Thursday, June 28, 2012

june cards, part 2

back today with more cards!  i have several that i made between May and June so i thought i would show you a few more.  
i made this first one weeks ago for a sketch challenge on the Two Peas website.  except for the washi tape, white twine, and buttons, it is all Crate Paper product.  (have you noticed i love CP???)  oh, wait, the stamps {"happy birthday" and "make a wish"} are Papertrey Ink.  for what it's worth...i love PTI stamps.  they are high quality and give you a "firm", crisp image.  i've bought a lot of other clear stamps and have had blurry results so i pretty much vowed not to use any other brand--unless i know they are quality products.
 back to the card...the patterned paper is from the Story Teller line.  i became smitten with this collection back when they gave a sneak peak of it on the Crate Paper blog.  this was months before it was actually released and i couldn't wait to get my hands on it.  mainly, it was all because of the chipboard vintage typewriter.  so silly but my eye can't help what it's attracted to, i suppose, and i'm in love vintage typewriters.
 the little scalloped edge here at the top is from an older CP set, Neighborhood.  
crate paper AGAIN!  only this time, it's mostly papers from the Random collection.  i was inspired to make this card by some Simple Stories paper, out of the Summer Fresh series.  i think this card works for either a male or female and it really makes me think of summer.  
you can see my inspiration in the photo below from Two Peas, the first "card" in the second row.  it's funny, because i am not much of a primary color kind of person.  i prefer more complex colors but there's something about this summer that is drawing me to the red, yellow, and blue palette.  i know it's trending and i love a good trend so that's probably what it is!
{summer fresh flashcards}
i used Summer Fresh paper for the following card, made for the Saturday Sketch Challenge with Kimber on the Two Peas website.  I actually submitted the project ahead of schedule, too, so that was pretty surprising!
i used paper from the 6x6 paper pad and hand stitched above and below the chevrons.  i cut out the little brown and floral flag tag from a different paper and stamped "Celebrate Today" on it.  the stamp is PTI, from the Friendship Jar set.  i have definitely not used that stamp set enough!  lastly, some blue twine from my Etsy shop, a white tag from Staples, and a small piece of burlap to finish it up.
that's all for today, folks!  are you all getting ready for July 4th?  i'm not sure yet what we're doing but in the past we have driven to Anaheim and parked in the street to catch the Disneyland fireworks in the evening.  we are literally parked IN the street with dozens of other cars.  people get out of their cars to stand and watch the amazing display.  not sure we'll be able to do that this year since Mr. Bagubian will need to be in bed long before they start, but a good barbecue is always fun, too.

2 comments:

  1. your work is really beautiful! you're truly an artist. it's sad that you were thinking of discontinuing your blog. i've struggled with maintaining my own blog, because i felt like no one wanted to see my work or read my words. i'm glad you've been able to push past that, because you're very talented. i've come to the conclusion that in order to have more blog traffic one needs to be on a design team (that's what i keep telling myself anyway!). i can't wait to see more of your beautiful creations!!

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    1. thank you so much for your kind words. it really is nice to hear when someone appreciates what you do and it definitely gives my self-confidence a boost. i checked out your blog, too, and your work is fantastic! i hope you also continue to maintain your blog and keep making cards. thank you again for letting me know someone out there is reading my posts!

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