Thursday, June 5, 2008

Can ya dig it? I have some exciting news!

Well, I have some exciting news to share... The last two days have been a whirlwind for me as we have sold our house and getting ready to head to North Carolina!  It is bittersweet as we love our home here in Texas and the area we live in, but we know that we have to go where the military sends us.  We are hoping to have some great neighbors at our new home as we do here. We will certainly miss the evening gatherings we sometimes have outside while the kids are playing.  Starting 6 July, I will a lot of my things packed up and won't be able to create until we settle into our new home 2 weeks later. So probably by the end of July will I have some new items to share.  In the meantime, I will continue to post and then after 6 July it may be sporadic until the end of the month.

However, I do have two cards to share with you.  The first one is for yesterday's sketch challenge I love to do.  This card was made using MFT's Can ya dig it? set.  Such a great set!  I always have a hard time choosing what image I want to use.  There is just so many fun images! 

This is a 4.5"x4.5" card utilizing My Minds Eye dp and the ribbon slide I seem to like making.  Also used is my new Daisy Bucket ribbon which you can also find at MFT.  This pattern is called Poolside.  It seems to match well with Purely Pomegranate and Cool Caribbean.  Fun colors! What is so cool about this ribbon is that is made of cotton, but feels like paper! You can shred it, stamp on it, curl it, distress it, what you you can think of!! It is just neat to use.  I tore some thin strips off and "threaded" through my button and then curled it.  For the image, I first masked the wheelbarrow to add the items in it. I then used my new Koh-I-Noor colored pencils which you can find at Gina K or your local art store.  These colors blend like butta!!  They seem to produce a deeper hue than the Prismacolor pencils, but I won't be replacing mine anytime soon! Prisma's offer a larger range of colors, but the Koh-I-Noors is a wonderful starter set or just an addition to your Prisma family.  
Oh! And these pencils are woodless, so be careful to not drop them-not that you can't just sharpen the broken and use it.  That would work just fine as well.   Thanks for looking!

Materials Used:
Purely Pomegranate , Very Vanilla, Cool Caribbean,  My Minds Eye dp, Daisy Bucket Ribbon, Scallop punch, button

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The second card here I made for Sharon's (notimetostamp) weekend challenge.  The challenge was to use black and white and a color.  Such elegance when using black and white, but then you add a pop of color and it is just gorgeous!! For this card, I used my Cuttlebug and Swiss Dots for the top portion and stamped the Positive Flourishes bg stamp, from Flourishes for the bottom.  I then used a damask stamp from Stampabilities for the center and some beautiful ribbon I have been hoarding!  You can't tell in the picture, but it is a bunched sheer with a soft velvet in the center. Now, for the sparkle, I used my new-and-lovin' it Pearlescence palette set from MFT.  I can't seem to stop using them!  I dotted each dot with some white pearlescence and added some gunmetal grey to the damask.  This was a pretty simple card and probably could fall in to the 10-20 minute category.  Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!


Materials used:
Black, white, Pale Plum, Flourishes, Damask, Cuttlebug and Swiss Dots EF, ribbon, ticket punch


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4 comments:

  1. AWESOME!!! no more stressing about the house! now you can focus on the move itself! and beautiful cards, man, i need to get me a flourish set or 2!

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  2. I am so happy about your house! Your cards are beautiful!

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  3. I am SOOO excited for you about your house!!
    REALLY Great cards, too!

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  4. Love the pink against black!

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