Sunday, April 22, 2012

Thinking of You

A dear friend of mine is having a major surgery tomorrow.  We are sending prayers and wishes for a speedy recovery her way.  She, my mom, and I took a class at Archiver's years ago.  We made cards similar to this using Glimmer Mist sprays.  None of us were big fans of the clumpy splotches on our cards!  For this card, I instead opted to sponge the color on after embossing the images.  I think it turned out much better than the Glimmer Mist debacle!  I used Yoyo Yellow and Pixie Pink SU stamp pads for my sponging.  I love the orange that appeared where the two colors met.  The rhinestones add some cheerful bling.  In her care package, I also included an iTunes card and a face mask - definite necessities while she rests and recovers.  Best Wishes!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Tah Dah !!!

     Some of you may be wondering why I haven't had many blog posts for the past few months.  That is because I edited my daughter's elementary school yearbook.  The committee consisted of me, me and me!  It was a big, but FUN job.  The printed books arrived today, and I couldn't be more thrilled with the results!  We are fortunate at Fairview to have yearbooks printed in full color.  I took photos throughout the year at school events.  (This is how I could justify last spring's Canon Rebel purchase...Oh and I can't forget the various lenses and cute backpack!)  Then I laid out all 56 pages.  I cropped and placed over 550 candid photos of the students and staff.  Oh my!  Actually, the hardest job was sorting through my THOUSANDS of candid photos and dwindling them down to just 550!  I wish I could show you some samples of my work, but I can't display any of the student's photos on-line.  Drats!
     We work with Balfour Publishing.  I have to give a shout out to my fabulous rep, Bryan, and my tech support hero, Patrick.  Thanks guys!  I couldn't have accomplished this without your help!  (By the way, I made the above thank you card for Bryan and Patrick.  Obviously, my design was inspired by the yearbook cover.)  If anyone is in the market for a yearbook publisher, I highly recommend Balfour.  Now I get a couple of months off before I start all over again in the fall!  Until then, I should be able to work on more cards and scrapbooks!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Cutie Cupcakes

I wanted to have some cards on hand for upcoming birthdays. I decided to pull out my Stampin' Up Create A Cupcake stamp set and my SU cupcake punch. Personally, I think the pink card turned out much better. However, most of the males in my life can't tell a good card from a bad one anyhow, so it won't matter if I give them this attempt at a card.

Awning Cards

I know that "awning cards" were all the rage a couple of years ago. I have always really liked them, but never took the time to actually sit down and make one. I had some free time this weekend, and decided to give it a shot. I hope you enjoy my bakery and florist! (I hope the recipients do too, as they were time consuming!)