Friday, April 8, 2011

Updating with some recent cards

I thought I might update my blog.  On a personal note.....We are enjoying some great "Spring Weather" here in Arizona.  I have been trying to get a few things done at home and after finally getting some energy back after my bout with pneumonia I found that I was in a creative mode. 

The first card uses a Bunny Stamp and Easter greeting from Firecracker Designs, and the Eggs are from Michael Strong.  Corner punch from Martha Stewart and paper from Club Scrap and stash

The 2nd cards is one I did using a Technique Junkie chalk technique for the background, papers and greeting from Club Scrap.  Flower Stamp and Butterflies from Michael Strong, paper flower from stash and border punch from Martha Stewart.
 This 3rd card that I did for Michael Strong uses a background made with the Brick Wall Embossing folder from Tim Holtz and the "Flower Pot" stamp from Michael Strong with the "Mother-in-Law" tongue leaves from a tutorial found on Michael Strong's Blog page.

 If you are a Michael Strong fan, you can find his blog and you can find information on the yahoo group here.

This last card is one I did for a "Masculine Themed" swap I did for another Online Paper Crafting group that I belong to.  It uses papers from Club Scrap, the Car and Greeting stamp from Tim Holtz
and another "Depth of Field" Background from Technique Junkies.

I hope  you've enjoyed seeing what I've been "playing" with.  If you would like to get involved in a fun PaperCrafting Online group check out and tell them I sent you :)
It's a fun place to learn and share some great artistic techniques for cards, scrapbooks and altered book projects. 

Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Try That Thursday - Scored Diamonds

Well, for a change I'm on time with this week's challange with Beth Norman for the Technique Junkies "Try That Thursday Technique" - this week we chose the "Scored Diamonds" technique.  This technique is found on the new Dies & Embossing CD and also the April 2010 issue of Technique Junkies.

I used all Club Scrap papers and a flower stamp from Michael Strong.  The Greeting is from Club Scrap, the button and fiber is from my stash

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to send your entry to the Technique Junkies group.  You can check out Beth's blog for her entry and information about the challenge.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Try That Thursday - Watercolor over White

I seem to be running late the past couple of weeks......the weather is great and a lot going on and I finally got some time to play this week.  The tech from Technique Junkies was to do the Watercolor over White from the Bonus Section of the 2006 CD.

For my cards, I used papers and images from Club Scrap.  I hope you enjoy :)

I hope you all had an opportunity to participate in the challenge and have checked out Beth's card on her blog.   We will both be back This Thursday with a new challenge and believe it or not - my card is done :)

thanks for stopping