Saturday, July 31, 2010

MIA for a Good Reason

We took the family to Orlando to see...The Wonderful Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Being an English teacher and a huge HP nerd, this was an amazing experience. I have some pictures of craft stuff to post, for today, here are some Orlando pics.

In front of the Hogwarts Express with the conductor...

Hogwarts castle in the background...

With my pumpkin juice...

After riding Flight of the Hippogriff... I have a dorky smile because I'm so darned excited...
The little princess at Honeyduke's...

Inside Ollivander's, after waiting 2 hours to get in...

With our new wands...

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

PTI Swap

I made this card for the most recent Splitcoast PTI Swap. It took quite a while, and I was inspired by a card by Heather Nichols. I didn't distress it like hers, because I'm STILL afraid of distressing stuff. I know. I know. I need to get over it. 

It was Leish's idea to put the daffs in the jar. It wasn't a completely easy feat. I used the stemless flower and drew my own stems. I had to mask one flower and use the handy, dandy Fiskars fingertip knife to cut between the stems. (Did I mention how much I hate using an exacto? But there's something special about that fingertip knife. It's easy to control.) I used Copics to color the daffs and fussy cut everything, since I couldn't figure out how to use the jar and lid die to make my life easier. 

All in all, I know this card is a little simple, but I did spend a ton of time coloring and cutting. I hope the swappers aren't disappointed. 

Card Details: (All supplies PTI unless otherwise noted.)
Stamps: YOF: Daffodils, Friendship Jar
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Paper: SS White, Kraft, Pretty Pastels
Other: New Leaf buttons, Button Twine, Copic Markers, Label Die, Small Scallops Die
Size: 4.25" x 5"

Monday, July 5, 2010

Boy Birthday Card

Seems like I never have enough boy birthday cards. They're so dang hard to make. I mean, I'm not a girly girl, but it's so much easier to papercraft with flowers, ribbon, buttons, and lace. 

I was excited to see the marble images in the Friendship Jar and Fillers sets. It's a simple card, but I think it's a good start to increasing the stash of boy cards.  

Card Details: (All supplies PTI unless otherwise noted.)
Stamps: Friendship Jar, Friendship Jar Fillers, Enjoy the Ride (sentiment)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Paper: Spring Rain, Pure Poppy, SS White
Other: Jar and Lid Die, Label Die, Copic Markers
Size: 4.25" x 5"