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Saturday, July 30, 2011


This is another card from the gift set I made. Its actually the first CAS card I've made that I liked. It actually motivated me to try some more CAS cards. I posted another one yesterday.
I decided to make the whole gift set from SU! colors Always Artichoke, Bashful Blue and Crumb Cake. I got those colors from the color coach. I found them hard to work with - the blue seemed too bright but I enjoyed the challenge of making it work.
I decided that all the cards in this gift set would have a bit of the lace ribbon.
This card is always artichoke (so not obvious in the picture huh?). I used 1/2 of a crumb cake top note embossed with the SU! dots folder. I had purchased these  retired vanilla hodgepodge hardware from a SU! demo at SB expo.
Thanks for stopping by!!! Andrea

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Sometimes it just works out nicely

I made a set of notecards for my DD to give to a family that was hosting her a few days. This is one of them - over the next few days I'll try and show some more.

I just really love this one. I've seen lots of clean and simple designs (CAS) over the last few months and never really liked any of my attempts - does this count as CAS?
I used SU! cardstock Crumb Cake that I run through their lattice embossing folder. My daughter cut a pair of jeans into shorts and I used one of the legs for the SU! top note die - I love the look IRL -The bird is from Nature Walk (also SU!). The ribbon is crochet trim from Hobby Lobby. If you click on the photo and look at the buttons one is ancient from Making Memories, one is a green brad and one is a discontinued SU! corduroy button.
Hope you like this card - thanks for stopping by- till next time!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Mini Album

A Blue and River Rock Mini Album
I think my favorite paper crafting item to make is a mini album. So this weekend I looked at the challenges on line and found one for the colors River Rock, Bashful Blue and White - I decided to make a mini album to keep on hand for gift giving. I frequently find I need a gift for a friend and end up rushing to make something the day before - now I'll have one waiting.
Sadly - the challenge ended at 3 today - and I didn't realize it was that early - I was done but didn't sit down to post till 5 so - no entry - but hey it did what its supposed to - go me putting paper together!!

Here is the cover. Hard to see in a photo but the butterflies are popped up with pop dots and have lots of dimension and pearl centers.

Those little blue half circles are actually pull tabs to pull out a page from the pocket. I forgot to snap a pix.

This butterfly was water colored and is so vibrant IRL... I really gotta figure out some software.

I think this close up is my favorite part of the album - The is from the SU! set Nature Walk and the little birdie is from Four Frames
Hmm - I like this one too - the flowers are from Vintage Vogue and are curled up a bit and a little 3D IRL.

Last page -
I wouldn't have put these colors together if I hadn't been working on a challenge - but I like them.
Thanks for stopping by... till next time

Happy Colors

I decided to try some of the challenges that are on the web - hoping that will inspire me to create outside my comfort zone.

Today I did a challenge with Create With Connie and Mary.  They are SU! only and the colors were Regal Rose, Marina Mist and Sahara Sand.

Color Coach-007

 I love - adore  actually Marina Mist so I decided to give this a try.
Sorry for the photo quality - my computer died last month and with it the software I used for editing - I need to investigate and get new software - thinking of splurging for PhotoShop

I've been seeing lots of pinwheels lately and had to give it a try - This is using the Subtles designer paper (its easy to do - just cut a 3 inch square and cut from the corners to close to the center. Put a glue dot in the center and fold everyother corner - put a button or brad in the middle.)
Its difficult to see in this photo but the stem of dsp is actually on a sahara sand stem punched with the scallop trim border punch.
supplies: Regal Rose, Marina Mist and Sahara Sand Cardstock, doily, Lattice embossing folder, scallop trim border punch, button, linen thread, subtles dsp, Bring on the Cake stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by - I hope to be more consistent in my crafting - so I hope to see you again soon