Hello sweet readers,
It's nice to see you again! I am so glad that you've stopped by! Pull up a chair and let's chat!
How has your week been? Ours has been hot. Our state has had so many wild fires, too, due to wind, human error, and a lack of rain. It's heartbreaking to see the thousands and thousands of acres of trees going up in flames. People have lost homes, animals, their lives. I applaud the fire fighters who so valiantly fight to save anything in the path of the fiery monsters that are ravaging the hill sides. It's just so heart breaking.
I saw a new Opthamologist about my vision. I'm going in to have a procedure on Thursday and then have it repeated on the other eye the following Thursday. It seems that, after I had my cataracts removed, there is a clouding in the fluid between the implant and my own lens. So, using a laser, little holes will be made to drain the cloudy fluid. It's supposed to be a "no brainer" of a procedure. I just hope I don't sneeze while the laser is doing it's thing! LOL That would be SOOOOOO uncool! LOL
This month, our challenge at Hooked on Craft is Christmas in July! OK, I have to admit that it's so hard to think Christmas when the outside temp is "a hundred and stupid!" I was had a hard time on this challenge, LOL. I just want the pool, cool temps, and cold drinks! For those of you in the Southern Hemisphere, I expect gorgeous cards with lovely wintery themes! Do it for me! LOL. What are you playing for? How about this:
How cool is that? Think of the gorgeous flowers you can get from Karen's shop! Oh, her flowers are just amazing and so pretty! The colors are fantastic as is the variety of flowers. You know my first love are the Calla Lilies, but, I have to tell ya, the Tiger Lilies are creeping up into first place in my book!
OK, here are the details - The challenge runs from July 2 to July 28, 2012. Please have Christmas as the theme of your card or layout. Then, upload your project HERE
OK, here is my card. For this card, I chose to use the Magnolia Sweden ornament stamp. I stamped it with embossing ink and then heat embossed each ornament using green, gold, and red embossing powders. It looks really cool IRL. I also embossed the sentiment and elevated it with pop dots. I chose the dotted paper because the colors matched the colors of the ornaments and the shapes matched the Christmas bulbs. I added a touch of sheer, gold trimmed ribbon for a more festive look.
Here are the links to the amazing flowers available at Hooked on Craft
Large White Gardenia
Two Tone Red and Yellow Tiger Lilies
Medium Green Mulberry Leaves
I hope you will join in our Christmas in July challenge. Just put on that favorite CD of Christmas Carols and let the music take you where it may! I cannot wait to see your creations.
Now, I would like to share a card with you that gave me fits! Thanks to a sweet angel who was wonderful in giving me some ideas on how to make it work, I finally got it done. I hope you like it, too.
As you can see, I've used lots of layers. I love layers! I added tons of pearls to the front of the card as you can see on the sides as well as in Tilda's hair. You cannot see it, but I have covered Tilda's tail fin and bra, along with the sea horse fin, in a microfine glitter so that it sparkles. It looks so cool! Here is a look at the inside:
I love the charms I attached to the card. The whelk shell you see in the top half just adds a nice touch to the flower area. The tag is removable for that addition of a special message.
The bottom half is a bit more difficult for me to photograph well. Again, I've added a charm. This time, it's a clam shell. I wanted some texture, so I added the lace.
If you have any questions, please ask. I hope you will leave a comment! I so treasure each and every one.
Have a wonderful day!