I've seen so many cute easel cards, so of course I had to try one. I got this beautiful layout from Leadership and just made a few changes(paper) and turned it into an easel card. (btw: I don't know why the text is underlined, it just started that on its own and I can't figured out how to turn it off).
My hubby's birthday was this month and our good friend, Sharon made him this great card.
While at Leadership, I was fortunate to see Patty Bennett's demonstration and samples made using the Eggcellent Eggs Kit from the Occasions Mini catty. When I saw this kit I immediately dismissed it from my want list since I have no children left at home to make Easter eggs for. However, when I saw the cute cards and 3-D items Patty have made using the kit, I decided to order it. I want my club members to see all the pieces that come in that small packet. TONS of tiny flowers in 4 beautiful pastel colors, 2 sheets of rub-ons, a sheet of die-cut leaves, and even a sheet of adhesive backed rhinestones. For this card I used the polka dot embossing folder, but brayered Bashful blue ink onto the folder before add my piece of Whisper white card stock. I used the ornament punch to make the flower pot. For the stems, I simply drew them with my Certainly Celery marker. For a final embellishment, I added on tiny embossed butterfly with one of the rhinestones on the body.
The Sasssc ladies met this past Saturday. Our swap theme this month was butterflies. I used the Shades of Spring dsp, and the colors Orchid, celery, pretty in Pink, and Baja Breeze. To see the rest of the swaps, you will need to click on this link to the Sasssc site.
The Love Sparkles scrapbook class was last night. The ladies made 6 pages plus Shelli's layout with the kit. Here is the final layout. Of course it will look better with the photos. I love making these flowers with the fancy flower punch. Mist the cardstock after punching, scrunch them up, then smooth them back out again. Add a Sweet Pea felt flower center or corduroy button brad and you've got a great looking embellishment for your page.
I cased this card idea from Stamping Moon. You can see her original here. I need a card for a baby shower that I am going to next Saturday for a friend whose daughter is having her first child, a boy. My friend already has four grandsons and this will be number five! I think my proportion is off alittle and will adjust it on the next card. lol!
Shelli showed us an awesome layout while I was at the Leadership conference. I fell in love with it and wanted to try to duplicate it. Here is my feeble attempt and the original. Now I just have to get a great photo!