Friday, April 20, 2012
Since Mother's Day is coming up, I need to make some cards for my mom to give to her friends. I've been very inspired lately by retro gender roles, and since my mom is a pretty sassy lady (imagine that!), I knew I could put on some sassy sentiments. Here's what I came up with:
I used Unity's Domestic Bliss set and made my own sentiment in Photoshop. The font is a little wonky, and therefore it looks crooked, but I think it works. It was so easy, I made another one in purple:
It took me forever to come up with the second sentiment, and no, I'm not projecting anything (my husband is more than happy to sew on a new button). Since my mom and her friends were raised in the 1950s (well, 1940s too, but she'll want me to say 1950s), I know she'll appreciate the sentiment.
Thanks for looking! Have a great weekend!
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
I wanted to share my Punny Dad Tag Trio in the May/June issue of Paper Crafts Magazine. PC did a fab job photographing the tags. Here's my picture:
These tags are pretty straightforward...I used Hero Arts' Vintage Men, some light Distress Inks, and May Arts ribbon. When I made the tags, I barely had enough ribbon, so the tails ended up shorter than I would normally make (but it worked out in the end :).
My favorite was the vest...the pun makes me chuckle.
Thanks for looking!
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Just a quick post to a card I made yesterday for the Create sketch challenge:
I stamped the background in blue and then added some digital kites from Rhonna Farrer's Uplifting Kites. They look like her MME line, which I adore! Here's a close-up of the kites:
Finally, I stamped the Ali Edwards' sentiment and added some washi tape to look like grass/hills. I how airy the card turned out...especially on a rainy day like today.
Have a great day!
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
I wasn't going to blog again today, but I just saw on the Paper Crafts blog that I was an Honorable Mention for Stamping Royalty! A friend e-mailed me the news, and I couldn't believe it, but there it was. I think I nearly passed out from excitement!
Since the card was on the PC blog, I guess I can share it with you here. It's a good thing I snapped a couple of quick (and not so hot) pictures of the card before I sent it off!
The funny part is, I was getting a second version of this card ready this morning to resubmit to the Holiday Cards and More call. I guess that's out now.
Congrats to the other Stamping Royalty honorable mentions! I was super thrilled to see my good friend Emily's card and my former DT-mate Chunyan's cards! I can't believe I'm on the same page with such good stampers.
One winner is selected from the Stamping Royalty Honorable Mentions. If you like my card, you can vote for it by going here and voting. Thank you! I'm so excited if I win or not. :)
Thanks for looking!
Jocelyn <--You're here!
Our theme is Mother's Day (can you believe we're that close to May??), and I started out with a little card for mom:
I used one of Kristina Werner's sketches for this card (she makes the best sketches!). All of the papers except the yellow stripe are from the Head's Up Girls' Pink Lemonade paper pack. I used a My Favorite Things alpha die to die-cut the letters, and I fussy cut two lemons and added some glitter on top. Here's a close-up:
Aren't those lemons too cute? I love these summery papers.
To go with the card, I made a small banner. I used SteffNeff's EZ Party Template Pennant Banner, shrunk the banner down in Photoshop, and added the same Pink Lemonade papers as the card and the yellow and white zig zag stripe from the Barnyard paper pack. Here's how it turned out:
To make the labels, I used the Print Candee Scalloped Circle Frames, recolored them in Photoshop, and added the letters. I added glitter around the edges of the frames, which you can see in the close-up:
Friday, April 6, 2012
Thanks to my mom for getting my sewing machine tension issues resolved, I was able to sew around the border. Then, I die cut a window and diecut a frame out of turquoise cardstock. I stamped "thank you" from the Year Round Sentiments set on the remaining star and popped it up with foam tape on the inside. Here's a close-up:
Sunday, April 1, 2012
I made a baby boy thank you card set for a new mom, and the bag holds the cards. I had a little bag from Hobby Lobby, and I simply stamped the elephant and added some patterned paper behind it to dress up the bag. Inside the bag, I included 6 notecards:
I started with a solid background in Photoshop and then stamped the animal image in white. The sentiments are computer-generated only because it was faster than embossing them all. ;) Here are the other animals:
Yes, the photography was terrible...my son was waking up from his nap and hollering at me, so I was rushing. What was I thinking using that busy patterned paper in the background??
The little chick is from Pink Pueblo's Easter Photoshop Brushes. I could have substituted "Happy Easter" and that would have worked, too.
I liked the elephant image the best...isn't he too cute? Thanks for looking, and if you get a chance, take a peek at my Print Candee teamies' blogs (the links are on the right).
Have a great day!