Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Well, where have I been?? Overwhelmed! With my daughter graduating in a week (and the party a few days later), the closing of our school (and all the packing along with the regular end of the school year "stuff"), having card classes, and going to the scrapbook convention...I don't know if I'm coming or going! The watercolor class was a success, this was one of the cards we made that night. We made five different projects and used several watercolor techniques. For this butterfly card, we used the watercolor crayons from Stampin' Up and the aqua pen to paint the butterfly and we brushed the aqua pen over the stamped "grass" to give it a softer look. The butterfly is from the Stampin' Up hostess set "God's Beauty". The "cat-tails" were made using the slot punch from Stampin' Up.
Sunday, May 3, 2009
This is the senior picture memory board I made for my daughter's graduation. I got the board from Creative Memories (thanks Dawn!). The board is magnetic so I put some of Tori's senior pictures on it. Along the bottom I used the Cuttin' Up cartridge (for the Cricut) to make her name and the Graphically Speaking cartridge for the 2009. The graduation hat in the top corner was made with the Locker Talk cartridge. I punched some stars (Stampin' Up punch) on black paper and covered them with Dazzling Diamonds and added them around the pictures. (I think I need another one Dawn - for Allie!)
Friday, May 1, 2009
I have never made one of these before, so I was a bit nervous. When I was first asked to make one, I did a little research online, but I wasn't really able to find any good samples. I started looking for a box to start with (plus I needed one for my daughter's graduation). There were not alot of choices, plus the only ones I could find came in bulk (10). This style was the one I liked best. I found these boxes online (from ULINE). This is a picture of the invitation, to give me somewhere to start. The invitation is done in gold and ivory (trimmed in black). I found scrapbook paper (three different designs) at Hobby Lobby to cover the box. The black accents on the sides were made with the Cricut cartridge Accent Elements. I added little gold gems on the accents. I made the decorative "K" on my computer and printed it on the designer paper. I hope she likes it!