Sunday, May 29, 2011

New additions to the family

Little did we know when we adopted two new kittens into our family how helpful around the house they would be. They help you use your computer (or iPad) and then even help with the laundry! Guess they are keepers! Also, since they have now been officially scrapped they have to stay in the family now. :)

Meet Pixie (the black and white) and Micron (the grey and white). They are our two new members of the family. We got them last weekend and have been working on getting Hannah used to not being the only cat in the house. So far, so good, as long as we take it slow. She at least stays in the same room as the rest of the family now. The first few days she wanted nothing to do with us if we had kittens in our laps. But can you blame her? If anything, having the kittens has brought more kitten-like qualities to her though. She loves that we have new toys and play with her fishing pole and feather toys more now, even if she does have to share them with these newcomers.

For this layout I was inspired by the sketch over at Sketch Support. It looked like a fun sketch to try out and I'm liking the use of the four different papers. Sketches are good at making me stretch out and do some more papers on a page than just one or two. I even got to use some old embellishments that have been in my stash for a while. Win-win!

To close out this post, here's some more pictures of our new additions.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Love, Honor & Cherish - Wedding Card

Have a good high school friend getting married this coming weekend so I made this little card using her colors from the save the date and invite that we got in the mail. I really like the royal blue with the black. I tried out my new Momento Tuxedo black ink with this one. So nice to have fast-drying ink! I always want to do a card start to finish so I think this ink will be a great way to do that without the chance of smudges. :)

A pretty simple card really, but I think it's effective. I've since sent it on its way to Iowa. :) I hope she likes it!

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Sunday, May 22, 2011

Congratulations - WMSC48

Over at the Waltzingmouse Stamps Sketch Challenge there is the challenge #48 going on right now. I always find great inspiration from the sketches over there and today was no exception.

I needed a congratulations card and the many circles were my inspiration for all the hearts. First, the box was going to be full of the hearts, but I decided instead to change it up a little and use the Say It With Style frame and sentiment in the middle. Also tried a new trick to get my ribbon through the card front but only in the space of the center square. I'm pretty happy with the result. :)

Be sure to head over to the challenge blog and play along!

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A Wedding Layout

Here's a layout from a May 2010 wedding DH and I went to in sunny Florida. The couple had the wedding on the beach in Ft. Lauderdale. (Actually, it was exactly one year later today!)

The picture I used is one of their professional photographer shots. They had group photos with their guests after the ceremony. This shot was of most of the crew from Peoria. Since it was of high DPI I decided that it would be better to make it fit over a good portion of the page so that all these people were not tiny in a regular 4x6. I'm kinda liking the different style even.

Well, I should be off to study, but I think instead I'll try and work on a few things in the craft area. I did learn of a new engagement card that I need to make now. I'll be getting a SIL here pretty soon!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

May WMS Waltz - Masculine Cards

Just getting this card in a little late (but it is still the 17th here in California!). I was inspired by what I was seeing people do with the Western sets for this month's WMS Waltz for masculine cards. So I got out my own set and tried my hand at it. It took a little work to get the right difference in ink coverage for the three western rider and horse, but I think I got it now.

The card was missing a little something so I added some twine (the substitute for ribbon but still okay for guys, right?). I think it finishes the card off nicely.

Thanks for stopping by my little blog. Hopefully this will be the start of my comeback to the paper crafting world. Just two finals left this week and then I'm free for the summer!