Friday, April 27, 2012

Papercrafts Magazine Very Schmancy Retirement Card

** I am entering this as a last minute Paper Crafts Magazine April Gallery challenge! Check it out HERE ** I love me some Papercrafts! That magazine is soo amazing and gives me tons of inspiration.

Hello Everyone, here is a card that I made for friend of my Uncle's. It is to celebrate her retirement and basically the criteria for this one was very girly with no pink. An oxymoron? Nope not at all. I have 3 girls and there is not a bit of pink in my house.

This card shall be called the coming of the fancy schmancy. I just love love it in general. The patterned paper is GCD Paris Nights Stack (very fancy) the paper is actually flocked. The small frame is from Michael's and came unfinished. I tried some generic crackle paint that didn't work. First I painted it BRIGHT yellow, then crackled medium then off white. Hmm.. don't know what I did wrong, but I'm getting the Tim Holtz stuff for next time. The silhouette stamp is Hero Arts and I just adore it. That pearl/rhinestone swirl (fab right?) flower and leaves are recollections. The ribbon is Hobby Lobby. Since the paper is flocked and the frame is thick I used a lot of hot glue. This is always tricky because of course you have to worry that you are not warping your paper and it is EXTREMELY permanent. The Congrats! is a colorblock rub on. I very rarely use rub-ons, I am very clumsy with them and the weird thing is that it looks shiny but it's not.

So this is how it all came together and I'm happy with the results. Thank you so much for visiting my little blog, I am always grateful for the opportunity to share. Until next time amigas.    

Friday, April 20, 2012

Monkey Business with Unity

Hello Friends. Today is Friday which means Unity Stamp Company (the bestest) Friends with Flair <----- click there to see all of the goodness.
Today's card is a Monkey card that I've been meaning to make for a while. I just love these cute little monkies. They are from Joann's and I really don't think I paid more than a couple of dollars for a bunch of them. The paper is KI Memories Wild Life stack and die cut. The burlap is from Hobby Lobby and the cardstock is DCWV. The Unity stamp is from the May 2011 Kit of the Month.

My pic actually came out pretty well. It got LOTS of natural light since it's ROASTING here in So Cal. Like Summer weather in April. Good for me, not so good for my cooling bill. ;-) Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. For us it's date night for the Hubs and I tonight, maybe some shopping for the chickies and I (ahhh!). I have 3 teen girls so just getting one church dress and sandals for each is crazy expensive and a lesson in patience. Since we actually have to FIND said dress and sandals for each at the store that they like. That means making the rounds at Kohl's, JCP, Macy's, Forever 21, sometimes (if I'm lucky) Target. But that's life right? I'll miss that when they are off to college and all grown up.

Don't forget leave a comment, Unity will be giving a prize away to 2 random people. Thanks for visiting my little blog. Have a great weekend, until next time Amigas :-)     

Picture of think HAPPY Thoughts { KOM 5/11 }