Saturday, August 6, 2011

Weekend Projects

We planned to visit Monticello today but threats of rain changed our minds.  Instead we stayed at home and I had a chance to work on a few more cards (I very effectively ignored all the other weekend chores that were calling to me...). 

Plus I started some rock candy (does that count as cooking?) Saw it on a blog and had to give it a try for Miss E.  Made cinnamon, orange, wintergreen, cotton candy and plain.  I think I went a little overboard on the cinnamon - might need a fire extinguisher for that one!  I discovered that we truly only have ONE (yes ONE!) clothes pin in our whole house.  How does that happen?  So we had to get creative on how to suspend the sticks in the sugar solution (the sticks can't touch the bottom, sides or each other - bad things happen if they touch).  Hubby found stryofoamy stuff that I could push the sticks into (he's so resourceful!).

Back to the cards...

The stamps are from PTI.  I picked this up on E-bay and got it for about half of what it costs new (whoo hoo - love a bargain)!  The flower petals are stamped individually to make the flower and then colored with Copics.  The frames are cut on the Elegant Edges cart (it's a major go-to cart for me).  Bada bing bada bang and it's a card!

 I did go back and put black stitching on the pink frame to add a little more definition to it. 

My second card was made from paper from Bo-Bunny that just happened to show up in the mail today!

 Sentiment is from Verve Stamps. Bird and branch are PTI. The card needed a little more color so I put 'berries' on the branches. 

Isn't this quote so true?

So now I'm trying to figure out what I want to do next.  I need to make a get well soon card and I would like to try out my Toy Story cart.  (Those aliens are speaking to me...)

Stay tuned!

Friday, August 5, 2011