Friday, June 5, 2009

A Little Break

Hi everyone and Happy Friday :) Hope you all have some fun plans for the weekend :) I just wanted to thank all of you that stop by my blog and leave me such wonderful comments. It means so much to me, I really appreciate all the support you have given me. I'm going to be taking a little break from my blog. Hopefully not too long of a break, but I need to take some time to regain my confidence in my work and find my mojo :) I promise I'll be back soon. In the meantime, I'll still be visiting all of your blogs as often as I can.

Big Hugs to you all,

Christine :)

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Try It Out Tuesday #21 -- A Summer Tea Party



Hello everyone and Happy Tuesday! :) Today is Tuesday so that means it's another Try It Out Tuesday Challenge over at Susana's Store Blog, Follow Your Heart. Our challenge this week was to create a summer invitation using any of the stamps Susana sells. I decided to create an invitation to a summer tea party. I used this adorable image, designed by Victoria Case exclusively for Susana's Store. This particular image is called Tea for Two. Isn't it just adorable? :) It was so much fun to color too. I inked the image with Memento Black Ink, stamped it onto PTI cardstock and colored it with copics. It's hard to see in the picture, but I added Shimmerz to the butterfly's wings and I also added Pearls to her dress and to her bracelet, as well as around the image.

Next, I created my card base (which measures 5 1/2 by 5 1/2) out of SU's Sage Shadow. I layered Pretty in Pink on top of that followed by my design paper. I added a pink ribbon and then used my Nesties Label 4 to cut out the "You're Invited" tag (the sentiment is computer generated). I then adhered my image to my SU cardstock and to the card base using dimensionals. Finally, I used my SU Word Window punch to cut out the "Tea for Two" sentiment (also computer generated) and added pearls. What do you think?

Well, that's it from me today. Make sure to stop by Susana's Store Blog to see the rest of the DT's amazing creations. Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful day :)

Big Hugs, Christine :)

Monday, June 1, 2009

Fairytale



Hi everyone and Happy Monday :) I hope your week is off to a great start. I haven't done a fairytale themed card in quite some time so I decided to put one together. The castle is actually a digital image from In Style Stamps. I printed it out several times so I could cut and layer the castle. The princess and unicorn are from High Hopes Rubber stamps. I inked them both with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, stamped them onto PTI cardstock, colored them with copics, and cut them out. I added Diamond Stickles to the unicorn's horn and Gold and Pink Stickles to the princess's crown. I then created my card base (5 1/2 by 5 1/2) out of SU's Barely Banana. I layered Pretty in Pink on top of that followed by my design paper from K & Co. I then adhered my castle image to my cardstock and to the card base with dimensionals. I adhered my princess to the unicorn with dimensionals and then adhered the unicorn to the card base with dimensionals. For some finishing touches, I added Shimmerz to the flags on the castle and Primas. What do you think?

Note: I have gotten a few questions about how to "follow" my blog. To make it easier, I have added a "followers" option on my sidebar. I'd love it if you'd like to follow my blog. I'd love to know who is stopping by and I'd love to visit your blogs as well :)

Well, that's it from me today. I hope you all have a wonderful day. I'll be back tomorrow with another project.

Big Hugs, Christine :)
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