Missing You Card - Fall

This week's challenge at BBTB2 is for Walk In My Garden Wheelbarrow. Thanks for heads up Donna M.!  I'm sending this to that site also.  Over at Whimsical Wednesday they're having a Fall Colors Challenge.  This is my entry.  I made it to send to a friend.  Why don't you go on over to see all the fabulous creations and join in on the fun?

Card stock is Color Box  Although it looks like a lot of green (should have used a different cloth for the backdrop), there are golds, brown, oranges, coppers, brass, and purple).
Inks are from Ranger and Color Box
Cricut cut is from A Child's Year - I welded two silhouettes together on my Gypsy.  I know the boy is actually harvesting what look like beets, but I covered that part up  LOL.
Punch is MS
Poem is a child's song (I don't know the author) sorry.  All the printing is computer generated.
Leaves are Spare Parts brads

I made some homemade pearl mist that I sprayed on the children.  Sorry but today was not the best day to photograph so the shine doesn't come out in the  picture.

Thanks so much for taking a look.  Please leave a comment if you can.


Shape Card - Glittered Black Eyed Susan

I used my Gypsy to form the card base and cut all the mats, petals and flower center.

  1. Combination of  scattered straw, fired brick, and orange marmalade stickles to paint the center of the flower; antique linen and orange marmalade stickles to paint the petals.  
  2. Papers: DCWV , We Are Memory Keepers 
  3. Cricut Cuts:
    • Gypsy Wanderings - Card base is  2 tags (Cut 38 on tag feature) welded; Heart cuts on outside rim of topper
    • Easter 2010 - Inside Doily
    • Walk in My Garden - Petals


Birthday Card - 60 Years Young

I literally threw this together on the way out the door on Saturday.  I'd forgotten about a cousin's birthday and it was pretty special one so I wanted something different.  I knew he'd get all kinds of over the hill sentiments, and I wanted colors!  So this still has the black and white balloons, plus other colors.  Bonus: I entered it at the Celebrate The Occasion challenge #31 site.

 Balloons are cut from George and Basic Shapes and "60" is from Black-letter.


Mini Album Link

Just a note to say if you want to see all my mini albums, just click the Mini Album picture on the left side of my blog.  I think there are 15 at this time.  They are my favorite things to do!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Christmas Card - Three different ones

Never to early to start Christmas cards, right?  Here are three I worked on last week.
#1.  I wanted to use the rub on scene.  I just love winter pictures and if there's a home in it that an extra bonus for me.  The rub on is from Michaels.  The packs are themed based and have three different pictures.  I love the on looking birds of this one.
 I like to keep the insides simple and allow lots of space for a note to the recipient.
 This crocheted lace came from Hobby Lobby.  I just added tiny buttons and gold thread for highlights.
 #2. The saying is a transparency from Paper Wishes.  A sheet of transparencies was part of a monthly kit I purchased a couple of years ago.  I like to bring the sheet out each Christmas and use a few on cards.

I apologize for the photography.  The images appear "green", but in real life they are a beautiful aqua and blue.
Here's a full view of the card cover.  Some of the snowflakes are wooden, some are paper/foil punches and the one big one is a metal brad.
There are also aqua and blue raindrops.  The paper that appears to be striped is AC foil paper with a ribbed texture.

Another transparency -

#3. Some stickers and a 3D penguin.

I was reading about the correct proportions on collages.  I never knew there was a "standard" measurement formula, but am willing to try anything at least once.  The formula is 1: 1/2: 1/4 cross 2.  The 1 is the largest paper in your collage (the green print), the 1/2 is the second paper and it should be 1/2 the size of the first paper (the striped paper), the 1/4 is the third paper and it should be 1/4 the size of the first paper and have a vertical appearance (the red dots).  Any embellishment (the ornament) should overlap at least 2 of the papers.
 I think it came out ok, but I'll need more  practice in rearranging the overlapping.  Well, its a little over three months until Christmas.  3 cards down and a lot to go!

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