Sunday, October 11, 2015

it's your {day}

Happy Sunday to ya!  

I haven't had a lot of time to make cards in the last week or so, but I did manage to put one together in time to mail off to one of my sweet nieces.  I used the current sketch over at Mojo Monday --I think it's a really fun one with so many possibilities!  Anyway, here's what I came up with for her: 
I'm not crazy about the balloon strings, but I opted to go with the softer embroidery floss rather than the tougher twine that may have been curled/shaped a bit.  I did that mostly because my twine wasn't the color I wanted, but a little because I was afraid the twine might get all funky during the several days it would spend being crushed by the mail service.

If you didn't know, I'm a big huge fan of dies.  That said, I didn't have a single balloon die to be found so I had to get creative and turn a tag die upside down for a makeshift "balloon."  While I would have preferred smaller balloons, I was just happy that it worked out.  Not wanting a plain balloon in front, I also found an old embossing folder {one that came in a set of four once upon a time way back when they were the new kids on the block} that somewhat looked like one of the larger flowers {or is it a fancied-up ladybug??} in the patterned paper --it was the perfect size for embossing the balloon, so I happily went with it.  Then it still seemed a bit boring, so I added clear WOS all over it, filled up the petals with Liquid Glass, and popped a pink half pearl into the flower's center.  All better now ;) ...only I wasn't able to capture any of the WOS in this photo {sorry --the clouds were starting to roll in}.  The WOS is also covering the pink balloon and the pink ribbon/bow on the cute little package.  Oh, and I also added it on all of the edges of the pink cardstock so there are touches of sparkly shimmer everywhere you look.  I thought my niece would like that. 

Well, the weekend's almost over around here.  I hope that wherever you are and whatever you did over the course of yours it was enjoyable. 

Thanks for the visit, and I hope you'll stop by again soon. Until then, many blessings to you!
Supplies shown some lovin':

it's your {day}

Cardstock:  Cherub (ret.), Summer Cloud Blue (ret.) {CTMH}  
Patterned Paper:  Miss Caroline "Dolled Up" 6x6 collection {My Mind's Eye} 
Stamps:  Think Big Favorites #2 {Papertrey Ink}
Ink:  none
Other:  Cuttlebug, unknown name small encircled flower embossing folder {ProvoCraft}; Tremendous Tags die, Make a Wish die collection {Papertrey Ink}; Versamark {Tsukineko}; Detail White Opaque embossing powder {Stampendous}; white organdy ribbon, heat tool, Liquid Glass {CTMH}; clear Wink of Stella brush glitter {Zig}; pink Opaline designer half pearls {BasicGrey}; embroidery floss {DMC}; foam dimensional adhesive   

Friday, October 2, 2015

tall and skinny {50}

Happy Friday {night}! 

This week it's finally beginning to feel a little like autumn around here --yay!  My oldest daughter has been talking about it for weeks already, and so I think it's definitely time for me to start breaking out my recipes for all things pumpkin.  Yum!  

Well, the card I'm sharing today is one I made for my youngest younger brother...who's technically not all that "young" anymore, I suppose.  Of course, age is just a number, and regardless of that number, you can still be young at heart --that's what I like to think anyway.  ;)  

I used this week's Mojo Monday sketch.  {I've rarely made "tall and skinny" cards, but playing along with the theme of the sketch seemed only fitting this time, as it describes my brother pretty well so I thought I'd give it a go.}  I tried to make it masculine looking, but I'm not sure I succeeded.  Oh, well....ya win some and ya lose some, I suppose.  

Here's his card:
I still have a few more cards to make in the next couple weeks, but I think they're going to have to wait a little bit.  My weekend will likely be spent in the garden, trying to wrap things up for the season.  Whatever you have planned, I hope you enjoy your weekend.

Thanks for the visit, and I hope you'll stop by again soon. Until then, many blessings to you!
Supplies shown some lovin':

Cardstock:  Colonial White, Black {CTMH}
Patterned Paper:  Vintage Finds 6x6 collection {Teresa Collins}
Stamps:  none {sometimes a card comes together without 'em --shocking, I know}
Ink:  Antique Linen Distress Ink {Ranger}
Other:  Cuttlebug, Regal Flourishes embossing folder {ProvoCraft}; Classy Labels die, Pennant Trim die {Verve Stamps}; Men's Dew Drops {Robin's Nest}; Liquid Glass, sponge {CTMH}; chipboard, foam dimensional adhesive