Sunday, May 25, 2008

Real Fresh Cuts...

This weekend we are busy with updating things around the house! Yesterday we put in a new vanity (who knew that could be SO challenging?!) and today I'm painting new pieces for our picket fence (yes, it's white!) and Kevin is power washing the house. Tomorrow we're returning all the stuff we bought and didn't need or it didn't fit, etc. Then, we're going to Trader Joes to get some goodies for the week. I just love that place!!

Here are some cards I made in the midst of all that yesterday...

I made this card to combine two challenges on Splicoast. The first one was the Ways to Use it challenge, this week it was to do something masculine. Then, I checked out the Inspiration Challenge, and this week was a set of fabulous fabrics from a ad company.

I came up with this card, which happens to be a masculine "Thank You" card. I think sometimes people forget that men appreciate a "thanks" too!!

I used my newest set- it's actually going to be available to all my customers in June as a preview of the Fall & Winter Catalog. Also in June, you can get your hands on a Fresh Cuts set of cards and envelopes. They are 4x4 cards in whisper white with a die-cut flower on the front.

I think they are simply adorable, as you can see here! This card was for this weeks color challenge, Soft Sky, Blue Bayou, & Certainly Celery.

The background image on this Fresh Cuts set says Thinking of You over and over across it... I think this would make a great Sympathy card image, without being so somber.

I ended up cutting the front of the 4x4 card off, and I attached it to a 5x5 base in Certainly Celery. I added a Soft Sky ribbon, and that's about it!

I FINALLY got my order of dimensionals in, so I couldn't wait to use them! I don't know how I made it ONE week without those things. I just adore them. And if you aren't sure what they are- you NEED them!!! They are little sticky things that adhere to the back of your image and then you POP it up on the next layer. See the top image to see what I mean (I put them on the main image & the sentiment and popped them both)!! I just love them!

Off to get some bagels for breakfast and chicken salad this week. YUM!

Happy Memorial Day... Let's see some creations, kids!!


PATTY said...

stumbled upon your blog through "stampin when I can" love your work. I really like the cupcake card.


Nancy ~ Inkcicles said...

So beautiful! What fabulous creations!