Monday, April 27, 2015

I'm a Lurker

Ok, I'll admit it, I've been a lurker for some time now.  I would occasionally dip my toes in the water and post a comment on a blog or share my work with others.  My observations of the paper crafting community is that there are some amazingly talented and creative people out there.  But even more than that is the spirit of the community, the generosity, the friendships and kindness I have seen.  I want to be a part of that and hope to be a more active participant.  I have quietly participated in challenges, CASED and obtained inspiration from so many blogs.  I admit, I'm having fun trying my hand as in a more active role.

I needed a birthday card for Glen's niece.  I wanted something slightly whimsical without being fussy so I selected the Because You Care stamp set by Stampin Up.  I was challenged with the direction to go with color.  I knew I didn't want pink for this particular card and remembered the fun colors in the colorQ challenge.  Out of this process this card was born and my entry in this challenge.

My thanks to those who take the time to stop by and to those who create and participate in the challenges that give so many of us inspiration!

Happy Stamping,

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Bokeh Technique

I've been anxious to try the bokeh technique that has been so popular lately and I finally got around to it and here is my interpretation.  I hope you enjoy it and have a wonderful day!

Friday, April 10, 2015

Hi All,
Glen and I recently celebrated our 18th Anniversary and I thought I would share the card I made for him.  This was such a fun card to make!  The car is cut from a Marianne Design die, which is so fun with the gold foil paper as it really highlights the built in embossing feature of these dies.

The heart gold foil vellum was layered over whisper white cardstock.  The "love" and little hearts were cut from Blackberry Bliss paper and embossed with clear embossing powder to give them a little extra dimension.

I hope you enjoyed this card, Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy a fantastic day!