Saturday, May 14, 2011

Baby Bottle Tag Along

 These cards were sooo fun to make! I love baby cards because I can use all my favorite things (which involve a lot of polka dots and pastels) and not worry about it being too girly...or baby-ish. Woot!

I'll be selling these in packs of three with one of each color.

I used:
* Tag Alongs and Tiny Tags stamp sets
* Bashful Blue, Pink Pirouette, and Certainly Celery (designer paper and card stock)
* Naturals Ivory and Early Espresso card stock
* Early Espresso ink
* 1 3/4" circle punch, corner rounder punch, and ribbon border punch
* Perfect Polka Dot Impressions folder
* Soft Subtles Buttons (retired)

I had some help in my stamp room today so I had to include some pictures.
We sit side by side here at my table.
I stamp, she colors.
Life is pretty good!

Monday, May 9, 2011

3-Way Card and PPA 92

The challenge over at Pals Paper Arts  this week uses these three fantastic colors so of course I wanted to play along! Ppa color
But of course, I couldn't stop with my first draft, I had to keep going. But I'm not really sure the card improved at all from this first simple beauty. After all, sometimes less is more right?
So this is my official submission!
I like that on this simpler version, the Happy Birthday is more of a focal point. This is a technique I often forget about but since I couldn't decide what color I should use, blending all three colors by using markers seemed like a pretty good option.

Here in this second version, I took the brad idea from the main flower and repeated it over on the other side. Of course none of the brads (or the ribbon) are actually the right colors but...meh.

And then in haze of punching flowers, I made this one. The jury is still out for me.
What do you think?
I used:
* Afterthoughts stamp set
* Peach Parfait, Pear Pizazz, Poppy Parade and Whisper White (card stock and markers)
* Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch
* Punch Pack and home office hole puncher
*Certainly Celery 1/8" taffeta ribbon
*Brights Brads

For Mother's Day this year, my husband bought me a new glassybaby, as well as installing this lovely shelf in my dining room to hold some of them. I was trying to take a picture with the tulips on my table as well as my spring glassybaby shelf when my daughter saw me with the camera and assumed it was a photo shoot of her. How could I resist that?