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My MIL loves her summer flowers and the beautiful clematis she grew this year was spectacular. I took the photo and was inspired by a photo card profiled in the CTMH Spring/Summer 2012 catalog.
|My photo, edited in PSE9|
|Bazzill Basics paper, Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink, stamps from My Creative Time and CTMH, MS twine.|
|My inspiration card.|
My brother-in-law sent me almost 1000 photos on disc a while back, all their family moments from the previous year. He had some great underwater photos of the whole gang, including this one of my sister. I'm actually a real hack when it comes to Photoshop (Elements), but am doing my best to learn digital scrapping. I am so proud of the work here, because in the original photo, the hair swept across much of my sister's eyes - and I was actually able to edit it out! Yay! The underwater background was from another family photo, and after some considerable editing, I was able to reproduce it in the background as you see it.
|Photo edited in PSE 9.|
|Bazzill Basics paper, front cover is sprayed with Crafter's Companion Glitter Spray in Silver.|
I love the Art Nouveau cart and don't use it nearly enough! Although this is a masculine card, I still thought the hummingbird image could carry it off. The overall measurements were almost 5" for the entire card. Sentiments are from Fiskar's Cloud 9 Designs, Simple Thoughts - Happy Birthday.
Friend Birthday, Anytime Cards
These next cards were actually "anytime" cards, but one actually came in handy for a friend's birthday that came up. Funny enough, she said her birthday present to herself was a solo shopping trip, free of kids or spouse, so she could take some time and indulge in retail therapy. My card worked out perfectly.
|Happy Birthday sentiment was added after photo was snapped.|
|Stamps and design idea from CTMH, Fashioista.|
|Stamp silhouette and sentiment from My Creative Time, other stamps CTMH.|
|A similar looking sentiment flag was added to the previous birthday card. iTop brad with K&Co. paper that coordinates below.|
|Shop stamp is on foam tap so the punched edge can slip under to close the card.|
|Overall card dimension when folded was 3x9", which fit nicely into a #10 envelope. You can see how I pieced the cardstock to make the extra-long card.|
|My inspiration cards, down at the bottom of the page.|
My neighbor and running partner loves pink, so I had to do her gift bag up right!
|Bag found at Party City. Ribbons & Rosettes and Art Philosophy cart. Sentiment from CTMH. Extra ink on tag - free of charge!|
|I love that fuzzy brad in the center of the rosette. I picked up a bunch of them in different colors at a stamp show a while back.|
Last but not least, our nation's birthday is today. I made this bag to carry goodies to the neighborhood BBQ we are headed to later today. Have a very happy 4th, and enjoy the summer! Thanks for dropping by my blog!
|Gift bag from Party City. American Craft ribbon. Bazzill Basics paper and Stickles by Ranger. Word Collage and A Child's year carts. Front of bag.|
|Back of bag with words cut in vinyl from Word Collage cart.|
Make a project with a firework, sparkler, or other big "boom" project.