Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger - Girly and Gutsy

The room above was last week's Tuesday Trigger: Girly and Gutsy over at Moxie Fab World.  As so often happens, I worked on a design that I didn't finish in time to submit.
But I was happy enough with this card to submit it to the Papercrafts Connection August Gallery Challenge instead.  The floral printed cardstock and the striped are by Die Cuts With A View.  I used an Anna Griffin paperpunch to punch the rose design in black cardstock, layered over the bold yellow..  The sentiment is 2 stickers, and the ribbon is pink plaid layered over two widths of yellow. 

Monday, August 08, 2011

Botanical Bird and House Card

I'm finally back with a card designed for the Moxie Fab Fanatical About Botanical Challenge.  It's a "something old, something new" project.  I used my Cricut to cut a bird shape from cardboard and covered it with a botanical-pattern wallpaper that is several decades old.  The Cricut was also used to cut the house shape that I matted over a traced and hand cut folded card.  

The flowers at the bottom were stamped with a set of Rubber Stampede "Country Garden" stamps that I've had for many years.  The set would work very well with a stamp positioner to design a scene, but I simply cut out and layered each of the bouquets for a bit of dimension. 
The sentiment is another oldie, but goodie - Mini Mates by Stampin' Up; layered over a mini punched oval that I re-used from another card.  With other house shapes and other bird or butterfly shapes to choose from, I can see many variations on this theme.

Friday, August 05, 2011

I Shall Return

Hellooooooooo o  o   o    o......

I've got so many photos and posts to share with you, but I have been temporarily out of commission during our heat wave - with no whole-house A/C, I can survive, but that's about all.  And I know many people don't have even the luxury of a window A/C, like I've had, so no complaints here - just an explanation of my absence.  Seems like cooler weather is finally coming, so I will try to catch up on blogging, among other things.  My to-do list reads like this:

Cut down jungle on north side of house
Cut down field on west side of house
Cut and remove rest of carpet from bedroom
Drain and move waterbed to opposite side of bedroom
Spray paint dresser in basement and move to bedroom
Make my Christmas cards (this NEVER happens until a week or so before
Catch up on all the cards I need to send as well as some that have been requested

What do you think - that's just for August :)

PS - the house in the photo is an actual house designed and built as a replica of the house in the animated movie "Up" - cool, right?  maybe I should just paint mine like that.