Hi Everyone! Last week had been a busy week for me. Three birthdays (all on the same day), dental procedures and a bridal shower and practice hair appointment for one of my dearest friends. Did I say busy??? I had cards to make, gifts to find, projects to alter… and of course I wait till the last minute to do anything… oh well, I work best under pressure
I’ll start with one of the birthday girls, my sister. She has been excited to see what I would create for her birthday. This was the first year I made her a birthday card. She sees all the cards and projects that I make. I was nervous. What was she expecting? Fancy? Plain? Colorful? Artsy? Personal? Who knew? I didn’t. I couldn’t decide on what I was going to do for her. She’s a pretty easy-going kinda gal. Loves anything you give her but creating something just for her seemed daunting. After many ideas I finally decided on a theme and went for it.
She loved my dad’s violin card that I made him a few weeks back. It seemed to be her favorite so I figured I would create something similar for her using a piano. She is musically inclined. Aside from having a beautiful singing voice she taught herself how to play guitar and piano and wants to learn the saxophone next. Amazing? Yes she is. So here’s the card I made:
What I used:
- Black card stock base, A2 size
- Sprayed card base front with Smooch Spritz in Vanilla Shimmer
- Used blue pattern paper found on the Imagine More Cartridge. Page 37 (left) Trimmed the left and right edges a smidge to fit.
- Cut black cardstock mat
- Used sheet music patter paper also found on Imagine More Cartridge. Page 38 (right)
*Frames of Blue pattern paper, black mat, and sheet music are cut from Baby Boutique Imagine Cartridge. Page 7 (bottom) Inked with Tim Holtz Tea Dye
- Piano image from Cricut Cartridge Quarter Note, page 46. Used Black cardstock (shifted image), blue DCWV textured cardstock (base image) (popped up on foam tape)
- Applied glossy accents all over the shifted piano image to appear highly polished
- applied a strip of small clear crystals for the piano keys and placed various sizes of clear crystals on the piano cut flourishes and framed the corners with large crystals
- Sentiment printed on blue pattern paper, same as frame using my computer. Cut into banner and popped up on foam tape.
She liked it. It sits proudly atop her piano. I also made an altered project for her gift from Blake and Kierstin. I will share that with you later this week.
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Sew Darn Crafty Party
Thank you for taking time to check out what I have been up to. I wanted to share a great site I have found, “Sew Many Ways.” I love this site, Karen has an amazing blog. She is so talented and loves to encourage others to share their talents no matter how basic or grand they are. I found her through Pinterest. Right now through the end of the week (January 21, 2012) she has a linking party going on. I will place a link so you can join in the fun. Be sure check out links that spark some interest and leave them a comment. Do link up if you have something to share as well.
I have shared my Violin Card for my dad. He did LOVE it as I suspected he would. He called to tell me he wanted more just like it to fill his walls with framed “Tammie Art.” Guess that’s a clue for me to get started on his next card… hmm, what will it be???
Anyway, here’s the link to the “Sew Darn Crafty” linking party:
Sew Darn Crafty
See you in the next post. Please follow me if you like my card Check out “Sew Many Ways” and show some love with comments. Comments just make you feel good. Have a wonderful day!!
Hi everyone! I’m sure you’re all thinking, “what kinda title is this?” Well, I did a little shopping yesterday. While at Michael’s I decided I would go ahead and purchase a “Smash Book” and I HAD to have a few accessories to help me “Smash,” right??? I have not made a scrapbook page in my life, I want to. ”Smashing” seems to be a fun spin off concept. With coupon in hand I picked it up.
My shopping didn’t stop there. While looking around I finally found some Shrinky Dinks paper. If you are not familiar with Shrinky Dinks, it is printable/stampable/colorable PLASTIC that you can cut out using your die cutting machine then bake or use your heat gun to shrink the plastic down. When it has shrunk (I believe it will shrink to 1/3 of the original size) it becomes a hard plastic embellishment. You can use it in layouts, on cards, even jewelry. I thought it was pretty cool when I watched Megan Gravner from Above Rubies Studios use it in her Cricut Imagine A-Z video. I didn’t think I would find it here in my area but, alas, Michael’s had it there on the shelf for me to buy. (sorry the picture is dark)
Since I was in a buying mood and a little motivated, I picked up a few baby girl sticker sheets, letters and embellishments that were on sale for the day I finally start Kierstin’s baby projects. I will say I don’t have a thing purchased for any Baby Blake projects… is that bad??? I love him too.
See what I mean about having all kinds of supplies on hand for that day I decide to start a project.
Now on to a little violin action… I made a violin card for my dad. I used the Cricut cartridge, Quarter Note and a couple of pattern papers printed from the Imagine Heirloom cartridge. My dad wanted to learn how to play the violin many years ago, he did try his best. He loved just to look at the violin even though he didn’t play it very well. He’s much older now, loves to reminisce on things. When I saw the violin on this cartridge I knew I had to make him a card. I am happy with how it turned out. I know he will LOVE it…. not just because his baby girl made it for him. Ok, that may help. LOL.
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