Wednesday, April 20, 2011

April Card Swap

Last night was card swap, but I didn't get a picture of my card until this morning. Too busy lately for my own good! Anyway, the swap theme was baby girl.

My card is a 4.25" square with an EK Success punch used along the bottom. I cut a 3.24" square of lavendar cardstock and used a lacy Martha Stewart PATP (punch around the page) set, and I also embossed it with a polka dot folder. The heart set on top was cut with my Cuttlebug heart die/embossing folder set. The heart base is cut from a light lilac and stamped "Welcome Baby" in a dark purple. The top heart is embossed vellum. I like the way the vellum turned out with the embossing, and I am sure I will be doing this again soon!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Graduation Layout

As you know from my last post, Miss Gracie graduated from the puppy class last Monday. Yay, Gracie! Anyway, this is the LO that I made for her scrapbook. I scanned the certificate and printed it out on cardstock in the size that would work on my 8" x 8" page. (I also erased the instructor's name to protect her privacy.) "Graduation" is cut from the Calligraphy cartridge, and the mortarboards are cut from A Child's Year. I added some red embroidery floss for the tassel.

"Valedictorian" is cut from the Nursery Rhyme cartridge, "Teachers Pet" is from Lyrical Letters and was welded with my Gypsy. The white terrier is from Just Because Cards. The background is a soft gray with a 3.5" chunk of printed graduation paper (from Joanns) down the outer edge. Overall, I am very pleased with the LO, especially since I do not consider myself a scrapbooker.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Gracie's Graduation

Gracie graduated from puppy school this evening. Isn't she just the cutest in a mortarboard? I love it! She refused to wear it, of course, so I had to hold it in place to get pictures. She looks so grown up in this picture, but she is just a puppy.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Birthday Card

I finally had time to craft again! Housebreaking a puppy takes a lot of time! LOL

Tilda is holding a ladybug, so I colored her dress and pinafore to match using Prisma watercolor pencils. I used black and yellow Bic Marks a Lot markers, and also added a little ladybug cut from Create a Critter. The sentiment stamp is from a set I found at Joanns. I like the white craft ink on the black paper--it gives it a sort of chalkboard look.