Sunday, March 25, 2012

Showers.....and not the weather kind

Hi everyone -

Well, it's getting to be that time of year again!! Wedding showers are in 'full swing' now that the spring and summer are getting closer.  I just happen to have 2 in the same weekend.  My best friends daughter is getting married and the girl I made the invites and decorations for in a previous post as well. 

I saw this image in my head of how I wanted to create the card.  I wanted it to be a silhouette of the wedding gown, on a colored background.  I tried to get as close to each of the girls wedding colors as I could.  I wanted it to be simple, but yet fun card.

Jenny - the girl I work with is getting married in Florida and basically has a beach theme. A light blue, sand and white color scheme.  I made her card a 5 x 7 as there going to be quite a few of us at work to sign it.

Liz - her colors are lime green, black and white.  Well, when I tried it w/a lime green I really didn't like the look.  So I went with a 'softer' green, with the lime green behind that. 

I didn't use any templates or anything.  I ran a white piece of cardstock thru the Cuttlebug, using the Divine Swirls folder, then cut 2 triangles the same size.  Then punched the 'bigger' end with a scalloped border punch. I cut a smaller triangle for the top of the dress.  I spritzed it all w/Maya Mist Iridescent Pearl.  I just LOVE that stuff!!  I used the Polka Dots folder for the background.  Once dry, I layered the 2 triangles on top of each other and used pop dots to raised the one layer.  Put the smaller triangle on top and added a bow to the back of the dress.

The girls at Liz's party just loved it, and I can't wait to see what Jenny says tomorrow about hers!

Well, gotta run for now.  Take care

Pixie Dust Studio ~A Few of Your Favorite Things
Little Red Wagon~Clean & Simple
Alphabet Challenge~D for Dry Embossing

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

March 20th Reveal

Welcome back for our D2D monthly reveal!! Glad you could join us!

Faith has once again amazed us with her images.  You really need to check them out!! Again, we will be hopping from blog to blog to see what all of our great designers have done using the new images.

You should have come here from Kathy's blog

If not ~ please start back at the beginning so you don't miss anything.

1. Blog hop starts on
2. Debbie
3. Pat
4. Peggy
5. Kathy
6. Michelle H. ~ ME
7. Michelle P.
Here are my selections:

I went with "Old Rugged Cross" as one of my images.  I tried to keep the card simple in both colors and embellishments as to not 'take away' the symbolization of the cross. I know spring usually calls for bright cheery colors, but for some reason, the earth tones were 'calling' me if you will when I designed this card. 

For my second image, I used "Drenched".  Isn't she just adorable!!!  Kind of reminds me of my oldest granddaughter. I could so see her posing for a picture like this : ) Now I used the bright, cheery colors on this one as I just wanted to make it 'scream' spring! I love the butterfly punch that I used on here.  It is actually a 3 layer punch by EK Success.  Each layer only punches out a certain part of the butterfly, in order for you to create your own color pattern. 

Well, enough about me - let's get on over to the other Michelle on our team and she what she has for us, shall we !!

At the end of the hop, make your way back to the D2D blog and leave a comment telling Faith what types of images you would like to see for future summer releases . She will select 2 random winners, and give them each $5 to the store. Winners will be announced on Friday. ALSO, I'll be giving away a free image for a winner from my blog as will each team member. There will also be a 20% discount on the new images for the next three days.

Good Luck!!

Lexi's Creations~Easter
Flutter By Wednesdays~Anything, as long as it has a butterfly, fairy or angel
Dream Valley Challenges~Easter
Celebrate the Occasion~Welcome Spring
The Poodles Parlour~Anything Goes
Sweet Stamps~Easter
Penny Black~Springtime

Friday, March 16, 2012

Shower 'stuff'

One of the gals I work with is getting married in a few weeks.  They are going to FL for their ceremony and then having a 'reception' back home here later in the summer.

Now Jenny is not a frilly and get all gussied up kind of gal.  She a no-nonsense easy going person, who doesn't like to be fussed over.  So my co-workers and I thought we would throw her a lil' shower at work.  Nothing fancy, but our way of saying were happy for you.

My contribution to the shower is the invites and the decorations.  She is having a beach theme, so that is what I tried to center everything around.  And said the blue that I used for the invites is almost dead on for what she has for her stuff. Some of her flowers are lilies and hydrangeas, so I tried to work those in as well. And while shopping @ Michaels, I found a few beach inspired items that I thought would work well for the shower. Again, nothing fancy but thought really turned out nicely.

Hope she enjoys the shower!!


Monday, March 12, 2012

Masculine card

This digi is from Prairie Fairy Designs and is titled "Fisherman Lewis".  Isn't he just too darn cute fishing for his 'big' catch of the day!!!  I thought this would be a great card for my father-in-law who just LOVES to fish.

I just love that I can already get him colored - which saves me a bunch of time!! Plus, I don't know if I could ever make him look as good! The only thing I did was add some Glossy Accents to his eyeglasses, and took my Gelly Roll Clear Star glitter pen to the water to give it a lil shimmer. And I thought the 'Wish Big' sentiment worked perfectly for this as well.  Can't wait to see what he says : )

Love and Peace

PaperCrafting Journey~Anything Goes
DYSU~Go Green (Anything counts here: the color green, recycling/upcycling, use this challenge as an ode to St. Patty's day)
Scrappy Frogs~Seeing Spots
Cupcake Craft~Going Dotty
Craft Spot by Kimberly~Manly Men