Monday, May 30, 2016

Wedding Wishes for a Special Bride

While traveling last fall, I got a sneak peak of my
friends daughter's wedding gown. While sworn to 
complete secrecy, I knew I wanted to use the 
quickly snapped photo for a special wedding card.

Being new also at using Julie Nutting Paper dolls 
added an additional challenge .... but I was 
determined to merge a photo into the dress on
the paper doll. 

And here is the result - 
The Prima Mixed Media Julie Nutting Doll RITA 
with the actual photo 
of part of the wedding dress,
layered on an 5 x 7 embossed background
with raised black swirls, hearts and the
perfect sentiment for this
special bride...
Be - YOU - tiful.

Best wishes to Mr. and Mrs. Byars!

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Will You Be ...

My Forever Friend?

Last month I was blessed with a weekend get away 
with Cindy - my girlfriend of FIFTY-FOUR YEARS! 
To be able to reflect ....
on the times that we have had together, 
the ups and downs, 
the tears of joy and sadness,
to know that we are there
to support each other and
can pick up right where we left off 
no matter what day of the
week, month or year it is.... 
is simply AWESOME!

Thank you God for my Forever Friend!

Celebrate today the special girlfriend in your life!

Sunday, May 15, 2016

The Bouncing Brayer Challenge

Each month on the Facebook Site
Addicted to Card Making
Jennifer posts a Tech Youtube as a challenge for the group.
For May the Challenge was 
Charmaine Ikach's  Bouncing Brayer Technique:

I viewed it at the end of April and signed up knowing it would be a
a fun card to make and even encouraged others on the site - sign up!  It's a great card!  ... Then weeks later,  while I'm in the process of living between two houses currently with whatever crafting supplies I need, always at the other location...  I realize my tech card partner is in the UK.  Oh my, I must hurry and get my sweet friend Sue's card done and in the mail for it has a long journey!

Did I mention I don't have internet at the new home yet? to rely on memory of that youtube from weeks ago on top of definitely knowing I don't have a brayer with me. Yikes!

So Sue, as I said in the card - here's the story of your card. ... Determination and limited supplies.  Thankfully I did have the Klidescope ink pads and several stamps.    And since I had just finished putting down shelving paper in the kitchen cabinets... 
Cardboard roller, Painter's Tape and Shelving paper became the
new hottest brayer !

Truly not remembering the pattern .... I BOUNCED away...
And was pleased with the unique backgrounds I achieved.
Added a couple of stamps and finished up the card for mailing.

And a couple of other examples using the backgrounds...

Don't ever limit yourself to a pattern or instructions - use your imagination and create beautiful things!  
Thanking My God today for the talents He has given me!

Sunday, May 1, 2016

I Can't Drive 55

Today I wanted to share with you my 
Tech Card Challenge for April on
Addicted to Card Making.

Our challenge was a Hidden Slider Card using my friend
Jen Ever's (Koala T. Crafts) Youtube: 
as our guidance. 

This 2005 Club Scrap Stamps set seemed to match up perfectly
with the Red Hot Rod Racing Car and a strip of 
black wavy corrugated card stock.  

The only alteration on the youtube instructions that I'd suggest
is to come up a little higher for your slotted area.  It 
added more stability to the card when I pulled the slider.

So check out Jen's video and send her some love for another 
one of her great card ideas!