Tuesday, May 28, 2013

For The Girls

Our challenge this fortnight at Crafting With Dragonflies is one for the girls. Our sponsors are Delicious Doodles and A Day For Daisies. Basic rules, please be sure to be a blog follower (so you'll be guaranteed to get our winners posts!), follow the theme and no backlinking. Join in so we can drop by and visit!
I used Mom Hugs by ADFD. These cards were for my Mom and Mother-In-Law for Mother's Day. Such a beautiful and versatile image. I colored them using my Prismacolor pencils so they would look like our Mom's and us when we were babies.
The shaped cards easel cards were a creation of mine. I took a scalloped frame and duplicated it twice in my Silhouette program. I overlapped two of them and welded them together. Drew a perforated line between them for the fold line and cut them out. Then I folded one side in half. This acts as my base. The third scalloped frame gets glued to the folded scallop base to act as my card front. I sent some patterned paper through the embosser and then gently rubbed some distress ink over it to make the pattern stand out. I did this only on my second card, learn as you go and all that, so the embossing on my MIL's card stands out way better than on my Mom's. The sentiment frame was also a Silhouette cut file and then I used pop dots to lift it off the page a bit. I also used some half pearls to Mom it up a bit :o) The flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts and were used at the insistence of my daughters. I thought the cards were done without them but they got the final word and I think they were right!
My lessons learned: you can make any shape into an easel card. Whatever shape you use for your card front is also the right side of your bottom card. You fold that in half and you have your base. Looking forward to trying this with teacups!
 For my Mom.
For my Mother-In-Law
 I would like to share my cards at:
Joanna Sheen Challenge girls, girls, girls, closes May 29,
A Day For Daisies anything goes, closes May 30,
Bugaboo Stamps photo inspiration, closes June 1,
Lady Anne's Challenge easel card, closes June 1,
The Squirrel and the Fox here come the girls, closes June 2,
Lacy Sunshine anything goes, closes June 7,
Addicted to Stamps bingo, lilac, flowers, embossing, closes June 9,
Hobbycutz Challenges flowers/roses, closes June 9,
The Crazy Challenge use a sentiment, closes June 10

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Mother's Day Scrapbook Page

Our second challenge at Crafting With Dragonflies this fortnight is to create a scrapbook page with the theme of Mothers. We have our wonderful sponsor, Bugaboo Stamps, which offer the winner 7 digis of their choice. Just a gentle reminder to be eligible for the prize and top 3; no backlinking, follow the theme, and be a follower of the challenge blog. I look forward to seeing your creations! And I so loved my teamies cute and sentimental pages too.
I used a 12x12 dp I bought at Michael's. My tag was a Silhouette file that I used print and cut to put my Bugaboo image Love Blocks - with love on. I then heat embossed my image. I have never done that before and still have a ways to go before I am comfortable with it. I asked The Husband if I should redo my tag and he said, "I thought you were going for folksy". Well I am now, folksy it is ;o) I tied 3 different ribbons through the top. My butterfly and dragonfly are also Silhouette files cut out of yellow and purple vellum and then embellished with Jolee's Jewels hotfix Swarovski crystals. To frame my pictures I used purple tulle that I hand pleated. Not the easiest to get a straight edge and a little tricky at the corners but I like the idea.
These pictures are of my oldest daughter Kaylee and myself in 2008. Kaylee was about 8 months old. I am a chronological scrapbooker and am scrapping 2006 right now (don't say it, I know) so now I can say I am 1 ahead on 2008, lol. The most remarkable thing I noticed when scrapping these pictures, and it truly is a God winks moment as my Mom would say, is that the reflection in Kaylee's eyes is heart shaped. I told her it was because we were cuddling. Works for me!