Sunday, May 20, 2012

New LO for wedding album

I have finally got started on my sons wedding album. I have been designing this page in my head for some time now. I absolutely LOVE the way it turned out. These are pictures when he was raising her veil and they kissed. I printed the pictures in black and white of him raising it
then when they kissed I printed it 5x7 in color
I love the butterflies. The feel I was going for was that everything was black and white until they kissed. The butterflies are not only pretty, they simbolize a new life. I love this page!!
Tell me what you think, I would love to read other peoples opinions!!

Monday, May 7, 2012

I made a swatch sheet for my distress inks

I got 16 new distress inks in the mail yesterday. Blitsy had them for $2.99 and I couldn't resist. It was the first time I ordered from them and I have to say- I will order again. The shipping was extremely fast. I ordered Monday night and it was here on Friday!! Anyway, I was putting them away and I realized I wasn't sure of some of the colors. So this is what I did:
I had to use 2 pages. I am becoming more of a collector than a crafter. It is getting ridiculous!! I spend more time organizing my room than crafting in it. Anyone else have the same problem? But, when I do make something, it is nice to have all the tools and supplies I need!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Cute little dice

I found a baggie of these cute little dice at a rummage sale for 50 cents! I don't know what I will use them for but they are so cute! I thought maybe I would use them on a card or something SOMEDAY! And for 50 cents, I couldn't leave them there! I put them next to a dime so you could tell how small they are.
If you have any ideas for them, let me know!!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

What a difference a good camera makes!

I got my new camera today.I ordered Tuesday afternoon from and it was here Thursday morning!! So far, I love it!! The zoom is phenomenal! I stood at  my craft room window and took a picture of the park across the street. This is WITHOUT zoom
and this is with zoom 1/2 way
and this is all the way!
I L♥VE it!!!
it even takes better pictures of my cards. Here is one I did today with my new PBD stamps
I just noticed how crooked the top mat is. Oh well, it is not handmade if its perfect, right?
Thanks for visiting today and please leave me a comment!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Card with new PBD stamps

I got my new Pink By Design stamps on Wednesday. 5 new sets!! WooHoo! I am going to play all weekend long! This will be the first Saturday in a month that I haven't had to work! I couldn't resist playing with them as soon as I got them.
I used 2 different sets on this one. The map background that I stamped with SU Early Esspresso, distressed the edges, crinkled it up, smoothed it out and rubbed over the wrinkles with Tim Holtz Old Paper distress ink. Then I stamped the heart from My Creative Time's Everyday Bingo and Crossword set. Then for the sentiment, I used thePBD My Favorite Kind set. On the inside I stamped "you"-ness + "me"-ness = happiness.My wedding anniversary was last week but I think I will give it to my husband anyway. Maybe I will stick it in his lunch box tomorrow!! That will surprise him! ♥
Thanks for visiting! See you soon! I will post all my "playing" projects with pictures from my new camera!!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

You're SUN thing special card

I TOTALLY copied this from Mary at CardzTV. I love all the cards she makes and this one looked like a good one for my monthly card I mail to my granddaughter.
It turned out so cute!! I hope she loves it!
I have some good news. I am getting a new camera!! Should be here tomorrow. I finally finished paying for the broken one and I sold my gypsy so I had a little extra money and I did it. I hope I like this one!! It is a Canon Powershot sx40-HS. My cousin has one and it takes beautiful pictures. We will have to see if I can get some beautiful ones!! It has video too so maybe I will post a video. MAYBE!!
I have another card for tomorrow so come back and visit me again!!