Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Shabby Chic

I've done a little experimenting with the "shabby chic" look or at least trying it. I really like the look but it's just not me. Maybe it just doesn't come easy to me.
I bought these paper heart doilies at the dollar spot at Target. I thought I could use them to make Valentine's for my kids class. Yeah, that didn't happen. Still wanted to try and use them so this was just playing around with them. Oh and another reason I wanted to try the shabby thing was the book pages. My daughter tore a bunch of pages out of an old book I had as decoration. It was probably worth something, first edition but I don't even want to know!
This is a bookmark I made for a vintage bookmark swap. Not 100% sure I like it or not. You know how some things you just love how they turned out and some not so sure of. Well that is how it is with this style for me. But I was trying to stretch my creativy and try something new.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day!

I want to wish you all a very Happy Valentine's day. This is a card I did for a swap over at CafeMom. The stamp is a very cute set from SU. I don't own the stamp set but a friend of mine does so I made a bunch of images the last time we were together. This is the first time I got to use them. I used Copics to color the image and did some highlighting with a white gel pen.

I am a guest card designer this month over at Let's Scrap. Here is the inside of a card I made. Go check out the front of it on their blog. I used the Joy Fold and fell in love with this card style. It's very easy to make and I think it makes a great card.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Aaack - It's February and where have I been???

January was a hard month for our family. We had the stomach bug works it's way through the entire family. Austin and I both had strep throat. Kids were out of school for 4 days due to the ice storm. Finally feel like I can breathe again.

Here are a couple of cards I made from a sketch challenge. First the sketch, I copied this off the post but don't know where they got the sketch from. I had one problem with it though. I couldn't do the 2 little circles at the top. In design you are suppose to use odd numbers and so for me I couldn't do two. I thought it just didn't look as good as one or if I had put 3 smaller flowers. That's probably just me being picky but oh well. I used paper from the Sassafras line. The images are from Stamping Bella.