an hour. At least I stand a chance of not looking so bad on Friday mornings now that I can get that extra hour of sleep. At least that was my excuse.
~have fun and enjoy!