Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Brotherly birthday

Here is a birthday card I made for my brother's birthday.  I tried to make it nice and boyish again.  I first made a Sahara Sand backround card and layered Always Artichoke for the back layer.  I added an argyle texture with the texturz plates for the Sizzix machine.  I had some old Designer Series Paper scraps, so I used the argyle pattern again to cut the left side up just for interest.  I stamped Birthday Bliss in Always Artichoke and lightly colored the edges with my Sahara Sand marker.  To finish it off, I added a distressed Baja Breeze oval behind the stamped image and some Baja Breeze and Always Artichoke ribbon across the front.  Hope he likes is - even if it is a few days late!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Pirate Party

Here is a card from the inside out that I created for my husband's best friend's birthday...his friend is turning 40, so we're having a surprise pirate party for him! 

So, here's the envelope....we went all out - even got a Captain James Thompson stamp for him!  (Captain JimPat just didn't sound very pirate-y!)

So here's the front of the card - I tried to get as distressed and boy'ish looking as I could! I used White, black, red, and so saffron for the colors - all scraps, of course.  I distressed most of the edges and used the Pirate Party set for the image on the front.  The only other addition is some paper piercing and a little linen thread that added a boat feel.

And here's the inside of the card - just a few more scraps to finish off the 40th birthday card! 

Friday, March 19, 2010

Quick and easy Easter card

Well, here is my first sketch I made using My Digital Studio. And here are the cards I made based on my sketch.
I've made these cards to use in a workshop I'm doing tomorrow. The ladies wanted an Easter card for the make and take, so I thought I would let them make the top card to take home with them. I made the second card to show how you could step up the card and make it even more beautiful with just a tiny bit of extra effort and supplies.

Ink: Lovely Lilac, Old Olive

Stamps: Eggcoutrements, Well Scripted

Paper: Very Vanilla, Certainly Celery, Lovely Lilac, Shades of Spring

Accessories: 3 flower punch, wide oval punch, 1" and 1 3/4" circle punches, scalloped edge punch, bird punch, purple ultrafine glitter, uniball signo gel pen, distressing tool, vanilla hodgepodge hardware

Monday, March 15, 2010

Eggcoutrements classes coming up the next two weekends!

Well, this class has been so popular that I had to set two class dates for this project! Well, I'm sure you can see from the pictures why it's so popular - look how adorable these little bunnies are!
In this class you will make 8 darling Easter cards (2 each of 4 designs) and 2 bunny baskets for holding all of those treats. In addition, I will email you a step by step pdf picture tutorial so you can recreate this same project as many times as you want at home!
Cost: $20 - OR - only $13 when you purchase the Eggcoutrements stamp set. Online orders of $50 or more will also receive the email file as well as your Sale-a-bration items!!!
Two times available: Sunday, March 21 from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 27 from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Please email me at tvdurham@newwavecomm.net to register.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Sketches 4 U Challenge

As the guest designer on Sketches for You, I was encouraged to post a challenge for the month of March. Here is the challenge I have posted at http://sketchesforyou.ning.com/
I posted this layout and encouraged scrappers to create a layout using an overlay, chipboard, and paper piercing.
I used the Summer Home Simply Scrappin' kit to create this page. I pierced a set of parallel lines above and below the border on the title strip. I put a closeup pic of the overlay that I used for my journaling. Finally, I inked up a strip of scalloped chipboard (from the clearance rack on my SU! website!!!) and tied a scrap of ribbon around it to finish off the page.
So remember...the challenge is to use chipboard, an overlay, and paper piercing on your project. See what you can come up with and link me up in the comments or load a picture up to Sketches for You!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Clear overlay and embosslit scrapbook page

Here is a page I made using a few items I bought because I loved them and then let them sit for a while. I had to have these overlays, but couldn't decide what to do with them. Then, I just had to have the butterflies and adored them on everyone elses pages but my own. Thus, I put them both together for a page that is even lovelier in person!

I used Pale Plum for my background and some rich razzleberry to accent. In addition, I had a few little purple paper flowers that I accented the overlay with and anchored with white brads. For my final touch, I sponged each butterly with ink and added a little crystal effects and dazzling diamonds to the center of the butterflies.

My favorite part of all, though, is the pic of my two darlings!