Sunday, May 27, 2012

Sweet Baby

When my kids were very little, I had a young nanny named Brandy who came in every day while I went to work. We grew to love her, and were heartbroken when she had to leave us. That was 10 years ago, and we've kept in touch with her and her family. This past Mother's Day, Brandy had a baby girl and they named her Sage.  We got to meet little Sage today, so of course I made her a card:

The center panel is popped up on 3D dots.  I tried to get a better pic, but they all look like the center piece is hanging over the edge of the card, but IRL it doesn't. I just bugs me on the picture.

Inside is a pop-up gift card. The big blur at the bottom is because I wrote in the card before I took a picture of it, and that is the extent of my Photoshop skills :)

Little Sage is a beautiful baby, and she smelled so good!  Almost made me want another one. I know first hand that Brandy will be a great Mom, Sage is a lucky little girl.  Don't you just love it when nice things happen to nice people? And to have a baby on Mother's Day makes it extra special, don't you think?

For this card I used up some of my hoarded paper stash that has been long retired.

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Friday, May 25, 2012

Humble Artists Swap April 2012

The ridiculously talented swap group had some over-the-top requirements for our April cards:

CTMH products of course:)
- at least 8 layers
- use patterned paper from 2 different paper packs
- use 3 different colours of cardstock (not counting neutrals)
- use at least 3 different embellishments
- tie it up (use hemp, twine or waxy flax)
- use an Art Philosophy shape
- be at least 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

I made my card 5x7" to fit in all the requirements:

You should check out the Humble Artists Swap blogs in my sidebar, I just love swapping with this talented bunch!  We split into 2 groups, so we have to make 4 identical cards, and each get 4 cards in the mail every 2 months. Thanks to these ladies, I have a fantastic selection of cards in my stash!

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Friday, May 4, 2012

Humble Artists Swap (HAS)

Back in April of 2011, I was honored to be invited to join a very talented group of CTMH Consultants known as "The Humble Artists". This group of gals creates fabulous cards using CTMH products, following very strict over-the-top guidelines, to swap every second month.  You may have noticed the new addition on my sidebar, with links to the HAS members' blogs. Make some time to visit their blogs, these are some creative paper artists and I just love getting their swap cards in the mail!

I was trying to tidy up my craft room, and came across my stack of HAS cards that I haven't shared here yet.  In the next few posts, I will feature some of the cards I've made for this swap.

Humble Artists Swap card April 2011

We have to follow some specific guidelines when designing our swap cards, here were the HAS April 2011 Guidelines used to make this card:
  • Card must be at least 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
  • Must use new CTMH Kraft Borders
  • Must be 8 layers stacked on top on one another, somewhere on the card
  • Must use at least 2 patterned papers from 2 different paper packs in new CTMH Spring 2011 Idea Book
  • Must use a new CTMH Spring 2011 Idea Book stamp set
  • Must not use any animal stamps
  • Must use 3 different embellishments
  • Distress something with ink, scissors or sand paper

All products used are from CTMH.

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