Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Some Cards to See

It's been a while since I've posted so I thought I would try to catch up a bit. Last week was the Michigan Mega Meet. Mega Meet is a huge scrapbooking, card making, papercrafts convention. It happens once a year and just happens to be about 2 miles from my house. How dangerous is that??? It turned out to be pretty dangerous for my wallet. I did spend a few more $$$$ than I had anticipated, but heck, I deserve it! I bought some Nestabilities dies and am excited to try them out. I also bought some Copic Markers which are fabulous! If you have not tried them, you must. They are nothing like a regular marker. I thought I might share a few cards I made this last week with all of you that are interested.

Here is the first card. I made this card using the Garden of Life set from Papertrey Ink for the flowers. Then I used the leaf design from the Papertrey Ink anniversary set. I think I've mentioned before that Papertrey Ink is my current favorite stamp company. The papers and ribbon are also from Papertrey. They now have their own line of coordinating cardstock, patterned paper, ribbons and ink. I just love all the colors they have. The little scallops at the bottom of the patterned paper is made using my new Fiskars punch called "Threading Waters". It's a very cool punch and really adds a neat design element.

Here is my second card I made for my mother for Mother's Day. Again I used the Papertrey Ink anniversary set for the design and their pale yellow cardstock. I just love the color combination on this card. The last card I made is a total copy of one of my favorite designers. Her name is Heather Nicholes and I just love her style, she has a sort of "rustic" flair to her work.
http://pinefeather.typepad.com/pine_is_here/ Check out her blog to see her great stuff. If you scroll down you will see her awesome butterfly cards and how they look nothing like mine. I guess I'll keep practicing and hope that some of my cards are OK.
I mostly do my papercrafting for my family and myself as a creative outlet. I work in a very technical environment with no artistic freedom so papercrafting helps break the monotony of living in a cubical most days a week .
Hope I'll be able to have some new things to show you soon.