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Sunday, June 7, 2009

It's been a while but I do have some cards to show

It's been a while because of the computer...DH came and took the CPU out (and he needed the monitor/speakers too), but left a mess when he did so I figured that I'd get started on the Great Re-arrange (at least in the computer corner-I'll save the magazines and other areas for later still). The computer update: we are waiting for a photo card reader/writer. We had been talking about getting one, and this made us go ahead and buy one. It should arrive in the mail Monday and hopefully, DH will get the computer back to me that evening (and we finish installing/updating/reloading etc. and it may take a long time to upload all my PSE4 photos or at least find out was was my last save and bring the un-backed-up photosand with only) and with any luck, Tuesday I'll be able to get the craft room back into working condition (my pencil cup, etc are waiting on my crafting table to go back to my computer monitor) and get back to crafting.

Anyway, I have the last of the Independence Day Cards to show. I followed the sketch at PaperCraftPlanet SK053009 I used this cute star ribbon I found at Target (probably in their dollar bins, but I found it in the candy/gum because someone else decided not to get it). The red star in the circle is TAC with Matte Accents on it. The red cardstock around it is more of that printable paper from TAC. I used gold fabric paint to add squiggles. The light blue paper under the ribbon has been embossed with my cuttlebug. The glittery flower was the final touch.

Next I have a couple of birthday cards to show.

This card uses Linday's Digital Card Kit. I printed it out on blue paper (the blue paper was an accident because the printer pulled it in with a white sheet - the blue sheet was suppose to be for a different digital paper) . I cut it out (including the scallops). I need to figure how to make my printer print from edge to edge (but that has to wait till I get the computer back) because I got a card piece that is smaller than what I normally make (even when I make smaller cards). I attached it to a 4.5"x4.5" card front after I inked the edges of the front with blue and brown to match the digital paper and to make the cream cardstock not so bright. I ofset the placement to the right side so I could attach the funky stars on the left. In the scallops, I again used my matte accents to make "bubbles".
And the inside:

This is for SIL (party tonight).Sorry for the blurry photo. Hopefully, I'll have my scanner back up and running soon. I stamped the image in pink ink, and colored it with colored pencils. The flowers are attached with brass colored brads. I used pearl paint to make beads for her necklace and bracelet. Then I attached it to bright yellow cardstock.

1 comment:

Penny Duncan Creations said...

Cute Cards Cheri......looks like you've been having fun too!!! Doesn't it feel good to play with paper!!! I wanted to Thank You for stopping by my blog and your very sweet comment.....I'm glad you found something you might have use for!!! Hope you're having a very blessed day!!!