Saturday, June 28, 2008
The winner is Barbara S.who left the comment
"I check at least 5 blogs every day - kind of a treat to myself. Thanks for the blog candy- would really like to have this set."
Thanks to everyone who left a comment.
Friday, June 27, 2008
Last day to sign up for blog candy.... leave a comment under this posting Designer Dragon for your chance at some Nesties. I'll print the names and draw a winner after midnight today. Winner posted Saturday, June 28. Only 10 people have left a comment... which tells me no one wants it or everyone is deleting my posts before they read it.... hmmmm. Regardless, chances of winning are in your favor!
This card again is about using pattern paper. The circle paper is from Basic Grey, it came with an accompanying tag with the same pattern in a smaller version. Which got me thinking you could do this with any patterned paper... just scan or copy your favorite paper and then shrink it down to have a coordinating focal image. The little green thingies are usually for the center of prima flowers but I stuck them under the flower and they just flop around. My husband would ask why does the paper look dirty, and still not understand if I tried to explain "distressed or shabby"! I had to rough up the blue/periwinkle layer that adhered to the card.... I got to the last step and realized my whole panel was crooked. So I just roughed it up with the edge of my scissors so nothing was perfect and stuck it on! A mistake has many ways to "work out" in the end (well, most of the time-- some things are unable to escape the trash bin).
Thanks to all of you who do leave comments, really I love reading them, including anything you feel is missing that I need to be doing... leave a note.
Stamps: Sentiment/Endless Creations, Flower/Hero Arts
Ink: Versafine Black, and Fine Tip Black Marker for inner frame.
Paper: Circles and Red panel by Basic Grey, Periwinkle Cardstock, SU Chocolate Chip
Other: Nesties, White Sticky Dot, Green Floppies
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
On to the card.... This paper was part of a stamping kit, so the goal of the card was to show off the patterned paper. For my main image I used Chocolate Chip ink and the flowers from SU's Happy Harmony set. I sponged the edges with chocolate chip too. The inner white border I drew along the nestie's frame before I popped my cut piece out. For the sentiment I used Versamark and White Detail EP. Added some little pearl decorations and I used Textile CB folder on my torn piece. Matted the base of the card in coordinating colors and ... DONE. Finished Card measures 4 3/4" x 9".
RECIPE: Stamps: Sentiment by aMuse, Flower / SU Happy Harmony Ink: Chocolate Chip, Versamark, White Detail EP, White Signo Gel Pen Paper: Chocolate Chip, Misc. Green Cardstock, White, Patterned Paper by Basic Grey Other: Sheer White Ribbon, Green/ Brown Silky Ribbon, 5 half back pearls, Perfect Layers, Nesties, CB Textile
Sunday, June 22, 2008
RECIPE: Stamps: Dragon / Rubber Stampede, Sentiment / Amuse Ink: Chocolate Chip, Versamark, Chinese Red EP, Fine Tip Brown Marker, Aqua Chalk Ink Paper: Designer paper by Daisy D, Misc Cardstock- Red/ Brown / Aqua/ White Other: Half Pearls, Ticket Punch, Copper Brads, Nesties, Perfect Layers
OH -- I did say something about BLOG CANDY earlier too. I love my nesties and Spellbinder's has kindly donated a NEW SCALLOPED PAISLEY NESTABILITIES DIE SET for someone.... maybe you! So please leave a comment on this post and Friday I will post the winner, leave an email addy so I can contact you. I'm going to cut up the names and do it the old fashioned way and pick one out of a bag... I'll let the husband draw the name. How many blogs do you check regularly? Ten? Two? Twenty? I have a good top ten that I visit very regularly....and about twenty more that I look at often. What's your number? Leave it below in a comment for your chance to win! Good Luck........