Saturday, October 23, 2010

Tomorrow it will be one year

It doesn't seem possible, but tomorrow Joe and I will celebrate our first wedding anniversary. I made a simple card for him, letting the designer paper do most of the work.

I used Fillable Frames #4 from PTI for the frame and sentiment. On the inside I used a sentiment from Tiny Trees and a flourish from Fancy Phrases (both from Waltzingmouse Stamps). I finished it off with a scrap of the same designer paper (Simply Elegant from The Paper Studio).

We have reservations tomorrow night at a nice Italian restaurant and I think it's going to be a fabulous evening.

Tag-You're it Again!

I made this second tag last Saturday as well, but I wasn't quite as happy with it. To be perfectly honest, this is one that I threw away and then rescued from the trash--for the simple fact that I spent enough time and effort on it that I figured I might as well show it too.

There's not anything wrong with it per say, but it didn't turn out quite like I had planned out in my head--it was much more elegant in theory. LOL

You can't tell from the photo, but I covered the sentiment in crystal glitter again. (Running it backwards through my Xyron machine makes it so easy to get perfect coverage.) Also, the vintage glass glitter on the snowflake is SO sparkly in person, but you have to be careful with it--as it is just that--tiny shards of glass with sharp edges.

sentiment from Tiny Trees (Waltzingmouse Stamps)
background is Composer's Dream (Stampendous)
small snowflake (Michael's $1 stamp set)

Victorian Velvet (Tim Holtz distress ink)
Silver (Encore! Ultimate Metallic)

silver vintage glass glitter (RedLead -
snowflake die (Spellbinders)
silver snowflake brad/square brads (The Paper Studio/Hobby Lobby)
ribbon and metallic eyelash yarn (Michaels)

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Waltzingmouse Tag-You're It! Challenge

If you check out Claire's blog she has all of the details about her latest challenge. She wants to see tags, not just any tags, elegant ones. The prize for the winner---about $200 USD worth of Waltzingmouse goodies of your choice!!! You can enter as many tags as you'd like and it will increase your odds of winning.

I made one tag last Saturday, but I just got around to getting some pics of it today for the blog. I have always loved the vintage style tags that Tim Holtz creates, but I've never been able to make anything like them. This tag was inspired by him:

I used crystal fine glitter to cover the sentiment for a frosty/Winter look. Here's a close up:

snowflake, sentiment (Walztingmouse/Seasons of Love - Tags)
musical background (Stampabilities/Composer's Dream)

Bundled Sage (Tim Holtz distress ink)
Vintage Tea Dye duo, Pure Poppy & Dark Chocolate (PTI)

Holiday stickers/red ribbon from Hobby Lobby
red rhinestone bling
fine crystal glitter
Metal bookplate (Ornate plates by Tim Holtz idea-ology)

Saturday, October 2, 2010

World Card Making Day 2010

I usually plan to make a card for World Card Making Day, but lately it has become more of a necessity since it falls around the same times as several birthdays. DH (and his twin sister) and my BFF's daughter all share the same birthday and then my Mom's is 2 days later. Well 3 out of 4 ain't bad. LOL

Here are the 3 that I came up with. (I still have one more to make)

This one is for DH so I made it a little more "manly". :-)

Here is another fun one. This patterned paper is where I got the cupcake for the first card too. I cut them out and used foam dots to pop them up a bit.

I thought I'd finish with a little dose of kitten cuteness so here ya go...

Thanks for stopping by! :-)