I found another challenge blog this weekend and decided to play along. It's called Stampin for the weekend and the challenge was to use one of three 60's song titles for inspiration. Just the title, no words, which is a good thing for me since I didn't know any of them. I went with Time of the Season - Zombies. Since it's now the summer season I used this cute little penquin from Imaginisce and these bright Lime Ricky papers. Thanks for looking. Sorry to be so brief, gotta go to work.
Speaking of flowers, I'm a little behind in posting my card because I've spent the morning mulching flower beds. We decided to invest in rubber mulch this year. Wal-mart ran out of the color we were using last month and just got some in. So, I've been out in this dreadful heat trying to finish that project.
Here is my card. I used the sketch from Stamps and Smiles. I cut the circle with a Nestabilities circle die. I stamped and cut out the flowers and leaves and some of them are mounted with pop dots for dimension. I did my coloring with Marvy markers. The paper is K & Co. Wild Saffron (which I scarfed for $2.49 at Michael's this weekend. It was clearanced for $4.99 and then they applied my 50% off coupon!)
Summer officially kicks off tomorrow. Save today on some great "summer" embellishments. From noon until midnight, all embellishments and tags are 25% OFF. Convo me with the word "SUMMER" and wait for a revised invoice.
I'm back to share my project for the Verve project parade. When I was home for Mother's Day, I took some pictures of my Daddy's "Angel". He seemed to be interested in how they turned out, so I decided that I would frame one for him for Father's Day.I shopped for a dog frame and couldn't find one I liked. Then Verve posted the new project parade theme- It's a guy thing, and I knew what I had to do- make my own. What is more of a guy thing than "Man's best friend."
I purchased an unfinished wood scrapbook frame from Michael's. Here is the result of my efforts. I didn't use a Verve stamp because I don't have any guy themed ones, but I thought this Simple Thoughts- Dog from a Cloud 9 Design set was perfect for my project and some future pet pages and frames I plan to do.
Paper: My Mind's Eye Classic Unique Shining Star/Molding Clay Paper Stamp: Cloud 9 Design Simple Thoughts- Dog Other supplies: stickers, ribbon (Michael's), …
and know that I am God. So hard to do in this world. I found myself thinking that I'm glad it's almost Friday, but why should I be in such a rush? Every day is the Lord's and it should be cherished. "Be still" is the stamp set from Sweet n Sassy Stamps that I used for this card. I'm learning to color with my Prismacolor pencils that I bought last year (?) - I have so much, I forget when I actually got them. Anyway, I'm still learning to color with pencils. I must say that if you have Prismacolor pencils, I recommend their colorless blender pencil. I got much smoother results. I'm sure the paper has a lot to do with it too. I got some GinaK Pure Luxury 120lb cardstock and I'm having better results with my markers too. I will say this- I don't like the blue sky background. Even with a set of 24, my choices for a blue sky are limited. I will be looking for another shade of blue for future use.
The latest challenge at Caardvarks is to make a 3D project. I made a cute little tote to submit for this. These totes can be made with one sheet of 8.5 x 11 in cardstock. I love making them. I also plan to make goodies featuring this same image to fill it with and will probably list it in the shop. If you're interested, keep watching for the completed package.
Paper: BasicGrey sugared Stamp: Willow with flower basket (Whiff of Joy) Tools: Marvy Markers, chalk, Fiskars treading water punch, Nestabilities Accents: Ribbon for handles; flower, brad
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Continuing with the red, white, and blue theme, anything in my shop that hasbluein it will be 20% off from 12 noon until 12 midnight on June 13. Just convo me with the word "blue" and wait for a revised invoice.
I've made a decision to start a new promotion for my shop. Each Saturday from 12 p.m. (noon) until 11:59 p.m. EST, I'll be running a special in my shop. It may be some sort of discount or a "free with purchase item."
I completed this card for this week's Mojo Monday challenge last night, but I'm just getting a chance to post it. I love butterflies. I got this set in the recent sale, and I know it's going to get a lot of use.