Monday, June 21, 2010

Summer Daze

I was
super excited
to get my
KOM from Unity Stamp Co.
for June.

I couldn't wait to use one of the stamps from the kit
to make this

I was inspired by
this card
that was posted on the Unity blog a while back.

i LOVE the end result.
It is happy, sunshine-y, summer!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Dutch Treat

So, this weekend the FIFA World Cup began in South Africa and I thought I would pay homage to this event by creating a card that is influenced by the team that could win it all.... The Netherlands! Really I was looking for inspiration for this week's Mojo Monday challenge (see sketch on right), and it gave me an excuse to use my awesome "Netherlands" stamp set from Stampin' UP!

So, what did I end up creating? Take a look for yourself:

I don't think it is a winner (this one and this one are definite contenders), but it was fun to play along. My favourite part of the card is the little Dutch boy and girl. I embossed them, and then cut them out and popped them up on the card. I am also very fond of the burgandy cardstock in the background. I ripped the cardstock to give it a "rustic" feel, and the colour really pops on top of the subtle patterned paper.
Hope you like it, and I hope to have some new creations posted soon!

Sunday, June 06, 2010

Mother's Day - A month later...

June is a busy month for birthdays in my family, so I will have lots of opportunity to get crafty in the next few weeks.

However, today I thought I would FINALLY post the card that I created for my Mom for Mother's day.

Here's a look at the finished product:

There are various aspects of the card that I really love. But, if I had to do it all over again, I would get rid of the brown/pink polka-dot ribbon in the centre. Ugh. Too many different patterns.

I'm really happy with the two flower embellishments that I created using my flower punch and brads. I also really love the stitching that I did around the bottom half of the card. Take a look at a close-up:

Also, for this card, I got to use my brand new tag punches that I purchased from Stampin' UP!. Love these punches! I've got vague ideas of using them to create some awesome Christmas cards. Here's another look at the "Mom" tag:

Overall, the finished result is okay. And, even if I'm not 100% over the moon about it, my Mom really liked it, so that's all that matters :).
Stay Crafty!