Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Fall Photos from 2010

The holidays are the most fun when you do traditional things....like wake up at 3:00a.m. to go shopping!!!
That's right, we went to Cabzon out near Palm Springs last year and my kids (grown kids) (lol) were having the time of their lives shopping. I truly enjoyed watching them take advantage of the great bargains they found.
This page really brings happy memories to my mind...I decided to do this layout in Black, since over the world it is known as "BLACK FRIDAY"...I added some black satin ribbon along the bottom, right above MS "Bubbles" punch...the sentiment of "Take Tim to Enjoy the Siple Things in Life" seemed appropriate for this layout....and butterflies complete the layout..
Keep your creative mind working...

Fall Photos from 2010

What would a good movie be like without some refreshments.....that's right some hot buttered popcorn & don't forget the beverage!
I thought the store purchased embellishments would really add something to this page 2 of layout at The Grove!
This is where we went to see the movie Burlesque starring Cher & Christina Aguliera....I have had these embellishments for a few years waiting to use them..they really complete the layout don't you think!!!
Keep your creative mind working......

Fall Photos from 2010

Hello fellow crafters...it's been a few days since my last posting...I decided I needed to get some layouts done!!!
I love making cards but I also love doing layouts and I want to make a big dent in my photos that are backed up on my list to get into some of the empty photo albums.(so I will be doing some layouts for a while) and hopefully I will get some of my albums filled with great memories!
This photo is of last November 2010, when my son Matthew came to town from Texas to spend Thanksgiving Holiday with the family.
I wanted to try out my new paper rosettes. The photo is of "THE GROVE" a very popular shopping plaza in the heart of L.A. next to Hollywood! In fact it is right next door to CBS Studios.
We went to the movie theatre and along the walk way there is a row of restaurants to satisfy the most appealing appetites...as you can see he is standing in front of a marquee that says "We're filled with Holiday Cheer"
....hope this layout inspires you to use some techniques to display your talents as well!
Remember to keep your creative mind working......

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Happy Birthday Cousin Peaches

This a card I made for my cousin "Peaches" she celebrated her 60th Birthday on the 15th of August, but today is the celebration for all who were invited to come to her Birthday Party!
I designed this card using her favorite colors of purple, lavender with accents of green.
I made my own minature white doily by using my MS corner punch I then shaded the doily with SU ink "Lovely Lilac"
The method used was to punch in the round....if you check out the video tutorials you will find plenty of info on how this is done.
I overlayed the doily with a template from Spellbinders calle "Fancy Tags Two"...I then accented the template with my SU stamp of "Happy Birthday"...I also decided that this card could use a little bling, so from my stash I added a fleur of rhinestones...a pearl head pin was used to add some addl grey glass pearls, a organza flower with the perfect center of a gem in purple from "Recollections" completes the look. Under the flower I use gro-grain lavender ribbon, and green organza ribbon to add a touch of green..I also used my sizzix die of "Branch w/leaves" to complete the floral arrangement!
The card base & papers were from my stash cut @ 7 1/2"x5" and the corners were rounded.
I hope this card will inspire you to make a classy, sophisticated card for someone you know that is reaching a great milestone!
Thanks for stopping by today...& remember
Keep your creative mind working.....