Saturday, February 21, 2009

What I've been up to......

Good Evening! Wow, it's been a while since I posted, sorry about that. I have been busy though :)

First, Sara's birthday is coming up soon and she and a good friend of hers had a party together because her friend's birthday is the beginning of February. They had about 25 people swimming at a hotel and then 7 girls came home with us and spent the night. I was a little bit nervous about having 25 15 year olds all at one time, but they were so well behaved. The hotel wouldn't let us have pizza in the pool area so they had a little lobby area right outside the pool so we had it there. The kids were GREAT!!! You couldn't even tell we ate in there!

Okay, time for the cards I've been making. This one was made for the SCS Limited Supplies Challenge. I just love "the Gift" stamp set. I looked at some of the cards I've been making lately and other than the HM Challenge card, I had no circles. So, I decided to get a circle on this one. I used papers from Sandylion - a line called Lollia (I've had it for a long time!) and again "the Gift" from 2RedBananas. I stitched around the circle and the stitches on the striped paper were already there. I colored with prismacolor pencils and mineral spirits and added Angel Wings Shimmerz to the fabric and flocking to the bunnies tails. You can see that in the smaller picture as well as the way I pop-dotted the bunnies :) I also used the celery May Arts grosgrain ribbon. I just love the color of this ribbon!

You can see how the cloth Shimmerz and how the bunny tails are fuzzy and the bunnies are pop-dotted so they are higher than the cross, for dimension.

This card was done for the Color Challenge on SplitCoastStampers. The colors were Olive, Rose Red and More Mustard. I used Jami's "the Value of Joy" set, Co'ordinations paper for the cardbase, some dp that I've had for a long time. I colored the puppy with More Mustard and an H2O pen, the rest of the image was colored with prismacolor pencils and mineral spirits. I used Mocha Shimmerz on his bandana.

This third card was made for the Flutter by Wednesday challenge. The challenge was to use purple and blue. What I really love about this card is that I used both lilac Shimmerz and December Sky Blingz on the butterflies and you can really see the difference in the two. The Blingz is a little bit 'chunkier' and by that I mean that the pieces of sparkle are bigger. :) You can see it better in the closeup photo.

See how smooth the Lilac Shimmerz is and how the December Sky Blingz has more 'chunks' :) I know, very technical terms......but you get the idea, right? :)

The 2RedBananas "Week of Peeks" starts tomorrow. Be sure to check it out and see creations using the new stamp sets that will be released Monday, March 2nd.

Our quote for the day: "When lives entwine, hearts are bound together by little gestures of kindness." - unknown

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great evening!


jami {sgtStamper} said...

You are so brave to have that many teenage girls at once!! Wow!!

I love all your cards today! What a great way to cut out the images in the gift card - the circle looks like a sun behind the cross. Love it!!

Those butterflies are so so so pretty!!!

Lynette said...

Really great and unique cards, Jeanette! Sounds like a fun party!!

Teresa said...

you were busy for not feeling well. Love the stitching on your card and the way you used pop dots.

Maraya said...

Jeanette, you sure do get a lot accomplished even when you're sick. All 3 of the cards are great. I like the stitching on the first one a lot. I've never tried to stitch a circle. It's hard enough to stay in a straight line :-) Tell Sara Happy Birthday for me and I hope you feel better soon!