Sunday, August 7, 2011

Paper Dolls Challenge #40

Can you believe it? I've posted three days in a row! I'm on a roll!

This card is for Deena's Paper Dolls Challenge. Her challenge is to make a card using any background stamp. Believe me, there is no shortage of background stamps in my craft room.

Here's what I made. The background stamp is from Stampin' Up. I really like the flourish in the text.

This all started from the black cut-out that was made from the Favor It #4 die. I didn't want to waste it so I stamped a flower from Day Dreamer and heat-embossed it to make it stand out.  The pink pearls added a little bit more color.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Paper Dolls Challenge #38

I'm so behind in our Paper Dolls Challenges, but I'm slowly getting there.

Today's post is for Sara's challenge to make a wedding or anniversary card.

Since I wasn't in need of either kind of card, I decided to make a generic one.

The lighting really makes the embossed sheet music background shiny.  The flowers are from Day Dreamer, which is quickly becoming one of my favorite Papertrey Ink sets.

I used "Adore" for the sentiment. This way, it can be used for either a Wedding or Anniversary card.

Hope you decide to play along. Thanks for visiting.

Friday, August 5, 2011

For My Idol-Laurie

This post is for a very talented forum friend, Laurie Willison. She made it to the Top 10 in this year's Gallery Idols contest. I'm so proud of her. I am a HUGE fan of her work. So many of her cards leave me speechless. I've run out of adjectives to use when leaving comments.  If you haven't already visited her blog, you should check it out. Her blog is Soapbox Creations.

Several of the Paper Dolls members put together a blog hop to honor Laurie and let her know just how awesome we think she is. Each person chose one of Laurie's creations to CASE. I couldn't join in on the hop, but there's still time to play along and add my link. I hope you do the same.

It was so hard to decide which card to CASE. Here's the card I chose. I love the color combination of Kraft, Raspberry Fizz, and White.

I CASEd it almost exactly except I used Royal Velvet instead of the Raspberry Fizz. I was lucky enough to have some extra paper flowers laying around. I plan on making a few more in different colors to make a set of cards.

One more thing. Laurie's birthday was in May and I had planned to make and send her a card. But, life got in the way and it took me forever to find some crafting time. I ended up CASEing a card by Vanessa Menhorn  that I saw in the latest volume of Card Creations magazine. I used Laurie's favorite color combination: Pure Poppy, Kraft, and Black. I never mailed the card because it was so late.

So, Laurie, this card was meant for you.