Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The Secret Garden

This spring my family and I were invited to attend a garden tour at a home in a historic neighborhood in Atlanta.  My husband couldn't go but I was able to take my son and meet my folks there.  This is the first MDS page I've done in a while due to computer issues.  I hope my mom will like it enough to use it as her screen saver on their new laptop.  The idea/layout came from Heather Sumers.  The background is basic grey with lots of real size square punches filled with color and a variety of DSP in the colors old olive, pumpkin pie, so saffron, choc. chip and baja breeze.  A couple embellishments and the vintage vogue stamp set round it out.
Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Dad-you're an ACE

As promised here is my Father's Day card for this year.  I was lazy and just made three of the same-or I could say...they're so cute why try anything else.  My color inspiration came from the DSP.  Out of a 12 x 12 sheet I tries to pick 3 planes with space to have the banner fly behind it.  After I cut these pieces I took my colors from the planes...a really interesting and nice combo of baja breeze and tangerine tango.  I used the MFT die fishtail banner
The die cuts are strung on jillybean soup baker's twine.  I made a small cut using a box cutter knife right behind the tail of the plane to thread the twine through.  The word DAD is using the American crafts rub on Molly font....I picked that up at Hobby Lobby for 2.99 on clearance!
Hope you enjoy and get some inspiration from this.
Happy Stamping!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Well scripted Father's Day

This is the Father's Day card I made for my dad last year.  I do struggle with masculine cards.  Men just don't appreciate ribbon and buttons.  I had seen this concentric circle design on Mary Fish's blog (if you haven't seen her blog it is amazing...I'm totally jealous of her new stamp space and that she lives in Tucson, AZ).  Mary recommended a geometric pattern.  My dad has always been a great woodworker and when I saw these sheets of veneer in Archivers I knew I had to incorporate it somehow into his card.  Not too many other details to provide as it is an easy to follow design and layout but if you have any questions please let me know.
Stop by tomorrow and I'll show you this year's design.  I was lazy this year and made all three the same (DH, DF, and FIL)