Sunday, April 10, 2011

Pastel Flower Tag

Wow, did I not realize how spoiled I got to working only half days!  Didn't like the half-time pay, but sure loved only working half-time.  Kind of threw off my schedule last week, trying to get back in the groove.  I finished my daughter's formal  and made a matching purse (will post picture later).  Chuck, Tyler and I did yard work yesterday and this morning, so this afternoon was the only paper playing time I've had this week.  I was tinkering with a new Cricut cartridge I got, and saw this cut called "finial" but it looks like it could be a vase.  So I cut it out as a tag, made a bunch of different flowers and created a tiny little bouquet.   Lots of Stickles on the flowers, and as patina on the vase.  Hopefully this week I'll be more in a routine so I can do some more paper creating, though I know I won't be able to keep up the pace I had been.  Just not enough hours in the day. :)

Challenges -
Joan's Gardens - Weekly tag challenge
The Shabby Tea Room - Yellow, pink, green, peach and lavender, and a neutral.
Papertake Weekly - Anything goes.
Simons Says Stamp and Show - Anything but a card.
Simons Says Stamp - Spring colors
Crafts and Me - Glitter

Stamps:  None.
Paper:  Different scraps.
Ink:  Colorbox Queues.
Accessories:  Cricut, Stickles, flower and leaf punches. 

Friday, April 1, 2011

Midnight Madness, Shabby Tea Room

Last card this week, as we are going camping this weekend, leaving this afternoon.  Can't wait!!  Monday I start full-time hours at the law firm.  Finally!  The part-time hours were playing havoc on the savings account!  I've been at the law firm four months a 20 hours a week, and they asked me to go full-time.  Still getting used to legal side of things, considering I have worked in medical field since I was 15, but they say I'm doing a good job.  Okey dokey!

I had planned on using this "Ballerina Resting" digi image from Priscilla Styles for the Midnight Madness sketch, and when I saw that Crafty Cardmakers challenge was decoupage, this is what I came up with.  I printed the image three times, colored it with Copics.  Then I cut out the full skirt and then part of the skirt for the top layer.  I used scraps of Grunge Paper to pop the images up, as foam dots were too thick.  Added some Stickles and a few pearls for a bit of bling. 

Midnight Madness - Sketch.
The Shabby Tea Room - Flower Palette.
ABC Challenge - R for roses.
Crafty Cardmakers - Decoupage.
Paper Romance - Bling

Stamps:  Priscilla Styles "Ballerina Resting" digi stamp.
Paper:  HOTP.
Ink:  Colorbox Queues, Distress Ink.
Accessories:  Computer, Grunge paper, Wild Orchid roses, Stickles, Sizzix leaf punch, pearls.