Sunday, September 21, 2008

Moving ???

Wooo Hooo !! I'm a Winner !! Becca has contacted me ans said that my blog candy is in the mail !! This should be fun - I'll be sure to use the stamps and post as soon as possible. Thanks for all the wonderful comments ladies. I want you all to know that if I comment on your creativity, it is because I truly believe what I'm saying. Some of you are artists beyond your own imaginations and I'm often in awe !! And Becca's work is just simply incredible! Does she every make a bad card?? I doubt it. I'm sure that my waste basket is a lot fuller than hers !! LOL !!

Well, here is my post for today. I was commissioned to do a moving card for a friend. She is moving to a small town in northern Wisconsin. I googled the town to look for something interesting to put on the inside of the card - well guess what? There is nothing interesting. Her DH is building a log cabin and her closest "town" (not city) is over an hour away. I can't imagine her living there in the dead of winter so I may have to make a room in the basement !! :)

Anyway, I did put the last census population which was 601 and then I crossed it out and made it 603! That is about the only thing I could do to make it "fun"!

The card itself is the Papertrey set called Boards & Beams. I love this set - but then I love houses. I colored the house with my Copic's and I think it looks a little like a log cabin. I used SU designer paper, retired Caribbean blue paper and close to cocoa. This card took a lot more time then I had planned but I like the way it turned out. I don't think you can see it but on the blue cardstock I used versamark ink to stamp two other houses.

I also thought that I would post another card that I had done a little while back. I was trying to do an SCS challenge. I really would love to get into those but I just don't have that much time to stamp. And, then when I'm pressed for time and restricted to design, I become too over-whelmed. The anxiety starts setting in and I'm done !! Well, this card I did a few weeks after the challenge just because it intrigued me. I took it to one of my classes and they immediately wanted to do it too.

So, with my CB under arm, I took it to the next class and they were delighted to make it. I used Not Quiet Navy and the retired River Rock SU cardstock. This set is Embrace Life - one of my favorites. Because I made a standard size A2 card, it was a little hard to find the right size nestability to fit. I wanted all the layers (Becca influence!). I think it turned out pretty good and I'm willing to do it again ! :)

Well, thanks again for all the nice comments and thank you Becca for sharing your creativity with all of us. Have a great Sunday all.

11 comments:

Catherine said...

i love the way you colored your house...very pretty! and love what your card with the sketch =)

Debbi said...

I love the cards Stevie!! The house is gorgeous, and I LOVE how you used the sketch card!

MaGoooo said...

CUTE!! What a Sweetie you are to do the cards! I really like how you investigated to find something FUN to put on the inside. I also like what you came up with!! 603, cute!

Tex said...

Well she obviously knew just who to ask for her special "moving" cards! She surely loved them!

Sue said...

The coloring and shading/shadowing on that house are SPECTACULAR!!!

And the fanned nesties - way cool! Why have I missed this for so long??????

Amber said...

Wow, those are great/cool/beautiful awesome cards.

Micki said...

Stevie, love those cards! And congrats on winning that blog candy :-)

love
Micki

Micki said...

c'mon Stevie, start blogging. I love your creations or did you change blog addresses?

luv ya

Lisa Phillippi said...

Thanks for your sweet comment at my blog! I do mail my cards with 3-D flowers! I have clear boxes that they can be displayed in, then I put that into a padded envelope or a dvd mailer box that I purchased at office max. Your cards & journals are fantastic!

Jinny Newlin said...

Great cards! Love that aqua and chocolate palette on the first, with its perfect color work to boot, and the design of the second is so fresh!

Leigh Penner said...

Great cards!