July 29, 2008

Feel Better Card

Here is a card I made last night for my aunt / godmother who recently had surgery. I really love the colors, muted green and purple. I used the Cricut to cut out the layered frames. I inked all the edges with brown. Used brown polka-dot ribbon and a brown cardstock sticker behind the flowers. The flowers are just some silk ones I had lying around still on the stem. They are attached to the card beneath the ribbon. I added the felt flower border over the ribbon. Those are my faux brads again in the corners. I hand wrote "feel better" and Stickled the flowers. I hope it will cheer up my aunt.

Miles of Smiles,

July 25, 2008

Hang On Frog

I made this card last night for someone who recently had surgery. That frog is such a cute little guy! I used Heidi Grace papers. The metal that looks like brads really isn't. I love these accents. I found them on clearance and they are supposed to be used in jewelry. They just get glued on. Fabulous! I used my Stardust pen again for his freckles, over the words, and in the flower centers. Can't ya just tell I am loving my Stardust pen? It's great cuz it's not as "heavy" as Stickles, but you still get a nice glitziness. You KNOW I am all about the bling! This card is a little bigger than my usual. It's 6.5 x 4.5. I distressed the edge of the flower paper too. I like doing that cuz it gives the edge a "rough thickness." I added the close-up so you can see the sparkly parts. We all have sparkly parts, don't we? Have a great weekend!

Miles of Smiles,

July 23, 2008

Number Signs, Anyone?

Here is my design for the latest Bitten By The Bug challenge. We had to use the # sign (number sign). I had NO idea what to do with it, aside from the obvious. I ended up cutting it out in silhouette, which is basically an outline. I layered a few of them on top of each other, rotating each layer slightly until it created a frame in the center. I added the photo, beads, and fibers. It turned into a photo frame ornament. Who knew? I liked that with the # signs layered, it gave an Asian flair to it, or so I thought.

Miles of Smiles,

July 18, 2008

Another Girlie Card

This image was just too cute. I backed it with green, then on black that I border cut the bottom of. The card is black. The background is bright pink embossed circles. Polka dot green brads, polka dot ribbon. Paper flowers with black brads that I made white polka dots on with my white Sharpie. Inked the edges of the papers in black too. Stickled her scarf, car, and hubcaps.

Miles of Smiles,

Girlie Card

Here is a Girlie Card I made last night. I just loved the image of the girl in the mirror, and the phrase was perfecto! I punched and layered the flowers. The phrase is attached with foam dots. And of course, I stickled her sweater and hat, and used my stardust pen for her lips, over "princess" and around the swirls on the mirror. The second pic is so you can see all the "glitziness" going on. Oh la la.
Miles of Smiles,

July 15, 2008

Cowboy Hat Challenge

The latest Bitten By The Bug Challenge was to use the cowboy hat. I really didn't know what I wanted to do with it. I cut it out in the brown distressed paper, inked the edges, and walked around with it in my hand. I held it at different angles, higher, lower, this way, that way.... I could put it on a person, or put it on an animal. "Nah. Too predictable", I thought. How about upside down? Could something be coming up out of the hat? An animal maybe? A puppy would look cute. How about flowers? And that's when I really got going. The card it pale yellow. I cut out the scalloped frame and inked the edges there too. It's hard to see, but there is a piece of embossed vellum (birds & swirls) within the frame. The "vine" is some sort of wired garland. I attached that with a brad beneath the hat. The hat is attached with foam squares. I punched out the flowers with 4 layers. The centers are yellow rhinestones that match the ones on the hat. The flowers are attached with foam too. I added the chipboard "grow" as if it were a plant pick. Go see the other designer's work at BBTB. Very cute!

Miles of Smiles,

July 1, 2008

Graduation Card

This card was made especially for our neighbor's son who graduated high school. I really liked the colors when I finished it. I don't think it's too "girlie", which is always my problem when making cards for guys. The image is from Crafty Secrets, and the aqua paper lace ribbon is from K&Co. I punched/embossed the edges of the red cardstock with a Martha Stewart punch. No stickles here! lol

Miles of Smiles,

Father's Day FIL

This is the Father's Day card I made for my FIL. He just recently got back from travelling The Great Loop on his boat. He is Chesapeake Bay born and bred, so to speak, so I thought the blue crab would be appropriate! I stickled the large crab and attached with pop dots.

Miles of Smiles,